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(Guardian)   The Guardian picks the top 50 comedies of all time. No. 7 should be No. 1, man, that's the issue here   (blogs.guardian.co.uk) divider line 177
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2007-07-24 12:56:53 AM
This list fails. The Jerk isn't even there.
But I am impressed Team America: World Police is.
 
2007-07-24 01:02:57 AM
Their overall top 10 is a really terrific list.
 
2007-07-24 01:05:16 AM
I know it's a cult favorite blah blah blah blah but I've never been able to sit through The Big Lebowski. I just don't get it. Would it help if I were high or something?
 
2007-07-24 01:06:39 AM
This aggression will not stand, man.
I'm with you subby.
 
2007-07-24 01:07:03 AM
No Caddyshack.
No Vacation.
No Fletch.
No Office Space.
No Take the Money and Run.
No Top Gun.
No Top Secret.

But Shrek is on there.

Invalid.
 
2007-07-24 01:11:39 AM
Any Top-50 comedy movie list that omits Fletch is automatically bogus.

Was Young Frankenstein on there?

/hates lists
 
2007-07-24 01:12:23 AM
sorry, the big lebowski sadly, isn't funny. it has a couple short moments, maybe enough for a 20 sec youtube clip and that's it.
 
2007-07-24 01:17:21 AM
Lebowski isn't a Top 10 for me, but I did appreciate it a LOT more the second time I watched it.

Also glad to see that Life of Brian was ranked higher than Holy Grail (which I hate :P )
 
2007-07-24 01:23:26 AM
I wonder how many people today have even seen The General let alone is there enough to make the movie #26 on that list. Nice to see Growing Up Baby on there, too.
 
2007-07-24 01:33:18 AM
The Big Lebowski is comedy Nirvana. Easily #1, sirs and madams.

/subby, which also is not the issue here
 
2007-07-24 01:37:35 AM
Bob Falfa: I've never been able to sit through The Big Lebowski. I just don't get it. Would it help if I were high or something?

Yes.

It helps with TotalFark as well.
 
2007-07-24 01:45:47 AM
Bob Falfa: I know it's a cult favorite blah blah blah blah but I've never been able to sit through The Big Lebowski. I just don't get it. Would it help if I were high or something?

No, it doesn't help. Unless you put yourself to sleep. That would help. So long as you do it after the Tara Reid scenes.
 
2007-07-24 01:45:59 AM
Howie Spankowitz: No Caddyshack.
No Vacation.
No Fletch.
No Office Space.
No Take the Money and Run.
No Top Gun.
No Top Secret.

But Shrek is on there.

Invalid.


Top Gun?

Yeah, the funniest part was when Goose SLAMS into that canopy. I LOLed.
 
2007-07-24 01:46:12 AM
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What d'ya mean were number three? We won't give up till we make all the way to eleven!
 
2007-07-24 01:49:10 AM
Bob Falfa: I know it's a cult favorite blah blah blah blah but I've never been able to sit through The Big Lebowski. I just don't get it. Would it help if I were high or something?

You are not alone. I get a lot of stuff, but I just don't get BL.
And Shaun of the Dead? I dunno. The last 20 minutes weren't comedy.
 
2007-07-24 01:51:03 AM
Oakenshield:
Yes.

No posting while I'm typing!
 
2007-07-24 01:51:39 AM
I don't know, I thought the last 20 minutes of Shaun of the Dead turning into an almost-drama helped the film immensely, similar to Clerks II.
 
2007-07-24 01:56:20 AM
Actually Smitty, number 6 should be number 1.
 
2007-07-24 02:10:23 AM
missing:
Amimal House
Night at the Opera
The Pink Panther

Nothing against Uncle Buck @ #50, but these should have got a mention above that.

/I can think of 47 more so how about a top 100 list instead?
 
2007-07-24 02:15:07 AM
BTW, wouldn't Back To The Future count as comedy?

That's definitely a major classic.


/really hates lists
 
2007-07-24 02:16:52 AM
Skanderbeg: Actually Smitty, number 6 should be number 1.

This.

Since watching that movie, I can no longer watch a Western without referencing back to it.
 
2007-07-24 02:18:14 AM
Humour is relative.
Your list is not my list.
This does not invalidate your list.
That is all.

/death to "Top 10 whatevers" list makers
//that ain't journalism, it's filler
 
2007-07-24 02:19:53 AM
Animal House
Slap Shot
Bad News Bears
40 Year Old Virgin
American Grafitti
 
2007-07-24 02:20:15 AM
This seems to be a UK-centric list, so I must ask:
No Bedazzled? (Dudley Moore & Peter Cooke
No Magic Christian? (Peter Sellers & Ringo Starr)
No Being There? (Peter Sellers).

A pox on your list, then.
 
2007-07-24 02:20:51 AM
Oops... I meant to say also missing, besides those already mentioned so far.

/and Animal, not Amimal (sleepy-eyed)
 
2007-07-24 02:25:23 AM
everyone knows #14 should be #1...
 
2007-07-24 02:31:13 AM
Didn't anyone here read Drew's book? It's all a conspiracy.
 
2007-07-24 02:49:41 AM
Happy farkin' Gilmore!
 
2007-07-24 02:55:10 AM
Anchorman at 20? Are you serious? Pleasantly surprised to see The General on there, though.

Notably missing: Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Clerks. And Waiting for Guffman should be on the list instead of Best in Show.
 
2007-07-24 02:58:27 AM
List is invalid without Animal House.
 
