My mother always says she thinks I have a warped sense of humor. I prefer to think of it as a perfected sense of humor. I love witty humor and clever humor, subversive and ironic, satirical and parody. But my favorite kind of humor? Gotta go with juvenile. There’s just something about a good fart joke that gets me every time. I was watching Benny Hill the first time I can remember laughing so hard that my sides hurt and tears streamed down my cheeks. Benny was holding a huge gong in front of him, and the guy that was supposed to hit it missed the going entirely and smacked Benny right in the nuts. I’d never seen anything so damn funny.
We had a pretty big VHS collection when I was younger, and some of our tapes had small sections that had been watched and re-watched so many times that the quality was noticeably bad. Case in point, “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” I still lose my mind when Chris Rock says “I sho am hungry!”:
Our tape of Transylvania 6-500 was also in bad shape. Not the whole thing, mind you, just the portions with Michael Richards. The bit where he “slips” on a banana peel just slays me.
More recently, my tape of Half-Baked, like many other people I assume, got plenty of replays. I loved the portion with Bob Saget at the NA meeting, but I’ll put the tape in specifically to hear the guy yell out “I seen’em!” after Saget boldly makes his proclamation.
Another good line delivery occurs in Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” during the presidential speech. I go nuts when the dude screams out “That’s what you said last time, DIPSHIT!” It happens at about 3:50 into the clip.
And I’m sure Leigh is tired of seeing this last one. Anytime this episode of “Scrubs” comes on I have to use the DVR to watch and rewatch this scene no less than 50 times. Guess which bit’s my favorite. No, go ahead and guess:
I need to end this quickly because “Raising Arizona” just came on T.V., and I’ll be forced to watch and rewatch the part where H.I.’s cell-mate talks about eating frogs, crawdads, and sand. You ate what? Sand. You ate sand? That’s right.