Friday, February 5, 2010...
Why did I post Monty Python vs Three Stooges? Well....several years ago, I noticed many of my male co-workers were HUGE Three Stooges' fans (one had a bust of Curly's head in his office) and I just didn't get it.
I don't see the humor in poking one's eyes out, but I LOVE Monty Python. I think it was because it was the first movie I saw in the theatres as a child (I was 7 and my sister, 24, took YogaGirl and I to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail). I also remember sneaking around to stay up late on Sunday evenings to watch Monty Python and loving the opening credits.
Although my male friend loves Monty Python, he feels the Stooges are such 'classic' humor. As the words were rolling off his tongue, he made the fatal error of following up this statement with: "You're a woman, you wouldn't understand".
Sounds like a challenge to me.
Working in a building with 1200 people, I asked people this question and only 1 woman thought the Stooges were funnier. However, 2 men, thought Monty Python were better and I chalked that up to evolution.
Yesterday I asked the question and only 3 people said the Stooges were better (MonkeyMan, I think the Marx Brothers is equally loved by both men and women). Some men commented as kids the Stooges were better, but as they got older, saw the wit in MP.
Personally, I thought I'd get all the yes responses from men and I was wrong. Two were from women.
I really thought you had to have a Y chromosome to see the humor in the Stooges, but I guess my results from yesterday's question could not back up my scientific experiment I performed several years ago. I guess I will not be submitting my findings to the New England Journal of Medicine. Drat.