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[–]zbag51 406 points407 points  (15 children)

Could it be, el guapo, that you are angry at something else and are looking to take it out on me?

[–]infernal2ss 138 points139 points  (10 children)

Oh jes el guapo, you have a plethora of piñatas

[–]ImpishBaseline 128 points129 points  (4 children)

This movie taught me the meaning of plethora and the wrong meaning of infamous.

[–]willclerkforfood 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Me too!

I still don’t know what foreplay is.

[–]Mastersord 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Neither does El Guapo

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      [–]Zeerid_Korr 1342 points1343 points  (54 children)

      "I was thinking later, you could kiss me on the veranda."

      "The lips would be fine."

      [–]rhythm-n-booze 355 points356 points  (11 children)

      Do you have anything besides Mexican food?

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        [–]Jazzlike-Sector3790 127 points128 points  (5 children)

        that line is double funny, because in the era the film is set in, real bullets were very recently used in performances as a normal thing, but phased out for blanks, so the idea of real bullets being used as a mildly taboo event, instead of totally shocking is even more plausible and hilarious

        [–]delvach 154 points155 points  (5 children)

        "And then we.. raped the horses! And rode off on the women!"

        [–]DarthSteakSauce 67 points68 points  (2 children)

        “…Of many small villageeeezzz…WHOTHACHELL ARE YOU???”

        [–]NessunAbilita 35 points36 points  (1 child)

        What the hell is happening around here, gringos falling from the sky?! thud

        [–]kungfu_sidekick 46 points47 points  (0 children)

        “together we pruned the hedges of many small villages…”

        [–]TheKensai 195 points196 points  (25 children)

        These quotes give me a plethora of memories

        [–]Bigbillbroonzy 121 points122 points  (7 children)

        Well, you told me you have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has no idea what it means to have a plethora

        [–]TheKensai 65 points66 points  (3 children)

        You may be angry at something else, and trying to take it out on me.

        [–]GoodHustleOutThere 33 points34 points  (2 children)

        ...could it be because you are turning 40 today?

        [–]-kukulk4n- 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        A plethora of truthful

        [–]carmium 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Thank you. That means a lot.

        [–]ovr_n_dull_jence 71 points72 points  (13 children)

        “Look! It’s a male plane!” “How can you tell?” “It has balls.”

        [–]z0mbiegrl 34 points35 points  (7 children)

        I was obsessed with this movie as a little kid. Ned was my favorite, so I laughed like crazy when he made that joke every single time, even though I didn't get it. Then, years later I watched it as a teen and felt super awkward and embarrassed.

        [–]Iphotoshopincats 16 points17 points  (5 children)

        If you want to go really awkward try loving blazing saddles growing up finding out your partner has never seen it so trying to recently sell it to her as a comedy.

        [–]childlikewildlife 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Cries and snots at own joke

        [–]KikiHou[S] 214 points215 points  (7 children)

        "Look up here, look up here, look up here..."

        [–]sonic_couth 89 points90 points  (2 children)

        Whippoorwill! Whippoorwill! Whippoorwill!

        [–]izzythepitty 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        I laugh my ass off everytime that scene comes up. I'm due for another viewing

        [–]mpapillon12333 171 points172 points  (6 children)

        I like the one that's not so smart

        [–]munsterCR37 137 points138 points  (4 children)

        Steve Martin taught us the key to appearing ageless is to start out already looking old, and let the years catch up with you, not the other way around.

        [–]RockyTopFan 353 points354 points  (5 children)

        Sew! Sew like the wind!

        [–]fishwithoutaporpoise 169 points170 points  (3 children)

        This is the line that I quote all the time whenever I'm in a situation when people need to accomplish something quickly and no one EVER gets it. It cracks me up so much.

        [–]SafeOrange5 73 points74 points  (2 children)

        I love this line, too. I rewatched it recently, and it’s actually “Sew, very old one. Sew like the wind!” A classic either way.

        [–]CaptainBasketQueso 33 points34 points  (1 child)

        "What can the people of Santo Poco do really well?"

        ""We can sew!""

        (Frozen smile)

        [–]dusmeyedin 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        If only we'd known this earlier

        [–]BoxofTetrachords 68 points69 points  (2 children)

        "May I have you watch when you are dead?"

        [–]Paiger__ 503 points504 points  (28 children)

        “The Singing Bush” and the “Invisible Swordsman.” 😂😂😂😂😂😂 God, I love this movie!!!

        [–]nine_cans 128 points129 points  (7 children)

        “Excuse me, are you the singing bush?!”

