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Published January 1, 1970

Hello, Miscast Misfits and Miscreants! In an effort to let all of you, our loyal followers, get to know us, your hosts (William, JJ, and Greg), a little bit better, we’re introducing what will likely be a weekly feature that lists some of our favorite flicks and why we love them. This week, each of us has listed five of our favorite comedies of all time, in no particular order. There are some agreements and some choices from out of left-field, so hold on to your butts! There’s no accounting for taste…

First up is JJ:

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – “A surprising and endearing mockumentary about vampires who live together in a small flat in Wellington, New Zealand. The movie was especially welcomed after the disservice the Twilight movies did to vampire folklore.”

The Hangover (2009) – “A quixotic journey with dysfunctional friends. All my friends piled into the theater and for weeks after we could not stop quoting this movie!”

Blazing Saddles (1974) – “To call this a racist movie is extremely ignorant. The film challenged us to laugh at our differences at a time when political correctness was something only politicians worried about.”

Hot Fuzz (2007) – “Everything that I loved about Shaun of the Dead, stylized and magnified times two! A hilarious cop film that takes place in the charming and mysterious town of Sanford, England.”

Precious (2009) – “This movie has it all! An obese woman steals fried chicken and later gets hit in the head with a skillet because her mother is jealous that she got pregnant by her own father! How is this not a John Waters movie?”

Next are William’s picks:

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) – “I dig this retro parody, because it combines fantastic original music that you can jam to all day long with a chimpanzee and a hairy retro tube steak!”

Airplane (1980) – “Makes me think I picked the wrong day to quit methamphetamines when I’m jive-talking a blow-up doll that just got head from a frazzled stewardess.”

Young Frankenstein (1974) – “Cause ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, bitch!”

Blazing Saddles (1974) – “It warms my heart to know that there is still a great comedy film that will offend the living shite out of all the pansy wankers that spend the majority of their damn time whining about racy witticisms like they’re the Joke Jackboots of America!”

American Pie (1999) – “The wholesome family film that taught so many penis-bearers that socks can be used for much more than just foot accessories!”

And, finally, Greg’s picks:

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) – “A criminally underrated flick starring John C. Reilly as country singer Dewey Cox. One of the most quotable movies of all time. ‘I don’t want anymore Siamese glass cats!’”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) – “Truly the Holy Grail of comedies. If you disagree, you deserve to be eaten by the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.”

Ghostbusters (1984) – “The original, not that horrible reboot that just came out a couple of years ago. I used to watch this religiously on a VHS tape until my little sister taped over Slimer with a weird kids film called The Hugga Bunch. In turn, I taped over her copy of Alice in Wonderland with episodes of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon show.”

Fandango (1985) ­– “An early Kevin Costner flick about five college buddies that go on one last road trip through Texas before going their own separate ways to get married, go off to Vietnam, or otherwise. Hilarious and heart-warming.”

Team America: World Police (2004) – “In honor of The Happytime Murders, I wanted to do a feature about t our top-five movies with puppets. Nobody else did, so I’m choosing Team America: World Police as my final comedy. When I saw this in the theater, I literally fell out of my seat with tears streaming down my face I was laughing so hard.”

Honorable mentions:

Step Brothers, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Dumb & Dumber, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Naked Gun, Animal House, The Jerk, Borat, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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