Funny / The Wicker Man

The 1973 film

  • Christopher Lee has some wonderful Deadpan Snarker moments: "It's much too dangerous to jump the fire with your clothes on."
    Howie: What religion can they possibly be learning jumping over bonfires?!
    Summerisle: Parthenogenesis.
    Howie: What?
    Summerisle: Literally, as Miss Rose would doubtless say in her assiduous way, reproduction without sexual union.
    Howie: Oh, what is all this? I mean, you've got fake biology, fake religion... sir, have these children never heard of Jesus?
    Summerisle: Himself the son of a virgin, impregnated, I believe, by a ghost...
  • The scene where Sergeant Howie is searching every house for Rowan Morrison and at one point comes in on a woman (the librarian) taking a bath. Neither he nor she says anything for a moment, then he stammers "I-I'm sorry," and abruptly leaves. To add to the hilarity, look where her left hand is.
  • Also in Howie's search, he opens up a closet to find a strange outfit inside. The man beside him happily informs him, "That's my costume. The Salmon of Knowledge!"
  • Christopher Lee, in drag as the leader of the May Day precession, prancing around waving a sickle and some flowers... with an entirely serious expression on his face, berating Punch (Howie in disguise) for not dancing with sufficient conviction.
    Summerisle: What's the matter with you MacGregor, you call that dancing? Cut some capers, man! Use your bladder! That's what you're here for! I suppose you've been getting drunk at your own bar!

The 2006 remake
This is supposed to be a horror movie.