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(Telegraph)   Surely Airplane is the funniest movie of all time   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 79
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2012-09-06 02:23:07 PM  
7 votes:
imaguitarist.files.wordpress.com

List should've went to 11.
2012-09-06 02:14:42 PM  
5 votes:
i171.photobucket.com

What about me? Wee-oo-wee...!
2012-09-06 01:59:12 PM  
5 votes:
Frau Blucher....

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-06 01:50:17 PM  
5 votes:
Don't worry, they are on instruments:

www.unc.edu

/Nielsen's "soul face" kills me every time
2012-09-06 03:55:56 PM  
4 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


Five words: The sheriff is a ni..BONG!
2012-09-06 01:49:24 PM  
4 votes:

jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles


Win the hand: Schindler's List
2012-09-06 02:52:57 PM  
3 votes:
Also,

img2-2.timeinc.net
2012-09-06 01:48:41 PM  
3 votes:
This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?
2012-09-06 01:47:53 PM  
3 votes:
Hey, you know what they say "See a broad to get that booty yak 'em: Gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em! Cold GOT to be! Sheeeeeeeit."

/Golly.
2012-09-06 01:40:50 PM  
3 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein


That's another type of comedy altogether.
2012-09-06 03:56:04 PM  
2 votes:
Favorite Naked Gun quote; "Nice Beaver" "Thanks, I stuffed it myself"
2012-09-06 02:59:25 PM  
2 votes:
is there no love for my thermos and my dog shiathead?

you have no special purpose!
2012-09-06 02:35:16 PM  
2 votes:
The reason why Airplane is so funny--and so many of the really good Simpsons are so funny--isn't so much because of content but pacing. Timing is everyth... aw, dammit!
2012-09-06 02:27:56 PM  
2 votes:
No love for Zorro, The Gay Blade... A lost classic.

"I think I know what de problem ees. There issa someting wrong with his bowels!"

"My WHAT?"

"Jor bowels! De way jou say jor "I"s jor "E"s and jor "Joos"... I don't tink jou realize it, but jou have a berry bad a' assent. And I do not tink de people will beliebe that he is really Zorro!"

/Bakersfield
2012-09-06 02:22:33 PM  
2 votes:
img811.imageshack.us

/my cube wall
2012-09-06 02:14:00 PM  
2 votes:
That article was too long to read. I like nice short articles. Like lists of famous Jewish sports stars.
2012-09-06 02:12:07 PM  
2 votes:

tnpir: Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.


You're just angry because I wouldn't get an abortion!
2012-09-06 01:55:30 PM  
2 votes:
I've bought three DVDs in my life, Airplane, DieHard and Band of Brothers series.

So.

So!?? Let's dance!!!
2012-09-06 01:51:12 PM  
2 votes:

NuttierThanEver: This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?


Tax Boy: Johnny, what can you make out of this?


I can make a hat or a brooch or a teradactyl
2012-09-06 01:50:57 PM  
2 votes:
www.intriguing.com

Would like a recount.
2012-09-06 01:50:11 PM  
2 votes:
files.myopera.com
2012-09-06 01:47:49 PM  
2 votes:
Keep 'em at 24000.

No, feet.
2012-09-06 01:37:29 PM  
2 votes:
This thread is all over the place...nine quotes...then thirteen...what an asshole.
2012-09-06 01:31:44 PM  
2 votes:
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit reading Fark.
2012-09-06 11:58:48 PM  
1 votes:
If the formula is laughs/time then I guess Man Getting Hit By Football is the funniest movie of all time, especially with the George C. Scott voice.
2012-09-06 09:53:43 PM  
1 votes:

imfallen_angel: Wow just wow, I guess I'm the only one that's still not over Macho Grande...


(shakes head sadly) I don't think you'll ever get over Macho Grande...
2012-09-06 07:09:10 PM  
1 votes:
i228.photobucket.com
2012-09-06 06:39:51 PM  
1 votes:

coffee fiend: Pandora's Litterbox: tonguedepressor: Damn! Thats a great list!

Thanks.
I tried to make it as complete as possible and then, after sending, I realized I had omitted "...Spinal Tap". D'oh!.

No love for Some Like it Hot? Not criticizing, just wondering.


Welp, nobody's perfect!!
2012-09-06 05:45:41 PM  
1 votes:
Role Models, Trading Places and The Twelve Chairs haven't been mentioned yet. Really funny shiatt.

