Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Excuse Me? .....

One of the advantages - curses? - of being off-the-job, is the amount of time I have during the day to watch television ..... with all of the rain we've been having the last couple of weeks, I've been focused on chores inside-the-house, mostly spent in front of 'the tube' ..... which is how I came to watch a re-broadcast of all four episodes of Bravo TV's "100 Funniest Movies of All Time."

Here's the top ten .....

1. Animal House
2. Caddyshack
3. Shrek
4. There's Something About Mary
5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
6. Airplane
7. The Wedding Singer
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
10. Arthur

A complete list can be found
here, at "Rotten Tomatoes" ..... sorry, I couldn't find Bravo's official page for the series. I would have liked to find that page, to get some sense of what criteria are used to rate "South Park" at #5, while relegating "Young Frankenstein" to #56 ... to rate "The Wedding Singer" at #7 while "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" languishes at #40.

And I have to wonder about the 'All Time' part of the title, since only two of the movies - "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) and "The Producers" (1968) - were produced before 1970, which seems to me leaves out an awful lot of contenders for the list ..... "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" . "School of Rock" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" are all funnier than anything the Marx Brothers ever produced?


spookyrach said...

This list was obviously composed by hipster 12-year-olds.

(Just bought the DVD of MP&The Holy Grail. It was a necessity.)

Eric Siegmund said...

South Park?

Give me a freakin' break.

Jeff said...

Spookyrach ... Yep! Them dang kids an' their rock'n'roll music! ... We already have 'Holy Grail' on our shelf, and we're looking into a compilation from 'Flying Circus'

Eric, pretty much my response as I watched the ranking develop ... or did it devolve ... Based on the my viewing of '100 Funniest,' I didn't even bother to watch '100 Scariest' later in the week.