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2011 November Comedy Challenge List

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= other

November 3rd
1. Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (David Scott, 2011)*
-- The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 11. "You've Got a Friend" / 12. "It Was a Fascination, I Know" / 13. "Operation: Lou" (1972)
2. Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain, 2001)

November 4th
3. The Jetsons: Season 1 - 8. "Rosey's Boyfriend" / 9. "Elroy's TV Show" (1962)
-- Psych: Season 2 - 2. "65 Million Years Off" (2007)*
4. Hot Tub Time Machine (Steve Pink, 2010)* - unrated version
5. College Humour (Wesley Ruggles, 1933)*

November 5th
6. Psych: Season 2 - 3. "Psy vs. Psy" / 4. "Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds" (2007)
7. The Story of a Cheat (Sacha Guitry, 1936)*
8. High Anxiety (Mel Brooks, 1977)*

November 6th
9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 14. "Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York" / 15. "The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter" (1972)
-- Family Guy: Season 7 - 10. "FOX-y Lady" / 11. "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" (2009)
10. Straight Talk (Barnet Kellman, 1992)*
11. The Starter Wife (Jon Avnet, 2007) - Part I
12. The Starter Wife (Jon Avnet, 2007) - Parts II & III
13. The Starter Wife (Jon Avnet, 2007) - Parts IV & V
14. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 16. "Lou's Place" / 17. "My Brother's Keeper" (1973)
-- Family Guy: Season 7 - 12. "Episode 420" / 13. "Stew-Roids" (2009)

November 7th
15. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 18. "The Georgette Story" / 19. "Romeo and Mary" (1973)
-- Family Guy: Season 7 - 14. "We Love You, Conrad" / 15. "Three Kings" (2009)
16. Big Trouble (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2002)

November 8th
17. After the Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1936)
-- How to Be a Detective (Felix E. Feist, 1936) - Benchley short
18. Oscar (John Landis, 1991)
19. Family Guy: Season 7 - 16. "Peter's Progress" (2009)
-- Family Guy: Season 8 - 1. "Road to the Multiverse" / 2. "Family Goy" / 3. "Spies Reminiscent of Us" (2009)

November 9th
20. Family Guy: Season 8 - 4. "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag" / 5. "Hannah Banana" / 6. "Quagmire's Baby" / 7. "Jerome Is the New Black" (2009)
21. Family Guy: Season 8 - 8. "Dog Gone" (2009)
-- The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 20. "What Do You Say When the Bass Says I Love You?" / 21. "Murray Faces Life" / 22. "Remembrance of Things Past" (1973)
22. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 3 - 23. "Put on a Happy Face" / 24. "Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady" (1973)
-- Psych: Season 2 - 5. "And Down the Stretch Comes Murder" (2007)

November 10th
23. Psych: Season 2 - 6. "Meat Is Murder, But Murder Is Also Murder" / 7. "If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?" (2007)
24. Psych: Season 2 - 8. "Rob-a-Bye Baby" / 9. "Bounty Hunters!" (2007)
25. Psych: Season 2 - 10. "Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy" (2007) / 11. "There's Something About Mira" (2008)

November 11th
26. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawkes, 1953)
27. History of the World: Part I (Mel Brooks, 1981)

November 12th
28. Psych: Season 2 - 12. "The Old and the Restless" / 13. "Lights, Camera... Homicidio" (2008)
29. Psych: Season 2 - 14. "Dis-Lodged" / 15. "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion" (2008)
30. Psych: Season 2 - 16. "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead" (2008)
-- Monk: Season 3 - 1. "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" (2004)

November 13th
31. Monk: Season 3 - 2. "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room" / 3. "Mr. Monk and the Blackout" (2004)
32. Monk: Season 3 - 4. "Mr. Monk Gets Fired" / 5. "Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather" (2004)

November 18th
33. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

November 19th
34. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)*
35. The Jetsons: Season 1 - 1. "Uniblab" / 2. "A Visit from Grandpa" (1962)
-- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 2 - 2. "The Return of Commander Cool" / 3. "The Spirit of Rock and Roll" (1989)

November 20th
36. Betsy's Wedding (Alan Alda, 1990)*
37. Mame (Gene Saks, 1974)*
38. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
39. Another Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1939)

November 21st
40. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 2 - 4. "Chickenstein Lives!" / 5. "Night of the Living Burger" / 6. "The Computer Walks Among Us" / 7. "Dog Gone Scooby" (1989)
41. Mamma Mia! (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008)*

November 27th
42. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 2 - 8. "Terror, Thy Name is Zombo" (1989)
-- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 3 - 1. "Night of the Boogey Biker/Dawn of the Spooky Shuttle Scare" / 2. "Wrestle Maniacs" / 3. "Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece" (1990)

November 28th
43. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 3 - 4. "Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk" / 5. "The Were-Doo of Doo Manor" / 6. "Catcher on the Sly/The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham/Waitro the Evil Cook" (1991)
-- Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: Season 5 - 5. "Tickets" (1998)
44. Shadow of the Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1941)*
45. Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999)
46. Touch of Pink (Ian Iqbal Rashid, 2004)*

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Personal Goal: My goal is to just watch what I can. My wife is more into comedies than any other genre so I am hoping to take advantage of that.

= First Time Viewings

November 1, 2011
1. Galaxy Quest (1999, Blu-ray)

November 4, 2011
2. The Other Guys (2010, DVD)

November 5, 2011
3. Back the the Future (1985, Blu-ray)
On this day in 1955, Dr. Emmett Brown conceived the idea for the flux capacitor.
4. Bridesmaids (2011, DVD)

November 6, 2011
5. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (2004, DVD)
Oh my God!!! What a pile of crap. These scenes should have remained on the cutting room floor where they belonged. I wouldn't have minded seeing them as extra deleted scenes, but as an actual movie, it fails completely. It just comes off as a retread of the original, which I am a HUGE fan of.

November 11, 2011
6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984, Blu-ray)
This day goes to eleven

November 12, 2011
7. Back the the Future Part II (1985, Blu-ray)
On this day in 1955, lightening stuck the clock tower

November 16, 2011
8. Overboard (1987, DVD)

November 18, 2011
9. Kiss in "Attack of the Phantoms" (1978, DVD)
Although not intended as a comedy, this shit is funny

November 21, 2011
10a. Suburgatory: "The Chatterer" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
10b. Suburgatory: "Don't Call Me Shirley" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
10c. Last Man Standing: "Pilot" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
10d. Last Man Standing: "Last Baby Proof Standing" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
Playing catch up on the DVR.

November 22, 2011
11a. The Middle: "Halloween II" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
11b. Suburgatory: "Halloween" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
11c. Modern Family: "Halloween" (2010, DVR-ABCHD)
11d. Happy Endings: "Spooky Endings" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
12a. Last Man Standing: "Last Halloween Standing" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
More catch up on the DVR, as well as "archiving" Halloween episodes for next year's Horror Challenge.

November 23, 2011
13. Dave (1993, HDNet Movies)
12b. Last Man Standing: "Grandparents Day" (2011, DVR-ABCHD)
12c. The Office: "New Leads" (2010, AMCHD)

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I won't be quite as devoted to this as I am to the horror challenge, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

November 1st
.25 - Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
.75 - Glee S3 E4 "Pot of Gold"

November 2nd
1 - Blue Mountain State S3 E4 "The Peak"
1.25 - Blue Mountain State S3 E5 "Training Day"
1.50 - Blue Mountain State S3 E6 "Blackout"
2.50 - Crazy Stupid Love

November 3rd
3.50 - The Change-Up
3.75 - Blue Mountain State S3 E7 "Superstition"
4 - Blue Mountain State S3 E8 "Fun Facts"
4.25 - The Office S8 E3 "Lotto"
4.50 - The Office S8 E4 "Garden Party"

November 4th
4.75 - The Office S8 E5 "Spooked"
5 - The Office S8 E6 "Doomsday"
5.25 - Beavis and Butt-head S8 E1 & E2 "Werewolves of Eastland/Crying"

November 5th
6.25 - 40 Year Old Virgin
7.25 - Anchorman

November 6th
7.50 - Blue Mountain State S3 E9 "The C-Word"
7.75 - Entourage S7 E1 "Stunted"
8 - Entourage S7 E2 "Buzzed"
8.25 - Entourage S7 E3 "Dramedy"
8.50 - Entourage S7 E4 "Tequila Sunrise"
8.75 - Entourage S7 E5 "Bottoms Up"
9 - Entourage S7 E6 "Hair"
9.25 - Entourage S7 E7 "Tequila and Coke"
9.50 - Entourage S7 E8 "Sniff Sniff Gang Bang"
9.75 - Entourage S7 E9 "Porn Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"
10 - Entourage S7 E10 "Lose Yourself"

November 7th
11 - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

November 9th
12 - Can't Hardly Wait
13 - Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

November 10th
13.50 - Glee S3 E5 "The First Time"
14.50 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
14.75 - Blue Mountain State S3 E10 "One Week"
15 - The Office S8 E7 "Pam's Replacement"

November 11th
16 - Austin Powers: Goldmember
17 - Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

November 12th
17.25 - Beavis and Butt-head S8 E3 & E4 "Daughter's Hand/ Tech Support"
18.25 - A Little Help
18.50 - Community S1 E1 "Pilot"
18.75 - Community S1 E2 "Spanish 101"

November 13th
19 - Community S1 E3 "Introduction to Film"
19.25 - Community S1 E4 "Social Psychology"
19.50 - Community S1 E5 "Advanced Criminal Law"
19.75 - Community S1 E6 "Football, Feminism and You"
20 - Community S1 E7 "Introduction to Statistics"
20.25 - Community S1 E8 "Home Economics"
20.50 - Community S1 E9 "Debate 109"
20.75 - Community S1 E10 "Environmental Science"

November 14th
21.75 - Deep In The Valley

November 15th
22 - Community S1 E11 "Politics of Human Sexuality"
22.25 - Community S1 E12 "Comparative Religion"
22.50 - Community S1 E13 "Investigative Journalism"
22.75 - Community S1 E14 "Interpretive Dance"
23 - Community S1 E15 "Romantic Expressionism"
23.25 - Community S1 E16 "Communication Studies"

November 16th
23.50 - Community S1 E17 "Physical Education"
23.75 - Community S1 E18 "Basic Genealogy"
24 - Community S1 E19 "Beginner Pottery"
24.25 - Community S1 E20 "Science of Illusion"
24.50 - Community S1 E21 "Contemporary American Poultry"
24.75 - Community S1 E22 "Art of Discourse"
25 - Community S1 E23 "Modern Warfare"
25.25 - Community S1 E24 "English As A Second Language"
25.50 - Community S1 E25 "Pascal's Triangle Revisited"
26 - Glee S3 E6 "Mash-Off
27 - House Party

November 17th
27.25 - Community S2 E1 "Anthropology 101"
27.50 - Community S2 E2 "Accounting for Lawyers"
27.75 - Community S2 E3 "The Psychology of Letting Go"
28 - Community S2 E4 "Basic Rocket Science"
28.25 - Community S2 E5 "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples"
28.50 - Community S2 E6 "Epidemiology"
28.75 - Blue Mountain State S3 E11 "Death Penalty"
29 - The Office S8 E8 "Gettysburg"
29.25 - Community S2 E7 "Aerodynamics of Gender"

November 18th
29.50 - Community S2 E8 "Cooperative Calligraphy"
29.75 - Community S2 E9 "Conspiracy Theories & Interior Design"
30 - Community S2 E10 "Mixology Certification"
30.25 - Community S2 E11 "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"
30.50 - Community S2 E12 "Asian Population Studies"
31 - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
32 - On Location: George Carlin At USC

November 19th
33. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
34. Zack and Miri Make A Porno

November 20th
34.25 - Comedy Central Presents: Donald Glover
34.50 - Beavis and Butt-head S8 E5 "Drones"
34.75 - Beavis and Butt-head S8 E6 "Holy Cornholio"
35 - Community S2 E13 - "Celebrity Pharmacology 212"
35.25 - Community S2 E14 - "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"
35.50 - Community S2 E15 - "Early 21st Century Romanticism"
35.75 - Community S2 E16 - "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"
36 - Community S2 E17 - "Intro to Political Science"
36.25 - Community S2 E18 - "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy

November 21st
37.25 - House Party 2

November 22nd
37.50 - Community S2 E19 - "Critical Film Studies"
37.75 - Community S2 E20 - "Competitive Wine Tasting"
38 - Community S2 E21 - "Paradigms of Human Memory"

November 24th
38.25 - Community S2 E22 - "Applied Anthropology & Culinary Arts"
38.50 - Community S2 E23 - "A Fistfull of Paintballs"
38.75 - Community S2 E24 - "For A Few Paintballs More"
39.75 - Dodgeball
40.75 - Accepted
41.75 - Dutch
42.75 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
43.75 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
44.75 - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

November 25th
45 - Community S3 E1 - "Biology 101"
45.25 - Community S3 E2 - "Geography of Global Conflict"
45.50 - Community S3 E3 - "Competitive Ecology"
45.75 - Community S3 E4 - "Remedial Chaos Theory"
46 - Community S3 E5 - "Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps"
46.25 - Community S3 E6 - "Advanced Gay"
46.50 - Community S3 E7 - "Studies In Modern Movement"
46.75 - Community S3 E8 - "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"
47.75 - Knocked Up
48.75 - The Breakfast Club

November 26th
49.75 - I Love You, Man
50 - Beavis and Butthead S8 E7 "Supersize Me/ Bathroom Break"

November 27th
51 - Adventures In Babysitting
51.25 - Two and a Half Men S1 E1 "Pilot"
51.50 - Two and a Half Men S1 E2 "Big Flappy Bastards"
51.75 - Two and a Half Men S1 E3 "Go East On Sunset Until You Reach the Gates of Hell"
52 - Two and a Half Men S1 E4 "If I Can't Write My Chocolate Song, I'm Going to Take a Nap"
52.25 - Two and a Half Men S1 E5 "The Last Thing You Want to Do Is Wind Up With A Hump"
52.50 - Two and a Half Men S1 E6 "Did You Check With the Captain of the Flying Monkeys?"
52.75 - Two and a Half Men S1 E7 ""If They Do Go Either Way, They're Usually Fake"

November 28th
53.75 - 50/50

November 29th
54.75 - Hall Pass (Extended)

November 30th
55.25 - Glee S3 E7 "I Kissed A Girl"
56.25 - The House Bunny
57.25 - Johnny English
57.50 - Comedy Central Presents: Jeff Dye
57.75 - Comedy Central Presents: Nick Swardson
58 - Blue Mountain State S3 E12 "The Corn Field"
58.25 - Blue Mountain State S3 E13 "The Corn Field 2"

LIST COMPLETE

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Unless otherwise noted all are DVDs from my personal collection.
Bro's DVD = DVD from my brother's personal collection.
* = First time viewing
OLV = On-line viewing
MT = Seen in Movie Theater during its current theatrical run.
TCFS = Movie from the Too Cool For School DVD 12-pack. I'll not write individual reviews of those films since they all share common characteristics: they're all Crown International Pictures B-movies from the 70's and 80's. They're all teen comedies with little known stars, plenty of nudity and nonsensical plots. Having a sentimental connection to these films helps in finding them entertaining. Next to each movie title I'll note if there are any known actors.

