Best & Worst: Drawn-out Joke
Best: Gene Wilder as The Sheep Lover
Film: Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To Ask (1972)
Why It Rocks: Dr. Doug Ross (Wilder) tries to get rid of an insane patient who claims to be in love with a sheep, only to find, when confronted by the wooly tart, that he himself wants to get under her fleece too.
It's on a par with Monty Python in levels of absurd silliness.
Anyone who's seen Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka knows there's something not quite right about him.
This film just compounds our suspicions.
Superb straight acting from the master just makes the whole bit brilliant.
And look! We got through that with just one sheep pun. Baaaaaarilliant. DAMN IT!
Worst: Courtroom scene
Film: Bananas (1971)
Why It Sucks: Allen as Fielding Mellish is in court facing charges of treason (not particularly funny). The scene then descends into wacky mayhem (also not particularly funny), with such naff gags as a black woman with an afro claiming to be J Edgar Hoover in disguise, or Mellish playing both defendant and prosecution at the same time. Yawn.
The gags in this scene are on a level with the Police Academy movies.
We're not sure who we're even meant to be routing for in this court case, but Woody should definitely receive a fine for recycling jokes without a permit.
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