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#1 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 17 2003 - 12:24 PM

Hello everyone. You might be wondering, why Comedy? Well two reasons really. First off, whenever we see a "best-of" tourney such as Vickie's Mega-Tourney for example, we generally see the Comedy Classics get the shaft when paired against Classic Drama or Action. This will be the tourney that sees Comedy get its due. Secondly, when it comes to "genre" tourneys, they are already represented well (Justin's Horror Tourney), or the winners in some cases are just a bit obvious (anyone wanna bet against Raiders to win an Action Tourney?)

There will be 128 Tournament Slots. No wild cards.

The Nomination Process will commence in a second thread that will be up shortly. The Master List will be here at all times:

Master List

1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(defeated in Round 1 by Bachelor Party 7-4)
2. Adventures In Babysitting(defeated in Round 1 by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 9-2)
3. Adventures Of Ford Fairlane, The(defeated in Round 1 by Smokey And The Bandit 7-1)
4. Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, The(defeated in Round 1 by Beetlejuice 4-2)
5. Airplane!*(defeated in Round 2 by Modern Times 6-5)
6. Aladdin(defeated in Round 1 by National Lampoon's Vacation 15-2)
7. American Graffiti****(defeated in The Quarterfinal Round by Blazing Saddles 10-3)
8. Annie Hall*(defeated in Round 2 by Little Shop Of Horrors 7-5)
9. Apartment, The***(defeated in Round 4 by Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 8-7)
10. Army Of Darkness(defeated in Round 1 by Scrooged 10-7)
11. Arsenic And Old Lace***(defeated in Round 4 by Caddyshack 8-7)
12. Arthur*(defeated in Round 2 by American Graffiti 8-5)
13. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery**(defeated in Round 3 by This Is Spinal Tap 9-4)
14. Bachelor Party*(defeated in Round 2 by MASH 9-8)
15. Back To School(defeated in Round 1 by The Odd Couple 6-3)
16. Back To The Future*(defeated in Round 2 by Raising Arizona 11-6)
17. Beavis And Butthead Do America(defeated in Round 1 by MASH 6-4)
18. Beetlejuice*(defeated in Round 2 by The Gold Rush 6-1)
19. Better Off Dead(defeated in Round 1 by Manhatten Murder Mystery 4-3)
20. Beverly Hills Cop(defeated in Round 1 by Sleeper 6-3)
21. Big(defeated in Round 1 by Bringing Up Baby 5-3)
22. Big Lebowski, The*(defeated in Round 2 by Arsenic And Old Lace 8-4)
23. Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure*(defeated in Round 2 by Dr. Strangelove 12-2)
24. Blazing Saddles******(defeated in The Final Round by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 17-16)
25. Bottle Rocket(defeated in Round 1 by Arthur 7-3)
26. Blues Brothers, The**(defeated in Round 3 by A Christmas Story 9-6)
27. Breakfast Club, The**(defeated in Round 3 by American Graffiti 10-8)
28. Bringing Up Baby*(defeated in Round 2 by Groundhog Day 7-4)
29. Bug's Life, A(defeated in Round 1 by My Man Godfrey 4-0)
30. Burbs, The*(defeated in Round 2 by Austin Powers 10-4)
31. Caddyshack****(defeated in The Quarterfinal Round by Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 7-5)
32. Cannonball Run, The(defeated in Round 1 by Sullivan's Travels 7-1)
33. Can't Buy Me Love(defeated in Round 1 by The Princess Bride 11-2)
34. Charade*(defeated in Round 2 by Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 6-1)
35. Christmas Story, A****(defeated in The Quarterfinal Round by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 10-8)
36. City Lights(defeated in Round 1 by Rushmore 6-5)
37. Clerks(defeated in Round 1 by The Graduate 7-4)
38. Dazed And Confused(defeated in Round 1 by A Fish Called Wanda 11-3)
39. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid(defeated in Round 1 by Annie Hall 6-5)
40. Defending Your Life(defeated in Round 1 by The Thin Man 8-2)
41. Dr. Strangelove**(defeated in Round 3 by Young Frankenstein 11-9)
42. Duck Soup*****(defeated in The Semifinal Round by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 10-6)
43. Dumb And Dumber(defeated in Round 1 by Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 8-6)
44. Eddie Murphy Raw(defeated in Round 1 by Airplane! 14-1)
45. Fast Times At Ridgemont High(defeated in Round 1 by The Palm Beach Story 4-1)
46. Ferris Bueller's Day Off**(defeated in Round 3 by Duck Soup 9-6)
47. Fish Called Wanda, A**(defeated in Round 3 by Blazing Saddles 13-3)
48. Fletch(defeated in Round 1 by National Lampoon's Animal House 10-6)
49. 48 Hrs(defeated in Round 1 by The Apartment 6-5)
50. Funny Farm(defeated in Round 1 by Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery 11-4)
51. Ghostbusters***(defeated in Round 4 by Modern Times 8-4)
52. Gold Rush, The**(defeated in Round 3 by Caddyshack 7-5)
53. Good Morning Vietnam(defeated in Round 1 by Blazing Saddles 16-4)
54. Graduate, The**(defeated in Round 3 by The Lady Eve 4-3)
55. Gremlins(defeated in Round 1 by Office Space 10-4)
56. Groundhog Day**(defeated in Round 3 by Slap Shot 10-8)
57. Happy Gilmore(defeated in Round 1 by The Lady Eve 4-2)
