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    I was really on the fence between Duck Soup and Harvey.
    I was never a Marx brothers movie guy. Such sacrilege.
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

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    To Be or Not to Be (the original, of course)
    Duck Soup
    His Girl Friday
    The Palm Beach Story
    Clerks
    If I were going to include a Sturges movie that would not be it at all

    The Great McGinty or The Lady Eve maybe. I'd say Sullivan's Travels but I count that as a "dramedy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    If I were going to include a Sturges movie that would not be it at all

    The Great McGinty or The Lady Eve maybe. I'd say Sullivan's Travels but I count that as a "dramedy."
    I love Great McGinty, The Lady Eve a shade less. I love The Palm Beach Story more. It even has the added delights of the Weenie King and the Ale and Quail Club

    Sullivan's Travels is the best movie of the bunch, but it’s not as purely funny.

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail
    Airplane!
    Princess Bride
    There's Something About Mary
    Slapshot

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    We'll leave this open another day.
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Sullivan's Travels is the best movie of the bunch, but it’s not as purely funny.
    I agree with that. Though Veronica Lake giving a handjob to her hairbrush was pretty amazing. Sturges was always good at slipping stuff past the Production Code-era censors (Judy Kockenlocker?).

    Due to the success of Sullivan's Travels it was naturally assumed that Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake would be paired again onscreen but it never happened. That was apparently McCrea's choice. He is quoted, in a line that sounds like something his Sullivan character would say, "Life is too short to work with Veronica Lake more than once."

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    My Cousin Vinny
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Princess Bride
    Raising Arizona
    A Fish Called Wanda

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Airplane!
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Clue
    Spaceballs
    Clerks

    I have to add The Big Lebowski. I just thought of it but it doesn’t kick any of my top five off.

    I’d also add:

    Austin Powers (another I can’t believe I forgot)
    The Jerk
    The Toy
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Blue Brothers (original)
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    The Cable Guy
    Death To Smoochy
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    ffs "Airplane!" has an exclamation point.


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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    ffs "Airplane!" has an exclamation point.

    You’re absolutely correct, I have corrected my mistake and reflected on the embarrassment of naming a movie my favorite on a top 5 list and presented it wrong. I don’t mess with this sort of thing.
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

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    You’re absolutely correct, I have corrected my mistake and reflected on the embarrassment of naming a movie my favorite on a top 5 list and presented it wrong. I don’t mess with this sort of thing.
    Would this be a bad time to tell you that the South Park movie has no second comma and uses an ampersand rather than "and"?

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Would this be a bad time to tell you that the South Park movie has no second comma and uses an ampersand rather than "and"?
    Im so ashamed. Plus I forgot about so many movies. I added a bunch. I was stopping in before after like 5 days of a total shtstorm at work. I rushed my answers. Not an excuse, just a reason.
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

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    Im so ashamed. Plus I forgot about so many movies. I added a bunch. I was stopping in before after like 5 days of a total shtstorm at work. I rushed my answers. Not an excuse, just a reason.
    I was pulling your leg the whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    I was pulling your leg the whole time.
    For some reason, the punctuation in South Park doesn’t bother me, but I consider the exclamation point essential in Airplane! I also consider both essential in ¡Three Amigos!

    I guess that makes me a hypocrite.

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    For some reason, the punctuation in South Park doesn’t bother me, but I consider the exclamation point essential in Airplane! I also consider both essential in ¡Three Amigos!

    I guess that makes me a hypocrite.
    Airplane! is no Zero Hour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Airplane! is no Zero Hour!
    Airplane! is more Zero Hour! than Zero Hour! is.

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

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    Airplane! is more Zero Hour! than Zero Hour! is.
    Yeah but Sterling Hayden was so much more amusing than Robert Stack because Hayden was playing the role straight (I think)
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    I was pulling your leg the whole time.
    Oh I know. I was just going along with it. But I do take my movies seriously!
    ”What people call love is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades.”

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    For some reason, the punctuation in South Park doesn’t bother me, but I consider the exclamation point essential in Airplane! I also consider both essential in ¡Three Amigos!

    I guess that makes me a hypocrite.
    Oxford comma or gtfo.

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    A bit late closing this one, too. I figgered since this be a series of "diversion" posts, there were no need for a diversion the last few days.

    This is closed as well. Top 5 compilation in progress.
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    The top 5:

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail	20
    Airplane!	18
    Animal House	14
    Groundhog Day	12
    Blazing Saddles	11
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    The full ranking:

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    Movie	Total
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail	20
    Airplane!	18
    Animal House	14
    Groundhog Day	12
    Blazing Saddles	11
    Naked Gun	9
    Caddyshack....	8
    Princess Bride	7
    Ghostbusters	6
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles	6
    Duck Soup	5
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World	5
    My Cousin Vinny	5
    Slapshot	5
    Some Like it Hot	5
    To Be or Not to Be	5
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit	5
    Home Alone	4
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut	4
    Blues Brothers	3
    Clue	3
    His Girl Friday	3
    The In-Laws	3
    Vacation....	3
    Arsenic and Old Lace	2
    Clerks	2
    Raising Arizona	2
    Spaceballs	2
    Speedy	2
    Stripes	2
    The Absent Minded Professor	2
    The Palm Beach Story	2
    There's Something About Mary	2
    A Fish Called Wanda	1
    Evil Dead II	1
    Harvey	1
    Major League	1
    Sons of the Desert	1
    The Big Lebowski	1
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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Just a philosophical thought, when I rank comedies I tend to just go for movies I thought were the funniest. I see rankings for two movies on here--My Cousin Vinny and The Big Lebowski--that were superior movies but not intensely funny, despite some very funny moments. I certainly liked both more than many of my top 5, but for reasons like dramatic content, interesting characters, acting performances, etc.

    I guess I just don't know how to rank comedies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    Just a philosophical thought, when I rank comedies I tend to just go for movies I thought were the funniest. I see rankings for two movies on here--My Cousin Vinny and The Big Lebowski--that were superior movies but not intensely funny, despite some very funny moments. I certainly liked both more than many of my top 5, but for reasons like dramatic content, interesting characters, acting performances, etc.

    I guess I just don't know how to rank comedies.
    I think My Cousin Vinny is hilarious. It may not produce belly-laughs on the order of the Marx Brothers, but it’s consistently funny throughout - no having to sit through Harpo's instrumental solo. Plus, in addition to contributing "These two yutes" to the language, it gave us the extremely useful expression, "dead-on balls accurate." It’s an industry term.

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    Re: The JDPNYY Top 5 WD -- Question 16

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    Just a philosophical thought, when I rank comedies I tend to just go for movies I thought were the funniest. I see rankings for two movies on here--My Cousin Vinny and The Big Lebowski--that were superior movies but not intensely funny, despite some very funny moments. I certainly liked both more than many of my top 5, but for reasons like dramatic content, interesting characters, acting performances, etc.

    I guess I just don't know how to rank comedies.
    I don't think you're wrong.

    My logic when I rank movies usually goes by rewatchability. In the example you give with The Big Lebowski, sure it isn't loaded with joke after joke like say Pineapple Express, but I can watch Lebowski over and over again where watching Pineapple Express was good for the one time I saw it.
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