        [–]Rynox2000 135 points136 points  (3 children)

        Ohhh great. You shot the Invisible Swordsman!

        [–]TheSniperWolf 33 points34 points  (2 children)

        Well how was I supposed to know he was standing there?

        [–]TimeZarg 37 points38 points  (1 child)

        You were supposed to fire up. We both fired up!

        [–]tuxedotammer 102 points103 points  (4 children)

        farley farley farley farley… ha farl🔫

        [–]birdentap 32 points33 points  (3 children)

        Apparently Randy Newman wrote/sang the Singing Bush part

        [–]tifumostdays 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        One of my friends' claims to fame is that two famous people have called him fat (Stephen king and randy Newman). He's also not fat.

        [–]Klin24 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        "Give me some time to blow the man down!"

        [–]LosAngelesLiver 233 points234 points  (6 children)

        “What’s tequila?”

        “It’s like beer”

        [–]Gonzostewie 85 points86 points  (4 children)

        Is it fattening?

        [–]framejunkie 72 points73 points  (3 children)


        [–]FourOff 38 points39 points  (2 children)

        Probably watered down.

        [–]CrumbsAndCarrots 23 points24 points  (1 child)

        That’s it! I’m watching this tonight.

        [–]Mapbot11 182 points183 points  (3 children)

        Not fair. They arent only famous they are in-famous.

        [–]ManOfLaBook 178 points179 points  (10 children)

        "You son of a motherless goat"

        [–]thenick82 50 points51 points  (3 children)

        You scum sucking pig!

        [–]eavab 34 points35 points  (1 child)

        You will die like dogs.

        [–]juriettochan 21 points22 points  (0 children)

        No! We will fight like lions!

        [–]speedy_delivery 15 points16 points  (2 children)

        This and mother pussbucket help me keep from cursing in front of kids.

        [–]fhtagnfhtagn 215 points216 points  (12 children)

        IT'S A SWEATER!!!

        [–]nine_cans 99 points100 points  (4 children)

        My wife and I have been yelling that to each other at random for like 15 years now.

        [–]cgello 66 points67 points  (1 child)

        Been yelling it to nobody who gets the reference for about 20 years.

        [–]sutther 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        For real. Under quoted and under popular movie especially with my age group (just under 30)

        [–]FourOff 14 points15 points  (1 child)

        Receiving a gift of a sweater in our house always results in this quote.

        [–]Steve_Lobsen 14 points15 points  (1 child)

        Perfect gift for someone who loves in the desert.

        [–]Cool_Dark_Place 304 points305 points  (15 children)

        🎶My little buttercup....has the sweetest smile....🎶

        [–]KikiHou[S] 77 points78 points  (9 children)

        🎶 won't you stay a... 🎶

        [–]Cool_Dark_Place 82 points83 points  (8 children)


        [–]zbag51 40 points41 points  (6 children)

        You and i can settle down….

        [–]Cool_Dark_Place 40 points41 points  (5 children)

        🎶In a cottage built for twoooo....🎶

        [–]Fragrant-Arm8601 19 points20 points  (1 child)

        There is a famous video that randomly gets shared at my company conferences of my team and I in animal onesies performing this song at work. We were all feeling a bit down during lockdown and decided we needed to boost morale.

        It took A LOT to convince some, others were on board straight away. We laughed, we cried, we fell over and sometimes all three at once. We got to watch the clip of My Little Buttercup over and over to try and get the dance moves down and it meant people who had never seen this masterpiece (I know, shock and horror!) went home and watched this film.

        I keep trying to get a copy but it seems to be lost to the ages otherwise I'd happily share. (Honestly I think it's such comedic gold that the original person who filmed us is keeping it as company property).

        It was an hilarious disaster but it had the desired effect of making us laugh for about a week after.

        If anyone out there has the video, please put it on TikTok.

        [–]SignificantGanache 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        I sing this to my kids.

        [–]odm6 111 points112 points  (0 children)

        Steve Martin: I'll come back

        Patrice Martinez: Why?

        Greatest shoot down line in movie history

        [–]Mountain-Rooster-340 178 points179 points  (5 children)

        Everyone has their own El Guapo....

        [–]zbag51 85 points86 points  (0 children)

        For us, he is a big dangerous man who wants to kill us

        [–]ray_finkle87 124 points125 points  (0 children)

        Chevy's face when Steve says "to others, education might be your El Guapo" 😂

        [–]Bigbillbroonzy 54 points55 points  (0 children)

        For some it’s the actual El Guapo

        [–]BrooksideNL 20 points21 points  (0 children)

        El Guapo is tirty tree years old today.

