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What Is The Wittiest Banter You've Ever Heard?

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We always love clever, quotable dialogue that helps us bond with characters, and witty banter is always welcome. But which pair of characters, or crew, has the best banter you've ever heard? What witty quip sets the bar above all other witty quips?

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There are so many great bits of banter to choose from. In the top tier is definitely Drew Goddard's Cabin In the Woods "He had the conch shell in his hand," almost a merman moment. Really, any scene in the office with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.

But the cream of the crop, the real ace of banter has to go to the cast of Firefly. Specifically to the scene in "War Stories" where Mal and Wash are being tortured and it just goes off the rails. Unfortunately I can't find a clip of this, but here's another equally awesome Firefly scene.

And then, of course, there's "big damn heroes."

Now it's your turn. What is the best bit of banter you've ever heard, ever? Please include the movie, TV show and specific scene to back up your claim. Video if you can, transcription if it's not available.

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DISCUSSION

Corpore Metal

It's not genre but His Girl Friday or Arsenic and Old Lace. Seriously. It's lightning fast, almost so fast you can't even see all the levels it works on. And still very hip even after 70 years.

Either that or Blackadder.