The Jerk
Release: January 01, 1979
Release: January 01, 1979

On Navin Johnson's 18th birthday he discovers he was adopted. (Which should appear obvious since he's the only white person in an all black family.) Navin decides to move out and try to make it in the world. While on his adventure he works at a gas station. But because of an assassination attempt he runs off and joins a carnival where he meets Marie, the woman of his dreams. Later he becomes filthy rich. But things become bad when he goes from filthy rich, to just plain filthy.

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Navin: "(Singing) "I'm picking out a thermos for you, and maybe a barometer, too, and what else can I buy so on me you'll rely? A rear end thermometer, too!""
Navin R. Johnson [singing]: "I'm picking out a Thermos for you. Not an ordinary Thermos for you. But the extra best Thermos that you can buy, with vinyl and stripes and a cup built right in."
Motel Guest: "Don't call that dog "lifesaver;" call him "shithead.""
Navin R. Johnson: "And that's it and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I ne"
Navin R. Johnson: "[walking outside] And I don't need one other thing, except my dog."
Navin R. Johnson: "[dog barks and runs away] I don't need my dog."
Navin R. Johnson: "I was born a poor black child. -Navin R. Johnson"
Navin Johnson: "You mean I'm gonna STAY this color? -Navin Johnson"
Navin R. Johnson: "For one dollar I'll guess your weight, your height, or your sex. -Navin R. Johnson"
Navin R. Johnson: "I'm gonna bounce back and when I do I'm gonna buy you a diamond so big it's gonna make you puke. -Navin R. Johnson"
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