November 1
1. The Brady Bunch, S2 (1970) Episodes: The treasure of Sierra Avenue / A fistful of reasons / The not-so-ugly duckling / The tattle-tale

November 2
2. The Brady Bunch, S2 (1970) Episodes: What goes up / Confessions, confessions / The impractical joker / Where there's smoke
3. The Brady Bunch, S2 (1970) Episodes: Will the real Jan Brady please stand up? / The drummer boy / Coming out party / Our son, the man
4. Johnny English Reborn* (2011) MT I haven't seen the first Johnny English movie but that didn't impede me from enjoying this one very much. Rowan Atkinson plays an MI7 British secret agent that spoofs the bond films in situations gadgets and all. Atkinson is just brilliant and helped by a great supporting cast including Gillian Anderson and Rosamund Pike (who has been in an actual Bond film).

November 3
5. Friends With Benefits* (2011) MT I'm not in the demographic for romantic comedies so this one kind of bored me. The movie tries very hard to say it's not a romantic comedy by making fun of romantic comedy clichés. The dialogue is all witty remarks and sarcasm and it gets old after awhile.
6. The Brady Bunch, S2 (1970) Episodes: The liberation of Marcia Brady / Lights out / The winner / Double parked

November 4
7. My Chauffeur* (1986) TCFS Deborah Foreman and Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon) star.

November 5
8. The Brady Bunch, S2 (1970) Episodes: The dropout / The babysitters / Alice's September song / Tell it like it is
9. Malibu Beach* (1978)

November 6
10. Welcome Back Kotter (1975) Bro's DVD Episodes: The great debate / Basket case / Welcome back (pilot) / Whodunit?
11. Tomboy* (1985) TCFS Betsy Russel stars as the titular Tomboy who also appeared in several other teen comedies as well as some of the Saw films.

November 7
12. Welcome Back Kotter (1975) Bro's DVD Episodes: The election / No more Mr. Nice Guy / Classroom marriage / One of our sweathogs is missing

November 8-9
Nothing

November 10
13. Welcome Back Kotter (1975) Bro's DVD Episodes: Mr. Kotter, teacher / The reunion / Barbarino's girl / California dreamin'

November 11
14. Welcome Back Kotter (1975) Bro's DVD Episodes: Arrivederci, Arnold / The longest weekend / The sit-in / Dr. Epstein I presume

November 12
Nothing
November 13
15. Welcome Back Kotter (1976) Bro's DVD Episodes: Follow the leader parts 1 & 2 / One flu over the cuckoo's nest / The telethon

November 14
16. Welcome Back Kotter (1976) Bro's DVD Episodes: Kotter makes good / Father VinnieThe Munsters* Episodes: S1 (1964) OLV My fair Munster / S2 (1965) Herman's peace offensive

November 15
17. Chico and the Man (1974-75) Bro's DVD Episodes: Pilot / If I were a rich man / Chico and the Van / Chico's padre

November 16
18. Chico and the Man (1974-75) Bro's DVD Episodes: Chico's cousin Pepe / Ed talks to God / Second thoughts (OLV)/ Old dog (OLV)

November 17
Nothing
November 18
19. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

November 19
Nothing

November 20
20. Weekend Pass* (1984) TCFS
21. The Last American Virgin (1982) This bittersweet film has got to be the best comedies of the 80's. The movie starts out as typical raunchy teen sex comedy with plenty of nudity, drugs and partying but takes a turn for the dramatic in the last part and gives you a punch-in-the-gut ending that you will not soon forget.

November 21
22. The Hotel New Hampshire* (1984) Totally weird film that I'll have to watch a couple of more times before I get it.

November 22
23. Sanford and Son (1972) Bro's DVD Episodes: Crossed swords / Happy birthday pop / Here comes the bride, here goes the bride / A matter of life and breath

November 23
24. Tropic Thunder (2008) Bro's DVD Seen with commentary by Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. who, as promised, remains in character until he's done with the DVD commentary.

November 24
25. Sanford and Son (1972) Bro's DVD Episodes: The copper caper / We were robbed / A pad for Lamont / The Great Sanford Siege

November 25
26. Sanford and Son (1972) Bro's DVD Episodes: Coffins for sale / The barracuda / TV or not TV / the suitcase case

November 26
27. Sanford and Son (1972) Bro's DVD Episodes: The return of the barracuda / The Piano Movers / By the numbers / The card sharps

November 27
28 D.C. Cab (1983) Joel Schumaker wrote and directed this movie if you can believe that. The film is filled with a lot of recognizable faces, Paul Rodriguez, Gary Busey, The Barbarian Brothers, Irene Cara, etc.

November 28
29. Sanford and Son (1972) Bro's DVD Episodes: Blood is thicker than junk / The light housekeeper / The dowry / Have gun, will sell

November 29
30. Thank God It's Friday (1978) The poor man's Saturday Night Fever, this disco movie follows the familiar style of several parallel stories occurring during one night at a disco. Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, Donna Summer and Terri Nunn (later of the group Berlin) star.

November 30
31. The Ice Pirates (1984) Science Fiction comedy about a bunch of space renegades that steal ice since water has become a valuable commodity in the future. Totally low-bor but very funny in some parts. It spoofs the entire SF genre, from Flash Gordon to Star Wars. Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Anjelica Houston and Ron Perlman star.
32. ZOOM (1972-1975) 4 Episodes from the 70s children show on PBS. All of the episodes include numerous comedy sketches so I include it here.

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I might try and get a couple in.
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November 1st

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Ash Ketchum's Comedy Challenge 2011


November 1, 2011
1. YOU’LL FIND OUT (1940/U.S., 97 min., b&w, musical-comedy-mystery/RKO) DVD (Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics set)
Dir.: David Butler. Cast: Kay Kyser, Dennis O’Keefe, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre. And now to segue into the Comedy Challenge with the last film in the Karloff/Lugosi set left over from the Horror Challenge. Kay Kyser and his band--and their insipid songs and lame jokes--are stranded in an old dark house with three great horror stars who are wasted in this nonsense. Hopefully my next choice will have some actual laughs in it.

November 3, 2011
2. THE DIVORCE OF LADY X (1938/England, 91 min., color, romantic comedy/London Films) DVD.
Dir.: Tim Whelan. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson. Olivier is an uptight divorce lawyer who is forced to spend a night in his hotel room with the impetuous Oberon, who proceeds to play him like a fiddle from start to finish in a British version of screwball comedy, the kind of thing Hollywood did so much snappier, although rarely with a world-class beauty like Oberon, who is both delightful and captivating. Olivier and Oberon reteamed the next year—in Hollywood—for the tragic romance, WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

November 4, 2011
3. "Urusei Yatsura" (Those Obnoxious Aliens) Vol. 17 (1983/Japan, 100 min., color, anime sci-fi comedy TV series) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Mamoru Oshii. The antics of horny high school boy Ataru and his hot live-in alien girlfriend Lum are given a gender-bending twist with the introduction of Ryuunosuke, a girl who’s been raised as a boy by her crazy father and is sought after by both boys and girls.
#63: “Introducing Ryuunosuke: We Love the Sea!”
#64: “The Season of Goodbyes”
#65: “Date: Impossible for Ran”
#66: “Happy Birthday My Darling”

November 5, 2011
4. THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1939/U.S., 74 min., b&w, mystery-comedy/Paramount) DVD (Bob Hope Thanks for the Memories Collection)
Dir.: Elliott Nugent. Cast: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard. Bob Hope and his one-liners are awkwardly inserted into a revamp of a venerable “old dark house” play. Hope would considerably improve his act in GHOST BREAKERS the following year.

5. "Love Hina" Vol. 1 (2000/Japan, 100 min., color, anime romantic comedy/ TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Shigeru Ueda. “Harem” comedy, although the difference between this and something like “Tenchi Muyo” is that the male protagonist here, a failed student serving as the manager at an all-girl dormitory, suffers a lot of abuse at the hands of his charges, constantly getting pummeled and thrown when his awkward behavior is mistaken as being perverted. But we all know that love will develop.
Eps. 1-4
#1: All Girls Dorm with Outdoor Bath: Hot Spring
#2: The Hinata’s New Resident Shinobu: Arrow Signs
#3: Kendo Girl in Love? Swordplay
#4: The Tokyo U Promise from 15 Years Ago: Diary

November 6, 2011
6. "The Dennis O’Keefe Show" Vol. 1: eps. 1-4 (1959-60/U.S., 100 min., b&w, TV sitcom/UA) DVD
Dir.: Don Weis. Cast: Dennis O’Keefe, Hope Emerson, Eloise Hardt. Random episodes from a forgotten sitcom on a public domain DVD. I happen to like Dennis O’Keefe (THE LEOPARD MAN, THE FIGHTING SEABEES, T-MEN, RAW DEAL, DRUMS OF TAHITI) a lot, so I was curious to see this. He plays a show biz columnist and single dad in New York and his vanity keeps getting him into trouble. I actually found each episode quite amusing. Onetime silent star Zasu Pitts (GREED) is a guest star in one episode. Outlandish stereotypes about hillbillies in one episode are countered with equally outlandish stereotypes about high society in the next.
#11: “It’s Only Money” (Dec. 1, 1959)
#26: “The Regency Club” (April 5, 1960)
#27: “Dimples” (April 12, 1960)
#32: “June Thursday” (May 10, 1960)

7. "Urusei Yatsura" (Those Obnoxious Aliens) Vol. 18 (1983/Japan, 100 min., color, anime sci-fi comedy TV series) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Mamoru Oshii. Shades of Ranma!—Ataru is turned into a girl in one episode here, although that doesn’t seem to slow him down. Baseball, Momotaro the Peach Boy and clam monster cannibals feature in the other episodes.
#67: Found: Valley of Peaches in the Camp-from-Hell
#68: The Bridegroom’s Name is Ryuunosuke
#69: A Letter in a Bottle: Seaside Spookiness!
#70: The Sensational Debut of Mizunokouji Ton!

November 7, 2011
8. "Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Jack Frost'" Season 9 / #13, first aired July 12, 1997. VHS
Mike Nelson and the crew take on a delightful Russian fantasy film from 1965 about a beleaguered girl tormented by a wicked stepmother ("Yep, standard issue") in a wintry forest. A handsome blond hero "with June Allyson hair" gets turned into a bear ("Do I crap in the woods?") and Father Frost, pictured as an old man here, gets involved. There's a humpbacked witch who tries to cook the hero, a house that moves around and walking trees. I laughed a lot.

9a. "The Bill Dana Show" (1963-64/U.S., 75 min., b&w, TV sitcom) VHS.
Cast: Bill Dana, Gary Crosby, Jonathan Harris.
#15: "A Tip for Uncle Sam"
#19: "Speak for Yourself, Jose"
#30: "What Elephant?"
Bill Dana took his Jose Jimenez character (perfected in comedy sketches on the Steve Allen show) and built a sitcom around his employment as a bellhop at a high-class New York hotel, with Jonathan Harris as the snooty manager. Interestingly, one of these episodes casts Mark Goddard, Harris's co-star on "Lost in Space," as Jimenez's nephew. Don Adams, as the house dick, appears in the 3rd episode and has to help Jose hide an elephant. All in all, it's pretty funny and the character of Jimenez, based as he was, originally, on Latino stereotypes, is tastefully handled here. His immigrant background is played up, in an uplifting way, in the second episode.

9b. "Uti Var Hage" (Out in Our Meadow) (2003/Norway, 27 min., color/sketch comedy TV show) VHS (in Norwegian with English subs.)
Who knew Norwegians were so funny? Four segments here, with the funniest being about a homeopathic emergency medical team and the second funniest being about how nobody in Denmark knows Danish anymore and the third funniest being about a scam operation selling tours to Spain for the blind.

November 8, 2011
10. JUSTICE, MY FOOT! (1992/Hong Kong, 103 min., color, action-historical-courtroom comedy) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Johnnie To. Cast: Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Carrie Ng. Stephen Chow’s comedies are an acquired taste. I like some, but not others. This one has a lot of courtroom scenes that I just didn’t get. Chow plays a fast-talking lawyer in Imperial China defending a new mother who’s accused of poisoning her husband. A lot of Chow's patter gets lost in translation. At least there are some action scenes where Chow’s wife (Anita Mui) displays wire-enhanced kung fu skills. Anyway, as Chow’s films go, KUNG FU HUSTLE is more my speed.

