Funny / The Brothers Grimm

From the Terry Gilliam Film

  • The whole film in general. When it's not attacking the viewer with bizarre Nightmare Fuel, it's downright hysterical.
  • When they arrive at Marbaden and a tomboy tells her father about the Grimm's when the suspicious village is holding them at gunpoint:
    Will: Look at this strapping young lad!
    Peasant: "He" is my daughter.
    Will: (Beat) And a fine wife he'll make some lucky man!
  • Cavaldi is a riot and a scene-stealer at all times he appears.
    Cavaldi: The Great Cavaldi never panics.
    [Sees a small fluffy cat nuzzle his leg]
    Cavaldi: AHHHHHHHHHH!
    [kicks the cat into the spinning blades of his torture device, shredding it into burger]
  • "Trust the toad!"
  • At one point in the film, the wolf shakes its head at a character's stupidity.

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

  • Wilhelm runs into a witch who gives him the enchanted cloak.
    Wilhelm: Jakob? Is that you?
    Witch: Do I look like a Jakob to you?
  • Wilhelm is stuffing himself with a piece of the witch's house.
    Wilhelm: Want some gingerbread?
    Jakob: No! That woman never washed her hands before she baked!
    (Wilhelm eats it anyway)
  • Jakob suddenly finds himself in the bed of Red Riding Hood's grandma, in her nightgown. He hears a knock on the door (the Big Bad Wolf) and shouts "Go away! There's no one home!".
  • This dialogue:
    Wilhelm: I don't know your name. I just know that you're a jackass.
    Jackass: Well, that's my name. Jackass. You can call me Jack.
  • The air-headed Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Tom Thumb prefers to be called "Selfish and Mean".
  • And this:
    Wilhelm: Jakob? You're a...
    Jakob: I may look like a swan! But I am not a swan!

    Wilhelm: Why are you a swan?
    Jakob: (flaps his wings frantically) Just forget it!