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Credits Report

EW ranks the top five credit sequences -- ''Spinal Tap,'' ''Ferris Bueller,'' and ''Old School'' are among the movies known for the surprising and hilarious moments that occur after the credits roll

We could explain what a gaffer is and you still wouldn't want to stay through a movie's credits. But sometimes there's good reason to stick around, like for therandom end credits song, ''You Are Worfress Arrec Barrwin,'' in Team America: World Police — which inspired us to pick the five funniest credit sequences ever. (There would have been more Pixar flicks, but that would have meant more Randy Newman. We love you too much for that.)

THIS IS SPI¨AL TAP (1984) Documentarian Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner): ''If you could not play rock & roll, what would you do?'' Tap member Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest): ''I suppose I could work in a shop of some kind...like maybe in a haberdasher, or maybe like a chapeau shop.''

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986) Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) suffers the ultimate ignominy: riding the school bus. The only seat available is next to a sniveling girl who offers him a gummy bear: ''They've been in my pocket. They're real warm and soft.'' Chick, chick, chick-a.

OLD SCHOOL (2003) Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell) gets propositioned by his friend's nympho ex at the supermarket. To celebrate, he screams in a lady's face and kicks her shopping cart: ''You know it!''

A BUG'S LIFE (1998) Flik (Dave Foley) and friends goof it up with animated outtakes that are funnier than most real outtakes.

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) Like olde-tyme movies, Holy Grail runs its end credits at the beginning. So...the entire movie is one long bonus! 142 Mexican Whooping Llamas? We're so there.

Originally posted Oct 29, 2004 Published in issue #790 Oct 29, 2004 Order article reprints