Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Recently, ol’ Robbo has been making his way through the extra features of the Netflix copy of “Young Frankenstein“, one of my perpetual favorites. Among said extras are a set of outtakes, a feature that, should ol’ Robbo ever become Emperor of the World, would be mandatory for all movie distributions.
Anyhoo, while watching said outtakes, I was again reminded of one of Robbo’s Iron Rules: There is nothing, nothing, funnier than watching people trying not to laugh. I don’t know why, but there it is.
Now, I will go out on a limb here, reputation-wise, to support my assertion. One of Robbo’s guilty pleasures is the movie “Porky’s“. Not because of the T&A. Not because of the crudity. Instead, because the people who put this movie together get this Rule. I give you, as Exhibit A, the scene in the principal’s office (back-story probably not required):
There are several more such scenes, equally crude I’ll allow, but also as effective.
As I say, I don’t know why this sort of thing is teh funny. All I know is that, well, it is.