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Friday, July 28, 2006

The Seasonal "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" Friday Afternoon Quote

Today I received a deeply unsatisfying response from the AFI (American Film Institute) in regards to my written request to retro-actively name "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" as the 47th Funniest Movie of All Time. While AFI "thanks" me for "clear loyalty" to said movie, it is unable to make "any addendums" to its list. However, they "sincerely hope" I make a "contribution" to their "organization".

How dare the AFI so hap-hazardly deny my request. It's clear these bozos have no idea what makes great comedy. I decided to take a look at the what the AFI considered to be the 10 funniest movies of all time. Needless to say, their list was not impressive.

"Some Like it Hot" - I suppose it's okay if you like drag. Also, there's no time travel.

"Tootsie" - See above.

"Dr. Strangelove" - Nuclear holocaust is simply unable to compete with humpback whales.

"Annie Hall" - Bones is just as irritated as Woody Allen.

"Duck Soup" - Sophmoric when compared to the wit of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home".

"Blazing Saddles" - Which would you choose - bean farts or Captain Kirk flipping the "bird"?

"MASH" - Elliot Gould is just a poor man's Leonard Nimoy.

"It Happened One Night" - Clark Gable is just a poor man's William Shatner.

"The Graduate" - Uhura could kick Mrs. Robinson's ass.

"Airplane!" - Tactless when compared with the class of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home". Also, there's no time travel.

I think that settles the debate. These ya-hoos at the AFI don't know true comedy when they see it. So no, AFI, I won't be making a contribution. Instead I'll thumb my nose at you and, regardless of what you have to say, Cinema Romantico will recognize "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" as precisely what it should be - the 47th Funniest Movie of All Time.


Gillian: "That's not what he said, farm boy. "Admiral, if we were to assume these whales are ours to do with as we please, we would be as guilty as those who caused -- past tense -- their extinction." I have a photographic memory. I see words."
Spock: "Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?"

2 comments:

Rory Larry said...

if not one of the top ten funniest movies hold a candle to ST4, would it not stand logically as the funniest movie of all time, not 47?

Tobius F. said...

That's after net... deduction... gross... deferment... 10% of the nut.... In a list, all movies are #47.