50 Comedies


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PsychotronicFifty Comedies50 Comedies asks you to identify the titles of fifty movies (of the comedic variety) based on visual puns. Just scroll around the collage full of oddities and mutants, and click on a clue when you think you might know what film it represents. Good for movie buffs, trivia toughs, and fans of fun, light-hearted stuffs.

There are some baffling interface problems, especially for such a simple program. You have to type all your answers in lower case, and you can't press enter to input a guess. You have to switch back to the mouse and click the Enter button. When you scroll off the edge of the picture and then back, the screen jerks like a kitten dreaming about a gerbil farm. On top of all that, the image is blurry, which I think is supposed to represent film grain, but actually looks like it's been Xeroxed a few dozen times and then chewed up by weasels.

Still, we found ourselves addicted to the clever puzzles and the challenge to our cinemaphile sensibilites, so we are sharing this set of 50 devious, obvious, and curious riddles with you. If the scrolling bothers you, try the image-only version of the game here. Have fun!

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Answers to all 50 Comedies:

  1. 40 year old virgin

  2. royal tenenbaums

  3. tropic thunder

  4. nacho libre

  5. bean

  6. benchwarmers

  7. anchorman

  8. bad news bears

  9. baby mama

  10. elf

  11. rat race

  12. borat

  13. wayne's world

  14. hot rod

  15. naked gun

  16. pineapple express

  17. throw momma from the train (it's momma, not mama)

  18. hot fuzz

  19. jackass

  20. hot shots

  21. happy gilmore

  22. role models

  23. mars attacks

  24. drillbit taylor

  25. juno

  26. stepbrothers

  27. meet the parents

  28. napoleon dynamite

  29. airplane

  30. bubble boy

  31. dodgeball

  32. the life aquatic

  33. kiss kiss bang bang

  34. spaceballs

  35. black sheep

  36. eurotrip

  37. van wilder

  38. the waterboy

  39. wild hogs

  40. half baked

  41. ace ventura

  42. the nutty professor

  43. school of rock

  44. swingers

  45. old school

  46. superbad

  47. the rocker

  48. american pie

  49. friday

  50. the hammer

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 6:26 PM

Wow, these are tough. Here's what I have so far:

#9:

baby mama

#8:

bad news bears

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Here's one:

#17:

throw momma from the train

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Their cypher for

Juno

as the star of David in a red slashed circle really rubbed me the wrong way. =/

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Noyb, I don't even understand how that makes sense. Can you explain?

Oh, wait. I just got it -- it was too obvious, I guess. That does seem a bit over the line.

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What I got so far:

11:

Rat Race

15:

Naked Gun

38:

Waterboy

48:

American Pie

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 6:51 PM

11#

rat race

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Okay, back to the game. Here's a few more:

#7:

anchorman

#11:

rat race

#15:

naked gun

#20

hot shots

#29:

airplane

#31

dodgeball

#35

black sheep

#41

ace ventura: pet detective

#44:

swingers

#48:

american pie

#50:

the hammer

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Kinda hard, only found 3 of them... =(

I recall seeing a couple of games like this: the M&M's Dark Movies, in which you have to find the 50 hidden "Dark" movies; and also an advertisement for a music store, that had about 70 bands to identify (here). Never found more than ten in any of those, though!

The people who make this stuff are either geniuses, or just plain crazy xD

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#15 naked gun

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#4

Nacho Libre

#16

Pineapple Express

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One more:

#27:

meet the parents

Note that the picture has 2 different clues / puzzles.

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 7:10 PM

So far ive got...

3#

tropic thunder

5#

bean

7#

anchorman

8#

bad news bears

9#

baby mama

11#

rat race

14#

hot rod

16#

pineapple express

17#

throw momma from the train

18#

hot fuzz

19#

jackass

25#

juno

29#

airplane

30#

bubble boy

42#

nutty professor

46#

superbad

48#

american pie

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#3

tropic thunder

#26

step brothers

#37

van wilder

#40

half-baked

#42

nutty professor

#49

friday

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Blossomsong Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 7:20 PM

Another one:

#23: Mars Attacks

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For #5

mr. bean

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#33

kiss kiss bang bang

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Here's one:

#46: Superbad

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i have 3,4,5,7,8,9,11,15,16,17,20,23,25,27,28,29,31, 35,41,42,48,and50. need help.

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#12:

Borat

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#39

Wild Hogs

#19

Jackass

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 7:35 PM

I found some more:
(forgive me if I do the spoilers wrong, this is my first time posting)

28:

napoleon dynamite

30:

bubble boy

36:

eurotrip

38:

waterboy

39:

wild hogs

43:

school of rock

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 7:44 PM

A few more:
1:

the 40 year old virgin

32:

the life aquatic

49:

friday

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Blossomsong Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 7:46 PM

Also:

#3:

tropic thunder

#14:

hot rod

#36:

eurotrip

#38:

the waterboy

make sure you look up in the air for some of them

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thought about this one for a while:

#2

The Royal Tenenbaums

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 7:56 PM

#38

waterboy

#42

the nutty professor

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#43

school of rock

#13

wayne's world

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 7:58 PM

I have a few more!