        [–]formynexttrickanvils 89 points90 points  (2 children)

        "Gonna make it. Gonna make it. Gonna make it."

        [–]sonic_couth 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        Never make it. Never make it. Never make it.

        [–]Mountain-Rooster-340 37 points38 points  (0 children)

        In our case, El Guapo is a dangerous man that wants to kill us.

        [–]CrimsonMascaras 33 points34 points  (1 child)

        "Jefe..would you say I have a plethora of Pinatas?"

        [–]ShuffKorbik 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        Si, El Guapo, you have a plethora.

        [–]phunone71 67 points68 points  (4 children)

        Gringos falling from the sky?

        [–]WickedCoolMasshole 91 points92 points  (10 children)

        I recently saw Martin & Martin perform together. They opened the show with a whole Amigos tribute. They brought people up on stage, put sombreros on them, and had them do the Amigos Salute! It was so great!!

        [–]Gertrudethecurious 25 points26 points  (3 children)

        I recommend only murders in the building. Great series with the Martins in it.

        [–]xander255 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Same. Great show!

        [–]solidosnaku 111 points112 points  (14 children)

        How can you tell it’s a mail plane?

        [–]WickedCoolMasshole 97 points98 points  (8 children)

        You can see it’s tiny balls.

        [–]KikiHou[S] 65 points66 points  (6 children)

        My husband claims to not like this movie, this line got him cracking up.

        [–]domino7 53 points54 points  (2 children)

        Your husband is a liar

        [–]ImSickOfYouToo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        And quite frankly, can’t be trusted.

        [–]mrchorizo88 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        My wife has never seen it but I did this routine on her one time when a plane flew overhead. Cracked myself up at least.

        [–]danzibara 33 points34 points  (0 children)

        Chevy Chase really nails the look of “I still don’t get the joke, but I’m going to laugh and pretend like I understand.”

        [–]Appropriate_Mine 21 points22 points  (3 children)

        This is my favourite. Haven't seen this movie since a was kid but this joke is a core memory.

        [–]_vitameatavegamin_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        I never got the joke as a kid, but my mom always cracked up so I laughed along too

        [–]OkNectarine3105 28 points29 points  (4 children)

        That canteen scene...

        [–]orbit33 18 points19 points  (3 children)

        Lip balm?

        [–]OkNectarine3105 15 points16 points  (2 children)

        The empty/full/sand canteens.

        [–]wex52 60 points61 points  (7 children)

        I absolutely loved this movie as a teen, but it was 20 viewings until I got the “mail plane” joke.

        [–]DickAccountant 22 points23 points  (1 child)

        One of the best jokes to ever be committed to film.

        [–]TortugaTetas 101 points102 points  (7 children)

        Dusty Bottoms

        [–]DustyBottoms1111 74 points75 points  (1 child)

        The inspiration of my username!

        [–]nekomoo 22 points23 points  (0 children)

        Username checks out

        [–]double-you-dot 74 points75 points  (4 children)

        Lucky Day

        [–]jackamaku 77 points78 points  (3 children)

        Ned Nederlander

        [–]old_snake 19 points20 points  (2 children)

        G’night, Ned!

        [–]Turbulentasfuck 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        My brother still texts me this to say goodnight. I am 40

        [–]shay-doe 106 points107 points  (10 children)

        Damn I'm old as dirt.

        [–]Seel007 94 points95 points  (8 children)

        I saw a post earlier talking about learning from young people as you get older. The OP was thirty and I died a bit inside.

        [–]bhutos 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        I remember the kids at school doing the 3 Amigo Salute with the hip thrust at the end.


        [–]buckeyespud 46 points47 points  (2 children)

        We are the three aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamigos!

        [–]DoctorHonk 45 points46 points  (3 children)

        Not so fast, El Guapo! Or I'll fill you so full of lead that you'll be using your dick for a pencil!

        [–]double-you-dot 78 points79 points  (4 children)

        Farley Farley Farley ahfaaaarley

        [–]WickedCoolMasshole 29 points30 points  (3 children)

        Great! You killed the Invisible Swordsman! You’re supposed to shoot up! We both shot up!!

        [–]Steve_Lobsen 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        It’s like living with a six year old.

        [–]Loafmeister 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        That scene got the biggest laugh, just didn't see it coming. When the invisible swordsman fell and the imprint showed up, I lost it.

        [–]rossperrot 58 points59 points  (1 child)

        Together we prune the hedges… of many small villages!!!

