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OK back on track. :P

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Just to make Abdul complain that it's still funny:

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It wasn't a complaint. :p
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:08 pm It wasn't a complaint. :p
Hmmm… I think by now I understood how much you like to pick on a marginal point. :wink:
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:27 pm [Buster Keaton comic]
There were also photoshoots at the time providing more cringe than merriment:

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Well if "what wasn't funny then" is on topic, I nominate Buddy Hackett.

The ethnic stuff wouldn't fly nowadays, but even by the standards of the time he was unremittingly cringe-worthy.
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This is what I mean in the OP, precisely.
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Oh, blithe racism humor?
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Breakfast as Tiffany's could be remade in modern times (as a period piece) as long as an actual Japanese American played Mister Yunioshi.

I suggest George Takei. Of course he'd have to deliver the lines (you should pardon the expression) "straight".
By which I mean his own normal accent, though camping it up a bit would be OK.

I'm sure Truman Capote would approve. 8)
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Didn't Sir John Gielgud play the role in London in the 1966 musical?
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shemp wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:55 pm Didn't Sir John Gielgud play the role in London in the 1966 musical?
That was then. :8b:
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I seem to recall that there were a couple of Peter Sellers movies that might qualify for ed's intended genre.
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"A real button buster"

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"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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Crap so much they fail to take a breath
But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
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