It’s been eight years since Knocked Up made Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Judd Apatow household names and the film is still a classic worthy of our attention and respect. Despite the controversy after the filming that came when Katherine Heigl made disparaging remarks about the director and her co-stars, it’s still a good movie that made unintended pregnancy just a little bit funny if not delightfully foul-mouthed and raunchy. Here are 10 quotes that demonstrate just how good this movie was.
“Oh, no, we’re not asking you to lose weight. That would be illegal. We just want you to be healthy, by eating less. So go home, weigh yourself on a scale, write that down. Then subtract 20 from that number. And weigh that. Yeah.”–Jill
A nearly unrecognizable Kristen Wiig delivers a hilarious line as Katherine Heigl, portraying Alison, as she accepts her new role as an on-screen personality for E! News.
“Jesus, Martin got it bad. What, did someone take a dump on your eye?”–Ben
“No. No pink eye for me. I’m just really… high.”–Martin
Judd Apatow used Martin Starr from his cult classic show Freaks and Geeks as one of Ben’s many stoner roommates. Here, he looks stoned beyond the realm of possibility as we all learn a valuable lesson about the spread of pink eye.
“Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn’t last 22 minutes. It lasts forever.”–Pete
The delightfully acrimonious marriage between Debbie (played by Judd Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), is one of the film’s secret weapons. Here, Pete describes marriage, and we’re all thankful that he didn’t compare it to King Of Queens.
“Maybe we can take it down just a little?”
Pretty sure Adam Scott isn’t having fun yet as Allison responds to his unwise criticism of her birth-screams.
“You old, she pregnant!”–Doorman
Craig Robinson (The Office) had a minor role in Knocked Up as the doorman of a popular nightclub who stands in the way of Alison and her sister Debbie when they try to go into the club. I don’t know what’s better, Leslie Mann’s curse-filled take down of Robinson, or his pained confession about the downside of being a gatekeeper.
“Well. I think a stork, he, um, he drops it down and then — and then a hole goes in your body, and there’s blood everywhere coming out of your head, and then you push your belly button, and then your butt falls off, and then you hold your butt, and you have to dig, and you find the little baby.”–Sadie
Where do babies come from? Debbie’s oldest, Sadie, explains in a way that is 100 percent biologically accurate.
“Madonna’s on Letterman”
In this deleted scene, Pete tries to “seduce” his wife but her constipation sours her mood, leading to a quick fight about feelings and farting before everything wraps up nicely with a bit of ice cream and Letterman plans. It’s hard to believe that Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd aren’t a couple in real life–their argumentative chemistry is so realistic. Sorry, Judd.
“Like you told me not to smoke pot all those years, and then I found out you were smoking pot that whole time.”–Ben
“Not the whole time. Just in the evenings and all day every weekend.”–Ben’s dad
It just wouldn’t be a Judd Apatow movie without gratuitous references to marijuana. A heartwarming scene about parenting fears between father and son is that much better when you find out your dad is a heavy pot smoker who saved the city of New York from ghosts on a couple of occasions.