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Matt Hawes
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I was thinking of the comedy duos from the past few decades, and specifically a certain breed of them and I came up with this poll of sorts. The question pertains to a particular kind of comedy duo, and it is not meant to be comprehensive, so please choose from the examples provided (no write-ins, if you will). Thanks! :-)

Edited to note: I place this in the movie section since all have appeared in film at some point.




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Of that list, none.  But you're stretching "modern" though by including Cheech & Chong.  

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I'd say they created the modern dumb/stoner genre. Anyway, thanks for focusing on such a trivial thing.
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There, Kevin, I edited the text so that people will focus on the actual question. Sigh.
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Cheech & Chong, for me. No contest.

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Bill and Ted with a long lead.
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I'm partial to Harold & Kumar because they work as both lowbrow stoner
humor and smart social commentary.
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Wayne and Garth.
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I can't stand Llyod and Harry. Beavis and Butthead annoy the hell out of me. I was a bit too young to appreciate Cheech and Chong when the were in their  prime. I like Wayne and Garth but I don't think of them as a dopey duo.  I haven't seen Jessie and Chester and Harold and Kumar's movies so I don't have an opinion on them.

 So for me it came down between Bill and Ted and Jay and Silent Bob. Bill and Ted are strong competition but I think I'm gonna go with Jay and Silent Bob. The win by the slightest of margins. I feel that because they've been in more films. I've been able to see a progression of the characters. I liked that very much.
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Hmm.  None?

By default, I guess I have to pick Lloyd & Harry, since I actually own DUMB & DUMBER, but that's because it came as a two-fer with THE MASK (which I thought my kids would enjoy)--and I generally like Jim Carrey.

I can maybe see owning WAYNE'S WORLD someday, if I stumble upon it in the cheap bins, but really, no real interest in adding any CHEECH & CHONG or BILL & TED movies to my collection; BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD was never really my speed; JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK was one of the worst moviegoing experiences I ever had; and I've seen exactly zilch of the last two picks (I generally despise Ashton Kutcher; and stoner comedy usually doesn't appeal to me--sorry, HAROLD & KUMAR).





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I love Harry and Lloyd!
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I have to admit....I really laughed hard at the first Harold and Kumar movie.  

I was NOT high either....


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I'm partial to Harold & Kumar because they work as both lowbrow stoner humor and smart social commentary.

You may want to listen to some of Cheech and Chong's albums...
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Regarding Cheech & Chong albums: I think most people who are only familiar with their characters from the films would be surprised at how versatile they were at several character types. They played many kinds of characters on those albums. Good stuff.
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I've only watched full movies on half of those duos. They all gave me chuckles at the time. I'll go with Bill & Ted. I still say So-crates to this day.
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Wayne & Garth. I always looked forward to the sketches in SNL (and loved the return on the anniversary show), and both movies were great.

On the other hand, I'm still holding out hope for a Bill and Ted 3, and their second movie was so-so compared to the first.


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Bill and Ted.  WYLD STALLYNS!
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DELETED - missed the line about no write-ins.

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They aren't one of the choices, though.
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Of the choices listed, I've never laughed as hard at a movie as I did at 'Dumb & Dumber' so Lloyd and Harry get the nod.
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No Tina Fey/Amy Pohler.... So it's Harold and Kumar for me.  My wife and I caught the last one in 3D on a whim and had the best time. It had just the right balance of stupid and pathos.

When I was a boy, Cheech and Chong filmed their Next Movie in my neighborhood. They were really nice guys and very patient with all of our requests for attention.  They signed autographs and talked to us in between scenes. I have fond memories of those few weeks and get nostalgic whenever I stumbled upon it on cable.


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  Close call between Cheech and Chong and Bill and Ted. 

  Dave's not here man.
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Wayne and Garth.

There are a couple of Canadian Hosers that
should be a choice. Just sayin.
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Beavis and Butthead
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I've only seen movies with 3 of these. I'd say Wayne & Garth were the best. Dumb and Dumber bored me on first watch, but there are some funny scenes buried in the movie if you're patient. Never heard of Jesse and Chester.

I prefer the comedy duos with the "straight man" and the "funny guy".
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