Did you finish your homework? I hope you did, otherwise I’m about to make a bunch of really funny things, less funny by telling them to you second-hand. It is my conjecture that EuroTrip, which I will [obviously] get more into detail about, in a minute, might be the funniest movie… possibly of all time. Here are 12 reasons why:
#12. Burt, the younger brother.
Ever at the ready with his video camera, or the record button, this weirdly funny little brat has quips at the right moments, witty remarks, and just the right combination of cockyness/intelligence/attitude to make him one of the most underrated characters of all time. I think he had less than 5 minutes of actual screen time, and there weren’t even any cut scenes with him in the bonus features of my DVD. BUT[!] if it weren’t for that little bastard going through his big brother –Scotty’s– e-mail, there would have been no reason for the whole movie to happen. Burt is the one who pointed out to Scotty that his German pen-pal was actually female.. and a very attractive one at that. Thus; no Burt, no movie. It’s sad in a way, really.
11. Matt Damon as an extra
Matt Damon, the only A-lister to be in this movie, and he gets about 30 seconds of screen time total. It’s pretty cool to see all these other talented yet unknown actors upstage Good Will Hunting. Mr. Damon plays sort of a pivotal role in the film as he is credited with being the guy Scotty’s girlfriend (pictured above with Damon) cheated on him with. I don’t know why Scotty, the main character got so upset. There are tons of girls out there that qould leave their boyfriend/fiance/husband/baby’s daddy for Matt Damon. Damon also is credited (on screen) with coming up with one of the jokes that carries throughout the entire movie, which is…
10. Scotty Doesn’t Know (song title)
I should mention here that when this movie was brand new, before iTunes was popular or anything, I went out and bought the entire soundtrack to this movie on CD. It was just that good. But there is one catch to that, the song Scotty Doesn’t Know was by far the most popular song on there, and everyone in my high-school knew all the words to it. It would play at parties, school events, study-sessions, or any other place that warranted music in the background. It was (and is) just an awesome song that is very, very catchy. Whoever wrote that for the movie deserves a Grammy. Or an Oscar for best music in the history of ever.
Everything they were talking about in that scene had everything to do with the plot, but no one in the movie theatre I saw this movie at heard it… we were all too busy laughing so hard we were crying. Good stuff.
7. The Infamous Robot Fight
I’m pretty sure for most of the people out there reading this, if you hadn’t seen the movie, you’ve already seen this scene. It’s been floating around Youtube since Youtube was invented. I know I’ve received it in a few chain e-mails. But it’s worth multiple viewings:
Best. Robot. Fight scene. EVER!!!!1
6. Michelle Trachtenberg
Some of the younger kids out there solely know her from this movie. Others remember her when she starred alongside Rosie O’Donnell in the Nickelodeon film Harriet the Spy. That’s right, she was Harriet, and she was a spy. She was also Nona F. Mecklenberg in the insanely popular Nickelodeon kids show The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Side note: she’s hott. She’s funny, she’s pretty, and she does a great job in this movie. Not to mention she is one of the reasons why everything gets wrapped up by the end of it, ensuring us that we won’t be disappointed by a sequel to this awesomtacular movie. That’s right, I had to make up a word to describe it.
5. The Creepy Foreign guy on the Train.
That guy, to me, is more terrifying than any of the foreign dudes in the Hostel movies. I would hate to be touched the way he touches people. It makes my skin crawl. None the less, he played a randomly funny role in EuroTrip. Just when you think there are no more hi-jinks or shenanigans that can happen to this rag-tag bunch of American travelers. One of them almost gets molested on the train in every tunnel they go through. By this guy. Look at him. That’s a rapists mustache if I’ve ever seen one.
4. “Worst Twins Ever”.
Another running joke in this movie is the fact that these twins don’t know a whole lot about each other, are completely different, and just overall… are the worst twins ever. At the beginning of the movie, they’re all at a graduation party, and the guy (Jamie) get’s the girl (Jenny) a Gin & Tonic. To which Jenny replies: “Why did you get me a Gin & Tonic? I hate gin.” A few other things happen throughout the movie, and they end up getting drunk at a bar towards the end and making out with one another by mistake. Worst twins ever? I’d say they’re high in the running for it.
3. The David Hasselhoff Cameo.
For some reason, David Hasselhoff is famous all over the world for more than just Baywatch and Knight Rider. Did you know that he has more than 5,000 hours of screen time for his entire career? That’s ridiculous. Also, the Germans especially love him for his musical ability. And randomly, as Scotty is daydreaming about his German pen-pal Mike, a German song appears in his fantasy. And it’s sung by The Hoff. Look at the picture, that’s him in the upper right hand corner, in the little thought bubble. Is there nothing that man can’t do?
2. Club Vandersexxxxxx.
There’s really nothing I can say about this scene. You just have to watch it, and as much as I’d like to put the clip up here on my site, I think it’s a little more risque than what I want to have associated with this site. Get the movie, rent it if you have to, or netflix it, either way you won’t be disappointed when this scene rolls around. Also, Lucy Lawless plays the Madam of a brothel. For the younger readers out there, she was Xena: Warrior Princess.
1. Vinnie Jones!
People overseas will know this man. Most Americans don’t. Let me show you:
Most Americans know him as the main “soccer hooligan” from EuroTrip, or the skinhead from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, or the skinhead from Snatch, or the British guy from any of a number of movies. But I want everyone to know that before he was an actor, he was a futbol player. Exhibit Awesome:
I could write an entire post on just this one picture. There’s Vinnie Jones, about to insert a flying kick straight to the other guys face the moment he lands. This is also a charity game by the way. Read that again. This is a CHARITY game, and Mr. Jones up there is playing for keeps! A friend of mine who is a former Londoner, told me that Vinnie Jones used to work for the British Underground [Similar to the Mafia in America]. He actually helped re-write the scripts to the movies he was in. Remember when he was slamming that one fat guys head in a car door? He’s done it for real. My friend told me also, that there was an interview on TV a few years back of another player in the national futbol league. During which, he explained that the most intimidating player in the entire league was our own Vinnie Jones. During the interview he said the first time he had ever met Mr. Jones, his team was about to do a corner kick, and Vinnie faced him and said: “If you even move towards that futbol, I will break your fucking legs.” So the guy…. quite obviously…. turned into a statue, and went on to further explain: “If he told me to pick it up and put it in my own net, I would have!” This dude rocks. He rocks at life, and he rocks at movies, especially this movie. He is also another reason why EuroTrip gets all wrapped up at the end. You have to just watch it. Just go ahead and watch it if you haven’t already! Haven’t I given you enough reasons to?
See you anywhere but pissing off Vinnie Jones.