9 Funny 'Inside Out' Quotes That Will Have You Weeping With Joy
We can all agree that Pixar's Inside Out was one of the best movies of the year. The animated journey into the mind of a lonely preteen, Riley, had the nasty habit of making audiences cry. (Be honest, I don't care if it was Bing Bong or the crumbling of the Personality Islands, you teared up at least once during Inside Out.) The movie has been praised for its insight into the mind of a preteen and its ability to bring emotions to life in a way that hasn't been done before, particularly in a children's movie. Pixar may be known for their poignant family films, but Inside Out is in a class of its own, touching upon the taboo topic of depression (though, to be fair, the word is never explicitly used in the film). Yet while there are plenty of sad, heartbreaking and emotional moments in Inside Out, the film is also hilarious, as these nine funny Inside Out quotes show.
With a cast that includes Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Phyllis Smith, the movie is filled with one liners that never fail to put a smile on my face. Here are my top nine LOL-worthy moments in Inside Out guaranteed to help you go from Sadness to Joy!
1. "Congratulations San Francisco! You've ruined pizza!" — Anger
Upon seeing that San Francisco's pizza offering is covered in broccoli, Riley and her mother walk out of the pizza shop unfed, and Anger (Black), livid as usual, says what might be my favorite joke from the entire movie: "Congratulations San Francisco! You've ruined pizza!"
Bonus joke: afterwards, as Riley and her mother walk out of the shop, the mom comments on how strange it is that the pizza shop only serves one kind of pizza, which is totally a Bay Area thing. (Trust me, I'm from Berkeley.) If you're frm the Bay, you likely laughed at that joke. If you're not, and you heard one lone person laughing hysterically at that line, then you were probably in the theater with me. #SorryNotSorry
2. "Well, I just saved our lives. Yeah, you're welcome." — Disgust
Disgust (Kaling) is always on point, and her assessment of broccoli is no different. She immediately recognizes broccoli as a foreign, unappealing food in a scene when Riley's dad is trying to feed baby Riley some vegetables, and refuses to let Riley eat it. And, yeah, she totally saves the kid's life in the process.
3. "I saw a really hairy guy, he looked like a bear." — Anger
When Fear (Hader) worries that a bear could attack Riley, Disgust is quick to point out, "There are no bears in San Francisco," which, in turn, prompts one of the best one liners from Anger. This one gets double points for pointing out the hilarious ways in which grown ups are seen as almost alien-like to children pre-puberty, while also working as a jab at overly-hairy hipsters. LOVE.
4. "I would die for Riley" — Dream Boyfriend
During Joy's (Poehler) adventures through Riley's mind, she comes across Riley's dream boyfriend in Imagination Land — a Justin Bieber look-alike who only speaks to declare his undying love for Riley. His uninterrupted chorus of "I would die for Riley" is perfect, and totally never gets old.
5. "Boy Band Island? Hope that's just a phase." — Fear
Fear is always skeptical of new things, but when Riley starts to become a teenager with Boy Band Island as one of her main interests, Fear really disapproves. Don't worry, Fear, a girl's love of boy bands is normally just a phase. Unless that boy band is the Backstreet Boys, because, let's be real, they deserve our eternal love.
6. "I'm too sad to walk. Just give me a few...hours." — Sadness
OK, this quote, obviously from Sadness (Smith), isn't entirely funny, but it's not entirely sad either. Yes, one could say it reflects the reality of depression, which can suck all the energy from a person, literally making them too sad to walk. But, it's also a funny line about how we, as humans, can feel comically sad for ourselves. Self pity isn't always attractive, but it can be funny.
7. "The Foot is down. The Foot is down." — Father's Fear
Oh, Riley's dad, you are probably the most clueless character in Inside Out. In a lot of situations, that can be endearing, but in this one, not so much. Riley, frustrated with the move and a miserable first day of school, gives her parents a little sass at the dinner table and gets sent to her room after her father puts his foot down. It's a sad moment for the audience, and for Riley, but her father's thought process to send her to her room and, uh, put his foot down, is pretty hilarious.
8. "All right! We did not die today, I call that an unqualified success!" — Fear
Fear might have low standards, but he's not wrong. Another day survived is another success! Hang in there, Riley!
9. "On a scale of 1-10, I give this day an F." — Disgust
Disgust, once again, proves she is on point. Bad days are so bad, they can't even be quantified by one rating system! Watch this line be adopted into everyday jargon. Just watch. (Seriously, Disgust is my spirit animal. Fo' realz.)
Isn't this movie the best?
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