Funny / Spider-Man 2

  • Jameson's epic reaction to Peter's request to be paid in advance: he cackles. For almost ten seconds straight, looks at Peter, then goes back to cackling before finally stopping with:
    "You serious?! Pay you for what, standing there?"
    • If you notice, Robbie is sitting there smiling to himself as if he's thinking, "Walked right into that one, kid."

  • Following getting fired from his pizza delivery job, Peter tries to sell some non-Spider Man photos to J. Jonah Jameson:
    J. Jonah Jameson: You're fired. ...Parker, hello? You're fired!
    Peter Parker: Why?
    J. Jonah Jameson: [looks at Peter's latest portfolio] Dogs catching Frisbees? Pigeons in the park? A couple of geezers playin' chess?
    Betty Brant: [walks in urgently] Boss!
    J. Jonah Jameson: Not now. [Brant walks out]
    Peter Parker: Well, I was thinking maybe the Bugle could show another side of New York for a change.
    Robbie Robertson: [comes in] We got six minutes to deadline, Jonah! We need page one!
    J. Jonah Jameson: [ignores Robbie] Parker, I don't pay ya to be a sensitive artiste! I pay you because... [notices Brant heading back for his desk] Still not now! [Brant walks back out] ...I pay you because for some reason that psycho Spider-Man'll pose for you!
    Peter Parker: Spider-Man won't let me take any more pictures! You've turned the whole city against him!
    J. Jonah Jameson: A fact I'm very proud of! Now, get your pretty little portfolio off my desk before I go into a diabetic coma! [Jameson's intercom alarm goes off; he presses the intercom button]
    Betty Brant: Boss, your wife's on the line! She said she lost your checkbook!
    J. Jonah Jameson: Thanks for the good news! [turns off intercom]
    Peter Parker: Mr. Jameson, please, isn't there any of these shots you can use? I really need the money.
    J. Jonah Jameson: [with faux sympathetic 'puppy-dog' face] Aww... Miss Brant?!?
    Betty Brant: [walks in] Yes?
    J. Jonah Jameson: Get me a violin!
    Robbie Robertson: Five minutes to deadline, Jonah!
    J. Jonah Jameson: All right, run a picture of a rancid chicken. Here's the headline: "Food Poisoning Scare Sweeps City!"
    Ted Hoffman: [leans in] Some food got poisoned?
    J. Jonah Jameson: [glares over] I'm a little nauseous, yah!
    Peter Parker: [after a short pause] All right, Mr. Jameson. [He hands Jameson a photo of Spider-Man]
    J. Jonah Jameson: [briefly analyzes the photo] It stinks. Robbie, there's your Page 1: "Masked Menace Terrorizes Town!"
    Robbie Robertson: I told you he's not a menace!
    J. Jonah Jameson: And I told you...
    Robbie Robertson: I'll take care of it.
    J. Jonah Jameson: I'll give you $150.
    Peter Parker: $300.
    J. Jonah Jameson: That's outrageous! [hands Peter his check] Done. Give this to the girl.
    • Particular note to Peter's completely deadpan rebuttal of the price. You can just tell from the disinterested way he says it that they've done this before and he knows it'll work.
  • The "Spider-Man rides the elevator" scene. Both the original variant and the variant used in the extended cut.
  • In the climactic scene, just after MJ discovers Peter is Spider-Man, a giant wall starts falling on her. He catches it, grins at her, and says "Hi!"
    • "This is... really heavy."
    • Also, his scream when the wall is about to fall on her. It's so Narmy that you just gotta love it.
  • The outtakes of JK Simmons trying to say "...a thief!" when Spidey takes his costume back due to the fake teeth in his mouth that won't stop popping out.
  • The scene in the extended cut where JJ wears the Spidey Suit unaware he's being watched.
  • The "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" montage.
    • The wheel breaks off, bounces out the window and hits a car below. Cue yells.
      Peter: Um! Sorry!
  • The spoof of his first attempt to come back to being Spider-Man.
    Peter: I'M BACK!
    *Jumps, and falls into washing lines and lands on a car. He gets up and his back cracks loudly*
    Peter: MY BACK!
    • As an added bonus, the alarm to the car that Peter fell on goes off as he walks away.
    • Also the meta humor in the scene, as a bad back almost forced Tobey Maguire out of the film.
  • In an interview on public radio, Bruce Campbell discusses his various roles in the films, playing up their importance for laughs. When discussing his usher role in this film, he jokingly brags that he "defeated Spider-Man."
  • In the opening sequence, Peter is racing through busy Manhattan traffic trying to make a pizza delivery on an extremely tight time limit. With traffic really backed up, he ditches his bike, runs into an alleyway, quickly transforms into Spider-Man, and then web-slings out of the alleyway, which is noticed by a bystander.
  • Aunt May kicking the loan guy, though she tried to kick Peter's leg when he was making a comment on her decision to give piano lessons, but his Spider Sense help avoid that. During the fight between Spidey and Doc Ock, a coin rolls towards him, he picks it up, but Aunt May slaps his hand, making him drop it.
    • The bank moment is made even better by the fact that Aunt May and Peter remain perfectly calm and innocent-looking while the bank official is gasping in pain and glaring at them.
    • After Spider-Man saves Aunt May from Octavius, leaves her on a street and swings away, several girls quickly crowd around her, screaming to Spider-Man: "Take me with you!".
  • Who could forget:
    Robbie Robertson: Still no word on the whereabouts of your son's fiancée. Sorry Jonah.
    Ted Hoffman: He was the only one who could have stopped Octavius.
    J. Jonah Jameson: [sighs] Yes... Spider-Man... was a hero. I just... couldn't see it.
    J. Jonah Jameson: [turns around] He was a...[sees the Spider-Man suit is missing] A THIEF! A CRIMINAL! He stole my suit! He's a menace to the entire city! I want that wall-crawling arachnid PROSECUTED! I want him STRUNG UP BY HIS WEB—...! [looks up at the skylight] I WANT SPIDER-MAAANNN!!!!
    [Spinning newspaper headline: "HE'S BACK!"]
  • "Dear, we agreed to put on a wedding, not go into bankruptcy. [beat] Caviar? Who are we inviting, the Czar? Get some cheese and crackers... some of those little cocktail weenies."
    • The fact that J. Jonah Jameson is willing to pay Peter $300 for Spider-Man photos...but only $100 for the actual costume, to which the garbageman protests "I could get more than that on eBay!"
    • Gets a Brick Joke in the finale: when Jameson realizes Mary Jane stood up his son at the altar, the very first thing he says to his wife, with the utmost seriousness in his voice, is:
    J Jonah Jameson: Call Deborah.
    Joan Jameson: The caterer?
    J. Jonah Jameson: Tell her not to open the caviar.
  • During the bank fight, Doc Ock's tentacles have pinched around Spider-Man's head, giving him the opportunity to growl:
    Otto Octavius: You're getting on my nerves.
    Peter Parker: I have a knack for that.
    Otto Octavius: Not anymore.
  • After the passengers of a subway train do the whole "go through me" thing for Spider-Man, Doc Ock simply shrugs, goes "Very well," and executes his Foe-Tossing Charge.
  • The Video Game has one of Spider-Man's all-time funniest lines, when he is confronted by the Shocker:
    Spider-Man: Shocker, you look good! Have you been re-upholstered? note 
    • One of the exchanges that can occur as you're slinging your way around NYC; what really sells it it Tobey MacGuire's delivery:
    Sassy Black Woman: You tha man, Spidey!
    Spider-Man: (confused) You tha...woman?