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[–] Saturday405 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago 

Speaking of full retard:

"Want to read more? Register with a few details to continue reading this article."

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[–] armday2day 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

What are you? Some kind of anti-semite?

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

How to make their brain explode:

Well, everything's relative. But in the eyes of a pro-Semite like you, yes, I am an anti-Semite, and no, it doesn't matter one little bit.

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[–] mudbear 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

lol i hit that point and closed out. not worth

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Good comedy does age well. Lazy comedy based on pop culture references and current events doesn't. Buster Keaton, Abbott and Costello, the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, and Monty Python are still funny. Some things age well, and some things don't. The more pure the comedy, the longer it lasts. The fish slapping dance is a perfect example. No background knowledge is needed.

That's not to say that more topical humor can't be funny. Many of Mel Brooks' movies are parodies that require knowledge of the originals. They are still good, but their legacies are tied to the success of the originals. In the extremely unlikely event that Star Wars is forgotten, Spaceballs will lose its charm. A lot of old SNL sketches aren't funny anymore simply because we are watching them in a different time. But Monty Python is timeless, because silly walks will always be silly.

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

At least with Mel Brooks' movies, they usually can be understood fairly well if you are at least familiar with the tropes that Brooks is poking fun at, which often stick around in the industries long after the classic films created them ("excessive merchandising", "lack of any physical acceleration when ships shift to unimaginably-fast speeds", "cookie-cutter clone troops filling evil henchmen ranks", and "oversized space station as final doomsday weapon" in Spaceballs; "old racial discrimination", "dumb henchmen easily tricked by hero", "maniacal bad guy with plot to sell town to railroad", and "inherent problems with living in close proximity to a large group of men who eat a bean-heavy diet" in Blazing Saddles; etc.). As long as the industry still likes basing their ideas of "what is a ___ movie?" on "what is the highest-grossing or most-critically-acclaimed ___ film in relatively-recent history?", Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, and all of his other parody movies will be popular long after the classic films are dumped from the collective "popular culture" of our modern society.

Some of the older SNL sketches are still funny decades later (like the "needs more cowbell" one), but a lot of the sketches these days either lose their (often-mediocre) charm by the next week or fail to be charming at all.

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[–] imnotabicycle 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"are you sure you aren't the land shark?"

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[–] imnotabicycle 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I had no idea that Spaceballs was a parody of Star wars until years after watching it for the first time. I had never (and still haven't) seen Star wars and I have no doubt that there are jokes that I missed for that reason. I often use Spaceballs as an exampe of how, if written correctly, doesn't need the source material to stay funny. The other example I like to use is Airplane, I doubt most people that have seen it ever watched Airport'76.

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[–] Annelise 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A fine example of dead humor is All in the Family and most of the other stuff from Norman Lear. My husband says it was funny when it came out, but lost it's charm quickly. "There's a reason that The Honeymooner's is still funny. Norm didn't get that."

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[–] aaronC 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

any humor that doesn't affirm my beliefs shouldn't be watched or read by anyone

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

He looks 12 which is odd. When I was 12 I was giggling like a 12 year old listening to Monty Python. Who else would laugh at "The Ministry of Silly Walks?"

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I was always a big fan of "How Not to be Seen" (and the excessive explosions on everyone they spot), and I still have "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on DVD.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think I had to be told to turn it off a few times by my mom for laughing. "What is so funny?" In between breaths. "They blew up a cat"

Its still kinda funny today.

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Number 1. The Larch.

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[–] Adminstrater 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's a good indication he is a virgin, or is married to the first woman that let him touch her.

I wouldn't say the man appears worldly.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Another set of "Old White Men"to be destroyed and replaced.

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[–] kjell 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Landrictree 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Want's to be both.

Failed.

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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

A (((man?))) with no sense of humor obviously.

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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