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Johnny Vander m
04-22-2006, 01:29 AM
This has been done before but we have a lot of newer people now so,

IMO, you have to put Blazing Saddles in a class all by itself, nothing else is even close.

1- The Naked Gun.
2- Naked Gun Two.
3- Naked Gun 33 and a third.
4- Maverick.
5- The Jerk.

savafan
04-22-2006, 01:46 AM
In no particular order

Duck Soup
A Night at the Opera
A Day at the Races
Monkey Business
Horsefeathers
The Big Store
Blazing Saddles
The Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
History of the World Pt. 1
Airplane!
Baseketball
Caddyshack
Ghostbusters
The Blues Brothers
Wayne's World
There's Something About Mary
Robin Hood, Men in Tights
Major League
Spaceballs

Obviously, I'm a Marx Brothers fan. These are just to name a few.

Johnny Vander m
04-22-2006, 01:57 AM
Wow Sava, I would say a good list but since I must be living a sheltered life and I hate to admit, other than Blazing S's there is only one of those I have seen. I need to come out of my cave sometime huh?

savafan
04-22-2006, 02:02 AM
If you haven't watched a Marx Brothers movie, you really should.

Groucho's timing and delivery is timeless. He's what every improv artist should aspire to be.

WMR
04-22-2006, 03:09 AM
Easy Money
Back to School
Beverly Hills Cop
The Big Lebowski (new classic)

The Cable Guy
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9606/13/cable.guy/theater.screen.lrg.jpg
So many great lines from this flick...
"Just wanna hang out... NO BIG DEAL!"
"Hey, I never made a slam dunk before, thanks for the boost."

Trading Places (maybe the best)
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000059H28.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

"WHO been puttin' they coals out on my carpet?!?!"

Ahhhh... the days when Eddie Murphy was still funny and edgy.

The Baumer
04-22-2006, 03:18 AM
It isn't your traditional comedy but Wes Anderson's first film Bottle Rocket is a personal favorite.

dman
04-22-2006, 06:30 AM
Porky's
Blazing Saddles
All 3 Austin Powers movies

MrCinatit
04-22-2006, 06:50 AM
Did anyone else know that Buster Keaton was born in Piqua? It's true.

Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin and Harold Lloyd were unstoppable during the silent movie era.
Shortly after that, Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields took over with spectacular results. But the Marx Brothers turned it into a true, mad, anarchic artform which has yet to be matched. Period. Oh, many have tried, but none have come close.
It is too bad such greats as The General, Never Give A Sucker A Even Break, Duck Soup, The Navigator, Way Out West, My Little Chickadee (fields and Mae West), The Great Dictator, Sons of the Desert, Seven Chances, Sherlock Jr., City Lights, Safety Last, Speedy, The Bank Dick and Modern Times have been forgotten by the general public - along with the great Marx Brothers list Sava gave.

Other greats:
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Produces, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, SpaceBalls.
There's Something About Mary.
Harold and Maude.
Psycho (yes, Hitchcock did consider it a dark comedy)
Brazil
Any of the Austin Powers
Airplane!
Some Like It Hot
Bad Taste
The Evil Dead II
Attack of the Killer Tomatos
Any Monte Python movie
Shaun of the Dead
Dumb and Dumber
The Man With Two Brains
Dr. Strangelove (one of my all-time favorites)
Many others.


Oh, btw...Buster Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas. Not Piqua Ohio.

TeamCasey
04-22-2006, 07:14 AM
Blazing Saddles

RedsBaron
04-22-2006, 07:42 AM
Many of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I want to add "Groundhog Day".

GAC
04-22-2006, 09:31 AM
This has been done before but we have a lot of newer people now so,

IMO, you have to put Blazing Saddles in a class all by itself, nothing else is even close.

1- The Naked Gun.
2- Naked Gun Two.
3- Naked Gun 33 and a third.
4- Maverick.
5- The Jerk.

