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Slip on a banana peel : the knockabouts

Author: Billy CrystalAmy SedarisMichael KantorLaurence MaslonSally RosenthalAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Educational Broadcasting Corp. ; Burbank, CA : Rhino [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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The third episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode three looks at physical comedy, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis, Lucille Ball  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charlie Chaplin; Buster Keaton; Stan Laurel; Oliver Hardy; Jerry Lewis; Dean Martin; Lucille Ball; Jim Carrey; Lucille Ball; Jim Carrey; Charlie Chaplin; Oliver Hardy; Buster Keaton; Stan Laurel; Jerry Lewis; Dean Martin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Crystal; Amy Sedaris; Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon; Sally Rosenthal; Judd Apatow; Robert J Thompson; Dick Van Dyke; Bill Irwin; Leonard Maltin; Jeffrey Vance; Joe Adamson; Larry Wilmore; Stephen Cox; Buz Kohan; Jay Sandrich; Bill Richmond; George Schlatter; Hal Kanter; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Rhino Entertainment Company.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 392300049
Notes: Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes.
Credits: Editor, Pam Arnold... [et al.] ; music, Peter Millrose, Laurence O'Keefe, Jed Parker.
Performer(s): Host: Billy Crystal ; Narrator: Amy Sedaris.
Commentary: Judd Apatow, Robert J. Thompson, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Irwin, Leonard Maltin, Jeffrey Vance, Joe Adamson, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Cox, Buz Kohan, Jay Sandrich, Bill Richmond, George Schlatter, Hal Kanter.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Knockabouts
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America.
Funny business of America.
Responsibility: a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal.

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The third episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode three looks at physical comedy, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis, Lucille Ball and Jim Carrey.

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