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III
07-20-2007, 10:57 PM
I miss John Candy.

tourdeforce
07-20-2007, 11:09 PM
Tommy Boy!

III
07-20-2007, 11:16 PM
Tommy Boy!

Uh, that would be either Brian Dennehy or Chris Farley wouldn't it?

"Brothers don't shake. Brothers gotta hug!"

dpaterso
07-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Many great, funny roles there. But you're missing Chet Ripley in The Great Outdoors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095253/) at odds with brother-in-law Dan Akroyd. That steak scene. And the bear. I pissa ma pants. Gotta go with this one, tho' Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains come close joint second by a hair's breadth.

-Derek

nancy02664
07-20-2007, 11:24 PM
Harry Crumb! But the Spaceballs one is a close second.

RLB
07-20-2007, 11:26 PM
Uh, Chet in the Great Outdoors? Who can forget the scene where he eats the gristle??

ETA: I see Derek's already on top of the unfortunate omission.

Meerkat
07-20-2007, 11:26 PM
Del Griffith (Planes, Trains, Automobiles)...I thought this was his finest hour.

III
07-20-2007, 11:30 PM
Sorry, I did leave out a few roles on purpose to keep the poll short. I shall force-feed myself the big '64, gristle and all.

ChunkyC
07-20-2007, 11:54 PM
I voted for Barf. "I'm a Mawg: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend." :roll:

I loved him in Canadian Bacon too. Candy (a Canadian) playing an American sherriff, and Steven Wright (an American) playing a mountie -- sheer casting genius. One of the funniest scenes is the one at the hockey game where Candy's character keeps insulting the Canadian fans and nobody bats an eye until he insults Canadian beer, then all H-E-double-hockey-sticks breaks loose.

kristie911
07-21-2007, 12:06 AM
I loved him in Uncle Buck...but The Great Outdoors is a close second. :)

MattW
07-21-2007, 12:17 AM
Great Outdoors for sure. It must be in the poll.


Brewster's Millions and Armed and Dangerous can be left off.

MattW
07-21-2007, 12:18 AM
Sorry, I did leave out a few roles on purpose to keep the poll short. I shall force-feed myself the big '64, gristle and all.
He's not done.

PattiTheWicked
07-21-2007, 12:24 AM
The bobsled coach in "Cool Runnings" is actually my favorite.

III
07-21-2007, 12:26 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the Old 96'er:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGhBsFZWUks

Tiger
07-21-2007, 12:53 AM
I loved the albatross in "Rescuers Down Under."

MattW
07-21-2007, 01:02 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the Old 96'er:

http://www.tvharmony.com/dot.gif (tvharmony://AddDL?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGhBsFZWUks&title=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGhBsFZWUks)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGhBsFZWUksRight around dinner time too!

We've plans with another couple, and the ladies are not likely to want to go to a Big Honking Steak Place.

jennifer75
07-21-2007, 02:10 AM
Uncle Buck rocks!!!

jennifer75
07-21-2007, 02:11 AM
The Last Polka....is that the character in Home Alone? If not, nobody listed him! That was a great character! The traveling something-or-others. Somebody help me.

jennifer75
07-21-2007, 02:12 AM
Many great, funny roles there. But you're missing Chet Ripley in The Great Outdoors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095253/) at odds with brother-in-law Dan Akroyd. That steak scene. And the bear. I pissa ma pants. Gotta go with this one, tho' Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains come close joint second by a hair's breadth.

-Derek

Ohhhhh yes. That was a great movie.

rugcat
07-21-2007, 02:15 AM
Tom Tuttle from Tacoma, in Volunteers, an under-appreciated and entertaining Tom Hanks movie. Candy is pitch perfect in this film, and very, very, funny.

My-Immortal
07-21-2007, 02:26 AM
I don't remember the character name or the exact line but from the Blues Brothers....Orange Whip...anyone want an Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips here...

As for the poll. Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Where's your hand?
Between two pillows.
Those aren't pillows!

:)

ChunkyC
07-21-2007, 02:33 AM
The Last Polka....is that the character in Home Alone? If not, nobody listed him! That was a great character! The traveling something-or-others. Somebody help me.
That wasn't the same character, but it was certainly inspired by Josh Shmenge from The Last Polka. The guy in Home Alone was Del something? No, that was the guy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Hang on, the Internet Movie Database beckons....