I just got the 3oth anniversary DVD on Blazing Saddles a couple weeks ago. A classic Johnny!

"Hey! You cant park that horse there!"

http://www.homevideos.com/freezeframes10/BlazeSaddle103.jpeg

My list?...

Young Frankenstein
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Caddy Shack
O Brother Where Art Thou? ("You ain't bonafide!")
Airplane ("I like my coffee black.... like my men.")
Animal House ("seven years of college down the drain.")
Office Space ("we're going to federal pound me in the *** prison!")
A Hard Days Night

But if any of the old time classics come on, I can't turn them off...

3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers

Falls City Beer
04-22-2006, 09:43 AM
Vacation
Run Ronnie Run
Lolita
Toxic Avenger
Back to School
Bringing Up Baby
His Girl Friday
Fargo
The Thin Man
Dead Alive
Bad News Bears
Welcome to the Dollhouse

SunDeck
04-22-2006, 09:47 AM
My Favorites, in order of free association:

Raising Arizona
The Russians are Coming!
The In Laws (Falk/Arkin)
M*A*S*H
Flirting with Disaster
There's Something about Mary
CaddyShack
Animal House
Stripes
Life Aquatic
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman
The Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Meaning of Life

Johnny Footstool
04-22-2006, 09:54 AM
Raising Arizona
Caddyshack
Weird Science
Animal House
The Blues Brothers
Anchorman
Old School
Kingpin
The Jerk

Crash Davis
04-22-2006, 10:08 AM
Many of the classics have already been named, but here are quite a few more great ones:

Swingers
Diner
Slapshot
Arthur
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Last American Virgin
Tommy Boy
Billy Madison
Beautiful Girls
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Annie Hall
The Royal Tennenbaums
Rushmore
Outside Providence

nycredsfan
04-22-2006, 11:08 AM
Deconstructing Harry
Rushmore
Big Lebowski
Office Space
I Heart Huckabees
Mallrats
Swingers
The 40 Year Old Virgin
I second the Marx Bros.
Silent comedies with the likes of Chaplin, Keaton, Arbuckle

wally post
04-22-2006, 01:01 PM
there's alotta great funny movies listed here. Not sure if I saw these too though.. WC Fields in:
It's A Gift
-and-
I need help with this title - please help me out - what's the title of the one where he buys a "California Orange Ranch" and moves the family there..??
SO hilarious!

BoydsOfSummer
04-22-2006, 01:09 PM
No mention of "Planes,Trains and Automobiles" or "Weekend at Bernies"?

Bull Durham
Major League

BuckeyeRed27
04-22-2006, 01:12 PM
Wedding Crashers
Anchorman
Old School
Best in Show
Zoolander
Swingers
Out Cold
Dumb and Dumber
Office Space
Tommy Boy
The Aristicrats
Orange County

There are a lot of other comedies I enjoy, but these are the ones that I could watch every day and still laugh.

guttle11
04-22-2006, 01:53 PM
South Park
Waiting
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Not Another Teen Movie
Caddyshack
Airplane

SeeinRed
04-22-2006, 02:05 PM
If you guys are wanting to see a comedy that is a little out of the ordinary, see Shaun of the Dead. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/.)

HotCorner
04-22-2006, 02:12 PM
Old School
Something About Mary
Spaceballs
American Pie (just the first one)
Liar Liar
Dumb and Dumber
Summer School
Tommy Boy
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Wedding Crashers
Flirting with Disaster
Meet the Parents
Meet the Fockers
Major League
Best in Show
Mystery Men
Beverly Hills Cop
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Princess Bride
Brewster's Million
Anchorman

RFS62
04-22-2006, 02:22 PM
I like pretty much most of the ones already listed, and I'm sure I'm leaving out some favorites.