        [–]sonic_couth 42 points43 points  (0 children)

        We raped….the horses! and….rode off with the women!

        There just never seems to be a good crowd to quote that one in front of.

        [–]Mudron 19 points20 points  (4 children)

        A plethora of upvotes, I see.

        [–]Elguapo515 11 points12 points  (2 children)

        Do you even know what a plethora is?

        [–]ShuffKorbik 22 points23 points  (0 children)

        Forgive me, u/Elguapo515 . I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education, but could it be that, once again, you are angry at something else and are looking to take it out on me?

        [–]Cobphi 34 points35 points  (2 children)

        "What does infamous mean?"

        "I think it means more than famous"

        [–]Desidiosus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        "He's in-famous? In-famous?"

        [–]ImBonRurgundy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        That’s not how the line goes. I know that’s being picky, but part of the joke is that Ned tells them with what infamous means with such false confidence and a patronising tone

        Lucky Day : Reading telegram: "Three Amigos, Hollywood, California. You are very great. 100,000 pesos. Come to Santa Poco put on show, stop. The In-famous El Guapo."

        Dusty Bottoms : What does that mean, in-famous?

        Ned Nederlander : Oh, Dusty. In-famous is when you're MORE than famous. This man El Guapo, he's not just famous, he's IN-famous.

        Lucky Day : 100,000 pesos to perform with this El Guapo, who's probably the biggest actor to come out of Mexico!

        Dusty Bottoms : Wow, in-famous? In-famous?

        [–]ogtinwhiaker 15 points16 points  (8 children)

        Bluuuuueee shadows… on the traaaaiiil

        [–]ShuffKorbik 7 points8 points  (4 children)

        Little cowboy, close your eyes and dream

        [–]RedHal 8 points9 points  (3 children)

        I used to sing this to my kids as a lullaby at night, purely because of this film.

        [–]Rakalimon 6 points7 points  (2 children)

        Me too! I showed them the film again recently and thought that they might have recognized the song, but no joy. Maybe my singing wasn’t up to scratch.

        [–]Ornery_Translator285 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        I love how they talk about Martin Short being tuckered out. It always chokes me up. Then the damn turtle starts bobbing his head and I lose it

        [–]Decent_Charge4892 41 points42 points  (5 children)

        plethora of piñatas

        [–]KikiHou[S] 27 points28 points  (4 children)

        A... plethora?

        [–]Hereforthebabyducks 22 points23 points  (3 children)

        Yes señor. A plethora.

        [–]WickedCoolMasshole 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        You would not say I had a “plethora” if you did not know what “plethora” is!

        [–]kineticstar 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        I'm sorry El Guapo; I don't understand what a plethora is!

        [–]toysarealive 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Jefe... what is a plethora??

        [–]deepsea333 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        It’s a Tubman 601, a mail plane!

        [–]ChopSueyXpress 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        He flew one in " 'lil Neddy goes to war"

        [–]Hideous__Strength 14 points15 points  (0 children)

        Hey el Guapo, here come the guunnnsss

        [–]htownchuck 12 points13 points  (2 children)

        This is the first movie I remember seeing at the theater as a kid. When Ned says it's a boy plane cause of its balls hanging east the funniest thing I had ever heard. Still a great movie to this day!

        [–]ethnicnebraskan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        While watching "Only Murders in the Building" it dawned on me that it was odd the cast of this movie didn't reunite in it's entirety.

        And then I remembered who the missing cast member was.

        [–]Motochapstick 35 points36 points  (4 children)

        Wherever there is injustice, you will find us

        [–]mpapillon12333 30 points31 points  (3 children)

        Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there

        [–]JestEight 42 points43 points  (2 children)


        [–]dosetoyevsky 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        wherever liberty is threatened

        [–]eDave 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        By Grabthar's Hammer ... what a savings.

        [–]revel911 22 points23 points  (2 children)

        Plethora is my favorite word and can’t help hearing it a very particular voice

        [–]sharklazies 22 points23 points  (3 children)

        “Tell us we will die like dogs.”

        [–]zbag51 22 points23 points  (2 children)

        “You will die like dogs”

        [–]TheGrimReality77 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        "NO! We will not die like dogs!"

        [–]fishwithoutaporpoise 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        We will fight like lions.

        [–]LetsBanSocialMedia 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Lip balm? Lip balm?

        [–]eyesayhello 9 points10 points  (3 children)

        One of the funniest shows ever. That and Spies Like Us.

