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Thursday 13 ~ Stupid Comedy Edition

I have to tell you that I am a glutton when it comes to stupid comedies.  I'm not sure if this is something people would expect from me or not.  I am sure that I'm not exactly proud of it, but watching movies like Dumb & Dumber (to name a classic) is my ultimate release.  My guilty pleasure isn't confined to the realm of cinema, however.  I enjoy mindless television too.  I won't even touch on reality tv (which I truly am embarrassed to confess that I watch).  I'm referring to the late, great comedies that were Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends...to name a few.  I'm pretty sure it's in my genes.  My father is the same way.  So I can either thank him for it or blame him for it.  Either way...

In the words of George Costanza, "I don't know, I like stuff you don't have to think about too much."

That is, to me, the definition of relaxation.  Allowing my brain to take a break.  Completely.  And then add laughing to it.  Bliss, I tell you.

I'm sure there are other (better) ways to reset the brain.  Feel free to share those with me.  What do you do to give your brain a vacation?  That's your homework assignment.  Please enlighten me.

In the meantime, for your entertainment, please enjoy my favorite lines from thirteen of my favorite brain vacations:
  1. Airplane
    Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
    Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
    Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.
  2. Dumb & Dumber
    Harry: I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a little rockier than this.
    Lloyd: Yeah, that John Denver is full of [another word for poo], man.
  3. Down Periscope
    XO Pascoe: Buckman! There was a fingernail in my food, you moron!  Yesterday, it was a band-
    aid.
    Buckman: I'm sorry, sir. The Band-Aid was holding the fingernail on.
  4. Young Frankenstein
    Inga: Werewolf!
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Werewolf?
    Igor: There.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What?
    Igor: There, wolf. There, castle.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
    Igor: I thought you wanted to.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, I don't want to.
    Igor: [shrugs] Suit yourself. I'm easy.
  5. Blazing Saddles
    Lyle: Come on, boys! The way you're lollygaggin' around here with them picks and them shovels, you'd think it was a hundert an' twenty degree. Can't be more than a hundert an' fourteen.
  6. The Naked Gun
    Frank: It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
    Jane: Goodyear?
    Frank: No, the worst.
  7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?
    Eddie: Naw, I'm doing just fine, Clark.
  8. Spaceballs
    Dark Helmet: So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.
  9. Hot Shots: Part Deux
    Topper Harley: Ramada, I want to be with you. I want to hold you. I want to meet your parents and pet your dog.
    Ramada Rodham Hayman: My parents are dead, Topper. My dog ate them.
  10. Robin Hood Men in Tights
    Little John: Let me introduce you to my best friend: Will Scarlet.
    Scarlet: Scarlet's my middle name. My full name is Will Scarlet O'Hara. [pause] We're from Georgia.
  11. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Bill: So-crates - "The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing".
    Ted: That's us, dude.
  12. Happy Gilmore
    Shooter McGavin: You're in big trouble though, pal. I eat pieces of [another word for poo] like you for breakfast!
    Happy Gilmore: [laughing] You eat pieces of [another word for poo] for breakfast?
    Shooter McGavin: [long pause] No!
  13. Billy Madison
    Principal: Mr. Madison, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    Billy Madison: Okay, a simple "wrong" would've done just fine.
This concludes today's (PG version of the) Thursday 13.  To see more participants, go here!

8 comments:

Janet said...

LOVE Young Frankenstein :-)

Diane said...

LOL! just watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure last weekend ("So-crates!").

may I also recommend "Noises Off" to you? it's one of our favorite slapstick comedies of all time.

I am Harriet said...

Some of my favorite quotes there :)

Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/did-your-parents-tell-you-any-food-fibs-to-entice-you-to-eat-or-skip-any-foods/

Debbie said...

Thanks for these laughs!! You included some of my favorites, especially the Young Frankenstein one. Such a GREAT MOVIE.

"Cheers" tops the list around here for greatest TV relaxation shows. Frasier is great too.

Two of my all time favorite Cheers (Norm!) quotes.

"What's shaking, Norm?"
"All four cheeks and a couple of chins..."


"It's a dog each dog world,and I'm wearing milkbone underwear."

Now, you have me thinking. On top of that,I'll be walking around singing "Ah sweet mystery of life..." in my best Madeline Kahn voice all night long.

Sheri said...

I watch Young Frankenstein EVERY time it comes on TV! I could watch it every day, and it makes me laugh every single time.

Carrie said...

Every time I use the word "surely" in ANY conversation with my daddy, REGARDLESS of how serious I am, he always ends his response with, "... and don't call me Shirley." Gotta love it. ;) Oh, and PS - I could watch Seinfeld and Friends daily.

Hawklady said...

I love all of those too! Mindless comedies are great

Debbie said...

Darn. Mine was supposed to say dog EAT dog... good grief.

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