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Sandtrap wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:34 pm Couples Retreat
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I can't believe that the best of all has not been mentioned: Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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Van wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:05 pm Planes, trains and automobiles

Any Three Stooges (a guy thing; not liked by most females)
There's a Cheers episode where some woman tells Sam he's totally shallow - that he has no brain of his own - everything he does is to attract women.

"You like your Corvette", says his friends... "No, I own that to get women"
"You like your boat", says his friends... "No, I own that to get women".

"You like the Three Stooges", says his friends... "What do women think about that?"

"They think they are stupid", says Sam... "Hey, I'm not shallow after all, I like the Three Stooges all on my own!"
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Dude2 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:18 am Step Brothers (the F-ing Catalina Wine Mixer)

Kingpin (don't want to get Munson-ed out there)

Life of Brian (blessed are the cheesemakers is not meant to be taken literally, it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products)

Ted 2

Tropic Thunder
Heh, why Ted 2 and not Ted?
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Nicolas wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:26 am
Van wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:43 am
Nicolas wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:21 pm
Van wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:05 pm Any Three Stooges
Their shorts are genius, agreed, but their movies?
I guess we agree that their short movies are very funny.
Right, in their short films everything was effortlessly funny, but in their feature films, which only came to be in an effort to cash in because of the short films’ success on television, the plots and humor seemed forced and not too funny. At least that’s the way I remember it, not having seen them, or wanted to, in decades.

I don’t think I sat all the way through any of their feature films. Some that come to mind are Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961), The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962), The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963), and others. Also there was no Curly or Shemp anymore by that time.
Without Curly, there is no Three Stooges. I knew Curly, Shemp, and you sir, are no Curly.
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BradJ wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:24 pm
HRPennypacker wrote: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 pm Airplane
Life of Brian
Spinal Tap
The Big Lebowski
Tropic Thunder
I hope in 20 years people realize Tropic Thunder was the best comedy made between 2000-2020.
"Never go full *****" is a genius line (so soon after Forrest Gump), but it will sink that movie in the future.

I could be wrong though... Is Blazing Saddles still acceptable 50 years later?
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crinkles2 wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:08 pm They're not funny mostly but I find a great sense of humor in Sergio Leone's westerns, like fistful of dollars, the good the bad the ugly, etc.
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HomerJ wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:43 pm
crinkles2 wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:08 pm They're not funny mostly but I find a great sense of humor in Sergio Leone's westerns, like fistful of dollars, the good the bad the ugly, etc.
"I don't think my mule finds it's funny, you laughing..."
Ha ha, I love that line! And then what comes after….
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MandyLuna wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:51 pm I can't believe that the best of all has not been mentioned: Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
This film has been mentioned a number of times. Use the search function within the thread and you’ll see. [Search this topic…]
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HomerJ wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:36 pm
Dude2 wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:18 am Step Brothers (the F-ing Catalina Wine Mixer)

Kingpin (don't want to get Munson-ed out there)

Life of Brian (blessed are the cheesemakers is not meant to be taken literally, it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products)

Ted 2

Tropic Thunder
Heh, why Ted 2 and not Ted?
Very few movies achieve a better sequel. Aliens (e.g. Alien 2), Terminator 2. I would submit that Ted 2 is also in the category. I figure on the first one they had the basic premise, but they had tremendous pressure to get it done. With Ted 2, after the success of the first one, they were probably allowed more artistic freedom. In terms of rewatching movies, I can rewatch Ted a few times but quickly become sick of it. Ted 2, on the other hand, doesn't sicken me on rewatch.
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HanSolo wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:05 am M*A*S*H (or MASH, in case someone is searching the thread)
Interesting tidbit (at least to me), the 1970 movie MASH did not use the asterisks in the opening title; that was added with the pilot episode of the TV series. The asterisks are also not included in the title listing for the movie on IMDB.
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oldcomputerguy wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:59 am
HanSolo wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:05 am M*A*S*H (or MASH, in case someone is searching the thread)
Interesting tidbit (at least to me), the 1970 movie MASH did not use the asterisks in the opening title; that was added with the pilot episode of the TV series. The asterisks are also not included in the title listing for the movie on IMDB.
If people don't know (which they probably do), MASH was based on or inspired by (or ripped off) Joseph Heller's Catch 22 which is absolutely hilarious. (The book, not the movie). If you haven't read that, please do. Not a funny book thread, but others would include anything by PG Wodehouse, i.e. the "Jeeves" books. He was the Chris Rock of his generation.
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Dude2 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:18 am
oldcomputerguy wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:59 am
HanSolo wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:05 am M*A*S*H (or MASH, in case someone is searching the thread)
Interesting tidbit (at least to me), the 1970 movie MASH did not use the asterisks in the opening title; that was added with the pilot episode of the TV series. The asterisks are also not included in the title listing for the movie on IMDB.
If people don't know (which they probably do), MASH was based on or inspired by (or ripped off) Joseph Heller's Catch 22 which is absolutely hilarious. (The book, not the movie). If you haven't read that, please do. Not a funny book thread, but others would include anything by PG Wodehouse, i.e. the "Jeeves" books. He was the Chris Rock of his generation.
I will second the PG Woodhouse comment! Woodhouse books are about the English upper classes (thus Jeeves the personal butler) in the early 20th century but, like all good humor, it is about human nature in general so the in that respect it is timeless.
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Dude2 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:18 am If people don't know (which they probably do), MASH was based on or inspired by (or ripped off) Joseph Heller's Catch 22 which is absolutely hilarious. (The book, not the movie). If you haven't read that, please do. Not a funny book thread, but others would include anything by PG Wodehouse, i.e. the "Jeeves" books. He was the Chris Rock of his generation.
I didn't know it had anything to do with Catch 22. The credits to the 1970 movie state that it is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Hooker. I've read the Richard Hooker book but haven't read Catch 22, so I can't say.
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HomerJ wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:34 pm
Van wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:05 pm Planes, trains and automobiles

