Top 10 Funniest Things to Ever Happen in the Background of Movie Scenes

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Look a little closer and you'll laugh that much harder. For this list, we’ll be looking at the best intentional jokes and gags that’ve been left in the background of films by filmmakers. Our countdown includes "Hot Fuzz", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Men in Black", and more! If you think we’ve missed a good background gag, be sure to let us know in the comments below.
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    Maand geleden

    Check out our featured song: "Oh No!" by Riddle feat Robby Hodgey! If you think we’ve missed a good background gag, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

    • Rokkudaun


      25 dagen geleden

      Transformers has a lot of funny background scenes. For example at transformers the last knight there was a scene where Bumblebee and Crosshairs randomly started fighting in the background while the main focus was on Mark Wahlberg in the foreground. Transformers has a lot of scenes like that

    • A J

      A J

      Maand geleden

      Now do one for TV scenes!

    • Vinny H.

      Vinny H.

      Maand geleden

      It remenbers me THE BACKGROUND GUY portrayed by Jim Carey in The living Colors.Very funny.



      Maand geleden

      Fight club all of it

    • CaBobo I.

      CaBobo I.

      Maand geleden

      What about the 2017 IT movie where Richie was trying to play that instrument 🎷 in the background if y’all know what I’m talking about?

  2. guedmaga malgar

    guedmaga malgar

    2 uur geleden

    You should do this list but for Bojack Horseman or Rick & Morty

  3. Brendan Richards

    Brendan Richards

    3 dagen geleden

    I'm surprised you didn't include the court stenographer from _Kentucky Fried Movie._

  4. RACHEL02189


    3 dagen geleden

    I love this part in men in black

  5. Xtreemo Gaming

    Xtreemo Gaming

    11 dagen geleden

    A few Q-Lab scenes from James Bond movies would actually fit on this list as well.

  6. Tony Leon

    Tony Leon

    11 dagen geleden

    Im sure you need a couple of Mel Brooks film scenes there. Those movies are comedy gold

  7. Travis M

    Travis M

    14 dagen geleden

    "We're not including easter eggs" Han's full name is a nod to Han Solo. That's an easter egg.

  8. Paul Cooke

    Paul Cooke

    15 dagen geleden

    "Han" or "Hans"?

  9. Thomas L

    Thomas L

    16 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: In Harry Potter, when shooting scenes involving doing homework (such as lunch scenes in the dining hall), the reason many of the kids were acting so well like they were stressed or confused when "doing homework" it's because they weren't acting and the directors had them working on their actual school work

  10. Muhammad Radhitya

    Muhammad Radhitya

    18 dagen geleden

    Watchmojo: we exclude easter eggs for upcoming lists Also watchmojo: *includes two easter eggs in han's name and the newspaper in HP which the narrator himself calls it an easter egg*

  11. Sarah Kinsey

    Sarah Kinsey

    19 dagen geleden

    I feel like Mel Brooks and Monty Python movies should be here somewhere

  12. Duane Ashwell

    Duane Ashwell

    20 dagen geleden

    I wish they had put in the scene from Emporer's new groove

  13. That Guy

    That Guy

    20 dagen geleden

    What no cheech and chong. Up in smoke the wellfair scene. How about mel brooks.

  14. George Hays

    George Hays

    21 dag geleden

    WTC twin towers behind agent J being flailed by tentacled alien. How bizarre.

  15. Katherine Deshaies

    Katherine Deshaies

    22 dagen geleden

    Victor/Victoria: the scene where Julie Andrews and Robert Preston escape the restaurant without paying.

  16. Barry Garrett

    Barry Garrett

    23 dagen geleden

    I would have included the scene in Office Space where the banner that says “is this good for the company?” Hangs above Milton.

  17. Christopher Ressler

    Christopher Ressler

    25 dagen geleden

    To anyone who tells me they thought MIB was stupid I say and look what Tommy Lee Jones did with what could have been a pretty weak script & story line . Say all you want about Will Smith but Tommy Lee Jones made that film . "Did anything about that seem seem unusual to you?" . Lol

  18. Trilaanus


    26 dagen geleden

    Ah, love that little squidbaby.

  19. cas48spyder


    27 dagen geleden

    I can't say men in black as number 1, the scene wasn't just something in the background. There were interactions and the scene lead to him with the baby. 10-2 were something sneaky where you had to pause to catch it almost.

  20. Captain Jack Sparrow

    Captain Jack Sparrow

    27 dagen geleden

    Mines Bruce Wayne not Tony Stark but to each their own! lol

  21. umesh singh

    umesh singh

    27 dagen geleden

    Bhai aap nob hoo

  22. Dominic Counts

    Dominic Counts

    27 dagen geleden

    Scary Movie 3 has a litany of hilarious background scenes.

