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  • Really? People are missing an obvious one...
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  • buntz: Gunny Highway: I am pretty sure Blinkin responds, "Did you say, 'Abe Lincoln?'"

    And he replies "No, I said "Hey Blinkin'"

    He explained the joke.  It wasn't necessary.  The funny was the blind guy thought he said "Abe Lincoln"

    Same thing started happening in Naked Gun 2 and worse in 3.

    Jane tries to slap Frank and he catches her left hand.  Then her right hand.  So a third hand comes up and slaps him.  On the Police Squad show and first Naked Gun, Frank going on as if nothing weird just happened IS the joke.
    But after the slap gag Frank stops and makes a face.  He's confused where the third hand came from.  The whole joke is Frank is never aware of the craziness around him.  And as soon as he is aware of it, it's no longer funny, it's forced.... in my opinion.


    I feel that if you're going to attempt forced humor, you need to acknowledge it's forced. Looking directly at the camera with a deadpan stare usually does the trick. Even then, a lame joke can only go so far.

    The Hey Blinkin joke might have worked if someone dressed as Abe Lincoln had suddenly walked on camera and stayed reciting the Gettysburg Address before Chappelle's character cuts him off with the response.
  • Forgotbusters re-examines movies that were among the top 25 grossing films the year of their release, but have receded culturally, in order to explore what originally attracted audiences to them, and why they failed to endure.

    Wow, this is great news.  I was just wondering why the #23 grossing film of 1998 isn't still popular today.  I'm so glad I came across this article.
  • cyberspacedout: The Hey Blinkin joke might have worked if someone dressed as Abe Lincoln had suddenly walked on camera and stayed reciting the Gettysburg Address before Chappelle's character cuts him off with the response.


    I don't think so.  It's not a good joke to begin with but the joke itself was the blind man misunderstood Achoo and thought Abe Lincoln was there.  It would have been funnier if the scene continued as is.  It was a throw away line.
    But to clarify his mistake by actually saying "No, I said 'Hey Blinkin'" its now less of a joke and more of a banal conversation.

    It reminds me of the Kids in the Hall "Who's on First" sketch.  Except not funny.
  • cyberspacedout: The Hey Blinkin joke might have worked if someone dressed as Abe Lincoln had suddenly walked on camera and stayed reciting the Gettysburg Address before Chappelle's character cuts him off with the response.


    In fact here's the clip. http://youtu.be/wJcuYKyHEgs

    Like I said, it was a throw away line, but it should have gone:

    Hey, Blinkin'
    Did you say "Abe Lincoln?"
    Hold the reigns
  • buntz: cyberspacedout: The Hey Blinkin joke might have worked if someone dressed as Abe Lincoln had suddenly walked on camera and stayed reciting the Gettysburg Address before Chappelle's character cuts him off with the response.

    In fact here's the clip. http://youtu.be/wJcuYKyHEgs

    Like I said, it was a throw away line, but it should have gone:

    Hey, Blinkin'
    Did you say "Abe Lincoln?"
    Hold the reigns


    Okay, now that that has been established....
  • No, it should have gone

    Hey, Blinkin'
    WHAT?
    I SAID "HEY, BLINKIN'"
    DID YOU SAY"ANNE FRANK ?"
  • Shakes999: In this thread. People calling Mel brooks over rated and claiming the cinematic piece of shiat that is "Not Another Teen Movie" is actually pretty funny.


    If you have been or dated a young artist, this entire storyline is epic.

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    /"She's right... maybe you should get on that plane to Paris. Cause if you stay, we really only have the summer, then I go to college and we'll talk on the phone and spend the occasional weekend together which is nice. But chances are one night I'm gonna get wrecked and have unprotected sex with some girl in my dorm. You'll find her thong and call me a slut... I'll call you a cock-tease and we'll break up. So when you really think about it, what's the point? "
  • Crewmannumber6: Comedy is like a frog. When you dissect it, it dies.


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  • Not a single joke?

    Haven't read the thread, so maybe someone's mentioned it, but the sight gag about the "Psychology Today - Swimsuit Edition" is still much loved by all my psychology friends everywhere.
  • Snatch Bandergrip: I'd say Scream was a damn good one - just done in a more tongue-in-cheek fashion than the farcical slapstick style of ZAZ and Brooks.


