John Candy
John Candy in Planes, Trains and AutomobilesParamount Pictures

Twenty years ago Hollywood lost a comedy legend.

John Candy died of a heart attack during filming of comedy Wagons East! but is better known for his roles in Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck and Space Balls.

To celebrate his life, here are twenty of his funniest movie quotes.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Del Griffith

"Six bucks and my right nut says we're not landing in Chicago."

"You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get."

"Funny enough, I was just talking to my friend about that. Our speedometer has melted and as a result it's very hard to see with any degree of accuracy exactly how fast we were going."

"Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn't tried nailing Jell-O to a tree."

"There's no way on earth we're going to get out of here tonight. We'd have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak."

"Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs..."

Spaceballs – Barf

"They've got to plaid!"

"It's not that we're afraid, far from it, it's just that we've got this thing about death... It's not us!"

"I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"

Uncle Buck – Buck Russell

"I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you!"

Followed quickly by...

"Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam."

[Convincing his niece to go bowling with him]

"How would you like to spend the next several nights wondering if your crazy, out-of-work, bum uncle will shave your head while you sleep? See you in the car."

Cool Runnings – Irv

"Oh, yeah, just one little drawback to this delightful winter sport. The high-speed crash. Ooh! That hurt. Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter."

Irv: "You see Sanka, the driver has to work harder than anyone. He's the first to show up, and the last to leave. When his buddies are all out drinking beer, he's up in his room studying pictures of turns. You see, a driver must remain focused one hundred percent at all times. Not only is he responsible for knowing every inch of every course he races, he's also responsible for the lives of the other men in the sled. Now do you want that responsibility?"

Sanka Coffie: "I say we make Derice the driver."

Irv: "So do I, Sanka. So do I."

Little Shop of Horrors – Wink Wilkinson

"Gee, I wish you folks could see this. Hey Seymour, where did you get this WEEEEEEEEEEIRD plant?"

Brewster's Millions – Spike Nolan

"Monty, this is Hackensack, NJ. No scout comes here, you understand that. Trains are going through the outfield right now. But you strike this guy out, I'll take you with me tonight and get you drunk, that's a promise."

Stripes – Dewey Oxburger

"Yeah, yeah I do. Yeah, I do. I went to this doctor. Well, he told me I swallow a lot of aggression... along with a lot of pizzas! Ha Ha Ha! Pizzas! I'm basically a shy person, I'm a shy guy. Uh, he suggested taking one these uh, aggression training courses. You know these aggression training courses like EST, those type of things.

"Anyway, it cost 400 bucks! 400 bucks to join this thing? Well I didn't have the money and I thought to myself, "Join the army"! It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds. And you got what, a 6 to 8 week training programme here? A real tough one. Which is perfect for me.... ... ... I'm going to walk out of here a Lean, Mean, Fightin' Machine!"

JFK – Dean Andrews

"Kennedy's as dead as that crab meat, the government's alive and breathing. You gonna line up with a dead man, Jimbo?"

Armed & Dangerous - Frank Dooley

"Yeah, it's a 50 caliber. They used to use it to hunt buffalo with... up close! It's only legal in two states. And this isn't one of them."

Splash – Freddie

[In Swedish]

"Hey babe! I got a twelve inch penis!"