Poll: Chevy Chase

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 6:50 PM

I thought this was an interesting discussion in the Christmas movies thread. I'm not a big fan of Chevy, partly due to his actual personality (he's apparently a real dickhead) and partly due to not finding him incredibly funny in anything. I think he's fine in Christmas Vacation and Caddyshack, but just meh overall.


Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 7:46 PM

Thrilling thread J man!
 

He’s just ok.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 11, 2019 7:58 PM

I put Very Funny, just to spite you. I actually only think he is somewhat funny. But, in Caddyshack and the Vacation movies, I think he is great.

BRF Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 7:58 PM

Just ok. 
 

 

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 8:16 PM

I started a best comedy actor poll.....No Chevy Chase :)

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 8:21 PM

CV on right now on AMC

cat_lover Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 11:27 PM

I voted for kinda funny. I don't hate him but I don't think he is all that. I put Murray,Candy and Williams way ahead of him as people who were popular in the same time frame.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 8:57 AM
posted by Automatik

Thrilling thread J man!

I've noted your sarcasm and will keep it in mind when I think of starting future threads.

 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 9:14 AM

The guy sounds like a complete jackass.  I read an interview with him last year where he basically embraced being a jerk toward his fellow performers and in his personal life.  I think part of his problem is that he thinks he way more talented than he actually is.  He should have embraced being a straight man in the midst of world-class comedy actors.  He would have been fine that way.  Thinking he can go toe to toe with Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray, Randy Quaid...hell even Charles Grodin is way funnier.  Here's an example.  In the original vacation when they are buying the family Truckster at the beginning, the car salesman is actually the star of the scene.  Chase almost fowls the scene up by opening his mouth.  Just an example.  

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 12, 2019 12:11 PM

I’ve read he is an asshole because he envisioned his career being like Akroyd when Dan got better roles. Then got jealous of Murray being a hit with the younger crowd as he aged (as well as getting more roles and being better actor). That’s why he took the gig on Community — to try and get “in” with the younger generation like Bill Murray.

geeblock Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 1:12 PM

Chevy Chase SNL is the goat. That original cast from the first few years was truly something amazing, so much talent.

gut Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 3:22 PM
posted by geeblock

Chevy Chase SNL is the goat. That original cast from the first few years was truly something amazing, so much talent.

mid-90's comes pretty close, arguably surpasses it - Sandler, Farley, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Mike Myers.  Not sure if they all overlapped, but it's close.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 3:53 PM
posted by geeblock

Chevy Chase SNL is the goat. That original cast from the first few years was truly something amazing, so much talent.

Except Chase was the unfunny one in the bunch.  Gerald Ford falling down and "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" is about all he had.

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 4:16 PM

Love Chevy.  I could watch Fletch, Fletch Lives and Funny Farm again and still laugh at him.

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 4:19 PM
posted by Con_Alma

Love Chevy.  I could watch Fletch, Fletch Lives and Funny Farm again and still laugh at him.

"Hey Mack, can you tell me how to get to Redbud?"

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 18, 2019 1:16 PM

I know he is dick, but extremely funny.

Fan of Fletch, Spies like Us

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 19, 2019 11:35 AM

I don't know if any of you have watched Fletch lately, but that movie has not aged well at all.  

geeblock Member
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Fri, Dec 20, 2019 10:45 AM

So I guess he is in town (Columbus) this weekend and they are showing Christmas vacation at a theater and having a q and a with him after the movie 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 20, 2019 1:54 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I don't know if any of you have watched Fletch lately, but that movie has not aged well at all.  

Nothing really has, pepe le pew was a cartoon, an attempted rapist

*edit.  I get your point, Blazing Saddles could not be made today. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 20, 2019 3:11 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

Nothing really has, pepe le pew was a cartoon, an attempted rapist

*edit.  I get your point, Blazing Saddles could not be made today. 

I just mean that Fletch isn't that funny anymore. Some comedies age better.  For example, Animal House or Caddyshack.  

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 20, 2019 3:12 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

Nothing really has, pepe le pew was a cartoon, an attempted rapist

*edit.  I get your point, Blazing Saddles could not be made today. 

Pepe le Pew was a #metoo waiting happen!!!!  

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