RUTLES v BAD NEWS v SPINAL TAP v STILL CRAZY

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Funnier Rock n Roll spoof film?

RUTLES all you need is cash
8
28%
More BAD NEWS
4
14%
SPINAL TAP
14
48%
STILL CRAZY
3
10%
 
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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 22:01

...phew!! :D What a choice really surprised we've never done this before according to Search function

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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 10 Apr 2017, 22:04

I could play "Stairway To Heaven" when I was 12. Jimmy Page didn't actually write it until he was 22. I think that says quite a lot.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Apr 2017, 22:14

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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 10 Apr 2017, 22:31

I get more laughs out of Terry and June than I do Spinal Tap.

The Rutles has some achingly funny lines - I love it.

Still Crazy is a very good film but the humour is compromised a bit by concessions to plot. Some gooey sentimentality too.

Haven't seen Bad News for many years but it has to be better than Tap.
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Postby Quaco » 10 Apr 2017, 23:14

Haven't seen Bad News, but Tap is definitely funnier than the Rutles or Still Crazy!
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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 23:17

DADDY-O wrote:

The Rutles has some achingly funny lines - I love it.


Les Garçons de la Plage.

...any others? I don't recall that many laugh out loud moments, TBH (haven't seen it all for 20 years).
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Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Apr 2017, 23:21

Only seen the Rutles and Spinal Tap, but love 'em both. Spinal Tap is class all the way - from the songs to the movie to the performances after, it all works for me.

I need to see Still Crazy.

Bad News either looks awful, or that clip doesn't really reveal anything about it. Not sure which.
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 10 Apr 2017, 23:26

:{ wrote:
DADDY-O wrote:

The Rutles has some achingly funny lines - I love it.


Les Garçons de la Plage.

...any others? I don't recall that laugh out loud moments, TBH (haven't seen it all for 20 years).


'wearing swimming trunks in the bath 'cos he didn't want to look down on the unemployed' is the one I always remember.

I think that's one of the funniest lines in anything ever, actually.
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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 23:35

A lot of misses too, no?
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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 23:36

Cannae vote :evil: :evil:

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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 10 Apr 2017, 23:37

:{ wrote:A lot of misses too, no?
Belushi, Dan A?


Stealing stuff from Apple HQ as George H stands outside, reporting?

Love it
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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 23:39

Their manager?!

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Postby Canis lupus » 10 Apr 2017, 23:40

...to be fair, their drummer trying to sing was quite good

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Postby Pansy Puff » 11 Apr 2017, 07:07

John is wrong (Tap must not be seen favourably by our sister site), Tap is the best of the four because of how it survives repeated viewings. I do think they are all great but lines like "May I start by saying how thrilled we are to have you here, we are such fans of your music, and all of your records. I am not speaking of yours personally, but the whole genre of the rock and roll," just slay me.
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Postby Canis lupus » 11 Apr 2017, 08:46

What sister site?

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Postby Canis lupus » 11 Apr 2017, 08:48

:{ wrote:Their manager?!

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:{ wrote:What sister site?


http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php#c2



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Postby Canis lupus » 11 Apr 2017, 09:52

You laughed loudly at Leggy Mountbatten?

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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 11 Apr 2017, 10:02

:{ wrote:You laughed loudly at Leggy Mountbatten?


Yeah!

It's funnier than "I could play "Stairway To Heaven" when I was 12. Jimmy Page didn't actually write it until he was 22. I think that says quite a lot.", or "May I start by saying how thrilled we are to have you here, we are such fans of your music, and all of your records. I am not speaking of yours personally, but the whole genre of the rock and roll." !

It's the same sort of "humour" you get in Alan Partridge - dopey people saying dopey things. 'Wings were the band the Beatles could have become', that kind of thing. Not exactly hilarious.
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Postby Deebank » 11 Apr 2017, 10:28

Spinal Tap is just innately funnier.
Just stupid things like their LP names - Clam Caravan and Smell The Glove. It's perfect. I haven't a clue why they're funny, they just are. Even the bits that didn't make the final cut are excellent.

ST is also more authentic. There's nothing worse or less funny than an actor pretending to play bass, it just looks hammy.

I remember being fascinated by The Rutles and trying to spot what they were parodying, but it wasn't that funny. Kudos to Neil Innes for the tunes though - Noel is forever in his debt.

Bad News was OK, but it was really just a one- (or two-) off Ade Edmondson fantasy fulfilment TV project (that needed a few more good laughs). Miles ahead of any other TV comedy at the time, but not in the same league as Tap. And I expect Edmondson would probably agree.

Never seen Still Crazy but I suspect there would be beaucoup jambon.
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