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The Three Stooges, Curly as the opera singer, Curly fighting the oyster with the cracker, Larry digging his way through the front lawn, and Moe's hair standing straight up when he was scared. The Little Rascals "The Kid From Borneo" (Yum Yum Eat 'em up!"). Put up against the "comedy" on television now, give me the 75 year old stuff. Infinitely better. And cracks me up.

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I love when AMC does their Silent Movie Nights...it's the best.

Flashback to December of 7th grade school year. I got sick with pneumonia and was home right through Christmas break. PBS was showing a daily Charlie Chaplin film festival and i got hooked. So, Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, Stooges (although a little later....I'm happy with those movies and shorts.

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I love the earlier comedies on TV as well. Those 70's/80's British comedies make me pee my pants. "Are You Being Served?", "Monty Python" etc. Hilarious!

As for movies I don't bother anymore. Comedies are stupid & unimaginative.

Give me "Blazing Saddles", "The Jerk" or "The Odd Couple" (movie or tv series) anyday! :grin:

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We got "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Get Smart" TV series on DVD a couple of years back. Still just as freakin' hysterical as they were back in the day. Every now and then we bust out a DVD and watch a few episodes. Good stuff.

I even have "The Monkees" on DVDs, the entire 2-3 seasons or however many there were. Those are good, stupid fun, too, which is what they were always meant to be. :grin:

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Yep. I keep watching episodes of Good Times or Sanford & Son. My dad has a bunch of seasons of The Honeymooners. I love how these shows depicted people as they really were: broke, tiny home & scraping by... along with some great twist-on-word jokes and punchy one-liners.

Somehow, today's minimum-wage character has a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home. And the jokes are crude with no subtlety at all.

Movie & TV comedy will never again be the same.

Just wait until year 2025: "Married... With Children" will be seen as "classic comedy" :shocked2:

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We go out with my folks every Friday night. There is a local hangout, "The Hideout". My Dad is 77, Ma is 75. There is 4:5 pitchers of beer gone before dinner is even ordered. Much laughing and joking. We bought Mom an iPad recently, never had a computer in her life, and she is digging it. I told her I was going to check her history for midget porn. Mom said what is midget CORN? Dad yelled, no, PORN. Midget PORN. MIDGETS SCREWING. This photo was taken directly after. They crack me up. They will be gone, someday, hopefully many many days from now, but right now rocks. Enjoy your folks. Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends. kbu8te.jpg

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At my sister's house last night. She had the old classic tv special "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" on. On the Island Of Misfit Toys, they have a character, a "Charlie-In-The-Box", who says he is a misfit, because nobody wants a Charlie in the box!!!

Riding to work this morning, The Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" came on. And I laughed so hard, I almost wrecked the damn car. "Oh, I see a man at the back as a matter of fact, his eyes are as red as a sun and a girl in the corner, let no one ignore her 'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one!!!"

ITS THE SAME VOICE!!! ITS THE SAME GUY!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone.

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It does sound the same. I had to look up who did Charlie in the Box and it was a guy named Alfie Scopp:

Alfie SCOPP is an actor and writer.

1954 : Howdy Doody (TV series): Clarabell

1961 : Tales of the Wizard of Oz (TV series): Socrates the Scarecrow (voice)

1961 : One Plus One (segment Homecoming )

1961 : The Eye of Hell ( The Mask )

1964 : Return to Oz (TV): Socrates (the Scarecrow) (voice)

1964 : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV): Head Elf / Other Elves / jeering Reindeers (voice)

1965 : Willie McBean & His Magic Machine (voice)

1967 : The Spiderman ( Spider-Man ) (TV series): Jewlery Store Clerk (voice)

1971 : Fiddler on the Roof ( Fiddler on the Roof ): Avram

1972 : The Sloane Affair

1977 : Maria (TV)

1983 : Hot Money : David Townsend

1983 : Dr. Yes: Hyannis Affair : Detective Carlson

1985 : Evergreen (TV serial): Lerner

1985 : The Undergrads (TV): Hobo

1986 : Overnight : Gerald Ecker

as a writer

1956 : Night Shift

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Lately, I drop by Comedy Central's "Futurama" page and play one of the short snorters like Fry and the "Alien Doctor."

(Why oh why is South Park still pooping all over TV while "Futurama" is as off the air as, as, "Newhart"?)

"Hi, I'm Larry and this is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl."

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Yep, love Chaplin. I will tell you how I got hooked. I got pneumonia when I was in 7th grade (I got it again when I was 31, not since...I would advise against it). anyway, flash back to 7th grade. I got sick early in December and missed school right through Christmas break. While I was laying around the house sick (yes kids, no computers, fancy electronic toys, cell phones back then) with nothing to do, I stumbled upon a Charlie Chaplin film festival on PBS channel 13 in New York City. I was stunned at how funny the films were and have been a fan since. Love Harold LLoyd, Buster Keaton...really all the silent comedies. Silent Our Gang Comedies are fantastic. Old Laurel & hardy, though not the team we grew to love when the talkies came. Chaplin made a nice conversion to the talkies.

There you go, more than you needed to know...I would have failed in silent movies because i talk way too much.

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