I hate to be the bearer of bad news, rodeo bullriders, but we're rooting against you. Don't take it personally, it's just that when wagering on an average human male vs. 1,500 pounds of pissed off ungulate, we're taking the bull. And wearing that pansy-ass body armor isn't very endearing either. In any event, here are some of the more memorable bovine assaults in cinema history:
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Movie experts agree the "fetchez la vache" sequence is still among cinema's funniest. Or would be, if you hadn't already heard the entire movie quoted in its entirety by three-decades' worth of nerds.
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
This one is pretty weak: Butch and Etta get away, and on a bicycle no less, while the bull is left huffing and puffing in their wake. Whatever, R.I.P Paul Newman.
3. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
As comedic scenes involving cows go, this ranks somewhere between Mars Attacks and Return to Salem's Lot. In terms of actual laughs, I'd put Kung Pow just below three hours of closed-circuit dogfight footage.
2. Jackass Number Two (2006)
Johnny Knoxville and crew get the horns in a couple of scenes from this collection, proving that the line between "legitimate sport" and "suicidal idiocy" has become forever blurred.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
1. Top Secret! (1984)
It's uncertain if Christopher "Nigel" Villiers is even aware that his character's apparently wholly justifiable anal rape would serve as a template for Houston Chronicle website commenters discussing crime stories to this day.