Alison’s 20 Favorite Comedy Moments

At Christmas I read Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and other concerns  (if you like comedy, read it!) and she had this great chapter about her favorite eleven comedy moments. It got me to thinking about my own and it has taken me six months to compile a list, and even as I type this list is ever changing as this world is full of funny moments and people.

I was going to write explanations for each but with youtube, netflix, google and everything that is readily out there to see,  I suggest just watching these moments yourself. Tell me your thoughts! If you don’t “get” any of these funny moments, then chances are we aren’t friends or shouldn’t be.

So without further adieu, and in no particular order –

Alison’s 20 Favorite Comedy Moments (June 2012)

1. – The song “Putting on the Ritz” in the film Young Frankenstein, 1974

2. – Really? With Seth and Amy on Weekend Update, SNL 2006-2009

3. – Macauley Culkin in the film Home Alone, 1990

4.- The film Twilight, 2008

5. – The Lard Ass Story in the film Stand By Me, 1986

6. – The Genie in the film Aladdin, 1992

7. – The scene I call “The One With the Pivot” –  Friends, 1998

8. – Shweaty Balls, Delicious Dish Sketch –  SNL some time in the 1990s

9. – Bing Crosby’s face and wig during the song “I Can’t Tell A Lie” from the film Holiday Inn, 1942

10. – Chicken Parm, a sketch by the troupe Pangea 3000, Chicago SketchFest, 2009

11. – Whip My Hair sung by “Neil Diamond” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 2011

12. – West Side Story sketch with Robert Downey Jr., SNL, sometime in the 1990’s

13. – The film South Park: Bigger Longer and UnCut, 1999

14. – Melissa McCarthy in the film Bridesmaids, 2011

15. – Modern Warfare Episode (the first paintball one),  Community, 2010

16. – When Statler and Waldorf heckle Milton Berle on The Muppet Show, 1974

17. – JD’s inner monologues on the TV show Scrubs, 2001 -2010

18. – The TV show Sports Night, created by Aaron Sorkin, 1998

19. – Michael Scott’s tiny TV in the episode The Dinner Party, The Office, 2008

20. – The film Alvin and the Chipmunks, 2007

What are yours?

– One L

Amy Poehler: Really? And really, Arizona State, you might be over-valuing the worth of your degrees. Your acceptance rate is 95 per cent. Your slightly more selective than the Burger King Kids’ Club.”


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