5 Favourite Moments From Father of the Bride

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5 Favourite Moments From Father of the Bride

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September 18, 2016

We first met the Banks family in 1950, with much-loved leading man Spencer Tracy as George and the legendary Elizabeth Taylor as his daughter. The film hit the right notes with audiences everywhere and even received four Academy Award nominations! Fast-forward 40 years to the remake of the film, this time starring comedian Steve Martin as the affable George and newcomer Kimberly Williams as his daughter, Annie. 

George has a hard time coming to terms with the news that his little girl is a grown woman and, not only that, she's getting married. Take a look at some of our favourite moments from Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995).

1. Annie tells George she's getting married -- we couldn't help tearing up a little at this scene.

2. George gets himself into a couple of scrapes along the way, none more amusing than when he and Nina met the MacKenzies -- and their fierce furry friends. 

3. When George tries on his wedding tux and tries to convince himself it still fits -- and gives us a hilarious rendition of Tom Jones's 'What's New Pussycat?'

4. When it all becomes too much for our lovable hero George, he takes a trip to the supermarket and takes a (comical) stand with a store employee.

"I'll tell you what I'm doing," he says. "I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is a bunch of trusting nit-wits who will pay for everything they don't need rather than make a stink. Well they're not ripping of this nitwit anymore because I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!"

5. And finally, in Father of the Bride Part II, as dads-to-be George and Bryan (and Martin Short's Franck) prepare for their new arrivals, hilarity and heartwarming tears ensue.

What's your favourite Father of the Bride moment? 


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