Three of the funniest EVER

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2012/07/08 23:33:47 (permalink)

Three of the funniest EVER

OK, my sister gave me a link to old TV shows.  In my dotage, I know I thought these folks were great, but never think to look them up.
 
There's Chaplin and Keaton.......Lucy and Burnett..  Groucho and Red....Belushi and Akroyd.....and so many more
 
But
3 that I will always cherish:
 
Sid Caesar
Ernie Kovacs
Jonathan Winters
 
Although, the funniest single scene I think for me is Jim"s Driving Test on "Taxi"..............."what does a Yellow Light mean?"
 
Ok.I'll throw it open to Barbs and Best Memories
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 08:40:34 (permalink)
    I haven't figured out how to use the YouTube button to insert a video, so this will have to do:
    http://youtu.be/sNyj4FV56JY
     ... I think this is about one of the best few minutes of TV (writing/acting/delivery/timing) ...
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 09:46:43 (permalink)
    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...
     
    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw
     
    the preamble...
     
    http://youtu.be/rvQbgkUE97U
     
    post edited by kozel - 2012/07/09 10:02:47
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 20:03:22 (permalink)
    wheregreggeats.com

    I haven't figured out how to use the YouTube button to insert a video, so this will have to do:
    http://youtu.be/sNyj4FV56JY
    ... I think this is about one of the best few minutes of TV (writing/acting/delivery/timing) ...


    Lou Grant............in both his shows.................was outstanding!  And Yes......MTM had their stellar moments and cast....Ted Knight.especially on the day he comes into the office in shoddy clothing after getting his food stamps or whatever..was another classic
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 20:34:42 (permalink)
    kozel

    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...

    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw

    the preamble...

    http://youtu.be/rvQbgkUE97U


     
    One of the greatest ensemble of cast of all times, coupled with phenomenal writing.  There were/are others........Cheers...MASH....Frazier...Hill Street Blues...Newhart (X2....and with one of the most creative endings of all times with #2)...younger folks might add in Friends.

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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 21:10:13 (permalink)
    Frazier was well written ... so were The Golden Girls.
    "Well written" IS the common denominator for good TV.
    (That may have been the secret to the success of Two and a Half Men.
     
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/09 22:11:14 (permalink)
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    "Well written" IS the common denominator for good TV.
    (That may have been the secret to the success of Two and a Half Men.

    Since I hated Charlie, I avoided watching Two and a Half Men, then ultimately became addicted to it; in spite of Charlie.  The writing above all, but the cast is fabulous; Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor, Jon Cryer, Angus T Jones, Marin Hinkle, and Jane Lynch. It's a shame, I can't watch it now.
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/10 14:06:29 (permalink)
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    kozel

    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...

    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw

    the preamble...

    http://youtu.be/rvQbgkUE97U



    One of the greatest ensemble of cast of all times, coupled with phenomenal writing.  There were/are others........Cheers...MASH....Frazier...Hill Street Blues...Newhart (X2....and with one of the most creative endings of all times with #2)...younger folks might add in Friends.

     
    That Newhart ending to  me is absolutly the best ever.

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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/10 15:11:16 (permalink)
    kozel

    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...

    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw


    I'll take your word for it because after seeing Marilu Henner in that black dress I didn't hear a word of dialogue...
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/10 19:14:14 (permalink)
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    kozel

    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...

    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw


    I'll take your word for it because after seeing Marilu Henner in that black dress I didn't hear a word of dialogue...

    Now that's funny!
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/10 21:45:58 (permalink)
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    kozel

    I vote for Jim on Taxi too, but my favorite is this...

    http://youtu.be/wtuIol9aYnw

    the preamble...

    http://youtu.be/rvQbgkUE97U



    One of the greatest ensemble of cast of all times, coupled with phenomenal writing.  There were/are others........Cheers...MASH....Frazier...Hill Street Blues...Newhart (X2....and with one of the most creative endings of all times with #2)...younger folks might add in Friends.
       
     

     
    Younger folks???!!! 
    Compared to what??? 
    The younger folks I know were barely out of diapers when the show started nearly 20 years ago. 
      
    The cast of the show are all around my age  
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/11 07:22:55 (permalink)
    The Bud Abbott/Lou Costello sketch "Who's On First" remains my all-time favorite bit.  Watch it a hundred times and it's still as funny and clever.  Genius.
    Then there's the Three Stooges.
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/12 19:02:38 (permalink)
    A couple of others for the list - "WKRP" and "Barney Miller". There's a lot of agreement that the '70s were a golden time for movie creativity, and I'd say that holds for sitcoms too.
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    Re:Three of the funniest EVER 2012/07/13 11:05:45 (permalink)
    The WKRP Thanksgiving Day Masscre remains another incredible bit of creativity
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