Bingo is a game played across the world that is etched into the consciousness of many nations. Perhaps none more so than Britain, where bingo remains a popular pastime and is played in halls and online all over the nation.
One of the best indicators of the British love for bingo is the fact that the game has featured so much in popular entertainment in the nation down the years. From game shows such as Bob’s Full House to entire tv series devoted to the game, Brits just can’t get enough of bingo!
In this article, we will take a look at the top three bingo movie scenes of all time. From classics to modern animations, movies have a long history of including thrilling, funny and sometimes quite odd bingo scenes in their final cut!
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Since bursting onto our screens in the late-nineties, the boys from Jackass have had lives as varied and wild as the stunts they continue to be known for pulling. Characters such as Steve-O and Chris Pontius became household names thanks to their exploits, which included things as risky as tightrope walking over a pit filled with crocodiles to the downright hilariousness of incessantly teasing one’s parents.
Yet everybody knew who the top dog was in the Jackass camp. Jonny Knoxville, whilst seemingly the least ‘talented’ of the group, rose to become the de-facto leader of Jackass based on his sheer willingness to complete any and every kind of stunt. In the 2013 movie Jackass Present: Bad Grandpa, Knoxville leans toward the cringe-worthy rather than the toe-curlingly painful in his stunts. Perhaps the most hilarious of all is his bingo scene, where he disgusts and dismays the other bingo players in the hall, drawing attention to just how seriously many people approach the game!
If you love Jackass and all things Jonny Knoxville, this might just go down as the best bingo movie scene in recent memory!
This hugely successful animation romp stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and other megastars as monsters with a twist. Nominated for numerous awards including a Golden Globe, Hotel Transylvania has become something of a modern-day classic for kids of a certain era.
In one of the funniest and most memorable scenes of all, the monsters play bingo in the hotel’s Great Hall. Again, the humor comes from the concentration and seriousness of the monsters, to play bingo as if their lives depended on it!
As always, the animation is genius in this scene and with some lovely touches like replacing bingo balls with tiny talking skulls, its no wonder this scene is considered one of the very best bingo moments in film history.
Big Momma’s House 2
The smash-hit comedy starring Martin Lawrence in the lead role has spawned many wild moments that people continue to quote to this day!
One of the most memorable of all scenes in the franchise has to be the bingo scene in the second installment when FBI Agent Malcolm Turner, posing as Big Momma, must leap to the defense of his eager companion who can’t stop calling out ‘Bingo!’ to the dismay of other players present.
Whilst the romance of the bingo hall is clearly evident in this scene, the reality is that online versions of the game are rapidly rising in popularity. UK bingo sites are proving particularly popular with sites like www.bingosites.co.uk providing essential information on how to find the best bingo site for your needs.