ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Screwball comedies don't get much more screwy than "What's Up Doc." Here's a small sample:
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?
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.
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":
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:
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Gary Grant was not only a romantic leading man, but also excelled at comedy. Grant and Katherine Hepburn sparkle in the classic screwball movie, ":Bringing Up Baby." Here's a scene:
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: The Griswold Family gave us plenty to laugh about as we went along on their "National Lampoon Vacation." Remember when they were lost in the Hood? (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD).
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Here's another scene from "Armed and Dangerous," where John Candy shows how real fishing is done.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Leslie Nielsen found his comic acting groove in the "Naked Gun" movies. Here's Leslie having a "senior moment."
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."