Great FUNNY DVD recommendations July 10, 2005 8:50 PM   Subscribe

You made me laugh. Thanks.
posted by jdroth to MetaFilter-Related at 8:50 PM (22 comments total)

After so many recommendations for Arrested Development, my wife and I netflixed the series and spent eleven hours laughing our asses off. So much funny stuff, from overt to very, very subtle. (I mean who else got the joke with the Freaks and Geeks counselor saying, "I'm out of here, Lindsay" (or something close) in the cage dance episode? — that's subtle.) By far the funniest TV show I've seen in a decade (since the third and fourth seasons of Seinfeld). A great answer to an AskMe question. We can't wait to mine your list for more comedic gold.
posted by jdroth at 8:51 PM on July 10, 2005

Me too! LOL!
posted by 31d1 at 9:29 PM on July 10, 2005

It's good to know that Matt gets some personal benefit from this site, even if his cats don't.
posted by wendell at 9:59 PM on July 10, 2005

Until AskMe, everyone was riding and laughing and cornholing except jdroth and his wife!
posted by dobbs at 10:18 PM on July 10, 2005

We're very dour people.
posted by jdroth at 10:20 PM on July 10, 2005

It's a thread filled with great suggestions. Thanks for asking the question. I could do with a bit of humor these days, and now I've remembered to bookmark the thread I'm sure I'll get it.
posted by OmieWise at 6:05 AM on July 11, 2005

May I additionally recommend the Family Guy episode in which Peter and his wife lose the romance in their marriage so they go on a 'second honeymoon'? It's worth it if only for the scene of "British Porn" in which two brits are sitting by the fire and the man says to the woman "you know, we could be having sexual intercourse right now" and the woman says "why, yes we could" and then the man says "but let's not".

This is the height of dour comedy. I'd think you'd like it.
posted by spicynuts at 7:39 AM on July 11, 2005

I'm surprised no one mentioned The Daily Show. It's a running commentary on current events and Jon Stewart does have his hilarious moments.
posted by ruelle at 8:16 AM on July 11, 2005

Yeah, some pretty good suggestions. I just wish people would not use these kinds of threads as an occasion to plug movies they like and try to shoe-horn them into the relevant category. Boondock Saints? Snatch? Amelie? WTF, people?
posted by mkultra at 8:23 AM on July 11, 2005

Yeah, Boondock Saints is atrocious. But the recent Overnight is fucking great. :)

And what's wrong with Amelie and Snatch? They're both funny.
posted by dobbs at 8:49 AM on July 11, 2005

They're both funny in the way that a lot of non-comedies are occasionally very funny. If that's where the bar is set, you could name a good deal of the global movie catalog. Why not nominate A Nightmare on Elm Street, then? Or Magnolia? Or The Lord of the Rings?
posted by mkultra at 8:56 AM on July 11, 2005

Huh? Snatch is a comedy. So is Amelie. I saw Amelie in the theatre and it was, honestly, the film in which I thought the audience had the most fun that I've ever seen. I can't recall seeing a film in which the audience was more in synch with the humor.

Oh, and ruelle, I think the original question was for stuff available from Netflix. The Daily Show is not on DVD.
posted by dobbs at 9:58 AM on July 11, 2005

I love Amelie, but I didn't laugh out loud very often, certainly not as much as I would watching Arrested Development. I was more, say, charmed or amused, but not provoked to uncontrollable laughter.
posted by jonson at 11:13 AM on July 11, 2005

For the record, Amelie is one of my favorite films. I, too, find it charming, uplifting, and just so cute. However, it's not funny. I wanted funny. I wanted Arrested Development, and that's what I got. (I'm almost afraid that everything else I draw from the thread will pale in comparison.)
posted by jdroth at 12:56 PM on July 11, 2005

Everything else in the canon of human communication will pale in comparison.
posted by NickDouglas at 1:30 PM on July 11, 2005

Nick may not, in fact, be exaggerating. I've never seen a funnier Television show, that's for sure.
posted by jonson at 2:18 PM on July 11, 2005

Rex the Runt... BBC, Arrdman (sp?), same people who made Wallace and Gromet, but a little more mature.
posted by edgeways at 10:48 PM on July 11, 2005

Thank you so much for the update! I had been thinking about your question and hoping you found something to suit your taste.
posted by slimslowslider at 11:21 PM on July 11, 2005

Don't despair- there's plenty of funny stuff left in that thread.
posted by absalom at 7:40 AM on July 12, 2005

I thought Snatch was pretty funny. In a Tarantino-knockoff way.
posted by agropyron at 8:48 AM on July 12, 2005

But not as funny as ArrDev.
posted by agropyron at 8:49 AM on July 12, 2005

Metafilter: But not as funny as ArrDev.


*: But not as funny as ArrDev.
posted by NickDouglas at 12:21 PM on July 12, 2005

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