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slapstick

Postby uncronopio » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:04 pm

From Greatest Films: a broad form of comedy in which the humor comes from physical acts or pantomime, frequently harmless violence and pratfalls intended to produce laughter. The name was derived from a device called a slapstick, two boards that slapped together with a loud crack when used to strike something or someone; prevalent during the silent era and in early talkies, with its primary motif being pie-throwing.

Examples: Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, the Three Stooges, and more recently, Jerry Lewis and Jim Carrey.

Tim, you may remember this word :-)
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Postby tcward » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:25 pm

While I'm certain you must have been referring to some thread at that other board, alas, my memory is not serving me well enough to recall... :P

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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:19 am

Uncronopio, you might want to check out the discussion on the second page of the (unfortunately misspelled) Shadenfreude thread on the other forum....

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Postby uncronopio » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:32 am

Thanks for the link M. Henri Day.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:23 am

Your quite welcome, Luis Alejandro Apiolaza !...

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