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Film - Animated

  • Shrek's line "Do you think maybe he's Compensating for Something?", upon seeing Lord Faarquad's towering castle.
  • In the proud and dirty tradition of British comedy, Wallace & Gromit has some well-hidden but very deliberate double entendres.
    • In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the object of Wallace's affections steps behind two very large marrows and sighs as she bemoans, "Victor just doesn't appreciate my produce." In another scene, Wallace finds himself suddenly naked, and quickly dons a cardboard box which reads "May Contain Nuts."
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    • A Matter of Loaf and Death includes too many of these. Particularly before the climactic final scene.
  • Christopher Walken uses his trademarked delivery to create one of these in Antz: "She's about yay tall, fairly easy... on the eyes", describing the missing princess.
  • Doubling as a Parental Bonus, in Ratatouille, Linguini talks to Colette about his "Little Chef". While kids see it as Linguini trying to tell her about Remy (who Linguini calls Little Chef), adults can see a different meaning in his words... When Linguini says "I have a small..." Colette looks down for a split second.
  • Even Disney did this (albeit unintentionally) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, when Laverne incorrectly overheard Quasimodo and Esmeralda on top of the bell tower. "Frollo's nose is long, and he wears a truss." According to the directors' commentary, even though this wasn't the effect they were going for, kids often misheard "truss" as "dress." So the adults laughed at the idea of Frollo wearing a truss, and the kids (and some of the adults) laughed at the idea of Frollo wearing a dress.
    • [while Esmeralda is dancing] "Look at that disgusting display!" (with an eager smile on his face) "Yes sir!"
    • "I was just thinking about putting a rope around that pretty neck of yours"
  • Though never said in-movie, creators have said that Toy Story's main protagonist's real name since the beginning has been 'Woody Pride'.
    • It's most likely unintentional, but the main characters' names are Woody and Buzz. The Sex Toy Story parody writes itself.
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    • There is also the line by Rex at the end of the first movie about how he would like for Andy to get a herbivore so he could play the "dominant predator".
  • In the fifth The Land Before Time film song, we got this quote:
    Chomper: Friends for dinner, I'm gonna have friends for dinner...
    • To clarify stuff, Chomper's a Sharptooth while his friends are various herbivores that his species would see as food. He's actually gathering leaves and berries for them, but the double meaning can be inferred.

Film - Live Action

  • Mae West owns this trope! From She Done Him Wrong:
    Old Woman: Ah, Lady Lou, you're a fine gal, a fine woman.
    Lady Lou: One of the finest women ever walked the streets.
  • In Get Smart, The Chief mentions that they need to employ a new agent, unknown of KAOS who's acquired a list of all CONTROL agents and is eliminating them.
    Larabee: Let me out there, sir, I have no problem exposing myself.
    Agent 99: Do you ever think before you speak?
    Larabee: No, I just whip it out there. Seems to work best.
  • Groucho Marx: Animal Crackers gives him the line "We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed." and has him present Margaret Dumont with a large wooden box. While describing it as "a magnificent chest", he accidentally points at her torso.
    Groucho: I present you with (points to his own chest) this magnificent chest - uh, (points at her chest) this magnific- uh, (points at the actual box) THIS magnificent chest.
    • Both lines are topped by when Groucho introduced a musical performance by Chico: "Signor Ravelli's first selection will be "Somewhere My Love Lies Sleeping" with a male chorus.'
  • Lampshaded in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: when talking to Harry, Hermione says Viktor Krum doesn't talk much, as he's "more of a physical being". There is a pause, and she laughs, saying that she didn't mean it that way.
    • "So, did you and Ginny do it?" note 
  • The female cop in Hot Fuzz speaks almost entirely in these, quite intentionally.
  • From the film It Should Happen to You:
    Ilka Chase: At what age should a girl marry? It seems to me Dr. Manning that it’s very dangerous to generalize.
    Dr. Manning: We have found out after many years of research—
    Constance Bennett: I quite agree with Ilka. I know lots of girls that have been married at sixteen, and very happily, too.
    Dr. Manning: Well, statistics show us that—
    Wendy Barrie: But Connie, for a certain type maturity is terribly important.
    Dr. Manning: Now, if you take—
    Ilka Chase: Gladys, what do you think?
    Gladys Glover: Well, [takes sip of water], I think if they’re big enough, they’re old enough.
  • The 1935 version of Les Misérables features a scene where Valjean carries unconscious Marius through the Paris sewers and all they entail. When at last they make it to safety, Marius thanks his hero by voicing one of the funniest unintentional lines in film history: "I know what you went through to bring me here."
  • Three words: Bond. James Bond.
    • Bond should probably have a special page just to list a choice sampling of this trope. Here's a real gem from You Only Live Twice:
      Tiger Tanaka: I have much curiosity, Bond-san. What is "Little Nellie"?