58. Home Alone(defeated in Round 1 by Arsenic And Old Lace 6-2)
59. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World*(defeated in Round 2 by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 13-5)
60. Jerk, The(defeated in Round 1 by Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 10-7)
61. Kind Hearts And Coronets(defeated in Round 1 by Ghostbusters 5-0)
62. Kingpin(defeated in Round 1 by Raising Arizona 12-4)
63. Lady Eve, The***(defeated in Round 4 by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 4-3)
64. Liar Liar(defeated in Round 1 by The Big Lebowski 12-2)
65. Little Shop Of Horrors**(defeated in Round 3 by Arsenic And Old Lace 7-3)
66. Major League(defeated in Round 1 by Slap Shot 10-2)
67. Manhatten Murder Mystery*(defeated in Round 2 by National Lampoon's Animal House 7-3)
68. Mars Attacks!(defeated in Round 1 by Dr. Strangelove 11-1)
69. MASH**(defeated in Round 3 by Monty Python And The Holy Grail 12-3)
70. Meatballs(defeated in Round 1 by The Breakfast Club 11-10)
71. Men At Work(defeated in Round 1 by American Graffiti 7-2)
72. Men In Black(defeated in Round 1 by Spaceballs 13-7)
73. Midnight Madness(defeated in Round 1 by Caddyshack 6-1)
74. Midnight Run(defeated in Round 1 by Uncle Buck 6-4)
75. Modern Times****(defeated in The Quarterfinal Round by Duck Soup 7-4)
76. Monty Python And The Holy Grail*******
77. Muppet Movie, The(defeated in Round 1 by National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 9-5)
78. My Man Godfrey*(defeated in Round 2 by Ghostbusters 4-3)
79. National Lampoon's Animal House**(defeated in Round 3 by Ghostbusters 10-5)
80. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation**(defeated in Round 3 by Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 10-2)
81. National Lampoon's Vacation*(defeated in Round 2 by The Apartment 4-2)
82. Ninotchka(defeated in Round 1 by The Blues Brothers 3-2)
83. Odd Couple, The*(defeated in Round 2 by This Is Spinal Tap 11-3)
84. Office Space*(defeated in Round 2 by Stripes 7-5)
85. Palm Beach Story, The*(defeated in Round 2 by Duck Soup 4-3)
86. Planes, Trains, And Automobiles*****(defeated in The Semifinal Round by Blazing Saddles 8-6)
87. Police Academy(defeated in Round 1 by The Seven Year Itch 6-5)
88. Princess Bride, The***(defeated in Round 4 by Blazing Saddles 11-9)
89. Producers, The(defeated in Round 1 by Modern Times 6-5)
90. Purple Rose Of Cairo, The(defeated in Round 1 by Top Secret! 8-7)
91. Raising Arizona**(defeated in Round 3 by Modern Times 6-5)
92. Real Genius(defeated in Round 1 by Zelig 8-4)
93. Revenge Of The Nerds(defeated in Round 1 by Charade 6-4)
94. Rushmore*(defeated in Round 2 by The Blues Brothers 9-6)
95. Ruthless People (defeated in Round 1 by This Is Spinal Tap 9-1)
96. Scrooged**(defeated in Round 3 by The Apartment 9-5)
97. Seven Year Itch, The*(defeated in Round 2 by Young Frankenstein 8-0)
98. Shot In The Dark, A(defeated in Round 1 by Ferris Bueller's Day Off 7-6)
99. Sixteen Candles(defeated in Round 1 by It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World 6-3)
100. Slap Shot***(defeated in Round 4 by American Graffiti 8-6)
101. Sleeper*(defeated in Round 2 by The Princess Bride 12-1)
102. Smokey And The Bandit*(defeated in Round 2 by The Lady Eve 5-4)
103. Some Like It Hot(defeated in Round 1 by Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 9-8)
104. Spaceballs*(defeated in Round 2 by A Christmas Story 11-7)
105. Stir Crazy(defeated in Round 1 by The Gold Rush 8-2)
106. Strange Brew*(defeated in Round 2 by National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 4-3)
107. Stripes**(defeated in Round 3 by The Princess Bride 11-7)
108. Sullivan's Travels*(defeated in Round 2 by The Graduate 5-4)
109. Summer School(defeated in Round 1 by Back To The Future 11-1)
110. Take The Money And Run*(defeated in Round 2 by The Breakfast Club 7-6)
111. Teen Wolf(defeated in Round 1 by Take The Money And Run 8-5)
112. There's Something About Mary(defeated in Round 1 by Stripes 10-8)
113. Thin Man, The*(defeated in Round 2 by A Fish Called Wanda 7-6)
114. This Is Spinal Tap***(defeated in Round 4 by A Christmas Story 11-6)
115. Three O'Clock High(defeated in Round 1 by Groundhog Day 11-1)
116. Time Bandits(defeated in Round 1 by UHF 7-6)
117. Tommy Boy(defeated in Round 1 by Duck Soup 8-4)
118. Tootsie(defeated in Round 1 by Little Shop Of Horrors 8-2)
119. Top Secret!*(defeated in Round 2 by Scrooged 6-1)
120. Toy Story(defeated in Round 1 by A Christmas Story 13-7)
121. UHF*(defeated in Round 2 by Slap Shot 9-4)
122. Uncle Buck*(defeated in Round 2 by Ferris Bueller's Day Off 16-2)
123. Weird Science(defeated in Round 1 by Young Frankenstein 13-6)
124. What About Bob?(defeated in Round 1 by Strange Brew 7-6)
125. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?*(defeated in Round 2 by Blazing Saddles 14-2)
126. You Can't Take It With You(defeated in Round 1 by The Burbs 4-2)
127. Young Frankenstein***(defeated in Round 4 by Duck Soup 8-6)
128. Zelig*(defeated in Round 2 by Caddyshack 5-3)
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#2 of 1291 george kaplan

