Thursday, June 15, 2006

Slapstick is Funny!

So we're watching the commercial for Nacho Libre the other night and during the clip where the bull tosses Jack Black into the air, I let out a giggle. Mike mentions that I love pain and suffering. Hardly.

Slapstick is funny stuff, people. Three Stooges? Grew up on 'em. Dodgeball? Give Rip Torn a wrench and the line, "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!" and I'm off the couch. In real life we'd be horrified, but it's a movie and it's a comedy for a reason - it's so outlandish, it's hilarious.

No, I do not find human suffering funny - well, maybe Mike's once in a while, but he's my husband so it's expected. But on the big and small screens, a banana peel and a running waiter go a looong way.

7 comments:

Stacey said...

It's in the bone!

Roe said...

I just started giggling. That movie makes me laugh so hard... I think I need to watch it with Will one more time.

It's just the way he looks at one leg, and looks at the other... "Ahhh!" "Ahhhh!"

Now I'm laughing out loud and they think I'm crazier than usual.

janny226 said...

I love Rip Torn. If I was going to be one of those people who has a picture of a celebrity in a frame pretending it's a family emmber, I'd claim Rip as my dad.

Roe said...

hahahaha... that is awesome, Janice!

Chris said...

Slapstick rules

"T'is but a flesh wound"

Roe said...

"I'll bite your bloody legs off!" Sheer genius.

Roe said...

Actually, I think it was Chris who was almost incapacitated with laughter along with me talking about Ace Ventura II, right?