11. "Mystery Science Theater 3000: ‘The Human Duplicators’" Season 5 / #20, first aired Dec. 26, 1992. VHS. Joel Hodgson leads the crew in this one. I like Mike Nelson’s episodes better (he makes a cameo appearance here). It’s a bizarre movie—very cheap and silly, with the most breakable androids you’ll ever see. But it’s got some surprisingly solid name actors, including Richard Arlen, a onetime silent film star (WINGS); Barbara Nichols—a brassy blonde with a nasal voice playing a federal agent(!); George Macready, a distinguished high-level heavy (GILDA) as the lead android; Hugh Beaumont, better known as Ward Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” which leads to some of the best gags; onetime Universal contract star George Nader in the hero role; and finally, giant-sized Richard Kiel as the alien in charge of the duplicating operation. (Surprisingly, there were no “To Serve Man” gags.)

November 9, 2011
12. "Mystery Science Theater 3000: ‘The Magic Voyage of Sinbad’" Season 6 / #5, first aired Aug. 28, 1993. VHS. Another one with Joel leading the crew. They keep up a steady patter, even if much of it is only amusing and not laugh-out-loud funny. It's actually quite an interesting movie, a 1952 Russian fantasy film called SADKO that was dubbed into English and retitled around 1962. (I actually saw the dubbed version in a theater as a kid in 1964 and then saw the Russian original about 12 years later, only gradually realizing it was the same film.) It's very much like a fairy tale--with Sinbad riding on a seahorse underwater in one memorable "under the sea" moment--and the MST3K crew make much of the fact that there's nothing particularly "Arabian" about this "Sinbad" film. Something I was quite puzzled about as a ten-year-old.

November 11, 2011
13. SEND ME NO FLOWERS (1964/U.S., 100 min., color, romantic comedy/Universal) DVD (part of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson Comedy Collection from Universal)
Dir.: Norman Jewison. Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. The weakest of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies and the only one I hadn’t seen before. Rock plays a hypochondriac who thinks he’s dying and tries to set up his wife with a replacement husband. The best scenes involve Rock and Tony Randall as a couple(!) evaluating suitable candidates. The two of them even share a bed for a night.

14. YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN (1939/U.S., 76 min., b&w, comedy/Universal) VHS.
Dir.: George Marshall. Cast: W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. One of Fields’ funniest, although with this umpteenth viewing I concentrated on ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.

15. PLAIN JANE TO THE RESCUE (1982/Hong Kong, 86 min., color, slapstick comedy/Golden Harvest) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: John Woo. Cast: Josephine Siao, Ricky Hui, Michael Lee. Hong Kong comedy can be real hit or miss with me. Josephine Siao is pretty funny here as a “Plain Jane” who botches one job after another and fends off Ricky Hui’s sincere romantic entreaties. There is a plot, but the script keeps going off on tangents, some of which are quite baffling. Culminates in a pile-up in a traffic tunnel with dozens of damaged cars and a large number of extras, so there was a real budget here. Director Woo makes a cameo as an unemployed director. I’ll stick with HARD-BOILED.

16. “Trouble with Father” (aka “The Stu Erwin Show”) (1950-55/U.S., 107 min., b&w, TV sitcom) DVD.
Stars: Stu Erwin, June Erwin, Sheila James, Willie Best. Hollywood veteran Stu Erwin (PALOOKA) and his real-life wife are saddled with two fictional daughters and a suburban lifestyle in this amusing sitcom that also gave black comic actor Willie Best his last role. Martin Milner (“Adam-12”) shows up also.
Season 1/#9: Father Gets into the Act (Dec. 16, 1950)
Season 1/#41: Barbecue (July 28, 1951)
Season 3/#10: Leave It to Stu (Jan. 16, 1953)
Season 4/#25: The Pearl Necklace (April 6, 1955)

17. TAOISM DRUNKARD (1984/Hong Kong, 90 min., color, kung fu comedy) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Yuen Cheung-Yan. Cast: Yuen Yat Chor, Yuen Shun Yi, Yuen Cheung-Yan. Wild mix of Taoist folklore, kung fu, mysticism, sex comedy, youthful romance and slapstick with lots of Yuen brothers. A Drunken Taoist monk tries to recruit a male virgin kung fu expert to participate in a ceremony when the evil Old Devil comes back from somewhere and wreaks havoc. Numerous subsidiary characters and subplots really clutter things up, but it moves so fast and has so much action, it’s hard to complain. And also hard to explain, given the frequently bungled subtitles.

November 12, 2011
18. “Genshiken” (2004/Japan, color, anime otaku comedy-drama TV series/Bandai) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Vol. 2: eps. 5-8.
Dir.: Takashi Ikehata. An animated look at Otaku (fan) culture in Japan, focusing on a college club devoted to the “study of visual culture.” I’m also reading the manga that it’s based on. I’m familiar with the American version of this subculture, so it’s pretty instructive to see how it plays out in Japan, esp. when one seemingly normal, or “mundane” girl gets swept up as she follows her boyfriend into it.

19. “Sergeant Bilko” (U.S., b&w, TV sitcom) Stars: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck. VHS
Season 3 /#23: Bilko the Art Lover (March 5, 1958)
Season 4 /#1: Gold Fever (Sept. 23, 1958)
Season 4/ #7: Bilko’s Big Woman Hunt (Nov. 5, 1958)
Season 4/ #36: The Weekend Colonel (June 17, 1959)
I taped these episodes off TV Land 15 years ago and finally watched them. Every time I see a “Bilko” episode I’m convinced this was the greatest sitcom ever made. Neil Simon co-wrote three of these eps. Alan Alda guest stars in one and Paul Lynde and Al Lewis turn up in others. I had more laughs watching these eps. than I did watching anything else for this challenge so far.

November 13, 2011
20. NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941/U.S., 70 min., b&w, comedy/Universal) VHS.
Dir.: Edward Cline. Stars: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Franklin Pangborn. Fields’ last starring role. One of the most anarchic comedies made in Hollywood during the golden age. The studio indulged Fields as long as they could use the film as a vehicle to promote the singing of Gloria Jean, who was being groomed as a new Deanna Durbin. (It didn’t take.) Ends with a stunt-filled high-speed car ride that’s as good as anything found in silent comedy. “Ya big Kabloona!”

21. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (1941/U.S., 90 min., b&w, comedy/Paramount) DVD (Bob Hope Thanks for the Memories Collection)
Dir.: Elliott Nugent. Cast: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold, Willie Best. Based on a play about a man who makes a bet that he can tell the truth—and nothing but—for 24 hours, but awkwardly rewritten for Hope, who doesn’t fit the character at all. Profoundly unfunny. At least there are three hot babes on hand: Paulette Goddard, Helen Vinson and Rose Hobart. If only they’d made R-rated sex comedies back then--Goddard would have been the queen of ’em.

November 14, 2011
22. MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (1940/U.S., 83 min., b&w, comedy/Universal) VHS.
Dir.: Edward Cline. Cast: W.C. Fields, Mae West. Screenplay by Fields and West. Mae, as "Flower Belle Lee," is kicked out of a western town, so she "marries" Fields, a traveling peddler ("Cuthbert J. Twillie"), while en route via train to the next town, so she can have a little "respectability" while planning her next move. Fields is funniest in his various efforts to consummate the "marriage." Fields is in peak form, but West is somewhat watered down, a victim of the Production Code (which was instituted in stronger form in 1934, partly as a response to the sex-drenched exploits of West). Still, it's a fun movie, although not up to Fields' best efforts of the era: YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN, THE BANK DICK, and NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK.

November 15, 2011
23. PROJECT A (1983/Hong Kong, 105 min., color, historical action comedy/Golden Harvest) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Jackie Chan. Cast: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung. Peak Jackie with all sorts of amazing stunts and fight scenes and action setpieces. Set in the early 20th century. Jackie’s a coast guard member and Yuen is a police officer and, after some initial rivalry, they join forces to fight pirates. The plot’s not so great. PROJECT A II is so much better written.

November 16, 2011
24. PROJECT A II (1987/Hong Kong, 106 min., color, historical action comedy/Golden Harvest) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Jackie Chan. Cast: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan. Much better plot and script than PROJECT A, with many great stunts, fight scenes and farcical comedy. Jackie’s success fighting the pirates in PROJECT A gets him a promotion and new assignment to clean up a corrupt precinct in Hong Kong. Complicating matters is the presence of a group of revolutionaries from the mainland and imperial agents sent to stop them. Plus, the remaining pirates from the first film are out to get revenge on Jackie. One of Jackie’s best, although Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung are absent from it.

[Break for hospital stay]

November 19, 2011
25. PILLOW TALK (1959/U.S., 102 min., color, romantic comedy/Universal) DVD (part of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson Comedy Collection from Universal)
Dir.: Michael Gordon. Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall. A very funny romantic comedy and the second best (after LOVER COME BACK) of the Day/Hudson comedies. Beautifully written and produced, with plenty of laughs.

26. ROAD TO MOROCCO (1942/U.S., 83 min., color, comedy/Paramount) DVD (Bob Hope Thanks for the Memories Collection)
Dir.: David Butler. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn. I’ve always considered this the second best of the “Road” comedies (after ROAD TO UTOPIA), but I didn’t laugh so much this time. It’s amusing and a good source of light entertainment, but you have to really like the stars to appreciate it. Dorothy Lamour is probably at her most gorgeous here and they give her lots of great costumes.

27. THE PALEFACE (1948/U.S., 91 min., color, western comedy/Paramount) DVD (Bob Hope Thanks for the Memories Collection)
Dir.: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell. I love westerns and am grateful for the chance to include some in this challenge. (CAT BALLOU’s up next.) Bob Hope’s hapless coward persona is inserted into a straight western plot, with Jane Russell’s gun-toting Calamity Jane assigned all the rough heroics. She’s great and she plays off Hope very well. But there are few real laughs. It’s basically just amusing, which is good enough, I guess. SON OF PALEFACE, the sequel, was much better.

November 20, 2011
28. THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998/U.S., 117 min., color, stoner-crime comedy/Universal) VHS.
Dir.: Joel Coen. Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi. The Coen Brothers’ comic sensibility is one that an individual viewer either shares or doesn’t share. I tend not to share it, although I always find their films interesting. This is definitely a unique movie and I can’t really criticize it, even if I didn’t always appreciate where it was going. Bridges is great and I certainly understand why this is a cult film.

29. BOWERY BOMBSHELL (1946/U.S., 65 min., b&w, Bowery Boys series comedy/Monogram) VHS (taped off TCM).
Dir.: Phil Karlson. Cast: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and the Bowery Boys. When Sach is falsely accused of a bank robbery, the Boys set out to get the goods on the real culprits. Slip & co. masquerade as visiting gangsters in the film’s climactic setpiece to fool the head of the real robbery gang (Sheldon Leonard). Director Karlson went on to make a number of top-ranked crime dramas in the 1950s-70s (99 RIVER STREET, BROTHERS RICO, WALKING TALL) and his touch is evident here in the urban/street details. Too bad the script isn’t a bit more clever.

30. MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (1970/U.S., 94 min., color, counterculture comedy-fantasy/20th Century Fox) DVD. Audio commentary by Raquel Welch.
Dir.: Michael Sarne. Cast: Raquel Welch, John Huston, Mae West, Rex Reed. Bizarre Hollywood/counterculture mash-up based on a very good book by Gore Vidal. This was originally rated X and then re-rated R. Filled with tons of old film clips and more than a few one-time Hollywood greats in the cast as well as a young Farrah Fawcett. Welch’s commentary is pretty critical of the film, but a fun listen for the most part.

November 21, 2011
31. CASANOVA’S BIG NIGHT (1954/U.S., 86 min., color, historical comedy/Paramount) DVD.
Dir.: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone. I consider this Bob Hope’s best comedy. Hope’s patented coward persona is inserted smoothly into a lavish historical setting, with lots of funny lines, while everyone else plays it straight. Hope plays a lowly tailor’s apprentice who's forced to impersonate Casanova at the Venetian Court. Vincent Price has a cameo as the real Casanova. Hal Kanter, who died a couple of weeks ago on Nov. 6 at the age of 92, co-wrote this with Edmund Hartmann.

32. CAT BALLOU (1965/U.S., 96 min., color, western comedy/Columbia) DVD.
Dir.: Elliot Silverstein. Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan. Lightweight western about a prim rancher’s daughter who becomes an outlaw. Skin-deep characters and flimsy plot. Lee Marvin won an Oscar for playing drunken gunslinger Kid Shilleen, but it’s all schtick. He never creates a particularly interesting or compelling character. Same for the rest of the cast.

33. YOU’RE IN THE NAVY NOW (1951/U.S., 93 min., b&w, naval comedy-drama/20th Century Fox) VHS (taped off Fox Movie Channel).
Dir.: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Eddie Albert. Slice-of-life piece about a ramshackle ship with an inexperienced captain and crew in the early days of WWII being assigned to work with an experimental steam engine. An amusing piece about men teaming together to make do in the midst of crisis. Notable for a supporting cast that includes the film debuts of Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Harvey Lembeck.

34. American Masters: “Woody Allen: A Documentary, Part 2” (2011/U.S., 85 min., color, documentary about comedy filmmaker/WNET) PBS broadcast.
Dir.: Robert B. Weide. Covers the later decades of Woody’s career, from the early 1980s to today. I’ve become less and less a fan of Woody over the years and this documentary doesn’t help, since his shallowness and narcissism consistently take center stage. Part 1 was on the night before, but I forgot to watch it.