      James Bond: Oh, she's a wonderful girl. Very small, quite fast, can do anything. Just your type.note 
    • This movie in fact begins with Bond getting machine-gunned in a girl's bed. The Hong Kong police remark "At least he died on the job...he would've wanted it that way."
    • Moonraker. Q: "I think he's attempting re-entry, sir!"
    • In The World Is Not Enough, Bond gets in a real eye-roller at the end.
      James Bond: I thought that Christmas only comes once a year.
    • But the best ones come from The Spy Who Loved Me.
      M: Moneypenny, where's 007?
      Miss Moneypenny: He's on a mission, sir. In Austria.
      M: Well, tell him to pull out. Immediately.
      [Cut to Bond making love with a woman by a fireplace in Austria]
  • The song "Keep it Gay" from the musical remake of The Producers. Sung by the flamboyant director Roger De Bris and his equally flamboyant partner, who never explicitly mention homosexuality in the lyrics.
  • The song "Let's Duet" from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story turns several innocuous lines into double entendres by virtue of well-(or poorly-)timed pauses. Such as: "In my dreams, you're blowing me... some kisses." and "I just want to beat off... all my demons."
    • And of course, the title of the film itself is the biggest double entendre of them all, since "dewey" is often a reference to moisture in someones eyes. And the rest, well...
    • Played for laughs when Dewey sings a sweet song about holding hands at his high school dance. It's an utterly banal, benign song, but it inspires all the kids to dance provocatively; the girls even rip their shirts open. The outraged preacher later insists that everyone knows what "hold your hand" really means; a befuddled Dewey insists it means exactly that.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "She's rich, she's beautiful, she's got huuuuge... tracts of land."
    • While he's discussing the size of said tracts, he's making a lifting and grabbing motion with his hands, which are situated in front of his chest...
  • Kate & Leopold: the man announcing the Brooklyn bridge; "And in the future I believe men will be judged by the size of their erections!"
  • The hook on which all the jokes in the Carry On! movies hang.
    • As parodied in this That Mitchell And Webb Look sketch, in which a doctor working at a typical 'bawdy 1970s hospital' has a bit of trouble grasping the nature of Double Entendre, with unfortunate results ("Shall I rub them against my cock?").
  • Completely unintentional: Star Wars.
    • "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid."
    • "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
    • "I have... felt him, my master." (It gets worse. The Emperor's line in reply? "Strange that I have not.")
    • "Luke, at that speed, will you be able to pull out in time?"
    • "Lost Tiree, lost Hutch. ...Came from behind!"
    • "Get in there, ya big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!"
    • "Look at the size of that thing!"
    • "Negative, negative... it didn't go in. Just impacted the surface."
    • "Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash."
    • "Put that thing away! You're gonna get us all killed!"
    • "Size matters not! Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
    • "Impressive! Most impressive!"
    • "You're not gonna like this, kid, but it'll keep you warm till I can get the shelter up."
    • "I thought they smelled bad on the outside."
    • "Your thoughts dwell on your mother."
    • "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought."
    • "I can't. It's too big."
    • "Back door, huh?"
    • "My hands are dirty too, what are you afraid of?"
    • "Gee, I musta hit her pretty close to the mark to get her riled up like that, huh kid?" (And her reply: "Well I guess you don't know everything about women yet.")
    • "It's a small thermal exhaust port right below the main port."
    • "Pull out, you aren't doing any good back there!"
  • Down Periscope has a series when introducing the lone female character:
    Lt. Cmdr Dodge: Men, at ease. I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our crew, Lt. Emily Lake. Emily is part of a pilot program to test the feasibility of women serving on submarines. She's going to be our diving officer.
    Stepanek: Can she do a one-and-a-half inward back in the layout position?
    Lt. Cmdr Dodge: All right, look, gentlemen! I know this is an unusual situation. Can't be easy for Lt. Lake here to be thrown into a jungle such as this, and I know it will make things hard on all of us...
    Let me re-phrase that. It's going to make things difficult on all of us as well. But if we just work together as a team, I'm sure we can handle ourselves... Comport ourselves as professionals. That is all.
  • The full designation of EDI, the AI controlling the UCAV in the film Stealth, stands for Extreme Deep Invader.
    Henry Purcell:Yeah, I've been called that a few times. (Group Laughs)
  • Hairspray has a very neat little Triple Entendre. Corny Collins, amid a mist of hairspray, declares to one of the female dancers, "Looks like you need a stiff one!"
  • Brush up on your classics, people: The classic noir To Have And Have Not has Lauren Bacall intone to Humphrey Bogart, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."
    • The film noir parody/homage Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid one-ups this somewhat, when Rachel Ward tells Steve Martin, "You know how to dial, don't you? You just put your finger in the hole and make tiny little circles."
