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Accidental Innuendo: Film

Films - Animated

  • Disney's Aladdin has a famous example of unintentional innuendo in the song "A Whole New World."
    I can open your eyes,
    Take you wonder by wonder;
    Over, sideways and under
    On a magic carpet ride.
    A whole new world!
    A new, fantastic point of view.
    No one to tell us no, or where to go,
    Or say we're only dreaming.
    ...
    Unbelievable sights!
    Indescribable feeling!
    ...
    A whole new world!
    Don't you dare close your eyes.
    A hundred thousand things to see.
    Hold your breath — it gets better!
    • Well at least the song has a happy ending. At the end, they hold hands as literal fireworks are shown going off…
  • In Barbie Fairytopia, the villainess, during her Villain Song, offers to make the heroine "her consort". Sure, it can just mean "associate", but since the "spouse of a monarch" meaning is more common and it was in the middle of a We Can Rule Together speech, well...
  • Bartok the Magnificent: Some of Piloff's dialogue in the scene where Bartok is trying to rescue her could come off as sexual if taken out of context.
  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • "Barely even friends, then somebody bends unexpectedly." Ummm. Disney should not be putting people's minds into the gutter..
    • Gaston's Villain Song includes the line "You can ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley/ And they'd tell you whose team they'd prefer to be on!" So, Even the Guys Want Him?
    • "And every last inch of me's covered in hair!" It might not all be unintentional, though. That wink Gaston gives while singing says far too much… At least one person didn't even know they were trying for a more innocent interpretation. I always just thought that was obvious and nobody had a problem with it. The girls singing about Gaston's manliness and the guys singing about Gaston's manliness sound the same — lots of the praise in the song is centered on physical beauty and it comes from both girls and guys. I mean, lines such as "For there's no one as burly and brawny!", and "There's no man in town half as manly, perfect, a pure paragon!" are pretty similar. The phrase, "Every guy here'd love to be you Gaston, even when taking your lumps" and describing him as "slick" may qualify in their own right.
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas: Fife's "I'd do anything for a solo!" Made worse by his voice actor being Paul Reubens. Forte's response to this line is not helping. Just the way Tim Curry says it. "Yes... I know."
  • Beauty and Warrior: Try to take this bit of footage out of context... (The actual context, which has Mega vigorously yanking on a magic sword, doesn't help.)
  • In Bolt, Penny's father declares that he has "altered" Bolt. To "alter" an animal can also be a euphemism for neutering it.
  • Brother Bear: "Well gee, eh, you're one big beaver." Doubles as Fridge Brilliance if you remember that there was a giant species of beaver that existed during the time the movies take place.
  • Coraline: "Mothers don't eat daughters, do they?" (Only in Fanfiction and Rule 34, we hope.)
  • Felix the Cat: The Movie: When Pim first shows up at Wack Lizardi's office with the bag, Wack asks "What in Zill have you got to be excited about? Did someone invent enlarging pills?" (It's meant to be a crack at Pim's height.)
  • Frozen: In the Arabic version of "Let it Go", the part where Elsa originally sang, "Let it go/Let it go/That perfect girl is gone" translates to, "It's not coming back/It's not coming back/I've lost my innocence," with the masculine version of "it".
    • Let It Go, it has been alleged by certain people, can be interpreted as a song about a woman coming out.
    • In For The First Time In Forever, Anna sings the line "Why have a ballroom with no balls?". Why indeed, Anna?
  • Happily Ever After: "Watch this. I'll get her from behind!".
  • Nick's line in Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius about Jimmy's extreme nausea: "I remember my first time. Shake it off, Neutron! Hah hah hah!"
  • The entire Hulesangen number from Jungledyret Hugo. Even moreso in the Danish version, where the tones of voices are a little more... suggestive.
  • Leafie A Hen Into The Wild: The one-eyed weasel.
  • Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings features a decidedly worrying depiction of the bit in the book where Merry and Pippin try to persuade the orcs to untie them by impersonating Gollum to trick the orcs into thinking they have the ring. Their facial expressions really do not help.
    "You won't get it that way. It isn't easily found."