November 22, 2011
35. IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963/U.S., 181 minutes, color, epic treasure hunt comedy /UA) VHS (2-tape set)
Dir.: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, and an all-star comedy cast. What better excuse than a Comedy Challenge to pull out one of my all-time faves and give it another whirl after nearly 20 years? This time, I focused on the stunt players and action scenes. It’s quite underrated in that regard. Plus, I watched the tribute documentary that came on the tape. (See #38a)

November 23, 2011
36. POKÉMON DIAMOND AND PEARL (2007/Japan, color, anime fantasy TV series) DVD Vol. 2: eps. 9-12 (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Norihiko Sudo.
#9: Setting the World on Its Buneary
#10: Not on My Watch Ya Don’t
#11: Mounting a Coordinator Assault
#12: Arrival of a Rival
Dawn gets a powerful but needy new Pokemon called Buneary, that has a crush on Pikachu. She and Ash enter a major Pokemon contest and meet a new rival, Zoe. Villainess Jessie enters the contest in disguise. I love this show. I try to watch episodes for every challenge where it’s eligible (TV on DVD, Animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Make Your Own Challenge).

37. DORAEMON: NOBITA’S GREAT DEMON (Doraemon: Nobita no Daimakyo) (1982/Japan, 91 min., color, anime sci-fi-comedy-fantasy-adventure/Toho) VHS (in Japanese, no subtitles).
Dir.: Hideo Nishimaki. “Doraemon” is an extraordinarily popular long-running Japanese animated sitcom about a robot cat from the future who helps out Nobita, a hapless Tokyo schoolboy. The annual movie spin-offs tended to emphasize action and adventure in imaginative settings. Here the kids go to Africa to help a dog prince get restored to the throne of a lost dog empire deep in the jungle. Pretty wild.

38a. “Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’” (1991/U.S., 61 min., color, documentary/MGM) VHS.
Dir.: Ronnie Johnson. Stanley Kramer is interviewed, as are a bunch of actors from the movie, including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams and Jonathan Winters, all interviewed separately. And other personnel, including stunt coordinator Carey Loftin and special effects supervisor Linwood Dunn. I would like to have heard more from those two.

38b. The Colgate Comedy Hour, with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (U.S., 51 min., b&w, TV comedy-variety show)
Season 3 / #1 (Sept. 21, 1952) Guest star: Rosemary Clooney.
Martin & Lewis were much more freewheeling on live TV than they were in movies. This is the closest you’ll get to filmed versions of their famous nightclub act. Not always that funny, but still quite a novelty. Norman Lear is a co-writer of this episode.

39. YOU’RE TELLING ME (1934/U.S., 66 min., b&w, comedy/Paramount) VHS.
Dir.: Erle C. Kenton. Cast: W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Kathleen Howard. Low-key Fields vehicle and a remake of his own (and better) silent film, SO’S YOUR OLD MAN (1926). He plays a disgraced, drunken inventor whose stock in his small town rises when a princess he met on a train comes to visit and claims to be an old friend of his. The already short film is padded out with his famous golf routine at the end. “Now stand back and keep your eye on the ball.”

40. TALES OF A EUNUCH (1983/Hong Kong, 89 min., color, historical kung fu comedy/Shaw Bros.) VCD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Hua Shan. Cast: Wong Yue, Gordon Liu, Ku Feng. Oddball Hong Kong mix of swordplay, bloodshed, sex comedy, court intrigue, and lots of kung fu. Wong Yue (DIRTY HO) plays a gambler who takes the place of an assistant to a blind eunuch in the imperial palace and becomes a sparring partner of the Emperor (Gordon Liu). The hero's mother works in a brothel! I didn’t always understand the plot but I found the whole thing moderately entertaining.

November 24, 2011
41. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947/U.S., 96 min., b&w, holiday comedy-drama, 20th Century Fox) Seen on TCM Thanksgiving cablecast.
Dir.: George Seaton. Cast: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood. More drama than comedy, although Gwenn’s Kris Kringle does make you smile a lot. (He did win the Oscar for this.) The courtroom scene in which they “prove” that Kringle really is Santa is priceless. I used this to kick off the Holiday Challenge also.

42. MY YOUNG AUNTIE (1981/Hong Kong, 119 min., color, kung fu comedy/Shaw Bros.) Dragon Dynasty DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Lau Kar Leung. Cast: Kara Hui Ying Hung, Lau Kar Leung, Hsiao Hou, Gordon Liu. Kara plays a young widow who has to pass on her late husband’s property to his brother, who’s now technically her nephew despite being much older than her. Another brother seeks to snatch the deeds and lots of kung fu is involved. Could have used a little more "fish out of water" comedy and a bit less kung fu. The last 30 minutes is all action and could have been cut down. But it’s probably Kara’s best role.

November 25, 2011
43. American Masters: “Woody Allen: A Documentary, Part 1” (2011/U.S., 110 min., color, documentary about comedy filmmaker/WNET) VHS, from PBS broadcast.
Dir.: Robert B. Weide. I watched Part 2 on Monday, so I caught up to Part 1 today. It covers his early life and stand-up career and all the films up to STARDUST MEMORIES. Interesting stuff, esp. his return to his old Brooklyn neighborhood.

44. PENELOPE (1966/U.S., 97 min., color, caper comedy/MGM) TCM cablecast.
Dir.: Arthur Hiller. Cast: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Peter Falk, Dick Shawn. Amusing, lightweight comedy about a rich wife in New York who engages in petty thievery and then robs her husband’s bank. Her psychiatrist (Dick Shawn) gets involved, as does a dogged police detective played by Peter Falk, foreshadowing Columbo. Jonathan Winters has a cameo as a lecherous professor, making him the third cast member from IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD to show up in this (after Shawn and Falk). Wood is terminally cute and helps put this over.

45. MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (1970/U.S., 94 min., color, counterculture comedy-fantasy/20th Century Fox) DVD. Audio commentary by Michael Sarne.
Dir.: Michael Sarne. Cast: Raquel Welch, John Huston, Mae West, Rex Reed. Watched it again, this time with director Sarne’s commentary. He tells quite a different version of a story told by Welch about a missing dress. Sarne is pro-Mae West and anti-Raquel. He trashes original author Gore Vidal and claims some kind of gay conspiracy against him and keeps harping on that. Stick with the Welch commentary.

46a. ”The Colgate Comedy Hour, with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis” (U.S., 53 min., b&w, TV comedy-variety show) Season 5 / #11 (Dec. 19, 1954) Guest star: Vera Miles.
Director: Bud Yorkin. The sketches include one where Dean and Vera Miles adopt Jerry. It’s not that funny. I like the musical numbers best because they’ve got the Nick Castle Dancers. Dean and Jerry do a duet, with plenty of soft-shoe, of “Every Street’s a Boulevard (in Old New York).” Jack Benny is a surprise guest star but doesn’t do much.

46b. ”Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (1969/U.K., color, sketch comedy TV show/BBC) VHS.
Watched two random episodes from the series' first year.

47. BANANAS (1971/U.S., 82 min., color, comedy/UA) VHS.
Dir.: Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalban. This used to be my favorite Woody movie. I laughed a lot when I first saw it in a theater 40 years ago, but less every time I saw it afterwards. And zero laughs this time. His stuff really diminishes over time. I watched this to get in at least one 1970s comedy for this challenge.

November 26, 2011
48. LOVER COME BACK (1962/U.S., 107 min., color, romantic comedy/Universal) DVD (part of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson Comedy Collection from Universal) Dir.: Delbert Mann. Cast: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall. This war-of-the-sexes comedy set on Madison Avenue doesn’t hold up as well as I thought it would. Maybe I’ve seen it too many times over the years. PILLOW TALK, seen last Saturday for the first time in decades (see #25), was funnier. Still highly recommended if you haven’t seen it.

49. MY YOUNG AUNTIE (1981/Hong Kong, 119 min., color, kung fu comedy/Shaw Bros.) Dragon Dynasty DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Audio commentary by Andy Klein and Elvis Mitchell.
Re-watched with audio commentary track. Klein seems to think he’s listening to it in Cantonese when the DVD only has a Mandarin track. (The original R3 DVD from Celestial had both.) I suppose if you’re new to these films the commentary will prove informative, for the most part. It clearly wasn’t aimed at me. Besides, both guys get their facts wrong at different points, Mitchell more often.

50. SHERLOCK JR. (1924/U.S., 45 min., b&w, silent comedy) VHS.
Dir.: Buster Keaton. Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire. Keaton plays a small-town movie theater projectionist with dreams of becoming a great detective. He even dreams himself into the movie that’s playing and solves a robbery there. The plot is all over the place, but it’s got some great stunts including a ride by Keaton on the handlebars of a motorcycle through all sorts of traffic and terrain.

November 27, 2011
51. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy/gaming TV series) VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 29-32, English dubbed.
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#29: Cottonee in Love
#30: A UFO for Elgyem
#31: Ash and Trip’s Third Battle
#32: Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open
I started watching this show during the Animation Challenge in August. I should have been watching these eps. earlier in November instead of some of the stuff I did watch. I could have watched the UFO episode for the Sci-Fi Challenge in July as well. Great stuff.

52. “Genshiken” (2004/Japan, color, anime otaku comedy-drama TV series/Bandai) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Vol. 3: eps. 9-12.
Dir.: Takashi Ikehata. This volume includes the great bit where Saki, the one hot chick in the club and the one with the least tolerance for otaku behavior, does cosplay for the first time, as punishment for starting a fire that burned up much of the club’s manga collection. In another episode, she fends off a high-school girl’s attempts to hit on her boyfriend. Funny stuff and spot-on in its treatment of this Japanese subculture.

53. DOUBLE CROSSBONES (1951/U.S., 75 min., color, pirate musical-comedy/Universal) DVD (Pirates of the Golden Age Movie Collection/Universal)
Dir.: Charles T. Barton. Cast: Donald O’Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer. Lighthearted pirate adventure with musical comedy star O’Connor doing song-and-dance-and-comedy amidst all the swashbuckling. O’Connor is entertaining, but Bob Hope was much funnier at this kind of thing (see THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE).

November 29, 2011
54. HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL? (1952/U.S., 89 min., color, nostalgic Americana comedy/Universal) DVD (Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection/Universal)
Dir.: Douglas Sirk. Cast: Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Charles Coburn. In the 1920s, a rich man prepares to leave his fortune to the children of the girl who rejected his love 40 years earlier, but he decides to check them out first, incognito, as a boarder. Very clever comedy with a flapper era setting. Coburn’s great in a role that would have been perfect for W.C. Fields a decade earlier.

November 30, 2011
55. A VERY SPECIAL FAVOR (1965/U.S., 105 min., color, romantic comedy/Universal) DVD (Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection/Universal)
Dir.: Michael Gordon. Cast: Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer. Only in the bizarre alternate universe of Hollywood sex comedies of the 1960s will you find a plot in which a Frenchman (Charles Boyer) recruits an American stud (Hudson) to deflower his estranged psychoanalyst daughter (Caron). Larry Storch plays a cabbie who says to Hudson, “You talkin’ to me?”—11 years before TAXI DRIVER. At one point, Hudson dresses a girl up in drag to make it look to Caron like he’s running off with a man. There’s a perverse, cruel charm at work here which makes the whole ridiculous thing quite entertaining.

56. GREETINGS (1968/U.S., 88 min., color, counterculture comedy) VHS.
Dir.: Brian De Palma. Cast: Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham, Jonathan Warden. Anarchic ‘60s counterculture comedy that’s fitfully amusing, but serves chiefly as a snapshot of the era. Dominant subtexts involve the JFK assassination (which happened only five years earlier) and the Vietnam War. De Niro spends much of the film trying to get women to disrobe for his “peep art.” At one point, De Niro harangues someone at the entrance to the Induction center who responds, “You talkin’ to me?”

57. FANTASIA (2004/Hong Kong, 99 min., color, fantasy comedy) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Wai Ka Fai. Cast: Cecilia Cheung, Louis Koo, Lau Ching Wan, the Twins. Typical hit-or-miss everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Hong Kong comedy. The lead character is modeled on the lead character played by Josephine Siao in PLAIN JANE TO THE RESCUE (1982 – See #15). Here the character is a wizardess from Hogwarts Academy who goes back to 1969 Hong Kong to grant someone three wishes, with all sorts of mishaps resulting. Lots of special effects. The pop-singing duo, the Twins, play the Chopstick Sisters and are quite cute. As HK comedies go, I tend to prefer Jackie and Sammo.

58. POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE (2011/Japan, color, anime fantasy/gaming TV series) VHS (taped off Cartoon Network): eps. 33-36, English dubbed.
Dir.: Norihiko Sutou.
#33: Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster
#34: Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!
#35: Where Did You Go, Audino?
#36: Archeops in the Modern World
More fun stuff including a lengthy flashback to Iris’ girlhood in the Village of Dragons and one ep. devoted to restoring a million-year-old Pokemon bird to life.

Wild Card (seen November 26):
59. POKÉMON ZOROARK MASTER OF ILLUSIONS (2011/Japan, 95 min., color, anime fantasy movie) DVD (English dubbed)
Dir.: Kunihiko Yuyama. I think this is the 13th Pokemon movie. It's not actually a comedy, although the regular Pokemon TV series is. The movies tended to be more action adventure. Very beautifully animated, although I had problems with the storyline. The villain's motivation was pretty abstract.

