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Ten On Tuesday

We could all use a laugh now and again and today’s topic is all about laughs. It was suggested by Kristi and we’re talking about our 10 Favorite Comedy Movies. I’m chuckling already just thinking about some of these!

  1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. From bring out your dead to it’s a flesh wound to we fart in your general direction, this one is simply the best.
  2. Young Frankenstein. It’s my go-to funny movie, the perfect thing when I need a pick me up. It’s silly and campy and I love it.
  3. The Big Lebowski. Can you believe I had never seen this until a couple of years ago? A guy at a bar in Boston told Dale that he looked just like The Dude and then we had to see it. It’s awesome.
  4. Some Like It Hot. Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe – need I say more?
  5. The Producers. You really can’t go wrong with Mel Brooks. Springtime for Hitler in Germany . . .
  6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Even all these years later, I simply cannot resist it when it’s on.
  7. This Is Spinal Tap. The scene with the little Stonehenge gets me every time.
  8. Best In Show. It’s another Christopher Guest classic and honestly, nobody does satire better than him.
  9. The Sting. Sometimes subtle comedy can be the best comedy of all.
  10. National Lampoon’s Vacation. You wouldn’t think a cross country drive full of disaster could be funny .  . . and yet!
I thought of also including The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally and Sweet Home Alabama but those are romantic comedies and I think there’s a distinct difference. Perhaps we can have that as a future topic but in the meantime I’m going to be laughing away!

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  1. I love so many of the movies on your list! There’s nothing like a comedy to turn your mood around. Great topic, Carole. 🙂

  2. Every one of those is a fantastic movie! I saw Ferris Bueller NINE TIMES in the movie theater when it was out. I just love it!

  3. I’ll take a good comedy any day, particularly the Danny Kaye movie with the “brew that is true”, the original Bedazzled, and the Pink Panther movie with the blind organ grinder.

  4. Oh my gosh there are so many good ones! History of The World is one my favorites too.

    I’ve never seen Monty Python, but my husband always shouts the line “Bring out your dead!”. Now I know where it’s from!

  5. Hey, don’t forget National Lampoon’s European Vacation , I love it when Chevy does the dance at the beer fest!

  6. great topic Carole ! I have to watch the Lebowski!!!

    I love Bull Durham
    GROUND HOG day
    Obrothe where art thou

    and My sister the vet, took care of a dog who was in BEST IN SHOW last week! Confidentiality and all can’t tell you which one but I think the owner may have had two left feet

  7. I can’t believe I forgot This is Spinal Tap. It’s one of the movies that I cannot ever be sure I’ve seen because my friends and I were quoting it long before I’d ever seen even part of it. Great list!

  8. Ooh, ooh, great topic. Our go to funny is “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.” Also “Animal House” (the secret story of my college years) and “High Anxiety,” another Mel Brooks classic. I’ll be looking in your comments for other suggestions because who couldn’t use a good laugh?

  9. You absolutely must include The Court Jester (Danny Kaye).

    The pellet with the poison is in the chalice from the palace!

  10. I love the Holy Grail! To me it was a toss up between that and the Meaning of Life, but they’re both so good!

    I had trouble deciding between comedies and romantic comedies too (and there was some discussion recently I found o romantic comedies vs chick flicks, and I think there’s a difference), but I probably ended up mixing up a few in there.

  11. Young Frankenstein is my absolute favorite…I even showed it to my students (seniors) as a treat after they conquered Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I thought they might not get it, but they loved it. Okay, my taste isn’t too sophisticated, but I would include Blazing Saddles. Great topic!

  12. How could you forget “Uncle Buck?” The scene where he’s flipping the pancakes with a snow shovel just kills me. I also love the part where he pulls up to his niece’s school in a big cloud of smoke from his old Ford—paint that car red, and it would look just like my first car. The whole bit about his neice’s scummy boyfriend is really good, too.

  13. loved this topic – thank you (and Christi)! I never really thought about comedies separate from romantic comedies (and maybe why I had so much trouble getting my head around this one – I did try to be sure I didn’t have overlap with that list from last august…hard!) in any event…. so many movies I thought were funny when I saw them first are…not. I love the classics, like some like it hot, that really stand the test of time. and you’ve given me a few “new” ones to check out. thanks!

  14. Tootsie! Or would that be considered a romantic comedy? The God’s Must Be Crazy. Love The Producers – “I’m wet and hysterical!”

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