For this list, we’ll be focusing on all things Chris Pratt that make us smile or laugh out loud. Whether they’re from his personal life, films, television, or interviews... all memorable moments will be considered.
It was a heartbreaking, tragic moment when miniature horse Li’l Sebastian passed away. Not just for all the characters on the show, but also for viewers, especially because the episode in which he dies is accompanied by this amazing song sung by Andy Dwyer. It’s hard not to feel some kind of sadness, even though the performance is an overly dramatic tribute to a fictional horse from a sitcom. Pratt sang it again while on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and this time he had his cast mates with him. So put your lighters up for Li’l Sebastian, Chris Pratt and his MANY talents.
This is a moment so great and unexpected; it’s impossible not to smile. Just before Ronan unleashes the power of the Infinity Stone to destroy Xandar, Peter Quill starts dancing and singing in front of him. It’s such a jarring and ridiculous tactic, we can’t fault Ronan for getting sidetracked by Quill with equal parts bewilderment, intrigue and utter disdain. It’s definitely a good distraction technique though, as Ronan’s confusion gives Rocket and Drax enough time to step in and help. Of course, this wasn’t the first time Quill sang or danced, as he’d already shown his stuff in the unforgettably charming intro sequence. Star-Lord… he’s one of a kind.
It’s a scene that has spawned countless recreations from fans across the world; only, you know, without the raptors. Pratt was already an established comedic actor before Guardians of the Galaxy was released, but after that, his career took off to new heights. Starring in the mega blockbuster Jurassic World only a year later, one scene in particular has Pratt’s character Owen bravely stepping into a Raptor pit, risking life and limb to get them to stand down. It’s a bold and daring move that cements his status as a master trainer. Still, they’re hungry meat-eating dinosaurs, and humans are irresistible.
As funny as this line is, it’s unsurprising that it didn’t make the cut. During his run on Parks and Rec, Chris Pratt made a name for himself as a master of improvisation, and this particularly crude, yet hilarious scene is just one example. In a blooper of a scene where the cast is talking about famous comeback stories, Andy makes a comment about a certain video Kim Kardashian was in, and everyone loses it. At this stage, it’s hard to distinguish between Andy and the real Chris Pratt, as their senses of humor are very similar. Another great example of his improv skills that DID make the cut is when Andy diagnoses Leslie’s illness... using the computer’s troubleshooting tool.
The Lego Movie was a surprising hit packed with great moments. Its cast was full of A-listers and comedians and had a plot not only friendly for younger audiences but also engaging enough for adults, too. One particular moment has Pratt’s character, Emmet, talking about his idea of a double-decker couch so that everyone can watch TV together. Much to everyone’s surprise, the couch is the only thing left intact after their submarine explodes, and is used to support everyone while they await rescue. Apparently Emmet’s first attempt at building from his mind wasn’t nearly as useless as everyone had thought.
While in an interview with Entertainment Tonight about Jurassic World, Chris reveals that he’s not half-bad at French braiding hair, showing a picture of his expertise on his wife. So, naturally, the interview is temporarily interrupted when ET gets Chris to braid one of their interns’ hair. It’s remarkable that he can do such a great job with it... while continuing with the interview. Oh, and he knows not to use a rubber band. This girl sure has one helluva story to tell. This, as well as speaking fluent German, are just a couple of the things you can add to the already impressive set of skills Mr. Pratt possesses.
When there are two naturally funny people involved in the same movie, friendly rivalry and competition is to be expected while promoting the film, and Pratt and Lawrence gave it their best. Pratt would regularly post pictures of him and Passengers co-star Jennifer Lawrence, only… he’d crop out half of Jen’s face. Jen had her revenge when she got to insult Pratt in a game hosted by BBC Radio 1. Unfortunately for her, Chris delivered a knockout punch that earned him the win. But sure enough, she got even with a little help from Jimmy Kimmel, spray-painting all over Pratts’ face on the side of a bus. All in good fun!
There’s no standout moment here, because they’re all equally great. As the night’s host, Chris excels in playing three entirely different characters, and they all bring something unique to their respective skits. One sees Chris playing a veterinarian nurse informing pet owners that their pets have died. His accent (and utter lack of remorse) is what makes it so funny. Another has him flirting with a bar patron in rap verses, and his manic facial expressions absolute make the bit. Another skit has him playing a He-Man action figure come to life, and bordering on the disturbing, we watch as he figures out what existence means to him – with hilarious results.
SMOSH’s antics have earned them tens of millions of subscribers on their YouTube channel, and their success is in no small part thanks to videos like these. Anthony and Ian each sit down to chat with Pratt separately, seemingly about Jurassic World, but they really have other plans. They take turns giving one another absurd instructions regarding how they should interact with the actor, and Chris, supposedly unaware of their shenanigans, goes along with it beautifully. Regardless of whether or not he was in on the joke, his ability to improvise flawlessly and hilariously is a testament to his comedic ability.
While on The Graham Norton Show promoting Jurassic World, Chris Pratt revealed that he can do a TOWIE accent, as heard on the show “The Only Way Is Essex.” Yes, this is kind of an odd thing to master, but then again... it IS Chris Pratt. It all began when his wife, Anna Faris, came to visit him during the filming of Guardians of the Galaxy, and got hooked on the show. So, Chris being his usual self, apparently began imitating the accent. The end result? Him nailing it on camera. It’s admittedly impressive to hear an American delivering such a convincing British accent. The look on Jude Law’s face? Priceless.