What was the greatest comedy of all time. (1 Viewer)

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I could name so many movies. But the best had to be blazing saddles. The mongo part, and Gene Wilder were great. God that was a great movie

We don't agree on much, but once in a while...
 

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Lots of good ones mentioned here... I'll try to list a couple ya'll might have missed.

I tend to really like comedies with Bill Murray, Jack Black, Zach Galifinakis (sp), Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, etc.

Just talking movies I think yall might have missed rather than ones you've likely already seen...

Orange County
Saving Silverman
Shallow Hal
School of Rock
The Cable Guy

Kingpin
Osmosis Jones
St. Vincent
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Scrooged

Youth in Revolt
Year One
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The is the End
SuperBad (too good not to mention)

Due Date
Masterminds
Hangover (too good not to mention)
Keeping up with the Joneses


Change-Up
The Switch
Game Night
Identity Thief
Bad Words
Extract
Horrible Bosses

Oh.. a whole lot of National Lampoons movies are just my type of thing. Sadly I think those type of comedies might be going away.
There's a documentary about National Lampoons on Netflix that I really liked called A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

Please let me know of anything I missed you think I should check out. Sometimes I feel I've already seen everything good.
 

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Orange County is underrated IMO. But it’s mostly other cast than Joe Burrow IMO, even though I am a fan of some of his stuff. The mom and dad killed it in this. And Bob of course.

don’t think I would ever think of it in terms of best ever but it actually gets funnier with multiple viewings for me.

i would have to give Oh Brother Where art Though strong consideration.

if the answer wasn’t Arthur, I mean.
 

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Orange County is underrated IMO. But it’s mostly other cast than Joe Burrow IMO, even though I am a fan of some of his stuff. The mom and dad killed it in this. And Bob of course.

don’t think I would ever think of it in terms of best ever but it actually gets funnier with multiple viewings for me.

i would have to give Oh Brother Where art Though strong consideration.

if the answer wasn’t Arthur, I mean.
Joe Burrow rocked in Orange County IMO
 

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If Woody Allen had a part in a movie it wasn't funny.
I do agree he's scum in real life. That said, the segment starring Allen, Burt Reynolds and Tony Randall in Everything you wanted to know about sex is a classic. I'd post it,but this is a family forum. You can view it on youtube if you want.
 

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I do agree he's scum in real life. That said, the segment starring Allen, Burt Reynolds and Tony Randall in Everything you wanted to know about sex is a classic. I'd post it,but this is a family forum. You can view it on youtube if you want.




I dont know what Woody Allen did, or didnt do.. and i dont really care.. to me, that’s between him, his family and the law…. I say all that, to say- and i dont know if anyone has mentioned it upthread- but ANNIE HALL might be the greatest comedy ever filmed.. it’s that good.. It was When Harry Met Sally, before When Harry Met Sally.. i only saw it for the first time 6 or 7 years ago, and have rewatched it since once or twice- there are a million quoatable lines that have entered the modern lexicon, and they come at you rapid-fire throughout the movie.. It’s so great.
 

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To show my age.
It's a Mad Mad Mad World.
Jonathan Winters showed his comedy genius.

Jerry Lewis in the Geisha Boy.

Money Pit

Michael Keaton's Beetle Juice and Multiplicity
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, If this is on, I'm watching. Truly splendid movie and THIS is when cameos were invented afaic.
 

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The Life of Brian - Always look on the bright side of life. :)
The Pink Panther Series (does your dog bite?
Airplane! I am serious, and don't call me Shirley
Kentucky Fried Movie (Linda Chambers in her classic role.
Naked Gun - nice beaver
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Animal House - "They even took the stuff we didn't steal!"
Johnny Dangerously - "It's an 88 magnum"
A Fish Called Wanda -
Young Frankenstein - Dr. - What knockers! Terri Garr- Vy tank you Doctor!
Blues Brothers (more of a Musical) Are you the police?" Elwood: No ma'am, we're musicians
CaddyShack - .... Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion.
Porky's (the Principal's office where they are discussing identifying the perp. is awesome)

I despised "Everybody loves Raymond" or Seinfield. It was almost all sarcasm.

... I give honorable mention to Stripes, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Ghostbusters.



Geez, I even forgot History of the World Part 1!

