Seeing as how I'm trying to hold on to my sense of humor whilst coughing and sneezing, let's talk about comedy films.
I myself am a sucker for British comedy, first of all. High school is a blur of Monty Python quotes: my friend Ray had the Black Knight scene from The Holy Grail memorized. He'd launch into it on the slightest provocation:
Passers-by often didn't understand.
We lived in a sheltered town, one that didn't have a great amount of experience with teenagers driving by screaming "OH WOT A LOVERLY LITTLE!" at women pushing strollers - until us. And they had no idea how to deal with a bunch of people reenacting the Black Death scene at every opportunity:
Imagine how much more terrorized the town would've been if we'd known of Blackadder back then. I mean, we studied MacBeth in British and Western Literature - the comedic potential is incalculable:
Part of the reason why I love British humor is that, silly as it is, it's still smart. Alanis Morisette would've done well to watch this clip before trying to write a song about irony:
Now, at this point, you may be saying, "But, Dana - you said films, and now you're handing us television. What gives?"
Oh, ye of little faith. There was a film: Blackadder's Christmas Carol:
It's got one of the best endings of any film ever, but only if you've seen enough of the show to get the full force of the in-joke. Trust me. Go. Rent. Enjoy.
Your turn, my darlings.