Sunday, October 4, 2009

MUTE MONDAY - THE (Prat)FALL


















20 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

Why was Jim Carrey in there with all those funny talented people? Grrherhahahahahahhaha.

Happy Mute Monday!

Harold Lloyd rocked!

Pam said...

That Dick Van Dyke falling over the footstool is classic! Many classics here, and I think the one pic is "F Troop" maybe? Not sure but I think so. But re the SNL pratfalls, where is Mary Catherine Gallagher?

Boxer said...

Buster Keaton is the Mastter and the rest just copied his brilliance. Jim Carey was funny in the early 80's and then something happened.

I love the way you twist the word of the week into something very interesting and creative.

Happy MM!

kmwthay said...

If you don't go to college you'll end up living in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVVVVVER!!! That one made me laugh out loud. Happy MM.

MinorityReport said...

Very creative. :) Happy MM.

Buzz Kill said...

All
After I decided on my theme, I had a tough time finding pictures of actors famous for their pratfalls actually doing them. So I went with the best I could find.

Troll
When Jim Carey was with "In Living Color" I thought he was hysterical. Now a days, not so much. And I was going to go with Harold Lloyd and the famous "Hanging from a Clock" picture, but I didn't think many people would know who he was.

Pam
Ken Berry was indeed in F Troop as Captain Parmenter. I loved that show. It was the Civil War version of McHale's Navy. And I never liked Mary Catherine Gallagher much.

Boxer
You'll get no arguement from me on Buster Keaton. I really need to look up some more of his movies. I haven't seen all that many of them and I really should.

Kym

My favrite Chris Farley skit was when he was one of the "Da Bears" guys and had to start his heart after eating a sausage sandwich. I can relate to that.

Minority Report
Thanks - I try.

Brian said...

IS is just me, or does Keaton bear more than a striking (and scary) resemblance to Christopher Walken in that photo?

Nice choices! Happy MM!

fishy said...

Clever as always Buzz! I LOVE Lucy reruns ... she was so good at keeping my little brother entertained while I was babysitting on the phone!!!!!

moi said...

I'll second Boxer's views on Buster Keaton. I never laughed so hard in my life, as I did during The General. He was pure, sheer genius, an interesting man who led a bittersweet life. As for the coverage over all, well, you are the Mute Monday Master when it comes to clever interpretations! And, yes, what HAPPENED to Jim Carrey? He did this short-lived sitcom after In Living Color, something about a cartoonist who drew this wacky duck? It was brilliant. Then he just got famous and annoying.

K9 said...

i often think of lucy on the conveyor belt line freaking out as the widgets come out faster and faster....this was a fun trip down memory lane and points to -once again- the weak ass talentless entertainment comglomerates we have now. grrrrrrrrr

happy MM!

LaDivaCucina said...

Very funny and I even knew who Harold Lloyd was! And of course, Chris Farley...I miss him!

What I didn't get was the use of the word "prat!" Living in Australia for 10 years, a prat meant something completely different:

PRAT
From Adams Douglas: “In some British magazines I have noticed the word prat, which seems in context to mean a fool or stupid person. Is this related to pratfall?”

It is, yes. Prat in this sense means “backside; buttocks”, first recorded in the sixteenth century but of unknown origin. A pratfall is a comedy fall on to the buttocks. The British slang sense dates from the 1960s and means an incompetent, foolish or stupid person. It became popular in the 1980s. It isn’t obscene, but it’s a sharp expression of criticism or abuse.

Who knew? I'd never heard of a pratfall! See what you can learn on the Internets?! Nice interpretation!

Karl said...

Good evening Buzz Kill,

Buster Keaton and the Marx brothers are favorites of mine, both could do some pretty amazing falls. I was looking for something to watch this evening and you've given me an idea. Thanks.

ree said...

Oh yes! Wonderful take. I love a good pratfall.

Doom said...

Lots of good memories there. Happy MM.

Vixen said...

OMGosh, hysterical. Great take! :)

Buzz Kill said...

Brian
You're right, and I love Christopher Walken. And I especially like inpersonators that can do his voice well - that's hysterical. I'd like to see this show sometime:

http://eventful.com/stockton/events/all-walken-impersonators-christopher-walken-/E0-001-021426688-2

Fishy/K9
I'm actually not a big Lucy fan, but there's no denying her talent in this theme.

Moi
Sad to say I haven't seen "The General" all the way through. It's on my to-do list.

Diva
Glad I was able to help improve your already vast and eloquent vocabulary.

Karl
Glad I could help.

Ree/Doom/Vixen
Thanks *Blush*

Buzz Kill said...

Oh, by the way, I just read where Jim Carey is bulking up (50 pounds) to play Curly in an upcoming 3 Stooges movie to be released in 2010. Benicio Del Toro will play Moe and Paul Giamatti will play Larry. I'm not too sure about this casting.

Heff said...

That Penis Van Lesbian falling over the footstool clip is classic!

Aunty Belle said...

hilarious-youse always got a good twist fer us!

LaDivaCucina said...

Benicio del Toro as MOE? Why must they always try to remake brilliant stuff that needs no re-making? Carey ruined the Grinch!