What are the funniest movies you know?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
What are the funniest movies you know?
Thu, 09-04-2003 - 9:41pm
Tell us about the movies, or scenes from movies, that make you laugh out loud every time you see them.

One of the movies on top of my funniest list would be "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". I think this is the kind of humor you either love or hate. And I just love it! Lines from it have become part of my everyday lanquage. Good thing dd and dh know and like the movie, too, or they'd think I was really wierd! (Well, weirder anyway).

Another is Saving Grace, a movie about how a woman gets by, financially, after her husband commits suicide and leaves her with nothing. The scene in the greenhouse just cracks me up every time.

On that same silly order is "Waking Ned Devine". It's about an old guy in Ireland who wins the lottery, but has just died. So, the townspeople try to cover up the death to get the winnings to divide amongst themselves. The lengths they go to to try to pretend no one has died is hilarious.

And "Finding Nemo" I thought was really funny, too. Dory trying to talk whale makes me laugh every time I think of it.

Also, many scenes in "Nothing to Lose" get me laughing so hard, I can barely breathe - the scene where Tim Robbin's shoes are on fire gets me every time.

. . . Gee, these choices make me look like I've got a really warped sense of humor, don't they??

C'mon! Don't make me look silly alone! Tell me what movies or scenes have made you laugh.



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 09-05-2003 - 1:17pm
The ones that have me rolling are:

The Gold Rush, 1920's silent film starring Charlie Chaplin. This film cracks me up, especially when they start imaginening each other as food. It is about the gold rush and a mans desire to hit it big.

Yours, Mine and Ours, 1960's with Lucille Ball. Loved the "alchohalic Pearl Harbor." Lucy at her comedic best. Based on a true story Helen has 8 kids and marries Frank who has 10 kids.

The Thin Man, 1930's with Myrna Loy, the whole comedy between her and William Powell is great. I really like the part where Nick has already had 6 cocktails, so when Nora gets to the bar she orders six to catch up. Nick is a retired detective who starts his work again when an old friend goes missing and people close to this guy keep winding up dead.

Monty Python and Holy Grail, I LOVE the fight with the black knight, and don't forget BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!

Robin Hood: Men in Tights: 1990's with Cary Elwes, love the fight scene when him and Achoo do "praying mantis." Mel Brooks version of Robin Hood, need I say more?

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1930's with Shirley Temple. This movie also has me laughing the whole time, but my favorite part is when she first meets her Aunt after being dropped off by her stepfather. Rebecca's mother has died (this is a Shirley Temple film so some parent has to be dead) her stepfather is taking care of her and has her audition for a radio show. The show loved her but through a mix up she thinks she did not get the job so she goes to stay with her Aunt Miranda and cousin Gwen (Gloria Stuart, old Rose from Titanic) very funny film and some good tapping between her and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

But my favorite comedy that keeps me rolling the whole time is Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 1940's with Cary Grant. The scene where Muriel is telling the painter the color she wants and the scene where the three of them get stuck in Jim's personal closet crack me up. Jim Blandings and his wife Muriel decide to build a house out in Conn. with one mishap after another. The original "Money Pit" only WAY better!

I have been wanting to see Waking Ned Devine, glad you like it. Hopefully I will see it soon.

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Registered: 06-26-2003
Mon, 09-08-2003 - 8:34am
I would have to say "Nothing to Lose" and "Search for the Holy Grail" would have to be my too favorite funny movies. They are the ones that the whole movies makes me laugh.