Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Funny, but not 'ha-ha' funny

Last night I was flipping though TV channels in an attempt to stop my wife from constantly watching "Mystery Diagnosis" (on what is apparently the Mystery Diagnosis Channel), when I stumbled upon "Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies of All Time."

So I watched it for a spell. And what I saw sickened me to the core. Here are some examples of their egregious errors:

They listed "Mrs. Doubtfire" (#39) and "American Pie" ( #49) higher than "Young Frankenstein." (#56) Good god. Not only is "Young Frankenstein" sure top-10 material, those others aren't fit to smell it's shit, if I may quote Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood."

They ranked "Good Morning Vietnam" (#36) higher than "Monty Python and The Holy Grail (#40). See above.

The fact that not only did they rank "Zoolander" (#86) not only higher than "Kentucky Fried Movie" (#87), but that they bothered to rank it in the first place.

And the final kicks to the comedy balls?

"Arthur" at #10. And "Shrek" at #3. It's almost enough to drive a guy back into the embrace of "Mystery Diagnosis."

3 comments:

Jeff said...

I'm glad that when I saw the show listed that I followed my instincts and passed. I figured it would be a craptacular list. Thank you for making sure I don't stop next time I see it on the guide.

Jamie Baker said...

to erase the memory of that traumatic episode, perhaps you should post the official Blogfoot top 10 (or 100 or 20 or whatever) funniest movies of all time.

Vincent said...

Why is there no mention of the "Canon Ball Run" franchise? Those are just classic.