• By Sidney
    January 20, 2014
    07:47 PM

    1) The zany, wacky, but brilliant ensemble cast. 2) Slapstick at its finest. 3) 2 1/2 hours of nonstop, madcap fun.
  • By dasboot4211
    January 23, 2014
    11:25 PM

    1- I'M COMIN' TO GET YOU MAMA!!! 2-Spencer Tracey in the middle of this chaos, he is brilliant. 3-Because the film makes you hurt when you laugh so much and that is thanks to everyone, cast and crew, that worked on the film. Thank you Stanley Kramer for your genius. DOWN THERE!!! YOU WANT ME TO GO DOWN THERE!!!- Phil Silvers
  • By Chetman
    January 26, 2014
    05:29 PM

    The best Christmas present one could ever hope for at the end of the typically crummy, ass-whippingly cold, post holiday let down month of January! Joy to the World! This raucous, loud-mouthed, obnoxious, unapologetically gargantuan, three ring Hollywood circus remains the epitome of those old school, "everyone running around, throwing things and chewing miles of scenery" slapstick movies that while you might be afraid to admit you've seen to some, you can totally recite from childhood memory when nobody's listening! Like chestnuts roasting on an open bon fire of my aunt's god awful fruitcake, this great big package from the good folks at Criterion warms my heart! It makes me want to give money to orphanages or "mail-order-adopt" a couple of those sad kids for 20 bucks a month that Sally Struthers and Alyssa Milano present on those informercials. Yes, it's Christmas in January but it's better because there's no annoying relatives and you don't have to go to church. I'm calling in sick to work, ordering out for a Chinese feast and unscrewing the top off a fresh gallon of Cosco's Vineyard select to catch up with all these great comics like Berle, Winters, Merman and so many others. I can finally retire my 1991 laser disc with the 193 minute restoration version from my safety deposit box and send it to that special island where all the old laserdiscs go in their silver years! THANK YOU CRITERION! You've outdone yourself with a spectacular transfer, fun packaging and the perfect holiday gift for us shut-ins! Late Merry Christmas to you and yours Criterion and God bless us, each and every one!