My favs (in no particular order, I doubt I could do it) -

Fish Called Wanda
Night at the Opera
Bananas
Love and Death
O Brother Where Art Thou?
The Fisher King
Some Like It Hot
Best in Show
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Throw Mama from the Train
The Big Lebowski
Ghostbusters
Bedazzled (1967)
The Tall Guy (musical about the elephant man anyone?)

I'm forgetting many many funny flicks...

Blackadder trumps all though =]

I
2012-09-06 05:44:37 PM  
1 votes:
1. Hostel
2. Natural Born Killers
3. The Human Centipede
4. The Exorcist
5. Se7en
6. The Last House on the Left
7. Audition
8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9. Psycho
10. Brian's Song
2012-09-06 04:59:48 PM  
1 votes:
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!
Male announcer: Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
[Later]
Male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
2012-09-06 04:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
Nick Spiceyweiner: No Spaceballs or Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Or Princess Bride. List fail.

Aaaaaaaaaaaas Youuuuuuuuu Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish
2012-09-06 04:41:44 PM  
1 votes:

digitalrain: crzybtch: jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

You got my vote - Blazing Saddles was farkin hilarious!

I also thought Blues Brothers was hilarious even though some people might not consider it a "comedy"

OMG Blues Brothers was hy-farking-sterical!


No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!
2012-09-06 03:44:28 PM  
1 votes:

kokomo61: "Airplane!" worked because of timing, and the concept of playing a 'straight' role for comedic effect. Peter Graves, Leslie Neilsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges - all 'serious' actors, doing funny lines....that are funnier because they're under-played, or played off as serious. Even Kareem-Abdul Jabbar plays it serious...until he snaps and lets everyone in on the joke that hey, it's Kareem! When he passes out, he's in goggles and full LA Laker uniform.

Since they're measuring 'jokes per minute', that's how ZAZ wrote the movie - keep constantly throwing jokes at the audience. Some won't stick, some will fall flat.....but most of them hit. Look at comedies before and after AP - Leslie Nielsen's career was kind of stagnant....but he re-invented himself as a comic actor. Naked Gun, Top Secret!, Hot Shots, etc. are all direct descendants of the Airplane! formula.


The best thing about Airplane, imo, is that you had to see it at least twice to get all the jokes you missed the first time because you were laughing. I saw it when I was in high school with a friend, and she literally--I mean that literally--fell out of her seat into the aisle at one point, she was laughing so hard.
2012-09-06 03:30:46 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: This text is now purple
jchic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Two words: Young Frankenstein

Raise: Blazing Saddles

I think Young Frankenstein is better, actually

I heard that Mel Brooks shot a lot more film for Young Frankenstein. Stuff that never made it into the movie. It would be interesting if he could go back and create a three hour version of Young Frankenstein. I saw "High Anxiety" three times in a theater, Mel. You owe me. Actually, "High Anxiety" wasn't that bad. But you still owe me.


I read somewhere that there was only one outtake in Blazing Saddles. The MPAA asked Brooks to make numerous changes, but he refused all except one:

In the scene where Bart is with Lili von Schtupp and the lights go out, she says "Is it twue what they say about you Negwoes being so well-endowed?" You hear Bart's pants unzip and she cries "IT'S TWUE! IT'S TWUE!"

Brooks cut the next line, in which Bart says, "You're sucking on my elbow."
2012-09-06 03:28:03 PM  
1 votes:
Airplane, Animal House, Holy Grail, Mad Mad Mad Mad World - all amazing and iconic.

But you have all forgotten

The In-Laws - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiJAcThiTH8

/FLAMES! There are flames on my car.
//Serpentine, Shel!
///Flies? Flies with beaks? - Oh yes. The natives called them "Jose Grecos del Muertos," the flamingo dancers of death.
////Would you like to kiss Senor Pepe?
2012-09-06 03:16:45 PM  
1 votes:

angry_scientist: halfof33: Platoon.

/obscure

Sgt. Barnes is one of my role models


Hmmm, maybe it is obscure.

Therefore I win Fark, and Sarah Palin is President and someone has to shop that picture of Barry and Bubba so they are making out.
2012-09-06 03:12:55 PM  
1 votes:
jackspackagestore.com

That list is just like, your opinion, man.
2012-09-06 02:48:37 PM  
1 votes:
Now, Hitler... there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!
2012-09-06 02:43:31 PM  
1 votes:
Also...

cdn.madamenoire.com

...was a helluva lot funnier than Bridesmaids.
2012-09-06 02:37:14 PM  
1 votes:
Where am I on this list Verne?

