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AO1_AW_SW_USN
02-17-2007, 08:29 PM
I just watched the "Weird Al" Yankovic movie called "UHF" and laughed my (expletive) off!

I know that this is an International forum, and that what we find funny here in the US is not so funny else where (and vice versa). But, I was wondering, what is your favorite performance/performer in a comedy movie or television show. Explain why so, if you wish.

I'm very partial to Stephen Stucker's rendition of Johnny (the crazy, gay air controler) in the movie Airplane from 1980.


http://www.wackyneighbor.com/images/stephen_stucker.gif

"What can you make of this", then McCroskey hands him a piece of paper.

"Well, I can make a hat. I can make a pterodactyl, and a boat"

Kaleun1961
02-17-2007, 08:33 PM
I still get a kick out of Steve Martin's performance in "The Jerk." My favourite scene was when the escaped mental patient was stalking him at the gas station with a sniper rifle. After a couple of misses that hit the stacked oil cans, Steve Martin throws himself back and forth in front of the stack: "He's after the oil!" Priceless!

AO1_AW_SW_USN
02-17-2007, 09:01 PM
I agree. Pretty much most of the orginal Saturday Night Live cast members put out great moves from the late 1970's though the late 1980's:

1. Fletch
2. National Lampoon's Vacation
3. Caddyshack and Caddyshack 2
4. Ghostbusters
5. The Three Amigos
6. Spies Like Us
7. Who's Harry Crumb
8. The Great Outdoors
9. The Jerk
10. The Man with Two Brains
11. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

the list goes on, and on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

turnip_tick
02-17-2007, 09:18 PM
I pretty much like parodies like Hot Shots. I also liked Police Academy etc. One of the comediens that stands out to me is Robin Williams. Death to Smoochy was great.

Messervy
02-17-2007, 09:23 PM
1. Fawlty Towers
2. Black Adder - In the Trenches
3. Monty Python
4. Louis de Funnes
5. Bourvill
6. Pierre Richard
7. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

I have surely forgoten some major names.

AO1_AW_SW_USN
02-17-2007, 09:24 PM
The best Robin Williams movie was "Good Morning Veitnam", IMO.

Monty Python's Flying Circus is shown on BBC America here in the States. I'll watch it whenever I can catch it on air. Great stuff! "Seach for the Holy Grail" and "The Life of Brian" is on top of my list of all time favorites! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"You always got to look on the bright side of life" (Whistling) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I also enjoyed some of the members of that group in the movie "A Fish Called Wonda".

turnip_tick
02-18-2007, 01:34 AM
A fish called wanda was great too. there are just so many. This thread has made me want to see some old movies again.

Realjambo
02-18-2007, 02:05 AM
1. Ricky Gervais as David Brent in the BBC production 'The Office' cracks me up. I understand they made a US equivilent but I haven't seen that. The Office Website (http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/characters/images/david_hips_800.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/characters/profile_david.shtml&h=600&w=800&sz=78&tbnid=qYo-yOU1iXz4CM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddavid%2Bbrent&start=1&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=1)

2. Peter Kay. Another British comedian who's stand up routines, based on simple every day life's observations and child hood memories, are brilliant IMO. He went on to make 'Phoenix Nights, about a drinking club in the North of England. Peter Kay's Website (http://www.peterkay.co.uk/)

Celeon999
02-18-2007, 02:16 AM
I like Spielberg's 1941.

"The night the rising sun fell on Hollywood" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

John Belushi was excellent as Captain "Wild Bill" Kelso http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Here is the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WurSLfps6K4)

Foehammer-1
02-18-2007, 07:10 PM
For me, a majority of Pierre Richard movies are awesome. I don't speak French, but the ones i've seen are dubben in russian. Make me laugh the backside off usually http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
02-18-2007, 07:36 PM
Monty Pythons "Search for the Holy Grail"

U301
02-18-2007, 07:54 PM
Richard Pryor (Live!)
KUrtz.

Celeon999
02-19-2007, 02:06 AM
Monty Python's The Life of Brian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Peter-E.-Cremer
02-19-2007, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
I like Spielberg's 1941.

"The night the rising sun fell on Hollywood" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

John Belushi was excellent as Captain "Wild Bill" Kelso http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Here is the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WurSLfps6K4)
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gifHi all
Hollywoooooooooooooood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif just saw that movie here some time ago priceless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif "BOMBS SALL NEVER FALL IN AMERICA GROUND"or something like that and boom a b17 bomb fall http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif the other great comedions or series are:
-Benny Hill
-Fawlty Towers
-Black Adder and Mr. Bean
-Allo Allo
-Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
-charlie chaplin
-Leslie Nielsen
-Herman josé (great portuguese comedion)
-and so on so on I just love comedic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Celeon999
02-19-2007, 07:10 AM
Captain "Wild Bill" Kelso and his Mustang in full action http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Check this out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQZnssTEIGU&mode=related&search=)

wikingsh2006
02-19-2007, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Monty Python's The Life of Brian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Hey big nose and always look on the bright side of life. Love this movie. Also love Canadian Bacon where John Candy and company are in Quebec and wrote slang in english. Dan Aykroid as a Canadian Mountie pulls them over and makes them copy the slang in french as both are offical languages. Funny watching them try to figure out the french phrase.

Heinrich505
02-19-2007, 03:23 PM
Guys,
Anything with Monty Python, including Fawlty Towers, most anything with John Candy, and...THE THREE STOOGES!!! I've seen all their short films and still laugh myself silly.

Heinrich505

TheMoon7x
02-19-2007, 05:32 PM
all-time favorite stand-up is eddie izzard, really any of his performances are hilarious.

i love fawlty towers and search for the holy grail as well..mr. bean rules is not to be left out as i was reminded from a former post!

Peter-E.-Cremer
02-20-2007, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Captain "Wild Bill" Kelso and his Mustang in full action http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Check this out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQZnssTEIGU&mode=related&search=)

Hi all
That is one of my favorit parts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
and I forget to put one of my favorit film series the «Carry on» (http://www.carryonline.com/) with Sid James,Kenneth Connor(that was Monsieur Alfonse on Allo Allo) and all the others actors great films http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Minoos
02-20-2007, 08:06 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif... Jerry Seinfeld makes my day!

tuddley3
02-20-2007, 08:17 AM
Mel Brooks "History of The World Part 1"

Celeon999
02-20-2007, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by tuddley3:
Mel Brooks "History of The World Part 1"

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I like the scene with the unemployed Gladiator..

"Have you killed someone last week sir ?"

"Nope"

"Have tried to kill someone last week sir ?"

"Yep"

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And Dom DeLuise was excellent as Roman emperor

Talking about Dom Deluise.....has anyone seen the episode of Stargate called "Urgo" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

That episode is absolutley priceless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/graphics/316_header.jpg

HeibgesU999
02-20-2007, 02:41 PM
Blackadder - "Cold is God's way of reminding us to burn more Catholics!"

Caddyshack - "You hated him Lou, you said he was a brown-noser."

The Jerk - "I'm picking out a Thermos for you."

Animal House - "After I graduate, I'm going to get drunk every night."

Joe Dirt - "You're talking to my guy all wrong."

Head of the Class - "Chairman Mao says....!"

Rushmore - "Oh yeah, it's Latin."

Kingpin - "She's a boldfaced liar. I pulled out way early on that one."

The Blues Brothers - "You fat old Penguin!"