      • For all the kids in the audience: this joke references an old device known as a "rotary phone", which became obsolete somewhere in the 1980s. And now you know.
  • In Event Horizon, after everyone wakes up from cryo sleep, there's a hilarious exchange between Cooper (who's black) and Lt. Stark.
    Cooper: How 'bout you, Stark? You want something hot and black inside you?
    Stark: (She gives him the finger.)
    Cooper: Ooh, is that an offer?
    Stark: (wryly) It is not.
    Cooper: All right, well, how about some coffee then? (He gives her the coffee.)
  • In To Catch a Thief, the dialogue between John (Cary Grant) and Francie (Grace Kelly) has many:
    Francie: (sharing a chicken meal) Do you want a leg or a breast?
    John: You make the choice.
    Francie: (before watching the fireworks) I have a feeling that tonight, you're going to see one of the Riviera's most fascinating sights... I was talking about the fireworks.
    John: I never doubted it.
  • In Hard to Kill, the nurse asks a comatose Steven Segal if he wanted some pussy, then shows him a kitten.
  • Josie and the Pussycats:
    • Melody causes a car crash when she holds up a promotional sign that read "Honk if you love pussycats". The "cats" part was concealed by a bush.
    • The boy band Du Jour in the movie has the hit song Backdoor Lover, which is a rare case of triple entendre - they literally come in through the backdoor, they come in through the figurtive backdoor (if you know what I mean), and that the song never actually specifies that their lover is female...
  • In The Ladies Man, Leon Phelps can't resist making innuendo when a nun he was interviewing starts talking about her "missionary position" in Africa.
  • When Scorpio meets Dirty Harry for the first time, he comments on how big Harry's gun was.
  • In Double Indemnity, Walter and Phyllis start exchanging these the moment Phyllis appears at the top of the staircase wearing nothing but a towel.
    Neff: The insurance ran out on the fifteenth. I'd hate to think of your getting a smashed fender or something while you're not — uh — fully covered.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) are a little ambiguous about just how many:
    Mr. Smith: I don't exactly keep count, but I would say... high fifties, low sixties. I've been around the block, but you know the important thing is—
    Mrs. Smith: Three hundred and twelve.
    Mr. Smith: Three hundred and twelve? How?
    Mrs. Smith: Some were two at a time.
    • Naturally, they were discussing how many people they'd killed.
  • The Bard uses a string of these in Shakespeare in Love when describing his writer's block, claiming at one point that that "the proud tower of my genius has collapsed" and that coming up with ideas is like "trying to pick a lock with a wet herring." And yet he's surprised when his psychiatrist asks if he's been "humbled in the act of love"...
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Iron Man 2:
      • This:
      Justin Hammer: You know Christine Everhart from Vanity Fair? You two know each other?
      Tony Stark: Yes, roughly.
      • It gets better.
      Hammer: She's actually doing a big spread on me for Vanity Fair.
      Pepper Potts: Right. Well, she did quite a... spread on Tony last year...
      Tony: AND she wrote a story.
      • But wait there's more! After discussing getting Hammer a slot on the schedule to present at the Stark Expo, Tony is called away by Natalie, and drops this little nugget:
      Tony: Hammer needs a slot, Christine.
    • Avengers: Age of Ultron:
      • Natasha going "Hey, big guy" to the Hulk, especially considering her attraction to Bruce.
      • After Bruce fell into Natasha's boobs, she told him to "not turn green".
      • When a gasping Wanda plans to hex Bruce and turn him into the Hulk, she declares "I want... the big one". It's especially hilarious given the Hulk's symbolism as Bruce's unfettered, instinct-driven alter ego.
  • "Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? Shaft!"
    • Damn right...
  • The "poetry reading" scene in the elephant in Moulin Rouge!. On top of all the verbal ones, there's the moment where Satine has passed out and Christian is trying to revive her. His position and motions look very bad (or good) to the voyeuristic Zidler...
    "He's got a huge... talent!"
    Satine: Why don't you lie down over here?
    Christian: I prefer to do it standing. (cue a very flabbergasted look from Satine) You see, it can be quite long...
  • Spaceballs does this throughout the movie.
    Dark Helmet: I see your Schwartz is as big as mine! Now let's see how well you handle it. note 
    • And:
    Colonel Sandurz: It's Mega Maid! She's gone from suck to blow!note 
  • Nuns on the Run has a few, since the plot is British gangsters forced to hide as nuns.
  • Most of the Olsen Twins movies are peppered with really creepy double entendres, as can be found here.
  • In Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Alex's dad thinks his daughter is a prostitute. A Running Gag has her words fit that description.
    Alex: I'm so sorry Daddy, that I didn't tell you. I didn't think you'd approve and I didn't wanna disappoint you. I know how you wanted me to be a neurosurgeon. But I've discovered a whole new way to help people... that makes me feel so... alive.
