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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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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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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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Two good contemporary takes on black humor and Jewish humor are the documentaries Why We Laugh (2004) and When Jews Were Funny (2013), notable for their blend of historical insight and on-camera interviews with American comedians who may be said to represent their respective cultures of comedy -- and I would say that in spite of the Venn diagram for race and ...


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Sounds like Disconnect from 2012 with Jason Bateman. From an online recap: 15-year-old outcast son (Jonah Bobo) is duped online by a couple of sadistic classmates. The two creeps develop a fake Facebook profile of a girl, strike up a friendship with the boy, and then ask that he send over a nude photo of himself, which they circulate throughout the ...


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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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This is from Lucky Luke and the Daltons from 2004. IIRC it's a magic red sombrero that makes the wearer invulnerable. You can see the scene here (the exact moment is around 1:35):


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Sounds like Love and Mary from 2007. Here's the trailer. From Wiki: Hoping to raise money from engagement presents [heroine Mary] decides to visit her family in Texas with her [nerdy] fiancé, Brent. Brent comes down with an allergy before the trip and she takes his twin brother Jake, a jailbird, to pretend to be Brent. While in Texas she falls in love ...


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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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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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No - if you want to be exacting about it. They appeared in 21 Jump Street in tribute to the characters they played on the original TV series the movie was based on. We never see them actually die and 22 Jump Street makes zero mention of them or their futures. It is likely they are dead given the wounds they received, but they are not confirmed dead at any ...


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


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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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Perhaps High Road to China (1983) with Tom Selleck? From an online recap: Rich woman hires drunken pilot (Selleck) to fly her to China to find her missing father. It also features this exchange between them: [Man:] Speak! [Woman:] Speak?! If you or one more person tells me to speak or to not speak, or to lower my eyes, I am going to let you ...


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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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Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Bill and Ted are pushed from a cliff by evil robot versions of themselves. Later they go to Heaven and the gatekeeper (a black man) asks them the meaning of life.


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This was an episode of Key & Peele. Here's the video on YouTube.


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Possibly Love Bites from 1993. From the Wiki recap: Vampire Zachary Simms (Adam Ant) has just awakened in his coffin from a 100 year sleep in the crypt under Kendall's house and comes out through the secret door in her fireplace to face the brave, new world. He soon befriends her. It also takes place in a house with a small set of stairs leading up to ...


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If you need the title, it's called The Other Side. From the Kokomo Tribune, 1996: Mark Curry takes his comedy act back to Oakland's Paramount Theater, where he watched comedians and rock stars as a teenager. "Mark Curry —The Other Side" debuted Saturday on the HBO Comedy Hour, with repeats Thursday, Aug. 25 and 27. The star of the ABC series "Hangin' ...


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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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It is probably Outsourced. Todd Anderson (Josh Hamilton) has to travel to India when his department is outsourced. Todd is not happy but when his boss Dave informs him that quitting would mean losing his stock options, he goes to train his Indian replacement.


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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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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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The movie you are looking for is a Spencer Tracy / Katharine Hepburn office comedy from the 1950s called Desk Set. From a 2013 article about the use of computers in the movies: Part of the fun of watching "Desk Set" today is seeing what passed as a sophisticated computer 56 years ago. The movie’s EMARAC-Electromagnetic Memory and Research Arithmetical ...


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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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