A Bug's Life/Funny

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  • Slim's Butt Monkey status as a prop. This is partly funny because his voice actor, David Hyde Pierce, plays an important role in the popular sitcom Frasier, and Slim has quite a lot of lines in the movie, but in character he always gets lousy parts.

P.T. Flea: "You're a walking stick. IT'S FUNNY! NOW GO!"
Slim: "You parasite."


Slim: (holding Francis to one side, admonishing some flies) "That's no way to speak to a lady."
Francis: "I heard that, you twig!"

  • When Flik bursts in on the 'hospital' scene with the entire circus troupe there. It's the contrast between how Flik's so excited with his Eureka Moment, while Francis is (almost casually) making a statement that makes this so funny.

Flik: "Hopper's afraid of birds!"
Francis: "And I don't blame him!"

  • "Pretend that that's a seed." "...but it's a rock." "I KNOW IT'S A ROCK! YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW A ROCK WHEN I SEE A ROCK?! I SPEND A LOTTA TIME AROUND ROCKS!"
  • Hopper telling Molt, "I swear... if I hadn't promised Mother on her deathbed that I wouldn't kill you... I would kill you!"
    • "Oh, you shoulda seen it! This bluejay -- he has him halfway down his throat, okay? And Hopper -- Hopper's kickin' and screamin', okay?..."
    • Immediately after Hopper's "I would kill you" line....

Molt: And nobody's more grateful for that than me!
Hopper: SHUT UP! I don't want to hear another word from you on this island. Do you understand me?
Molt: <whimphers>
Hopper: (gets angry and shakes Molt) I SAID DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!
Molt: Well how can I answer?! You said I couldn't say another word!

Hopper: (gets even angrier rears back his fist to punch him)

Molt: (cowers) AH! REMEMBER MA!

(Hopper soon punches another random member of his own gang instead)

  • Flik telling the circus bugs to squish him and get it over with.

"Burn 'im again!"

  • The reaction of the Circus Bugs when they realize they're supposed to fight the grasshoppers and go out in a Heroic Sacrifice.

"We drew one of you dying because our teacher said it would be more dramatic!"

  • When Heimlich turns into a butterfly: "I'm finished! Finally, I'm a beautiful butterfly!" Then he emerges and looks exactly the same...just with a slightly different color, and itty-bitty wings.
    • "And from way up here, you all look like little ants!"
  • The Hilarious Outtakes. All of them.

Hopper: Are you saying that I'm stupid?
Atta:...YES! (completely cracks up)
Hopper: (deeply hurt) This is the fifteenth take, I cannot work like this. I will be in my trailer.


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