A couple of weeks ago I did a podcast about my three favourite comedy movies and unless you are one of the six people in North America who listened to that episode of my podcast, you probably missed it.
Of course, like any list of “bests” these are just my thoughts and opinions. Clearly this is not the definitive list of funniest movies ever because after all, what metric is there to measure “funniest movies” on? And further, who am I to decree which are the funniest movies? These are just my three favourites.
In no particular order I would say one of the funniest movies is the classic John Candy-Steve Martin comedy of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”.
This has it all. Two completely mismatched guys forced to travel together and facing and overcoming adversity, and having a good time while we laugh uproariously.
My favourite line from “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” has to be, “Where’s your other hand?”
To which Steve Martin replies, “Between two pillows”. Classic stuff.
Another of my top three funniest movies is Chevy Chase in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
I love that movie. I will watch it time and again during the Christmas season.
So many one liners from that movie. It is gold. comedy gold.
The third comedy that I always enjoy, another John Candy movie, “Uncle Buck”. Just pure comedy gold.
It is made of physical humour as well as so many memorable one liners. Just picture the mountain of a man that John Candy was trying to use a urinal in an elementary school. Good, innocent fun.
The Uncle Buck exchange with Gnat; “Have you ever heard of a tune-up?”
Evil laugh from John Candy followed by, “Have you ever heard of a ritual killing?”
Sure, taken out of context it seems almost bizarre, but add in the sneering face of a teenager, a back firing beast of a car, and screeching tires…comedy gold.
So that’s it, my three favourite comedies
- Uncle Buck
- Christmas Vacation
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Care to share your favourite comedies? Commenting is free.