Despite its primary genre categorization as a comic book movie, there's a strong case to be made that Deadpool is one of the best comedies in recent memory as well. The film keeps the audience laughing from start to finish, and that turned out to be a rare sight in a year that defined by lackluster funny features. Most of this has to do with Ryan Reynolds' insane comedic chops, and it turns out that one of Reynolds' favorite cut lines is a razor-sharp barb he trades with Leslie Uggams' Blind Al. Reynolds explained in a recent interview:
Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) 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.
During a recent chat with EW, Ryan Reynolds admitted that Blind Al set Wade Wilson up for one of the best lines in Deadpool - though it's one that we didn't get on the big screen. It's not wholly original -- as Reynolds is quick to point out himself -- but even just reading that Wade Wilson crack in print is worth a chuckle. However, because Reynolds would prepare 10-15 lines for every scene of the improv-heavy film, it ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor. With that many cut lines, you could probably make an entirely separate movie out of Deadpool's awesome deleted scenes.
At the end of the day, I am not sure if we can even complain that one awesome line didn't make it into the movie. From top to bottom Deadpool is one of the funniest superhero movies ever filmed, and the scenes between Wade Wilson and Blind Al are some of the best. You can check out a few of their funniest moments together in the supercut below:
Of course, Reynolds obviously doesn't carry the entire film on his own shoulders, and he has repeatedly heaped praise upon his Deadpool co-stars for their work as well. Although he is very clearly the star of the movie, he has repeatedly lauded the performances of actors like Leslie Uggams. In particular, he has had nothing but amazing things to say about T.J. Miller's performance as Weasel as well, noting that the stand-up comedian and Silicon Valley star has an insane knack for improvisational comedy. If Ryan Reynolds is praising your improv skills, then you know you must be doing something right.
As much as we would've loved to see that duplex line make it into the final cut of the film, Deadpool was still amazing without it. With Deadpool 2 slated for a 2018 release (as of right now) we have a very distinct feeling that the Deadpool and best Blind Al lines have yet to come.