Best Ernest movie?

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Matt Barton
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Off-topic for sure, but I was just wondering what you guys thought was the best Ernest movie. I just watched Ernest Goes to Jail again last night, and it must surely be at the top of the list. There are a few I haven't seen (Ernest goes to Africa and Ernest Scared Stupid), but I have many of them on DVD. I'd probably say that Ernest Goes to Jail and Ernest Goes to Camp are my favorites, but I miss the old Ernest T.V. show, too.

Anyway, if you're a fan of Ernest, share your thoughts!

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Comedy is Comedy, while I

Comedy is Comedy, while I think some should not be shown to kids i have no problem with "blue comedy". Its only words, and the people who make a big deal about a word are the ones that give that word power. But (sorry) thats not what this topic is about. I am pretty sure I have seen almost all his movies. When the Ernest movies where in full swing and making it to theaters. But towrds the end they pumped a couple straight to video I think there where about 7 or 8 total of those. I think he actually started on the Johnny Cash show, I know I seen a rerun of it and saw him on it. he was also in the TV show ALICE (he has looked about the same right up till he passed away). Personally I liked him alot in "Wilder Napalm" as the circus person, he plays a more "nomral" person yet is pretty funny. He was also pretty good as Jed Clampett in the Remake of the Beverly Hillbillies, which was a pretty bad/average movie, but had its moments. (the horse breeder shtick was pretty good and the Hollywood greating, but those would be "blue" comedy).

But back to family freindly and "blue" comedy, I enjoy both alot, and must admit i trend towards the more adult stuff. Not becuase I think its better, its just alot more of it out there. Bill Cosby is one of the Few "clean" comics that can make me belly laugh (but he seems a bit bitter now days). Jonathan Winter too (but he does a bit "on the edge" stuff sometimes). its hard to name alot of "clean" comics that can really make you tear up from laughing, there just arnt that many. Again, I dont think its becuase there cant be, there just dont seem to be many. I think its eaiser to laugh at embaressing stuff as many of us have went through it, and ordinary stuff is seldom embaressing, thats where the "blue" stuff comes in. i sometimes wonder if i will still smirk at a "fart" joke when im 90... maybe.. im not half ways there and I'm still smirking if I admit it or not.

Personally My favorite comedians are the ones that work off the cuff. Robin Williams is awsome in interviews sometimes, the stuff he comes up with without haveing a script. With that said he can get a bit annoying too sometimes with the voices and such. Bobcat goldwith was also incredibly funny in inteviews (i hated his character in the Police Acedemy movies, that voice drove me nuts and he used it for years in his comedy act, Much Like Sam Kinison, funny guy but that screaming bit was horribly annoying after the first time (when it was funny), repeating the same joke over gets old.. Right now i would ahve to say I like Louise CK... very blue but very funny. I wish Lucky Louie was still on HBO (or was it showtime?).

Ernest Scared Stupid (helloween one) is my favorite...

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Hands down ERNEST SAVES

Hands down ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS it is so whacked out.

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My Favorite Ernest Film

Hey Guys,

I just watched Ernest goes to Africa this past Sunday! I liked the Ernest goes to Jail the best I think. I've also watched Ernest Saves Christmas and I have yet to watch Ernest joins the Army, which I might do this Sunday (my movie night is Sunday).

-LordDreagon

Matt Barton
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Ernest Goes to Camp is

Ernest Goes to Camp is probably my favorite, too. I still pop it in every now and then when I need a boost.

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Anonymous (not verified)
My favorite is "Ernest Goes

My favorite is "Ernest Goes To Camp", and there are only three Ernest movies I have not seen. I grew up with these movies and rented them all of the time. Jim Varney was an excellent actor and someone who should be admired for making timeless movies that will never be forgotten.

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Ernest vs. modern so-called "comedy"

The only Ernest movie I saw was.... I think it was called "Ernest Goes to Camp." I admit, I laughed at the stupid slapstick humor, even though I thought I would hate the movie. Not only was his character funny, but the movie itself was inoffensive and kid-friendly.

I not only do not like most modern comedies, I am actually quite embarrassed that such comedies are seen in other countries. What do they think of us after viewing such tasteless, vulgar, scatological, gross-out, American-produced schlock?

I rented "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" on the advice of a friend, and I didn't even make it three minutes into the movie until I had to stop watching. I was grossed out by the opening sequence. Whatever happened to this ancient concept called "jokes?"

The fact that you're bringing up "Ernest" makes me feel like checking out his other movies. Maybe I need that after viewing "Harold and Kumar 2."

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I agree. Most people seem to

I agree. Most people seem to assume he's a moron, even though he's a classical trained actor of enormous talent.

Then again, I have a love of wacky movies! Watching Night at the Roxbury again now. :)

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Ernest Goes to Jail is my

Ernest Goes to Jail is my personal favorite. However, like you, I have not seen them all. I think you have to be a special person to like Jim Varney. Not everyone gets his style of humor, it is more slapstick and not so dirty-minded like modern comedy. R.I.P. Jim Varney, you are missed.

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