Originally Posted by sspadowsky
P.S.- Mod, how could you forget the Zinc Oxide and You
Damn! That was the other one!
Personally, I don't mind crude humor when it's handled well (i.e. The Farrelly Brothers, Hurwitz & Schlossberg), like Max. But I remember watching Scary Movie
, and seeing the "baby dick" gag, and thinking, "Man, this isn't funny." Also, when Christopher Guest and SCTV
resort to that sort of gag, I don't mind it, either. Mainly because when they do it, it seems honest
I watched a special on Bill Hicks not too long ago, and he had a good explanation for using bodily functions in his routines. He explained that he used them because the Greeks used bodily humor to help the audience shed their inhibitions.