Shawn Wayans Quotes (25 Quotes)


    They'll say, That's funny, but you can't do that on TV.

    We did a lot of press for the last film and now for this one. We don't rest on our laurels.

    There were challenges with production because of the special effects. There are just some things that, although written, special effects just isn't able to do.

    Any time something does that well, you gotta follow up.

    For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there's a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That's how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.


    You have to step up to the plate, and then hit one out of the park.

    We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we're going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience.

    People are expecting things. In the first one, no one was expecting anything. They were saying, Oh my God, I can't believe these guys are doing this.

    It's like hard meets soft. The thug is how they dress, kind of street, but they're good kids and they make the right decisions.

    A lot of the jokes had some build-up to some nasty stuff. But most of it was all character situations leading to what the ultimate payoff would be for that character.

    If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke.

    Now we have to hit them from a different angle.

    We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we're just carrying the torch.

    You lose your privacy, and sometimes, people don't see you as human.

    I knew when I was 6. I just knew it; I didn't care about nothing else. If I didn't make it in this world, I would probably be homeless. I gave myself that little to fall back on.

    The studios want this from us, but it's not all we do. So the next couple of movies we have planned, we want to do just a regular, funny comedy.

    We all write, but the script is a blueprint. We can lose whole scenes when we're shooting.


    Women don't like advice. They don't want you to fix their problems, they just want you to listen.

    We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross.

    We definitely have our finger on the pulse. You have to keep up. We decide what to watch by what's funny.

    It's an exciting sport. It's fresh, even though it's been around for a while. For us, it's just starting to tap into our audience.

    We grew up in the Garbage Pail Kids era with the Wacky Packs. We miss that kind of fun we used to have when we were kids, flipping through the packs and chewing the gum and reading the funny little jokes.

    We make a family environment, it's fun, everybody knows what needs to be done, Keenen oversees the whole thing, we respect him, he respects us.

    To us, it's just kind of starting to tap into our audience, and we're excited. We need to be part of that transition, because it is pop culture.


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