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    Default a couple more...

    Harold and Maude, and as others have said, A Christmas story, and for Thanksgiving, no one has mentioned Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. For old movies, aka TCM, I have fallen in love with Dinner for Eight, and My Man Godfrey.
    Another killer of threads


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    The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

    Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Carl Reiner, Johnathan Winters, Eva Marie Saint....and Beetrice the horse

    http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=m...?v=ybcBhg8rw6w
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    Then there was one called Adventures in Babysitting years ago. There was one scene in the middle that was especially hilarious. The babysitter with her charges is trying to escape from the mob/drug gang/bad people, who are trying to kill them for the info they accidentally have acquired. She runs into a club and winds up going through the stage door and appears abruptly on stage with the band. Tries to excuse herself and leave, and the band leader says, "Nobody gets out of here without singin' the blues." So she improvises a "Babysitting Blues," and the crowd is really into it. The bad guys are there but can't get to them through their admirers. It was awesome.

    Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0rY3dn5kos


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    The Full Monty

    Bridget Jones Diary(book was really funny)

    The Holiday(Jude Law in a romantic comedy-YUM)
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."-Hunter S. Thompson


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    Young Frankenstein, My all time favorite.
    Ghost busters.
    Stripes.
    Animal house
    Caddy Shack
    Groundhog day.
    Notice a theme here??
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    Moonstruck (and not just cuz I trained Olympia Dukakis' dog)

    Best in Show

    Ah, Young Frankenstein! "YESS! He vas my BOYFRIEND!!"
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.


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    Default one of the great lines of all time

    from Moonstruck-SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!!!!
    Another killer of threads


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    Galaxy Quest
    Bowfinger
    Christmas Vacation
    Any of the Marx Brothers movies
    The Bird Cage
    The Producers (original 1960s version)
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Big Trouble (very good rendition of the book, but the book is still better)

    And, my all time favorite: Caddyshack!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Larksmom View Post
    from Moonstruck-SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!!!!
    Old man, you feed those dogs any more a' my food, I'm gonna kick you till you're dead. -Rose Castorini

    Rose: Do you love him, Loretta?
    Loretta: Yeah Mah, I love him awful.
    Rose: Oh God, that's too bad.

    Last edited by lovey1121; Nov. 23, 2012 at 09:10 AM.
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.


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    Everything on Sannois's list.
    Moonstruck...didn't realize so many others also love and quote this movie! I ADORE it. Cher so very much earned the hell out of that Oscar!

    Adding on to Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks' BEST movie) I need to add in (from Mr Brooks) Robinhood: Men In Tights. Spaceballs. Well, most everything but I love those 3 the best!

    Princess Bride...most definitely!

    Monty Python Holy Grail. Life Of Brian.

    Loved my Big Fat Greek Wedding....mainly because I worked in the restaurant business for ages and had scads of Greek friends, coworkers and bosses. And that movie was pretty spot on!

    And there's a smaller movie that was comedy GOLD: I Love You To Death. If you love this list, you'll love that movie if you haven't seen it yet. Entire brilliant freaking cast. Tracey Ulman and Kevin Kline as wife and cheating husband that she tries to kill. Laughed til I cried.

    Airplane. Naked Gun. Both riots!

    Fargo...but to this day I'm still not sure if that was supposed to be a dark comedy or not. Either way, I thought it was fantastic and hilarious. The accents...Buscemi in a woodchipper...OMG!

    My entire family very often quotes Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, Holy Grail, Moonstruck, Men In Tights, Spaceballs and Young Frankenstein.

    And I also often repeat a line from another Brooks classic History Of The World...the immortal, gorgeous and talented Madeline Kahn...whenever I'm driving around here. In my bouncy truck on our lumpy-as-hell roads...I often mutter the first line in this scene:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csMoLgTMk0
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
    ...Belefonte



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    Blazing Saddles, Best In Show, Airplane, and my guilty pleasure choice, Legally Blonde..



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    Spinal Tap, Python & Holy Grail, and of course Airplane!.

    Airplane! has aged very, very well.



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    Most of mine have already been posted:
    Blazing Saddles
    Monty Python
    Airplane
    Caddyshack
    Ghostbusters
    Vacation (and Christmas Vacation)
    Office Space
    Old School
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    Van Wilder
    Super Troopers
    The change up
    The Hangover 1 and 2
    Caddy Shack
    Animal house
    Fast Times at Rigemont High (Spicoloi Dude)

    oh yeah and old school which I watched with my mother in law. It was more fun watching her reactions to the movie than watching the movie. lmao!! Me and my husband were cracking up.
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    Many of mine have already been posted, so here are a few more:

    Tootsie
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Blugal

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng



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    I watch "The Blues Brothers" about every 6 months or so as part of a good mental health regimen.

    It's just the greatest, funniest, smartest comedy ever, and I am not a fan of most comedies. Can you imagine trying to make such a movie in this day and age? Neither can I.

    Plus "I hate Illinois Nazis." "Orange whip? Orange whip? Gimmed three orange whips." Plus "I'd like to thank the representatives of Illinois' law enforcement community for coming tonight."

    "Best In Show" is the only other comedy that immediately comes to mind - "bleeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss the terriers!"

    Even though there are a few key scenes that are unwatchable due to being downright scatalogical and depraved, there were some really funny scenes in "Bridesmaids." And none of them included Melissa McCarthy (I'm not a fan).

    I'm thinking of the fantastic weird dialogue between Kristen Wigg (Annie) and Jill Clayburgh as her cringe-inducing but caring mother, and the sweet banter between Annie and the handsome Irish cop outside the mini-mart and when he takes her out to use the speed radar.

    Also the scene at the engagement party where Annie trys to one-up the snobby bridesmaid to prove that she's been friends with the bride the longest - classic.



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    This is Spinal tap

    "but this one goes to 11!"



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    Comedy is so difficult - to me the best comedies are when an actor/actress reaches that fine balance between creating empathy/sympathy for a character which then allows the audience to laugh as their all-too-human foibles are exposed.

    I hate films (and to me, most of the current so-called "comedies" coming out of H'wood fall into this category) that abjectly humiliate the characters. It's just uncomfortable to watch rather than funny.

    A few more:

    "Legally Blonde" - Reese Witherspoon is a comedic genius, throw in her turn as Tracy Flick in "Election", too.

    Most of Ben Stiller's films - "Meet the Parents", "Zoolander", even "Starsky and Hutch." He's just brilliant, especially his classic pairings with Owen Wilson.

    Vince Vaughn in "Swingers" and "The Break Up" - I'm overall not a fan of the latter film or Jennifer Aniston but his scenes with his brothers as they run their tour-guide business in Chicago is hilarious. And "Swingers" still holds up some 20 years later and is hilarious.

    It's black and white and artsy but when Roberto Begnini (sp?) starts chanting "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" in Jim Jarmusch's "Down By Law" I fall on the floor laughing.


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    Add to my list:
    Get Smart
    Coming to America
    Johnny English
    Naked Gun
    Spy Hard
    Blades of Glory
    Stuck on You
    Shaun of the Dead
    Scary Movies (all of them are good)

    Most of the movies in my collection are comedies. I love movies!
    I LOVE my Chickens!



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    Larksmom, that is one of the funniest lines in movie history. Cher was so good in that role!
    I agree with so many on the lists but I have to add:
    Captain Ron
    It Happened One Night (oldie but goodie)
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