Official Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 – SHERLOCK JR.
--- 1930 – YOU’RE TELLING ME!
--- 1940 – THE PALEFACE
--- 1950 – CASANOVA’S BIG NIGHT
--- 1960 - LOVER COME BACK
--- 1970 - BANANAS
--- 1980 - PLAIN JANE TO THE RESCUE
--- 1990 - JUSTICE MY FOOT!
--- 2000 - POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE
--- 2010 - AMERICAN MASTERS: WOODY ALLEN, A DOCUMENTARY

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP - BANANAS
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
--- R -
--- X – MYRA BRECKENRIDGE
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
--- VHS: IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
--- DVD: CAT BALLOU
--- VCD: TALES OF A EUNUCH

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
--- Keaton: SHERLOCK JR.
--- Hope and Crosby: ROAD TO MOROCCO
--- W.C. Fields: YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth perfemer), (title)

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCarey, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
--- Woody Allen: BANANAS
--- (Second director/producer), (title)
--- (Third director/producer), (title)
--- (Fourth director/producer), (title)
--- (Fifth director/producer), (title)

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)

Watch a film and it's sequel
--- PROJECT A
--- PROJECT A II

--- a National Lampoon film
--- a British film: THE DIVORCE OF LADY X
--- a film with a commentary: MYRA BRECKENRIDGE
--- a film with a "riff" MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: JACK FROST
--- a special feature - “Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’”
--- something animated – URUSEI YATSURA
--- something with a major holiday theme – MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
--- takes place on a vacation – NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
--- a mockumentary –


Personal checklist:
Spoiler:

Films seen: 38
TV eps. seen: 55 (including 3 MSTK entries)
Docu’s: 2
First-time viewings: 29 entries

Decades seen:
(MST3K entries count as 1990s)

1920s: 1
1930s: 4
1940s: 7
1950s: 9
1960s: 9
1970s: 2
1980s: 9
1990s: 6
2000s: 5
2010s: 5

Countries seen:
U.S.: 39
Hong Kong: 8
Japan: 10
England: 2
Norway: 1

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November 1st
1. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2. The Perfect Host

November 2nd
3. Bored to Death: Episode 3.4/Enlightened: Episode 1.4/Parenthood: Episode 3.7
4. Attack the Block

November 3rd
5. What's Up, Tiger Lily?
6. Community: Episode 3.6/Parks and Recreation: Episode 4.6/The Office: Episode 8.6/Whitney: Episode 1.6

November 4th
7. Tower Heist
8. Up All Night: Episode 1.7/New Girl: Episode 1.4/The Daily Show: 11/1/11 & 11/2/11
9. M*A*S*H

November 5th
9.75. Saturday Night Live: Lily Tomlin/James Taylor
10.5. Saturday Night Live: Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs
11.25. Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker & Stuff
12. Saturday Night Live: Karen Black/John Prine

November 6th
13. Beginners
14. Amarcord
14.75. Saturday Night Live: Charlie Day/Maroon 5
15.5. Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Kinky Friedman

November 7th
Nothing.

November 8th
16. Modern Family: Episode 3.7/Suburgatory: Episode 1.6

November 9th
17. Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/The Band/The Simpsons: Episode 23.4
18. Saturday Night Live: Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder/New Girl: Episode 1.5
19. Saturday Night Live: Paul Simon/George Harrison/Bored to Death: Episode 3.5
20. Casino Royale (1967)
21. Solitary Man

November 10th
22. Saturday Night Live: Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson/Enlightened: Episode 1.5
23. Parenthood: Episode 3.8/Community: Episode 3.7/Parks & Recreation: Episode 4.7

November 11th
24. Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa/The Office: Episode 8.7

November 12th
25. Three Colors: White

November 13th
26. Saturday Night Live: Ralph Nader/George Benson/The Simpsons: Episode 23.5

November 14th
27. Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry/Up All Night: Episode 1.8

November 15th
28. Saturday Night Live: Fran Tarkenton/Leo Sayer/New Girl: Episode 1.6

November 16th
29. Citizen Ruth
30. City Slickers
31. Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin/The Kinks: Bored to Death: Episode 3.6

November 17th
32. Community: Episode 3.8/Parks & Recreation: Episode 4.8/The Office: Episode 8.8/Whitney: Episode 8.8

November 18th
33. Happy Feet Two
34. Saturday Night Live: Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin/Enlightened: Episode 1.6

November 19th
Nothing.

November 20th
35. Looney Tunes: Hare Tonic/Baseball Bugs/Baseball Bugs (w/audio commentary)/Buccaneer Bunny/Buccaneer Bunny (w/audio commentary)/The Old Grey Hare/The Old Grey Hare (w/audio commentary)/Rabbit Hood/8 Ball Bunny/Rabbit of Seville/What's Opera, Doc?/The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
36. Looney Tunes: A Pest in the House/The Scarlet Pumpernickel/Duck Amuck/Robin Hood Daffy/Baby Bottleneck/Kitty Kornered/Scaredy Cat/Porky Chops/Old Glory/A Tale of Two Kittens/Fast and Furryous/Tweety Pie/Beep Beep
37. Saturday Night Live: Jason Segal/Florence and the Machine/Suburgatory: Episode 1.7
38. 30 Minutes or Less

November 21st
39. Looney Tunes: Lovelorn Leghorn/For Scent-imental Reasons/Speedy Gonzales/One Froggy Evening/The Three Little Bops/I Love to Singa/Katnip Kollege/The Dover Boys at Pimento University/Chow Hound/Haredevil Hare/The Hasty Hare/Duck Dodgers in the 24th & 1/2 Century
40. Looney Tunes: Hare-way to the Stars/Mad as a Mars Hare/Devil May Hare/Bedevilled Rabbit/Ducking the Devil/Bill of Hare/Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare/Bewitched Bunny/Broomstick Bunny/A Witch's Tangled Hare/A-Haunting We Will Go/Feed the Kitty/Kiss Me Kat

November 22nd
41. Looney Tunes: From A to Zzzzzz/Feline Frame-Up/Boyhood Daze/Saturday Night Live: Jack Burns/Santana

November 23rd
42. Parenthood: Episode 3.9/The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart: 11/17/11 (Martin Scorsese)/Bored to Death: Episode 3.7
43. The Descendants

November 24th
44. Saturday Night Live: Broderick Crawford/Dr. John/Suburgatory: Episode 1.8

November 25th
Nothing.

November 26th
45. The Muppets

November 27th
Nothing

November 28th
Nothing

November 29th
46. Parenthood: Episode 3.10/Bored to Death: Episode 3.8/The Simpsons: Episode 23.6

November 30th
47. Parenthood: Episode 3.11/Enlightened: Episodes 1.7 & 1.8
48. Modern Family: Episode 3.9/Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown/The Simpsons: Episode 23.7

Spoiler:
Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - What's Up, Tiger Lily?
--- 1970 - M*A*S*H
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 - Citizen Ruth
--- 2000 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
--- 2010 - The Perfect Host

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG - Casino Royale
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
--- R - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
--- Blu-ray, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
--- Streaming, The Perfect Host
--- Theatrical, Tower Heist

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
--- Eddie Murphy, Tower Heist
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
--- Ben Stiller, Tower Heist
--- Robin Williams, Happy Feet Two
--- Danny McBride, 30 Minutes or Less
--- (fourth perfemer), (title)

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
--- Woody Allen, What's Up, Tiger Lily?
--- (Second director/producer), (title)
--- (Third director/producer), (title)
--- (Fourth director/producer), (title)
--- (Fifth director/producer), (title)

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
--- Eddie Murphy, Tower Heist
--- Billy Crystal, City Slickers

Watch a film and it's sequel
--- (first film)
--- (second film)

--- a National Lampoon film
--- a British film
--- a film with a commentary -
--- a film with a "riff" -
--- a special feature -
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -
--- takes place on a vacation - City Slickers
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
--- a mockumentary –



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I can't believe I'm doing this but October was boring. I'm in!

* = First time viewing
November 1 - Horror Comedy Theme
  1. My Name Is Bruce (2007) *
  2. Zombieland (2009) *

    November 2 - Fish Out of Water Theme
  3. Back to School (1986)
  4. The Big Lebowski (1998)

    November 3 - Sitcoms Theme
  5. The Odd Couple (1968)
  6. Fraiser, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot / Lisa Lampanelli: Tough Love

    November 4
  7. Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man / Seinfeld, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
  8. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
  9. Office Space (1999)

    November 5
  10. Tower Heist (2011) * AMC Studio 30
  11. Weird Science (1985)
  12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  13. American Pie (1999)

    November 6 Spoof Night Theme
  14. Vampires Suck (2010) * - I know these parodies are usually bad but this was downright TERRIBLE.

    November 7 Buddy Comedy Theme
  15. Cop Out (2010)

    November 8 Stand-up Comedy Theme
  16. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

    November 9 Slapstick Theme
  17. Airplane! (1980)
  18. Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces (1939) *
  19. College (1927) *
  20. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

    November 10 Modern Night Theme
  21. Horrible Bosses (2011) *
  22. Bridesmaids (2011) *

    November 11 Military Theme
  23. Stripes (1981) *
  24. M*A*S*H (1970) *
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  25. You Again (2010) *
  26. Bad Teacher (2011) *

    November 12 Made for TV Theme
  27. Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011) *

    November 13 Romantic Comedies Theme
  28. Just Go With It (2011) *
  29. Touch (1997) *

    November 14 Famous Comedy Duos Theme
  30. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
  31. Great Guns (Forward March) (1941) *
  32. Salt and Pepper (1968) *
  33. The Road to Bali (1952)

    November 15
  34. 3rd Rock From the Sun, Season 1, Episode 1: "Brains and Eggs" / Episode 2: "Post-Nasal Dick" / Episode 3: "Dick's First Birthday" / Arrested Development, Season 1, Episode 13, "Beef Consommé"

    November 16
  35. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

    November 17
  36. Bull Durham (1988) Audio commentary

    November 20
  37. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock

    November 21
  38. Glee: Season 1: Wheels / Home
  39. Your Highness (2010) *
  40. A Dirty Shame (2004) *
  41. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) *
  42. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) *
  43. National Lampoon's Going the Distance (2004) *

    November 22 80’s Night
  44. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

    November 23 – Crime/Caper Comedy Theme
  45. Get Smart, Again (1989) *
  46. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

    November 25 Black comedy
  47. Arrested Development, Season 3, "Spring Breakout" / "Righteous Brothers" / 30 Rock, Season 5, "TGS Hates Women" / Season 3, "The Funcooker"
  48. Snatch (2000)

    November 26
  49. Just Go With It (2011)
  50. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

    November 28
  51. The Blues Brothers (1980) RIP John Belushi and John Candy
  52. Harvey (1950) RIP Jimmy Stewart

    November 29
  53. Hall Pass (2011) *
  54. The Change-Up (2011) *
  55. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  56. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  57. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
  58. Holidays in Handcuffs (TV 2007) *

    November 30 Freshness
  59. Men in Black (1997) Plus special features
  60. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) *
  61. Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) *
THE CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - College (1927)
-X- 1930 - Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces (1939)
-X- 1940 - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
-X- 1950 - Harvey
-X- 1960 - The Odd Couple (1968)
-X- 1970 - M*A*S*H (1970)
-X- 1980 - Back to School (1986)
-X- 1990 - The Big Lebowski (1998)
-X- 2000 - Zombieland (2009)
-X- 2010 - Vampires Suck

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
-X- GP - Kiss Me, Stupid
-X- PG - You Again
-X- PG-13 - Adventures in Babysitting
--- M -
-X- R - My Name Is Bruce
--- X -
-X- NC-17 - A Dirty Shame
-X- Unrated Post-codes - The Change-Up

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
-X- DVD, Office Space
-X- Netflix Instant, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
-X- Blu-ray, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
-X- Laurel & Hardy, Great Guns
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
-X- Hope & Crosby, The Road to Bali
-X- Keaton, Sherlock Jr.
-X- The Marx Brothers, A Night in Casablanca

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
-X- Eddie Murphy, Tower Heist
-X- Richard Pryor, Live on the Sunset Strip
-X- Gene Wilder, See No Evil, Hear No Evil
-X- John Cleese, A Fish Called Wanda

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
-X- Adam Sandler, Just Go With It
-X- Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock
-X- Danny McBride, Your Highness
-X- Luke Wilson, Hall Pass

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
-X- John Hughes, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
-X- Kevin Smith, Cop Out
-X- Paul Mazursky, Touch
-X- Ivan Reitman, Stripes
-X- John Landis, The Blues Brothers

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
-X- Jason Sudeikis, Horrible Bosses
-X- Kristen Wiig & Maya Rudolph, Bridesmaids

Watch a film and it's sequel
-X- Airplane!
-X- Airplane II: The Sequel

-X- a National Lampoon film - National Lampoon's Going the Distance
-X- a British film - Salt and Pepper
-X- a film with a commentary - Bull Durham
--- a film with a "riff" -
-X- a special feature - Men in Black
-X- something animated - Gnomeo & Juliet
-X- something with a major holiday theme - Holidays in Handcuffs
--- takes place on a vacation -
-X- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie - Get Smart, Again
-X- a mockumentary – This Is Spinal Tap

THEME NIGHT
Spoiler:
November 1 – Blood, guts and humor - Horror comedy - My Name Is Bruce, Zombieland
November 2 – Fish out of water - Back to School, The Big Lebowski
November 3 – Sitcoms - The Odd Couple
November 4 – TGIF – Workplace comedy - Office Space
November 5 – Sex/teen comedies - Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, American Pie
November 6 – Not another theme night – Spoof night - Vampires Suck
November 7 – Buddy comedy - Cop Out
November 8 – Open mic night – Stand up comedy - Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
November 9 – Slapstick night - Airplane!, Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces, College, Airplane II: The Sequel
November 10 – Modern Night – films from 2000 to present - Horrible Bosses, Bridesmaids
November 11 – Veteran’s Day – Military theme - Stripes, M*A*S*H (1970)
November 12 – Made for TV movie - Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
November 13 – Date Night – Romantic comedies - Just Go With It, Touch
November 14 - Twice the funny – Famous comedy duos - See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Great Guns, Salt and Pepper, The Road to Bali
November 15 – Sci-Fi comedy - 3rd Rock From the Sun, Season 1
November 16 – Screwball - Arsenic and Old Lace
November 17 – Play ball! – sports night - Bull Durham
November 18 – Sketch comedy
November 19 – Stoner night
November 20 – British night
November 21 – Road/Vacation Movie - National Lampoon's Going the Distance
November 22 – 80’s night - Adventures in Babysitting
November 23 – crime/caper comedy - Get Smart, Again, A Fish Called Wanda
November 24 – Eat turkey, watch movies – Holiday themed
November 25 – I take my comedy like I take my coffee – Black comedy - Snatch
November 26 – Fantasy Comedy - Gnomeo & Juliet
November 27 – Ladies Night – films staring female comedians
November 28 – Memorial night – film featuring deceased celebrity - The Blues Brothers, Harvey
November 29 – Animation Night
November 30 – Not so rotten tomatoes – 90% or higher on rotten tomatoes

