Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

One of my all-time favorite movies is 1963's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.  I have seen this dozens of times, and it's still funny every time.

So many big stars of the day were in it: Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Phil Silvers, Dick Shawn, Terry Thomas, Edie Adams.  Also, Dorothy Provine, Don Knotts, Jim Backus, Jimmy Durante, Peter Falk, Rochester, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, The Three Stooges, William Demarest, Paul Ford, etc, etc.

I'm sure everyone of a certain age has seen it.  It's a must-see movie.

"It's under a big dubya, I tell ya"

"Okay, we all get a share for being a person, and another share for being a person in a car"

Ahh come on fellas, I'm starting to get mad now."

"Don't be silly.  What could go wrong with an old-fashioned?"

"I'll never understand you Americans' pre-occupation with BOSOMS"

"Hello down there on the ground.  It's us, up here in the plane"

"Drive on, you big stupid idiot!"

"Don't worry Momma, I'm coming to save you.  That's why you had me."

"When I get my hands on that weasel... wait, there he is!"

"Did ya all hear what Momma said?"

"Out baby, OUT!"