33:

kiss kiss bang bang

37:

van wilder

40:

half baked

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 8:05 PM

#1

40 year old virgin

#2

royal tenenbaums

#5

bean

#10

elf

#13

wayne's world

#24

drillbit taylor

#28

napoleon dynamite

#32

life aquatic

#40

half baked

#45

old school

#46

superbad

#47

the rocker

#49

friday

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This one was nagging at me the whole time:
#2

the royal tenenbaums

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MollyDolly March 11, 2009 8:10 PM

5

bean

13

wayne's world

30

bubble boy

32

the life aquatic with steve zissou

I love this game! :)

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:17 PM

#1

40 year old virgin

#2

royal tenenbaums

#5

bean

#10

elf

#13

wayne's world

#24

drillbit taylor

#28

napoleon dynamite

#32

life aquatic

#40

half baked

#45

old school

#46

superbad

#47

the rocker

#49

friday

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:18 PM

anyone have #6 driving me nuts

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#40

half baked

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hulakitty Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:19 PM

#37

van wilder

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hulakitty Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:28 PM

#42

the nutty professor

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Almost there. Here's one more:

#6:

benchwarmers

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Chasmosaur Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:36 PM

#43

School of Rock

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Chasmosaur Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:43 PM

#23

Mars Attacks

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:46 PM

#26

stepbrothers

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#43

school of rock

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hulakitty Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:52 PM

#33

kiss kiss bang bang

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:54 PM

#34

space balls

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Chasmosaur Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 8:59 PM

#18

hot fuzz

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:04 PM

i think 18 is goig to be hard

only thing that i can make out is the match in the mouth

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:06 PM

nevermind

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Chasmosaur Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:10 PM

#22

role models

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#30

bubble boy

Only need 21 and 26. Any ideas?

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Answers to all 50 Comedies:

  1. 40 year old virgin

  2. royal tenenbaums

  3. tropic thunder

  4. nacho libre

  5. bean

  6. benchwarmers

  7. anchorman

  8. bad news bears

  9. baby mama

  10. elf

  11. rat race

  12. borat

  13. wayne's world

  14. hot rod

  15. naked gun

  16. pineapple express

  17. throw momma from the train (it's momma, not mama)

  18. hot fuzz

  19. jackass

  20. hot shots

  21. happy gilmore

  22. role models

  23. mars attacks

  24. drillbit taylor

  25. juno

  26. stepbrothers

  27. meet the parents

  28. napoleon dynamite

  29. airplane

  30. bubble boy

  31. dodgeball

  32. the life aquatic

  33. kiss kiss bang bang

  34. spaceballs

  35. black sheep

  36. eurotrip

  37. van wilder

  38. the waterboy

  39. wild hogs

  40. half baked

  41. ace ventura

  42. the nutty professor

  43. school of rock

  44. swingers

  45. old school

  46. superbad

  47. the rocker

  48. american pie

  49. friday

  50. the hammer

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 9:20 PM

#21

Happy Gilmore

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 9:22 PM

26.

stepbrothers

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:24 PM

26 and 30 were already answered the only one left is 21

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:26 PM

21 is te last one all others have been answered

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AllBadger Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:33 PM

The only one I'm missing is #21.
My guess was

a fish called wanda


Only because it is the only comedy I can think of with fish in it.

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NorsePaddler Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:38 PM

#21
I was thinking

shelf + fish = selfish

dont know though stuck on this one also

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Blossomsong Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 9:39 PM

anyone know 21 and/or 22? that's all i have left...

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Our comment moderators were all out having dinner. Sorry for the delay.

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#21

happy gilmore

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norsepaddler :
a JIGuest had answered it earlier its

Happy Gilmore

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hulakitty Author Profile Page March 11, 2009 10:01 PM

That was fun! a couple of suggestions:

After I completed all 50(counted them up) I was expecting some sort of success message

I liked that when you solved each puzzle, a number appeared on the bottom - to make it even better it would have been nice if we could have clicked on that number to see where that puzzle was. Since the number placement was fairly random it was hard to remember which ones were which.

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love it, #2 made my brain hurt in a good way :D

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"There are some baffling interface problems, especially for such a simple program. You have to type all your answers in lower case, and you can't press enter to input a guess. You have to switch back to the mouse and click the Enter button."
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For those of us with a measely grasp of Flash but a love of creating games, this is the easiest way to work it. There's a whole lot of technomumble involved in creating a way to submit information with the Enter key.

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escape velocity - it's the little details that separate a 'good' game from a 'great' one.

And utilizing the 'enter' key to submit information in Flash is a lot easier than you may think.

Example: http://pastebin.ca/1358728

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ducatisti March 11, 2009 10:58 PM

The game was okay, the review was great! Very funny and perfect descriptions!

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I enjoyed this one -- I did not like that it didn't recognize capital letters though. "Bad News Bears" should be just as acceptable as "bad news bears" but it is not.

