Sunday, May 19, 2013

What Are Your Favorite Funny Movies?

Something tells me that the days ahead are going to require some serious infusions of laughter.   That is certainly the case this morning, as I begin the packing to go to my Aunt Mary Ann's funeral and also try to get my "chemo bag" together for Wednesday's first treatment.

Good lord, I could use a belly laugh.

I feel a watching of Groundhog Day or something Monty Python-esque or the campy goodness of Galaxy Quest or even the gloriousness that is The Princess Bride in my future today.

If you had to list your top 5 favorite comedy movies, what would they be?  Not just something that is a bit pithy or droll -- I mean the ones that make you laugh until you almost pee your pants, wiping away tears that are rolling down your cheeks and holding your belly because you cannot catch your breath from laughing so loudly.

If you had a friend who needed a pick-me-up, which funny movie would you bring over to watch?

Do tell...because I am in need of a serious pick me up.

(YouTube -- Bill Murray's best scenes in Groundhog Day.  Morons, your bus is leaving...)


Jill said...

Do they have to be kid-friendly?

Here are some of mine, in no particular order:

Blazing Saddles
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Animal Crackers
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Blues Brothers
Bringing Up Baby (kid-friendly)
It Happened One Night
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

That's a start...

Christy Hardin Smith said...

They don't have to be kid friendly - I'm sure Mr. Reddhedd and I will be watching a lot of later-evening movies, too. But if anyone has some kid-friendly suggestions, I would love those, too.

Anonymous said...

As a night owl, I see lots of ads for tapes of Carol Burnett, Dean Martin, and Johnnie Carson shows. I've always wished I could afford the luxury of owning them.

Christy, best of thoughts for you.It boggles my wee mind to think of all the folks you have routing for you.

B Skeptic

Anonymous said...

Hi Redd!
Peace and adults only laughter:
Raising Arizona
Major League

Dropped a quarter and called God. The switchboard put me through and blessings are headed your way. Had time for a few words for the Peanut and Mr. Redd.
You're hard wired into the good energy. Little c doesn't stand a chance.


Christy Hardin Smith said...

T- -- I refuse to allow the "c" word to have any chance at all. Am preparing to blast it out of existence tomorrow.

Everyone else -- thanks for all the great suggestions. Really appreciate it. Some great ideas here that I'll be watching in the near future -- so thanks mucho!

Anonymous said...

I'm late to this party and you already know so many but ...

When Harry Met Sally
Nine to Five
The In-Laws
Young Frankenstein
My Best Friend's Wedding-ha!
What's Up Doc-double ha!
The Family Man (not sure it's a comedy but it's uplifting as are: Ever After, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband)

Wish I could send you a hug also!