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    Default Best Comedy Tournament: Octofinal 3 of 8

    For the Octofinals polls, please vote for one title to move on to the next round. The poll will be open for one week. The top title will be moving on to the Quarterfinals.


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    The Naked Gun is hilarious, but I had to go with Airplane.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    The Naked Gun is hilarious, but I had to go with Airplane.
    Same here

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    There's Something About Mary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    There's Something About Mary.
    Yup. It's way under-rated.

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    Airplane is a classic classic, but TSAM is a modern classic and a very underrated comedy.
    Bahhhh, might need some time to think about this.

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    Go Mary!


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    Hmmmm...Airplane! or Naked Gun; Airplane or Naked Gun...

    Airplane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    There's Something About Mary.
    Yup. It's way under-rated.
    This is one of those films that I loved when I first saw it. Couldn't stop laughing, but then when I went to rewatch it a few years later, it just wasn't that funny to me. I guess cause I knew all the jokes? Idk, because there's plenty others that I can watch over and over and never get tired of.

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    I don't see how There's Something About Mary could possibly be underrated. Its made it far in this tournament, and it was one of the highest grossing comedies of the 90's.

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    Most people don't automatically think about it when thinking of classic comedies, I think. Recent classics, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theli View Post
    I don't see how There's Something About Mary could possibly be underrated. Its made it far in this tournament, and it was one of the highest grossing comedies of the 90's.
    Underrated in the sense that its not typically at the forefront of public consciousness when discussing comedy classics.
    Not in the way that Airplane or Holy Grail might be, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
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    There's Something About Mary.
    Yup. It's way under-rated.
    I laughed so hard the first 20 minutes of the movie that my face hurt for two days.

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    I seriously just now realized how many movies Ben Stiller has been in that I either didn’t like or just haven’t had any interest in watching. Just off the top of my head:

    Tropic Thunder
    There’s Something About Mary
    Meet the Fockers
    Meet the Parents
    Zoolander
    Mystery Men
    The Heartbreak Kid
    Night at the Museum
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Along Came Polly
    Starsky & Hutch

    It’s really weird because I’ve never had any conscious thought of not liking him. I enjoyed his role in Dodgeball and I want to see The Watch (it’s recorded on my DVR). I also remember watching him in the Ben Stiller show in the 90’s.

    But for some reason all of the movies listed above just didn’t click with me for one reason or another.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    I'm really surprised Airplane! is getting beat. I never realized so many people liked Mary so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Tropic Thunder (great)
    There's Something About Mary (great)
    Meet the Fockers (average)
    Meet the Parents (good)
    Zoolander (great)
    Mystery Men (awful)
    The Heartbreak Kid (looked awful)
    Night at the Museum (no interest)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (fantastic)
    Along Came Polly (bad)
    Starsky & Hutch (meh)
    Hope that helps you out lol.


    Went with There's Something About Mary. A classic, dark comedy that's as smart and clever as it is outrageously stupid. "What about...Brett--Faffferruh?"
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    I don't get the hype for Mary and cannot believe The Naked Gun is taking such a beating. I figured the two Leslie Nielsen movies would would split a lot of the votes.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    I'm really surprised Airplane! is getting beat. I never realized so many people liked Mary so much.
    Thinking the exact same thing.

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    I'm in agreement with the above posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theli View Post
    I'm in agreement with the above posters.
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post


    It's hard to argue with the posters.

    I'm about 50% on Ben Stiller, so-so on Farrelly Brothers, would never vote for TSAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Theli View Post
    I'm in agreement with the above posters.
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    It's hard to argue with the posters.

    I'm about 50% on Ben Stiller, so-so on Farrelly Brothers, would never vote for TSAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    I seriously just now realized how many movies Ben Stiller has been in that I either didn’t like or just haven’t had any interest in watching. Just off the top of my head:

    Tropic Thunder
    There’s Something About Mary
    Meet the Fockers
    Meet the Parents
    Zoolander
    Mystery Men
    The Heartbreak Kid
    Night at the Museum
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Along Came Polly
    Starsky & Hutch

    It’s really weird because I’ve never had any conscious thought of not liking him. I enjoyed his role in Dodgeball and I want to see The Watch (it’s recorded on my DVR). I also remember watching him in the Ben Stiller show in the 90’s.

    But for some reason all of the movies listed above just didn’t click with me for one reason or another.
    To be honest, I don't really care for a lot of the movies you named, with the exception of Zoolander, There's Something About Mary, and Dodgeball.
    I really hate the Meet the Parents movies.

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    TSAM was on TV last night, so I watched a little bit of it.

    Still don't get the hype. Especially since it's going against two classic and hilarious comedies.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Me looking at these results



    As I listen to this in my head



    I love There's Something About Mary because it's truly a dark comedy, but's made with such colourful, cheerful overtones, it does a good job of hiding how dark it is.
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