    "It's no good groping in the dark. Uglúk will be back soon. Nothing for Mordor, nothing for poor Grishnakh. Gollum. Untie us, my precious."
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas:
    • The song "What's This" has quite a few passages that, when listened to in the proper state of mind, sound like they're describing something completely different.
      "I've never felt so good before
      This empty place inside of me is filling up!
      I simply cannot get enough!
      I want it, oh, I want it
      Oh, I want it for my own!"
    • "In here they've got a little tree! How queer!"
    • It gets worse during "Making Christmas". Jack seems to get a little too excited. The lyrics make it worse:
    I can't believe, whats happening to me. My hopes, my dreams, my fantasies! *giddy, high-pitched laughter*
  • Watch the preparation scene and the dancing scene from Ratatoing in their original Brazilian language, and then take a gander at the English version.
  • Ratatouille gives us Anton Ego's line "If I don't love it, I don't swallow!" note 
  • When the dwarfs meet Snow White for the first time, Grumpy tells Doc to "Ask her who she is and what she's a-doin' here!" Of course, given his tendency to get words mixed up, Doc comes out with "What are you and who are you doin'?" Surprisingly enough, given the time period Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made in, this is probably one of the earliest examples of this trope.
  • Tangled: "I've got a man in my closet!"
  • There are quite a few examples with Dingo Pictures. A recurring one is for the camera to suddenly cut to a character quietly snickering, making the line that came before sound dirty.
    • The box art of Animal Soccer World
      • "Big round of applause for the unbelievable porn!"
      • "OH! Grommel, not that hard! I didn't know you could shoot that hard."
      • Butcher's goalie stance is VERY suspect. Especially with his refusing to get in the goal unless Grommel shoots.
    • Dalmatians 3: "It better looked like it was licked clean! Your mother was very good at that."
    • Countryside Bears: "He... can't... his leg, you know, the one, I mean, the one that... he... stuck in my house is still... hurting it- him- yes..."
    • Hunchback of Notre Dame: "He could still feel the vibration of the bells, and that was enough to keep him happy."
    • Anastasia: "He won't molest you again so quickly."
  • Spark Plug Entertainment: The walrus in Piper Penguin sings at the prom. Judging by the faces of the party-goers, it looks like everyone really likes his singing.
  • Video Brinquedo: The Little Bees keep going on about their stingers, and one of the Little Cars says that the Champion gets her motor running.

Films - Live Action

  • Batman & Robin: Any time Bruce Wayne calls his sidekick "Dick", but the crowning example is probably "She's trying to kill you, Dick." Given how Clooney delivers the line, it might not be that accidental.
  • Bella Dancerella: The title song doesn't mean it, but but when sung as it is - by a girl, about Bella - it seems a little odd:
    "Bella, I'm in love with you / show me what to do!" and "I feel good when I'm with you"
  • The Breakfast Club: "Grab some wood there, bub."
  • Burlesque: "I've been brought down to my knees/And I've been pushed way past the point of breakin/But I can take it.."
  • Camp Rock: The song "Too Cool" opens with the lyrics "I'm too cool for my dress."
  • Ending of the first Narnia film, anyone? When the four kids fall out of the wardrobe:
    Professor Kirke: What were you all doing in the wardrobe?
    Peter: You wouldn't believe us if we told you, sir.
    Professor Kirke: (weird grin) Try me.
  • Chuck E. Cheese in the Galaxy 5000: "Just a squirt in your face!"
  • This scene in Commando when John (Played by Ahnold) convinces the villain (who honestly looks like Freddy Mercury if he was a member of the village people) to let go of his daughter.
    John: "You don't want to pull the trigger. You want to put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going on in there when you turn it. That what you want to do, right? Don't deprive yourself of some pleasure. Come on, Bennett, let's party."
    Bennett: "I don't need the girl!"
  • Cowboys and Aliens: An alien is killed when molten gold is dripped onto him. In other words, he gets a golden shower.
  • Down Periscope: Dodge does this twice when introducing Lt. Lake to the rest of the crew, much to his embarrassment.
