Day 10: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

WAYNE’S WORLD

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (IMDB.com)

TA-DAAHHH!!!! Number one has arrived! It was truly a hard choice to make, but Wayne’s World is a classic in my book. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are a delight in this SNL-inspired flick filled with grunge, dorkiness, good music and men who are imbeciles; my favorite.

Why Wayne’s World? Well, besides all obvious reasons, Wayne’s World and I have a history. One summer, when I was about 8 years old, my sister, my brother and I watched Wayne’s World EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I kid you not. But one day in early August, we switched out W.W. for The Flintstone’s starring John Goodman. Big mistake…

The house got broken into…


While we were still home.

Thanks to my sister’s loud mouth and startling scream, the guy booked it and peeled out of the driveway. I stood there in my giant Mickey Mouse t-shirt watching the cops examine the premises. The tire marks clearly displayed that the felon headed west, but I overheard an officer predict east. Massachusetts’ finest, ladies and gentlemen.

Today’s lessons: 1. NEVER WATCH THE FLINTSTONE’S 2. WAYNE’S WORLD SAVES LIVES!

Needless to say, we watched W.W. for the remainder of the summer. With that, I give you the scene in which I call, “Product Placement”. It’s writing is superb.

Booooo!!!! My countdown has officially come to an end. Let us look back on it with nostalgia >insert dreamy sigh and uplifting music<:

10. Everybody Loves Raymond
9. What About Bob
8. The Office
7. Uncle Buck
6. Seinfeld
5. Friends
4. Anchorman
3. The Chappelle Show
2. Dumb and Dumber
1. Wayne’s World

What shall my next blog be!?!?! You’ll have to wait and see. —Ew, I just rhymed.

I hope my countdown has opened your eyes, not only to great movies, but to the art of comedic writing. And thank you, readers, for helping Alessandra Speaks break the 5,000 view mark. I leave you with….Bohemian Rhapsody…

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Day 9: Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

DUMB AND DUMBER

Harry and Lloyd are two brainless losers who try to return a suitcase full of money to its pretty owner. After a journey full of accidents they arrive in snowy Aspen, Colorado and try to find her. But will they succeed? (IMDB.com)

I have a Bachelor’s in filmmaking and my favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber. Priceless. But can you blame me?!? No.

I know this whole movie by heart; every line, facial expression, body positioning, and annoying noise that comes out of Jim Carrey’s mouth. So you can imagine that I enjoyed reciting half the movie back and forth with my brother before picking a clip. We both agreed on the “Extra Gloves” scene. To fill you in, Harry and Lloyd are camping out next to a pond for their first night in Aspen.

I am near tears bringing my countdown closer to its end. Tomorrow is the last day. The big one! El numero uno! I chose my #1 because of the way the characters are enjoying themselves as they deliver their lines. I find it to be more cleverly written rather than laugh-out-loud-I-peed-my-pants-a-little funny. But it DESERVES THE SPOT! Don’t miss it!

Love,

The Dumb of the Dumb and Dumber

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