5. It’s a Mad, Mad World  Spenser Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett and Ethel Merman are only a fraction of the top-notch Hollywood talent who made this wild and wacky film a perennial favorite.
4. What’s Up, Doc?  A “screwball comedy” from the 1930s gets made in the ’70s. Barbra Streisand is funny, but Madeline Khan steals the show. The “car chase” down the hills of San Francisco has me hootin’ and hollerin’ every time I see it.
3. Monty Python’s: The Meaning of Life  You either get British humor or you don’t quite get it. If, like me, you appreciate a subversive and ironic take on reality, this is first rate stuff. The Catholic Church takes it in the jaw during the “Every Sperm is Sacred” musical number. Absolutely hilarious.
2. Team America: World Police  I have never been a fan of South Park, but Trey Parker and Matt Stone caught my funny bone and didn’t stop jiggling it. This marionette movie is crude in every way — do not even think of showing it with Grandma in the room — but it is very, very clever and I laughed so much that it hurt.
1. Airplane!  No matter how sad, sick or sorry-for-myself I’m feeling, simply thinking about Airplane! makes me smile. I can quote you whole chunks of the dialog. How can anything this dumb be so perfect in every way?
To my own surprise, I didn’t put a single Woody Allen film on the list. Nothing with Steve Martin or Robin Williams and I left out This is Spinal Tap & Young Frankenstein. Sheesh. What was I thinking?
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