In the upcoming “Here Comes the Boom,” Kevin James stars as a biology teacher in a struggling high school that is threatening to can its music department (and the sweet old music teacher played by Henry Winkler) due to budget cutbacks. Rather than stand by helplessly, James decides to get proactive and raise the cash himself. Of course the only way he earn that much money that fast is to become a mixed martial arts prize fighter. The sport of MMA is intense and violent, with only the most elite fighters being able to survive — but surely they’ll go easy on James, right?
When a comedian like James steps into the octagon, it’s probably not going to go smoothly. But luckily for us spectators, it’s probably going to be pretty funny. “Boom” joins a long list of movies that will likely be able to play two-fisted pummelings for laughs. Which is why Moviefone is now taking a look back at the funniest fights in movie history.
This 1931 classic features Charlie Chaplin in a hilarious boxing match.
Another black-and-white classic, this one with comedy legends Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’
You really can’t go wrong with Peter Sellers fighting
This fight proves that, once again, you should ALWAYS eat your spinach.
‘Wayne’s World 2′
‘Dumb and Dumber’
Too bad this was all a dream
Perhaps Adam shouldn’t have belted out, “The price is wrong b****” at Bob Barker.
“Brick stabbed a guy with a trident!”
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Hey, not all stoners are mellow.
“Here Comes the Boom” opens on Friday, October 12.