Mel Brooks is a comedy genius.
Men in Tights
Space Balls
Blazing Saddles
etc...
etc...
KFM, that was a groundbreaker.
Ditto that Mel is a genius!
 

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I dont know what Woody Allen did, or didnt do.. and i dont really care.. to me, that’s between him, his family and the law…. I say all that, to say- and i dont know if anyone has mentioned it upthread- but ANNIE HALL might be the greatest comedy ever filmed.. it’s that good.. It was When Harry Met Sally, before When Harry Met Sally.. i only saw it for the first time 6 or 7 years ago, and have rewatched it since once or twice- there are a million quoatable lines that have entered the modern lexicon, and they come at you rapid-fire throughout the movie.. It’s so great.
Annie Hall is a legit great film
normally I would be inclined to consider separating artist from art
The problem allen is that he tried to use his art to justify his pedophilia - Manhattan is the most obvious with other minor examples sprinkled throughout
just incredibly bad cricket
and the you read Ronan farrows account of the abuse and it’s clear an asthetic/ethical/ moral line was crossed
 

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Annie Hall is a legit great film
normally I would be inclined to consider separating artist from art
The problem allen is that he tried to use his art to justify his pedophilia - Manhattan is the most obvious with other minor examples sprinkled throughout
just incredibly bad cricket
and the you read Ronan farrows account of the abuse and it’s clear an asthetic/ethical/ moral line was crossed



No doubt that lines were crossed.. the obvious one is the ethical line in regards to Soon Yi.. i was listening to Jerry Seinfeld on Howard Stern a while back, Howard asked Jerry if he goes to therapy,.. Jerry said no, becuase “Look at Woody Allen; he’s the king of psychoanalysis , he had years and years of therapy - then one day he woke up and said ‘I think my stepdaughter looks hot, and I’m going to date her’- so i don’t believe in therapy”………. So that’s a problem, ethically…. Legally speaking, In re to the Ronan Farrow thing, I haven’t read up on it.. maybe that’s a good thing, since i could watch Annie Hall tomorrow, have a ton of laughs and there’s no conflict…. Does that mean that ignorance is bliss? Possibly…. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 
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I'm about to the point where I don't even know why I post. Most of you seem so shallow and unknowegeable. That's just the way I see it. I could bring up everybody loves Raymond. Animal house. Stripes. Caddyshack. Foul play. Seems like old times. Who's on first by abbot and Costello
. Gallagher. George carlin. Rodney dangerfield. Hogan's heroes. Bosom buddies. I could go on and on. I know yall won't listen to me. All yall ever do is bash me. I am not an idiot. I have 2 college degrees. I have studied all kinds of subjects like science,. Yall keep dogging me. I am almost 58 years old. I have studied so many subjects. Whatever. I respect all of you but I know you don't respect me. I try to give my best analysis on everything I post but you don't listen. I know it's because I am a Christian and you don't respect that. I have lived a long time. I know so much in knowledge. I could name so much great music, comedies, sitcoms, and other great things. I know yall won't listen to me. Whatever. I have tried to be a great poster of knowledge on this board. All my experience and knowledge. But yall have shown you don't respect me in the slightest degree. I have a great deal of knowledge. It may not be what you think. But its just opinion. You disagree. I could say the same about your own opinions. I just don't understand why yall bash me. I count most of you as brothers. I don't understand why yall disrespect me like this. I respect yalls views. That's why I keep coming to this board. Whatever. I have learned yall don't like my posts. I won't promise I will never post again. But I now know you don't respect me.
 

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The title of the thread is “What was the greatest comedy of all time” yet you seem bothered that it’s not 100 replies agreeing that it’s Blazing Saddles

There are movies listed here that I personally don’t find funny at all but unless I missed it there wasn’t a single post in this thread dogging out anyone’s choice or even disagreeing with it

People are allowed to have a different opinion than you

And you post your opinion as if it is an absolute stone cold fact and react to anyone saying otherwise as an attack

“why do you all refuse to see the truth?!”

And the rest of this?

“how can you treat me like this? Don’t you know how smart I am? don’t you know the life I’ve lived? Don’t you know you’re not as good as I am? All I’ve ever tried to do is share my wisdom with you”


That’s some DadsDream level self victimizing right there
 
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Well not sure if I am allowed to have an opinion on this post any longer other than agree with the OP, but...

Mr. Woodcock. That movie is just hilarious.
 

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