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Rypro 525
02-02-03, 04:54 PM
The New Guy

davidlynchfan
02-02-03, 05:00 PM
animal house

Amadeus
02-02-03, 05:01 PM
There are more of these than there are charges against R. Kelly.

Rypro 525
02-02-03, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by k-qwick
There are more of these than there are charges against R. Kelly. rotfl I actually had one of his albums but last year I got rid of it (before the child porn case)

JimRochester
02-02-03, 06:09 PM
My Best Friends Wedding. She was a manipulative slut byatch. He has as much personality as a houseplant. The only likable character was the gay boss. Everything else was just stupid. I kept saying to my wife "is this supposed to be funny?"

kian69
02-02-03, 06:12 PM
Freddy Got Fingered

cupcake jesus
02-02-03, 09:35 PM
Van Wilder

Metrodub
02-02-03, 10:53 PM
how appropriate seeing as my wife is watching Shallow Hal on TV right now.

wb3032
02-02-03, 11:12 PM
Super Troopers, Pure crap

Groucho
02-02-03, 11:14 PM
Schindler's List. I only laughed about five times, tops.

the aftermath
02-02-03, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by wb3032
Super Troopers, Pure crap
Agreed. They tried so hard but failed so miserably. I admire their effort though.

HistoryProf
02-03-03, 01:25 AM
there is simply not enough bandwidth here or anywhere else to answer this question properly.....how about, most of them?

mdc3000
02-03-03, 08:25 AM
Saving Silverman
Slackers
Shallow Hal
National Security
Master of Disguise
Boys and Girls
The Sex O'Clock News

has anyone seen LOOSE SHOES?? It's an old movie, that is kind of like a Kentucky Fried...but it is absolutely NOT FUNNY, except for one scene called DARKTOWN AFTER DARK....anyone who's seen it will know what I mean! The 90minute movie sucks, but one five minute sequence is pure gold...

MATT

Gwindor
02-03-03, 09:21 AM
Mr. Deeds
Scary Movie II

among the worst movies I have ever seen.

Mopower
02-03-03, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by wb3032
Super Troopers, Pure crap

What!? I thought that was one of the funniest comedies of the year along with (no he isn't going to say it!) Kung Pow "Enter the Fist". A lot funnier than that American Pie crap.

Giles
02-03-03, 09:57 AM
as of recent: "The Guru" - simply a truly manipulative movie that should had a television laugh track. (ack!)

Mopower
02-03-03, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by davidlynchfan
animal house

Agreed. Along with anything featuring Jim Bellushi, I suppose if it where 1972 I would think it was hilarious.

Mazinger
02-03-03, 10:33 AM
Say It Isn't So

I agree on Super Troopers and Van Wilder.

Venom
02-03-03, 10:44 AM
Silence of the Hams.

however, i now think some moments are incredibly funny. (the "goodbye" ..."goodbye" exchange.)


anyway most comedies are not funny. but may have on or two scenes that work. like the above example and the whole usual suspects and right before that with the real stories... and america's most wanted guys in Wrongfully Acused.

the aftermath
02-03-03, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Mopower
What!? I thought that was one of the funniest comedies of the year along with (no he isn't going to say it!) Kung Pow "Enter the Fist". A lot funnier than that American Pie crap.
I thought Kung Pow had some hilarious moments. Certainly a LOT funnier than Super Troopers.

the narrator
02-03-03, 11:22 AM
amongst the ones already mentioned


Shallow Hal
Kung Pow
New Guy

some others

Blazing Saddles
Legally Blonde
Shriek if you Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th

greatjedi
02-03-03, 11:29 AM
I'll also put my votes in for:
The New Guy - although I had to laugh at the fact the Lyle Lovett was his dad.
Shallow Hal - shallow movie

JoeyOhhhh
02-03-03, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by kian69
Freddy Got Fingered While I'm not fan of Tom Green, watching him get his ass kicked by Rip Torn had to be the funniest part of the movie. Actually any part involving Rip Torn made me laugh. And that young kid who gets abused rotfl

The Antipodean
02-03-03, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by the narrator
Blazing Saddles


:eek: "Y'all excuse me while I whip this out."

I just don't want to live in a world where horses getting punched and cowboys farting isn't funny. :(

Nesbit
02-03-03, 12:41 PM
C'mon the first scene in supertroopers is pretty funny. Anyone seen novacaine? THAT'S torture.

Pants
02-03-03, 12:45 PM
Mrs.Nesbit, I've been wanting to ask you. Is the quote in your sig real?