  23. wuraola olagunju

    wuraola olagunju

    28 dagen geleden

    The lack of Airplane and The Naked Gun trilogy is really something

  24. Aman Goyal

    Aman Goyal

    29 dagen geleden

    How I Met Your Mother: Robin delievers a baby, saves a choking man and puts off fire in background on tv.

  25. Patrick Landon

    Patrick Landon

    29 dagen geleden

    Good thing a Han Solo cut away was included. Otherwise I'd have never known.

  26. Justin Streim

    Justin Streim

    29 dagen geleden

    Hot Fuzz could fill this entire list

  27. Frikn0by


    Maand geleden

    Bruh in the thumbnail I see the word trade center

  28. Korcsmaros


    Maand geleden

    What about the ZAZ movies? (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret, etc.)

  29. Alessandro Damiani

    Alessandro Damiani

    Maand geleden

    In Despicable Me 2 there's one hilarious background moment many perhaps haven't noticed: when the Minions are helping Gru producing jams with every kind of fruit, one of them to amuse another wears a fruit crown doing a Chiquita Banana dance, but behind them there are 2 other Minions arguing with wooden hammers, the 1st hits the 2nd, then the 2nd hits the 1st, but the 1st doesn't answer so the 2nd becomes desperately worried and checks if he's alright, a normally tragic event that in this case becomes hilarious.

  30. Melvin Keller

    Melvin Keller

    Maand geleden

    Turn it off because of the crappy song in the beginning

  31. depalma13


    Maand geleden

    The sign in front of the church in The Muppet Movie. "Lost? Have you tried Rev. Harry Krishna?" Old woman slapping a cat against a wall in Monty Python's The Search for the Holy Grail: Bring Out Your Dead scene.

  32. Bella Maz

    Bella Maz

    Maand geleden

    Harold and Maude, tho it’s pretty dark , should’ve been here.

  33. Michael Bauduin

    Michael Bauduin

    Maand geleden

    I dont know from your perspective but i read "Han Seoul" for F&F and not "Han Solo" as mentioned...

  34. Richard Blain

    Richard Blain

    Maand geleden

    One of my favorite background jokes was in Body Heat. William Hurt had just, apparently, violated the prohibition against perpetuities in wills for the second time in as many months. As he and Kathleen Turner are talking in the foreground, his competitor attorney, Ted Danson, pirouettes across the parking lot in the background. A marvelous display of schadenfreude.

  35. ladyvader139


    Maand geleden

    Bigfoot dancing through the background in A Goofy Movie kills me.

  36. Carey Lee

    Carey Lee

    Maand geleden

    It’s an older movie, but the movie “Rabbit Test” with Billy Chrystal has my favourite background scene when he’s in a restaurant talking with a young woman, there’s an old woman in the background being beaten up in the background by the cook because she can’t pay her tab.

    • Brian Lorenz

      Brian Lorenz

      Maand geleden

      Stavi in The Ringer.

  37. X_BeePrime_X


    Maand geleden

    You forgot groot in the breakout scene in guardians of the galaxy.

  38. abita3086


    Maand geleden

    There seriously hasn't been but maybe one decent song that you all have chosen to advertise since starting it. Please, please pick some artists with some actual talent....

  39. Seiferboy Gaming

    Seiferboy Gaming

    Maand geleden

    Wait, no Airplane movies? No Police Academy movies? What about Beetlejuice? 😵☠️

  40. Don Valdez

    Don Valdez

    Maand geleden

    In the MiB #1 scene it is the baby who has the tentacles and is beating up Will Smith lol

  41. Vapaman Gaming

    Vapaman Gaming

    Maand geleden

    Sorry you missed one the best ones. The one where the guy is throwing the dog in the water in one of the Hulk Hogan Movies.

  42. Lost Pieces Gaming

    Lost Pieces Gaming

    Maand geleden

    Abed birthing a baby in the background lol Community

  43. Tristan O'Flaherty

    Tristan O'Flaherty

    Maand geleden

    In Shaun of the Dead, Shaun tries to jump over a lineup of fences just like at 6:12, but ends up smacking into it.

  44. Kat Satava

    Kat Satava

    Maand geleden

    What about the background in Rat Race and the minivan getting pulled over....

  45. Michael Rae

    Michael Rae

    Maand geleden

    "L.A. Story" has the hottest restaurant in town called Pollo del Mar, which means chicken of the sea.

