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
4. There's Something About Mary
5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
7. The Wedding Singer
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
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?