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"Holy Shit! What a dream I was having! Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me!"
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"Holy Shit! What a dream I was having! Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me!"
"Owen's tryin' to kill me! I told him to buy me salted peanuts. He bought me unsalted peanuts. He knows they choke me!"

or

"Who the hell are you?"
"Oh, mom, this is our cousin Patty. He's going to be staying with us for a while."

"You don't haaaaave no cousin Paaatty!"

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If you're going to insist I compare a classic to a classic, I'd say 'Throw Mama From The Train' is a close equal.
To Knocked UP?

Throw mama was a decent and funny little movie but will not fall under "Classic" status under any criteria. And again, in 35 years, most folks won't remember three lines from it or even that it existed without prompting.

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To Knocked UP?

Throw mama was a decent and funny little movie but will not fall under "Classic" status under any criteria. And again, in 35 years, most folks won't remember three lines from it or even that it existed without prompting.
To be a man of humor, you sure missed that one.

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I don't know my friend, I think that mama should have been it with a ton of coleslaw.
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To be a man of humor, you sure missed that one.
Well, to check my funnybone I went out and did a search of the top or best comedies of all time and of the last 25 years. I checked everyone from IMDB to AFI to Blockbuster to NetFlix to AOL and Yahoo's "user choices" lists.

Apparently I am not alone. I did not find Throw Mama listed ANYWHERE. As I said, OK little movie but...

Here is the AFI list of Top 100 Comedies in Film History.

1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
2. Tootsie (1982)
3. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
4. Annie Hall (1977)
5. Duck Soup (1933)
6. Blazing Saddles (1974)
7. M*A*S*H (1970)
8. It Happened One Night (1934)
9. The Graduate (1967)
10. Airplane! (1980)
11. The Producers (1968)
12. A Night At The Opera (1935)
13. Young Frankenstein (1974)
14. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
16. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
17. The Odd Couple (1968)
18. The General (1927)
19. His Girl Friday (1940)
20. The Apartment (1960)
21. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
22. Adam's Rib (1949)
23. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
24. Born Yesterday (1950)
25. The Gold Rush (1925)
26. Being There (1979)
27. There's Something About Mary (1998)
28. Ghostbusters (1984)
29. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
30. Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)
31. Raising Arizona (1987)
32. The Thin Man (1934)
33. Modern Times (1936)
34. Groundhog Day (1993)
35. Harvey (1950)
36. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
37. The Great Dictator (1940)
38. City Lights (1931)
39. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
40. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
41. Moonstruck (1987)
42. Big (1988)
43. American Graffiti (1973)
44. My Man Godfrey (1936)
45. Harold And Maude (1972)
46. Manhattan (1979)
47. Shampoo (1975)
48. A Shot In The Dark (1964)
49. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
50. Cat Ballou (1965)
51. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
52. Ninotchka (1939)
53. Arthur (1981)
54. The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek (1944)
55. The Lady Eve (1941)
56. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
57. Diner (1982)
58. It's A Gift (1934)
59. A Day At The Races (1937)
60. Topper (1937)
61. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
62. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
63. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
64. Broadcast News (1987)
65. Horse Feathers (1932)
66. Take The Money And Run (1969)
67. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
68. The Awful Truth (1937)
69. Bananas (1971)
70. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
71. Caddyshack (1980)
72. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
73. Monkey Business (1931)
74. 9 To 5 (1980)
75. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
76. Victor/Victoria (1982)
77. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
78. Road To Morocco (1942)
79. The Freshman (1925)
80. Sleeper (1973)
81. The Navigator (1924)
82. Private Benjamin (1980)
83. Father Of The Bride (1950)
84. Lost In America (1985)
85. Dinner At Eight (1933)
86. City Slickers (1991)
87. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
88. Beetlejuice (1988)
89. The Jerk (1979)
90. Woman Of The Year (1942)
91. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
92. Ball Of Fire (1941)
93. Fargo (1996)
94. Auntie Mame (1958)
95. Silver Streak (1976)
96. Sons Of The Desert (1933)
97. Bull Durham (1988)
98. The Court Jester (1956)
99. The Nutty Professor (1963)
100. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

My favorites from this list are [not in this order]:

3. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
5. Duck Soup (1933)
6. Blazing Saddles (1974)
7. M*A*S*H (1970)
9. The Graduate (1967)
10. Airplane! (1980)
11. The Producers (1968)
12. A Night At The Opera (1935)
13. Young Frankenstein (1974)
14. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
17. The Odd Couple (1968)
20. The Apartment (1960)
21. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
23. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
26. Being There (1979)
27. There's Something About Mary (1998)
29. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
33. Modern Times (1936)
36. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
38. City Lights (1931)
40. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
43. American Graffiti (1973)
48. A Shot In The Dark (1964)
53. Arthur (1981)
59. A Day At The Races (1937)
71. Caddyshack (1980)
78. Road To Morocco (1942)
87. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
89. The Jerk (1979)
99. The Nutty Professor (1963)
100. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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87. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Why was a documentary included?

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What, no Schindler's List?
Dammit, I forgot to check Schindler's List. Maybe Throw Mama is on it.

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