I'm admittedly not the biggest expert on comedy movies, since my tastes run more toward sci-fi or present day action thrillers, but I found it strange that this Yahoo! list of 100 funniest comedies includes neither "Ruthless People" nor "The Naked Gun."
I mean, I've seen a surprising number of movies that are on the list, and these are all (in my view) nowhere near as funny as those two:
"Coming to America" (okay but not one of Eddie Murphy's best)
"Groundhog Day" (good movie, but sappy ending)
"The Player" (weird and kind of a boring book)
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (funny for a few minutes)
"There's Something About Mary" (funny but more about shock value)
"When Harry Met Sally"
"Ruthless People" is really funny. Danny DeVito and Bette Midler are perfect in it, and Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater are appropriately restrained. And "The Naked Gun" . . . really, that's not on the list? Just watch Leslie Nielsen "umpire" the Dodgers game and see if you can resist laughing. Heck, I still find OJ Simpson hilarious in this movie!