Funny / Mars Attacks!

  • The First Daughter's deadpan line after the Martians wipe out Congress in their second slaughter on our planet's soil:
    First Daughter: Guess it wasn't the dove.
  • "They blew up Congress!"
  • "Do the Martians have two sexes, like we do?" Asked by a reporter of Ambiguous Gender.
  • "Don't Run, we are your friends."
  • "I want the people to know that they still have two out of three branches of the government working for them and that ain't bad."
  • "We have to strike NOW, sir! Annihilate! Kill! Kill! Kill!" "SHUT UP! Shut up, shut! Up!"
  • "Whoa! He just made the international sign of the donut!"
  • "Ello, Maurice. Ça va?"
    • (listening to the Martians massacre the French government) "Mon dieu..."
  • The scene where it looks like Godzilla is attacking a major city. Turns out the Martians are just watching a Godzilla film on their viewing screen. Then they changed the channel to The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • The DVD has an optional language track...in Martian.
  • The Martian Emperor speaking in a high-pitched voice after inhaling the absorbed nuclear blast.
  • "Rooooooollexxxxxx!"
  • It's a blink and you'll miss it moment, but when Byron challenges the Martian Ambassador to a fight, the latter removes his cloak and reveals what looks like a championship belt. Just imagining the oddly proportioned Martians boxing frequently is just.. Really odd.
  • One of the darkest jokes in the movie, the little dog running off with Michael J. Fox's hand, all that's left of him after being vaporized, like it was a bone.
  • In the very last scene, within the destroyed ruins of the house, one woman is nonchalantly dusting.
  • As the saucers start falling from their occupants dying, the annoying, yapping chihuahua, now having its head on its owner's body, takes the chance to strangle a random martian in the UFO, while still endlessly yapping.
  • The dodgy translation computer (the aforementioned "Don't run; we are your friends" notwithstanding):
    General Decker: What the hell does that mean?!
    • Not to mention that during this, Kessler is grinning and nodding intently, like he's listening to some profound intellectual bullcrap.
  • The image of a Scary Black Man walking the streets with a giant boom box blasting yodeling.
  • Barbara Land is the poster girl for Bourgeois Bohemian, particularly in one scene where she tries to attain enlightenment while sitting in a room with as private pool and expensive-yet-tacky furnishings.
  • The Martian laboratory looks creepy, but if you look hard enough, you'll see there's a clown in one of their specimen pods. When did they get that?
  • When the Martian Emperor makes his first appearance, he's reading a girly mag. From the look of things, the center-fold actually turned him on!
  • When the Martians attack a donut store, several policemen run out.
  • When a Martian steps into a giant mech suit, his wife throws him a lunch box and waves him off like he's going to work.
  • Art Land could provide a whole page just by himself.
  • When the Martians first broadcast their message, Donald tries to comfort Natalie by putting a reassuring hand on her knee. She's wearing a skirt, so Jason cries out "He copped a feel!". That was apparently a bigger deal than what was happening next to him.
  • A dark moment, but the president's wife could have saved her own life if she didn't obsess over her antique chandelier getting zapped while standing right beneath it!
  • Martin Short getting attacked by a Martian in disguise ends with a "fish finger" pun.
  • When the Martians break into the president's bunker, they toss a glowing orb into the main room. Cue everyone ducking for cover. When the Martian Emperor walks in, he grabs the orb, shakes it and reveals that it's just a snow globe.
  • The way the movie ends. You wouldn't expect a film about alien invaders to end with Tom Jones singing while animals flock to him like Snow White.
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