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Funny

Harvey Korman - IMDb

Funny is when you’re serious.   Harvey Korman

Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008) was an American comedic actor who performed in television and film productions and was also a voice artist. His big break was being a featured performer on CBS‘ The Danny Kaye Show, but he is best remembered for his performances on the sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show and in several films by Mel Brooks.

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Comedy

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov

Sir Peter Alexander UstinovCBEFRSA (born Peter Alexander von Ustinov  16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer, dramatistfilmmakertheatre and opera directorstage designerscreenwritercomedianhumoristnewspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. He was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. A respected intellectual and diplomat, he held various academic posts and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

In one of my favorite Disney movies, Blackbeard’s Ghost. 1968
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Serious – Speech

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From IMDB: Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Buck Russell: I don’t think I want to know a six-year-old who isn’t a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don’t want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they’re ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they’re no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I’m coming looking for you!
[of Anita’s mole]
Buck Russell: Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.

A great feel good movie, not too deep, but with a nice message. Go and watch it and see some great dialogue between John Candy and his co-stars like Macaulay Culkin. John Candy from all accounts a wonderful man, gone way too soon.

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