  46. Arachno423


    Maand geleden

    I know it's an unpopular one but what about Double Dragon? There's literally one PowerCore fight sequence that has the original arcade cabinet right behind Billy. It's split second timing though.

  47. Kathleen McCarthy

    Kathleen McCarthy

    Maand geleden

    I liked in Men in Black after that scene K asks J-did you notice anything strange back there? -Hysterical.

  48. Alexisa N

    Alexisa N

    Maand geleden

    Four Men in Black it was the baby alien puppy dog eyes. It made it so cute

  49. Joshua Reyes

    Joshua Reyes

    Maand geleden

    Iron man is everyone's favorite billionaire? Bitch please.

  50. Stephy The Bride

    Stephy The Bride

    Maand geleden

    I am simple.I see Men In Black on the thumbnail,I click!👍

  51. matsujonen


    Maand geleden

    So no mention of the Mad Magazine reference in the Harry Potter one....8:15

  52. mfauz96


    Maand geleden

    Ohhhhhhh I always thought those tentacles were from the baby and the mom was human 😳😳 makes so much more sense now that I know the mom was also a tentacle alien lol

  53. NomadSkout


    Maand geleden

    It's a pity Ace Ventura pet detective isn't on here. There's a scene where ace found Einhorn's "Captain winky" all the cops she made out with starts spitting on the floor if you look closely behind Sgt. Aguado, there's a female cop also spitting on the floor.

  54. Wayne V

    Wayne V

    Maand geleden

    You missed every background scenes in all on the Naked Gun ( Police Squad) movies

  55. MomBlk332CN


    Maand geleden

    I remember seeing MIB in the theater as kid definitely noticed what was happening to Will Smith character in that scene. An Gorman is my favorite movie and I never noticed the name of the restaurant lol.

  56. Qassayuli John

    Qassayuli John

    Maand geleden

    The MIB scene is my most facorite

  57. Samuel Kraus

    Samuel Kraus

    Maand geleden

    You missed the first scene of guardians of the galaxy volume 2 with baby groot dancing while the rest are fighting a monster

  58. Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

    Maand geleden

    I liked in Mr Nanny how someone threw a dog in to water behind Hulk Hogan while he's riding his motorcycle

  59. Miki Aibres

    Miki Aibres

    Maand geleden

    No hot shots part deux monk scene?

  60. Arthur Sherrill

    Arthur Sherrill

    Maand geleden

    They didn't include anything from "Airplane?" That movie has so many background details that make it such a funny movie!

  61. IDub


    Maand geleden

    Who else expected something else

  62. GrieverSSBU


    Maand geleden

    I think you should have mentioned Han's name is actually spelled "Han Seoul-oh" its definitely a nod to Han Solo but just saying Solo even if it was spelled Seoul-oh in the script doesn't really get the point across. Well made video though.

  63. N7 Chano

    N7 Chano

    Maand geleden

    Yeah you guys totally missed almost any Pirates of the Caribbean movie . Best pick would prolly be Jack , Will and The commandant were fighting in the back ground of Elizabeth throwing a fit

  64. Shane Alvey

    Shane Alvey

    Maand geleden

    In the Haunted Mansion Disney movie, in the scene in the mausoleum, one of the zombies is walking with a cane.

  65. [*- s ë n t u r y -*]

    [*- s ë n t u r y -*]

    Maand geleden

    That asian guy who was in Fast and Furious, use to be my moms bosses friend who use to hang out in her office a lot. To this day he is a actress. Noice

  66. MMF387


    Maand geleden

    i thought u will mention The Naked Gun 1,2 & 3 i am so disappointed

  67. Marques Rodriguez

    Marques Rodriguez

    Maand geleden

    I remember watching Men in Black on a loop because it was so funny

  68. Alon Ragozin

    Alon Ragozin

    Maand geleden

    Wow, you are running of an ideas

  69. Mel 21

    Mel 21

    Maand geleden

    Everyone in the comments: airplane Me: y’all watch crap like that 😐

    • Ironcity418


      Maand geleden

      What crap you watch? Someones garbage is another’s gold

  70. Bill Fritz

    Bill Fritz

    Maand geleden

    Kind of disagree with your #1 pick, as the background happenings interact with the characters in the foreground. Saw several suggestions in the comments that better fit your category (ie. Airplane).

  71. Barnabus Korrum

    Barnabus Korrum

    Maand geleden

    These are mostly lame... A lego pig and a white-board....