    Dodge: All right, look, gentlemen! I know this is an unusual situation. Can't be easy for Lt. Lake to be thrown into a jungle such as this, and I know it will make things hard on all of us... *crew laughs* Let me re-phrase that. It's going to make things difficult on all of us as well. But, if we just work together as a team, I'm sure we can handle ourselves... *crew laughs* ...comport ourselves as professionals. That is all.
    • The Toys Room: "It's not really Pamper's fault that the little boy... takes him to bed with him. I'll just have to get used to the fact that he loves somebody else besides me."
  • The Eagle is a film about a Roman soldier and his male slave, with maybe five minutes of screen time where a woman is actually in the movie, and no female love interest for either of the main characters, so Ho Yay seems a given. But special mention goes to the line, "Put your weight on him, slave!"
  • Ghostbusters: "Crossing streams"? Really?
  • "Thank Heaven for little girls! For little girls grow bigger every day..."
    • Due to the changing times, it's easy to feel a little bit of a twinge when that number plays at the start of Gigi.
    • Played even closer to the trope, when Gérard Depardieu chooses this song at a vacation spot karaoke contest in My Father the Hero. When his daughter has been mistaken for his lover.
    • Also used in Wag The Dog.
    • A TV commercial from The Nineties for Mountain Dew had the song covered as a hardcore punk anthem and played up the entendre for all it was worth (using "big girls" instead of little girls).
  • The Goonies. "One-Eyed Willy", the legendary pirate.
  • The Harry Potter movies have some that aren't in the books below:
    • Half Blood Prince: Snape slamming Malfoy against the wall followed by Malfoy saying "I don't need protection!"
    • Harry P is so full of that stuff it's not funny. Imagine "wang" each time anyone says "wand", and there's a 99% chance you'll end up with an accidental innuendo.
    • Deathly Hallows: "Engorgio!" "Reducio! Reducio!" "What are you doing in there?"
    • There's an interview with Tom Felton where we get this beautiful exchange:
    Interviewer: So tell me about your one-on-one with good old Daniel in the bathroom.
    Tom: Yeah, it sounds so wrong, every time you say it, "Oh, me and Daniel had a wand fight in the bathroom."
    • Or the fact that Oliver Wood was played by the actor Sean Biggerstaff.
  • Highschool Musical: "I Don't Dance". I'll show you how I swing, really?
  • Hook: This combat banter between Hook and Peter while they are fighting It Makes Sense in Context but seems rather interesting out of context:
    Peter: You know, I remember you being a lot bigger.
    Hook: You were a ten year old, I was huge.
  • In the original B&W Invasion of the Body Snatchers, hero and heroine are fleeing the alien pod people, and stumbling around from exhaustion (because the aliens get you while you sleep). At one point they're lying side by side, hiding in a ditch from their pursuers, and the woman blearily — and hilariously — stammers out "We'll never make it without sleep...", her lips and body suspiciously close to the man's.
  • Jack the Giant Killer: Seize the bone!
  • Right as Chrissie is being eaten by the shark in the first scene in Jaws, the guy she took with her to the deserted beach is almost passed out drunk on the sand, breathing heavily and whispering, "I'm coming...I'm coming..." Of course, given that he's wasted and he's chasing a girl, it may be deliberate.
  • In Man of Steel when Dr Hamilton tries to get the Phantom Drive to work, Lois points out the S-key and yells "it's supposed to go in all the way!" Cue the audiences yelling "That's what she said!".
  • In Mars Attacks! Martian "paper" looks suspiciously like condom wrappers.
  • Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders: The way Grandpa Borgnine phrases that [the female psychic] is "sensitive in that area" is rather disturbing.
  • In Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Eric takes Henry into his room to show him his hat collection. Everything was innocent, of course, but you have to wonder why Eric's mother didn't act a bit more alarmed when she found her son with a grown man in his room.
  • In The Muppets The song "Me Party" could be taken to be about A Date with Rosie Palms.
    I look around
    And once again I’m on my own
    My man ain't here
    He’s gone and done me wrong
    No one’s gonna stop this girl from having fun
    I throw my hands up high and have a party for one
  • Muppet Treasure Island: Piggy: "Hello, Loooooong John." Kermit: "What? Him too?" Maybe not so accidental. Apparently Miss Piggy dated him (in addition to Flint) after Kermit abandoned her. Try not to think about the details.
