questionswhat movie uses the "mr. dumas" joke?


Stumped me. My first thought was Shawshank.


I don't know but it looks like @snapster wants to know the answer as well.


@hot72chev: And, yes it appeared in the movie.
The convict picks up The Count of Monte Cristo "by Alexan-dree Dumb-ass."


Perhaps you are thinking of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure? They use that joke.


Oops never mind they did not use it in Bill & Ted's... Perhaps I was thinking of the Socrates joke, pronounced sew-crates.


Does it have to be a feature film? It's also appeared in Veronica Mars.


@spectrumtic: related ancient greek joke:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Euripides who?
Euripides pants, Eumenides pants.

...I'll be running along now...........


Reminds me of this Dilbert:


@starblind: It does not have to be a feature film - it might be TV. However, I have not seen Veronica Mars, so that's unfortunately not it.

I must have invented this scene in my head. Maybe it wasn't Dumas? Maybe it was another confused humorous pronunciation.

This will drive me batty. Thanks for trying everyone!


@sirlouie: This is quite the long shot, but back I want to say early 2000's there was an SNL skit with Nicholas Cage that used a variation this joke and runs very vaguely similar.
He is talking with his pregnant wife about baby names and every one she suggests he comes up with ways kids could make fun of it (Shelly - Smelly Shelly; Matt - Fat Matt etc). He gets increasingly annoyed as they go on and his ways of people making fun of the name become more and more far-fetched.
Finally a knock at the door, he answers and it's a deliver driver "I have a package for Mr @$$wipe" to which he yells "It's pronounced oz-WEE-pay! It's Norwegian!"


@bingo969: That's a funny sketch, and I found a transcript of it here:

but that isn't it ...


Everyone, I think I figured it out. I think the joke I'm thinking about was in Wayne's World 2. It wasn't "dumb@$$" - it was "horney / hor-NAY" that Kim Basinger's character played as the girl looking to get Garth to kill her husband. My brain must have mixed it up with the A&W commercial and created an amalgam.

Thanks to everyone for their assistance and suggestions!


When I read your question I thought it was about the riff in The World's End:

Gary King: And here we go! Just like the Five Musketeers!
Steven Prince: Three musketeers, wasn't it?
Peter Page: Four, if you count d'Artagnan.
Gary King: Well, nobody knows how many there were, really, do they?
Oliver: You do know that "The Three Musketeers" was a fiction, right? Written by Alexandre Dumas?
Gary King: A lot of people are saying that about the Bible these days.
Steven Prince: What, that it was written by Alexandre Dumas?
Gary King: Don't be daft, Steve! It was written by Jesus!


The two posters who said Shawshank Redemption are right.

In the new library.

Heywood: The Count of Monte Crisco...
Floyd: That's "Cristo" you dumb sh*t.
Heywood: Alexandree Dumb-ass. Dumb-ass.
Andy Dufresne: Dumb-ass? "Dumas". You know what it's about? You'll like it, it's about a prison break.
Red: We oughta file that under "Educational" too, oughten we?


One of Steve Martin's old movies, pretty sure it was The Jerk but not possitive.