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Old 01-09-09, 02:26 AM
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Re: Funniest commentaries?

I like the one on Dodgeball Unrated, and on Dr. Horrible (Commentary! The Musical).
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I think Superbad takes the cake as far as funny commentary tracks go. Anyone hear the commentary track for Pineapple Express yet?
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Re: Funniest commentaries?

The musical commentary on Step Brothers almost makes up for how horrible & unfunny the actual movie is.
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Originally Posted by Lokimok View Post
The musical commentary on Step Brothers almost makes up for how horrible & unfunny the actual movie is.
I'll have to check that out. We just watched that movie over Christmas and was surprised. For how naturally funny those two guys are they really relied on basic bathroom humor through such a large portion of it, the truly original parts almost snuck by.
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[QUOTE=davidh777;9185360]I like the one on Dodgeball UnratedQUOTE]

I was coming in to post that one. Hilarious!
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Arrmageddon, Afflecks portion. He spends most of the movie ripping it. Best part was Sling Armageddon
This is my #1, by far, and part of the reason why I am a huge Affleck fan. The guy is just hilarious. He's good on any commentary, but he almost does an MST3K-style commentary on Armageddon. The classic part is over the scene where Billy Bob is trying to convince Willis to take his oil drilling team up to the asteroid. Affleck DESTROYS that scene while not being able to hold back his laughter at how preposterous the whole thing is. At the end, he says something like... "They can teach these guys how to be astronauts in 5 days, but they can't teach the astronauts how to be oil drillers. You point the drill at the ground and TURN IT ON. How hard can it be?"

Someone mentioned the Road House commentary and I gotta say that, IMO, the text commentary on that disc is way better than the Kevin Smith/Scott Mosier one. I love Kevin Smith, but, for some reason, was not in love with that commentary. The text commentary is laugh-out-loud funny.
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Re: Funniest commentaries?

Bubba Ho-Tep - Elvis's commentary(by Bruce Campbell).

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Evil Dead 2

Sam Raimi, The Bruce and two other guys (a writer and an effects guy, I think). Worth it just to hear Bruce and Sam pick on each other in a good-natured way. Bruce griping about how Raimi tortured him during the shoot. The writer guy does a good Holly Hunter impression. And Bruce tells the story of when Kurt Russell approached him on the set of Escape from LA and asked him to say "Tool shed."
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This is my #1, by far, and part of the reason why I am a huge Affleck fan. The guy is just hilarious. He's good on any commentary, but he almost does an MST3K-style commentary on Armageddon. The classic part is over the scene where Billy Bob is trying to convince Willis to take his oil drilling team up to the asteroid. Affleck DESTROYS that scene while not being able to hold back his laughter at how preposterous the whole thing is. At the end, he says something like... "They can teach these guys how to be astronauts in 5 days, but they can't teach the astronauts how to be oil drillers. You point the drill at the ground and TURN IT ON. How hard can it be?"
He's hilarious on the Mallrats commentary too.
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I haven't listened to an audio commentary in forever. But this thread has inspired me to put some on my iPod for the ride to work. God knows I never have time while at home.
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The Mallrats commentary is funnier than the movie itself.
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher View Post
I haven't listened to an audio commentary in forever. But this thread has inspired me to put some on my iPod for the ride to work. God knows I never have time while at home.


This has nothing to do with funny commentaries but I just upgraded my SONY s300 to the s350 so I can hear and see the pop-up commentaries and interviews on Band Of Brothers. Other than that I rarely listen to entire commentaries.
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He's hilarious on the Mallrats commentary too.
Don't forget the Chasing Amy commentary as well! It's gold, Jerry, gold!
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Just watched Sideways last night with the commentary by Paul Giammatti and Thomas Haden Church. I daresay it employed the largest vocabulary of ]I]any[/I] commentary track ever recorded, but hearing the two of them play off one another was as much fun as the film itself. One minute, they're finding new ways of describing their out-of-shape physiques and the next minute Church is going into detail about the cinematography of certain shots. It's funny and insightful, and even I got worried I would need a dictionary to keep up by the end.
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Evil Dead 2And Bruce tells the story of when Kurt Russell approached him on the set of Escape from LA and asked him to say "Tool shed."

Work shed.
Old 01-10-09, 11:06 PM
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Kung Pow : Enter the Fist with Steve Oedekerk, always gives me a laugh.
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Originally Posted by WMAangel View Post
Don't forget the Chasing Amy commentary as well! It's gold, Jerry, gold!
I love Affleck's intro to one of the deleted scenes on Amy, where he goes on about ripping off lines for his own movies. He ends up doing a Charlie Sheen impression that kills me every time.
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Re: Funniest commentaries?

Mike Nelson's commentaries from before he started doing RiffTrax are pretty funny and are real commentaries for the most part, not riffing.

He did them for the Legend Films releases of:

Reefer Madness
Night of the Living Dead
Carnival of Souls
The House on Haunted Hill
Plan 9 From Outer Space

(not sure if these are others besides these)
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Last night, we watched Wedding Crashers with the Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson commentary track. I was largely disappointed. They didn't really share any particularly interesting insight, and seemed disinterested at parts. The highlight might have been the complete absurdity about a third into the film, when Wilson asks if Vaughn caught any NFL games earlier that day and they get sidetracked by that for a minute or two. It's so random that it reminded me of how Skip Caray would lose interest in Braves games by the fourth inning and start discussing the movie he watched on the hotel TV the night before.
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Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
Mike Nelson's commentaries from before he started doing RiffTrax are pretty funny and are real commentaries for the most part, not riffing.

He did them for the Legend Films releases of:

Reefer Madness
Night of the Living Dead
Carnival of Souls
The House on Haunted Hill
Plan 9 From Outer Space

(not sure if these are others besides these)
'Night' I thought was only slightly amusing. Not his best.
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I remember Samuel L. Jackson's short commentary for Deep Blue Sea being very funny as he makes fun of how ridiculous the movie is. (Unfortunately, his commentary ended with his character's death as I recall.)

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Zack and Miri Make a.. oh wait, never mind.
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I just heard the 'Rutt and Tuke' (Rick Moranis / Dave Thomas) commentary for Brother Bear - oh my god, it's funny as sin.
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Kevin Smith does great commentaries.
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Re: Funniest commentaries?

Evil Dead II (Raimi/Campbell/Spiegel/Nicotero)
Mallrats (Smith/Mosier/Affleck/Lee/Mewes/Pereira)
Re-Animator (Combs/Abbott/Crampton/Sampson/Yuzna)
Shaun of the Dead (Wright/Pegg and Pegg/Frost/Ashfield/Davis/Moran)
UHF (Yankovic/Levey)

Any Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker commentary, any Kevin Smith commentary (I point out Mallrats anyway because it's probably one of the best DVD commentaries ever recorded), and most Pixar commentaries are also quite funny. As far as shows go, "Futurama" commentaries are always good, and while I haven't gotten past the first season, the commentaries I listened to from "Home Movies" were a riot (especially Jon Benjamin).

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