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It's called a "laugh track". They've been around since radio shows and they're often used to prompt the audience into finding the jokes funny. Before radio and television, audiences experienced live comedy performances in the presence of other audience members. Radio and early television producers attempted to recreate this atmosphere by introducing the ...


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From NNDB: Edwards' most famous work, The Pink Panther, was released in 1963, with Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The part had originally been cast with Peter Ustinov, but that actor reneged at the last minute, and Sellers stepped in, with his suggestion that the character be "bumbling", which, of course, changed not just the character, but ...


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You are describing a scene from Top Secret: When Nick and Val reach the resistance, a high latch opens and a man appears through it. But when he opens the door, he's short (he's the guy on the left here). Here's the clip:


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After some Googling I found one movie that seems to be pretty much like you described it: Drop Dead Fred. "A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood." The imaginary friend here is played by comedy actor Rik Mayall, wearing a green suit.


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I do recall the first Pink Panther movie being less slapstick in its approach, a more subtle performance from the cast - but I would find it hard to believe that they set out to make a serious movie and ended up with a comedy. No matter how big the star, I simply don't believe they would let someone completely revise the genre of a movie like that. Peter ...


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John 3:16, New International Version: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Rollen Stewart used to go to loads and loads of sporting events in the 70's, and he would hold up a sign with just "John 3:16" on it. He was trying to spread a message. Other people ...


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The reason you didn't find is probably because it features Albert Brooks, not Robin Williams. I ran a google search for "movie india pakistan islam comedian" and found this: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on ...


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Initially it was a intended to be a drama, but as Kubrick started to work on the screenplay he began to see the absurdity and humor in many of the scenes and decided to write instead a "nightmare comedy." To quote Kubrick: After all, what could be more absurd than the very idea of two mega-powers willing to wipe out all human life because of an ...


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Yes and no. Raimi and co wanted to make a film, but felt that going for a comedy wasn't a great idea - and after doing their research at the local drive-in, knew that horror was the way to go. They made a short horror promo, Within the Woods, and the positive reaction they got from this propelled the development and shooting of Evil Dead. Even though they ...


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May it can be this one? Woops! @ IMDB.com Synopsis: The series centered around the six survivors of a world nuclear holocaust. The six of them live together in an abandoned farm house while trying to survive and re-establish civilization. Source: Wikipedia


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It's The Creature Wasn't Nice (AKA Naked Space AKA Spaceship) from 1981 with Leslie Nielsen. When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On board, lifeform expands into an oozing person-eating monster which ...


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Weekend at Bernie's probably, but it's been awhile. A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to "finish him off."


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I believe you're talking about Dweebs, a show described as: Warren ( Peter Scolari), was a young computer software writer whose programs had made him a legend in the industry. Unfortunately, he was painfully shy and socially maladjusted as well as eccentric ( to come up with ideas for the next " killer app," he bounced on a trampoline in his office). His ...


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The movie is called "The Wrong Guy"


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You are thinking of the movie "Life as We Know It", from 2010. In it, there is a couple that falls in love, marries and has a baby. They die in an automobile accident, and while the respective god parents don't like each other, they come together for the sake of the baby and end up falling for each other.


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My guess is Get Smart, Again!(1989). Don Adams was the agent. #2 and #3 sound like variations on the running joke of the "cone of silence". This movie featured the variation called "hover cover", where several helicopters hovered nearby to drown out the sound. The third one is the classic "cone of silence", but with a kind of subtitle feature.


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This is a fairly common trope in Westerns and any film where a foreigner meets a native tribe, see 'Accidental Marriage' on TVTropes, but I'm sure your referring to Shanghai Noon, the 2000 comedy movie staring Luke Wilson and Jackie Chan. Jackie's Chon Wang was the guy in question. The wife was only credited as Indian Wife, played by actress Brandon Merrill. ...


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You are looking for the filme "Wake Me When it's Over", where the commander of a forgotten, apathetic Air Base conspires with the local governor to build a hotel out of military goods near some hot springs in the area.


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Néa (1976) In Genève, bookseller and publisher Axel Thorpe catches willful, rich 16-year old Sibylle Ashby shop lifting. She brags about her writing, so he challenges her to produce a book. She writes an erotic novel that Thorpe publishes anonymously, and it becomes a best seller. She also tries to capture the love of this 40-year old ...


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Sounds like The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), starring Bill Murray: An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act. Wikipedia page Trailer


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Yes, I saw documentaries with Blake Edwards and he knows lot about comedy and visual gags. I'm sure he knew he was doing a comedy. The spanish documentary "Y usted ... ¿de que se ríe?" contains an interview with Blake Edwards about comedy.


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I believe this to be the Hong Kong release called "Winners and Sinners", which is a comedy about some ex cons attempting to go straight, but getting caught up with a local crime boss anyway. I couldn't find any reference to a ring, but I did find this excerpt from the book "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan", which states: Note: Some ...


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The movie you are thinking of is Big Daddy. Adam Sandler plays a layabout that ends up taking care of his roommates illegitimate child. The scene that you recall was during a poker game with some of his friends: The link to the Wiki synopsis of the film is here.


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High Spirits (1988) Edited from the LA Times, here's a synopsis: An impoverished Lord, Peter Plunkett desperately tries to save his bankrupt patrimony by converting his castle into a ghostly theme park with banshees on pulleys and servants under sheets. Like you said, there were others at the castle: Sharon, married to a charming nebbish Jack, ...


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That Funny Feeling (1965) Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's ...


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A chicken swallows an engagement ring in the B&W Edgar Kennedy comedy short "Feather Your Nest" From 1944. You can watch it here on Youtube (the ring is eaten around minute 12).


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You're describing a strange scene from My Boss's Daughter from 2003 in which Ashton Kutcher wanders into the wrong house. From the Movie Spoiler: Tom sees O.J. [the owl] and runs into some house. There the family mistakes him for their daughter's date, Albert. She comes down and has this bandage over her head because she was shot in the head. Tom ...


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Sounds like the opening credits of Stir Crazy, a 1980 comedy with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor (and directed by Sidney Poitier!). They featured a few vignettes from New York, and one of them was the exact scene you've described (a woman's heel gets stuck in a grate, a man pretends to help her and cops a feel, and she hits him with her handbag). You can see ...


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Is it God Bless America? It came out in 2011.


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It sounds like Addicted to Love, (1997): Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple. Matthew Broderick and Meg Ryan are trying to break up Kelly Preston and Tchéky Karyo. Matthew Broderick sets up a "Camera Obscura" to spy on the other ...



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