...ah, Gus Polinski! I can't remember the name of his Polka band, but that sure was a funny bit part.

ETA: YouTube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVwd2V3avNw) The Kenosha Kickers! :D

billythrilly7th
07-21-2007, 02:40 AM
Dewey Oxburger in Stripes.

Honorable Mention: Russ Lasky

http://www.80sreborn.com/images/vacation-4.jpg

And I like the Great Outdoors and Summer Rental John Candy better than all the rest of those choices except Del Griffith.

My-Immortal
07-21-2007, 02:45 AM
Do you think any recent actor has filled the 'John Candy' role in any recent movies (or do they not write those kinds of movies/parts anymore)? I really liked Candy in most of his movies--but maybe they just don't write those parts anymore....(?)


Take care all -

Bad Penny
07-21-2007, 03:16 AM
85% of John Candy comedies are stupid, embarrassing crap piles, nowhere near worthy of his talent

Because I appreciated him getting a chance to actually act in a down to earth rom com, my favorite Candy film is Only the Lonely.

panned because it wasn't stupid enough for mass consumption or something. or billythrilly didn't love it, or even hear of it because the title was too normal

ChunkyC
07-21-2007, 03:27 AM
You're right, Only the Lonely was a great movie. Funny, touching ... and Emma Samms, hubba hubba. :e2brows:

robeiae
07-21-2007, 04:11 AM
Dewey Oxberger...

"My doctor says I swallow a lot of aggression...along with a lot of pizzas!"

Duncan J Macdonald
07-21-2007, 05:48 AM
<sigh>
Does no one remember Second City TV? (Second City Review above the 48th)
His greatest role would have to be Johnny LaRue.

Chumplet
07-21-2007, 06:18 AM
Of course I remember Second City! Where do you think the Halloween costume came from?

Poor Johnny LaRue... always yearning for his crane shot. He never got it, until the very end. I remember the episode -- he knelt in the snow, and the camera swept upward into the night. "My crane shot! Finally!"

I'm pretty sure he got the LaRue name from a local garbage hauling company in Queensville, where he lived.

He lived a few miles north of my house. My brother met him at the mall in the record store. He did the 'House of 3D Horror' schtick, and Candy cracked up and started holding out a record album, waving it back and forth, going "Whoo Whoo! Ohhhh, I'm scared!"

I loved him in Summer Rental, and isn't The Great Outdoors the one where the racoons say, "Don't eat the hot dogs, don't you know they're made of lips and assholes?"

ChaosTitan
07-21-2007, 07:35 AM
I'll add myself to the "I loved him in Summer Rental" crowd. I think that movie ran on TV more than any of his others (or maybe I just always managed to flip to that particular channel).

But definitely Barf. "Who are you?" "Barf." "Not in here, Mister, this is a Mercedes."

triceretops
07-21-2007, 08:13 AM
Oh, Summer Rental for sure! The whole cast was magnificent.

Tri

billythrilly7th
07-21-2007, 08:14 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uXpD6JyxE

ChunkyC
07-21-2007, 06:04 PM
<sigh>
Does no one remember Second City TV? (Second City Review above the 48th)
His greatest role would have to be Johnny LaRue.
I agree wholeheartedly. SCTV was hysterical. My fave Johnny LaRue moment was when he was doing a segment for the station called, "On The Town." He goes to a restaurant to review it and talk about the nightlife, gets loaded (of course) and staggers out into the alley to puke and witnesses a murder. All on the air, naturally. I think it must have been Guy Cammembert(sp?) in the studio talking to Johnny while all this was going down. Too fricken' funny.

dpaterso
07-21-2007, 06:48 PM
You're right, Only the Lonely was a great movie. Funny, touching ... and Emma Samms, hubba hubba. :e2brows:
<slap, slap> Get control of yourself, man! Ally Sheedy starred with John Candy in Only the Lonely (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102598/), Emma Samms was in Delirious (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101701/), but if you ask me (not that you are asking), Annie Potts in Who's Harry Crumb? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098645/) has 'em both beat.

-Derek

ChunkyC
07-21-2007, 09:26 PM
Thou art correct, sir. I was getting the babes mixed up. :D