Classic film recommendations for noobs
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03-01-2013, 09:00 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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If you like physical comedy, the Abbott and Costello films are good for laughs.
The charm of Abbott and Costello is more about the word play, not about the physical comedy. You want physical comedy watch the Stooges. Though even they engaged liberally in puns.
For the best in classic comedy (talkie-era), can't go wrong with Abbott and Costello, the Three Stooges, The Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy.
From the era that followed Burns and Allen and Jack Benny were pretty funny.
Getting to the 60s, one of the funniest shows that doesn't get enough credit is The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. "One of these days I've gotta kill that boy." Dobie's sidekick, Maynard G. Krebs, was played by none other than Gilligan himself, Bob Denver.
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