The Ultimate Comedy Movie March Madness: Round 3-3 & 3-4 voting open!

UselessTriviaMan
UselessTriviaMan
edited March 2016 in General Discussion
What's the funniest movie of all time?

I'm not really a basketball person, but I do love comedy. So with a lot of input from online friends, I built "a mammoth 256-entry March Madness bracket":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348 for comedy movies.

"Here's the first piece of Round 1.":https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K2SHS3S The rules are simple - in each head-to-head match up, pick the movie you think is funnier. The winner will move on, and the loser will be out of the competition. I'm going to leave each survey open for 48 hours before moving on to the next set. (I wanted to make each set longer, but I didn't want to give SurveyMonkey $300 just so I could include more than ten questions per survey.)

The first set of match-ups:

- The Great Dictator (1940) vs. My Little Chickadee (1940)

- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) vs. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

- Father of the Bride (1950) vs. Funny Face (1947)

- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) vs. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

- Hatari! (1962) vs. The Nutty Professor (1963)

- A Mighty Wind (2003) vs. Evolution (2001)

- The Odd Couple (1968) vs. Our Man Flint (1966)

- Dogma (1999) vs. Meet the Parents (2000)

And don't worry, this isn't some kinda click-bait. It's totally anonymous and free. So go vote!

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  • Basileus
    Basileus
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    I actually knew some of them! Wheee!
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,908
    If A Million Ways to Die in the West wins any round, I am disgusted.

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531
    Ha!

    Matter of taste, I guess. My wife and I saw Million Says in the theater and absolutely loved it.

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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    I know so much of so precious few...and even then I wouldn't call some of them "comedies" so much as "dramas or action movies with comedic moments".

    But as you say, UTM: Matter of tastes. I only hope I know enough of them to make a proper vote.

    As Always,
    _~Mae_

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531
    No worries Mae, that's why I built in an option to skip a match-up if you didn't want to cast a vote for that one.

    And if you want to see the bracket in its entirety, "it's right here for your perusal.":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
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    I just did the math. With only eight matches per set, if I do only one match every two days this'll take a REALLY long time. I don't want to spend that long on this (and I doubt you do, either).

    "*So here's round 1-2*":https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3RFRTB3

    - (1974) Blazing Saddles vs. (1972) The Heartbreak Kid

    - (1996) Cannibal: The Musical vs. (1996) Mars Attacks!

    - (1980) The Blues Brothers vs. (1977) The Kentucky Fried Movie

    - (1995) Tommy Boy vs. (1994) The Mask

    - (1981) Stripes vs. (1984) Police Academy

    - (1989) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure vs. (1989) Uncle Buck

    - (1986) Ferris Bueller's Day Off vs. (1987) Amazon Women on the Moon

    - (1987) The Princess Bride vs. (1988) Earth Girls Are Easy

    After this, I'll release two sets at a time. This'll get us the rest of the way through Round 1 in about two weeks.

    Go vote!

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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325 edited March 2016
    MARS ATTACKS IS NOT A COMEDY!!!
    IT SCARRED MY LATE CHILDHOOD/EARLY TEENAGE YEARS!!!

    ---

    I actually know the majority of that bracket. Easy voting for me.
    Post edited by Maesenko on

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  • andreww38
    andreww38
    Posts: 239
    Some serious depth in this thread, going from 1940 to, I am guessing, 2014/2015?

    If we go into musical clips, may I nominate "Rastafarian Targaryen":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrkguPkHmn4?
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531
    I've actually never seen _Mars Attacks!_ I need to try it again - the little bit I saw as a younger man didn't look appealing for some reason. But since I still haven't seen _Cannibal: The Musical_ either, I just skipped that vote altogether.

    And we've got movies ranging all the way from 1921's _The Kid_ to 2016's _Deadpool_ in the mix.

    Ptolus, City by the Spire - 2016 Campaign of the Year

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  • andreww38
    andreww38
    Posts: 239
    "we’ve got movies ranging all the way from 1921’s The Kid to 2016’s Deadpool in the mix."


    Phew, I'm lucky that I still have 2 potions of youth in the backpack!
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531 edited March 2016
    "Round 1-1 results:":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348

    - The Great Dictator whupped My Little Chickadee, 22-2

    - The Grand Budapest Hotel took down A Million Ways to Die in the West, 16-13 (close one, but I know killervp is happy about it)

    - Funny Face upset Father of the Bride, 13-10

    - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy stomped Napoleon Dynamite, 24-10

    - The Nutty Professor upset Hatari 21-5

    - Evolution took down A Mighty Wind in a big upset, 16-13

    - The Odd Couple easily beat Our Man Flint, 20-7

    - Dogma smashed Meet the Parents, 28-8
    Post edited by UselessTriviaMan on

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  • Basileus
    Basileus
    Posts: 589
    Rastafarian Targaryen just made my day. Thank you sir!
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
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    Very happy!!

