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10 Movies that Prove Taking the Bus Is the Absolute Worst

Get on the bus with Speed this month on IFC.

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Taking the bus is a universally awful experience. Problems range from grumpy drivers to humiliating sing-alongs, to the ultimate worst case scenario — a bomb set to explode if the driver goes under 50 miles per hour. Catch Speed this month on IFC, and don’t miss a stop as we drive through cinema’s best bad bus scenes.

1.Billy Madison

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Universal Pictures

Chris Farley is the angry bus driver we all remember from our grade school days. You may throw your sandwich at him, but he will seek vengeance on your lunch later.


2. Quick Change

After a day where everything has fallen apart, the last thing you need is an anal-retentive bus driver. And Philip Bosco’s rule stickler nearly ruins everything for Bill Murray and company in this underrated comedy. Remember, you can’t board until you have exact change.


3. The Graduate

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Embassy Pictures

There’s nothing quite like having an existential crisis on a bus. When you realize the fun and games are over, and you still don’t know what do with your life, the last place you want to be is in the back of a slow-moving city vehicle. Hello darkness, indeed.


4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

“You ever travel by bus before? Your mood’s probably not going to improve much.” Del’s (John Candy) words turn out to be prophetic. Between the PDA-heavy couple, the lack of personal space, and the failed sing-along, Neal’s (Steve Martin) sanity is only holding on by one shower curtain ring.


5. Forrest Gump

Poor Forrest Gump had the phrase “seat’s taken” invented just for him. Despite the other kids’ indifference towards him, he manages to meet his best friend and future wife both on a bus. Guess you never know what you’re gonna get.


6. Speed

Pop quiz, hot shot: How difficult is it to drive with a bomb on board while staying at 50 MPH? Bonus points to Jack (Keanu Reeves) for saving the passengers, and he didn’t even need to have exact change.


7. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

When a punk with a boombox is aboard your bus, there’s only one way to handle it: a Vulcan neck-pinch. Live long and don’t take the bus.


8. Jeepers Creepers 2

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United Artists

He may only surface every 23 years, but the Creeper is the last person you want to trap you in a bus. Jeepers Creepers, where’d you get those peepers? From a kid on the bus.


9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Paramount Pictures

Principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) is a man on a mission. And when that mission is a total fail, he needs a lift home. Too bad he sat next to the kid with a warm gummy bear in her pocket.


10. Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy Bus
United Artists

Based on two of his most famous films, it appears that Dustin Hoffman does not fare well on buses. In the iconic ending of Midnight Cowboy, his character Rizzo gets on, but he never gets off.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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