    Mr. Munday: Whatever makes you happy.
    Alex: I am so relieved! It's been killing me, you not knowing all these years. I- Daddy... Natalie, Dylan and I are a team. And we just took on 12 sailors. You can't even imagine the positions we get ourselves into. Daddy, I wish you could watch us work. You'd be so proud. I'm gonna take a shower because I am covered in- Well, you can only imagine what. And then when I get back, I am gonna give you... a full blow-by-blow.
  • This bit from the 1987 movie version of Dragnet:
    Connie Swail: (who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice) How come his is so much bigger than yours?
    Officer Joe Friday: Miss?
    Connie Swail: The gun.
    Officer Joe Friday: I've never needed more.
  • Dick has several off-color uses of President Nixon's nickname, e.g. Arlene gushing, "All right, I love Dick!"
  • Mystery Team Charlie is completely incapable of understanding them
  • This line from Erik in X-Men: First Class was referring to their mutant powers but could easily have another meaning as he and Charles were in a strip club talking to a stripper.
    Erik: We'll show you ours, if you show us yours.
  • Cannibal! The Musical has a remarkably unique one (in that no one had done it before), which also handliy resolves an earlier It May Help You on Your Quest and neatly avoids becoming a Brick Joke: "Fudge, Packer?"
  • In the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie Lover Come Back, Day's ad exec character gets the idea to come up with new packaging for Miller floor wax. She says' "The agency that gets this account is the agency that can show Mr. Miller the most attractive can." Cut to a line of Bunny Club Bunnies, seen from behind.
  • Blazing Saddles. Early in the movie Bart (played by the African-American actor Cleavon Little) is almost hanged. Later on a friend greets him with the line "They said you was hung!" and Bart says "And they was right!" (i.e. "well hung", well endowed).
  • Parker to Lambert in Alien.
    Lambert: [about the lousy food] You pound down the stuff like there's no tomorrow.
    Parker: I'd rather be eating something else, but right now I'm thinking food.
  • In Good Boy!, Owen is harassed by two bullies throughout the film. At one point, they lose a tennis ball they are playing with at the park and encounter Owen playing with a group of dogs when they go to retrieve it. They taunt Owen and the dogs threaten them, causing them to decide to let Owen keep the ball. Owen asks them if that was the only ball they had and, upon determining it was, points out that the bullies have no balls.
  • The Love Parade has the song "Nobody's Using It Now," sung by Maurice Chevalier as the Henpecked Husband in a sexless royal marriage.
  • In The Seven Year Itch, the girl asks Richard to open the door because her fan got caught in it. He does so while taking the opportunity to watch her ascending the stairs from behind.
  • In Welcome To Mooseport, plumber Handy Harrison (Ray Romano) comes out of the bathroom of ex-president Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman).
    (Toilet is heard flushing and Handy steps out)
    Handy Harrison: I'm all done in here. (Cole stares at him) Err, I mean I'm done fixing it. That flushing you heard—that's work-related, not personal.
  • In Liar Liar
    • Fletcher manages to impress his law firm boss, Miranda, with his lying capabilities so much that she informs Fletcher that he will surely be promoted up to Partner if he wins the upcoming divorce case. Miranda then moves toward Fletcher asking if he would like to make a partner right now. Fletcher is caught off-guard knowing that Miranda is referring to the two of them becoming sex partners, but that doesn't stop her from quickly pulling him in for a deep make-out session.
    • Another occurs shortly after. Fletcher is forced to call his ex-wife, Audrey, to make an excuse as to why he can't come to his son's birthday party. He claims that the boss is really riding him, which implies to Audrey that he's been overloaded with work at the law firm. In actuality, Miranda is riding him sexually the moment Fletcher made the claim.
  • Fatal Instinct: Parodied during Lola Cain's seduction of Ned Ravine, where their innuendo gets increasingly convoluted until it involves clone duplicates and dying in a house fire.
  • Chicago: The musical number When You're Good to Mama is loaded with double language. The overall message is "you scratch my back I'll scratch yours", but consider that the song is styled as a burlesque number.
  • Darius Stone off xXx: State of the Union:
    Yeah, whatever. First things first. I've been on the inside a long time. I need what every man needs when he's coming off of lockdown.
    [It turns out he's ravenously devouring food, not revealed before he mumbles Who's your daddy.]
  • In Napoléon, Napoleon tells Hoche—who also has the hots for Joséphine—that he's about to take his Queen while they're playing chess at the Victims' Ball. And then he looks straight at Joséphine to drive the point home.
  • There's a character in the 1980s anti-D&D movie Skullduggery who's basically Todd from Scrubs before he even existed: every line he speaks is turning something someone else said into a sexual innuendo.
  • In The Baker's Wife, some characters discuss the shepherd picking up a bread delivery from the baker's wife, though their choice of words is mostly thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.


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