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Questions tagged [comedy]

A genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor.

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Japanese movie a man who moved in to a hotel / motel with many other occupants [on hold]

I cannot, for the life of me, remember this Japanese movie I watched once, probably in the 2000s, and I've searched all over google, but to no avail! The movie begins with a man, unconscious. A ...
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In which George Carlin's standup “Saving the Planet” appears? [on hold]

I have four long George Carlin's stands-up: Back in Town (1996), You are All Diseased (1999), Complaints and Grievances (2001), It's Bad for Ya! (2008). I would like to start watching it from the ...
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What makes a comedy series a sitcom?

What exactly is a sitcom? In particular: what distinguishes sitcoms among the (presumably) broader category of comedy series? It's easy enough to give classical examples of sitcoms. They tend to have ...
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What's the meaning behind this joke in George Carlin's 1977 HBO special?

In his 1977 HBO stand-up special George Carlin at USC, George Carlin tells the following joke about cats kneading: And they jump on your chest, they put their ass in your face and go... [...
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Why is Hollywood not casting Jim Carrey anymore? [closed]

Jim Carrey is a great comedian. But why are we not seeing him in Hollywood movies anymore? Any reason behind it.?
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Teenage Boy gives Counselling Sessions in the Bathroom [closed]

I'm looking for a movie where the main protagonist is a high-school boy from a rich family. I think he transfers from private to a public school at the start of the movie and is not well liked ...
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Teen comedy movie from the 80's or 90's with a piano teacher [closed]

I've been looking for a movie I watched as a kid, probably from the 80's but it could be from early 90's or even before the 80's, like late 70's. It was a movie that, from what I remember, the ...
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Chained up in the basement movie, comedy (maybe)? [closed]

Okay, this is a movie I watched back when I was in school so, 2003-2008, on TV. Maybe HBO (India). The actors weren't recognizable, and I wouldn't imagine it was terribly high budget. Basic plot: ...
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“My little Trump” - Is Frank referring to Donald Trump during Nazi report?

In Season 6 Episode 7 of Shameless, Chuckle Slott was giving a report on Nazis. After the report, Frank Gallagher says: Thats my little Trump.Capitalized? I'm not sure if he's referring to Donald ...
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Movie about a bridge accident, people dying horribly and premonition [closed]

I saw a short fragment of a movie I would like to identify. Warning: graphic descriptions follow. The film is contemporary, as far as I remember the cars were from the 90'. Set in the US. The ...
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How did the hour-long drama, half-hour animation and comedy format arise?

It makes sense for TV channels to broadcast with their schedules divided into half-hour chunks, so that (including ads where applicable) 30, 60 and 90-minute episodes are typical. The half-hour comedy ...
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Looking for a funny and inspirational hindi movie [closed]

Anyone could help me to find the movie I watch around 2007-2008. All I remember to this movie are the following. An actor role I think a civil engineer or contractor. The girl he liked did not like ...
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Can you identify an Indian comedy about a shy man disguised as an extrovert dancer? [closed]

I saw part of this film on a foreign TV station while abroad, and could not find any details or the TV guide from that day. Speaking for myself, it was a very entertaining and lighthearted film. The ...
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Looking for an old comedy film set in the American Civil War — a bunch of oddball soldiers being gathered for a special unit [closed]

A long, long time ago I saw maybe the first 20 or 30 minutes of a comedy movie. The movie was in English, and I think it was black-and-white. (Or maybe I was just sitting in front of an old black-and-...
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Old black-and-white political comedy about a young idealist running for Mayor [closed]

I saw at least the first half of this movie (but not all of it) somewhere around 1994 or 1995, on television. But it was all in black-and-white, so I feel reasonably confident that it was made no ...
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1980's/1990's French comedy with a person who can't be captured in a photograph [closed]

I'm trying to recall a 1980's French comedy that I can't remember the name of. There are a couple of sub-plots in there: A husband and wife who fake their daughter's kidnapping and a clueless police ...
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Old comedy/spy movie where the heroine is a much better fighter than the leading man [closed]

I saw at least some of this movie on television somewhere around 1980 (give or take a couple of years). My personal guess, in hindsight, is that the movie was probably made in the 1960s. English ...
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What is the relationship between “multi-camera” and laugh tracks?

This article on the decline of laugh tracks twice contrasts "multi-camera sitcoms" with sitcoms that use laugh tracks. Is that literal? I.e., is there a custom or technical reason that sitcoms with ...
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Are shows with laugh tracks considered a lower form of comedy by the TV industry?

I personally don't like to watch shows with laugh tracks, but we do know that a crowd can be "warmed up" to laugh at almost anything, laughter is contagious, and people can thus enjoy the group ...
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Looking for a movie of about futuristic city and alien society [closed]

I can't describe the title well.So, maybe it's a bit confusing. Anyway, I am looking for this movie. I watched it maybe around 10-15 years ago. These are what I know about it: Year : I guess it'...
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Male alien searching for a girlfriend on Earth [closed]

I'd like to know what the title is. I don't remember much about this movie, but I'll try my best. I watched it in late 90's - early 2000's It's in English language Its genre is maybe a comedy It's a ...
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Movie with college/high school guys, strippers and the strip club owner [closed]

I watched this movie years ago when I was a kid, and I don't remember its name but I remember that I loved it. It is a 70s/80s American comedy movie about some guys in either high school or college (...
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Can you identity a movie about friends trying to murder each other? [closed]