Raising Arizona
Caddyshack
Airplane
Naked Gun series
Monty Python and the search for the Holy Grail
Arthur
The Jerk
Blues Brothers
Animal House
Swingers
Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
The Big Lebowski
Office Space
Stripes

GAC
04-22-2006, 02:46 PM
If you guys are wanting to see a comedy that is a little out of the ordinary, see Shaun of the Dead. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/.)

Saw it. One weird movie. Not for kids though. The language was pretty bad.

SeeinRed
04-22-2006, 02:53 PM
Saw it. One weird movie. Not for kids though. The language was pretty bad.

Did you like it though? I would say its like a British version of the Scary Movie series. Only instead of making fun of multiple movies, they only make fun of Dawn of the Dead. It definately is not for kids like GAC said. There are also some pretty gorry parts. I just love the little things in the movie that a lot of people miss. On the surface, it just looks like a stupid comedy like Dude Where's My Car, but some of the comedy is missed because you really have to think about it. Some may argue that and say I'm looking too deep into the movie, and maybe I am, but I loved this movie.

GAC
04-22-2006, 03:07 PM
Did you like it though? I would say its like a British version of the Scary Movie series. Only instead of making fun of multiple movies, they only make fun of Dawn of the Dead. It definately is not for kids like GAC said. There are also some pretty gorry parts. I just love the little things in the movie that a lot of people miss. On the surface, it just looks like a stupid comedy like Dude Where's My Car, but some of the comedy is missed because you really have to think about it. Some may argue that and say I'm looking too deep into the movie, and maybe I am, but I loved this movie.

Yeah, it was a funny spoof of the Romero zombie films, with British humor.

Johnny Footstool
04-22-2006, 04:55 PM
If you guys are wanting to see a comedy that is a little out of the ordinary, see Shaun of the Dead. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/.)

Would anyone like...a peanut?

BigRed
04-22-2006, 07:39 PM
Cannonball Run 1,2
Smokey and the Bandit 1, 2, 3
Happy Gilmore
Any Which Way You Can
Every Which Way But Loose
Rat Race
Spy Hard
+ many of the ones already named

MWM
04-22-2006, 07:42 PM
Waiting for Guffman
Best in Show

MrCinatit
04-22-2006, 07:53 PM
there's alotta great funny movies listed here. Not sure if I saw these too though.. WC Fields in:
It's A Gift
-and-
I need help with this title - please help me out - what's the title of the one where he buys a "California Orange Ranch" and moves the family there..??
SO hilarious!

That would be It's A Gift - indeed a great movie. One of his best.

Johnny Vander m
04-22-2006, 08:13 PM
What about Bob?

Yachtzee
04-22-2006, 08:18 PM
Waiting for Guffman
Best in Show

What, no "A Mighty Wind"?

"Wha' Happen'?"

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/a_mighty_wind/fred_willard/oscars.jpg

MWM
04-22-2006, 08:33 PM
What, no "A Mighty Wind"?



Funny you should ask. The Mrs. and I are watching it tonight, which is what made me think of the other two. We love Best in Show. "Harlan, would you stop naming nuts." :laugh:

RFS62
04-22-2006, 11:23 PM
Waiting for Guffman
Best in Show


Yeah, I loved those too. And "This is Spinal Tap"

Brilliant cast and writers.

MWM
04-22-2006, 11:50 PM
What, no "A Mighty Wind"?

"Wha' Happen'?"

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Classic.

There's a kiss at the end of a rainbow; more precious than a pot of gold.

WMR
04-23-2006, 12:03 AM
I can't walk into a DQ without thinking of Parker Posey.

MWM
04-23-2006, 12:09 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Parker Posey. She was awesome in Best in Show.

http://i.timeinc.net/ew/img/daily/620/parker_l.jpg

WMR
04-23-2006, 12:11 AM
I hope she's getting paid a ridiculous sum for those Pepsi commercials. She should be getting at least twice as much as Jimmy Fallon.

Sweetstop
04-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Let's face it, Christopher Guest is a very funny man. I love them all, but Best in Show is my fav.

