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Syd
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Sadly neglected forum.

When Olivia de Havilland recently died at the age of 104, she ceded her unsurprising title of oldest living Academy Award winner to whom? Hint: it's a supporting actress winner.

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grace
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Eva Marie Saint is still kicking.
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bartist
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Was going to guess Sidney Poitier until I saw the hint.

Kiefer Sutherland is the multiply mesonymed one in Knox's question. Good grief, wasn't "Kiefer" sufficient burden? JK

Will Grace grace us with a trivia challenge?

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Syd
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grace wrote:
Eva Marie Saint is still kicking.


And the answer.

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knox
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:12 pm Reply with quote
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I had the answer (but was very quiet about it).

I did try to render your tagline as a true palindrome:

A man, a plan, a bamboo patch, er, Brehct? A poob, ma banal Panama?

(panda had nap)
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bartist
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:32 pm Reply with quote
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GRACE, you were mentioned in a post over in television, in re "Lost." I could not find a working email for you, but maybe you still look in here or get notifications.

NM - found your email link in the memberlist. Somehow missed it on first glance.

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bartist
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This is more of a sociable exercise than a real trivia challenge, but I guess it works here.

What famous comic sketches, or comic moments in any sort of performance, when you recall them, still can make you start laughing? (if any)

Anything from Mesopotamia onward is fair game...the Pythons, Lucille Ball, SNL, Bob and Ray, Jack Benny, Marx bros, Seinfeld, Abbot and Costello, Bob Newhart, Mr Bean, and so many others.

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Syd
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John Cleese and Kevin Kline seducing Jamie Lee Curtis with foreign languages in "A Wish Called Wanda."

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gromit
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:13 am Reply with quote
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O Brother Where Art Thou, early on during their escape form the chain gang. Clooney hops into a box car and starts an overinflated spiel, while the guy he's chained to (Delmar) makes it in, but 3rd man Pete stumbles and falls, and the chain jerks them all off the train. The look on Clooney's face is great as the chain flattens him and then he drags his fingernails across the boxcar floor as he gets yanked off the train. A nice bit of verbal and physical humor.

Once Pete falls, your mind starts realizing the consequences just a hair before they occur. Three guys chained together, and the Coens come up with classic physical humor worthy of the silent slapstick era. It's also one of the many instances in the film where Clooney tries to control a situation and starts speechifying, only to get cut off and quickly deflated.

Came to mind since I rewatched it for the millionth time a week or two ago.

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knox
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George rescuing the whale in "Seinfeld" - the punchline moment as he's narrating his heroics at the diner.

Bob and Ray radio sketch - the man from the society of people who speak slowly. (and several other of their sketchs)

The dead parrot sketch.

Mr. Bean finds a shortcut to painting his room, by means of exploding a can of paint in the middle.

What have the Romans ever done for us scene in "Life of Brian"

Yep, the boxcar slapstick in O Brother, I'd second that one. Ditto, Fish Called Wanda.

Too many others...
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bartist
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:43 pm Reply with quote
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Random ones, not necessarily my favorites, because great comedy is so in the moment and your mood at the time...

The Argument Room, on Monty Python.
"Stampeding cattle...through the Vatican!" (Blazing Saddles)
"He hasn't got shit all over him." (Holy Grail)
"...and inside a dog it's too dark to read." (Groucho)
All things Otto in Fish called Wanda
Any movie line uttered by Bill Murray, Bob Newhart, or Leslie Nielsen when in deadpan mode.
"I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?" (the funniest line Robert DeNiro ever spoke)
"That is my least vulnerable spot," (Capt. Renault, in Casablanca)
Most of Best in Show, on first viewing.
Tom Lehrer songs, when I was 14.
John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in TBL.
JK Simmons as the CIA guy in Burn After Reading
Peter Capaldi unleashed in "In the Loop." (It would "difficult difficult lemon difficult" to pick a scene)
The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Cheers.

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gromit
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:07 pm Reply with quote
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My 2 fave Abbott & Costello routines:

1) Abbott: "So you're 40 and you're in love with a little girl who is 10 ..."
The absurd and questionable premise followed by some ridiculous mathematics, punctuated by Costello interruptions. I like how simply and instantly Abbott puts Costello in a tricky situation.
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2) From their pretty mediocre half hour Tv show, Costello is a contestant on a game show. The host asks the 1st contestant to state their name and hometown (I've just made up names, as that's not important to the joke).

C #1: "I'm Joe Melonhead and I'm from LA."
Host: "Oh, from right here in sunny LA."
C #1: "No, from Louisiana"

Puzzled Host moves on to Contestant #2:
C #2 "I'm Bertha Thecool and I'm from LA too"
Slightly wary Host: "So, you're also from ... Louisiana."
C#2: "No, Lake Arrowhead"

Contestant #3 is Costello, with for some reason Abbott standing next to him within arm's reach.

C #3: "Hi. Lou Costello, and I'm also from LA"
Befuddled Host: "Uh ... Lake Arrowhead?"
Costello: "No, Patterson, New Jersey"

(Abbott deploys his hat to Lou's head)

Why is that funny? It's partly the delivery. The thwarted expectation that they'll toss out another genuine variation of LA. It comes off as kind of surreal. Or maybe just stupid (Costello is indeed from Patterson). I also like the notion that innocent Lou wants to fit in and be like the others. But at the same time it's sort of a "screw you" kind of answer. Overall, it just goes in a direction you're not expecting. Makes you want to see how Costello is going to (further) disrupt the game.

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I need to check out some A and C. The radio duo, Bob and Ray, used to do stuff like that, with absurd premises and interviews where the subject would confound the questioner.

Did anyone hear the sonic boom on Saturday from the volcano near Tonga? Reportedly audible all around the Pacific. And apparently inland, too. I heard an odd whoosh when out walking, thought it was something from the AFB but there was nothing in the sky.

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:26 am Reply with quote
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When I was a wee one, one local NY channel would show Abbott & Costello films from 11:30-1RazzM every Sunday. So I saw A&C films all the time. That was my lead in to football games. So I've probably seen every one of their films.
I think my faves are: The Time of Their Lives, a Revolutionary War ghost tale, which has a lot more developed story than most of their films. A&C Meet The Killer. Sort of a haunted house, murder mystery, with Boris Karloff. A&C Meet Frankenstein. Their debut Buck Privates is classic. Most of the others have some good routines and good scenes scattered throughout. But are pretty uneven. I like when they meet the monsters.

I was disappointed that during the Golden Age of Pirated Dvd's, Abbott & Costello films never turned up. I would've bought them all.

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