25 Actors Who Couldn’t Stop Laughing During Funny Movie/TV Scenes
1. In the Barbie movie, there is a hilarious moment when Barbie finally agrees to be Ken’s “long-term, long-distance, low-commitment casual girlfriend.” Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, improvised different versions of a line in this scene, making the cast and crew, including director Greta Gerwig, burst into laughter. The line that got the biggest reaction was “Her milkshake brings this boy to the yard,” which even made Margot Robbie crack up.
2. Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie also couldn’t hold back their laughter during a scene where Ken attempts to kiss Barbie at the beginning of the film. Although the bloopers haven’t been officially released, you can catch Margot laughing at the improvised line “SUBLIME!” and the kiss in a video on YouTube.
3. Brad Pitt had a blast while shooting the movie Bullet Train. He couldn’t stop laughing in most of the bloopers, particularly during a scene with Brian Tyree Henry. When asked about his laughter, Pitt said, “First of all, he’s a chump, and the chump is the most fun role to play hands down. Everyone here is such a high degree of talent that we had a lot of good laughs. I surely had a lot of good laughs.”
4. One of the funniest bloopers from Bullet Train involves Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry) trying to hide the fact that The Son is dead with anime glasses. The glasses keep falling off Logan Lerman’s head, leading Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry to crack up as they try to fix them. Even Lerman joins in on the laughter, despite his character being supposed to be dead.
5. Jerry Seinfeld revealed that the hardest scene to film on Seinfeld without laughing was the one where a “library cop” interrogates him about a book he didn’t return. Seinfeld couldn’t stop laughing during the scene because he found it ridiculous that he was being interrogated in his own apartment about a book. They had to shoot the scene multiple times, and the final cut was made up of different takes.
6. In a funny scene from the movie This Is 40, Melissa McCarthy’s character berates and threatens Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, and Joanne Baron. The bloopers reveal that McCarthy improvised a lot of lines that didn’t make it into the final cut, causing Mann and Rudd to break into laughter.
7. In Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy, Luther farts in an elevator, much to the disgust of his siblings. Aidan Gallagher, who plays Five, said that filming this scene was the funniest moment on set, and Tom Hopper, who plays Luther, mentioned that David Castañeda, who plays Diego, couldn’t film it without laughing. The bloopers give a glimpse of the cast breaking character, with Robert Sheehan, as Klaus, improvising and making everyone laugh.
8. On The Good Place, there is a scene where Jason delivers a hilarious line to the always-evil Shawn. The cast couldn’t hold back their laughter, and creator Michael Schur revealed that they laughed at the line for three and a half minutes straight. Ted Danson laughed so hard that he cried.
9. Another funny moment on The Good Place is when Shawn struggles to say something out loud to his subordinates. Marc Evan Jackson, who played Shawn, had trouble getting through the line because he kept laughing at his own attempts at gagging and struggling.
10. The cast of Parks and Recreation often improvised, and while much of it made it into the final cut, not everything did. In a scene where Andy and April go to the doctor, Andy lists various concerns, but in the bloopers, he says much more, including a hilarious line about “wiping a marker.” Aubrey Plaza, who plays April, can’t help but laugh, causing the crew to laugh as well.
11. Similarly, Retta couldn’t stop laughing during a scene with Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio, where he describes what they’ll do at the club together.
12. In another Parks and Recreation blooper, Craig announces that his young friend drove him to work despite being underage. The scene was longer in the bloopers, with the other actors goading Craig into saying the line repeatedly. However, they couldn’t keep a straight face.
13. In Season 2 of Stranger Things, there is a scene where Hopper tells Mike that there is something wrong with his grandma and he needs to go home immediately. David Harbour, who plays Hopper, found it much funnier than anyone else and struggled to say the line without laughing, causing his young co-stars to crack up as well.
14. There were two more moments in Season 4 of Stranger Things that the cast had a hard time with. In one scene, Dustin lies to the cops about why they were at the lake, and Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, had a difficult time delivering the high-pitched line. It seems Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas, kept laughing or making him laugh during every take.
15. The second moment is when Argyle says a line about a magical place and Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan, couldn’t hold back his laughter.
16. In Better Call Saul, there is a lighter moment in Season 2 where Saul uses Kim’s finger to brush his teeth. He then says, “Wait till you see what I floss with,” causing Kim to laugh. Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim, admitted that her laugh was real and she laughed at that line in every take.
17. The lineup scene in The Usual Suspects was meant to be serious, but the cast couldn’t help but laugh repeatedly. Kevin Pollak, who played Hockney, revealed that they would lose it over and over again. He also mentioned in the DVD commentary that Benicio del Toro farted during multiple takes, which added to the laughter.
18. Don Knotts couldn’t keep a straight face during a scene on The Andy Griffith Show and had to reshoot it 20 times. In the final cut, he managed to keep it together, but Andy Griffith can be seen laughing.
19. On their podcast Office Ladies, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey shared that John Krasinski often broke character and laughed during scenes, especially in the episode “The Secret.” Fischer highlighted a scene where Michael tries to talk to Jim at the vending machines while Stanley is present, and Krasinski couldn’t hold back his laughter.
20. John Krasinski also laughed when Michael put his foot on Jim’s desk to ask him…
Note: The original article included additional scenes, but I have provided a summary of the first 20 scenes.