Often derided and unfairly critiqued, the fart joke has been looked down upon for decades by elitist film snobs.
However, if you go through a list of the best comedies of all time, you'll find most of them have an iconic fart scene you can point to.
This dichotomy has been recognized by, Adam McKay, the director of movies like Talledega Nights, Anchorman, and Step Brothers.McKay said of fart scenes, "To reach escape velocity with a fart joke, you’ve first got to bust through the shame wall. Everyone likes to think they’re smart and have highbrow taste in comedy, but the truth is, none of us do.”
So while the Academy can give Oscars to movies people never see, we can give you a list of the most explosively funny fart scenes in movie history — a much more productive use of our time. If you like this list, we think you'll like our list of movie poop scenes as well.
Maya Rudolph is looking for the museum of art, which in the future world of Idiocracyhas been turned into the museum of fart. If you haven't seen it, we're sure you can guess what the exhibits do.