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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:20 AM
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Battle of the Comedy Groups: Monty Python vs. The Three Stooges
I'm not sure where I come down on this one, but probably on Python. Stooges are a hella laugh fest, but after an hour it gets tiring. Python is clever and witty enough that it still also involves thinking, and so takes days before getting tiring, assuming it happens at all.

But for sheer hilarity per moment density, the Stooges, I think, get it.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:28 AM
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1. Python
Seems I'm a typical female - I think The Three Stooges are just not funny.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:30 AM
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2. Python
The Three Stooges basically did the same routine with different subjects. There is far more depth in Monty Python.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:30 AM
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3. Python, and I agree with Book Lover, the Three Stooges aren't funny.
I could never understand why people like them but that's just me, I guess.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:31 AM
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4. Python
broader subject matter!
I prefer Laurel and Hardy over the 3 Stooges for slapstick.
Marx Brothers better comparison for Python. Love both!
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:37 AM
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7. Stooges
It was slapstick, but slapstick is just plain funnier. Everybody can laugh at a pie in the face or a pratfall. Before you could have Python you had to have the Stooges.
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:32 AM
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5. Monty python
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:33 AM
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6. Python...Stooges were too misogynistic
But one of my favorite lines ever from the Stooges was "Awww, ya hit Santa! Just for that no toys!"
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:41 AM
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8. Definitely Python.
Even Benny Hill is funnier than the Three Stooges!
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:25 AM
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9. don't see how they can be compared...the type of humor is so totally
different
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:41 AM
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10. It's a tough call for me, too.
I do like The Stooges (Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!), but there's a lot to be said for silly walks. Let's all email my young biologist friend Dr. Anna Cronin in the U.K. <mailto:anna.cronin@man.ac.uk > and see what she thinks (she's gonna hate me for this!).
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:49 AM
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11. Different humour.
But I have to go with the Three Stoogies.

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