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ozoneocean at 6:55AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Hey hey hey! Another lame question thread ^_^
We haven't had one in ages… So anyway, list the funniest movie you saw. :)

I can't remember the funniest right now… I hope no one says The Holy Grail. Honestly I only sort of liked that when I was little, it was lame, the humour is mostly pretty stupid. The Life of Brian however, now that WAS good ^__^

Recent ones? I can't recall…

Eh, maybe The Dinner Game… That one's a few years old now too but it was uproarious! A French movie: these smart arse successful rich guys have a game where they try and invite the worst idiots and most boring people possible to dinner to talk about their specialist subject. This one fellow meets a boring matchstick model enthusiast on a train and thinks he's onto a winner. Little does he know…
 
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kingofsnake at 7:34AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Marx Brothers Duck Soup
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ozoneocean at 7:40AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Yeah, that was pretty good… A day at the Races is another good one from them that I remember fondly. Skilled humorists they were, but the movies tended to be more like extended Vaudeville skits than anything else. :/
 
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kingofsnake at 7:51AM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Day at the Races was definately extended vaudeville skit feeling. The whole “tootsy frutsy icecream” bit was an actual vaudeville skit. Those tend to hit or miss with me. Duck Soup gets my nod because its got more of the best marx brothers material than any one other movie. It's got the mirror scene, and the peanut cart, which are two of my favorites. Plus it's got political satire in a time period that really didn't care for political satire. Part of the sucessful marx brothers forumla requires that you put groucho in a position of power. He's a college dean, or a hotel owner, or runs an opera house or something, that way the normal people can get pissed off at him, but they can't really call him on any of his bullshit, because he's their boss, and he knows it. Duck Soup put him as president of a nation and really how can you get a better groucho role than that.
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Steely Gaze at 12:34PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Marx Brothers Duck Soup

Damn it, that's my pick!

Seriously, I love a lot of other comedies, but that one will forever rank as the greatest comedy of them all for me. There was a lot of humor in it, and unfortunately again, Kingofsnake has described all that in his post just above mine.

I think for me it was the Marx Brothers energy on-screen that stuck with me. Their movies were just filled with jokes, skits, and zany shenanigans.
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lefarce at 12:57PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Good Burger.

 
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mishi_hime at 1:44PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Welcome to good burger, home of the good burger…can i take your order?

As for me…There are just too many things I laugh at make an actual list.
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usedbooks at 2:43PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Can't really pick a single one… My most memorable “funniest” include Mel Brooks movies (Blazing Saddles, Men in Tights, Space Balls, History of the World Part I, Silent Movie, The Producers… All of them really.)

I also have to add Clue. I love that movie.
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DAJB at 4:34PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Ooooh, this is going to be one of those threads where I keep thinking of more as soon as I've finished posting! Okay, off the top of my head, one of the following:

Animal House - yeah, I'd love to say something more sophisticated and witty but this has always made me laugh. And that's what you want from a comedy, right?

Play It again, Sam - forget Annie Hall and Manhattan, this is Woody Allen's masterpiece! I still occasionally watch a double-bill of this back-to-back with Casablanca.

Arsenic and Old Lace - a classic. Need I say more?!
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Ziffy88 at 5:54PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Best comedy this year for all the wrong reasons Illegal Tender

Favorite actual comedy for me Hot Fuzz and Bubba Ho-Tep. I could watch those movies any time
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Eunice P at 7:51PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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I don't watch movies much these days. But one of the old movies I enjoyed watching was “Army of Darkness”. Action horror comedic movies are the kind of movies that I enjoy watching.
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Priceman at 9:43PM, Jan. 28, 2008
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Eurotrip…

hands down
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ozoneocean at 6:34AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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I just stopped to read the thraed title… I've ruined my vocabulary!
I don't talk like that. It should be “What is the funniest film you've ever seen?”
 
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SpANG at 8:56AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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I just stopped to read the thraed title… I've ruined my vocabulary!
I don't talk like that. It should be “What is the funniest film you've ever seen?”
"Film"? So you just want OLD movies then, old man? :P


My personal favorite comedies that I actually laughed out loud are as follows:

The Blues Brothers (a classic)
Porky's (another classic)
The Jerk (amazingly funny and fresh for it's time)
Mrs Doubtfire (I lol'd)
South Park (It was almost “pee in pants” funny!)
Borat! (hilarious, but totally unfunny after the first viewing)


I can't attest to “Duck Soup” as I never saw it, but some Three stooges movies should get honorably mentioned too!
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TheMidge28 at 8:57AM, Jan. 29, 2008
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me see many movie funnies!

I hate these threads because its hard as heck to nail it down to just one or five…
The movies where people requote ad nausium tend to be the comedy classics.
There are so many I could list and I won't.

Here's one I think is hilarious…Zoolander.



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Fenn at 11:37PM, Jan. 29, 2008
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It's difficult to pick one, as my favorite changes with my moods.

But another thread reminded me of Kung Fu Hustle, which is just hilarious to me.
Also, Super Troopers was mighty funny. Nothing they've done since has measured up, though.

