OT: Good Comedies

Submitted by rastafari on April 21st, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I just finished rewatching the movie "What About Bob?'. I forgot how good of a comedy that was.

I need more suggestions for comedies. Good ones. I want to roll out of my Lazy Boy and wretch my stomach muscles.

We are entertaining a group of about 12 and have headlined the party as "A night of Comedy". We have loaded the bongs and prepared REALLY good food.


We need IDEAS for good DVD Comedy and we need this from the likes of MgoBlog. So, please rummage thru your wonderful brains and come up with a comedy or 2.


Thank you for your consideration. Blessings!



I Bleed Maize N Blue

April 22nd, 2011 at 1:03 AM ^

In 2000 the AFI came up with a list of 100 funniest American comedies.  Here's the Top Ten:

1. Some Like It Hot

2. Tootsie

3. Dr. Strangelove

4. Annie Hall

5. Duck Soup

6. Blazing Saddles

7. M*A*S*H

8. It Happened One Night

9. The Graduate

10. Airplane!



April 22nd, 2011 at 9:10 AM ^

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!
        - President Merkin Muffley


Major TJ 'King' Kong : Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies... I reckon you wouldn't even be human being if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.



April 22nd, 2011 at 3:42 AM ^

The Big Lebowski OVER THE LINE!!!

Caddyshack, The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it

Ace Venture: Pet Detective, I came to Confess, I was the second gunman on the grassy knoll

Liar Liar, I've Had better

Also would agree with Super Troopers and Trading Places, and would also suggest the Hot Shots! movies, a hilarious documentary called American Movie, and all the Naked Guns, Machete is also ridiculous.

Gotta have The Big Lebowski, it's a classic, and there's reason to believe The Dude attended Michigan as he claims he is one of the authors of the Original Port Huron Statement (not the compromised second draft) and we all know SDS started in Ann Arbor, damn hippies.

Hoken's Heroes

April 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 AM ^

More intelligent humor than the dumbed down stuff they are putting out today. Can sorta make the comparison that the 80's was Michigan humor. Then it got dumbed down to OSU humor during the 90's and  into the 2000's


Back to School

Strange Brew

Weird Science

Real Genius

Ferris Bueller's Day off

Revenge of the Nerds

The Sure Thing



A Christmas Story






April 22nd, 2011 at 9:11 AM ^

for apparently being the first to mention Real Genius, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller AND Fletch in a thread with 150 replies.  How could we all miss Fletch??

Aside from the fashion trend, some good things came out of the 80's.


April 22nd, 2011 at 9:15 AM ^

Try the The In-laws, but for goodness sake the 1979 version with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin.  It isn't slappy like Airplane, so maybe it's not the number one choice for what you're setting up.  But, I thought it deserved a mention.  

BTW, how the hell is The Graduate a comedy?  That movie deserves to be on a top-ten list, but not that one.


April 22nd, 2011 at 9:46 AM ^

Accepted and while it's not a movie do yourself a favor and watch the Jim Gaffigan stand-up. It's hilarious and at least one is available streaming from Netflix


April 22nd, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

Grandmas Boy- hilarious   Kung Pow- So stupid that it is great.  The Other Guys was funny as hell too.   Coming to America, Caddyshack, Naked Gun, Airplane, Black Dynamite, Team America, Step Brothers, Beerfest and Super Troopers. just to name a few.

Some Tv Shows- South Park  That's my Bush- made by the South Park guys.  I thought it was hilarious as it's a send up to all cheesy sitcoms, and also rips on George Bush in the nicest way possible.  Spaced is another good one.  It is a british comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.  Hilarious and Warped.


April 22nd, 2011 at 8:42 PM ^

I would have to go with Orgazmo and Team America. I also love both of the Fletch movies and any of the Chevy Chase National Lampoon's Vacation movies.