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November 1
1. THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963) DVD

November 2
2. THURSDAY NIGHT COMEDIES: BIG BANG THEORY, "Isolation Penetration" (2011)*; COMMUNITY "Advanced Gay" (2011)*, PARKS AND RECREATION "End of the World" (2011)*, THE OFFICE "Doomsday" (2011)* Live and Streaming

November 3
3. WALK HARD:THE DEWEY COX STORY (2007) BluRay

November 4
4. CRAZY, STUPID LOVE (2011)* BluRay
5. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DORKS (DIE NACHT DER LEBENDIGEN LOSERS) (2004)* Netflix Streaming

November 8
6. LOUIS CK: CHEWED UP
WHITNEY CUMMINGS:MONEY SHOT (Both Netflix)
7. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 2 BROKE GIRLS, (both Live) RAISING HOPE THE NEW GIRL (DVR)

November 11
8. ON THE DOUBLE (1961) Netflix

November 13
9. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE SIMPSONS (DVR)

November 14
10. Comedy Duo Shorts: THE MUSIC BOX Laurel & Hardy (1932); FIT TO BE TIED (Burns & Allen) (1930); PLASTERED (Willy West & McGinty( (1930; THE PLASTERERS (1929) (O'Donnell & Blair); 100% SERVICE (Burns & Allen) All DVD

November 15
11. IT"S IN THE BAG Netflix

November 16
12. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933) DVD

November 17
13. BIG BANG THEORY; COMMUNITY; THE OFFICE; WHITNEY

November 20
14. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE SIMPSONS

November 21
15. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 2 BROKE GIRLS, (both live); NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE DVR

November 22
16. BROADWAY DANNY ROSE




Spoiler:
Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - THE PLASTERERS
-X- 1930 - INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
-X- 2000 - WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY
-X- 2010 - CRAZY, STUPID LOVE

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
-X- Unrated Post-codes - WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
-X- THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, DVD
-X- WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, BluRay
-X- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DORKS, Netflix Straming

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
-X- Laurel & HARDY
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
-x- Gracie Allen INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
-X- Steve Carell, CRAZY STUPID LOVE
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth perfemer), (title)

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
-X- WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, Jud Apatow
-X- BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, Wooody Allen
--- (Third director/producer), (title)
--- (Fourth director/producer), (title)
--- (Fifth director/producer), (title)

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
-X- Chris Parnell, Kristin Wiig, Tim Meadows WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY
--- (second performer), (title)

Watch a film and it's sequel
--- (first film)
--- (second film)

--- a National Lampoon film
--- a British film
--- a film with a commentary -
--- a film with a "riff" -
--- a special feature -
--- something animated -
--- something with a major holiday theme -
--- takes place on a vacation -
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
--- a mockumentary –

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I'm in. No goal though; I watch what I watch.

11/01/2011
1. Treasure Inn (2011) - DVD - First Time Viewing - Two bumbling constables travel to Treasure Inn with their lady loves to recover a priceless white jade statue. I don't know if anyone will be uttering it's name in the same breath as Dragon Gate Inn in 20 years, but it was alright, especially considering it's a comedy.
Spoiler:


11/02/2011
2. Blondie (1938) - DVD - Dagwood stumbles and bumbles through work and domestic crises in the first Blondie movie. They made these movies for 12 years and had pretty much everything nailed from the beginning. Penny Singleton is a sight to behold.
Spoiler:


11/03/2011
3. The Last Boy Scout (1991) - DVD - Early Shane Black buddy action/comedy involving murder, mayhem, professional football and sports gambling. Bruce Willis back when he had hair or at least he was pretending he had hair. Just a fun movie if you don't mind the often brutal violence.
Spoiler:


11/05/2011
4. Orders are Orders (1954) - DVD - First Time Viewing - An Hollywood film crew descends on an unsuspecting British Military base. Military comedy, with a baby faced Peter Sellers in a small role and a blink and you miss him scene featuring young 'Donald Plesance'. Sid James does a very passable American (East Coast, I think) accent. A pleasant way to spend 74 minutes.
Spoiler:


11/06/2011
5. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) - DVD - A cowboy drifting towards Australia takes the job of sheriff for a lawless frontier town. A great, great Western comedy with James Garner, Jack Elam and Joan Hackett.
Spoiler:

6. A Slight Case of Murder (1938) - DVD - Marco (Edward G. Robinson), a bootlegger gone legit after the repeal of prohibition, sees his first day in his summer home turned upside down as his daughter's state trooper fiancée, former 'associates' and bank creditors all descend on him. Based on a play by Damon Runyon. They knew how to make comedies in the Thirties.

11/07/2011
7. Black Sheep (1996) - DVD - A lovable dufus makes life complicated for his politician brother. I liked some parts of it better than others.
Spoiler:



11/08/2011
8. Lover Come Back (1961) - DVD - It's Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randal in a sly Sixties romantic comedy. Consider it one of the templates for Mad Men.
Spoiler:


11/09/2011
9. Hue and Cry (1946) - DVD - First Time Viewing - A group of kids foils the plot of a criminal mastermind. Early-ish Ealing comedy, very much a boys adventure tale.

11/11/2011
10. Over the Hedge (2006) - DVD - A raccoon under a deadly deadline suckers a bunch of innocent foragers into helping him amass a red wagon full of junk food. A few good belly-laughs, but mostly full of hearty chuckles. The sound track by Ben Folds is good.
Spoiler:


11/12/2011
11. Genevieve (1953) - DVD - The adventures of two couples during the London to Bristol vintage car rally. Classic British comedy. Kay Kendall was great.
Spoiler:


12. Doctor Detroit (1983) - DVD - An English professor must rescue four 'damsels' in distress from by the evil Mom by assuming the identity of Doctor Detroit. It's alright, but you see glimpses of what it could have been. It would have been cool if they had made The Wrath of Mom.
Spoiler:


13. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) - DVD - First Time Viewing - Asterix and Obelix must perform twelve tasks set by Cesar to win the Roman Empire for the Gauls. Really fun story with some good old school animation.

11/13/2011
14. Balls of Fury (2007) - DVD - A washed-up ping-pong champion is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mysterious Feng's organization by means of a secret ping-pong tournament.
Amusing parody of Enter the Dragon, mixed in with a few sports cliches.
Spoiler:


11/14/2011
15. Trick Shinsaku Special 2 (2010) - DVD - A magician and scientist visit a small Japanese village during a Love Festival and end up in the middle of a handful of mysterious murders. Another screwball murder mystery with Yamada and Ueda.

11/15/2011
16. Winners and Sinners (1983) - First Time Viewing - DVD - A group of ex-cons go into business together and stumble into a counterfeiting plot. HK comedy gold; they really don't make them like this anymore.
Spoiler:


11/16/2011
17. The Libeled Lady (1936) - First Time Viewing - DVD - When a heiress sues a newspaper for libel, the newspaper tries to arrange for a scandal to derail the suit. High wattage star power, with plenty of laughs.
Spoiler:


11/18/2011
18. Who Was That Lady? (1960) - DVD - A husband caught in a compromising position by his wife creates an alibi with a friend that quickly spirals out of control. Could view this movie has a bridge comedy between they styles of the Fifties and Sixties.
Spoiler:


11/19/2011
19. Mom and Dad Save the World (1991) - Mom and Dad are kidnapped while on a vacation by Dim-witted evil Emperor Todd of the planet Spengo and save the world. Amusing bit of nonsense.
Spoiler:


11/20/2011
20.
Community - 'Advanced Gay' (2011) - Hulu
Community - 'Studies in Modern Movement' (2011) - Hulu
Community - 'Documentary Filmmaking: Redux' (2011) - Hulu
The Goodies - 'Goodies Rule - OK?' (1975) - DVD

11/21/2011
21. Goomer (1999) - DVD - First Time Viewing - Interstellar loser/slob Goomer crash lands on an inhabited alien planet that he hopes will be his meal ticket. Would make a good double feature with Wizards or Heavy Metal.
Spoiler:


11/23/2011
22. 48 Hrs. (1982) - DVD - A prisoner is furloughed by a cop that needs him to track down a suspect. Eddie Murphy's first movie, still a lot of fun.
Spoiler:

23. Another 48 Hrs. (1990) - DVD - Hammond and Cates team up again when the notorious Iceman sends killers after them. Ok sequel to 48 Hrs.
Spoiler:


11/24/2011
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992/1959) - DVD - White trash get sucked dry by giant blood lusting leeches. Not exactly a Turkey Day marathon, but the best I could manage.

11/25/2011
25. Yogi Bear (2010) - DVD - First Time Viewing - Yogi's hijinks endanger Jellystone Park after the City's Mayor sets his rapacious sights on it. Anna Faris is wasted and Yogi sounds too much like Dan Akroyd, but Timberlake's Boo Boo is dead-on. Not so much wasted space as squandered opportunity.
Spoiler:


11/25/2011
26. The Muppets (2011) - Theater - First Time Viewing - A pair of brothers inspires Kermit to re-unite the Muppets to save the Muppet Studio from an evil billionaire. Good to see the Muppets back in something worthy of them.
Spoiler:


11/28/2011
27. Darkwing Duck (1991) - DVD - 'Darkly Dawns The Duck-Pilot Part One', 'Darkly Dawns The Duck-Pilot Part Two', 'Beauty and the Beet', 'Getting Antsy'
Spoiler:

28. Cop Out (2010) - DVD - First Time Viewing - A pair of cops chase after a baseball card worth 80,000 thousand dollars. Uneven, but it had it's moments.
Spoiler:


11/30/2011
29. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) - DVD - Inspector Clouseau must save the world from the lunatic Dreyfus. Possibly my favorite Pink Panther movie. Certainly the most outlandish, and yes cartoonish. Plays like a Bond spoof too.
Spoiler:

30. Girl Shy (1924) - DVD - First Time Viewing - The Poor Boy meets the Rich Girl and they fall in love but he must stop her from marrying a cad. Great Harold Lloyd film with an incredible chase/race for the climax.

Spoiler:

Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - Girl Shy
--- 1930 - Blondie
--- 1940 - Hue and Cry
--- 1950 - Orders are Orders
--- 1960 - Lover Come Back
--- 1970 - The Pink Panther Strikes Again
--- 1980 - Doctor Detroit
--- 1990 - The Last Boy Scout
--- 2000 - Balls of Fury
--- 2010 - Treasure Inn (2011)

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved - A Slight Case of Murder
--- G - Support Your Local Sheriff
--- GP -
--- PG - Over the Hedge
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
--- R -
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
--- (dvd), (Trick Shinsaku Special 2)
--- (The Muppets), (Theatrical)
--- (third format), (title)

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth perfemer), (title)

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
--- (Kevin Smith), (Cop Out)
--- (Second director/producer), (title)
--- (Third director/producer), (title)
--- (Fourth director/producer), (title)
--- (Fifth director/producer), (title)

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
--- (Chris Farley), (Black Sheep)
--- (Dan Akroyd), (Yogi Bear)

Watch a film and it's sequel
--- (48 Hrs.)
--- (Another 48 Hrs.)

--- a National Lampoon film
--- a British film - Genevieve
--- a film with a commentary -
--- a film with a "riff" - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Attack of the Giant Leeches
--- a special feature -
--- something animated - The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
--- something with a major holiday theme -
--- takes place on a vacation - Mom and Dad Save the World
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
--- a mockumentary –

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November 1st
Attack the Block
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I guess I should reserve a spot for my own challenge
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2011 Comedy Challenge