27.media.tumblr.com
2012-09-06 02:34:20 PM  
1 votes:

blatz514: Beerfest too


Look at the size of this graduated cylinder!

For some reason that line kills me every time. I love Broken Lizard.

Comedy is like any other subjective measure, tastes will differ. I was raised on Python, Mel Brooks, and Zucker Bros. Not to mention the Marx Brothers. Comedy is an art form.

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.

But Julius "Groucho" Marx was the funniest human being to ever grace this planet with his presence.
2012-09-06 02:32:32 PM  
1 votes:
Just reading this list:

'S'mofo butter layin' me to da' BONE! Jackin' me up
2012-09-06 02:29:57 PM  
1 votes:
My personal list:

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Freshman (1925)
The General (1927)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
Dinner At Eight (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Thin Man (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Twentieth Century (1934)
It's A Gift (1934)
The Merry Widow (1934)
A Night At The Opera (1935)
The Good Fairy (1935)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Modern Times (1936)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Way Out West (1937)
Easy Living (1937)
Pygmalion (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Holiday (1938)
Ninotchka (1939)
Midnight (1939)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Christmas In July (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Road To Singapore (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Road To Morocco (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wonder Man (1945)
A Foreign Affair (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Harvey (1950)
Born Yesterday (1951)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Marriage, Italian Style (1964)
A Shot In The Dark (1964)
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Bedazzled (1967)
Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' (1968)
Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' (1968)
Harold and Maude (1971)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Nuts In May (1976)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Real Life (1979)
The Jerk (1979)
Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian' (1979)
Airplane! (1980)
Arthur (1981)
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Top Secret (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
The Naked Gun: From The Files of 'Police Squad!' (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
Waiting For Guffman (1997)
The Castle (1997)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Best In Show (2000)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
In The Loop (2009)
Four Lions (2010)
2012-09-06 02:29:47 PM  
1 votes:

otto the bull:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? Hilarious.


www.n2wzb.net

Agreed.
2012-09-06 02:28:29 PM  
1 votes:
Have e you ever been kicked in the head with an iron boot? No, of course, you havn't, Dumb question.
2012-09-06 02:26:07 PM  
1 votes:

stonicus: WeenerGord: WeenerGord: Fark that list if Monty Python Holy Grail didn't make top ten. Also Men In Black was good.

Also Caddyshack

Overrated... yeah, I said it!


A lot you farking know, D'Annunzio.
2012-09-06 02:24:54 PM  
1 votes:
I haven't read the whole thread but if someone hasn't mentioned it already, I'm throwing Supertroopers out there.

/Beerfest too
2012-09-06 02:22:18 PM  
1 votes:
Have difficulty believing Bridesmaids has 1.4 laughs in the whole movie.
2012-09-06 02:17:31 PM  
1 votes:

fruitloop


What about me? Wee-oo-wee...!


Gopher-chuks!
2012-09-06 02:13:02 PM  
1 votes:

fruitloop: If we're ranking these as laughs per minute, what about the Jackass movies? They may be dumb, but you'll laugh your ass off.

/Air Israel, please clear the runway


I didn't laugh. I rolled my eyes and turned it off. Nothing about Jackass ever appealed to me or seemed "funny" -- `Just stupid. If I want to watch half-brained people doing stupid things with shopping carts, I'll go to Walmart.
2012-09-06 02:10:44 PM  
1 votes:
The Jerk.

"P.S. Is grandma still fartin'?"
2012-09-06 02:10:08 PM  
1 votes:
Give me Hamm on 5, hold the Mayo.

/Love that movie so freakin' much.
//Long Haul Edition is fun.
2012-09-06 02:07:49 PM  
1 votes:
Slap Shot, especially now that the insane 70's fashions make the movie a riot even if the sound's off.
2012-09-06 02:07:29 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux should have been on there for laughs per minutes. Plus "National Lampoons Loaded Weapon" should be in there somewhere.

Not a Charley Sheen fan but he was lucky to be these movies.

Just saying.


Topper Harley: I could never find time for love. It's too heavy. It's an anchor that drowns a man. Besides, I got the sky, the smell of jet exhaust, my bike.
Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson: A loner?
Topper Harley: No. I own it.
2012-09-06 02:06:16 PM  
1 votes:
"I speak jive."

