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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 05:41 PM
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IFC: 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches
http://www.ifc.com/film/film-news/50-greatest-comedy-sk...

Videos of most are posted as well.

There are some GREAT entries! :rofl:

50. "More Cowbell," Saturday Night Live, 2000
49. "Ass Pennies," Upright Citizens Brigade, 1998
48. "Gerald Ford Dead at 83," Saturday Night Live, 1996
47. "$240 Worth of Pudding," The State, 1993
46. "Celebrity Jeopardy!," Saturday Night Live, 1996
45. "The Ginger Refuge," The Catherine Tate Show, 2006
44. "Monkey Torture," The State, 1995
43. "The Pre-Taped Call-in Show," Mr. Show, 1997
42. "Modern Mother & Daughter," French & Saunders, 1992
41. "Chicken Lady at the Strip Show," Kids in the Hall, 1991
40. Citizen Kane - The Kids in the Hall
39. Porcupine Racetrack - The State
38. White, White Baby - In Living Color
37. Saying Goodbye - Smack the Pony
36. Mind Match - The State
35. I Know Black People - Chappelle's Show
34. Wycked Sceptre Party Tape - Mr. Show
33. The Spanish Inquisition - Monty Python
32. Four Yorkshiremen - At Last the 1948 Show
31. Four Candles - The Two Ronnies
30. "Whatever Happened to Baby Dawn?" French & Saunders
29. "Argument to Beethoven's Fifth," Caesar's Hour, 1954
28. "Wayne's World Crime Re-Enactment," Saturday Night Live
27. "Head Crusher vs. Face Pincher," Kids in the Hall, 1989
26. "Great White North," SCTV, 1981
25. "The Clock," Your Show of Shows, 1953
24. "Sweeps Week/The Days of the Week," SCTV, 1983
23. "Lord and Lady Douchebag", Saturday Night Live, 1980
22. "Went With the Wind," The Carol Burnett Show, 1976
21. "The French Chef," Saturday Night Live, 1979
20. Marijuana - Fridays
19. The Olympia Restaurant - Saturday Night Live
18. He's Rick James - Chappelle's Show
17. Scenes from an Idiot's Marriage - SCTV
16. Buckwheat Sings - Saturday Night Live
15. Word Association - Saturday Night Live
14. Ministry of Silly Walks - Monty Python
13. Bass-O-Matic - Saturday Night Live
12. The Racial Draft - Chappelle's Show
11. Jaws II (Land Shark) - Saturday Night Live
10. "Synchronized Swimming," Saturday Night Live, 1985
9. "Not for Ladies Only," Saturday Night Live, 1976
8. "Consumer Probe," Saturday Night Live, 1977
7. "Nairobi Trio," The Ernie Kovacs Show , 1956
6. "The Idiot in Rural Society," Monty Python's Flying Circus, 1970
5. "The Coneheads at Home," Saturday Night Live
4. "Samurai Hotel," Saturday Night Live, 1975
3. "Argument Clinic," Monty Python, 1972
2. "Who's On First?" Abbott and Costello, 1942
1. "Dead Parrot," Monty Python, 1969
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 05:51 PM
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1. WAY too much SNL and not nearly enough Mr Show
How does Ronnie fucking Dobbs not make this list?
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 05:56 PM
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2. There were a few more In Living Color sketches I would have liked to see, too.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:11 PM
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13. Definitely. n/t
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:05 PM
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3. Celebrity Jeopardy should've been higher
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:07 PM
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4. This thread needs #50!!
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:10 PM
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5. I could name a hundred better KITH episodes than those three.
Edited on Fri Apr-11-08 06:12 PM by BullGooseLoony
I'm SO disappointed. :P
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:13 PM
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6. That list is useless
No George Carlin, no Richard Pryor
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:15 PM
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7. They said:
"we kept our 50 selections to stuff that's appeared on television by choice"

Carlin and Pryor were not on broadcast TV.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:21 PM
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8. Pryor was for a very short time.
Carlin did lots of guest appearances, especially on the Tonight Show
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:25 PM
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9. Carlin and Pryor are comedic geniuses, but they didn't do sketches.
These are the top 50 sketches.

They top a whole 'nother list.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:59 PM
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12. I sit corrected. n/t
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:13 PM
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14. Pryor is on there at #15. The word association skit from Saturday Night Live with Chevy Chase
It should have been higher, IMO. Here's the link:

http://www.ifc.com/film/film-news/50-greatest-comedy-sk...

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:31 PM
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10. Ahem
It's "The Idiot in Society." There's no "Rural" in the title.







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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 06:50 PM
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11. For those of us who have been around a few years, here's another hilarious skit from Carol Burnett
with Mama, Ed and Eunice.

Family Charades

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOnw5WqLxjA

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:36 PM
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16. And any of Burnett's takes on Gloria Swanson n/t
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:53 PM
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17. Thanks for reminding me. Here's a sketch with Gloria Swanson playing Charlie Chaplin
Edited on Fri Apr-11-08 07:54 PM by irkthesmirk
This is true artistry to me and Carol sings a nice song at the end of part 2. She belongs to the Golden Age of television, one of the pioneers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGAw4OwvNSg

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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 08:17 PM
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18. Burnett, Curtains, and Gone With The Wind
My favorite dress for all time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IsUNh3svX4



Rhett: Scarlett! That gown is gorgeous!

Scarlett: Thank you. I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it.
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 07:30 PM
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15. Another one from SNL: Eddie Murphy and "Opie Cunningham" LOL!
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 10:24 PM
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19. They forgot . . .
"Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead." From Saturday Night Live. 1976.
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