Are you a fan of old-school physical comedy? When it comes to long laughs, do you prefer prankish pratfalls and slapstick sight gags to befouled bodily functions?

If so, join us and ring in autumn by celebrating your favorite pratfall with the SEE YOU IN THE ‘FALL’ BLOGATHON!!


1. Write a blog entry about your favorite moment of visual-media entertainment related to physical comedy.

(a) Your moment can be related to TV or movies.

(b) It can be but doesn’t have to be an entire movie or TV episode. It can be anything from a silent-era short subject to a modern-day feature film to a variety-show-related or Monty Python TV sketch, as long as it involves physical comedy.

2. Post the entry on your blog.

3. Go below to the “Comments” section for this blogathon, and post the URL for both your blog and your blogathon entry.

4. Grab one of the banners below, post it on your website, and link it back to the URL for this blogathon.

5. The blogathon will run from Sun., Sept. 20 through Wed., Sept. 23 (the first day of autumn), 2015. Once you have posted your URLs during that time frame, I will link my blogathon back to your blog and your ‘thon entry.

Have fun with your blog…and try not to slip up! Here’s the blog line-up so far. [If you are reading this blog entry after Sept. 19, 2015, click here for an updated list of links to the blogs listed below.]

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Steve Martin as “The Great Flydini”

BNoir Detour – Keenan Wynn’s flipper scene in Shack Out on 101 (1955)

Silver Screenings – Laurel & Hardy in The Flying Deuces (1939)

Nitrateglow – The chase scene in Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924)

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) and Robin Williams in Patch Adams (1998)

Girls Do Film – Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle (1958)

Movies Silently – Lupino Lane in Naughty Boy (1927)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (1963)

Critica Retro – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

The Wonderful Worlld of Cinema – Buster Keaton in One Week (1920)

Moon in Gemini – The chase scene in Peter Bogdanovich’s What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921)

Smitten Kitten Vintage – The Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera (1935) and A Day at the Races (1937)

Caftan Woman – The “setting up for rehearsal” scene in The Sunshine Boys (1975)

Once Upon a Screen – Laurel & Hardy on the stairs in The Music Box (1932)

How Sweet It Was – Dick Van Dyke and the ottoman on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

Reel Distracted – Jacques Tati’s Playtime (1967)

CineMaven – Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974) and the “Mr. Muckle” scene in W.C. Fields’ It’s a Gift (1934)

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque – David Schwimmer as Ross Geller on “Friends”

Serendipitous Anachronisms – The British sitcom “Keeping Up Appearances” (1990-1995)

Silent-ology – Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton’s flirting scene in Good Night, Nurse! (1918)

Old Hollywood Films – Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923)










70 responses to “Announcing the “SEE YOU IN THE ‘FALL’ BLOGATHON”!

  1. Ok, I’m game. I do love a challenge, and physical comedy in noir is definitely a challenge. I’ll be writing about Shack Out on 101 (1955) and Keenan Wynn’s bizarre scene as a cafe owner trying out flippers, snorkeling mask, and a harpoon. Utterly weird and unexpected.

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  2. Hey, Steve, I’m in! I’ll post something on the British series, Keeping Up Appearances (1990-5). I have several episodes in mind, but I’ll focus my piece when it gets closer. 🙂 Thanks! I really needed an excuse to cover Patricia Routledge!
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  4. Hi Steve –

    I’m going to attempt two of them if that’s allowed –

    1. In the Movies – Laurel and Hardy in THE MUSIC BOX and the Stairs scene – on Once Upon a Screen
    2. On TV – Dick Van Dyke and the Ottoman (this one on my Classic TV blog “How Sweet it Was”

    If two is one too many then I’ll keep Laurel and Hardy. 🙂

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  6. Hi there Steve – My entries for your blogathon will be live on September 20th at midnight. But I’d like to give you the links now for you to pencil them in when you see fit:

    ( * ) Mr. Muckle –

    ( * ) Blazing Saddles –

    Thanks again for letting my blog participate and share the laughs with folks!



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