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531
    "Round 1-2 Results:":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348

    _- Blazing Saddles shut out The Heartbreak Kid, 25-0 (first shutout!)_

    _- Mars Attacks! easily upset Cannibal! The Musical 16-5_

    _- The Blues Brothers trounced The Kentucky Fried Movie 22-2_

    _- The Mask upset Tommy Boy in the closest of these matches 14-10_

    _- Stripes took down Police Academy 15-10_

    _- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure took down Uncle Buck 16-9_

    _- Ferris Bueller easily defeated Amazon Women on the Moon 22-3_

    _- The Princess Bride almost shut out Earth Girls Are Easy 24-1_

    *AND THE NEXT TWO POLLS ARE NOW OPEN*

    "CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON ROUND 1-3":https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FVCJ3W8

    - (1935) A Night at the Opera vs. Duck Soup (1933)

    - (1963) McLintock! vs. The Raven (1963)

    - (1973) Paper Moon vs. Shampoo (1975)

    - (1984) Ghostbusters vs. The Cannonball Run (1981)

    - (1988) Big vs. Heathers (1988)

    - (1995) Mallrats vs. Clueless (1995)

    - (1999) Office Space vs. Road Trip (2000)

    - (2007) Hot Fuzz vs. Idiocracy (2006)

    "CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON ROUND 1-4":https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDSF5F2

    - (1948) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein vs. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

    - (1968) Funny Girl vs. The Out-of-Towners (1970)

    - (1980) Caddyshack vs. Up In Smoke (1978)

    - (1984) This Is Spinal Tap vs. Dragnet (1987)

    - (1990) Tremors vs. Soapdish (1991)

    - (1996) Happy Gilmore vs. Half-Baked (1998)

    - (2001) Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back vs. Van Wilder (2002)

    - (2016) Deadpool vs. The Other Woman (2014)

    *GO VOTE NOW!*

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
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    What happened to "Monty Python and The Holy Grail"?????????????????///

    Are you guys for real???????????

    twigs

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 531 edited March 2016
    No worries twigs, Holy Grail just hasn't had its match-up yet. "It's the #1 seed in Bracket 5.":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348 Which, incidentally, is probably going to be the single toughest bracket in the entire tourney. Holy Grail, Young Frankenstein AND Blazing Saddles!? Who the hell made this screwy thing, anyway??
    Post edited by UselessTriviaMan on

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,792
    Thanks UTM

    What a fun thread, by the way. I have put my votes in for Round 1-3 and Round 1-4.
    I look forward to seeing the results. No surprises in the previous sections.

    twigs

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
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    I kinda feel really bad for *The Other Woman* - it's a genuinely hilarious movie, but it ain't got a prayer against *Deadpool*...

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
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    Alas! Alack! Some Fugger's gorra lose!

    twigs

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  • Keryth987
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    I say the Fix is in, putting Cannonball Run (which I love) against Ghostbusters (which I alos love) :)


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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
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    Only tough one for me was Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back against Van Wilder.

    ~Mae

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  • Lxcharon
    Lxcharon
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    I've never even uttered Mallrats and Clueless in the same breath before, but now that I have to choose I don't know which one! They're completely different movies!
  • UselessTriviaMan
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    What you really have to ask yourself, Lxcharon: Would you like a chocolate-covered pretzel? They're _exquisite!_

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  • Lxcharon
    Lxcharon
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    Speaking of exquisite chocolate-covered pretzels (hey these smell funny...) have you heard he's making a second Mallrats?
  • Basileus
    Basileus
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    So have you run into any ties yet? How will those be handled?
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
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    The overall list was sorted by year, then alphabetically, and broken into 16-movie groups. The seeding for each bracket was based on the movies' ratings on IMDb.com. In the event of a tie, the lower-seeded movie will advance. It had a harder challenge to overcome to achieve the tie (in theory, anyway).

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  • Basileus
    Basileus
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    Makes sense.
  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
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    And yeah, I've heard rumblings about a Mallrats 2. I doubt they'll get Affleck back into Fashionable Men, but I'd think the rest of the cast should be up for it.

    Although after seeing Clerks 2, I'm not sure this is a good thing. ;-)

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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
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    They might be able to get Damon, Affleck will follow then.

    ~Mae

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
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    "The Round 1-3 and 1-4 results are in!":https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IJVs_KpLYlQ-fU08A8d2jlOn6CXJTwySETpuu27et1k/edit#gid=541452348

    *ROUND 1-3*

    - *Duck Soup* took down A Night at the Opera 12-3 in a Marx vs. Marx movie matchup

    - *McLintock!* defeated The Raven 8-5

    - *Shampoo* squeaked out an upset over Paper Moon 5-4

    - *Ghostbusters* handily beat the Cannonball Run 17-3

    - *Big* won out over Heathers 14-5

    - *Mallrats* came back to win over Clueless 12-8

    - *Office Space* trounced Road Trip 18-2

    - *Hot Fuzz* took out Idiocracy 13-7

    ROUND 1-4

    - *Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein* defeated the Mouse That Roared 8-5

    - *Funny Girl* brought down the Out-of-Towners 7-5

    - *Caddyshack* whupped Up In Smoke 13-5

    - *This Is Spinal Tap* won over Dragnet 10-6

    - *Tremors* rocked Soapdish 14-1

    - *Happy Gilmore* defeated Half-Baked 11-5

    - *Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back* easily won against Van Wilder

    - *Deadpool* shut out The Other Woman 16-0

    Voting for rounds 1-5 and 1-6 will be posted in a few minutes!

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