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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Oh...why not?

And now for something completely different. Here is a meme derived from the Canon of The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies by Bob McCabe. Enjoy…
Airplane!
All About Eve
Amelie
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery*
Blazing Saddles
Bringing Up Baby
Broadcast News
Caddyshack
Le diner de con
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Duck Soup
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The General
Ghostbusters*
The Gold Rush
Good Morning Vietnam
The Graduate
Groundhog Day*
A Hard Day's Night
His Girl Friday
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lady Killers
Local Hero
Manhattan
M*A*S*H
Monty Python's Life of Brian*
National Lampoon's Animal House*
The Odd Couple
The Producers
Raising Arizona
Roxanne
Rushmore
Shaun of the Dead*
A Shot in the Dark
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom
Sullivan's Travels
There's Something About Mary
This is Spinal Tap*
To Be or Not to Be
Tootsie
Toy Story*
Les vacances de M. Hulot
When Harry Met Sally...
Withnail and I

These are the rules of the meme as stolen from Scalzi’s Whatever.
For those of you want to make an online meme out of this, the idea is to put the list on your own blog/journal, bold the ones you've seen and put an asterisk next to the ones you own on DVD/video. Make sure to attribute the Canon correctly (to Bob McCabe and The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies).
Now for my analysis:

Films Whose Presence in the Canon I'm Particularly Gratified to See (pick up to five): Airplane, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Groundhog Day, Austin Powers, This is Spinal Tap
Films in the Canon Whose Presence Should Not Be (pick up to five): Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Graduate, When Harry met Sally, Rushmore, Toy Story.
Films I'd Pick to Replace Them (pick up to five): The Toy, Billy Madison, A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tommy Boy.

I am not tagging anyone directly with this, but if you choose to participate, please drop me a line to let me know so that I may check out your selections.

5 Comments:

At 5:00 PM, Blogger bsoholic said...

Oooo this is nice. I like most of those (the ones i've seen obviously). Probably wont actually play though, it would be way to similiar to yours. hehehe

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lol! I can understand that. I am glad you liked the meme though.

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger lime said...

but....but....toy story is cute and clever! lol. TOTALLY agree about the inclusion of the holy grail! fun meme. i may do this over the weekend.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

I agree that Toy stoy was cute and clever, but an outstanding example of comedy...I don't know. By nature aren't disney cartoons suppossed to be funny? I'm just saying. :)

 
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