Give it up for Silent Comedies!

September 4, 2007

I bet most of you, whether you know it or not, are fans of silent comedies. Tom and Jerry? Roadrunner and Coyote? It doesn’t get better than that. And all those guys were inspired by the early comedians like Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and Lauren and Hardy.

First we watched a couple Tom and Jerry shorts to get in the right mindset.

Tom & Jerry: “Dog Trouble”

“The Cat Concerto”

“Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Mouse”

“Space Meow”

Roadrunner: “Roadrunner a-go-go”

“Guided Muscle”

And a little gem from Westphal/Riekena: “Happy Best Friend Day

Then we moved back in time to 1929 with Laurel and Hardy in “Big Business

More to come…

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