Rob and Laura Play Charades
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: I'm a huge fan of the "Dick Van Dyke Show." Here's a classic moment when Rob and Laura, who are mad at Jerry and Millie, play charades.
George Wants His Twix
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Seinfeld's episode at the car dealership is a classic. Here's the scene where George demands Twix satisfaction. Enjoy!
Rodney in 'Caddyshack'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Rodney Dangerfield can match anyone insult-for-insult, as he proved in this scene from the comedy classic, "Caddyshack."
Spaceballs: Going Into Plaid
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: There's light speed, then there's ludicrous speed. That can take you into plaid.
'What's Up Doc?'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Screwball comedies don't get much more screwy than "What's Up Doc." Here's a small sample:
Judy Benjamin Joins the Wrong Army
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Longtime fav Goldie Hawn has a clarifying moment with Eileen Brennan in "Private Benjamin." No, there is no other Army.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: The comic genius of Mike Myers is on full display in "I Married An Axe Murderer." Remember the bagpipe scene at the wedding?
Remembering Eddie Haskell
His name was Ken Osmond, but America knew him better as Eddie Haskell, the troublemaker on TV's "Leave It to Beaver" who played up to the parents but bedeviled the Beav. Osmond passed away this week, but will be fondly remembered for his antics on that beloved sitcom.
'After the Thin Man'
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: The "Thin Man" movies -- especially the first two -- are among our all-time favorites. William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles knock it out of the park with their witty repartee. Here's a scene from "After the Thin Man":
Judging the Hounds
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Hollywood lost a comic legend this weekend with the passing of Fred Willard. His turn in "Best in Show" was pure greatness. Like this scene:
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."