Monday, March 13, 2006

Make me laugh

The following characters, personalities, movies, TV shows and/or scenes never fail to deliver:

*Peter Sellers;

*Catherine O'Hara;

*Fred Willard;

*Corky St. Clair;

*"Waiting for Guffman";

*Albert Brooks trying to get his money back from the casino chieftan in "Lost in America";

*Albert Brooks creating his own ending in the faux documentary, "Real Life";

*the "I'll just die if I don't get that recipe" scene from the original "Stepford Wives";

*"Living Dolls," the HBO documentary about children's beauty pageants;

*Bob Newhart;

*The religious conversion sequence in "Hannah and Her Sisters";

*Woody Allen's character screening his documentary about Alan Alda's character in "Crimes and Misdemeanors";

*Howard Cosell's cameo in "Bananas";

*the incest survivors episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm";

*early Sam Kinison;

*Dale Gribble;

*Pat (from SNL), my weakness;

*Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp in "Blazing Saddles" and her seduction scene with the monster in "Young Frankenstein";

*the Chris Rock sketch, "Migger," from his old HBO show;

*Roberta Allsworth, the art teacher from "Ghost World";

*the nunchucks-wielding convenience store groupie from "Ghost World";

*"Ghost World";

*Patrick Bateman's dissertation about Huey Lewis in "American Psycho";


*Ted Knight;

*the voice of Phil Hartman;

*Patty and Selma Bouvier;

*Mr. Burns;

*Comic book guy;

*Homer, natch;

*Bruno, of "Ali G" fame;

*Redd Foxx;

*the Barbara Walters sit-down with John Travolta and Kelly Preston from a few years back;

*Michael Moore interviewing "Miss Michigan" in "Roger and Me";


*anything with Peter Sellers.

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