Mazinger
02-03-03, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by the narrator
amongst the ones already mentioned


Shallow Hal
Kung Pow
New Guy

some others

Blazing Saddles
Legally Blonde
Shriek if you Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th

I think I'm the only one who liked Shriek...

badger1997
02-03-03, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Mrs.Nesbit
C'mon the first scene in supertroopers is pretty funny. Anyone seen novacaine? THAT'S torture. I enjoyed that first scene in Super Troopers as well. For that matter I liked the entire movie and thought it was hilarious. But I liked Novocaine and didn't think it was really supposed to be a comedy, was it?

And Blazing Saddles being on this list is just a crime in my opinion.

"Where all the white women at?" rotfl

But then again, comedy is so subjective somebody is going to say they loved Ishtar and somebody is going to say Airplane! sucked.

caiman
02-03-03, 03:33 PM
I rarely see dumb comedies. I find it rather easy to filter out what is and isn't worth seeing based on ads and trailers, and most of these teen gross out comedies are NOT worth seeing. I don't care how much semen or sex jokes there are, they're simply not funny. On that note, here are some of the very few crappy comedies I have seen recently.

Scary Movie
Van Wilder
American Pie 2

Wow, I think that's it.

Want a brilliant comedy? Go see Adaptation.

calhoun07
02-03-03, 03:51 PM
Say It Isn't So was just about the most excruciating thing I sat thru that tried to be a comedy.

Alien Redrum
02-03-03, 04:27 PM
Scary Movie (both of them)
Something About Mary

Ginwen
02-03-03, 04:28 PM
Millions.

My personal hell was Brewster's Millions though, so that's my pick.

Robert
02-03-03, 04:31 PM
<b>Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad</b>

The only funny scene is when Frank is holding onto the statue's penis to keep from falling

Ghostface180
02-03-03, 05:58 PM
Saving Silverman
Scary Movie 2
Shallow Hal

FaustBos
02-03-03, 06:16 PM
Oh I have to chime in on this one.

Exit to Eden 1994 http://us.imdb.com/Title?0109758

Pain+full


Some nonmemorable lines....

Scantily clad boy approaches Rosie odonnel and says
"I'll fulfill your wildest fantasies"

Rosie replies
"Paint my house"-

Its hard to define what is funny, what is comedy etc, but the time and delivery in this film is just consistantly bad.

Amadeus
02-03-03, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by FaustBos
Oh I have to chime in on this one.

Exit to Eden 1994 http://us.imdb.com/Title?0109758

Pain+full
I remember that one.:yack:

Kechulater
02-03-03, 08:22 PM
Joe Dirt

fumanstan
02-03-03, 08:30 PM
I absolutely loved SuperTroopers and Kung Pow. Shallow Hal was dissapointing

Chad
02-10-03, 08:34 PM
Here's a thread about unfunny comedies and Holy Man hasn't been mentioned! :eek:

http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/61/54/60m.gif

Aaron Amos
02-10-03, 09:17 PM
big trouble

FalconH10
02-10-03, 09:25 PM
Man Blazing Saddles? Naked Gun? Something about Mary? Tough crowd :)

I would have to go with Mars Attacks.

Nesbit
02-10-03, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Pants
Mrs.Nesbit, I've been wanting to ask you. Is the quote in your sig real?
Yes it's from an old EGM. Someone on another board had it as a signature and I asked him if it was real. He sent me the image from the magazine. I have since deleted the magazine so unfortunetly my sig MIGHT be a word or two off. But just a word or two.....

Captain Harlock
02-11-03, 10:52 AM
Nuns On The Run, absolutely dreadful. You're hard pressed to find a laugh in the whole movie.

Reality Bites. Apparently not as much as that movie did.

Just about any post Caddyshack movie that Chevy Chase has made.

Adam Tyner
02-11-03, 10:56 AM
I watched Stealing Harvard last night and didn't laugh once. I'll agree with those who mentioned The New Guy, which was also produced by Revolution Studios.

I really liked Super Troopers, though.

Spanky BananaPants
02-11-03, 11:24 AM
Going Overboard (with Adam Sandler) was a painful movie to watch, as was Cabin Boy. I could've done without both.

PenguinJoe
08-23-13, 07:01 AM
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Lastdaysofrain
08-23-13, 07:02 AM
Robin Hood Men In Tights is the only movie I actually walked out of in the theater because it was so bad I couldn't stand to watch another second.

Ky-Fi
08-23-13, 07:09 AM
Spaceballs.

Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are perfect examples of witty, hilarious spoofs that both know and love the genre they're spoofing, and hit all the right beats. Spaceballs does none of that.

Pizza the Hut.

:|

cdollaz
08-23-13, 07:55 AM
Idiocracy
Envy

jfoobar
08-23-13, 08:00 AM
Holy thread necro, Batman! More than ten years old.

