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Jul 30 2005 12:39 PM

They should have included a scene of someone telling the joke in the Mets clubhouse, with translators giving the Japanese, Korean and Spanish versions.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 30 2005 04:08 PM

did you see it? I'm thinking of going.

Jul 30 2005 11:48 PM

Hasn't come up here yet. But it's a don't miss as far as I'm concerned.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 31 2005 12:46 AM

That Gilbert Gottfried show I saw a few months ago -- he closed the set with a telling of "The Aristocrats." It was so filthy so as to have rendered the first 1.5 hours of dirty jokes completely weak. I didn't realize there was a whole story behind it.

Benjamin Grimm
Jul 31 2005 04:42 AM

I wonder, though, when it comes out on video and DVD, how many clueless parents will buy it for their kids thinking it's this movie:

Jul 31 2005 11:47 AM

I don't remember who I heard this joke from, but I remember, as a kid, teaching it to Chevy Chase, who was a few years younger than me. Later Chevy did in one of the early National Lampoon shows, and I'm sorry he wasn't included in the movie. He did a great version.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 31 2005 12:02 PM

No way!

Jul 31 2005 07:55 PM

The OldMole dropping names, very cool, I so want to see this movie, have to admit I knew nothing aobut the thing till i read about it last month, one question,if this was the ultimate insider joke will the movie ruin it?..well I suppose the answer is yes.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 01 2005 06:05 AM

Saw it last night... Very early on, Chevy Chase is mentioned as teaching the joke to one comic!

The joke is not funny, and yet it is, because so much of it is in the telling. That's what the movie is about: How and why things are funny and it really illustrates how alike comedians and jazz musicians can be.

The film itself is screamingly funny especially for the first 30 minutes -- well worth seeing. I give it 8 out of 10 fists. Longshoreman arms, of course.

Aug 03 2005 08:37 AM

I was thinking of taking my 13-year-old grandson, an aspiring comic, to the movie, because I've read it's such a clinic on joke-telling. But then I thought, I can't take a 13-year-old to a movie that filthy.

Then I thought...I was 13 when I learned it.

So I'm undecided.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 03 2005 09:27 AM

Get Mom's approval... then take him.

Aug 04 2005 09:42 AM

I have Mom's approval. Now I have to wait for it to open upstate.

Aug 04 2005 09:44 AM

One of the great movie clinics on joke-telling is the scene in "My Favorite Year" where Mark Linn-Baker tries to teach Tess Harper how to tell a joke.

Aug 19 2005 10:56 AM

Saw it last night -- with my grandson. Hilarious.

Aug 19 2005 08:59 PM

Haven't seen 'The Aristocrats' yet and I'm not a fan of South Park but this is just too freakin' funny.

Skip through the ads and click the South Park window.

Aug 19 2005 09:06 PM

I don't get it. But I think I saved myself $16 here....

Aug 19 2005 09:09 PM

You don't get the joke?

It's not rocket science Mom.

'We're the Aristocrats!'

C'mon, that's hysterical.

Aug 19 2005 09:10 PM

The esurance ad was cute

Aug 19 2005 09:11 PM

The two of you are killing me tonight.

Aug 19 2005 09:14 PM

Now, THAT goes in the Kill Bill thread

Aug 21 2005 08:34 AM

Saw it on Friday. Very funny. There was a big sign in front of the ticket window saying that no one under 18 would be admitted (so, it's like even worse than an NC-17 movie). Lucky Mole didn't try to get his grandkid in there.

Aug 28 2005 09:01 PM

Up here, it's more relaxed. I got him in. He loved it.

Willets Point
Jan 12 2006 01:00 PM

I have a chance to see this tonight, should I go? (There's no star system to help me out!!)

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 12 2006 09:03 PM

I gave it 8 out of 10 longshoreman forearms!

May 22 2006 11:45 AM

Finally rented this and watched it Saturday night.

Loved it. As funny as I expected it to be.

Highly recommended

Vic Sage
May 22 2006 02:51 PM

there were moments that i gagged so hard, I nearly threw up.

when was the last time you HEARD something... just HEARD something... that made you so nauseus you had to concentrate to keep from vomiting?

its a work of freakin genius!

Willets Point
May 22 2006 02:58 PM

Vic Sage wrote:

when was the last time you HEARD something... just HEARD something... that made you so nauseus you had to concentrate to keep from vomiting?

Generally the sound of someone else vomiting does that for me.