Emergency Laughter Archive

Eddie Pensier writes:

The past week has been an unpleasant one around Rancho Pensier. I found myself needing cheer and laughter in large quantities. I had no choice but to turn to that cache of fail-safe funny things that never fail to improve the darkest turn of mind. See if one or more of these don’t fix your blue mood, at least temporarily. They worked for me.

Any part, or all, of “A Fish Called Wanda”.

Eddie Izzard’s “Heimlich Maneuver” routine.

The “Where The Buggalo Roam” and “Parasites Lost” episodes of Futurama.

This clip from “Wonder Man” with Danny Kaye, starting at 5:20, or the beginning if you’ve never seen it. About 90 seconds of pure distilled Kaye lunacy.

Pretty much any clip from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, like  this one.

Reading “Balsamic Dreams” by Joe Queenan.

Hedgehog babies running around with cardboard tubes on their heads.

What are some of your favorite guaranteed-to-work laughter generators? Let us know in the comments.

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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4 Responses to Emergency Laughter Archive

  1. Faze says:

    W.C. Fields.
    The old standbys.


  2. peterike2 says:

    Try HBOs sadly forgotten cartoon, “The Life and Times of Tim.” Apparently, I’m the only person on earth to ever watch this show. Maybe that says something, but I find it hilarious. All the episodes are on YouTube. It’s no longer on HBOGo, that’s how little HBO thinks of it! But with an opening episode called “Angry Unpaid Hooker,” how do you go wrong?


  3. Fenster says:

    Sad that films and TV so seldom aim for the belly laugh nowadays and favor the wink ‘n nod or tongue in cheek or fart in pants. Wanda is one of the few that gets me actually laughing. Also: Airplane, Clockwise, parts of Lost in America, Princess Bride. Also:


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