The Awful Truth is on my list of best comedy movies...screwball epitomy.

wally post
04-23-2006, 12:48 PM
That would be It's A Gift - indeed a great movie. One of his best.
thanks! Doh - the other WC movie is Bank Dick.
AGreed with all that the spinal tap folks do. Mighty Wind is hilarious - all of them are!!!
Word has it that, in NYC in the early seventies after an off-broadway show opening, actor/writer Christopher Guest sent EVERY cast memeber a personal note saying: "You are my favorite".:laugh:

LincolnparkRed
04-25-2006, 12:02 PM
I don't think I saw Fletch on the list. Now as far as I am concerned Fletch lives never happened so don't bring that up but who couldn't like lines like:
Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it's a shame about Ed.
Fletch: Oh, it was. Yeah, it was really a shame. To go so suddenly like that.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: He was dying for years.
Fletch: Sure, but... the end was very... very sudden.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: He was in intensive care for eight weeks.
Fletch: Yeah, but I mean the very end, when he actually died. That was extremely sudden.

Fletch: I'm John.
Gail Stanwyk: Ohhhh, John.
[they laugh]
Gail Stanwyk: John who?
Fletch: John Cock... tos... ton.
Gail Stanwyk: That's a beautiful name.
Fletch: Well, it's Scotch/Romanian.
Gail Stanwyk: That's an odd combination.
Fletch: Yeah, well, so were my parents.

Yachtzee
04-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia...and a cup of hot fat.

rdiersin
04-25-2006, 05:01 PM
The movie Roadhouse makes me laugh every time I see it. Leaves me in stiches, but I guess this is supposed to be about comedies. :)

I haven't seen Christmas Vacation listed yet or Strange Brew. Good stuff.

The Baumer
04-26-2006, 03:05 AM
Fletch Lives isn't terrible. It's just a product of the 80s.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 08:01 AM
The movie Roadhouse makes me laugh every time I see it. Leaves me in stiches, but I guess this is supposed to be about comedies. :)

.

I agree. You really can't go wrong with Terry Funk on the big screen.

TeamCasey
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
Amazon Woman on the Moon

The Egg and I

Johnny Footstool
04-27-2006, 09:36 AM
The movie Roadhouse makes me laugh every time I see it. Leaves me in stiches, but I guess this is supposed to be about comedies. :)


A comedy classic, set in some godforsaken suburb of KC (must be the Missouri side).

I always laugh at the fact that Patrick Swayze straight-up murders about a dozen people, then gets to ride off into the sunset with Kelly Lynch. No cops, no FBI, just frontier justice (must be the Missouri side).

The scenes in the "Double Deuce" also give me a chuckle.

rdiersin
04-27-2006, 09:42 AM
A comedy classic, set in some godforsaken suburb of KC (must be the Missouri side).

I always laugh at the fact that Patrick Swayze straight-up murders about a dozen people, then gets to ride off into the sunset with Kelly Lynch. No cops, no FBI, just frontier justice (must be the Missouri side).

The scenes in the "Double Deuce" also give me a chuckle.

Its one of those things, kind of like the band Boston. So bad its good.:)

Johnny Footstool
04-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Its one of those things, kind of like the band Boston. So bad its good.:)

You know what would have made it the perfect comedy movie? A WHIP FIGHT!

rdiersin
04-27-2006, 03:56 PM
You know what would have made it the perfect comedy movie? A WHIP FIGHT!

And a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick.

Blimpie
04-27-2006, 04:02 PM
After all the great movies that have been listed, I guess the goal is to come up with a few that have not yet been mentioned. How about:

S.O.B. (Favorite flick by Blake Edwards)
The Party (Favorite flick by Peter Sellers)

GAC
04-27-2006, 04:09 PM
I can't believe Woody Allen has not been mentioned.

Sweetstop
04-27-2006, 05:32 PM
I can't believe Woody Allen has not been mentioned.

