What is the funniest movie you have seen?

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Sometimes we need a good laugh. I love comedies, one of favorites that still makes me laugh is Steve Martin's "The Jerk" steve martin is a son in a black family and discovers he is not black. It is hilarious. What are some of your favorites. I know this may be off topic. But God wants us to laugh too;-)

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2002


I think I'd have to come back to this question regularly as funny movies come into my head over time. But two of my favorites deal with the relationships between men and women, and I like them because as a married person that's something I deal with every day.

The classic "Guys and Dolls" and "My Fair Lady" are great. Sometimes I can almost see myself and my wife in these movies. The attitudes of the single male play a big part in these movies, and as my wife will attest, I at times revert back to what she calls my "bachelor ways".

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2002

Aha RP I can tell you like musicals. Me too! And the two movies you cited are two of my favorites. So when are you going to do "Guys and Dolls." I am thinking when you come to our A.M.E Today reunion, you should sing a song from one of the musicals. RP we may have to post a question about favorite musicals. Take care Rob.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2002

ME??? Sing a song??? You don't want that. But if I did, I'd select Rex Harrison's "Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man?" from MFL. The greatest line though comes from G&D: "Nathan, Nathan, you have made the mistake of falling in love with your own fiance!"

Other great comedy lines: From "Dr. Strangelove" - "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the war room!" From a 3 Stooges cut: Straight man - "What kind of fool do you take me for?" Curly - "Why, is there more than one kind?"

By the way, on the Prodigy religion BB there's a great conversation going on in the Religion and Humor section.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2002

Rev Rogers,

The Jerk is my favorite and I talk about it all of the time. There was another movvie with Steve Martin and Lilly Tomlin where they sort of switched places or something like that. I enjoyed that also.

Laughter is good medicine.

Carmen Rose

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2002

O Brother Where Art Thou with George Clooney is a hoot. I've seen it several times.

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2002

I do love to watch a good comedy. There are several that come to mind. I get a good laugh from Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler in "Big Business" and also Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire"

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

Judging from these responses it's crystal clear that comedy, much like Impressionist Art, is based on subjective taste and preference. What's considered comedy will vary from person to person. My response may raise a few eyebrows so I trust my cybersisters have on their "good mascara". Well, hear goes - Any movie with Woody Allen! In my short cinematic experience there have been only 3 true comic actors who provide comedic relief: Allen, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. I know the latter two would "occassionally cuss" and say some things which are of prurient matter but the effect would still induce laughter. QED

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

What's the name of that Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder movie where one was blind and the other was deaf? That was hilarious. Is there one where Richard became a millionaire from accumulating the 1/2 cents from the bank? Can't remember the title. Help me out Bill.

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

Richard Pryor joined Gene Wilder in several films. Their collabroation began with "Silver Streak" (1976). It included "Stir Crazy" (1980), a farce about a jailbreak during a rodeo. It continued with "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" (1989), the film referred to above.

With regard to money perhaps the film you're thinking of is "Brewster's Millions", in which Richard has to spend $30 Million in 30 days in order to inherit $300M.

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

My funniest movie is "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

This cinerama feature had a boatload of stars, including Milton Berle, Terry Thomas, Phil Silvers, Sid Ceasar, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, etc. Just about everbody who was somebody in comedy when it was filmed. It's almost constant laughter from beginning to end. Even normally serious Spencer Tracy is good for some laughs. Many other celebs made cameo appearances, including Jerry Lewis and Eddie Rochester Anderson and Jack Benny.

It loses much of its granduer on the telly, but cinerama is no more --although, I think there are a few theatres still capable of showing the three projector process...or even the one projector adaptation of the original cinerama.

-- Anonymous, January 23, 2002

My Funniest movie is "The man with two brains". Steve Martin in his best caracter,thera are many funny scenes especially with Kathleen Turner and with Dr.Alfred Necessiter.My favorite scene is when Dr. Hufuhrhur is looking for a body for the brain he loves and find the perfect body, but she is alive and then a motocycle smash her and he came as a Dr. but he wish she died,and when he thought it, she awakes and Dr.Hufuhrhur bites her and the people push him out, and he goes away as walking as a Monster......Great!

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2002

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