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I had never before seen "A Fish Called Wanda." It is one of the smartest and best comedies I've ever watched, with all four leads (John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin) giving career-defining performances (even Cleese, as the straight-man, is uproariously funny, as well as just a great all-around actor). Kline won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, but all four of these actors were sensational. It takes a *lot* to make me laugh out loud, but this little question and answer made me bleat out like a sheep - it's so subtle that many people will miss it, but for me it was the perfect comedic moment. "Who is this?" "Don't you know?" This movie is up there with "Dr. Strangelove" - if only there were a thousand comedies like this, I'd never leave the house. There are a couple of scenes that devolve into sloppy excess (french fry scene, Curtis salivating), and they really detract from the movie as a whole, but if you can overlook them, you've got nearly two hilarious hours on your hands.
Other than Bugs Bunny, the most important cartoon ever? Nope! That would be Tom and Jerry. Pilot Episode: "The Flagstones" May 1, 1960: [Note: Only 90 seconds long, and not many people have seen this - I know I hadn't.] Season 1 Episode numbers are listed with Original Air Dates: 1. "The Flintstone Flyer" - Sep 30, 1960: [Note: The Barney-Copter! No! The Flintstone Flyer! I had no idea this was Season 1, Episode 1 when I was a child.] 2. "Hot Lips Hannigan" - Oct 7, 1960: [Note: Wow - between this and the pilot, Wilma has some bitch to her - look at those quotes of hers in the link!] 3. "The Swimming Pool" - Oct 14, 1960: [Note: From what I remember, the "looks" of Fred and Barney are radically different than they are in later seasons.]