Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal’s Blindspotting provides a near-perfect blend of social commentary and comedy, as these 10 hilarious quotes demonstrate.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal star as Collin and Miles respectively in the indie film Blindspotting, which they also co-wrote together. The movie takes a serious look at gentrification and their changing identities in their hometown of Oakland, California, and police shootings.
Although the film covers serious topics, it always balances out the subject matter with comedy. Let’s revisit some of the funniest lines from the lighter side of this unique film!
“I don’t think we can point another gun at a customer. I feel like we get one of those a day or a week or never.”
After a tense moment where Collin pulls a gun on a client of their moving company when he realizes they’re packing up the house of the cop that he witnessed shoot a man, Miles tries to relieve some of the tension with a joke.
They are both shaken when they get in the truck and Miles says the line and Collin cracks a smile.
“We get it, your car has an alarm! Congrat-u-f*ckin-lations, it’s fancy!”
Miles and Collin are trying to sell a sailboat and Miles is screaming and trying to smooth talk any passerby. A man gets out of his car, sees Miles on top of the sailboat, and clicks to lock his car multiple times so the alarm honks.
Miles gives him some side-eye and yells this line at him in the most sarcastic tone possible.
“Why the f*ck would they give me a vegan burger?” “If you want a beef patty you have to specify meat.”
Miles and Collin go to the grand reopening of a Kwik Way drive-thru in Oakland and Miles is disappointed in their food. He throws his burger on the ground and Collin realizes they gave him a vegan burger.
A Kwik Way employee overhears his disgust and says that the restaurant now has customers specify if they want a beef patty instead of the other way around.
“Why he need to be bilingual? He already biracial.”
Ashley wants her and Miles’ son to go to the best preschool and Miles disagrees since the public school is closer to their apartment and not as expensive.
Ashley mentions that the more expensive preschool teaches Spanish and she wants their son to be bilingual, to which Miles responds with this hilarious retort.
“I’m sprinklin’ it though. Face vasin’.”
Collin is helping Val (Janina Gavankar) study while she redoes his braids. She utilizes odd sayings to get her answers right and she tells him that she uses slang as a pneumonic device to remember. Collin sees a photo of a face that is also two vases if someone looks at it long enough or vice versa, depending on what a person notices first.
Collin hilariously comes up with face vasin’ for Val to remember the image for her exam. She laughs and says it has to be something real, not something made up, so he sprinkles it throughout the conversation to try and sell her on it.
“They actually have great produce.”
Miles accuses Collin of starting to become a hipster through the gentrification of their hometown Oakland. Collin starts buying green juices every day and Miles tries to call him out on it by saying soon he’ll be going to Whole Foods to shop every day.
As usual, Collin doesn’t let Miles get him riled up with his comments and instead chooses to say that Whole Foods actually has great produce. It’s funny in the scene as Miles is trying to get a rise out of Collin, but it completely misses when he responds calmly.
“Why’s he drinking out of your dinosaur mug you made when you were in 5th grade?”
Collin and Miles go to Collin’s mom’s house to check in as the former will start living with her when he moves out of the halfway house after his probation is done.
When they get there they find a young kid drinking out of a handmade dinosaur mug and share an intense stare with him. Miles asks if Collin is just going to let this kid drink out of the dinosaur mug he made, Collin hilariously calls it “mugasaurus” and yells for his mom.
“Unfollow Val on the medias!”
Miles’ partner, Ashley, brings up that Val could re-braid Collin’s hair and Miles gets mad at her for knowing what Val is up to since she’s Collin’s ex-girlfriend and he feels that they should cut all ties.
Miles yells up from the street to their window that she needs to unfollow Val on social media, but calls it “the medias” instead. The quote works better in the film as the inflection Rafael Casal delivers the line with makes it incredibly funny.
“What is this the blood of f*cking Jesus, the f*ck is in it that it costs $10?!”
Miles is upset when their local convenience store starts selling green juice because he deems it a hipster item. They both ask how much it is and lose it when the answer is $10.
It’s outrageously overpriced and both are shocked, but it’s Miles that has the hilarious outburst when he can’t contain his frustration.
“How were we supposed to know that hipsters were so flammable?”
Miles says this rather quietly when they are trying to sell a sailboat, almost like a throwaway line. However, the audience gets an explanation for this line when it’s finally revealed why Collin went to jail in a hilarious flashback that turns serious.
Miles states that Collin only went to jail on a fire technicality. While working at a bar, Collin got into a fight that saw a flaming alcohol drink spill on him and the guy he was fighting, causing them to catch on fire. Although it’s a serious scene, there’s a lot of comedy surrounding it and this line highlights this.