Count: 35

- Two and Half Men [episode: Those Fancy Japanese Toilets] / 11-1
- The Descendants / 11-3
- Tower Heist / 11-5
- Natural Selection / 11-5
- The Salt of Life ('Gianni e le donne') / 11-6
- MAD [episode: X-Games: First Class; Criminal Minecraft / 11-6
- Eating Out: Drama Camp / 2011 / 11-7
- Family Guy [episode: Stewie Goes for a Drive] / 11-7
- South Park [episode: 1 Percent] / 11-7
- Modern Family [episode: Treehouse] / 11-7
- Regular Show [episode: Slam Dunk] / 11-7
- How I Met Your Mother [episode: Disaster Averted] / 11-7
- Parks and Recreation [episode: End of the World] / 11-8
- Everyone Loves Raymond [episode: Angry Sex] / 11-8
- A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas / 11-8
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery / 95min version / Blu-ray / 11-8
- Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet / 11-8
- Tosh.0 [episodes: Tosh plays wiffle ball + Web redemption for the bumper face kid] / 11-9
- Glee [episode: The First Time] / 11-9
- The Simpsons [episode: Lost Verizon] / 11-9
- Four Lions / 11-9
- Jackboots on Whitehall / 11-9
- Colin & Brad: Two Man Group / 11-10
- Aaah! Zombies!! / 11-10
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 [Gamera vs. Barugon] / 11-10
- The Curiosity of Chance / 11-10
- Community [episode: Studies in Modern Movement] / 11-11
- Parks and Recreation [episode: ] / 11-11
- The Office [episode: Pam's Replacement] / 11-11
- Whitney [episode: Getting to Know You] / 11-11
- BASEketball / 11-12
- South Park [episodes: Grey Dawn + History Channel Thanksgiving] 11-12
- Regular Show [episode: Cool Bikes] / 11-13
- MAD [episode: Dances with Wolverine; Tater Tots and Tiaras] / 11-13
- Tosh.0 [episodes: A Look Back With a Web Reflection + Web redemption for a Shooter] / 11-13
- Nick Swardson's Pretend Time [episode: Flying Stripper] / 11-13
- It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia [episode: The World Series Defence] / 11-13
- Two and Half Men [episode: Frodo's Headshot] / 11-14
- Family Guy [episode: Back to Pilot] / 11-15
- Patrick, Age 1.5 / 11-16
- 1981 / 11-17
- Modern Family [episode: After the Fire] / 11-17
- Community [episode: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux] /11-17
- Parks and Recreation [episode: Smallest Park] / 11-17
- The Office [episode: Gettysburg] / 11-17
- South Park [episode: The Poor Kid] / 11-17
- Glee [episode: Mash Off] / 11-18
- The Queen of Hearts (La reine des pommes) (2009) / 11-18
- Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Coldplay / 11-18
- The Muppets / 11-23
- Keeping Up Appearances [episode: Hyacinth Tees Off] / 11-26
- Are You Being Served? [episode: A Bliss Girl] / 11-26
- Last of the Summer Wine [episode: The Defeat of the Stoneworm] / 11-26
- Scrubs [episode: Our Thanks] / 11-29
- Modern Family [episode: Punkin Chunkin] / 11-29
- Family Guy [episode: Thanksgiving] / 11-29
- Napoleon Dynamite / Blu-ray / 11-29
-----Audio Commentary with Director / Writer Jared Hess, Actor Jon Heder and Producer Jeremy Coon
- The Hangover / 108min version / Blu-ray / 11-29
- Saturday Night Live [episode: Jason Segal / Florence and the Machine] / 11-30
- MAD [episodes: Money Ball Z / Green Care Bears + Spy v. Spy Kids / Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker] / 11-30
- Glee [episode: I Kissed a Girl] / 11-30 WILD CARD #1
- "Aladdin's Mistake" (College Humor) / 3min / 11-30 WILD CARD #2
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil / Blu-ray / 11-30
-----Audio Commentary with Director Eli Craig and Actors Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine
- The Trip / 11-30
- Star Wars Spoofs / 97min / 11-30 WILD CARD #3





Checklist:

Spoiler:

Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
-X- 2000 - Aaah! Zombies!!
--- 2010 -

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
--- Pre Codes -
--- Hayes approved -
-X- G – The Muppets
--- GP -
-X- PG – Napolean Dynamite
--- PG-13 -
--- M -
-X- R - BASEketball
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
-X- Theatrical: Natural Selection
-X- streaming: Eating Out: Drama Camp
-X- blu-ray: The Hangover

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)
--- (first performer), (title)
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
-X- Eddie Murphy / Tower Heist
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth performer), (title)

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
-X- [b]Ben Stiller / Tower Heist
--- (second performer), (title)
--- (third performer), (title)
--- (fourth perfemer), (title)

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
--- (First director/producer), (title)
--- (Second director/producer), (title)
--- (Third director/producer), (title)
--- (Fourth director/producer), (title)
--- (Fifth director/producer), (title)

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
-X- Mike Myers / Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
--- (second performer), (title)

Watch a film and it's sequel
--- (first film)
--- (second film)

--- a National Lampoon film
-X- a British film: The Trip
-X- a film with a commentary – Napolean Dynamite
-X- a film with a "riff": Mystery Science Theater 3000 [Gamera vs. Barugon]
-X- a special feature: Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet
-X- something animated: Jackboots on Whitehall
-X- something with a major holiday theme: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas
--- takes place on a vacation -
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
-X- a mockumentary: Four Lions

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Jumping in extremely late and don't expect to get in much this go-around. And that's too bad as I was really looking forward to this challenge.

1. Cedar Rapids (2011)
2. Horrible Bosses (2011)
3. Modern Times (1936)
4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
5. Zombie Strippers! (2008)
6. The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996)
7. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)

My pathetic little list is finalized.




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Starting this out a little late , but I guess that will make it even more of a challenge. No goals; just curious as to where this is all gonna be at the end of the month.
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Nov. 1 , 2011

- Nothing -

Nov. 2 , 2011

- Nothing -

Nov. 3 , 2011
1.) Every Which Way but Loose ( 1978 ) - Fun , and funny Eastwood movie. Nice change from his dirty Harry films 6 / 10

Nov. 4 , 2011
2.) The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ( 1966 ) - Funny movie about a bumbling reporter investigating a reportedly haunted house. I will say that this is my favorite Don Knotts film , and highly recommended viewing. 6.5 / 10

Nov. 5 , 2011
3.) Serial Mom ( 1994 )
4.) Time Bandits ( 1981 )
5.) The Pacifier ( 2005 ) - Never imagined that someone like Vin Diesel could pull off a comedy , but does it very well. 6 / 10
6.) Happy Gilmore ( 1996 ) *
7.) Gullivers Travels ( 2010 ) *

Nov. 6 , 2011
8.) 2 1/2 Men S5 - E1 Large Birds, Spiders and Mom
S5 - E2 Media Room Slash Dungeon
S5 - E3 Dum Diddy Dum Diddy Doo
S5 - E4 City of Great Racks
9.) Abbott and Costello meet the Killer, Boris Karloff ( 1949 )
10.) Lost in Alaska ( 1952 )
11.) The Big Mouth ( 1967 )

Nov. 7 , 2011
12.) Dr. Strangelove or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( 1964 )
13.) Arsenic and Old Lace ( 1944 )
14.) Animal Crackers ( 1930 )

Nov.8 , 2011
15.) Safety Last ( 1923 )

Nov. 9 , 2011
- Nothing -

Nov. 10 , 2011
16.) The Money Pit ( 1986 )
17.) Her Minor Thing ( 2005 )

Nov. 11 , 2011
18.) Stripes ( 1981 )
19.) Home Alone ( 1990 )
20.) Home Alone 2 : Lost in New York ( 1992 )
21.) Turk 182 ( 1985 )

Nov. 12 , 2011

- Nothing -

Nov. 13, 2011
22.) Little Nicky ( 2000 )

Nov. 14 , 2011
23.) Gotcha ! ( 1985 )

Nov. 15 , 2011
24.) The Hot Rock ( 1972 )

Nov. 16 , 2011
25.) Hitch ( 2005 )
26.) The Matchmaker ( 1997 )

Nov. 17, 2011
- Nothing -

Nov. 18, 2011
-Nothing-

Nov.19, 2011
-Nothing-

Nov. 21, 2011
27.) Liar, Liar ( 1997 )
28.) Summer Rental ( 1985 )
29.) Overboard ( 1987 )
30.) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ( 1987 ) * - I have passed this movie up for many years. It's my loss since; this is the best John Candy film out there.

Nov.22, 2011
- Nothing -

Nov. 23, 2011
31.) Big (1988 )
32.) 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag ( 1987 )
33.) The Troble with Harry ( 1955 )

Nov. 24, 2011
34.) The Blues Brothers ( 1980 )
35.) Burgler ( 1987 )
36.) Stir Crazy ( 1980 )

Nov. 25 , 2011
37.) Jingle all the Way ( 1996 )
38.) The Family Stone ( 2005 )
39.) Blazing Saddles

Nov. 26, 2011
- Nothing -

Nov. 27, 2011
40.) Below Zero ( short ) ( 1930 )
41.) Now or Never ( Short ) ( 1921 )
42.) Number Please ( Short ) ( 1920 )

Nov. 28 , 2011
43.) Down and Out in Beverly Hills ( 1986 )
44.) My Super Ex-Girlfriend ( 2006 )


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Paste this underneath your checklist in spoiler tags. You may use 3 wildcards on any checklist any items.

Watch a film from 10 of the 13 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
XXX 1920 - Safety Last
XXX 1930 -Animal Crackers
XXX 1940 -Abbott and Costello meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
XXX 1950 -Lost in Alaska
XXX 1960 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
XXX 1970 - Every Which Way but Loose
XXX 1980 - Time Bandits
XXX 1990 - Serial Mom
XXX 2000 - The Pacifier
XXX 2010 - Gullivers Travels

Watch a film from 5 of the 11 possible ratings:
XXX Pre Codes - Lost in Alaska
--- Hayes approved -
XXX G - Ghost and Mr. Chicken
--- GP -
XXX PG - Time Bandits
XXX PG-13 - Happy Gilmore
--- M -
XXX R - Serial Mom
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -

Watch items in at least three formats (DVD, TV, BD, Laser, streaming, HD-DVD, VHS, theatrical, etc)
DVD (first format), (title) The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
TV (second format), (title) Happy Gilmore
VHS (third format), (title) The Big Mouth

Watch a short from at least three of these classics: (Stooges, L&H, WC Fields, Little Rascals, Fatty Arbunkle, Harrold Loyd, Max Linder)
XXX (first performer), (title) Laurel and Hardy / Below Zero
XXX (second performer), (title) Harold Lloyd / Now or Never
XXX (third performer), (title) Harold Lloyd / Number Please

Watch a film from at least three of these classics: (Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, Hope & Crosby, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Will Hay, George Formby, Gracie Allen)

XXX (first performer), (title) Abbot and Costello meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

XXX (second performer), (title) Marx Brothers / Animal Crackers
XXX (third performer), (title) Harold Lloyd / Safety Last

Watch a film from at least four of these comedians: (Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, John Candy, John Belushi, Goldie Hawn)
XXX (first performer), (title) Jerry Lewis / The Big Mouth
XXX (second performer), (title) Peter Sellers / Dr. Strangelove
XXX (third performer), (title) John Cleese / Time Bandits
XXX (fourth performer), (title) Bill Murray / Stripes

Watch a film from at least four of these modern comedians: (Seth Rogan, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Carell, Whoopi Goldberg)
XXX (first performer), (title) Adam Sandler / Happy Gilmore
XXX (second performer), (title) Adam Sandler / Little Nicky
XXX (third performer), (title) Whoopi Goldberg / Burgler
XXX (fourth perfemer), (title) Jim Carrey / Liar, Liar

Watch a film from at least five of these writers, directors, or producers: (Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, John Hughes, Kevin Smith, Ivan Reitman, Farrely Brothers, Judd Apatow, Peter Bogdanovich, Leo McCare, Billy Wilder, Paul Mazursky, Wes Anderson, John Landis)
XXX (First director/producer), (title) Frank Capra / Arsenic and Old Lace
XXX (Second director/producer), (title) John Landis / The Blues Brothers
XXX (Third director/producer), (title) Mel Brooks / Blazing Saddles
XXX (Fourth director/producer), (title) Paul Mazursky / Down and Out in Beverly Hills
XXX (Fifth director/producer), (title) Ivan Reitman / My Super Ex- Girlfriend

Watch at least two films with current/ex cast members of Saturday Night Live
XXX (first performer), (title) Bill Murray / Stripes
XXX (second performer), (title) John Belushi / Dan Akroyd / The Blues Brothers

Watch a film and it's sequel
XXX (first film) Home Alone
XXX (second film) Home Alone 2 : Lost in NewYork

--- a National Lampoon film
XXX a British film - Dr. Strangelove
--- a film with a commentary -
--- a film with a "riff" -
--- a special feature -
--- something animated -
XXX something with a major holiday theme - Trains, Planes , and Automobiles / Jingle all the Way / or The Family Stone
XXX takes place on a vacation - Summer Rental
--- film version of a sitcom or reunion movie -
--- a mockumentary –


THEME NIGHT
You get 1 wildcard to use on any night.
BONUS - Watch 1 entries worth of live TV(doesn't have to be same night) to replace any theme night

November 1 – Blood, guts and humor - Horror comedy
November 2 – Fish out of water
November 3 – Sitcoms
November 4 – TGIF – Workplace comedy
November 5 – Sex/teen comedies
November 6 – Not another theme night – Spoof night
November 7 – Buddy comedy
November 8 – Open mic night – Stand up comedy
November 9 – Slapstick night
November 10 – Modern Night – films from 2000 to present
November 11 x Veteran’s Day – Military theme Stripes
November 12 – Made for TV movie
November 13 – Date Night – Romantic comedies
November 14 - Twice the funny – Famous comedy duo’s
November 15 – Sci-Fi comedy
November 16 – Screwball
November 17 – Play ball! – sports night
November 18 – Sketch comedy
November 19 – Stoner night
November 20 – British night
November 21 – Road/Vacation Movie
November 22 – 80’s night
November 23 – crime/caper comedy
November 24 – Eat turkey, watch movies – Holiday themed
November 25 – I take my comedy like I take my coffee – Black comedy
November 26 – Fantasy Comedy
November 27 – Ladies Night – films staring female comedians
November 28 – Memorial night – film featuring deceased celebrity
November 29 – Animation Night
November 30 – Not so rotten tomatoes – 90% or higher on rotten tomatoes

