OK Boomer, Here Is The Best Comedy Of Your Generation – Cracked.com

But the Boomers’ defining television comedy has to be Saturday Night Live, a breakthrough show that started out as a blasphemous, defiant troublemaker, morphed into loud, sweaty, sexist, and obnoxious, and finally settled into a safer, smugger version of its younger self.  Sound familiar?

Boomer Comedy Movies

And once again, not (necessarily) the best comedy movies but the ones we believe best embody all things Boomerdom. 

Ten Contenders

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Graduate

Annie Hall

Animal House

A Hard Day’s Night


Blazing Saddles

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This is Spinal Tap

When Harry Met Sally

Barbarella is a perfect encapsulation of Boomer comedy contradictions–outspoken war critic and feminist icon Jane Fonda takes on an evil scientist in her peek-a-boob latex spacesuit.  And though it may seem like an entirely different kind of movie, The Graduate also exploited the coo-coo-ca-choo of counterculture angst with the promise of weird sex. 

Annie Hall is probably Woody Allen’s best synthesis of lovelorn laughs with psychoanalysis and modernism; When Harry Met Sally is the same movie for Boomers who don’t want to think too hard about the whole business. 

Blazing Saddles tickled the funny bones of Boomers who dared to venture out for a night of risque humor; Monty Python and the Holy Grail did the same thing with an accent.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show took it a step further, providing an actual, lipstick-stained taste of the emerging sexual counterculture. 

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