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#1 of 212 Adam_S

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Posted March 20 2005 - 12:32 PM

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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



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Posted March 20 2005 - 12:36 PM

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

 

#3 of 212 Nick Sievers

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:13 PM

Shaun of the Dead
Abstain
The Blues Brothers
Rushmore
Dazed and Confused
This is Spinal Tap
Abstain
Some Like it Hot

Top 10 Film Lists: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Film Lists: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

#4 of 212 george kaplan

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Posted March 20 2005 - 03:29 PM

Blues Brothers

Animal House

Diner

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Arsenic and Old Lace

Some Like it Hot

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#5 of 212 Bill McA

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Posted March 20 2005 - 03:47 PM

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

       

#6 of 212 Jim_K

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Posted March 20 2005 - 11:00 PM

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

Death before Streaming!


#7 of 212 Lew Crippen

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Posted March 20 2005 - 11:55 PM

Blues Brothers

Rushmore

Arsenic and Old Lace

Some Like it Hot



All very easy.
¡Time is not my master!

#8 of 212 Tommy G

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Posted March 21 2005 - 12:09 AM

Abstain
Strange Brew
Caddyshack
Animal House
Abstain
This is Spinal Tap
Airplane!
Some Like It Hot

Please release The Goodies on Region 1 DVD
My DVDs

#9 of 212 JenB

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Posted March 21 2005 - 04:06 AM

Naked Gun

Caddyshack-Very tough-Both are classics

This is Spinal Tap

Airplane

#10 of 212 Brook K

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Posted March 21 2005 - 05:04 AM

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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#11 of 212 Elizabeth S

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Posted March 21 2005 - 08:58 AM

Caddyshack
Animal House
Dazed and Confused
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (tough!)

#12 of 212 Arman

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Posted March 21 2005 - 09:50 AM

Shaun of the Dead

Caddyshack

This is Spinal Tap

Arsenic and Old Lace

Some Like it Hot

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Posted March 21 2005 - 02:23 PM

Shaun of the Dead
Strange Brew
Blues Brothers
Animal House
Dazed and Confused
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#14 of 212 Seth Paxton

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Posted March 21 2005 - 04:31 PM

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

#15 of 212 Adam_S

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Posted March 21 2005 - 05:18 PM

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

 

#16 of 212 Adam_S

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Posted March 21 2005 - 05:22 PM

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

 

#17 of 212 Nick Sievers

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Posted March 21 2005 - 09:53 PM

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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Film Lists: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

#18 of 212 Jim_K

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Posted March 21 2005 - 10:43 PM

Abstain - no Friday
There's Something About Mary
Groundhog Day

Abstain - no Bowfinger
Swingers
Election
Young Frankenstein
- brutal
The Philadelphia Story
Death before Streaming!


#19 of 212 Tommy G

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Posted March 21 2005 - 10:53 PM

Abstain
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Groundhog Day
Vacation
Abstain
Abstain
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Philadelphia Story

Please release The Goodies on Region 1 DVD
My DVDs

#20 of 212 Lew Crippen

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Posted March 21 2005 - 11:37 PM

Groundhog Day

Young Frankenstein
—very hard

The Philadelphia Story—as easy as the other was hard
¡Time is not my master!