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The jokes are supposed to fall flat, mostly, because they're

a window into the character, not meant to be a standup comic's performance. Roman, for instance, is meant to be an obnoxious clown. Shiv has a little bit of that, trying desperately to reduce the cruelty of many things she says by poor attempts at humor. Anyhow, comparing the dozens of hours of this to any single film? Not exactly fair.

Not much funny since the 40s? Good God, I hope you're kidding. "Grand Budapest Hotel," "Arthur," or "Young Frankenstein" immediately come to mind...

For the record, I'm an immense fan of screwball 40s films, the work of Grant, Jean Arthur, Lombard, etc.

Edits: 12/16/21

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