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This week for Ten on Tuesday, Carole has us . . . in stitches!  (But not knits and purls.)  This week, we're talking comedy. 

Laughter is best shared, I think, so I shared this topic with my family.  I asked each of them to share their favorite comedy movie.

Here's our list . . . a Family Composite . . . of the Ten Best Comedy Movies. . .


  1. We'll start off with a classic from me . . . Young Frankenstein.
  2. From Tom, we get Will Ferrell and company in . . . Old School.
  3. Erin moves to action-comedy with . . . Kung Fu Hustle.
  4. Erin's boyfriend, Keith, adds a little tongue-in-cheek, dark comedy with . . . Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
  5. More Will Ferrell and slapstick comedy from Brian, with . . . Step Brothers.
  6. My sister, Di, goes classic with . . . Monty Python and the Holy Grail,
  7. While my brother-in-law, Kurt turns seasonal with . . . A Christmas Story.
  8. My niece, Jes, brings some buddy-comedy with . . . Dumb and Dumber.
  9. My Dad really does go "old school" with. . . Smokey and the Bandit,
  10. And my Mom favors rom-coms like . . . Love, Actually.

And there you have it!  Humor . . . it's a Family Value!

What's YOUR favorite comedy?


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Young Frankenstein would be at the top of my list, but I loved The Blues Brothers and Some Like it Hot, too. Watching comedies with a big group of family and/or friends is what makes the movie all the more fun!!


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The jello with cat food in it. The cat wrapped up as a gift. The burned up tree. The dried up turkey. It sounds like a disaster but it just tickles my funny bone!


I love all Mel Brooks don't you? A rainy day like today seems perfect for a comedy!


Can't go wrong with any Monty Python movie!

kathy b

oh man you do not know how badly i needed YOUng frankenstien clip today! THANK YOU


Excellent twist on this topic and I love your list. I knew, I just knew, that you'd have Young Frankenstein and The Holy Grail, too. I love Smokey and the Bandit as well!


LOVE all the classics! I thought about including a hepburn/tracy one (desk set) or some like it hot, but decided it had been too long since I'd see them. must change that soon!


Loved A Christmas Story!


Fabulous way to do it! Well done!

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