Directors Comedy March Madness Tournament (MSNBC)

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  1. Adam_S

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    They've taken comedy and broken it into four 'regional' categories: Broad (grossout, general, etc), SNL Cast Member (excluding cameos and 1983season), Smart (appeals to specific tastes) and Classics (25+ years old).

    Each 'region' has 16 films seeded in eight brackets. I'll post two from each of the four brackets a day for then one from each bracket per day for the second round and the sweet sixteen.

    MSNBC has a contest up trying to guess what they picked as winning the whole tournement, but I think it's more interesting to just vote which one you think of as the better comedy.

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    After the fourth bracket closed, these are the results:

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Airplane
    American Pie
    Animal House
    Annie Hall
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    Best in Show
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Big Lebowski
    Blazing Saddles
    Blues Brothers
    Bowfinger
    Broadcast News
    Bull Durham
    Caddyshack
    Christmas Story
    Dazed and Confused
    Diner
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Dr. Strangelove Or:
    Dumb and Dumber
    Election
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Fletch
    Friday
    Ghostbusters
    Graduate

    Groundhog Day
    Happy Gilmore
    High Fidelity
    His Girl Friday
    Jerk
    Lost in America
    Meet the Parents
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Naked Gun
    Nine to Five
    Office Space
    Old School
    Philadelphia Story
    Princess Bride
    Producers

    Raising Arizona
    Rushmore
    Shaun of the Dead
    Slapshot
    Some Like it Hot
    South Park
    Spaceballs
    Strange Brew
    Stripes
    Swingers
    There's Something about Mary
    Thin Man
    This is Spinal Tap
    Tommy Boy
    Tootsie
    Top Secret
    Vacation
    Wayne's World
    When Harry Met Sally
    Young Frankenstein



    Adam
     
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    ROUND 1

    BROAD


    Dumb & Dumber
    v.
    Shaun of the Dead



    Naked Gun
    v.
    Strange Brew



    SNL ALUMNI


    Caddyshack
    v.
    Blues Brothers



    Animal House
    v.
    Rushmore



    SMART


    Dazed and Confused
    v.
    Diner



    This is Spinal Tap
    v.
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High



    CLASSIC


    Airplane
    v.
    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Some Like it Hot
    v.
    Slapshot
     
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    Shaun of the Dead
    Abstain
    The Blues Brothers
    Rushmore
    Dazed and Confused
    This is Spinal Tap
    Abstain
    Some Like it Hot
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Blues Brothers

    Animal House

    Diner

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Some Like it Hot
     
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    Shaun of the Dead
    Strange Brew
    The Blues Brothers
    Rushmore
    Dazed and Confused
    This is Spinal Tap
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Some Like it Hot
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Dumb & Dumber
    Naked Gun
    Caddyshack
    Rushmore
    Dazed and Confused
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Airplane
    Slapshot
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Blues Brothers

    Rushmore

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Some Like it Hot



    All very easy.
     
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    Abstain
    Strange Brew
    Caddyshack
    Animal House
    Abstain
    This is Spinal Tap
    Airplane!
    Some Like It Hot
     
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    Naked Gun

    Caddyshack-Very tough-Both are classics

    This is Spinal Tap

    Airplane
     
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    First one is the toughest choice, but I've only seen Shaun once so I have no idea how well it holds up.

    Dumb and Dumber
    Naked Gun
    :b (I've never seen The Blues Brothers)
    Animal House
    Diner (I don't really like either of these)
    Fast Times
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    :b (I've never seen Slapshot)
     
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    Caddyshack
    Animal House
    Dazed and Confused
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (tough!)
     
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Caddyshack

    This is Spinal Tap

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Some Like it Hot
     
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    Shaun of the Dead
    Strange Brew
    Blues Brothers
    Animal House
    Dazed and Confused
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
     
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    BROAD
    Dumb & Dumber
    Strange Brew


    SNL ALUMNI
    Caddyshack
    Animal House


    SMART
    Dazed and Confused
    This is Spinal Tap


    CLASSIC
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Some Like it Hot
     
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    My Votes:
    abstain
    abstain
    Blues Brothers
    Animal House
    abstain
    abstain
    Airplane
    abstain

    Shaun of the Dead advances 4-3
    Strange Brew advances 4-3
    Blues Brothers advances 7-6
    Animal House advances 7-4
    Dazed and Confused advances 6-1
    This is Spinal Tap advances 6-5
    Arsenic and Old Lace advances 6-4
    Some Like it Hot advances 7-1
     
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    ROUND 2

    BROAD


    South Park the Movie
    v.
    Friday



    There's Something About Mary
    v.
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective



    SNL ALUMNI


    Groundhog Day
    v.
    Beverly Hills Cop



    Vacation
    v.
    Bowfinger



    SMART


    Swingers
    v.
    Best in Show



    Office Space
    v.
    Election



    CLASSIC


    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    v.
    Young Frankenstein

    The Philadelphia Story
    v.
    The Jerk
     
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    South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
    There's Something about Mary
    Groundhog Day
    Bowfinger
    Swingers

    Office Space - Tough one, love both but Office Space hits so close to home.
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Jerk
     
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    Abstain - no Friday
    There's Something About Mary
    Groundhog Day

    Abstain - no Bowfinger
    Swingers
    Election
    Young Frankenstein
    - brutal
    The Philadelphia Story
     
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    Abstain
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Groundhog Day
    Vacation
    Abstain
    Abstain
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Philadelphia Story
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Groundhog Day

    Young Frankenstein
    —very hard

    The Philadelphia Story—as easy as the other was hard
     

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