'Who's Harry Crumb'?
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: John Candy takes a turn as private detective in this overlooked comedy gem, "Who's Harry Crumb."
The Griswolds Visit Dodge City
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Among the many funny scenes in "National Lampoon's Vacation" is this one, where Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has a run-in with a bartender in Dodge City.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: You could a whole week or two with funny scenes from "Airplane!" Here's one to tickle your funny bone:
The Blues Brothers Play 'Rawhide'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: The fabulous Blues Brothers -- Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi --turn it loose with their version of "Rawhide." Take a listen.
Peter Sellers in 'Murder by Death'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: They assembled an all-star cast for this Neil Simon comedy, including Peter Sellers as Sidney Wang, who has a fortune cookie saying for every occasion.
Armed and Dangerous
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: The late John Candy was a truly funny person. He showed that in many movies, including this scene from "Armed and Dangerous.":
Indian Food Can Be Hot
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Written and directed by Blake Edwards, "A Fine Mess" is a classic madcap comedy. In this scene, Howie Mandel finds out Indian food can be hot.
Lucy Dances With a Dummy
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Even though it aired more than a half-century ago, people still can't get enough of "I Love Lucy." Remember when Lucy substituted a dummy to dance with Ricky? Priceless!
Dean Wormer Visits Delta House
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: "National Lampoon's Animal House" set a new high -- or low -- in college humor. I could easily stream the whole movie, but here's an excerpt as Dean Wormer informs Delta House about their grades.
'I'm a Idea Man'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Michael Keaton stole the show in this 1982 comedy gem, "Night Shift," directed by Ron Howard. In this scene, he meets Henry Winkler in his first day on the job at the City Morgue.
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."