I am watching a new show: The Goes Wrong Show. (I believe it’s based on The Play That Goes Wrong, which depicts actors trapped in a play filled with failing props and missed cues and disintegrating sets.)
I’ve only seen the first three episodes, but it had some really remarkable physical comedy. I forgot how much I like slapstick. I remember in the eighties there was a show called Perfect Strangers, and I watched just for that.
Then I started noticing slapstick everywhere, like the first “Led Zeppelin” episode of NewsRadio.
I mentioned to Gary that my slapstick sense seemed to be turned on again, and he said I might like The Three Stooges.
“No. They are not funny,” I said, because that is what I believe.
I guess the difference is that the Stooges slapstick island is so hostile. It’s all escalating anger and violence ... whereas Perfect Strangers had the Dance of Joy.