Saturday Night Comedy Video Open Thread
Tonight's Comedy Video Open Thread will again feature your recommendations. Readers are encouraged to submit suggestions to Noel and Warner via PM or EM (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a possible theme, I'd love to see what everyone thinks is the funniest episode or scene from a sit-com.
To get the ball rolling, embedded right is the "Chuckles the Clown's Funeral" episode from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," considered by many to be the funniest installment of any American television program. The phone lines are open.
Well, I was intending to do British comedy another evening, but NB reader Vincent Williams offers the following from Fawlty Towers:
I expected to get many Seinfeld submissions. Here's the first from NBer garyganu:
And another Seinfeld, this from NB reader RBMN:
I was very pleased to see several recommendations for the "Turkeys Away" episode of WKRP. Really, really delicious stuff:
I was also very pleased to see a contribution from "The Carol Burnett Show," which really was the last great variety program on TV. Interviews that I've seen with cast members including the star suggest that the funniest person on the program, and the one that always made everybody laugh when they weren't supposed to, was Tim Conway (from NB reader Joe Libby):
More Tim Conway submitted by NB reader Richard Stahmer:
No soup for you! (from garyganu)
I was also very pleased to see an "All in the Family" contribution from NBer AuH20:
I really am pleased with all the Carol Burnett submissions. This is long, and in two parts, but is absolutely delicious (courtesy NB reader Larry):
Here's a fun one from NBer upcountrywater:
This from a Newer Show on CBS called The Big Bang Theory, here's a new way to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. (Thanks NewsBusters reader Bond PlainBond)
Not from a sitcom, but I have always loved this one...Star Trekkin Across the Universe.
Again, not a sitcom, but I have to say... it's DANGEROUS to be around Dr. McCoy!