Any Three Stooges (a guy thing; not liked by most females)
There's a Cheers episode where some woman tells Sam he's totally shallow - that he has no brain of his own - everything he does is to attract women.

"You like your Corvette", says his friends... "No, I own that to get women"
"You like your boat", says his friends... "No, I own that to get women".

"You like the Three Stooges", says his friends... "What do women think about that?"

"They think they are stupid", says Sam... "Hey, I'm not shallow after all, I like the Three Stooges all on my own!"
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Dude2 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:18 am
oldcomputerguy wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:59 am
HanSolo wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:05 am M*A*S*H (or MASH, in case someone is searching the thread)
Interesting tidbit (at least to me), the 1970 movie MASH did not use the asterisks in the opening title; that was added with the pilot episode of the TV series. The asterisks are also not included in the title listing for the movie on IMDB.
If people don't know (which they probably do), MASH was based on or inspired by (or ripped off) Joseph Heller's Catch 22 which is absolutely hilarious. (The book, not the movie). If you haven't read that, please do. Not a funny book thread, but others would include anything by PG Wodehouse, i.e. the "Jeeves" books. He was the Chris Rock of his generation.
wikipedia wrote:Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr. (February 1, 1924 – November 4, 1997) was an American writer and surgeon who wrote under the pseudonym Richard Hooker. Hornberger's best-known work was his novel MASH (1968), based on his experiences as a wartime United States Army surgeon doctor during the Korean War (1950–1953) and written in collaboration with W. C. Heinz. It was used as the basis for an award-winning, critically and commercially successful movie – M*A*S*H (1970) — and two years later in an acclaimed long running television series (1972–1983) of the same name.
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ruralavalon wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:10 am
Dude2 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:18 am
oldcomputerguy wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:59 am
HanSolo wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:05 am M*A*S*H (or MASH, in case someone is searching the thread)
Interesting tidbit (at least to me), the 1970 movie MASH did not use the asterisks in the opening title; that was added with the pilot episode of the TV series. The asterisks are also not included in the title listing for the movie on IMDB.
If people don't know (which they probably do), MASH was based on or inspired by (or ripped off) Joseph Heller's Catch 22 which is absolutely hilarious. (The book, not the movie). If you haven't read that, please do. Not a funny book thread, but others would include anything by PG Wodehouse, i.e. the "Jeeves" books. He was the Chris Rock of his generation.
wikipedia wrote:Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr. (February 1, 1924 – November 4, 1997) was an American writer and surgeon who wrote under the pseudonym Richard Hooker. Hornberger's best-known work was his novel MASH (1968), based on his experiences as a wartime United States Army surgeon doctor during the Korean War (1950–1953) and written in collaboration with W. C. Heinz. It was used as the basis for an award-winning, critically and commercially successful movie – M*A*S*H (1970) — and two years later in an acclaimed long running television series (1972–1983) of the same name.
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Source.
Fascinating. Thanks for correcting me. I am a MASH fan, so not trying to disparage it. The similarity is there. There's certainly nothing wrong with something being inspired by something else, or even that one thing generates the demand for more of the same. War (and everything that comes with it) is something that you have to laugh about as a coping mechanism, a la Hogan's Heroes. I know nothing!
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HomerJ wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:42 pm Is Blazing Saddles still acceptable 50 years later?
I think so. Well, maybe not in polite society; but, ...
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RadAudit wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:09 pm
HomerJ wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:42 pm Is Blazing Saddles still acceptable 50 years later?
I think so. Well, maybe not in polite society; but, ...
In other words, nothing's changed.
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1. MacGruber
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Off the top of my head

Several already mentioned

* 'This is Spinal Tap'
* 'Best in Show'
* 'The Wedding Singer'
* 'Coming to America'
* A Fish called Wanda
* Animal House
Woodie Allen has some pretty funny moments, cant forget the Orgasmatron
The original MASH, in its day, pretty good moments
Steve Martin, Eddy Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock and Robin Williams have some brilliant laughs in a variety of films

So many different types of humor to enjoy

If we branch into TV, I always loved Faulty Towers, though the PC cops have banned some of the funniest episodes as somewhat racist.
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Ghost Town (2008) with Ricky Gervais
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1. Blazing Saddles
2. Airplane
3. Animal House
4. Naked Gun
5. Young Frankenstein
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Requiem For A Dream
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Leaving Las Vegas

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Most of my favorites have already been mentioned. I would add:

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366551/
The Man Who Knew Too Little https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120483/
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Princess Bride
This is Spinal Tap
Dumb and Dumber
Borat
Airplane!
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