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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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This is a Mel Brooks movie called History of the World: Part 1 The chess scene can be found on youtube. I actually saw this at a drive-in theater.


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Pretty sure this is the sequel to The Odd Couple, The Odd Couple II from 1998, where Walter Mattahu and Jack Lemmon go through all kinds of trouble when they try to reach their childrens' wedding in time. Along the way, an old man offers them a ride, saying that though it's a five hour drive, they will be there "in less than two hours". But when they ...


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According to Wikipedia: A bromantic comedy is a film genre that is closely related to the romantic comedy film genre with close male relationships instead. Many define it as, "A romantic comedy based on an eerily close platonic heterosexual relationship between two (or more) bros."


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Sounds like The Court Jester with Danny Kaye from 1955: Set in medieval England, the plot concerns the struggle to restore to the throne the rightful heir, a baby with a distinguishing birthmark, the purple pimpernel on his posterior. Danny Kaye plays Hubert Hawkins, an ex-carnival entertainer who becomes minstrel to the Black Fox, a Robin Hood-type ...


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You're right about this gag being popular. Other than the movies you have already mentioned (Kingpin and What A Way To Go! from 1964 with Shirley MacLaine), this also appears in City Slickers II (1994), For Richer or Poorer (1997) and Ice Age 3 (2009). But surprisingly, though it's not explicitly shown and only lasts a couple of seconds, the gag was hinted ...


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I think you mean Switching Channels (1988) with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds & Christopher Reeve: Sully is the producer of a cable news network program. Christy is his ex-wife and best reporter. Her desire to quit the news business and marry Blaine, a sporting goods manufacturer comes as an innocent man is about to be executed. Sully's attempts to ...


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It's TvTropes to the rescue again, where they decided to call the technique Mundane Made Awesome and present a few billion examples from movies, TV, advertising and other media. Edgar Wright's films get a mention, of course, as they are particularly rife with the specific example you've mentioned: parodies of tooling-up montages (Tropes calls it Lock and ...


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Sounds like Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin, where he's an executive trying to get home for Christmas?


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Alternately if it's John Cleese, it could be Clockwise. He's a time obsessed head teacher who has disasters trying to make an important meeting.


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The Last Drop (wiki), 2005 British commandos sent to retrieve art and gold, competing with German deserters and the SS to get it during Operation Market Garden. Pretty much "The Monuments Men" vs. "Three Kings".


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This is Private Resort from 1985 starring the very young Johnny Depp and Rob Morrow as teenagers in a Miami resort. Morrow keeps running into a jewel thief called the Maestro (Hector Elizondo) and his wife. In one scene, Morrow poses as a barber and gives the Maestro a terrible haircut (shaving his hair down the middle); in another he poses as a runway model ...


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Sounds like you're after the colorful 1963 musical Bye Bye Birdie that stars Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke and many others, where Ed Sullivan and his show figure prominently into the plot: Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60's ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and song writer Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry ...


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This sounds like the plot of Virgin Territory from 2007 with Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton which was a sort of Medieval American Pie, though I think it's a count there, not a king. From Wiki: The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, ...


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Sounds like you're after Senior Skip Day from 2008 with Lea Thompson and Tara Reid. When Adam accidentally gives up the location for the senior skip day party to his school's principal, he offers up his house as a new location. But for it to be a success, he needs to get his senior class to his house and stop the principal from crashing the party. The ...


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You're looking for the 1993 special Tracey Ullman: A Class Act. Both sketches are on Wiki: The show opens aboard "Class Air", a British airline that seats passengers according to social class: lower, middle, upper. Airline steward, Trevor Ayliss, explains to an American passenger the seating arrangement. Young girl Janie Pillsworth is put into a ...


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Seems you're after Billy Wilder's Buddy Buddy from 1981 with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Hitman Trabucco has been hired to eliminate Rudy "Disco" Gambola before he testifies against fellow members of the Mob, but completing the contract becomes problematic once he encounters suicidal Victor Clooney, an emotionally disturbed television censor staying ...


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Sounds like The Big Ask from 2013, but the guy isn't dying. Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants. That one thing is to sleep with all their girlfriends. I can understand your confusion, though, because the phrase 'dying of cancer' ...


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Looking for Lola is based on a romantic situation and a dance audition about the Macarena. You can find information about it at imdb.com. One review (of 7) of the film, mentions the Mike Greenbaum character trying to skip out on the restaurant check. From the review: Lola (lead actress) allows him to use her boss' house to fool his parents into thinking ...


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Sounds like the Mel Brooks film Life Stinks. I saw it ages ago, so don't remember the exact scene you mentioned, but the premise sounds similar. From IMDB: A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought. And the trailer: ...


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It's 2 Days in Paris with Adam Goldberg and Julie Delpy, who was also the writer and director. Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.


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This is not from any particular Ben Turpin film, simply a posed photo for his fans, circa 1918. If you want to know more about Turpin, look for a great book called FOR ART'S SAKE – The Biography & Filmography of Ben Turpin.


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A possibility is A Modern Affair (1995), starring Lisa Eichhorn and Stanley Tucci. According to IMdb, it is also known as Mr. #247. A Modern Affair" is a romantic comedy about the strain of contemporary relationships, one woman's urgent desire for parenthood, and a solution to it all. Grace Rhodes is the perfect corporate executive -- bright, ...


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Ready Or Not from 2009 that had a suspiciously similar premise to The Hangover, also from 2009. Four college buddies find themselves on the adventure of their lives, when on the morning after a Las Vegas bachelor party, they end up stranded deep in Mexico penniless, being chased, falling in love, and fighting to make it back across the border in time for ...


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It must be Nature of the Beast. Full story from Wikipedia with spoiler below: I watched it by myself and it did match with the description.


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I think it was On Location's annual Young Comedians Show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Location_(TV_series)


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Your memory didn't betray you: this is Private School (1983) with Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine. From the synopsis: Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on Jim, and she is willing to do whatever she can to ...


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Are you possibly thinking of the Seinfeld episode (s08e03) "The Bizarro Jerry", where Jerry goes out on a date with a beautiful, blonde woman but complains that she has "man hands" -- punctuated by having an actual husky man's hands shown in place of hers. Here is a video of what sounds exactly like the scene you're describing: ...


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Though I first thought of Evil Dead II, this sounds more like Idle Hands from 1999 with Seth Green, Jessica Alba and Vivica A. Fox: Anton would like very much to go about his daily routine of smoking weed, watching TV, and lusting after the girl across the street. The only thing stopping him is his demon-possessed right hand which seems determined to ...


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This is the whacky comedy Whoops Apocalypse from 1988, in which a bumbling terrorist called Lacrobat (played by Michael Richards) is ordered to kidnap a princess. He pretends to be a blind window cleaner at some point and also puts the princess in a gorilla suit to sneak her into a hotel.



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