Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World: Humor So Wet, You Could Build an Aquarium

Here’s how far off the rails the Mad, Mad train is driven: Larry, Moe, and Curly of the Three Stooges are marched in, dressed as firefighters, and theirs is the most sedate scene in the movie. If you were alive and told a joke in 1963, an agent would call and offer you a part in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The movie is prac-tic-cal-ly a two and a half hour call sheet and video audition for the Hollywood comedy scene. When shoots were happening on location off in the mountains, the mayor of Los Angeles was forced to declare a state of emergency due to an incredible shortage of yuks and guffaws in his city. What few snickers and chortles there were needed to be shared among the blighted.

HC Media’s Director of Operations, Matt Belfiore, and I snarf down pretzels and mustard from the hind end of the mustard camel. Do you know why the scarecrow won an award? Because he was outstanding in his field. Have you heard that there’s a new restaurant on the Moon? The food is good, but there’s no atmosphere.

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