    I'm a fan of the Scream movies, (yes all of them) but I wouldn't call them parodys exactly. They were slasher films (that weren't all that gory) whose characters were aware of the tropes of slasher films. But they never broke the 4th wall or had anything go outside the narrative for a joke like actual parody movies. They were more like comedy/horror. But yeah, the Scary Movie movies, parodying a borderline parody movie, especially using the exact same mask from Scream was very lame and shows that they really didn't get it at all.
  • buntz: Gunny Highway: I am pretty sure Blinkin responds, "Did you say, 'Abe Lincoln?'"

    And he replies "No, I said "Hey Blinkin'"

    He explained the joke.  It wasn't necessary.  The funny was the blind guy thought he said "Abe Lincoln"

    Same thing started happening in Naked Gun 2 and worse in 3.

    Jane tries to slap Frank and he catches her left hand.  Then her right hand.  So a third hand comes up and slaps him.  On the Police Squad show and first Naked Gun, Frank going on as if nothing weird just happened IS the joke.
    But after the slap gag Frank stops and makes a face.  He's confused where the third hand came from.  The whole joke is Frank is never aware of the craziness around him.  And as soon as he is aware of it, it's no longer funny, it's forced.... in my opinion.


    That's very well explained. It makes perfect sense.
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    I thought that was a crock pot?

    No, that's for cooking all day. You've got a lot to learn.
  • Have they no respect for the dead?   (God I love a good funeral)
  • Someone doesn't like Hot Shots: Part Deux?

    We'll settle this the old Navy way: First guy to die, loses!
  • Dwight_Yeast: Hot Shots was worth it for the scene where the Sheens shout "I loved you in 'Wall St'" at each other from passing PT boats.

    Otherwise, not as funny as Airplane.


    Nothing was as funny as Airplane. Except maybe Young Frankenstein.
  • gunga galunga: If Airplane was released today...

    INT. - PASSENGER CABIN - NIGHT

    (The stewardess is handing out meals.)

    STEWARDESS: Here's your fish, Gordron Ramsay.

    GORDON RAMSAY: This fish is raaaaaaawwwww!!!!!

    STEWARDESS: Will you please stop playing Words With Friends, Alec Baldwin?

    ALEC BALDWIN: You're a rude, thoughtless, little pig.

    PASSENGER: Hey, look! Ted Cruz is filibustering first class.

    TED CRUZ: I do not like Obamacare.

    (The action turns to slow motion. Quicksilver runs in and gives Ted Cruz a wedgie. Just like he gave a wedgie to that security guard in the latest X-Men movie. That's the joke.)

    PASSENGER: Hey, look. It's the queen from Frozen.

    (The queen from Frozen sings a drawn-out hip hop version of "Let It Go" to pad the movie's running time by a few minutes.)

    FROZEN QUEEN: I'll turn this plane into an eternal winter.

    WINTER SOLDIER: Did somebody say winter?

    PASSENGER #2: Hey, look! It's the Winter Soldier.

    (Captain America appears and the two of them fight for five minutes to pad the movie's running time a bit more.)


    Wow, dude... It's like actually watching one of those horrible movies. Minus the little black guy to come in as Captain America or whoever.
  • Mugato: I'm a fan of the Scream movies, (yes all of them)


    1 and 2 were good.  3, not so much.  4 was one choice away from being brilliant, but instead was just above average.
  • largedon: I always loved this movie.


    Top Secret is one of the best movies ever.

    /I know a little German
  • sotua: largedon: I always loved this movie.

    Top Secret is one of the best movies ever.

    /I know a little German


    He's over there.
  • Gyrfalcon: Dwight_Yeast: Hot Shots was worth it for the scene where the Sheens shout "I loved you in 'Wall St'" at each other from passing PT boats.

    Otherwise, not as funny as Airplane.

    Nothing was as funny as Airplane. Except maybe Young Frankenstein.


    Blazing saddles?
  • The best reason to watch Hot Shots:

    NSFW
  • CigaretteSmokingMan: The best only reason to watch Hot Shots:

    NSFW

  • Mugato:

    And Dracula:DALI had a weird dramatic ending like in the last reel they decided they wanted to make a straight Dracula movie.

    I remember being very disappointed with Dracula:DALI when I saw it in the theatres all those years ago.  But there was a scene right at the end, when Dracula was killed and turned to dust, and his minion started crying and saying "master, master are you okay" and he drew a smiley face in the dust.  I remember laughing so hard at that until I couldn't breath.  I'm smiling right now at the memory of that smiley face in the corpse dust.

    /why the hell wouldn't they have cast Leslie Nielson as the bumbling vampire hunter, and not as the vampire himself?  That shiat writes itself.
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