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Poll: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

We've asked a few memorable cinematic characters to have their take on this iconic riddle joke and they all came up with more interesting answers than the predictable "to get to the other side".

Which of the following answers do you find the most satisfying?

After voting, let's have a squawking session here

Make Your Choice

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    Christina Ricci in Addams Family Values (1993)

    Wednesday Addams: "To end its misery."
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    Frank Oz in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Master Yoda: "Quicker, easier and more seductive, other side is."
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    Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future (1985)

    Doc Emmett Brown: "Because where it is, it still needs roads."
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    Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977)

    Alvy Singer: "Screw the chicken, I cross the road everyday and don't make a fuss about it."
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    Edward Norton in Fight Club (1999)

    The Narrator: "I'm Jack's riddle for the ages."
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    John Goodman in The Big Lebowski (1998)

    Walter Sobchak: "I got buddies who died face down in the muck so that a chicken could have the right to cross the road. You hear me? So if a chicken wants to cross the road, godammit this is a free country and I say you should respect its wishes!"
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    Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

    Don Vito Corleone: "As long as it doesn't interfere with our business, I approve its decision to cross the road."
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    Boris Karloff in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

    The Monster: "Chicken... needs... friends."
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    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Forrest Gump: "I guess it felt like crossing the road."
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    Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II (1989)

    Marty McFly: "Nobody calls me 'chicken'!!!"
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    R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: "Because you were on the other side showing your d--- and the goddamn chicken mistook it for a worm!!!"
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    Joe Pesci in Casino (1995)

    Nicky Santoro: "Now, why don't YOU cross the road before I stuff a real chicken up your ass?!"
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    T-800: "Don't worry. It'll be back."
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    Hugo Weaving in V for Vendetta (2005)

    V: "To protest against the slaughter of mass-raised chickens by evil fast food corporations."
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    Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Cole Sear: "I see a dead chicken."
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    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II (1979)

    Rocky Balboa: "It ain't about the road, it's about how hard you can get hit by a car and keep moving forward!"
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Michael Corleone: "I know I didn't give the go-ahead."
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    Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon (1987)

    Martin Riggs: "To run afowl the law, hahaha..."
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    Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Rhett Butler: "You want to know how much I care about your chicken, my dear?"
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    Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    King Arthur: "What do you mean? A European or an African chicken?"
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    Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Andy Dufresne: "Because it comes down to a simple choice: get busy leaving, or get busy frying."
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    Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    Randle Patrick R.P. McMurphy: "Well, at least it tries."
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    George Clooney in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    Mr. Fox: "Burp!"

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