Funny / A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • In the movie, near the end on Francie's graduation day, when Herschel tries to ask her out. What makes it funny is Francie's apparent ignorance of what's going on, plus Sissy and Katie's reactions.
  • Sissy's husband "John", who puts up with her ridiculous claims of being pregnant (she's faking it because she wants to adopt a baby) and her refusing to call him by his real name (it's a Running Gag that she calls all her lovers John, whether that's their name or not) when she finally has her first natural child. He has a meltdown and rants about his name is really Steve (with Punctuated Pounding), then has an abrupt change of mood and goes out to buy everyone ice cream to celebrate.