Tuesday, July 26, 2011
There's Somthing About Potty
Although I found scenes or moments to laugh at in HORRIBLE BOSSES, I also found moments that made me cringe. Afterward, in trying to remember when cringe-worthy scenes first found their way into comedies, I came up with THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. Now I must admit, I have always preferred verbal humor over sight gags so I am not objective here.
In a way, these movies want to have it both ways. Lots of saccharine, lots of nice guys, but a goodly dose of, for want of a better word, bathroom humor. It's almost an essential part of the genre by now if you exclude older film- makers like Woody Allen.
I can't think of a recent movie that didn't include several scenes of potty talk, vomit, body fluids, etc..
Can you think of an earlier movie that featured a jaw-dropping moment like the one in MARY?
Do you find it funny? Are body fluids inherently funny?