Top 10 Funniest Chucky Moments

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Top 10 Funniest Chucky Moments

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Kenneth Hedges
For a tiny doll with a violent streak, Chucky has a pretty good sense of humor — and these are his funniest moments. WatchMojo is counting down the Child's Play moments that made us burst out laughing between horrified screams. From misguidedly avenging Tupac Shakur, to a doomed haircut, to a lovers' spat with Tiffany, Chucky will never fail to make you chuckle... and also, like, terrify you.
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Top 10 Funniest Chucky Moments


As with any great 80s slasher, they always start cracking wise eventually. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down the top 10 funniest Chucky moments. For this list, we’re looking at the most hilarious off-jokes, kill-lines, and snarky remarks from the toddler with the ‘tude in the “Child’s Play” franchise.

Chuckie's Great Debate

"Cult of Chucky" (2017)
After taking a detour into self-parody with "Bride" and "Seed of Chucky", creator Mancini brought the series back to its horror roots with the next two entries, much to fans' delight. But it was not without humour. "Cult" finds Brad’s daughter Nica Pierce in a mental institution, hunted and stalked by the killer doll. All the while, long-time nemesis Andy Barclay is on his trail. After transferring his soul into multiple bodies, Chucky begins to argue over which one gets to kill Andy. Finally, the short-haired one wins the fight. Given the embarrassing new buzz, rightfully so.

"Presto . . . You're dead!"

"Child's Play 3" (1991)
One thing is certain: Chucky likes his haircut. This has been evident since he entered military academy. When the camp barber attempts to give him a buzzcut, he doesn't quite take it like Harold Ramis and Bill Murray in "Stripes". Rather, he goes "Full Metal Jacket". He does the barber in and utters this bit of non sequitur brilliance . . . To be perfectly honest, we aren't entirely sure why this is funny. Perhaps it's Brad Dourif's exuberant line-read, perhaps it's just a break in an otherwise tense scene. Whatever it is, it still gives audiences a bit of a giggle.

This Is for Tupac

"Child's Play" (2019)
The "Child's Play" remake was a surprisingly fresh take on the plot, removing the soul of a dead murderer plotline and making it about A.I. gone awry. It's a sly update, and Mark Hamill's voice performance is on par with series regular Brad Douriff. In the film, some young kids start to play with the overly protective doll, teaching it to swear and basic street lingo. Later, as he's about to make his first big kill, he incorporates his newfound lexicon into the act. The doll isn't as sentient as the soul-inhabited original, but his robotic misunderstanding of the statement makes it all the funnier.

Chucky's First Retort

"Child's Play" (1988)
The first "Child's Play" is a straight action-horror ride and, for a film about a killer doll, surprisingly effective. Mancini teamed with the director of "Fright Night" , another sleeper hit, to create a wholly original, frightening film. Part of the scares come from the first act, where we aren't sure whether or not the kills are in young Andy Barclay's mind or if the doll actually is alive. Finally, he makes his true face known. But even after that, there are moments of levity, such as when Chucky is insulted in an elevator. He doesn't take kindly to being called "ugly." And so began a franchise about a wisecracking piece of plastic.

Glen or Glenda?

"Seed of Chucky" (2004)
Learning the sex of your child is an exciting moment, so much so that we have “gender reveal parties” just to celebrate. For two dolls, however it's . . . well, complicated. After discovering that they have a child, Chucky and his bride Tiffany begin to dispute the doll’s sex, attempting to answer the very question we've all had since Barbie met Ken. Insisting that his son is just a late bloomer, Chucky names the child Glen, while Tiffany has other ideas - a reference to Ed Wood’s low-budget cult classic about cross-dressing, “Glen or Glenda”.

Scared to Death

"Child's Play 3" (1991)
The best movie serial murderers take pride in their work. They get creative. A simple slice of a knife or the shot of a gun isn't enough. Even Michael Myers – the original slasher - couldn't live without getting creative with a perfectly fine shotgun. So imagine how robbed you'd feel if your next victim just up and dropped dead on you. That's exactly what happened to Chucky, when Colonel Cochrane got his first glimpse at the terminating toy and suffered a heart attack. Chucky is far from pleased.

Pinhead

"Bride of Chucky" (1998)
"Bride" was the first entry in the franchise to go meta – and we're talking full-on meta. Self-references, camera asides and, of course, references to his rival killer icons. This kill is an especially nice touch, as actor Brad Douriff ad-libbed the line – showing just how comfortable he was in the role after a full decade of voicing Chucky. Pinhead may not be the best slasher, given his direct-to-video status these days, but it's a nice shout-out from one horror master to another.

"Violins Are Bad"

"Seed of Chucky" (2004)
How does one teach a child to navigate to complicated, corrupt and often sad times we live in? Even dolls have to face that question. Take for example when Glen wonders why his parents are brutal killers. Chucky and Tiffany scramble for an explanation, but Glen isn’t satisfied - isn’t violence bad? Well, Chucky can explain that one too! It's equal parts funny and, let's face it, kind of adorable watching the brutal killer toy trying to raise a son. Violence? Hey, that's why we bought the ticket, Chuck.

Domestic Disputes

"Bride of Chucky" (1998)
A major part of what makes "Bride of Chucky" so much fun is how seriously the marital vows of Chucky and Tiffany are taken. Yes, it's patently absurd that two living dolls imbued with souls meet, marry and have relations, but creator Mancini must have had a blast writing scenes that give us an inside peek into their domestic bliss - which like any marriage is often less than blissful. Take this moment, where Chucky and Tiff argue over who does the dishes. Like any good joke, the whole scenario is played straight, with great voice acting from Douriff and Jennifer Tilly.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are some honourable mentions.

Toy from the 80s
"Cult of Chucky" (2017)

Golf Anyone?
"Child's Play 3"

“Shut Up and Drive”
"Child's Play 2" (1990)

“Eat Dirt, Tommy!”
"Child's Play 2" (1990)

Rude Doll
"Bride of Chucky" (1998)

"Oops I Did It Again!"

"Seed of Chucky" (2004)
Okay, admittedly, this is a pretty dated joke. Heck, it was practically dated when it first ran. Today, we're sure Britney would have been replaced by a Kardashian, but at the time, the Princess of Pop was the more popular target of ridicule. As Chucky drives through Hollywood, he’s overtaken by the pop icon, only to run her off the road and throw in a line just to be sure we get it. It's forced, it's overwritten, but it's intentionally stupid. All part of the fun of a franchise led by a doll with a knife.
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