Why did everyone laugh when “lorenzo zoil” was mentioned in the movie Paul?

Maya A wrote:

Just out of curiosity, why would the audience laugh when in the movie Paul, the special agent said his name was Lorenzo zoil?

Thanks!!

4 Responses to “Why did everyone laugh when “lorenzo zoil” was mentioned in the movie Paul?”

  1. I haven’t seen Paul, but judging from that line I’d imagined because it is a reference to the movie “Lorenzo’s Oil” though I do not know why that would be funny.

  2. Lorenzo’s oil is a movie about a boy suffering form a rare disease and how scientists found a treatment for it. This name is a reference to that movie.

  3. Lorenzo’s oil is a movie as the other comments have stated. The humor comes from the sheer randomness of the reference as well as the fact that Bateman’s character is oblivious to it. Its one of those things where you just go ….what? LOL

  4. The randomness of the reference was brilliant. Even more brilliant was the very obvious script pause after the reference that turned a contextually irrelevant reference into a fantastic joke. Pegg and Frost have such a great knack for ‘joke grenades’.