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I assume everyone knows, "I'm Tired" is a parody of Marlene singing, "Laziest Gal in Town," in Stage Fright.

 

And, in her own way, Marlene could be pretty funny! Although, not a comedienne, she made me chuckle in The Devil is a Woman, Desire, and The Lady is Willing.

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> I assume everyone knows, "I'm Tired" is a parody of

> Marlene singing, "Laziest Gal in Town," in Stage

> Fright.

>

> And, in her own way, Marlene could be pretty funny!

> Although, not a comedienne, she made me chuckle in

> The Devil is a Woman, Desire, and The Lady is

> Willing.

 

Thanks for reminding me of the name of the movie. I knew it was a parody of Marlene but not the movie. Thanks

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But wasn't it a double parody? Yes, it harkens to Miss Dietrich's "Laziest Gal in Town" song from Stage Fright, but also her role as Frenchie in Destry Rides Again. Frenchie was the old west bar singer who inspired Miss Kahns' Lili von Shtupp. Lili/Marlene...

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The one and the only Peter Sellers. He was a master of comedy. I was sick at the idea of Steve Martin trying to fill his shoes in the Pink Panther. I never saw such bad reviews. So I think that others felt that way.

I love Monty Python, My favorites besides the movies are the dead parrot,I'm a lumberjack,the spanish inquisition, Hitler comes to tea, the larch, well I can go on an on.

Over the hill Gang, My favorite is Carry on Nurse.

Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing up Baby.

Ferris Buller's Day off.

Bird Cage

Zorro the Gay Blade

Ghostbusters

Stripes

My Fellow Americans

Arsenic and old lace

Harvey

The Blues Brothers

and what I think is the funniest movie ever made.

Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to love the bomb.

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I couldn't stop laughing after seeing the wrestling match in "Here Comes The Groom" between Jane Wyman and the other actress. The old woman tops it all off with "This is better than tv!".

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Off the top of my head:

 

The Marx Bros.

Cary Grant

W.C. Fields

William Powell and Myrna Loy (separate and together)

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau

 

And Red Skelton and Jack Benny. Although I haven't seen many (if any) of their movies, my memories of them come mostly from television.

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