  72. Jason Bean

    Jason Bean

    Maand geleden

    I know “Local Hero”! I LOVE Local Hero!:)

  73. tranz2deep


    Maand geleden

    Okay, I do want to see the funniest background accidents list later. Sometimes accidents are tragic so it's doubly fun when they aren't.

  74. Alexander Krizel

    Alexander Krizel

    Maand geleden

    You seriously didn't include Airplane?

  75. Grant Harriman

    Grant Harriman

    Maand geleden

    Han was actually taken from outside of the fast and furious franchise, so not the first appearance.

  76. LeafyMar XD

    LeafyMar XD

    Maand geleden

    Ngl, that thumbnail scared me

  77. Robert Catania

    Robert Catania

    Maand geleden

    Goonies! When Chunk is being loaded into the back of the Fratelli's van.

  78. Dread Dads Podcast

    Dread Dads Podcast

    Maand geleden

    Finally a good list

  79. Lise Arsenault

    Lise Arsenault

    Maand geleden

    "shit hits the fan" scene in Emoji movie!

  80. David Lopes- Dias

    David Lopes- Dias

    Maand geleden

    You failed to mention any joke in almost every scene from the films by the Airplane! filmmakers. There is always something funny going on in the background like the soldiers dancing outside Admiral Benson's window in Hot Shots!

  81. Adrian D

    Adrian D

    Maand geleden

    How is the MIB scene hidden when they openly acknowledge it? This was a terrible choice.

  82. J OConnell

    J OConnell

    Maand geleden

    SOOOOO many ignorant people who apparently don't understand the meaning of the word "funny" or "background" in the comments.

  83. tdog 575

    tdog 575

    Maand geleden

    In catch me if you can, when the feds wanted to go with Tom hanks and he tells them to wait outside and says "keep your eyes open and do your jobs and I'll buy you both a good humor bar", then back at fbi headquarters both men are eating good humor bars

  84. Candy Gore

    Candy Gore

    Maand geleden

    What is a Henna Explosion

  85. Shadow21GX


    Maand geleden

    "Here come the Men in Black..."

  86. Jose Carbajal

    Jose Carbajal

    Maand geleden

    Shout-out to Christina Applegate

  87. Perplexed Wolf

    Perplexed Wolf

    Maand geleden

    In the MIB scene were that just in a studio? I can't tell if that's a backdrop or a real location where you could once see the Twin Towers

  88. Nova2512


    Maand geleden

    *Taking some liberties with the word background aren’t ya? I almost want to say clickbait. I don’t know about anyone else, but when your saying these are things in the background they shouldn’t be the literal joke of the scene and therefore what your supposed to be seeing. Like your pointing out people running from the church.*

  89. Rob Gronotte

    Rob Gronotte

    Maand geleden

    How is the word "bagel" comedy gold? Don't see anything funny about the word being there.

  90. David Driedger

    David Driedger

    Maand geleden

    Not one mention of loaded weapon?! the entire movie is filled with them!

  91. PLC The Legacy

    PLC The Legacy

    Maand geleden

    Wait. No police academy window scene?

  92. symbiont30


    Maand geleden

    End of hangover 2, allan drops anchor after running aground.

    • Stijn Baarendse

      Stijn Baarendse

      16 dagen geleden

      I was waiting for this one!

  93. Paul Valera

    Paul Valera

    Maand geleden

    All Mel Brooks movies, all the Naked Gun movies and Airplane!

  94. jonnygogo bravo

    jonnygogo bravo

    Maand geleden

    I got a top 10 for y 'all!. Top 10 most funny/awkward/interesting elevator scenes. Think about all the funny, awkward elevator scenes there are! Die Hard, Captain America (brief case scene) , spiderman taking the elevator. There are a ton!

  95. BooBop1987


    Maand geleden

    Good Video My Friend!

  96. Luis Spinetta

    Luis Spinetta

    Maand geleden

    "There is nothing to see" from Naked Gun is my first one by far

  97. Bryan Rowe

    Bryan Rowe

    Maand geleden

    What did I just watch?

  98. Padishar Creel

    Padishar Creel

    Maand geleden

    In a very early Walt Disney film (3 Little Pigs) in the brick house, the picture of 'Father' on the wall is a string of sausages

  99. Kenneth Donnelly

    Kenneth Donnelly

    Maand geleden basically plot points that Americans think they are really smart for seeing in the background that they think no one else saw........even thought the writer and director all but put a frame and neo pointing arrows around it.

  100. Scott Kelly

    Scott Kelly

    Maand geleden

    I really expected to see the vanishing time machine from gremlins. While Randy is calling home and the camera bounces between him and his wife, it’s clearly seen in the back aground then when it goes back to Randy, it’s gone