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1. Dinner for Schmucks (DVR)
2. Hung: Sing It Again, Ray or Home Plate (ep 2.4) (HBO GO)
- Hung: A Man, a Plan or Thank You, Jimmy Carter (ep. 2.5) (HBO GO)
- Hung: Beaverland (ep. 2.6) (HBO GO)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Financial Permeability (ep. 2.14) (DVR)
3. The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Capacitance (ep. 2.15) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Cushion Saturation (ep. 2.16) (DVR)
- Glee: Pot O' Gold (ep 3.4) (DVR)
4. Chuck: Chuck vs. the Zoom (ep. 5.1) (DVR)
- Chuck: Chuck vs. the Bearded Bandit (ep. 5.2) (DVR)
5. The Big Bang Theory: The Terminator Decoupling (ep. 2.17) (DVR)
- Castle: Rise (ep. 4.1) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Work Song Nanocluster (ep. 2.18) (DVR)
6. Back to the Future Part III (TV)
7. Aliens in the Attic (DVR)
8. Castle: Heroes and Villains (ep. 4.2) (DVR)
- Castle: Head Case (ep. 4.3) (DVR)
9. Couples Retreat (DVR)
10. Little Fockers (DVR)
11. Planet 51 (DVR)
12. Desperate Housewives: Always in Control (ep. 8.7) (DVR)
- Castle: Kick the Ballistics (ep. 4.4) (DVR)
13. Castle: Eye of the Beholder (ep. 4.5) (DVR)
- Happy Days: Fonzie's Baptism (ep. 4.25) (TV)
- The Simpsons: Replaceable (ep. 23.4) (DVR)
14. Glee: The First Time (ep. 3.5) (DVR)
- Hung: The Middle East is Complicated (ep. 2.7) (HBO GO)
- Hung: Third Base or the Rash (ep. 2.8) (HBO GO)
15. The Big Bang Theory: The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition (ep 2.19) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Isotope (ep 2.20) (DVR)
- Castle: Demons (ep. 4.6) (DVR)
16. The Green Hornet (DVR)
17. Castle: Cops & Robbers (ep. 4.7) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Vegas Renormalization (ep. 2.21) (DVR)
- Roseanne: Bed and Bored (ep. 7.15) (TV)
18. Liar Liar (DVR)
19. Hung: Fat Off My Love or I'm the Allergen (ep. 2.9) (HBO GO)
- Hung: Even Steven or Luckiest Kid in Detroit (ep. 2.10) (HBO GO)
- Roseanne: Sisters (ep. 7.16) (TV)
- Friends: The One with Joey's Porsche (ep. 6.5) (TV)
20. Chuck: Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips (ep. 5.2) (DVR)
- Castle: Heartbreak Hotel (ep. 4.8) (DVR)
21. Knight and Day (DVR)
22. The Wonder Years: Ladies and Gentlemen. . . the Rolling Stones (ep. 6.13) (TV)
- Hung: Don't Give Up on Detroit or Hung Like a Horse (ep. 3.1) (DVR)
- Hung: Take the Cake or Are You Packing? (ep. 3.2) (DVR)
- Hung: Mister Drecker or Ease Up on the Whup-Ass (ep. 3.3) (DVR)
23. Desperate Housewives: Suspicion Song (ep. 8.8) (DVR)
- Hung: F*** Me, Mr. Drecker or Let's Not Go to Jail (ep. 3.4) (DVR)
- Hung: We're Golden or Crooks and Big Beaver (ep. 3.5) (DVR)
24. Bored to Death: Stockholm Syndrome (ep. 1.1) (HBO GO)
- Glee: Mash Off (ep. 3.6) (DVR)
- The Simpsons: The Food Wife (ep. 23.5) (DVR)
25. Greenberg (DVR)
26. The Big Bang Theory: The Classified Materials Turbulence (ep. 2.22) (DVR)
- Hung: Money on the Floor (ep. 3.6) (DVR)
- Hung: What's Going on Downstairs? or Don't Eat Prince Eric! (ep. 3.7) (DVR)
- Friends: The One with the Football (ep. 3.9) (TV)
27. Due Date (DVR)
28. Chuck: Chuck Versus the Business Trip (ep. 5.4) (DVR)
- Friends: The One Where Ross Got High (ep. 6.9) (TV)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Monopolar Expedition (ep. 2.23) (DVR)
29. The Simpsons: The Book Job (ep. 23.6) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation (ep. 3.1) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Jiminy Conjecture (ep. 3.2) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Gothowitz Deviation (ep. 3.3) (DVR)
30. Bored to Death: The Alanon Case (ep. 1.2) (HBO GO)
- Hung: I, Sandee or This Sex. Which Is. Not One. (ep. 3.I) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (ep. 3.4) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary (ep. 3.5) (DVR)
31. South Park: A History Channel Thanksgiving (ep. 15.13) (DVR)
- Malcolm in the Middle: Thanksgiving (ep. 5.4) (DVR)
- Roseanne: Thanksgiving 1993 (ep. 6.10) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Cornhusker Vortex (ep. 3.6) (DVR)
32. Roseanne: Thanksgiving 1994 (ep. 7.10) (DVR)
- Cheers: Ill-Gotten Gaines (ep. 11.8) (DVR)
- Castle: Kill Shot (ep. 4.9) (DVR)
33. Jingle All the Way (DVR)
34. Cheers: Christmas Cheers (ep. 6.12) (DVR)
- The Wonder Years: Let Nothing You Dismay (ep. 6.10) (DVR)
- The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas (ep. 2.11) (DVR)
- Will & Grace: A Little Christmas Queer (ep. 8.9) (DVR)
35. Frasier: A Lilith Thanksgiving (ep. 4.7) (DVR)
- Frasier: The Apparent Trap (ep. 7.9) (DVR)
- Malcolm in Middle: Christmas Trees (ep. 5.7) (DVR)
- Malcolm in Middle: Hal's Christmas Gift (ep. 6.6) (DVR)
36. The Big Bang Theory: The Guitarist Amplification (ep. 3.7) (DVR)
- Roseanne: Thanksgiving 1991 (ep. 4.10) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Adhesive Duck Deficiency (ep. 3.8) (DVR)
- Everybody Loves Raymond: Turkey or Fish (ep. 1.10) (DVR)
37. The Big Bang Theory: The Vengeance Formulation (ep. 3.9) (DVR)
- Roseanne: We Gather Together (ep. 2.9) (DVR)
- Everybody Loves Raymond: No Fat (ep. 3.10) (DVR)
- Everybody Loves Raymond: Fighting In-Laws (ep. 5.9) (DVR)
38. Everybody Loves Raymond: Older Women (ep. 6.9) (DVR)
- Everybody Loves Raymond: The Bird (ep. 8.9) (DVR)
- Will & Grace: Jingle Balls (ep. 4.11) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Experiment (ep. 3.10) (DVR)
39. Will & Grace: Moveable Feast (part 1 and 2) (ep. 4.9) (DVR)
- Will & Grace: Queens for a Day (ep. 7.10) (DVR)
- Will & Grace: Queens for a Day (ep. 7.11) (DVR)
40. Gnomeo and Juliet
41. Will & Grace: Christmas Break (ep. 7.12) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Congruence (ep. 3.11) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Psychic Vortex (ep. 3.12) (DVR)
- The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction (ep. 3.13) (DVR)
42. Glee: I Kissed a Girl (ep. 3.7) (DVR)
- Hung: A Monkey Named Simian or Frances is Not a Fan (ep. 3.9) (DVR)
- The Simpsons: The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (ep. 23.7) (DVR)

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November 2
1 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 101: Pot-Bellied Pigs - (running total .25 entries)

November 3
2 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 102: Pretzelkins - (running total .50 entries)
3 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 4: "Is My Daddy Crazy?" (running total .75 entries)
4 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 5: "Blank Relay" (running total 1 entry)
5 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 6: "Invisible Love" (running total 1.25 entries)

November 6
6 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 7: "Ask Jerri" (running total 1.50 entries)

November 7
7 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 8: "There Once Was A Blank Form Nantunket" (running total 1.75 entries)

November 8
8 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 9: "Bully" (running total 2 entries)

November 10
9 Strangers with Candy Season 3 (DVD) Episode 10: "The Last Temptation of Blank" (running total 2.25 entries)

November 11
10 The Pink Panther [2006] (DVD) - Steve Martin is worthy replacement of Sellers 92/100 (running total 3.25 entries)

November 12
11 Cannibal The Musical [1993] (VHS) - Goofballish 70/100 (running total entries 4.25)
12 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 103: Bully (running total entries 4.5)

November 13
13 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 104: Cholesterol (running total entries 4.75)
14 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 105: Everybody's Got a Tushy (running total entries 5)
15 Caddyshack [1980] (DVD) - Oh Billy, Billy, Billy…don’t let me down, Billy (95/100) (running total entries 6)

November 14
13 Dr. Katz Season 1 (DVD) Episode 106: Family Car (running total entries 6.25)

November 16
14 Tower Heist [2011] (Movie Theater) - better than I thought it would be 92/100 (running total entries 7.25)

November 17
15 Kevin James: Sweat The Small Stuff [2001] (VHS) - Fat guy is funny 96/100 (running total entries 7.50)

November 19
16 Happy Feet 2 [2011] (Movie Theater) - Comedy without humor 68/100 (running total entries 8.50)

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November 2nd
1.Children of the Corn WC! [1984] new! imdb Blu-Ray 3/10
Wow. This was NOT scary at all. I am using this as my wildcard because I laughed out loud at least 8 times during the movie. I truly thought this was going to be a scary movie. What can I say? This movie does not stand the test of time.
November 4th
2.The Mask [1994] imdb DVD 6/10`This movie does not hold up as well as I remember.
November 5th
3.Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Unrated) [2006] imdb Blu-Ray 7/10
November 6th
4.Best in Show [2000] imdb DVD 8/10
It's a toss up for my favorite "mockumentary" between this movie and This is Spinal Tap. Fred Willard is unbelievable.
5.The Mask commentary [1994] imdb DVD 7/10
November 7th
6.Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Unrated) commentary [2006] imdb Blu-Ray 8/10
Normally I'm not a fan of fake commentaries, but I was in tears a couple of times. The premise as a "25 year anniversary" of the movie worked well.
November 8th
7.Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Theatrical) commentary [2006] new! imdb DVD 8/10
Another commentary that was completely made up, and as mentioned before, not always my favorite, but some hilarious moments in this one too.
November 9th
8.Best in Show commentary [2000] imdb DVD 8/10
It's a toss up for my favorite "mockumentary" between this movie and This is Spinal Tap. Fred Willard is unbelievable.
November 10th
9.Mallrats commentary [1995] imdb DVD 8/10
This was probably one of the first commentaries I ever listened to, it's a bit of a "classic" for me.
November 11th
9.25It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank's Pretty Woman" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 9/10
9.5It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The gang Goes to the Jersey Shore" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
9.75It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 9/10
10It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Sweet Dee Gets Audited" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 9/10
November 12th
10.25It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank's Brother" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 3/10
10.5The League - "The Lockout" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
10.75It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Storm of the Century" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 9/10
11The League - "The Sukkah" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
12Step Brothers imdb Blu-Ray
November 13th
12.25It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Chardee MacDennis: The Game of games" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
12.5The League - "The Au Pair" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
12.75The League - "Ol' Smoke Crotch" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
13Modern Family - "Good Cop Bad Dog" [2011] new! imdb ABC HD 8/10
14Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Theatrical) [2007] new! imdb Blu-Ray 7/10
November 14th
14.25The League - "Bobbum Man" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
14.5It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Anti-Social Network" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
15.5Napoleon Dynamite Director/Producer commentary [2004] imdb DVD 8/10
November 15th
16.5Step Brothers commentary [2008] new! imdb Blu-Ray 7/10
November 16th
17.5Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [2004] imdb DVD 7/10
18.5Napoleon Dynamite Cast Commentary [2004] imdb DVD 8/10
November 17th
19.5Dave [1993] imdb DVD 9/10
20.5Stay Tuned [1992] imdb DVD 7/10
November 18th
20.75It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Gets Trapped" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
21The League - "Yobogoya!" [2011] new! imdb FX HD 8/10
22PCU [1994] imdb DVD 6/10
23There's Something About Mary [1998] imdb DVD 6/10
24The Brothers Solomon [2007] new! imdb DVD 5/10
November 19th
25Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol [1987] imdb DVD
November 21st
25.25South Park - "The Return of Chef" [2006] imdb DVD 9/10
November 22nd
26.25Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach [1988] imdb DVD
26.5South Park Season 9 Mini Commentaries [2005] new! imdb DVD 6/10
Just wish they were longer
November 23rd
27.5Police Academy 6: City Under Siege [1989] imdb DVD
28.5Police Academy: Mission to Moscow [1994] imdb DVD
29.5Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Theatrical) commentary [2004] new! imdb DVD 8/10
30Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Unrated) commentary [2004] imdb DVD 7/10
A fake commentary. Ok, but not as well done as the McKary/Ferrell ones

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Very excited for this as my Horror challenge fell flat because I was to depressed to watch horror titles.

NOVEMBER 1ST
1.Wanda Sykes Tounge Untied
2.Wanda Sykes Sick & Tired
3.Wanda Sykes Ima Be Me
4.Margaret Cho I'm the One that I want
5.Margaret Cho Notorious C.H.O.
6.Margaret Cho Revolution

NOVEMBER 2ND
7.Margaret Cho Assassins
8.Margaret Cho Beautiful

NOVEMBER 7TH
9.Craig Ferguson a wee bit of Revolution
10.Craig Ferguson Does This Need to be Said?
11.Katt Williams Live
12.Katt Williams Pimp Chronicles Part 1
13.American Hustle:The Movie
14.Katt Williams Its Pimpin Pimpin

NOVEMBER 8TH
15.Katt Williams Pimpadelic
16.Katt Williams 9 Lives

NOVEMBER 9TH
17.Jeff Foxworthy Check Your Neck/You Might Be a Redneck If
18.Jeff Foxworthy Totally Committed

NOVEMBER 10TH
19.Larry the Cable Guy Git R Done
20.Larry the Cable Guy Morning Constitutions
21.Larry the Cable Guy Tailgate Party

NOVEMBER 11TH
22.Bill Cosby Himself
23.Bill Cosby 49
24-25-26-27-28-29.Cosby Show Season 1 Disc 1 & Disc 2

NOVEMBER 12TH
30-31-32-33-34-35.Cosby Show Season 1 Disc 3 & Disc 4
36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44 Cosby Show Season 2 Disc 1 & Disc 2 & Disc 3

NOVEMBER 13TH
45-46-47.Cosby Show Season 2 Disc 4
48-49.The Office Season 1
50-51.Parks & Recreation Season 1

NOVEMBER 14TH
52.Ron White They Call Me Tater Salad
53.Ron White You Cant Fix Stupid
54.Ron White Behavriol Problems

NOVEMBER 15TH
55-56.Modern Family Season 1 Disc 1

NOVEMBER 16TH
57-58.Community Season 1 Disc 1

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