Thursday, May 7, 2009

Top 5 Funniest Movies Of All Time: #2 and #1

Well here we are, the final 2. So what is the second funniest movie of all time? Without a doubt...

Young Frankenstein

In the group of my sister, my dad, and my brother and myself, this is the most quoted movie of the household. I throw quotes from it to normal people, half of them don't get it. Especially when someone mentions Underworld, or Twilight, or some bullshit and they say werewolf, and I say there wolf.

The stand out of this movie has to be without a doubt the great Marty Feldman. Every line he utters in this movie is comedy gold. I could probably watch this movie 100 times and still find something new and funny in what he says or does.

Of course, the rest of the cast have brilliant moments as well, mostly from Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, and Cloris Leachman. It is really hard for me to give this movie #2. But the funniest movie of all time barely, just barely edges it out. I recently rewatched this movie the other day after buying it on Blu Ray, and still laughed my damn ass off.

Interesting Young Frankentstein tidbits:

Rock band Aerosmith took a break from a long night of recording to see "Young Frankenstein" in 1974. Steven Tyler wrote the band's hit "Walk This Way" the morning after seeing the movie, inspired by Marty Feldman's first scene, the "walk this way... this way" scene.

The film was shot with many of the same props and lab equipment as the original Frankenstein (1931).

The skulls that Freddy and Inga find under the castle were real skulls.

The shifting hump on Igor's back was an ad-libbed gag of Marty Feldman's. He had surreptitiously been shifting the hump back and forth for several days when cast members finally noticed. It was then added to the script.

And with that, it brings us to...


Which, earlier this week, I had already mentioned what it was, which is....


With Young Frankenstein, it is quoted quite often between my sister and I... but Blazing Saddles is quoted constantly by everyone I know.

When my nephew is sitting around, and he gets a text message on his phone, his ringtone for it is... "Where all the white women at?"

I remember in my early teens, my Dad having me sit and watch two movies with him. One being It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, and Blazing Saddles. I didn't really get most of the jokes at the time, being only around 13 years old, but now that I understand them, I still find something new with every viewing.

Like I mentioned earlier this week, Dom DeLuise has my favorite scene in the movie, with his character of Buddy Bizarre. I wish Mel Brooks would make one last comedy. His most recent ones were pretty dull. Dracula Dead And Loving It I have never managed to get through in its entirety, I give up half way through. Robin Hood was probably his last good comedy. But thats fine, because to me, the man made the two funniest movies, of all time.

Blazing Saddles - The funniest movie is here. Find it

Interesting Blazing Saddles tidbits:

Richard Pryor came up with the character "Mongo".

One day in the Warner Bros. studio commissary, Mel Brooks and the other writers were seated at a table opposite John Wayne ("the Duke"). The Duke turned and said he had heard about their Western, the one where people say stuff like "blow it out your ass". Mel handed the Duke a copy of the script and said, "Yes, and we'd like you to be in it." According to Brooks, the Duke turned down the offer the next day by saying, "Naw, I can't do a movie like that, but I'll be first in line to see it!"

A television spinoff series was originally proposed, but never aired. Called "Black Bart", it starred Louis Gossett Jr. (billed as "Lou Gossett") and Steve Landesberg. The show never aired, but the original pilot can be found on the 30th Anniversary Special Edition DVD.

Mel Brooks also asked Johnny Carson to play the Waco Kid; he refused.


  1. How old are you? I don't think you're but a year or two older than me... but it's weird to me, that we were raised on completely different movies. I didn't see any of these until I was already a teenager... no one in my family ever watched them. Instead I grew up on National Lampoons and like Big Trouble in Little China, and The Goonies... maybe cuz the humor was cleaner? I dunno... Good list though, mine would be 100% different, but I appreciate it anyway.

  2. Also tack on the fact that with parents owning a video store when I was younger, I was raised on movies.

    And I have better taste than you, cause even though you've seen these movies you would still put shit like Step Brothers or Old School up there. Kinda like how Bravo says SHREK is the 3rd funniest movie of all time. But hey, what can I say about taste, I'm currently watching Twister.

  3. Hey one of you guys Digg this article, I keep trying but Digg is being lame.

  4. I would definitely have Step Brothers, but not Old School. I can't explain why, but nothing has ever made me laugh the way Step Brothers did. Maybe Borat the first time... but I laugh til I cry every time I watch Step Brothers. You'd probably be surprised by my top 5....... maybe I'll just make one!

  5. Geez another article? Better slow down dude. Its article overload.