Funny: Around the World in 80 Days

The book:

  • A violent riot in San Francisco turns out to be the election of a Justice of the Peace.
  • Passepartout's opinion of Mormonism and polygamy. In one translation, it goes something like this (paraphrased):
    His common sense pitied the husband most of all. How could he possibly stand all the nagging?
  • Phileas Fogg, one of the most stoic, emotionless men around, punching Inspector Fix when it turns out Fix arrested him and made him apparently lose the wager by mistake.

The 1956 film:

  • Passepartout sees a pretty girl. To get away from Phileas Fogg, he invents an excuse.
    Passepartout: [to Fogg] Excuse me, sir; my cousin.
    [He tries to flirt with her; she punches him]
    Passepartout: [to Fogg] Excuse me, sir; not my cousin.
    • A few minutes after this, he sees another girl and tries to go after her, but Fogg grabs his arm and drags him into the train station without even looking round.
  • Fix insists on accompanying Fogg and co. everywhere, but tries to make it appear he's there by chance. To do this, he says he's going to see a sick cousin named Marmaduke. Then, in San Francisco, he forgets his "cousin's" gender.
    Fogg: I thought your cousin was a man; I distinctly remember the name Marmaduke.
    Fix: Angelica Marmaduke, sir. A lovely little old lady.
  • Also while in San Francisco, Colonel Proctor tries to flirt with Aouda.
    Fogg: Unhand that lady, sir.
    Proctor: Why don't you make me?
    Fogg: I will without further invitation. [punches Proctor with his umbrella]
  • The Brick Joke of Passepartout forgetting to turn out the gas in his room.
    [while on the balloon]
    Paseepartout: Mr. Fogg, I forgot to turn out the gas in my room.
    Fogg: Very well, then; it will continue to burn... at your expense.
    [after returning to London]
    Fogg: Passepartout, turn out the gas in your room.
  • While in India, Fogg and Passepartout find that the railway line stops abruptly in the middle of a jungle. They need to find some way to cross the jungle quickly so they'll reach their ship... Cue Gilligan Cut to them riding an elephant.
    Sir Francis: One thousand pounds for an elephant? It's outrageous! You've been diddled!
    Fogg: Undoubtedly, but it's not often one needs an elephant in a hurry.

2004 Film Version

  • "My bag! You took my bag!"
  • The Black Scorpion leader threatens Phileas Fogg with his bracelet.
    Phileas: Your threats do not frighten me, nor does your silly bracelet. (then a blade pops out of the bracelet)
    Phileas: ...All right, it's not silly.
  • Passepartout is fighting while the caged Phileas coaches him, and not doing a very good job of it.
    Fogg: Watch out to the right! (Passepartout misses)
    Fogg: No, my right. (Passepartout gets hit)
    Passepartout: Stop helping me!
  • What's really funny is seeing Jackie Chan after the Wright brothers find him.
    Phileas Fogg: Have you seen our companion?
    Wilbur Wright: You mean the half-naked Chinese man with a cow skull on his head singing Frère Jacques?
  • When Fogg, Passepartout and Monique are escaping by hot air balloon in Paris, Passepartout ends up hanging from a rope attached to the basket and crashing into things. A lot. When he hits a statue, Fogg comments "Very impressive; I'd have let go by now."
  • Van Gogh's brief cameo in the film.

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