I laughed the hardest in my first Woody Allen (his too), Take the Money and Run....the "glub" note, etc.:D Annie Hall is my favorite though. Also liked Everything You Wanted To Know...., Manhattan, Everyone Says I Love You, etc. Just saw Match Point last evening...not a comedy, but a good homage to Hitchcock.

GAC
04-27-2006, 09:14 PM
I laughed the hardest in my first Woody Allen (his too), Take the Money and Run....the "glub" note, etc.:D Annie Hall is my favorite though. Also liked Everything You Wanted To Know...., Manhattan, Everyone Says I Love You, etc. Just saw Match Point last evening...not a comedy, but a good homage to Hitchcock.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex was hilarious!

The various segments, such as the game show take-off "Whats My Perversion?", Gene Wilder as the pyschologist who falls for Daisy the sheep, and the final sequence where the guy is preparing for intercourse with the girl, and you're inside his body with Tony Randall as his Brain, Burt Reynolds & Co. as helpers, and Woody Allen as a paranoid sperm not wanting to go ("what happens if he is masturbating and we are splattered on the ceiling?") is just too much. :lol:

BoomerSoonerRed
04-29-2006, 02:51 AM
Some of my favorites:
"Dumb and Dumber"
"Naked Gun" trilogy
"Animal House"
"Used Cars" - starred Kurt Russell and Jack Warden playing dual roles
Love Steve Martin in "The Jerk," but "The Man With Two Brains" is a very underrated comedy movie.
Also agree with the earlier poster about Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run."

And here's the type of guy I am: Ask me my favorite Tom Hanks movie, and without a stutter, I reply, "Bachelor Party."

Blimpie
04-29-2006, 11:10 AM
Okay, I just thought of a few more:

The Groove Tube
The Kentucky Fried Movie

Hoosier Red
04-29-2006, 11:31 AM
This may deserve a thread of its own, but just saw "Thank you for Smoking."

That was absolutely the funniest movie I've seen in many many years.

GAC
04-29-2006, 11:32 AM
I just saw one awhile back that I have always enjoyed....

The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.

"When will the house be done?"

"Two weeks"

:lol:

Sweetstop
04-29-2006, 01:24 PM
I just saw one awhile back that I have always enjoyed....

The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.

"When will the house be done?"

"Two weeks"

:lol:

"Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" is even better.

Hap
04-30-2006, 11:02 AM
The best comedy movie that has not yet been made could be a Spinal Tap-style mockumentary on Jim Bowden's attempts to field a major league pitching staff circa 2001-2003. We could have an entire chapter on the time he used an ineligible pitcher (Atchley) and his attempts to deflect attention in the media with his verbal diarrhea. We could have a running gag about drafting high school pitchers and blowing out their elbows.

deltachi8
04-30-2006, 11:58 AM
Office Space
Amazon Women on the Moon
Bannanas
Fletch
This is Spinal Tap
Beavis and Butthead do America
Better Off Dead
Gung Ho

and many more...but those just off the top of my head.

deltachi8
04-30-2006, 12:02 PM
A comedy classic, set in some godforsaken suburb of KC (must be the Missouri side).

I always laugh at the fact that Patrick Swayze straight-up murders about a dozen people, then gets to ride off into the sunset with Kelly Lynch. No cops, no FBI, just frontier justice (must be the Missouri side).

The scenes in the "Double Deuce" also give me a chuckle.

Thought you'd be bigger?

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 05:47 PM
I always laugh at the fact that Patrick Swayze straight-up murders about a dozen people, then gets to ride off into the sunset with Kelly Lynch.
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Vigilantism makes a beeline for my funnybone.

savafan
05-02-2006, 01:12 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I've never found Woody Allen films to be funny.

The Baumer
05-02-2006, 03:04 AM
I've found Woody Allen films to be clever, but as savafan pointed out, never funny. Well, actually, the Christopher Walken cameo in Annie Hall is hilarious.