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Posted March 17 2003 - 03:41 PM

I think it's a great idea. Of course, instead of being upset that all the comedies don't get respect (I agree they get shafted), I'll find that all the ones I love will lose to others (but hey, that's what these tournaments are all about Posted Image).
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#3 of 1291 Lew Crippen

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Posted March 18 2003 - 01:54 AM

Good idea Ric, but be prepared to adjudicate the definition of comedy. Posted Image
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#4 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 18 2003 - 02:13 AM

That's not my job, Lew. That's for the voting body to decide. Posted Image Posted Image
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#5 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 18 2003 - 03:04 PM

Almost 3/4 of the way there, and if Jack or any of the Admin are reading, PLEASE change the title of this thread to all caps (like this: ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT) Thank you!
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

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Posted March 18 2003 - 04:37 PM

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#7 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 19 2003 - 11:45 AM

OK fans! The Nomination Process is now complete! And it will be THIS Friday Night that the ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT begins! (And oh, to Jack or whoever Moderates this, if there is a problem with making the title of this thread ALL CAPS then please PM or email me. Thank You)

Let the excitement start building. I know there was some controversy over letting more films in, but keep in mind that ALL entries will be featured with a quote AND pic when they come up in the First Round docket, and any more than 128 would have resulted in a LOT more work. Thanx everyone for your enthusiasm, and get ready...
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#8 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 20 2003 - 01:24 PM

Hello everyone! Just want to let everyone know that the ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT will start tommorrow night between 8 and 10 PM EASTERN Time! And now, a quick look at some rules...

1. There will be two matches per bracket for the first three rounds, after which it will go to one match.

2. Bracket Times will be approximately 24 hours and 36 on weekends. However, there is NO official cutoff time. If you get your vote in 30 seconds before I post the next bracket, it WILL count.

3. The seeding process is TOP SECRET.

4. If you have not seen one or both films in a given matchup, please ABSTAIN. This is all-important.

5. Voting? You can vote on what you think is the better film, what you think is the funnier film, or just which film you'd rather watch. IT DOESN'T MATTER. Just go with your heart. Posted Image

6. All registered members of The Home Theater Forum (HTF) are invited to participate. Don't be shy!

7. Discussion is definitely encouraged! Posted Image

Well that about does her, for now. Let the countdown begin to tommorrow night, when the ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT begins!
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#9 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 21 2003 - 12:27 PM

Dedicated To Our Brave Men And Women Serving Overseas...Posted Image



In these troubled times, many of us often strive to answer the Ultimate Question, WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER MADE?? Well starting tonight, that question will be answered as never before...

"Sorry, I just get carried away sometimes..."

