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Offline Mrs. Dick Courier

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Bob Newhart was a given for my list, love him.

Also glad to see Paul Rudd, have loved him since that old show Sisters.  And I also have a vague memory of him in a video game commercial.  Maybe Sega?
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Found it!  Super Nintendo, here's the link if interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0NxOyNUP0
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MontyServo

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Number 20
(58 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by Monty)
Madeline Kahn


My thoughts:
I absolutely adore Madeline Kahn.  Even though she is most famously known for two films (Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein), those two roles left such an impression.  That no matter what she turned up in later on in her career, it would always bring a smile to my face.  Another legend that was lost way too soon.

The Wiki:
Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress. Kahn was known primarily for her comic roles in films such as Paper Moon, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, What's Up, Doc?, and Clue.

The clip:


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Johnny Unusual

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She's great.  I've only seen her in her Mel Brooks stuff, but she left a Hell of an impression.  I'm tired is a hell of a number.


MontyServo

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Number 19
(60 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Imrahil)
Chevy Chase


My thoughts:
Another great pick!  I never really thought that his work on SNL was all that special (especially compared to some of the greats of that era), but his film career had some real gems. Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, Vacation, Fletch, Three Amigos, Spies Like Us, and the severely underrated Funny Farm.  All great movies with hilarious performances by Chevy.

The Wiki:
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), Fletch (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. Since 2009, he has appeared as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community.

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nQ9Zo6Twpjw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/nQ9Zo6Twpjw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 05:48:06 PM by Monty »


Johnny Unusual

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Number 19
(60 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Imrahil)
Chevy Chase


He probably would have gone a lot further if he didn't have a history of being a dick to people.


MontyServo

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Number 18
(62 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by D.B. Barnes & @ScottOTD)
Michael Palin


My thoughts:
Like I said before, I love the Pythons.  Michael just missed my list, but could have just as easily made it.  Great talent.

The Wiki:
Michael Edward Palin, CBE, PRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. Palin wrote most of his comedic material with Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic," "Dead Parrot," "The Lumberjack Song," "The Spanish Inquisition," and "The Fish-Slapping Dance."

Palin continued to work with Jones after Python, co-writing Ripping Yarns. He has also appeared in several films directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam and made notable appearances in other films such as A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In a 2005 poll to find The Comedians' Comedian, he was voted the 30th favourite by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.

After Python, he began a new career as a travel writer and travel documentarian. His journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas and, most recently, Eastern Europe. In 2000 Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television. Palin is currently the president of the Royal Geographical Society.

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vt0Y39eMvpI?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vt0Y39eMvpI?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

probably my all time favorite Python sketch



MontyServo

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Number 17
(63 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Smith Dr John Smith)
Hugh Laurie


My thoughts:
Like Stephen Fry, I need to see more of his work.  I've never even seen a single episode of House.

 
The Wiki:
James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959), known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician, recording artist, and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 to 1999.

From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. As of August 2010, Laurie is the highest paid actor in a drama series on US television. He has been listed in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor ever in a TV Drama—earning US$ 700,000 per episode in House—and for being the most watched leading man on television.

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hNoS2BU6bbQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hNoS2BU6bbQ?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



MontyServo

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Number 16
(68 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Monty)
John Candy


My thoughts:
John Candy was a special kind of talent.  Hilarious on SCTV, and in movies like Uncle Buck and Spaceballs.  But it was his role in Planes, Trains and Autombiles that cemented his place on this list for me.  The last scene in that movie is the best acting of his career, I have always felt, and totally blew me away.  Just a slight expression on his face conveyed so much emotion.  It actually left me a bit misty eyed.  He was a great one, that is for sure.  Need to watch that one again soon.

 
The Wiki:
John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YnQZlq9Q2M4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/YnQZlq9Q2M4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>


MontyServo

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Number 15
(77 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by George Harrison)
Jack Lemmon


My thoughts:
Really surprised to see Jack Lemmon ranked so high on this list.  Surprised but happy.  A true legend, not just in comedy but also dramatic roles.

 
The Wiki:
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

The clip:


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Johnny Unusual

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I remember being rather shocked to her that he died when he did, since he was a pretty big deal to me.  Laugh all you want, but when I was a kid, I loved "Who's Harry Crumb."  (actually, I think the problem is no one laughed except me).

If you hadn't put it on, I would have put on one of the Dr. Tongue sketches.  I think that's one of the best ones looking back.  Is that the first one?  It's the least silly in the film's premise, but the fact that all of the 3D effects are for bizarre unscary things is brilliant (2 things I love in that clip: the very moment at the end of the paddleball joke where it just stops is hilarious and the sudden weird argument about potato chips).

Even though it's only a small role, he's brilliant in Blues Brothers.  It's like his character knows he's in a movie and what his role is and doesn't mind "losing".  He's having a great time!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1oOv3cuP8M4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/1oOv3cuP8M4</a>


MontyServo

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Number 14
(80 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Wurwolf)
Simon Pegg


My thoughts:
Not quite a legend, but quite possibly a legend in the making.  Really funny guy when he has the right material.  Love Shaun, Hot Fuzz and Spaced.  Some of his other stuff, not so much.

 
The Wiki:
Simon Pegg (born Simon John Beckingham; 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, writer, film producer, and director. He is best known for having co-written and starred in various Edgar Wright features, mainly Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the comedy series Spaced.

He also portrayed Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the 2009 Star Trek film, Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible III and its sequel Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin. Much of his major work has been in collaboration with some combination of Wright, Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes, and Dylan Moran. He also starred in and co-wrote Paul (with Frost) and Run Fatboy Run (with Michael Ian Black).

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HmyQDH_PSC4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/HmyQDH_PSC4?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



MontyServo

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Number 13
(88 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by Johnny Unusual)
Dave Foley


My thoughts:
If I had to pick a favorite Kid, it would be Dave if only because of his work on the great Newsradio.  That lets him edge out over the other four guys.  Of all the Kids, he ranked highest on my list. 

 
The Wiki:
David Scott "Dave" Foley (born January 4, 1963) is a Canadian comedian, writer, director, and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. He also frequently appears on The Late Late Show on CBS.

The clip:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vGQRBkv4di8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vGQRBkv4di8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>



Johnny Unusual

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Number 15
(77 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by George Harrison)
Jack Lemmon

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Outside of the Grumpy Old Men films, I haven't seen many if any of his comedies, but he was a tremendous actor in comedy and drama.  And he's got to get them Glengary leads.

Number 14
(80 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Wurwolf)
Simon Pegg


Didn't make my list, but he's pretty awesome.


MontyServo

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Number 12
(88 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Pak-Man)
Leslie Nielsen


My thoughts:
Two characters, from Airplane! and Naked Gun, brought him this high on the list.  And I can't agree more with his placement.   

 
The Wiki:
Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films from the 1950s to the 1970s. Nielsen's performance in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure received positive reviews as a serious actor, although he is primarily known for his comedic roles.

Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series, based on an earlier short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he starred. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final years of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics, but performed well in box office and home media releases. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

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