Collegehumor Unscientifically Determines Best 100 Comedy Movies: Who Won?

Comedy is subjective, so how does one go about determining the best comedy movies of all time? Collegehumor had an idea: give readers a constant stream of one-or-the-other choices, and whichever movie got the most clicks would be the best comedy ever.

Not exactly the most thorough study ever performed, but hey, it's quantifiable.

So who was the big winner? The Brits, apparently: the classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" took the top spot, and it's certainly hard to argue. The film is perhaps the most-quoted comedy ever. How many times have you been told that your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries?

The runners-up might spark a bit more debate, as the #2 movie on the list was "The Hangover," followed by "Anchorman" and "Superbad." I was surprised to see "Airplane!" drop as low as #14, having been beaten by the likes of "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" and "Happy Gilmore." Furthermore, am I crazy to think that "Billy Madison" was way funnier than "Happy Gilmore?"

You can read the whole list of the top 100 and fume about the results over at Collegehumor. If you get mad any of the choices, just remember the methodology, and know that you're probably right.

 
 
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