I was very little when I saw this movie but I haven't seen it since. The plot centers around two friends I believe who keep trying to kill each other. But it was a comedy I believe. In one particular ...
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Comedy movie/TV show featuring a lactating girl convincing a boy to consume her breast milk [closed]

I want to identify this movie/TV show I watched the trailer of. It was going to be on air on TV. So here are the details: When did I watch it I watched it about 7 years ago and movie must have been ...
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A guy hires man to commit suicide-by-assassin, but killer fails, kills other people accidentally? [closed]

Movie starts with a (I assume British) guy who wants to commit suicide but he does not succeed. He meets a local guy who wants to earn some money and tells him that he will kill the suicidal man. But ...
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Laughter in Comedic TV Shows

In many comedy series like Friends and How I Met Your Mother we hear laughter in funny scenes. Where does this sound come from? Is it a recorded sound or is it from real audiences?
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Comedy where a guy glues a dog to his hand while hiding in closet [closed]

This film is old, might even be from the eighties. The only scene I can remember is that the main male character, who I seem to remember being some sort of detective or PI was in a woman's room when ...
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A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations [closed]

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
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What is the first mockumentary style show?

There are a lot of great mockumentary style comedy shows such as The Office, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, etc. My question is who invented this style? Who was the first to make a show or a ...
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Why are comedies shorter than dramas?

Including commercials, most television sitcoms are about half an hour long, whereas dramas tend to fill an hour-long slot. Though I haven't crunched the numbers myself, I get a feeling that the ...
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Old cavemen comedy movie in style of Mel Brooks [closed]

I remember watching this movie some time during the late eighties on VHS from video rental. While it was dubbed in German, I think its original language most likely was either English or Italian (from ...
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Comedy about a red slime monster alien devouring a spaceship's crew [closed]

I saw a movie when I was about 5 years old, and the cartoonish antagonist in it became the monster under my bed. Here's what I remember: Saw it in circa 1983, probably on HBO; I don't think it came ...
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Who played “camel toe annie” on Conan's show?

Who played "camel toe annie" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien? Some guys on this forum think its Amy Poehler but she barely looks any thing like her in this clip
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Opening scene with a woman who gets her high heels stuck in a grate [closed]

This is a tough one. Does anybody remember a comedy back in the 80s (I think) in which, during the opening credits, we see a series of silly, everyday events (nothing to do with the movie's plot) set ...
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Comedy spy movie (probably with Leslie Nielsen) [closed]

I remember 3 scenes from a movie which is in the style of Leslie Nielsen's spy-agent comedies. Beginning of the movie - He thinks someone is watching him while he walks down the street. He stops, (...
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Why do criminals whistle after doing something?

There's an old tradition in cartoons and comedies: criminals (mostly thieves) and bullies often whistle some tunes after doing something bad or when they are likely to be detected by police or guards. ...
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What does Bromantic comedy genre mean?

I heard that writing a bromantic comedy is the trendy business in many parts of the world including India. But what is Bromantic?
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Comedy involving a contract killer [closed]

I once watched a Hollywood movie. A contract killer and a man who was ditched or thrown out by his girlfriend or wife settled in two side by side hotel rooms. The killer is getting ready for his job ...
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Seemingly tall man answers door but he's actually short [closed]

I'm trying to identify an 80's comedy that has a sketch in it along the following lines: A gent approaches a timber door, either at a castle or a large wooden factory door, he taps on it and a high ...
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What's the earliest movie with a comedic scene of mistaking a bull for a cow?

As a child I saw an American comedy maybe from the 50s/60s about a woman who loses one man after the other by death. In one scene a soon-to-be-dead husband is trying to milk what he mistakes for a cow ...
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Style of shooting where common activities are filmed as if they were epic

I am trying to identify a cinematic style where a common activity is filmed as if it was way more epic than it really is (usually with a comedic intent). As an example: a guy could be just drinking ...
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What are the differences among Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy?

I am not American but I watched a lot of American comedy movies and I noticed something. That is, the types of jokes of Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy are ...
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What's this romantic comedy about a housemaid pretending to be the owner? [closed]

Need help finding the name of the following movie: There was a guy who lived in an apartment in a big city (likely New York City), and there was a woman who posed as his housesitter/keeper while he ...
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The classic JOHN 3:16 sign

Sometimes in comedies someone in a crowd is holding up a sign that says "JOHN 3:16" Can someone explain me that joke, how it originated and why is used in a lot of movies?
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Identify a movie with kids playing Final Fantasy VIII [closed]

The movie was released between 1998-2001, but all I can remember of it is a single scene, two naked women randomly walk into a house and past two kids playing Final Fantasy VIII on a PlayStation. I ...
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On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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Man mistakenly believes that he is in a TV show [closed]

This is a comedy - lead character is male, and I believe it was set in Britain. There exists a TV show (in the fictional world of the movie) where people can set up their friends. The "victim" ...
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Movie where two or three men playing with a dead body [closed]

I'm looking for a comedy movie where two(or three??) men using the dead body of a man, possibly their boss to hide the fact that he's dead and trying to find out how he is dead? From what I recall, ...
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Imaginary friend from childhood returns when a young woman is in trouble [closed]

It is where a young woman has an emotional crisis in her life, with her cheating boyfriend and controlling mother. And her imaginary friend from when she was little comes back and causes more chaos ...
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Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious?

The legendary Kubrick comedy Dr. Strangelove is based on the book Red Alert which is in no way comedic. At the time of release, not long after the Cuban Missile Crisis, apocalyptic pessimism was the ...