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The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016


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This Challenge overlaps with two well-established Challenges - October's Horror Challenge and the November-December Holiday Challenge. During the overlapping days, you can receive "double credit" by listing any qualifying items watched for those other two Challenges on your Comedy Challenge list.

It should be self-evident what titles qualify, but if you have questions about something you've never seen, check out its genre classification on IMDB, Allmovie, or metacritic, or ask about it in the discussion thread. Live events (stand-up acts, plays, TV show tapings, etc.) and audio performances (comedy albums, old-time radio shows) can also be listed.

Post your list in the list thread. Be as creative or as basic with your list as you want.

You may number (or not number) the items on your list any way you like. However, the preferred method is, as with the Holiday Challenge, any title watched, no matter how long or how short, counts as one list item. This should make it easier to record qualifying items on both lists if you participate in both Challenges.

The list thread is now live.

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Once again, the great folks at Hamilton Books will be providing us with some cool prizes. Thanks, GoldenWheels!

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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by Dimension X
THEME NIGHTS
Paste this underneath your list in spoiler tags:

November 1 – Horror comedy
November 2 – Funny guys with mustaches (Movember)
November 3 – The funny pages (Based on a comic strip or comic book)
November 4 – Western comedy
November 5 – Silent comedy
November 6 – Sex comedy
November 7 – Buddy comedy
November 8 – Political comedy
November 9 – Sports comedy
November 10 – Slapstick
November 11 – Spoofs
November 12 – Military comedy (Veteran's Day)
November 13 – Road/Vacation comedy
November 14 - Funny women (Sadie Hawkins Day)
November 15 – Screwball comedy
November 16 – Crime/Caper comedy
November 17 – Sketch comedy
November 18 – Musical comedy
November 19 – Stand-up comedy
November 20 – Romantic comedy
November 21 – Comedy duos
November 22 – Black comedy
November 23 – Fantasy comedy
November 24 – Action comedy
November 25 – Foreign comedy
November 26 – Holiday themed comedy (Thanksgiving Day)
November 27 – Workplace comedy
November 28 – SciFi comedy (Red Planet Day)
November 29 – Animated
November 30 – Funny kids
Note to self or successor: Adjust the holiday dates as appropriate

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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Weekly watch:

Week 1 (Nov. 1-7): Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Week 2 (Nov. 8-14): Amelie

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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Our distinguished longtime multiple-Challenge host DimensionX can't run the Comedy Challenge this year so I'm trying my hand at running one for the first time. If it's a disaster, I hope it'll be comically disastrous at least!

I believe last year we had theme nights but no checklist. We can discuss if that works again for us. We also involved participants in the choosing of prizes; if we get prizes, we can discuss that option again.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

I'm sure you'll do fine David. If you need any help I'm sure we'll be able to chip in. I was just thinking of this challenge today for some reason. Looking forward to watching some Three Stooges and stand up acts.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

We accept you! One of us!
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by Trevor
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One of us! One of us!
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by davidh777
Our distinguished longtime multiple-Challenge host DimensionX can't run the Comedy Challenge this year so I'm trying my hand at running one for the first time. If it's a disaster, I hope it'll be comically disastrous at least!


Thanks for doing this. I "inherited" it myself from the original host, and I'm sure you'll do great (your first post is already better than the plain ones I did).
Originally Posted by davidh777
I believe last year we had theme nights but no checklist. We can discuss if that works again for us. We also involved participants in the choosing of prizes; if we get prizes, we can discuss that option again.
Feel free to PM me if you want to ask for advice, or help, etc.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

I'm thinking of jumping straight into the Christmas challenge on November 1st. I'm ready for the holiday season. And the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas marathon starts on October 29th.

But since most Christmas movies are also Comedies, I should be able to do both challenges.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by Dimension X
your first post is already better than the plain ones I did
The first post, which I copied from you from last year?

This was last year's list of themes. We can keep it, or swap in new ones.

Originally Posted by Dimension X
THEME NIGHTS
Paste this underneath your list in spoiler tags:

November 1 Horror comedy
November 2 Funny guys with mustaches (Movember)
November 3 The funny pages (Based on a comic strip or comic book)
November 4 Western comedy
November 5 Silent comedy
November 6 Sex comedy
November 7 Buddy comedy
November 8 Sports comedy
November 9 Slapstick
November 10 Spoofs
November 11 Military comedy (Veteran's Day)
November 12 Road/Vacation comedy
November 13 Funny women (Sadie Hawkins Day)
November 14 - Screwball comedy
November 15 Crime/Caper comedy
November 16 Sketch comedy
November 17 Musical comedy
November 18 Stand-up comedy
November 19 Romantic comedy
November 20 Comedy duos
November 21 Black comedy
November 22 Fantasy comedy
November 23 Funny brothers
November 24 Action comedy
November 25 Foreign comedy
November 26 Holiday themed comedy (Thanksgiving Day)
November 27 Workplace comedy
November 28 SciFi comedy (Red Planet Day)
November 29 Animated
November 30 Funny kids
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by davidh777
The first post, which I copied from you from last year?
But you added a fancy gif.

