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Funniest Moment on Television
« on: December 14, 2006, 06:48:49 PM »
I'm not sure if this ever aired, but...

the funniest thing I ever saw on Television was on the Carol Burnett Show. They were doing a Mama's Family sketch. I believe it was Vicki Lawrence as Mama Thelma, Carol Burnett as Eunice, Dick Van Dyke, and the one and only Tim Conway. They were all sitting down on the couch, playing a card game of some sort. Tim decides to go off on a tangent, describing a pair of circus elephants that were joined at the trunk. He goes on and on, in character, making the rest of the cast strain not to laugh(aside from Vicki - she was steely-faced the whole time). They try to continue the scene but Tim keeps going off about these Siamese Elephants, clearly having fun with it. Carol has to drop her head several times to hide her laughter, but Vicki keeps her face stone cold. Hearing Tim describe this scene is hilarious. Seeing the cast buckle under the pressure of not laughing is even more hilarious. But the funniest moment is yet to come. Carol decides enough is enough, and says "Go on, Mama." to continue the game/scene. But Vicki, clearly angry with Tim for wasting so much time with his little joke, says without missing a beat: "Are you sure that little ass-hole's through?"

Tim immediately drops face first to the floor, shaking with laughter, while Dick slowly drops to the floor as well, Carol doubles over, and the crowd goes NUTS!!!!  Who knows how long it took for the cast to regain their composure to continue filming the scene!!


The funniest scene in the history of television, ladies and gentlemen.




p.s. If anyone can find the video of this on the web, or has it to upload, please do so!!!!!!
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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 07:30:32 PM »
I dont remember a lot of the details, but I remember my dad and my about passing out on an episode of Taxi when Jim met his parents.


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 08:20:18 PM »
It's this exchange between The Cat and Dave Lister in Red Dwarf:

2 Int. Sleeping quarters.

CAT and LISTER are lying on bunks in a darkened room, watching television.

LISTER:
Cat?

CAT:
Mmm?

LISTER:
Ya ever see the Flintstones?

CAT:
Sure!

LISTER:
D'ya think Wilma's sexy?

CAT:
Wilma Flintstone?

LISTER:
Maybe we've been alone in deep space too long, but every time I see that sharmi body, it drives me crazy.  Is it me?

CAT:
Well, I think in all probability, Wilma Flintstone is the most desirable woman that ever lived.

LISTER:
That's good.  I thought I was goin' strange.

CAT:
She's incredible!

LISTER:
What d'ya think of Betty?

CAT:
Betty Rubble?  (Pause) Well, I would go with Betty... but I'd be thinking of Wilma.

LISTER:
This is crazy.  Why are we talking about going to bed with Wilma Flintstone?

CAT:
You're right.  We're nuts.  This is an insane conversation.

LISTER:
She'll never leave Fred, and we know it.

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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 10:14:57 AM »
I'd have to go with this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azrtunyBM2A

EDIT: fixed url
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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 10:57:13 AM »
Cowbell...

<a href="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3558248606694195195&amp;hl=en-CA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3558248606694195195&amp;hl=en-CA</a>

watch Fallon crack up when Farell goes on about the cowbell...hilarious!
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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 11:08:13 AM »
   I'm like Kodiak in that the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV involved the Carol Burnett Show.

   It was their entire parody sketch of Gone With the Wind (titled "It Went With The Wind", as I recall). The entire sketch was hysterical, but the moment that Carol makes her entrance dressed in the dark green dress made from curtains (with the rod still running through the shoulder part) made me crack several ribs at once.

  


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 12:22:05 PM »
Second funniest moment...


I'm a big fan of toilet humor, and nothing cracks me up like a good fart joke! This clip from Family Guy almost caused me to suffocate!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FR_U3UOHg0U" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/FR_U3UOHg0U</a>


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 09:16:53 PM »
   Everything already mentioned is great.  Let me add:

  From Taxi,  Reverend Jim taking his cabbie written test and asking Bobby for help on a question. Bobby tells him the answer, "Slow down." which causes Jim to ask the question much slower. Funny the first time but by the third time Jim is dragging out the question and the audience is losing it.

    Another Conway/Korman bit from The Carol Burnett Show: Harvey's the patient and Tim's the dentist who keeps stabbing himself with the novacaine needle.  Watching Harvey trying to keep it together makes those bits classics.

   From the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, I'll skip over the Ed Ames tomahawk bit and go to George Gobel in the chair with Bob Hope and Dean Martin on the couch.  Martin leaning in to brush his cigarette ash off in a distracted Gobel's mug has the crowd laughing but Gobel's line is the topper. As close as I can remember the line, Gobel says, "You ever have the dream where the world is a tuxedo and you're a pair of brown shoes?"

    Much more recently, let me throw in two moments from the Buffy episode "Hush" where everyone has lost their voices.  When Giles is giving his overhead projection talk to the "Scooby gang" and Buffy responds to Willow's questions about killing them with a staking motion that Xander misinterprets and the scene where Xander thinks Spike has bitten Anya and starts to beat on Spike.  When Anya lets him know she's alright and tells him with hand signals that they should leave and have sex, Giles' reaction is great. I laughed out loud at both moments and rarely see a Joss Whedon-written show that doesn't combine humor with horror and action.


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 09:24:04 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tDzhCVVlMQI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tDzhCVVlMQI</a>

Honorable mention goes to the lion pulling Lance Murdock back into the shark tank as he tries to climb out.


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 10:30:10 PM »
Sharktopus, you read my mind. I was gonna suggest that same moment. :^) It's dulled a little with time, but I laughed 'til I was sore every time it was on when it first aired.


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 10:34:13 PM »
Sharktopus, you read my mind. I was gonna suggest that same moment. :^) It's dulled a little with time, but I laughed 'til I was sore every time it was on when it first aired.

I watched the YouTube clip with no sound and still couldn't help but laugh at it, and probably for probably the 100th time or more. Notice Wendell's expression (the pale kid who always throws up) when the amulance hits the tree. Priceless. According to the audio commentary, they were going to have the stretcher land on Homer's head just like the skateboard did, but thought that might be "too much." TOO MUCH?! Eh, they might be right. That much hilarity might've killed me.


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2006, 09:36:46 AM »
Chris Farley going through the table in the Matt Foley sketch was AWESOME. I think that sketch made me crack up more than any other.
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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2006, 12:15:06 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/WSZx8-7Ccds" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/WSZx8-7Ccds</a>

And for J-Proof:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/k_gDVac5ylM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/k_gDVac5ylM</a>
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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2006, 02:55:49 PM »
  Favorite Simpsons moment: From the episode where Bart sells his soul to Milhouse, the opening where Bart has changed the hymnal music and the organist plays the long version of "In a Gadda da Vida" while the congregation rocks along with the slightly altered lyrics and Reverend Lovejoy realizes that this is "rock and/or roll"!


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Re: Funniest Moment on Television
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2006, 04:32:52 PM »
It has to be from Mr Show, The Fast Show or A Bit of Fry and Laurie. Which skit would be impossible to say.
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