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Topic subjectThe 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time (Nerve & IFC)
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362903, The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time (Nerve & IFC)
Posted by Sponge, Wed Apr-09-08 04:54 AM
First, an excerpt of their criteria and notes:

"Any list is bound by the limitations set on it consciously and unconsciously by its creators: we kept our 50 selections to stuff that's appeared on television by choice, and to what's appeared in English out of necessity. One must also bear in mind the availability of material; who knows what comedic treasures are lost to us because they simply don't exist anymore?"



50-41
http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/nerveeditors/50GreatestComedySketches/01/

40-31
http://www.ifc.com/film/film-news/50-greatest-comedy-sketches-31.php

30-21
http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/nerveeditors/50GreatestComedySketches/03/

20-11
http://www.ifc.com/film/film-news/50-greatest-comedy-sketches-11.php

10-1
http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/nerveeditors/50GreatestComedySketches/05/

362906, not too shabby, but their view of Chappelle's show sucks
Posted by DubSpt, Wed Apr-09-08 06:38 AM
Seriously... the racial draft is the highest ranked thing?

i mean, its at #12 so thats cool, but damn

and only 1 In Living Color Skit?

all right.
362909, I thought Clayton Bigsby would be the one that made it....
Posted by Castro, Wed Apr-09-08 06:56 AM
and ILC could have placed some of David Alan Grier's or Tommy Davidson's work too...I could see Damon Wayans getting looked over only because he would break character...
362908, I had never seen the Dan Ackroyd Julia Childs skit....L'edMBAO
Posted by Castro, Wed Apr-09-08 06:54 AM
363032, that was just phenomenal
Posted by MadDagoNH, Wed Apr-09-08 01:51 PM
It kills me every time I watch it.

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362914, Not bad... Citizen Kane and Gerald Ford shoulda been higher imo.
Posted by Frank Longo, Wed Apr-09-08 07:35 AM
362955, you mean skits?
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Wed Apr-09-08 11:08 AM
LOL
362984, nice to see the state on there as well
Posted by sevencents, Wed Apr-09-08 12:19 PM
7c
362986, No Eddie Murphy in the top 10=fuck this list.
Posted by bignick, Wed Apr-09-08 12:26 PM
Seriously.
363008, Buckwheat sings was on there
Posted by sevencents, Wed Apr-09-08 01:17 PM
but.....
James Brown Celebrity hot tub was missing there for sure.


7c
363035, Like I said, not in the top 10
Posted by bignick, Wed Apr-09-08 02:09 PM
363046, They shoulda had Mr. White up there.
Posted by Frank Longo, Wed Apr-09-08 02:43 PM
http://www.itsfunnyhoney.com/video/28/eddie_murphy__mr_white
363049, Yeah, White Like Me is better thananything in their top 10
Posted by bignick, Wed Apr-09-08 02:52 PM
363055, how you just gonna write off "Who's On First" like that?
Posted by DubSpt, Wed Apr-09-08 03:04 PM
come on nick, you can hate better than that.
362997, How is Louie (The State) and The Lumberjack Song (Monty Python) not there?
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363009, I want to dip my balls in this post
Posted by sevencents, Wed Apr-09-08 01:17 PM

7c
363054, RE: The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time (Nerve & IFC)
Posted by Darkhorse, Wed Apr-09-08 03:02 PM
Flip Wilson and The Richard Pryor Show should be up here somewhere. Geraldine should be in the top 10. The sketches from The Richard Pryor show was genius.
363059, I wish there was more SCTV. Play It Again, Bob is a classic.
Posted by Frank Longo, Wed Apr-09-08 03:16 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x37kop_play-it-again-bob_fun

These impressions are absolutely BRILLIANT. There are several great sketches from SCTV that should get consideration.

I am glad that the genius Scenes From an Idiot's Marriage made it.
363060, Post your Top 10s (15s, 20s, or whatever) here n/m
Posted by Sponge, Wed Apr-09-08 03:27 PM
363076, RE: Post your Top 10s (15s, 20s, or whatever) here n/m
Posted by DrNO, Wed Apr-09-08 05:10 PM
it would probably be made up of Python, SCTV and Mr. Show exclusively.

1. Leave it to Beaver - SCTV
http://youtube.com/watch?v=n_CXzmkZuwg

2. Larry Kleist - Rapist - SCTV
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8DeikFMnHwU

3. Silly Job Interview - Python
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zP0sqRMzkwo
363094, The State: 4 skits, Chappelle: 3
Posted by Virgenes Corazon, Wed Apr-09-08 06:14 PM
Denmark called. Something rotten, they said.
363104, No one can argue Dead Parrot is at least top 3. I'm not mad
Posted by MANHOODLUM, Wed Apr-09-08 06:50 PM
n/m
363194, Overall, it's a respectable list but...
Posted by mrshow, Thu Apr-10-08 02:05 AM
I would have thrown some Mr Show on there. Shocking, I know.