Hollywood lost a comedic cinema icon today, and the whole world is just a little bit sadder for it. Instead of wallowing in misery though (we’re sure he wouldn’t want us to) let’s all celebrate all the amazing movie/TV moments he gave us. From heartfelt and moving to down-right hilarious, Marshall delivered it all, always with a happy ending or a punchline, of course. These are our absolute favourite Garry Marshall moments.
When he gave us one of the most iconic romantic comedy love speeches ever.
Pretty Woman was supposed to be a dark movie about addiction but Marshall somehow turned it into one of the sweetest movies we’ve ever seen. Only in a Garry Marshall movie does a prostitute get a perfect fairy tale ending. We’re not crying, we swear.
And this BIG. HUGE. moment.
He liked it so much, he used it again (also with Julia Roberts) in Valentine’s Day.
And then he brought Richard Gere and Julia Roberts together again, because he knew that’s what the world needed.
And graced us with yet another sweet proposal that, of course, included many comedic interjections.
Did someone say feminism?
Laverne and Shirley gave us funny, strong, independent women at a time when that was rare. In fact, most of Marshall’s female characters are amazing role models. Girl power!
Basically everything The Fonz ever did.
Also, big shout out to Henry Winkler for being amazing.
He introduced us to Anne Hathaway and gave every little girl another great young female role model.
Who doesn’t love that classic Mia clumsiness?
And thank you, thank you, thank you for Chris Pine.
Marshall’s the only one who’s been able to get Julie Andrews to sing since her tragic throat surgery.
If you say you didn’t cry, you’re lying.
He gave us Taylor Swift at her most ridiculous.
And also the Taylor/Taylor relationship, but we’re not really sure that was a good thing.
And, of course, his specialty was classic, touching moments like this one where everything works out against all odds. *Sigh*
Don’t we all just wish our lives were like Garry Marshall movies? He will be greatly missed.