Re: Super Troopers, rented it back in 2005 or so and shut it off after ten minutes because it was so stupid. Got tired of hearing people at work make references to it and rented it again in early 2009 and mostly enjoyed it. It is still pretty stupid in places (stupid as in bad writing), but I also laughed a lot. I still cannot go a month without hearing someone make an "all right meow!" reference or call someone "Farva" behind their back.

I nominate Meet the Parents. Admittedly, I never saw all of it, but after watching a pretty good chunk of it and never even cracking a smile, I shut it off. My wife hated it also.

Spaceballs is not a great movie, but it dropped good lines just often enough for me to keep watching it.

Michael Corvin
08-23-13, 08:33 AM
Spaceballs hasn't aged well. It's really not a good film, but it does have some great lines. I also remember loving Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Tried to watch that recently (haven't seen it in probably 15 years), and man what a terrible fucking movie. :lol:

I'll also agree with Idiocracy. Love the premise but only made it about 30 minutes in without a laugh to be had.

More recently? I found Ted highly overrated. Once you get over the cursing bear in the first 5 minutes, it's a paint by numbers rom-com.

Charlie Goose
08-23-13, 08:33 AM
I'll pick on some of the bigger comedies:

Dr. Strangelove

Some Like it Hot

ANY Monty Python

The Big Lebowski

Cardsfan111
08-23-13, 08:40 AM
<b>Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad</b>


I hope you've reconsidered after 10 years. This is one of my all-time favorites.

jeffkjoe
08-23-13, 08:58 AM
I hope you've reconsidered after 10 years. This is one of my all-time favorites.


Agreed!

The scene with Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley walking out of PLATOON laughing their heads off is worth a couple chuckles at least.....

clappj
08-23-13, 09:10 AM
Any movie made by the Farrelly brothers, in over a decade.

The Three Stooges(2012)
Hall Pass(2011)
The Heartbreak Kid(2007)
Fever Pitch(2005)
Stuck on You(2003)
Shallow Hal(2002)

Shannon Nutt
08-23-13, 09:16 AM
I'm going to take some heat for this one, but here goes...

I'd never seen ANCHORMAN, but since the sequel is coming, I figured it was about time to check it out...

It's AWFUL! Like the worst episode of SNL you can think of - just horrible. I have no idea why anyone would want to see a sequel.

Goat3001
08-23-13, 09:18 AM
I hated Idiocracy too. First few minutes were good but really turned into crap quickly. Could have been funnier.

raven56706
08-23-13, 10:15 AM
Human Centipede.... nothing funny

mattysemo247
08-23-13, 10:43 AM
Any movie made by the Farrelly brothers, in over a decade.

The Three Stooges(2012)
Hall Pass(2011)
The Heartbreak Kid(2007)
Fever Pitch(2005)
Stuck on You(2003)
Shallow Hal(2002)

I know Hall Pass got a lot of hate, but I actually thought parts of that movie had some good laughs. The cast wasn't bad either.

james2025a
08-23-13, 11:27 AM
I'll pick on some of the bigger comedies:

Dr. Strangelove

Some Like it Hot

ANY Monty Python

The Big Lebowski

Python was not always great, but Life of Brian and Meaning of Life both had many laughs in them.

Lebowski was not a laugh a minute...but it did have some corkers. The cup to the face after being told he wasnt listening always cracks me up.

TGM
08-23-13, 11:42 AM
all of the Hangover movies.

islandclaws
08-23-13, 11:42 AM
The Hangover III.

I never laughed :(

islandclaws
08-23-13, 11:43 AM
:lol: Nice timing!

Dan
08-23-13, 11:59 AM
More recently? I found Ted highly overrated. Once you get over the cursing bear in the first 5 minutes, it's a paint by numbers rom-com.

I totally agree with this.

Daytripper
08-23-13, 12:27 PM
all of the Hangover movies.

Thank you!

iggystar
08-23-13, 03:20 PM
all of the Hangover movies.

Wait, you watched the first, found it unfunny then continued onto the second AND the third?

GoldenJCJ
08-23-13, 03:39 PM
The Big Lebowski
I saw The Big Lebowski in the theater when it first came out and absolutely hated it! Several years later I gave it another shot on DVD and thought it was hilarious.

I've changed my opinion on movies in the past but I can't think of another example where I've done a complete 180 like that before.

asianxcore
08-23-13, 03:43 PM
Year One (2009)

Spottedfeather
08-23-13, 03:47 PM
Going Berserk
Grandma's Boy
Meet The Spartans
50 First Dates
Jack And Jill
Wild Hogs
Grownups/Grownups 2
Saved
Bridesmaids
Identity Thief
Hangover/2/3
21 Jump Street
Paul Blart
Here Comes The Boom
Borat
Bruno
Dictator

TGM
08-23-13, 03:50 PM
Wait, you watched the first, found it unfunny then continued onto the second AND the third?

ok, you caught me. I didn't see the third.