2007-07-24 03:03:32 AM
I don't like your jerk-off list
and I don't like your jerk-off face
and I don't like your jerk-off behavior
and I don't like you, jerk-off!

/I am the walrus
//STFU Donnie!
 
2007-07-24 03:07:09 AM
And farking Netflix is down until 2 AM. farkers.
 
2007-07-24 03:21:40 AM
Howie Spankowitz: No Caddyshack.
No Vacation.
No Fletch.
No Office Space.


Agreed, but...Top Gun is a comedy? I don't think so. Anyway...

I have Airplane (#2), Blazing Saddles (#6), Young Frankenstein (#10), Groundhog Day (#13), American Pie (#41), South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (#46), and Uncle Buck (#50).

Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are both Mel Brooks' flicks, and I'm surprised that History of the World pt. 1 isn't anywhere on that list, that movie was the bomb too, and also by Mel Brooks. I have that one, and also Spaceballs.

I was never amused by British humor, so that cuts out the Monty Python crap, but the rest I can use as a checklist.

Although I do agree, the Vacation movies were awesome, as well as Fletch (I have Fletch Lives, the sequel, but not the original Fletch) and I have Office Space, too.
 
2007-07-24 03:21:58 AM
17. There's Something About Mary
doesn't stand up to multiple viewings

20. Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy
41. American Pie
44. Meet the Fockers
fail
 
2007-07-24 03:22:36 AM
Oh, I have Caddyshack, too.
 
2007-07-24 03:23:54 AM
SlappyKincaid:

Exactly what I came in to say.

Dr. Strangelove is the most brilliant (and funniest) film of all time.
 
2007-07-24 03:25:27 AM
No, #1 should be #1.

/he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy

100 Watt Walrus: 17. There's Something About Mary
doesn't stand up to multiple viewings

20. Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy
41. American Pie
44. Meet the Fockers
fail


This too.
 
2007-07-24 03:28:08 AM
muzzrphochr: Happy farkin' Gilmore!

Really? You must be young.
 
2007-07-24 03:29:53 AM
Lebowski should be the entire top ten. And Top Gun is indeed a comedy in the same way that Transformers was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, just not when it was trying to be funny.
 
2007-07-24 03:32:26 AM
12. Shaun of the Dead

Is where the list invalidates itself. I love all of Nick Frost/Simon Pegg's work, and I am a big fan, but I seriously doubt that they would consider "Shawn of the Dead" the 12th funniest film of all time.

Furthermore, the list is loaded down with way too many throwaway comedy movies like Dumb and Dumber and Anchorman and way too many Alternate, lesser movies of the same genre/actor. Beverly Hills Cop was WAY funnier than Trading Spaces, but Trading Spaces was a better movie. Then there is dumb shiate like The man with two brains being even ON the list, whereas The Jerk is not.

No Pink Panther is really stupid.

Oh, and FARK, FARKING, TOOTSIE, I HATE FARKING TOOTSIE! Most overrrated movie ever.

Two things; Southpark should be in the top 20, easily. I have not laughed that much in my entire life. Also, Police Academy should definitely be on the list, at least the first one.

What about farking GHOSTBUSTERS? Sigh, I could go on for days...
 
2007-07-24 03:48:19 AM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: I wonder how many people today have even seen The General let alone is there enough to make the movie #26 on that list.

You can see it here if you'd like. Google Video is good about having really old movies that are in the public domain now.
 
2007-07-24 03:50:08 AM
nobozo: missing:
Amimal House
Night at the Opera
The Pink Panther


A Night at the Opera is #34 on the list.

However, I declare the entire list to be completely invalid for having failed to include a single film by either Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. Sacrilege.
 
2007-07-24 03:55:10 AM
FTFA
5. Withnail and I

Was that movie really funny? I don't remember it being that funny. It was good, but not that funny.
 
2007-07-24 03:58:46 AM
GIS for 'Fletch'

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/ came in for Fletch; so nice post Howie
 
2007-07-24 04:01:31 AM
No Beavis and Butthead do America?
 
2007-07-24 04:05:58 AM
Gordon Bennett: However, I declare the entire list to be completely invalid for having failed to include a single film by either Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. Sacrilege.


Huh? The General (#26)was written and directed by Keaton.
 
2007-07-24 04:16:07 AM
Number #14 is a comedy? Are you sure? I thought it was a documentary.

And, excuse me? Where the FARK is Caddyshack? Or is it just assumed it made the list of funniest movies ever?

I know these lists, by their nature, create debate - but come on. No Caddyshack, yet dreck like "Borat" makes it?

And what is with the movie snob entry number #26? Ya, ya, ya, you're a movie expert, we get it...but the Emperor has no clothes. That movie just isnt that funny, and who the heck has seen it in the last decade?
 
2007-07-24 04:21:24 AM
#7 replaced with The Jerk, #39 replaced with Johnny Dangerously. Much better.
 
2007-07-24 04:25:14 AM
Gilligan_Buddy: Gordon Bennett: However, I declare the entire list to be completely invalid for having failed to include a single film by either Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. Sacrilege.


Huh? The General (#26)was written and directed by Keaton.



You're right. I read the list twice and missed it completely. Oops.
 
2007-07-24 04:26:05 AM
Uh, Where's "Animal House"?

I mean, thank GOD "Mr Hulot's Holiday" made the list and all that...(WTF?)

ps: "Airplane" is not that funny. Not #2 funny.
 
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