Category Archives: Comedy


64 Million Dollar Question, The (1953)

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in a very funny skit from the Colgate Comedy Hour. It’s a spoof on a game show where Dean tortures poor Jerry for the 64 million.


Danny Thomas Show – The Governess (1953)

The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first four seasons) is a sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971.


Father Ted (1995)

A little off color and ignoring the British laugh track, I thought this BBC series about three priests exiled to remote Craggy Island, somewhere east of Ireland, was kind of entertaining. This gets a mature rating for having off color language, but really not much.


Danny Thomas Show – The Ballplayers (1953)

The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first four seasons) is a sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971.


Lou Grant – Christmas (1977)

Two stories — one on a homeless family, and one on a politician — take unexpected turns. Season One, Episode 13 of the Lou Grant show, starring Ed Asner. This was a spinoff of the Mary Tyler Moore show.


Mary Tyler Moore Show-Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid (1970)

Mary’s elaborate holiday plans are cancelled when she learns she must work on Christmas Day.


Jack Benny Goes Christmas Shopping (1950)

This is the 1950 Jack Benny Christmas show where Jack Benny gives Rochester a dollar and a lecture on the evils of wine, women and song.


My Favorite Brunette (1947)

My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie spoofing movie detectives and the film noir style. Starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, it also features Lon Chaney, Jr. playing Willie, a character based on his Of Mice and Men role Lennie; Peter Lorre as Kismit, a comic take on his many film noir roles; and cameo appearances by film noir regular Alan Ladd and Hope partner Bing Crosby.


Road to Bali (1952)

Road to Bali is a 1952 comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. It was released by Paramount Pictures and is the sixth of the seven Road to… movies. It was the only such movie filmed in color and was the first to feature surprise cameo appearances from other well-known stars of the day.


Lady Says No, The (1952)

The Lady Says No (1952) is a hoot. It’s a romantic comedy starring David Niven and Joan Caulfied. She’s a writer that writes a man hating book, he’s a photographer that wants to prove her all wrong. I thought it was pretty funny.


Tick, The (2001)

The Tick is a fictional character created by cartoonist Ben Edlund in 1986 as a newsletter mascot. He is an absurdist spoof of comic book superheroes. After its creation, the character spun off into an independent comic book series in 1988, and gained mainstream popularity through an animated TV series on Fox Broadcasting in 1994. A short-lived live-action TV series, video game and various merchandise have also been based on the character.


Niagara Falls (1941)

Margie wants to get married and have a lot of kids, but she meets Tom who is the “love em’ and leave em'” type in this romantic comedy from 1941. It’s a cute story.