  • The great threat in The Never-Ending Story III: Escape From Fantasia is "the Nasty", leading to perhaps one of the most unintentionally funny lines ever;
    Childlike Empress: We must not give into the Nasty!
  • The Nutcracker 3 D: Close your eyes and the Rat King’s torture of NC sounds like the most wrong thing ever. “Open your mouth…like a good little prince!” Ditto for Frau Eva saying to Mary: “Get changed, something nice…I’ll help you.”
  • On Golden Pond: Upon seeing how happy Billy makes Norman, Ethel exclaims, "I should have rented him a 13-year-old boy years ago!"
  • The Sylvester Stallone film Oscar gets two good in-film moments from linguist Dr. Poole (Tim Curry), both involving linguistic terms — the first comes when he comments on Lisa's (Marisa Tomei's) "nicely rounded diphthongs", only to have have Snaps (Stallone's character) reply that they're "what got her in this jam [Lisa's fake pregnancy]." He later comments on another (male) character's "dangling participle", and the character responds by turning around and checking his fly. Then again, this is Tim Curry (and might explain why he liked the role so much)...
  • Peter Pan: "Both hands." Probably doubles as Squick for many.
    • "You'll never make a man out of me!"
  • At the risk of ravaging people's childhood memories, this song from Petes Dragon is now incredibly creepy.
    • "We don't match in size but we fit so neatly"
  • "He's Large" from Popeye.
  • RED has the tagline, "There's no substitute for experience." They were referring to fighting, but it did costar Helen Mirren...
  • Rocky's special training routine in the first film consists of him "beating his meat."
  • Sherlock Holmes: "Gently, gently Watson. Be gentle with me!" No way is this one accidental. Not with Downey playing Holmes.
  • Son of God: "I am coming soon."
  • The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music. Especially the line "lusty and clear from the goatherd's throat heard".
  • Spider-Man: Peter finds himself in a cage match with Bonesaw. His opponent notes, "You're going nowhere! I've got you for three minutes… three minutes of playtime with Bonesaw."
  • Starcrash: "It's so nice to be turned on again."
  • There are multiple "Top 10 best innuendo lines in Star Wars" lists all over the Internet. None are intentional innuendo.
    • Some samples: "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!"
    • "Luke, at that speed do you think you'll be able to pull out in time?"
    • "They came from behind!"
    • "Pull out! You're not doing any good back there!"
    • "(pant) I can't... (pant) it's too big..."
    • "In time you will learn to call me 'master'."
    • "Look at the size of that thing!"
    • "Judge me by my size, do you?" For Episode II, they even made a poster with Yoda on it that says "Size matters not", although that might have even been an intentional innuendo.
    • "Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!"
    • "I have felt him."
      • Strange that I have not."
    • "Back door, huh? Good idea."
    • "Hurry up, Golden Rod, or you're going to be a permanent resident!"
    • "Myself, the boy, two droids, and No Questions Asked."
    • "It's possible he came in through the south entrance." You could do this all day.
    • "Well, my little friend, you've got something jammed in here real good."
    • "Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash."
    • "Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power... on your home planet of Alderaan."
    • My goodness, you've grown!
      • "So have you", says Anakin, his eyes fixed squarely on Padme's chest.
  • A misplaced pause in the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has Splinter responding to the question "What were you doing up on the roof?" with "Coming. ...to a decision."
  • The resulting dialogue when TRON, Flynn and Ram find a pure source.
    Flynn: What's that?
    Ram: That is just what I need right now...
    • Ram seems to be more prone to these.
    Ram: My friends, my fellow conscripts, we have scored. I feel so much better.
  • In New Moon, Edward is a real bastard:
    Bella: (exasperated) I'm coming!
    Edward: I don't want you to come!
  • The 2010 Yogi Bear movie got unexpected press at gay entertainment website After Elton.com just for the unintentionally hilarious tagline "Great things come in bears." Bears meaning something different in the gay community... This poster really did not help.
  • Viewed a certain way, Young Man's Fancy can be an effective premise for a porn film, when considering the dialogue.


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