“Stove. What kind of a name is that?" “That’s not my name. My name is Steve.” “Stove... Are you an appliance?” “No. I’m a man - and my name is Steve.”
While you're watching Judd Apatow's female-led wedding comedy Bridesmaids, it's an indisputable fact that Kristen Wiig saying the word "stove" is pretty much the funniest thing you've ever seen. As is, indeed, anything else that Kristen Wiig says.
It may not be the feminist masterpiece/Hangover riposte that a lot of people held it up to be, but Paul Feig's film is still effing hilarious. A lot of that comes down to the improv-heavy ensemble, with Maya Rudolph's best friend and Chris O'Dowd's adorable cop producing some real gems. And Rose Byrne, who splits sides with her spontaneous and awkward reception speech, easily deserves her own sentence.
Praise should also be heaped upon Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, whose script brought about the whole thing. If you've just seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and you need cheering up this Christmas, then this one-liner-filled screenplay should be at the top of your seasonal reading list.
Head over to the Universal awards site to read the Bridesmaids screenplay - or click here for the PDF.
For more reading suggestions this Christmas, keep opening our Advent Calendar.