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The long-awaited R-Rated superhero movie Deadpool is not just one of the funniest comedies of 2016, it's also one of the most quotable movies of the year.

Anyone who watched and enjoyed Deadpool is sure to go home with a favorite quote or two, and the movie's star Ryan Reynolds is no exception.

What sets Reynolds' chosen quip from the rest is the fact that he picked a bit of dialogue that no one else other than the crew behind Deadpool heard.

Deadpool's Choice

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reynolds was asked if he had a particular line of dialogue that he liked the most. He answered in the affirmative, and revealed that he liked a short conversation between his character and that of his roommate Blind Al (played by Leslie Uggams) the most.

Sadly, this comedic exchange never made it to Deadpool's final cut.

Reynolds: Blind Al says something about our duplex we live in. I say, “This isn’t a duplex — it’s hepatitis holding still.” 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.

Blind Al in 'Deadpool'
Blind Al in 'Deadpool'

Funny Farm is a comedy released in 1988. The film followed sports journalist Andy Farmer (played by Chevy Chase) after he moves to the countryside in the hopes of finding solitude for his writing passions. Instead of peace and inspiration he finds a town filled with eccentric characters and comedic shenanigans waiting for him along with the farm he just bought.

Though rather obscure, Funny Farm scored some high critical praise from the likes of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel during its release, and the movie has since gained a cult following.

Check out the quip in the Funny Farm highlight reel below (it's at the 0:23 mark).

Whose Line Is It?

Feast your eyes on this
Feast your eyes on this

While it's a shame that Reynolds' favorite line didn't make it to the big screen, it still says something about Deadpool's writing when a scrapped joke that funny does little to affect the movie's overall quality.

Deadpool worked as a comedy not just because of Reynolds' delivery, but also because of the colorful cast of characters surrounding the titular Merc With A Mouth.

The line in question would have made a great addition to Deadpool's already hilarious (and vulgar) dialogue, but as it stands, Deadpool is still full of memorable lines and insults that are worth quoting.

What do you think of Reynolds' favorite 'Deadpool' quote? What is your favorite bit of dialogue from 'Deadpool?'


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