16 Interesting Prop And Wardrobe Details We Learned About Comedies In 2022
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When fans think about their favorite comedy movies the first thing that comes to mind is normally a funny one-liner or a classic catchphrase. This list reminds fans that sometimes it’s the props and wardrobe that pull the comedic weight. In Spaceballs, Dark Helmet needing a sip of water could have been the joke by itself, but instead, he was drinking from the same type of cup that was found on set. Not only was it a practical choice, but the visual gag of an evil space villain drinking from a styrofoam cup adds an entirely new level of humor.
Whether you're just in it for the laughs or you have an eye for detail, enjoy this list of prop and wardrobe details in comedies.
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They Drank From These Cups In 'Spaceballs' For A ReasonPhoto: Spaceballs / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:
In Spaceballs (1987), Dark Helmet is drinking from a Styrofoam cup because crew members would leave them around the set. So, Mel Brooks decided to just make them a part of the universe.
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In 'Beetlejuice' There Is An Accurate Hole In The Model Town's BridgePhoto: Beetlejuice / Warner Bros.
From Redditor u/ImNoHero:
In Beetlejuice, the bridge in the model town has a hole in it from where Adam and Barbara crashed through the wall to their deaths.
From Redditor u/GitEmSteveDave:
He was always striving for accuracy. Even in the end when he couldn't go see the buildings anymore, he had Lydia take photos for him:
Did you get the paints?
Yes. And I took pictures of the new town hall for you, too.
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In 'Men in Black' Vincent D'Onofrio Used Knee Braces To Help Achieve This WalkPhoto: Men in Black / Sony Pictures Releasing
From Redditor u/stealthynotion:
In Men in Black (1997), actor Vincent D'Onofrio used basketball braces to create Edgar's signature walk. 'I slightly bent my legs and locked off both braces so I couldn't move either way, but it was slightly bent and I taped off both of my feet and tried to walk,' he said.
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In 'Addams Family' Uncle Fester Has Been To Some Interesting LocationsPhoto: The Addams Family / Paramount Pictures
From a Redditor:
In Addams Family (1991) Fester’s Luggage lists his travels as including 3 Mile Island, Death Valley, Pompeii, and Jonestown.
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In 'Galaxy Quest' Alan Rickman Never Removes His HeadpiecePhoto: Galaxy Quest / DreamWorks Pictures
From a former Redditor:
In Galaxy Quest (1999) Sir Alex Dane (Alan Rickman) never once takes off his alien headpiece during the entire film. Not even when he is at home talking to Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver).
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In 'Back to the Future' After Marty Changes The Past His Dad Drinks Better BeerPhoto: Back to the Future / Universal Pictures
From Redditor u/EffortlessCool:
In Back to the Future (1985) before Marty travels back and changes the past, helping his father gain self-confidence, George drinks Miller Lite. When Marty returns to 1985 the more confident, richer George now drinks Miller High Life the ‘Champagne of Beers’.