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The 12th Annual November Comedy Challenge *Discussion Thread* Nov 1-30, 2022


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| Challenge starts at dusk October 31 and ends November 30 |

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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.

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I’ll be ready for some laughs!
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I think I'll watch a few things
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Ready to go. Start with the favorites.
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I'm ready for a change of pace after the Horror Challenge. I plan on focusing on Laurel & Hardy shorts.
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I do need to catch up on some non-horror shows and movies, then I will jump into this. Is the new Top Gun funny
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA View Post
I do need to catch up on some non-horror shows and movies, then I will jump into this. Is the new Top Gun funny
"2 Top 2 Gun"

Maybe I'll do Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein tonight. Its not as funny as their non-monster ones but certainly appropriate gfor Halloween season.

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Since I had picked up the Don Knotts 5-Movie collection over the summer, not the BD Shout set but the factory sealed DVD set that I purchased from The Salvation Family Store for a very cheap price, each Wednesday in November I'll be watching a movie from that set.
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Great Pumpkin and David S Pumpkins tonight. Better late than never.
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I ended the horror challenge with 3 crossover titles and switched to the last part of S4 of Father Knows Best - a series I stopped watching when the horror challenge started.
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Didn't get around to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein after all.
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Didnít get to start last night as I worked overtime from 7 a.m. to 10:30 .p.m. but starting tonight with my favorite comedy of all-time in My Cousin Vinny (1992).
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Didn’t get to start last night as I worked overtime from 7 a.m. to 10:30 .p.m. but starting tonight with my favorite comedy of all-time in My Cousin Vinny (1992).
I really like the part of that one when Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) takes the stand and explains why the car in question couldn't have been the one used in the crime.
Spoiler:

Mona Lisa Vito: The car that made these two, equal-length tire marks had positraction. You can't make those marks without positraction, which was not available on the '64 Buick Skylark!

Vinny Gambini: And why not? What is positraction?

Mona Lisa Vito: It's a limited slip differential which distributes power equally to both the right and left tires. The '64 Skylark had a regular differential, which, anyone who's been stuck in the mud in Alabama knows, you step on the gas, one tire spins, the other tire does nothing.

Juror #1: That's right.

Vinny Gambini: Is that it?

Mona Lisa Vito: No, there's more! You see? When the left tire mark goes up on the curb and the right tire mark stays flat and even? Well, the '64 Skylark had a solid rear axle, so when the left tire would go up on the curb, the right tire would tilt out and ride along its edge. But that didn't happen here. The tire mark stayed flat and even. This car had an independent rear suspension. Now, in the '60s, there were only two other cars made in America that had positraction, and independent rear suspension, and enough power to make these marks. One was the Corvette, which could never be confused with the Buick Skylark. The other had the same body length, height, width, weight, wheel base, and wheel track as the '64 Skylark, and that was the 1963 Pontiac Tempest.

Vinny Gambini: And because both cars were made by GM, were both cars available in metallic mint green paint?

Mona Lisa Vito: They were!


It's a *really* fun film.
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I really like the part of that one when Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) takes the stand and explains why the car in question couldn't have been the one used in the crime.
Spoiler:

Mona Lisa Vito: The car that made these two, equal-length tire marks had positraction. You can't make those marks without positraction, which was not available on the '64 Buick Skylark!

Vinny Gambini: And why not? What is positraction?

Mona Lisa Vito: It's a limited slip differential which distributes power equally to both the right and left tires. The '64 Skylark had a regular differential, which, anyone who's been stuck in the mud in Alabama knows, you step on the gas, one tire spins, the other tire does nothing.

Juror #1: That's right.

Vinny Gambini: Is that it?

Mona Lisa Vito: No, there's more! You see? When the left tire mark goes up on the curb and the right tire mark stays flat and even? Well, the '64 Skylark had a solid rear axle, so when the left tire would go up on the curb, the right tire would tilt out and ride along its edge. But that didn't happen here. The tire mark stayed flat and even. This car had an independent rear suspension. Now, in the '60s, there were only two other cars made in America that had positraction, and independent rear suspension, and enough power to make these marks. One was the Corvette, which could never be confused with the Buick Skylark. The other had the same body length, height, width, weight, wheel base, and wheel track as the '64 Skylark, and that was the 1963 Pontiac Tempest.

Vinny Gambini: And because both cars were made by GM, were both cars available in metallic mint green paint?

Mona Lisa Vito: They were!



It's a *really* fun film.
Mona Lisa Vito is such a fun character. Tomeiís Oscar was well-earned.
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Watched Splash again the other night. Very charming fantasy. Last couple days I've been watching some cartoon shorts before and after work.
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Just finished Clerks III. Damn, Iím tearing up. What a way to end the trilogyÖFirst Kevin Smith movie Iíve liked in a long time.
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See How They Run is new on HBO MAX, a period riff on Agatha Christieís The Mousetrap with a big cast (Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, etc.) The comedy worked better for me than the mystery, and while I enjoyed the theater and movie references and the historical setting, ultimately it felt more clever than entertaining.
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I binged through the entire Police Academy franchise the past few days. I think my brain died somewhere around the 4th one. I canít believe I used to watch and enjoy these movies over and over again when I was a kid, although I did really enjoy the 3rd one this viewing. Now, I think Iím a glutton for punishment as I see Tubi has the short-lived television series on their service, so Iím going to watch that, too, since Iíve never seen it.
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I binged through the entire Police Academy franchise the past few days. I think my brain died somewhere around the 4th one. I canít believe I used to watch and enjoy these movies over and over again when I was a kid, although I did really enjoy the 3rd one this viewing. Now, I think Iím a glutton for punishment as I see Tubi has the short-lived television series on their service, so Iím going to watch that, too, since Iíve never seen it.
I saw the first one in the theater back in high school I guess. The Art Director or something fairly early in the opening credits has my exact name, so I stood up and bowed as all my friends cheered.
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Stumbled across the final episodes of The Offive on Fave TV. Fave TV is an OTA sub-channel on the cbs o&O stations.
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For those watching Mama's Family, don't forget the 1982 cbs comedy-drama film Eunice. It's essentially a backdoor pilot for MF. While it can't really fit into MF continuity it led to the series a mere ten months later.

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I am actually resisting the urge to watch Christmas movies and am ready for the holiday challenge to start. Comedies are fine, but not my preferred genre. I usually like serious movies with comedy sprinkled in, but I just watched Liar Liar, and Jim Carrey tries way too hard to be funny. Heís like a live action cartoon in how over-the-top he isÖ
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Ironic how I mentioned Eunice/Mama's Family this morning, I later casually had MeTV on today and after Jetsons was a Mama block!
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Iím already wading into the Christmas movies.

Watched a couple episodes of the NF series Blockbuster with Randall Park and Melissa Fumero. Good enough to keep watching.

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is based on a 1958 novella about a senior woman who decides to buy an expensive Dior dress. The movie is a period piece based in that time period, and itís light and charming.

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