EDIT: Don't forget to add Political Comedy back into the themes.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by Dimension X
But you added a fancy gif.
Because you had a customized image for year 5, and I was too lazy to come up with something like that on my own.

Originally Posted by Dimension X
EDIT: Don't forget to add Political Comedy back into the themes.
Good one! I'll set that for Election Day, which Donald Trump tells me is November 28. Then I'll match up the other themes on their correct days for 2016. Not sure which to remove, though. My first inclination is to just drop Funny Kids off the bottom.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

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Good one! I'll set that for Election Day, which Donald Trump tells me is November 28. Then I'll match up the other themes on their correct days for 2016. Not sure which to remove, though. My first inclination is to just drop Funny Kids off the bottom.
How about Funny Brothers instead of Funny Kids? I remember that being a pain to find something for last year...
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

If anyone is interested, I've seen a channel listed on the Dish Guide called Laff. It looks like a great channel for the challenge if someone has Dish Network.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by LJG765
How about Funny Brothers instead of Funny Kids? I remember that being a pain to find something for last year...
Good idea to use firsthand experience. Frasier and the Marx Bros. come to mind, but I don't know what else.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by davidh777
Good idea to use firsthand experience. Frasier and the Marx Bros. come to mind, but I don't know what else.
I used the Three Stooges last year. Found a short somewhere. But yeah, the only other thing that came to mind for me was the movie, Step Brothers which I have no desire to watch at all.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by davidh777
Good idea to use firsthand experience. Frasier and the Marx Bros. come to mind, but I don't know what else.
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I used the Three Stooges last year. Found a short somewhere. But yeah, the only other thing that came to mind for me was the movie, Step Brothers which I have no desire to watch at all.
You also have the Ritz Brothers, the Farrelly brothers, Sam and Ted Raimi, the Coen brothers, the Baldwin brothers, the Wayans brothers, the Blues Brothers (technically not brothers in real life but we can stretch, eh?), and others.

Funny kids are also easy. If nothing else, throw on a Little Rascals/Our Gang short. Then there are the "Mighty Duck," "Bad News Bears," and others.

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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

I seem to recall some talk in the Challenges discussion thread about doing a weekly movie. Similar to the Horror Challenge's subset movies.

Maybe we can pick 4 movies (one for each weekend). Something that has wide appeal, good reviews and is easy to find (on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime). Everyone can watch the movie that weekend and discuss it in the Review forum.

Anyone else interested in doing a weekly movie?
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I seem to recall some talk in the Challenges discussion thread about doing a weekly movie. Similar to the Horror Challenge's subset movies.

Maybe we can pick 4 movies (one for each weekend). Something that has wide appeal, good reviews and is easy to find (on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime). Everyone can watch the movie that weekend and discuss it in the Review forum.

Anyone else interested in doing a weekly movie?
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I seem to recall some talk in the Challenges discussion thread about doing a weekly movie. Similar to the Horror Challenge's subset movies.

Maybe we can pick 4 movies (one for each weekend). Something that has wide appeal, good reviews and is easy to find (on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime). Everyone can watch the movie that weekend and discuss it in the Review forum.

Anyone else interested in doing a weekly movie?
I'd be willing to try!
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

I can't check Netflix right now, but here are some Prime options:

Caddyshack (1980) (sports eligible!)
Hot Pursuit (2015) (action eligible!)
Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) (double credit with Horror!)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Notting Hill (1999)
The American President (1995) (Election Day eligible!)
When Harry Met Sally...
Throw Mama from the Train (1987)
Airplane! (1980) (spoof eligible!)
Hot Tube Time Machine 2 (2015)
Scary Movie 2 (2001) (horror and spoof eligible!)
Lethal Weapon 1-4 (buddy, action, and holiday eligible!)

It'd be great if some selections were on both Netflix and Amazon (don't have Hulu so can't check there)

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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Since many of us do both Challenges, it might be best to make the first selection a horror comedy.
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Originally Posted by Trevor
Since many of us do both Challenges, it might be best to make the first selection a horror comedy.
It could be like this:

Week 1: horror
Week 2: political
Last week: holiday
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Originally Posted by davidh777
It could be like this:

Week 1: horror
Week 2: political
Last week: holiday
Week 3: profit!
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Re: The Sixth Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2016

Some Netflix options:

Scary Movie 2 (dupe with Prime!)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Mean Girls
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Big Short
Dazed and Confused
Legally Blonde
The Truman Show
Love Actually (holiday eligible!)
Clueless
Ghost Town
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Switch
The Princess Bride
Moonrise Kingdom
The Holiday (duh, holiday eligible!)
Minions
Sixteen Candles
While You Were Sleeping
Clerks (dupe with Prime!)
Chasing Amy (dupe with Prime!)
Almost Famous
Pleasantville
The Interview
Shakespeare in Love (dupe with Prime!)
Amelie (dupe with Prime!)
Major League (sports)
Kingpin (sports)

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