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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Family Guy, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Family Guy

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    Watched "Busy Bodies" this lunchtime. Has anyone ever caused so much havoc in 20 minutes in a sawmill??

    On a more serious note, does anyone come close to Stan & Ollie for visual comedy? It's been 4 hours now since I watched this and my ribs still hurt...:rotfl:

    The only other prugramme that makes me laugh as much is Takeshi's castle - pure class.
     
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    They were wonderful. A lot of todays comedy owes much to Laurel and Hardy.
     
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    Nowt comes close to the class that was Laurel & Hardy.
    The nearest you'll get to them IMO are the Marx Brothers :D
    I still think Duck Soup is the funniest film ever. The mirror scene has to be the greatest comedy moment of all time. Pure class.
     
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    Stan and Ollie have to be the greatest pairing of a comedy team ever as they both contribute equally. In most other teams you find one straight man and one the comedian this pair both were the comedy half’s. I too saw the short film at dinner time.
    Good timing on the BBC for me I can watch it whiles having lunch.

    Army Bloke what was the joke with the piece of string at the end? (I missed the beginning was it anything I missed?)
     
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    The Music Box was always my fave as a kid and probably still is, lugging a piano up an seemingly never ending flight of stairs!! I get out of breath just watching it :D
     
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    The movie starts off in typical Stan & Ollie fashion - them driving down a street reflecting on how good life is and what a beautiful day it is...Ollie then tells Stan to put the radio on in the car. Stan pulls the string and music starts. We see Ollie tapping his finger and dusting the steering wheel in a way that only Ollie does. The music then stops and the car pulls over. Stan lifts the bonnet to reveal a gramaphone player complete with horn and a selection of 78's to play on it...he changes the record, pulls the string and they drive off again. Pure comic genius.
     
  7. Garrett

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    Cheers.:smashin:

    I thought the window frame gag was great as well.
     
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    I loved the one where they both joined the legion, and after a very long days march, ollie starts to rub stans feet instead of his own:laugh: pulls his toe's the lot:laugh:
     
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    There's another on tomorrow and again on Wednesday...
     
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    Total class....Still as funny today as ever..

    Remember the one where Ollie's getting married, and they all get held up doing a Jigsaw!!!

    Priceless....

    Adzman
     
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    Looks like a good DVD for L&H fans.
    I posted this in a previous thread about the duo :-

    "You can see the style of their comedy is still used throughout the comedy world today. The idea of one little incident building up to total chaos - Britass Empire springs to mind - they all owe it to these 2 comic heros"

    I will add that no-one comes close to these 2.
     
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    Can anyone tell me how the alcohol got in the bucket in today’s episode I miss the first minute again?
    I also thought today’s was a little too slapstick if you saw it you know what I mean.
     
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    It was tipped down a well by some moonshiners.
     
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    :smashin:

    Ah that’s why it did what it did later, as that had me puzzled.
     
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    Huge fan here.

    As I mentioned in an earlier thread, can you imagine the results if ANYONE tried to remake these today, using the exact same script ? It would BOMB in a major way.

    The timing of Stan and Ollie was impeccable. Nobody could replicate Ollies pomposity, or Stans oblivious innocence !

    Comic perfection, never to be equalled.
     
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    I just wish they would release most of them onto DVD, that would be really good, im sure they released most of there stuff on VHS?
     
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    The showed that one today it was called Beau Chumps.

    Did any one spot Charles Middleton (the Commandant) that was Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon series.

    What were them classic lines on forgetting what they had come to forget? I forgot.:D
     
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    another good star spot is in 'a chump at oxford' - a young Peter Cushing.
     
  20. Garrett

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    Yes I remember that it was one of his first roles.:smashin:

    And I was not joking I had forgot that line. But I think it went “we will make you remember, what you forgot, to remember, to forget”.
     
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    Did anyone notice that in the openong credits, the film is actually called "Beau HUNKS"?
     
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    Hi,

    They are on all this week as well.....

    Its hard to believe these gems of comedy were made in the 30's the slapstick cartoon visual gags are just a wonder to watch, imagine what it would have been like to see them in their heyday on the big screen when a new film come out the place must have been packed to the gills and the laughter, wonderful.

    Good on the BBC for showing them again, I hope the one in the boatyard comes on its a long time since I've seen it.

    Klippie.
     
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    Very true.

    I cant think of anyone else who could make me crack up by just walking into a wall:laugh:


    Adzman
     
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    i'm fast runniing out of video tapes :)

    now if only i had my neighbour's domestic DVD recorder.
     
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    I've been VCDing these for 3 weeks now!

    On to disc 10 now, ho hum. ;-)
    May get the time to watch one soon.
     
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    Sorry to bring this back, but the quality of Laurel & Hardy deserves it to be. My kid bruv (Spligsey) has always been a huge fan and got me into them.

    My favourite is Blockheads, where Stan doesn't know the war has ended and Olly takes him back home. I laugh just thinking about that film.
     
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    Thanks for bringing it back slimboy...does anybody know where these priceless comedy gems can be downloaded and stored forever on CD or DVD?
     
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    i swear there was a 3 disc set coming out..cd wow had it on there site and then it disappeared...:confused:
     
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    I am sorry to say that I have missed these on TV. My fav scene (do not know what the film is called) is one in which I think Stan and Oli are putting up a TV ariel and Oli ends up in the fireplace with the bricks falling on his head.

    After the first fall of many bricks it continues with a slow but impeccably timed drip, drip of other bricks along with comic impact sounds and after a number of these impacts Oli looks at the camera with that, why oh why does the world hate me look, looks up the chimney and one last brick smacks him right in the face. It makes me chuckle just thinking about it. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     

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