I saw the first, and laughed perhaps once. I was shocked it was such an accepted hit. So I figured I'd give it another chance, and watched part 2, which was even worse. Even diehard fans of the first one say the 3rd is shite, so I won't be wasting any time with that one.

RichC2
08-23-13, 04:00 PM
The first Hangover was hilarious, second not so much, third wasn't even a comedy I don't think.

iggystar
08-23-13, 08:41 PM
ok, you caught me. I didn't see the third.

I saw the first, and laughed perhaps once. I was shocked it was such an accepted hit. So I figured I'd give it another chance, and watched part 2, which was even worse. Even diehard fans of the first one say the 3rd is shite, so I won't be wasting any time with that one.

LOL, I was going to give you watching the second, but wanted some explanation about the third. I thought you might be an extreme completist. Watching bad action movies, even bad dramas I can do, but bad comedies are almost impossible for me to sit through.

hasslein
08-23-13, 09:25 PM
I'm going to take some heat for this one, but here goes...

I'd never seen ANCHORMAN, but since the sequel is coming, I figured it was about time to check it out...

It's AWFUL! Like the worst episode of SNL you can think of - just horrible. I have no idea why anyone would want to see a sequel.

I agree, I am beside myself as to why so many people LOVE that movie. I like Will Farrell but.. well you said it all...

ddrknghtrtns
08-23-13, 09:25 PM
Shallow Hal
You Me and Dupree-Believe it or not, they advertised this as a comedy.
Any movie staring Adam Sandler and Jim Carey from the last 13 years.
Woody Allen films during and after Annie Hall.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World-Too many cooks ruined the stew.
Casino Royale(60's)-It starts out bad and it only gets worse.

dan30oly
08-23-13, 10:27 PM
Man of Steel

Chadm
08-23-13, 11:39 PM
The Bank Dick- W.C Fields.

The comedy is VERY dated. I didn't laugh once.

Libby
08-24-13, 12:15 AM
I heart Huckabee's
Borat
Bruno
Four weddings and a funeral
The heat
Anything with Ricky gervais
Monty python

nando820
08-24-13, 12:40 AM
Another vote for Idiocracy. The movie felt as stupid as the people they are portraying. Every joke felt flat, good try though

Man of Sin
08-24-13, 01:34 AM
Disaster Movie.

Numanoid
08-24-13, 03:27 AM
Anything Judd Apatow related. Anything Will Ferrell related. Anything Seth Rogen related. (Adam Sandler goes without saying). In fact, pretty much any of the mainstream American comedies that are so popular these days, I just don't find funny at all. Hell, I think Iron Man 3 had more good comedy in it than all of the Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen movies I've ever seen, combined!

Boondock Saint
08-24-13, 04:50 AM
I know Hall Pass got a lot of hate, but I actually thought parts of that movie had some good laughs. The cast wasn't bad either.

:thumbsup: I really dig this movie. It falls a bit flat towards the end but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. One of those movies I end up watching whenever I stumble upon it on HBO etc.

Don't get the love for Blazing Saddles. Young Frankenstein, sure. And yes, I love me some Spaceballs.

dhmac
08-24-13, 09:12 AM
I'll pick on some of the bigger comedies:

Dr. Strangelove

Some Like it Hot

ANY Monty Python

The Big Lebowski
Wow, you listed some of the greatest comedies ever made, ones that have actual repeat value because they get funnier on repeated viewings (which is such a rarity among comedies).

nando820
08-24-13, 09:19 AM
:thumbsup: I really dig this movie. It falls a bit flat towards the end but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. One of those movies I end up watching whenever I stumble upon it on HBO etc.

s.

I like Hall Pass too, sure not great but Sudeikis has a lot charm so it helps a lot

Nick Danger
08-24-13, 10:05 AM
I'll pick on some of the bigger comedies:

Dr. Strangelove

Some Like it Hot

ANY Monty Python

The Big Lebowski

Interesting. There are nearly no comedies that I like, but those four are on the short list.

I'll add City Lights and Modern Times. Chaplin is the patron saint of good comedians who overreach and fall because they want to make Serious Art.

I once saw a showing of The Gold Rush with the sound off. We loved it. During a reel change, the projectionist apologized to the audience and said that he'd figured out how to turn on the sound, and he did so. After two minutes of hearing that awful soundtrack, the audience voted to turn the sound back off.

Jay G.
08-24-13, 01:10 PM
has anyone seen LOOSE SHOES?? It's an old movie, that is kind of like a Kentucky Fried...but it is absolutely NOT FUNNY, except for one scene called DARKTOWN AFTER DARK....anyone who's seen it will know what I mean! The 90minute movie sucks, but one five minute sequence is pure gold...
A decade later and Youtube to the rescue. Warning: NSFW:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJYRJhopcy4