Funny / Best in Show

  • Parker Posey's character freaking out over losing a dog toy named "Busy Bee".
  • The scene where Christopher Guest's character lists all the different types of nuts: "Peanut, cashew nut, pine nut, pistachio nut, red pistachio nut, all-natural white pistachio nut..."
  • Stefan and Scott's Shih Tzu calendar.
    Stefan Vanderhoof: [discussing the calendar] We're not gonna sell, just give it out to friends.
    Scott Donlan: I think we should try to sell it.
    Stefan Vanderhoof: Really?
    Scott Donlan: Yeah.
    Stefan Vanderhoof: Well, if we could give the money to Shih Tzu rescue.
    Scott Donlan: They have plenty of money.
    Stefan Vanderhoof: Well so do we.
    Scott Donlan: What Shih Tzus need rescuing anyway? You don't see Shih Tzus straggling around the streets in an old coat "help, alms for the poor".
    Stefan Vanderhoof: Like the little match girl.
  • Announcer Buck Laughlin: "To think in some countries, these animals are eaten!"
    • On watching a bloodhound go through the judging process: "Hey, you know what would be funny, I don't know if they can do this, why doesn't he put on one of those little Sherlock Holmes hats and put a little pipe in his mouth, are they allowed to do anything like that, dress them up in any way?...I'd get a kick out of it!"
    • This bit:
    Buck: I notice in these competitions, they don't do the basic, "sit up," "roll over," "fetch," "heel." They start at a higher level than that, don't they?
    Trevor: Those are the basic commands-
    Buck: And is that taken into consideration at the start, or, I mean, are you just judging by how well a dog is groomed?
    Trevor: .....
  • Larry Miller's character describing the gory details of his job as a hostage negotiator during dinner.
    They all jump.