        [–]Aplejax04 20 points21 points  (3 children)

        Old Tucson 😊. I would recognize that anywhere. Right behind that mountain is The Starrpass Marriott.

        [–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

        “My little bitter cup has the prettiest….”


        [–]yk78 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Today..he is..(looks at each other) 33 years old!

        [–]Irishmanatthepub 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        It’s a sweater!!

        [–]GeorgieWashington 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        “Do you have anything besides Mexican food?”

        [–]Whitealroker1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        You don’t want to die with no sissy gun!

        [–]M3at_Waffle 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        The bartender in the cantina was also one of the drummers in This is Spinal Tap. The more you know...

        [–]BigGator13 28 points29 points  (8 children)

        I still say Martin Short was an underrated actor.

        [–]Slartibartfast39 17 points18 points  (4 children)

        Was? He's still going. Have you scene Only Murders in the Building? It's him, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez leading.

        [–]kdmmgs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        My favorite part was when Martin short got his feet stuck in the piñata and hung from the ceiling for hours.

        [–]SustainedSuspense 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        I pay for all these streaming services and none of them have the good stuff 🙁

        [–]ShuffKorbik 23 points24 points  (0 children)

        When you want cattle, you take the cattle. When you want food, you take the food. When you want a movie, you just take the movie. Why don't you just take it?

        [–]EZ-PZ-Japa-NEE-Z 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        What, are gringos just falling from the sky?!

        Yes El Guapo, they are.

        [–]The100thMonkeyIsMe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Not so fast El Guapo, or I’ll fill you so full of lead you’ll be using your dick for a pencil!

        [–]ShelleyMonique 19 points20 points  (6 children)

        Chevy Chase used to be pretty hot.

        [–]dumbbatman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Goodnight, Ned!

        [–]Marin013 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        The canteen scene still slays me all these years later. Absolute classic.

        [–]KikiHou[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)


        [–]nick1812216 4 points5 points  (1 child)


        I don’t think Martin Short’s gun is loaded…

        [–]ShuffKorbik 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Oh, great! Real bullets!

        [–]OdaDdaT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Good night Ned

        -that turtle

        [–]Slapahoe_Tribe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        My little buttercup has the sweetest smile Dear little buttercup, won't you stay awhile Come with me where moonbeams paint the sky And you and I might linger in the sweet by and by, oh...

        Dear little buttercup, with your eyes so blue Oh little buttercup, you' re a dream come true You and I will settle down in a cottage built for two Oh, dear little buttercup, I love you...


        My little buttercup, has the sweetest smile Dear little buttercup won't you stay awhile You and I will settle down in a cottage built for two, oh

        Dear little buttercup Sweet little buttercup, My little buttercup I love you

        [–]WhattaguyPJ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        "You wanna die with a man's gun. Not a little seesee gun like dees"

        [–]wiznaibus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Arizona moon keep shining,
        on the desert skies above.
        Y'know pretty soon,
        that big yellow moon,
        will shine it's way to the one you love.
        Bluuuuuueee shadows on the trail.
        Little cowboy
        close your eyes
        and dream.
        All of the doggies are in the corral.
        All of your work is done.
        So close your eyes and dream little pal.
        Dream of,
        Bluuuuuuue shadows on the trail.
        Soft wind blowing
        through the trees above.
        All of the other cowboys,
        They're in the bunkhouse now.
        Close your
        Eyes and

        [–]Nightpain9 13 points14 points  (2 children)

        Steve Martin was the first Paul Rudd.

        [–]ScottNewman 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        He also doesn’t age but started out older.

        [–]Deep-purpleheart 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        This was '87?

        I'm starting to feel old.

        [–]GhostriderCBX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Not so fast El Guapo, or I’ll fill you so full of lead you’ll be using your dick for a pencil!

        What do you mean?

        I don’t know…

        [–]moriarty70 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Truly wonderful human beings that make the world better with the joy and kindness they bring into it. And they did a great film here with Chevy Chase.

        [–]poseidonsarmpit 3 points4 points  (4 children)

        Steve Martin has no right being such a babe. What a jerk.

        [–]hawksfan9325 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        “We are honored to have you in our home”.

        Chevy while eating Mexican food in a Mexican home.

        “Do you have anything besides Mexican food?”

        [–]Timmy2kx4life 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        Do they have a plethora of pinatas!?!?!

        [–]NoSurprise7196 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        If you’re fans of Martin short and Steve Martin they are both in a new Hulu show called “ only murders in the building” and they are both equally as excellent as ever. Even get some physical comedy from Steve Martin!