So, have you seen it yet? 'The Hangover Part II' opened Wednesday night, presumably to satiate eager superfans who just couldn't wait for a traditional Friday release. The original 'Hangover' is the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever, so yeah, expectations for the sequel are pretty high.
This time around, the guys head to Thailand for Stu's (Ed Helms) wedding. Despite Stu's attempts to keep the days leading up to his wedding as low-key as possible, he, Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) wind up blacking out again and waking up in the squalor of a seedy Bangkok hotel. Instead of losing Doug (Justin Bartha), the guys lose Stu's future brother-in-law Teddy (Mason Lee), a 16-year-old medical prodigy.
The central plot of 'The Hangover 2' is essentially the same as the original: The guys have a crazy night, lose someone and struggle to piece together what happened the night before -- all in the final hours leading up to someone's wedding.
Warning: Foul Language Ahead!
The sequel won't win any points for originality, but it is fun to see our three unlikely heroes reunited. Even Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is back! Mr. Chow may have been the biggest scene-stealer in the original, but this time around that honor belongs to a vest-wearing, drug-dealing, chain-smoking monkey.
Some of the elements that made 'The Hangover' so amazing are revisited in the sequel, like Mr. Chow's tiny genitalia, Alan's knack for delivering ridiculous-yet-hilarious speeches, a kidnapping scare and even a stress-induced song by Stu.
While our minds remain clouded by fond 'Hangover' memories, how's about we extend this trip down memory lane with a list? After careful consideration and many, many viewings, here are our top five favorite scenes from 'The Hangover.'
"Is This Hotel Pager-Friendly?"
Oh, Alan. You don't impress pretty hotel clerks by flashing antiquated technology. Then again, maybe he really did just want to know why he wasn't getting a 'sig.' Perhaps the ghost of the "Real Caesar" had something to do with it.
"Are You Ready to Let the Dogs Out?"
I'm not sure what's funnier about this scene -- Alan's outfit (tight white pants with a tucked-in gray T-shirt and a jaunty man-purse), or his deadpan delivery of "Are you guys ready to let the dogs out?"
Alan's 'Wolf Pack' Speech
It's probably pretty obvious by now that we think Alan is the best 'Hangover' character (we're hardly alone, there, we know), but really, it would be a crime to leave out this scene. Alan's ridiculous-yet-touching wolf pack speech has made its way into wedding toasts around the world.
"At the Corner of Get a Map and F*ck Off"
This has to be one of the best lines ever. We're willing to bet it resonated with a lot of real-life Vegas residents whose lives have been interrupted by one too many drunken tourist looking for detailed directions.
The Doug Song
What a random scene. Stu goes from freaking out about the tiger in the bathroom to singing a sweet tune for poor, lost Doug. Our favorite part is definitely the Doug montage. Second-favorite part? 'What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze?'
Awesome Scenes Too Risqué to Post Here:
- A naked Mr. Chow escapes from the trunk and kicks everyone's asses
- Alan finds Stu's camera and the guys get to see what they got up to the night before. All of the living Vegas icons are there, from Wayne Newton to Mike Tyson to (shudder) Carrot Top!
What are your favorite 'Hangover' scenes?