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  1. my answers are as follows, 1. groucho and chico verses Abbott and Costello are are different in the speed of their deliveries. Groucho and the team have a fast pace to the verbal confrontations between others and even themselves. They do a great amount of a play on words for verbal slapstick and a lot of pantomime and sleigh of hand for the visual slapstick. Abbott and Costello are not as fast with their verbal slapstick, but are just as hilarious. The visual slapstick that they do is also somewhat slower but still keep within the definition of slapstick. For their verbal slapstick look at
  2. Watching this clip of film for the first time, I thought was hilarious as I have seen this type of comedic action in other places. What continues to make it funny is that I pretty much know what is going to happen, but I watch it anyway. Sort of like the woman in a dark house at night who hears noises in the basement and instead of turning on all the lights or calling for help, she goes to investigate in a night gown and one candle. anyway funny scene. after I wrote this post I was able to watch the complete version of the film. It was even better. As everything starts he has a misguided u
  3. It seems that once a "gag" always a gag. We see the beginning with chaplin and a banana peel and it hen evolves done through time to other sight gags like the pie in the face. I dont know if this is too early to talk about but there is mention of the Sgt Bilko show, which of course came much later. So if the door is open I would like to present one of my favorite gagsters of physical comedy and language comedy, Soupy Sales. He definately got wacked numerous times with a pie by his un seen compatriots. Thank you and I am already enjoying the course on slapstick comedy. I definitely have others
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