"Well that's just, like, your opinion, man."

"I was so entranced I had to ask the guy next to me to pinch me to see if I was dreaming..."

"People on ludes should not drive!"

"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"

"This one goes to eleven."

"OK, this chick is TOAST!"

"Smashing baby, yeah!"

Let's go to Gorilla and Jesse...

Gorilla: Welcome fans, this is Gorilla Monsoon along with Jesse "The Body" Ventura welcoming you to the ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT! Starting tonight, motion picture history will be made as we determine The Greatest Comedy Of All Time thru a series of one-on-one matchups! Jess, what do you think?

Jesse: Unbelivable, Gorilla! It's pretty safe to say that we're gonna see some incredibly action-packed matchups, but we're also sure to see some ass-beatings as well! Personally, my money is on Mel Brooks to take it all with Blazing Saddles!!

Gorilla: Let's go to Mean Gene!


Mean Gene: Fans, you can cut the excitement with a knife, but I'm standing here now with Long Duk Dong, as we have just learned that Sixteen Candles WILL compete in the opening bracket. Long, how do you feel?

Long Duk Dong: Yoohoo!!! We're gonna win big, baby, and then I will get to see my sexy American Girlfriend!

Mean Gene: Let's go to Michael Buffer...


(Ding, ding, ding)

Michael Buffer: Ladies and gentlemen Ric Bagoly Promotions along with the undisputed undefeated King Of Movie Websites, The Home Theater Forum, proudly present the ULTIMATE COMEDY TOURNAMENT!!!! Tonight, following a whirlwind Nomination Process, 128 of the most beloved Comedy Films Of All Time have gathered under one roof to answer the question: What is the funniest, the best, The Greatest Comedy Of All Time!!! And now, for the thousands in attendance, and the millions watching from around the net, Ladies And Gentlemen,


LLLLLLLLLLLet's get ready to rumble!!!!!!


Here we go...
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#10 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 21 2003 - 12:46 PM

Introducing first...


Bracket 1 Match 1


-"Don't fuck with the Lords of Hell."

-"Don't fuck with the babysitter!"



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Adventures In Babysitting Directed by Chris Columbus




vs.




-"Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin. He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecap split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils ripped and his bottom burned off and his penis..."

-"That's enough singing for now, lads... looks like there's dirty work afoot..."



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Monty Python And The Holy Grail Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones

Ric's Pick: Monty Python And The Holy Grail


Bracket 1 Match 2


"Do you know how many times a week I go without lunch because some bitch borrows my lunch money? Y'know, any halfway decent girl can rob me blind, because I'm too torqued up to say no!"



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Sixteen Candles Directed by John Hughes




vs.




-"Now look! We've figured it seventeen different ways, and each time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don't like the way we figured it! So now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!"

-"So good luck and may the best man win!"

-"Except you lady, may you just, drop dead!"



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It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World Directed by Stanley Kramer

Ric's Pick: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#11 of 1291 Steeve Bergeron

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Posted March 21 2003 - 12:51 PM

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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Posted March 21 2003 - 12:54 PM

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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Posted March 21 2003 - 01:01 PM

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

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Posted March 21 2003 - 01:03 PM

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (The black knight scene is one of the funniest ever. Although part of me wants to vote for ABS simply for having two hotties in the movie, Elisabeth and Penelope--who knew there was such a babe hiding under those glasses when they first saw it?)

Sixteen "Sexy Girrrrlfriend" Candles (any truth to this 32 Candles (click here) rumor? Gawd I hope not.)
GIR, UNLEASH THE MONKEY!
MONKEY!
"I am the Doctor of Death, and I have come to cure you of your life." --Endless Mike, The Adventures of Pete and Pete

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Posted March 21 2003 - 01:11 PM

BTW, good intro, Ric.Posted Image
GIR, UNLEASH THE MONKEY!
MONKEY!
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#16 of 1291 george kaplan

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Posted March 21 2003 - 01:26 PM

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

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#17 of 1291 Bill J

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Posted March 21 2003 - 02:04 PM

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

#18 of 1291 LukeB

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Posted March 21 2003 - 02:09 PM

Fun-spirited intro, Ric!

I gotta vote for two classics from my generation. They're funnier and in my opinion, better...though I'm sure they'll lose here.

Adventures in Babysitting - Ya think?
Sixteen Candles - Long Duk Dong rules!

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Posted March 21 2003 - 03:37 PM

Quote:
I gotta vote for two classics from my generation. They're funnier and in my opinion, better

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Adventures in Babysitting
Sixteen Candles
No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#20 of 1291 Ric Bagoly

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Posted March 21 2003 - 03:53 PM

What's this? Could we smell "comeback"??
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