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User Info: willis5225

willis5225
4 weeks ago#1
I really wanted to watch a Madcap Comedy last night but couldn't talk Katie into Blazing Saddles, since it seemed like the racism stuff would hit unusually heavily. Instead we watched Your Highness, which was a new madcap comedy but is not a good movie.

What's with that? Why are the good madcap comedies all mad old, and the mediocre ones are pretty bad. To that end, I will outline a tier list within the next 90 seconds because I have to get on a conference call:

AAA
Airplane
Naked Gun
Naked Gun 2 1/2
Life of Bryan
Holy Grail
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part I

AA
Kentucky Fried Movie
The Meaning of Life
Naked Gun 33 1/3
Eurotrip
Wedding Crashers
Space Balls

A
Airplane 2: The Sequel which admittedly I haven't super watched
Forgetting Sarah Marshall and also Get Him to the Greek I guess
One of the Scary Movies but I forget which one
Sausage Party
Bee Movie

Tier Not That Good Upon Further Rewatches
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Most of the Kevin Smith movies but especially Zach and Miri Make a Porno yeesh
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir

User Info: Kodiologist

Kodiologist
4 weeks ago#2
What's a "madcap" comedy? And what kind of BS grad-school grading gives Bee Movie an "A"?

User Info: HeyDude

HeyDude
4 weeks ago#3
I was certain I could tell you what a madcap comedy was, but then I saw Will's list.

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Jacehan
4 weeks ago#4
Also, how can Clue not be on this list, whatever the criteria may be?
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User Info: willis5225

willis5225
4 weeks ago#5
Bee movie ruled and I have been remarkably consistent about this
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir

User Info: Kodiologist

Kodiologist
4 weeks ago#6
Answer the question, you coward.

User Info: willis5225

willis5225
4 weeks ago#7
I would define a madcap comedy as one where the plot and emotional arcs are fairly shallow and primarily vehicles for moving some characters through a series of amusing vignettes.
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir

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Kodiologist
4 weeks ago#8
I see. Interesting. A lot of Monty Python clearly qualifies, even the ones with the most coherent plots, like Life of Brian, but on the subject of Kevin Smith, I would argue that Clerks is somewhat more focused on plot and characterization.
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HeyDude
4 weeks ago#9
Kodiologist posted...
Answer the question, you coward.

I LOVE THIS!

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Kodiologist
4 weeks ago#10
Thank you. I was inspired by this famous exchange:

https://i.redd.it/cusd9gbrhv631.png

Will, sorry for indirectly comparing you to Trump. You know I still love you.
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