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Now, if you've re-watched Fox's Deadpool recently, chances are you were struck by just how many goofy, intentionally offensive gags that the film managed to stuff into a regular-length movie about superheroes. It is, after all, a cinematic experience not short of lewd innuendo, balls-to-the-wall, never-say-die tomfoolery, and dick jokes. Lots of dick jokes.

Intriguingly, though, it seems that there were actually a whole lot more jokes at one point — many of which found themselves on the cutting room floor. Star , it seems, actually prepared 10 or more jokes for each scene, giving his director plenty to choose from in the editing suite — and plenty of opportunity to inadvertently remove some of Reynolds's favorite lines from the film. And, as it turns out:

Ryan Reynolds' Favorite Line Cut From 'Deadpool' Is — Kind Of Weird

'Deadpool' [Fox]
'Deadpool' [Fox]

Y'see, as Reynolds recently revealed to EW, his favorite gag that didn't make it into the final film was, well, this:

"Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) says something about our duplex we live in. I say, 'This isn’t a duplex — it’s hepatitis holding still.'"

Which, of course, doesn't strictly speaking make a whole lot of sense, but would presumably have killed when being spoken by Ryan Reynolds dressed as . It's not, however, an entirely original line. As Reynolds himself noted:

"That was one of my favorite lines, which is sorta slightly stolen from 'Funny Farm': 'This ain’t a bridge — it’s termites holding hands.' So I can’t take credit for it."

Which, pleasantly, confirms that while Reynolds may not have managed to get his favorite line into the movie, he's still a decent guy when it comes to giving out credit where credit is due. Which is nice.

Still want more Deadpool-related fun, though? Never fear, we've got you covered right here.

In the meantime, what do you think? Would you have liked to have seen Reynolds's favorite cut gag end up in the film? Let us know below!

(Sources: EW)


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