The Jerk (1979)

Moral: Money can't buy class.

An over-the-top, absurdist classic from director Carl Reiner, The Jerk tells the story of Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin), a white man raised by black farmers who leaves his roost to seek fame and fortune. After a series of hysterical adventures, Johnson eventually makes his millions on a special handled for eyeglasses called the "Opti-grab." The money allows Johnson and his new bride (Bernadette Peters) to commit legendary acts of gaudiness like buying a water cooler-like wine dispenser, a clam tub, a pair of stuffed giraffes.