Okay, got my obligatory quote from Airplane out of the way. Now then, any film comedy list attempting to determine funny by counting the number of laughs per minute of film is just wrong. What were these laughs they counted? Were they giggles, guffaws, rib ticklers, cackles of belly laughs. Did they allow the laugher to remain in the seated position with the service trays in the upright position or did they force the laugher to fall out of his or her seat and begin rolling around on the floor?

Next, in what alternate universe are such pedestrian chucklefests like Hangover, Superbad and Anchorman listed while Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Animal House go unmentioned?
2012-09-06 02:02:57 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux should have been on there for laughs per minutes.


Not to mention that Hot Shots Part Deux was the bloodiest movie ever for awhile. Want proof? Here it is!
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-09-06 02:01:15 PM  
1 votes:

Perducci: I wonder how precisely they calculated or weighted "laughs" in this study.

Is a guffaw worth the same as a chuckle? How about an sustained giggle? Is a reference to an earlier joke counted as a new laugh or is their a penalty for repetition?


When I was a kid, I thought the laugh track(Or studio audience, depending on the show) was a laughing guide... For a chuckle, you weren't supposed to laugh, for a regular laugh, you would chuckle, and when they lost their shiat, you could, too. Of course, I also thought that the radio was playing live music, and that if you stepped up close top the TV on soap commercials(Or other shower scenes), you could look down and see the rst of the naked body. This is the weird stuff a 5 year old thinks about watching TV in the 70's, I guess...
2012-09-06 01:59:58 PM  
1 votes:
You can't take a guess for another two hours?
2012-09-06 01:59:05 PM  
1 votes:

tnpir: Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.


You know what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
2012-09-06 01:58:35 PM  
1 votes:

tonguedepressor: I've bought three DVDs in my life, Airplane, DieHard and Band of Brothers series.

So.

So!?? Let's dance!!!


The world needs ditchdiggers too.

/Where was the Caddyshack love??
2012-09-06 01:55:48 PM  
1 votes:
Look, FARK, don't start with your white zone shiat again.
gja [TotalFark]
2012-09-06 01:55:18 PM  
1 votes:
"I unplugged your FARK feed"
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
2012-09-06 01:55:05 PM  
1 votes:
tikiloungetalk.com
2012-09-06 01:54:45 PM  
1 votes:
I'D LIKE ONE TICKET TO CHICAGO. NO BAGGAGE
2012-09-06 01:54:40 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd:
Win the hand: Schindler's List


raise: Grave of the Fireflies. It's animated and was distributed in the US by Disney so it must be funny...
2012-09-06 01:53:00 PM  
1 votes:

Summoner101: Does anyone here speak jive!?


oh Summoner101 i do!
2012-09-06 01:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
I want every light we've got poured onto that field!
2012-09-06 01:52:20 PM  
1 votes:

karmaceutical: Used Cars


An unjustly forgotten movie from the golden age of comedy.

"What we need is a politician who's not afraid to go out there and tell the people exactly what they want to hear."

/$15,000 dollars! Too farking much!
jlt
2012-09-06 01:51:41 PM  
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: This is a confusing list.
Johnny what can you make out of this?


A brooch or a pterodactyl....
2012-09-06 01:51:20 PM  
1 votes:

Tax Boy: Johnny, what can you make out of this?


I can make a hat or a broach or a pterodactyl.
2012-09-06 01:48:23 PM  
1 votes:
Johnny, what can you make out of this?
2012-09-06 01:48:07 PM  
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: As funny as Airplane! is what really impresses me is that a movie with tits, numerous drug references (including a woman doing lines off a mirror) and an endless stream of sex jokes(two involving children) managed to get a PG rating. I'd like to see a filmmaker try that now.


I raise you Peter Grant's f-word and c-word tirade, Robert Plant picking up two joints (not to mention his children naked in the beginning), and Jimmy Page's occult-laden intro and fantasy sequences in the PG-rated The Song Remains the Same.

/plus there was not a PG-13 rating back then
2012-09-06 01:48:05 PM  
1 votes:
Does anyone here speak jive!?
2012-09-06 01:41:41 PM  
1 votes:
i46.tinypic.com 

I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
2012-09-06 01:23:45 PM  
1 votes:
What knockers!
2012-09-06 01:21:00 PM  
1 votes:
Two words: Young Frankenstein
2012-09-06 01:20:21 PM  
1 votes:
Don't call me shirley.
2012-09-06 01:18:13 PM  
1 votes:
......but that's not important right now.
 
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