I didn't think Zoolander was particularly funny, actually.
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magickmaker at 5:20AM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I really liked Dodgeball the first time, but on the second screening it wasn't half as funny. It's hard to choose one; Bringing up Baby and Little Miss Sunshine are also high on the list. There are others, but I can't think of them now.
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TheMidge28 at 8:44AM, Jan. 30, 2008
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It's difficult to pick one, as my favorite changes with my moods.

But another thread reminded me of Kung Fu Hustle, which is just hilarious to me.
Also, Super Troopers was mighty funny. Nothing they've done since has measured up, though.

I didn't think Zoolander was particularly funny, actually.

That's what I thought the first time I saw it and then after sitting with my wife who is into fashion and what not I began to appreciate it more and more and now find it really funny. Its the quoting line thing that I enjoy.

Kung Fu Hustle was hilarious! So was Shaolin Soccer.

I really enjoy films with Will Ferrell as a supporting character or leading comedic role. Anchorman and Old School were great, IMO of course. Loved Super Troopers as well!
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kingofsnake at 9:32AM, Jan. 30, 2008
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speaking of potent quotables, anyone see six string samurai?

“thats a nice tuxedo…a nice tuxedo for you to DIE IN”
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fern at 5:54PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
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albone at 7:36AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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I thought Half-Baked was pretty freakin hilarious. Friday (1st one) was awesomely funny too.
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ozoneocean at 8:23AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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heh, I found Brazil hilarious.

…just remembered ^^
Pulp Fiction was pretty funny too in a lot of it.
Raising Arizona, LOVED. That's an all time fave.

hmmm, high calorie comedies… I liked Police Academy years and years ago, Bachelor Party, Joe and the Volcano, Weird Science, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's dead, Nerds, Canon Ball Run, Smoky and the Bandit, Every Which Way but Loose, Nuns on the Run, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Inner Space, Ghost Busters, Stripes, Spies Like Us, Condor Man…

Not many of those can stand up to a second viewing though But some of them can :)

Old one:
It's a Mad, Mad World.
-Classic.
 
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Fenn at 11:55PM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Old one:
It's a Mad, Mad World.
-Classic.
You mean It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.
I'll second that. One of the best ensemble comedies ever filmed.

You are also only about the third person I've ever heard of that also liked Joe vs. the Volcano.

I will have to add to the list: Big Trouble in Little China.
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Izzy11 at 11:57AM, Feb. 3, 2008
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'Borat' is the funniest movie i ever saw… VERY NICE! :)
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johnkeating at 11:33AM, Feb. 4, 2008
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I was excited to see the Marx Bros. get a nod in the thread! Duck Soup is definitely a favorite as are Horsefeathers and Animal Crackers.

Young Frankenstein is probably my favorite comedy of all time. We watch it every Halloween…it's a tradition.

EDIT: I saw that Ghostbusters was on the thread. Awesome comedy. Also, 40 Year Old Virgin gets a nod as a recent classic.
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korosu at 11:32AM, Feb. 6, 2008
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I was excited to see the Marx Bros. get a nod in the thread!
Oh, definitely the Marx Brothers, as well as Buster Keaton's work and Charlie Chaplain's “The Gold Rush”.

But really, there's far too many out there for me to just pick one: A Christmas Story, Airplane!, Ghostbusters, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, O Brother Where Art Thou, Tommy Boy, Raising Arizona…
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TitanOne at 9:56PM, Feb. 16, 2008
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You really can't pick just one.

I agree with everyone who picked Duck Soup.

All the Python films were good. I didn't think Life of Brian was the funniest, although it did have the one great scene with the lisping Roman pro-consul and the contagious laughter. I actually thought the best Python film was Meaning of Life.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is so old it's almost a museum piece but I thought it was very funny.

History of the World Part I was fun. My only gripe with Mel Brooks is his constant stream of sex jokes–I sort of get the impression he is “compensating” for something.

My favorite comedy, I think, is Three Amigos. The critics detested it…I thought it was brilliant.
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ozoneocean at 12:22AM, Feb. 17, 2008
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Duck soup is older than everything lol!

Loved History of the world.


Best scene in the Three Amigos was when Martin SHhrt, Chevy Chase, and Steve Martin are all supposed to be riding around in a circle and firing their guns in the air. So funny! All the made-to-look-obvious camera trick in-joke style filming scenes were fantastic. :)
 
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LIZARD_B1TE at 5:40AM, Feb. 17, 2008
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The Life of Brian
History of the World, Part 1
Zoolander
Young Frankenstein
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Space Balls
Robin Hood: Men in Tights

YES.

Also, I'd like to add, at the risk of lowering myself in the opinion of everyone on this site, Not Another Teen Movie. It was a damn good spoof of those god-awful teen movies.

Also: The Simpsons Movie and Army of Darkness
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patrickdevine at 9:46PM, Feb. 19, 2008
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speaking of potent quotables, anyone see six string samurai?

“thats a nice tuxedo…a nice tuxedo for you to DIE IN”
Hell yes! “The boy… The boy makes him… very uncool!”
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