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That's another easy one to handle for the user.

Just use the actionscript function: String.toLowerCase().

Convert the user's input to lowercase first, then compare.

Simple.

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It was good, but there were a few movies I've never heard of and I agree with the comments about capitals. I started randomly at #48 but capitalised the first letter of the answer. When it said I was wrong, I didn't know what was going on, I couldn't for the life of me think what else that clue could be. Luckily I quickly twigged that the game was after lowercase answers and it does say in the instructions, so I guess I should learn to read. :D

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Wow, thanks for the Flash tips! :) The only thing I could find on solving that problem was waaaaay over my head.

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Is anyone else finding this game's website just not loading for them?

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Me too. I just get a blank page :(

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awooga124 Author Profile Page March 12, 2009 7:01 AM

I keep getting a proxy error or something. Is something up with the website it's from?

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what is most annoying about this game is the poor image quality. Many of the visual jokes are lost because I wasn't willing to press my face up to the screen to try and figure out what these mushy images are supposed to represent.

examples:
(these are not spoilers since they would be obvious if the image was clear)
*one of the figures on top of the corner building is dressed like Napoleon
*the thing falling (or flying) with a TV is Superman
*the goldfish is smiling and it has extra gills
*the lady on the lawn is holding a letter over her head, not an iron
*etc. etc.

The jokes were tricky enough to make it quite hard - I just wish I could see them...

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Way too many of these comedies were recent fare and haven't really had the time necessary to be digested into the subconscious. I think these kind of puzzles work best when the images in question are "classics" or recognizable by name to a lot of people.

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alitlweird Author Profile Page March 14, 2009 1:56 AM

i'm not Jewish, but i have to agree with the insensitivity regarding "Juno" coulda left that one out and named it "49 comedies". this "game" reminds me of something from games magazine (is that still in print?)
i also must say that most of these representations are quite a stretch... "bad news bears?!" come on... really? i got a few of them (like 5 or 6), but got bored just clicked thru all the "spoiler alerts"

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alitlweird Author Profile Page March 14, 2009 2:07 AM

I also agree with Josh. Where's Caddyshack? Where's Ghostbusters? Clever idea. Needs a do-over not using so many garbage movies. (no offense)

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Hey! Great game - I love things that let me test my movie knowledge. My only suggestion (that hasn't been previously mentioned) is a "save" feature! I'd like to finish it on my own with no help and that means taking my time and thinking it over. So, that's my suggestion... save. Don't know if that's complicated programming or not, but it sure would be nice.

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Beatrice March 17, 2009 4:48 AM

"Just scroll around the collage"

Collage? D:

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I thought this would be easy after reading all that Xanth, but, no, it isn't.

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I have got to admit that this wasn't exactly my cup of tea. When I read the title I thought it was going to be easy, seeing as I'm into comedy films.

But this was a huge let down, what they class as a comedy clearly doesn't appeal to me so I was left stumped with some of the trash titles thrown in.... None of the Monty Python series, no Animal House and it's pretty much most modern 'comedies' which to me just aren't funny.

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Can some one please tell how or where I get Garden Flax ?

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Kiwivillan May 15, 2009 7:33 AM

4 bombs with crowns = Royal Tenenbaum! Ummm... yeah ok, I guess. A load of crummy movies here.

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pinkcheetahs Author Profile Page May 24, 2009 6:12 PM

number 36-

eurotrip

number 39-

wildhogs

number 3-

tropic thunder

number 15-

naked gun

hahah i love these!

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Anonymous July 15, 2009 4:32 PM

This game seems to be gone - the link is broken, and google only returns results that link to the place it used to be. Delete?

[I've contacted the developer, and I'll take down the article if it turns out he's removed the game from the web permanently. -Psychotronic]

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yeeblazer Author Profile Page July 15, 2009 6:23 PM

Hi everybody... I just found out my game had been featured on this site when I was contacted about my broken link... I'm glad it seems to be fairly well received. I do apologize for the screwy navigation. It was a learning experience for me as I don't normally do this type of coding. The same can be said about a victory screen. I just dont have the actionscript knowledge to create something that knows when all 50 have been answered correctly. The graininess of the images was my attempt to make the whole piece look cohesive....(since all the images are just pulled from online the quality varies greatly between them). Now that I know the game is being played I will revisit it and see if I can make it better!

Sorry to those who think some great comedies are missing (Animal House, Caddyshack, etc..) i agree, but couldn't think of a way to represent them that would be both understandable AND difficult...oh well, you can't please all the people all the time. And the monty python movies?? C'mon, you really wanna type in those long titles? Can you think of a way to visually represent "Monty Python's the meaning of life"?

Thanks!

(And for the few who had a problem with the star of david one... come off it :P It's just a visual representation of the word, not a propaganda piece - didn't mean to upset anyone, just thought it worked too well)

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did you all notice the "progress" bar that appears in red car when you clic on #4 (already cleared) and what is it??

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does anyone know where number 27 is? :S

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