Hilarious Songs in Movies: Live-Action

Updated on May 31, 2016
The moment in Eurotrip where the main character's ex-girlfriend dances to a song emphasizing what the main character did not know about her. Which was a lot.
The moment in Eurotrip where the main character's ex-girlfriend dances to a song emphasizing what the main character did not know about her. Which was a lot. | Source

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In the article I wrote, Hilarious Songs in Movies, I talked about hilarious moments in movies where a song was added in for comedic effect. This article still talks about hilarious musical moments in film, but specifically the live-action genre. Because there have been many moments in film where music was used not only to progress a story, but also to entertain the viewer by putting conflicting moments into a more humorous interpretation. As shown in Exciting Songs From Movies, even songs that came from serious moments in movies can have either funny lyrics or funny aesthetics to a song. So for this article, the songs in movies I will talk about were:

  • Featured in a live-action movie. The specific genre may vary.
  • These songs came during a time when the main character was at their lowest point. Usually when the catalyst for the main plot of the movie gets brought up. Sometimes these songs also cause the main character to cause the main conflict of a movie in the first place.
  • Used a real singer, who in retrospect did not contribute anything worthwhile to the musical industry. But the song and movie at the time was awesome, so viewers who saw the movie when it was first released may remember the moment fondly.
  • Just featured in a movie for the sake of entertainment. There was no point for the musical number, but viewers would still get a laugh regardless. Said song may also show that the hero's group is getting stronger and ready to defeat the villain of the movie.

Some of these songs may seem mean-spirited. Some of these songs may sound encouraging. But these songs will have something in common. They will be hilarious.

Eurotrip

Eurotrip was a 2004 teen comedy. The basic plot was that the main character, Scott Thomas, just graduated from High School. Unfortunately, his girlfriend, Fiona, decided to break-up with him immediately after graduation. Fortunately, one of Scotty's friends decided to invite himself and Scotty to a graduation party to help Scotty forget about Fiona. The hilarious musical moment in this film comes once the entertainment for the graduation party arrived. And sang a song about Scotty not knowing what Fiona did while in a relationship with Scott. Mostly sexual things with another man.

Titled Scotty Doesn't Know, the song title was honest. This was a song that talked about and made fun of the fact that Scott did not know about Fiona's cheating. In the movie the lyrics were:

Scotty doesn't know,
That Fionna and me,
Do it in my van every Sunday.

She tells him she's in church,
But she doesn't go,
Still shes on her knees, and...

Scotty doesn't know, oh.
Scotty doesn't know-oh.
So don't tell Scotty!
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know.
SO DON'T TELL SCOTTY!

Fionna says she's out shopping,
But she's under me and I'm not stopping.

Cause Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know.
So don't tell Scotty.
Scotty doesn't knoooooow....

I can't believe he's so trusting,
While I'm right behind you thrusting.

Fionna's got him on the phone,
and she's trying not to moan.
It's a three way call,
and he knows nothing.

Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Don't tell Scotty.
Cause Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't knoooooow....
SO DON'T TELL SCOTTY!

We'll put on a show, everyone will go.
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't knoooooow....

The parking lot, why not?
It's so cool when you're on top.
His front lawn, in the snow.
Laughing so hard, cuz...

Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know.

I did her on his birthday.

Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Scotty doesn't know,
Don't tell Scotty.
Scotty doesn't knoooooow....

Scotty will know,
Scotty has to know,
Scotty's gotta know,
Gonna tell Scotty,
Gonna tell him myself.

Scotty has to know,
Scotty has to know,
Scotty has to,
Scotty has to,
Scotty has to go!

Scotty doesn't know,
(Don't tell Scotty)
Scotty doesn't know,
(Don't tell Scotty)
Scotty doesn't know...
Scotty's gotta go!


Needless to say, Scotty did hear this song. And in doing so setup events that would force him to travel all the way to Europe to apologize to a girl about writing a hurtful e-mail to her. Hilarity, of course, ensued.


One of the posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Source for one of the weirdest musical numbers ever.
One of the posters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Source for one of the weirdest musical numbers ever. | Source

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was the 1991 sequel to the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the interesting thing was that the sequel was made to be less serious in tone compared to the previous movie. Because of complaints by parents about the use of weapons in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was forced to have its fights without the TMNT's iconic weapons. In addition, thanks to the popularity of the 1987 cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was forced to become more comedic in content to make it more appealing to children. As a result, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was a movie that was more comedic than its predecessor, but the comedy was only funny for the children who watched this movie when it first came out. And without weapons, some of the fights in this movie were kind of stupid, but hilarious. Especially during one scene where the fight took place in a nightclub.

As shown in this video:

  • The singer Vanilla Ice actually had a cameo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. For context, the TMNT managed to move a fight with another group of evil mutants into a nightclub. One where Vanilla Ice was singing in.
  • Instead of freaking out like a normal person, Vanilla Ice decided to make an entire song. Thus the song Ninja Rap was born. This song played while the TMNT fought with the other mutants.
  • Eventually the implied owners of the nightclub noticed the fight and decided to call the police.
  • Later on, the TMNT managed to beat their enemies in the nightclub. And hopefully pacify them. In addition, one of the owners decided to let the fight be. The patrons liked seeing the fight.
  • Eventually, even the TMNT got to dance with Vanilla Ice.

While the plot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze immediately became more serious, most viewers of the movie would say that this scene was the most memorable part of the entire movie.

The theatrical poster for Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Unfortunately, that multi-arrow trick only appears once.
The theatrical poster for Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Unfortunately, that multi-arrow trick only appears once. | Source

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights was a 1993 Comedy directed by Mel Brooks. Basically a comedic retelling of the Robin Hood mythos, Robin Hood: Men in Tights followed the adventures of Robin Hood as he fought to reclaim his lands, which were seized by Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham. Obviously, making a comedy out of a story that ended with the hero dying meant that some artistic liberties had to be taken. Like giving Robin Hood: Men in Tights a happy ending where Robin Hood survives. And adding in a musical number where Robin Hood's Band of Merry Men sang about how awesome they were in tights. For context, one of the many subplots in Robin Hood: Men in Tights was the training and empowering of the local villagers to fight back against the tyranny of Prince John. Cue Men in Tights.

As shown in this clip:

  • Men in Tights was essentially Robin Hood's Band of Merry Men singing about how they were going to fight people who were obstructing the rights of the common man. And stealing from the rich to give ti the poor.
  • In pointing out the silly outfits they were wearing, the men in Men in Tights also pointed out that while they looked silly, they can still punch people in the face. Literally.
  • And while there was a silly dance, this song makes it clear that these men can fight and are ready to fight.

While Men in Tights did nothing to advance the plot of Robin Hood: Men in Tights, this musical number was both funny and entertaining for the viewer.


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      • Jake Peralta profile image
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        Jake Michael Peralta 2 years ago from Indio, California

        Yeah, most songs appeal to people of different ages. Depends on the genre.

      • Rachel L Alba profile image

        Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi, yes they are funny songs. The first one was not my taste, but I understand what you were talking about and I also did see the third one. I that that was funny. Thanks for sharing these songs.

      • Jake Peralta profile image
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        Jake Michael Peralta 2 years ago from Indio, California

        Thanks.

      • Venkatachari M profile image

        Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

        I think it is so. Even on youtube, I got the same message. But, it's okay. I understand it.

      • Jake Peralta profile image
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        Jake Michael Peralta 2 years ago from Indio, California

        I see all videos just fine. Maybe it's an international thing.

      • Venkatachari M profile image

        Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

        Interesting review of the Hilarious Songs. Enjoyed the videos 1 and 2. The third one is not available for view.

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