Thursday, December 27, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks (TV Edition): Comedies
For the 52nd and final week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. We close the year with a simple subject for TV in TV comedies. There’s shows that many people like to watch as I’m going to focus on TV sketch comedies. Here are my three picks.
1. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
From 1969 to 1974 comes the mother…. or father…. Or…. Godfather…. YES! YES! Godfather of sketch comedies. Five British men and an American animator create a show that is undoubtedly one of the silliest, stupidest, offensive…. STOP THAT! STOP THAT! Let’s try that again…. A show with dead parrots, cross-dressing lumberjacks, silly walks, upper-class twits of the year, philosophical footballers, fish-slapping contests, and all sorts of shit. There’s two kinds of people when it comes to Monty Python. Those who love and those who hate it. The ones who hate it are practically fucking dumb.
2. In Living Color
From Keenan Ivory Wayans comes one of the greatest sketch comedy shows ever made as it gave audiences more of the Wayans in Damon, Shawn, Marlon, and Kim as well as introduce audiences to Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. A show that for the first three-four seasons had no boundaries in what they wanted to do and who they wanted to insult. Yet, it was too much for FOX to handle prompting the Wayans to be gone after the fourth season leading a fifth season that had Foxx, Carrey, Tommy Davidson, and David Alan Grier to carry on with all that was left. Yet, it is one of the best as it had no bounds in what they wanted to do whether it had gay film critics, a pyromaniac, gossiping old ladies, music video parodies, an ugly-ass woman, and all sorts of shit.
3. House of Buggin’
From John Leguizamo comes a sketch show that only lasted one month from FOX before they cancelled it and later turned it into MAD TV with the only white guy from Leguizamo’s show to appear on the series. Yet, it was a show that was severely underrated as it focused on attracting a Latino audience where it was a place for Leguizamo to do funny things that also included Luis Guzman as a regular. It had all sorts of silly stuff involving gang members, a Mariachi band saying insulting things, parodies, and all sorts of crazy shit that was pretty much ahead of its time.
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