Great Movie Scenes: Spinal Tap Goes to Stonehenge

“I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.”

And so we have one of the most iconic scenes from This Is Spinal Tap, the hilarious mock-rockumentary from director Rob Reiner and stars/co-scripters Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer that follows the disastrous U.S. tour of a raucous British heavy metal band that has seen better days and gone through more than its share of drummers. A biting satire (that feels all too real to the many bands who felt like the flick was based upon their real-life experiences), the film features such classic songs “Sex Farm,” “Big Bottom,” “Gimme Some Money,” “Cups and Cakes,” and many more.

What’s your favorite moment from This Is Spinal Tap? Sound off below!

  • Quiggy

    “these go to eleven”. I was staying in a hotel once that had 11 floors (how exquisite is that? but it gets even better…) I got on an elevator with a younger couple. The wife said to the husband “we’re on floor 10.” I said “These go to eleven.” The wife looked at me like I was nuts. For his part I saw a smile on the husband’s lips so I think he got the joke.

    Also the bit about their bad luck with drummers, especially the part about one of the drummers choking to death on someone else’s vomit. This move is almost assuredly gender specific in terms of it’s fan base. Guys love it. But I have yet to meet a woman who appreciates as much as I do. I think I’d ask her to marry me if I did…