Our Acronym is Better Than Theirs – The LAMB’s Top 10 Comedies

by Dylan · July 9, 2008 · Uncategorized · 23 Comments

The results are in, and the LAMB has picked its Top 10 Comedies (for background on this, click here). There were a total of 36 voters, with their votes spread out amongst 196 films. It’s no shock, then, that a number of films that earned even one or two first-place votes were left out of the Top 10. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve stopped reading by now and are checking out the selections below, so I’ll just shut up now.

Here are your winners (1st place votes in parentheses):

10. Airplane! – 32 points from 7 votes (0)

9. Young Frankenstein – 33 points from 5 votes (2)

8. Some Like it Hot – 37 points from 5 votes (1)

7. Annie Hall – 48 points from 7 votes (2)

5t. Shaun of the Dead – 49 points from 9 votes (1)

5t. Blazing Saddles – 49 points from 8 votes (1)

4. Caddyshack – 50 points from 9 votes (0)

3. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb – 65 points from 10 votes (2)

2. The Big Lebowski – 68 points from 9 votes (5)

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – 78 points from 12 votes (2)

So…how many did you vote for? [Update: If you’d like to see yours and all the other votes, scroll down. I’ve added a post with all of them, but dated it prior to this post so it won’t clutter the page.]

Others receiving 1st-place votes: Amelie, Animal House, Back to the Future, Clerks, Clue, Delicatessen, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fletch (guess who?), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ghostbusters, It Happened One Night, Little Miss Sunshine, Sullivan’s Travels, The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Aristocrats, The Dinner Game, The General, What’s Up, Doc?, and Withnail and I.

Next up? Action/Adventure. The poll is already up, and will be for two weeks – be sure to read the instructions. [Update two: Please DO NOT enter “Star Wars Trilogy” or “LOTR Trilogy” or any other series of films as one entry. Entries such as these will be treated as a vote towards the first film in the series. Sorry, but I can’t have separate votes and grouped votes at the same time. Thanks.]