Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What does Melissa A. find so funny?

The authors aren't the only ones answering questions about what they find funny. All of us at CLC are doing it too! Here are Melissa A's answers!

Funniest chick lit novel?
All time: "Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding
Recently: "Take it Like a Mom" by Stephanie Stiles

Funniest book character (chick lit or any kind)?
I have to go back to my childhood and choose Amelia Bedelia. I read her books to my kids now and still laugh out loud!

Favorite comedy film?
"Moving Violations." The dialogue between Fred Willard and Wendie Jo Sperber has me doubled over in laughter, but the whole movie is just hilarious!

Funniest TV show?
These days, it's "How I Met Your Mother." (And I still think Melissa P. is leading a double life....)

Funniest song?
Most songs on the "Avenue Q" soundtrack. Some I shouldn't post titles of here as to not offend anyone. :)

Funniest quirk you had as a child?
I didn't like being naked and would take baths in my swimsuit.

Funniest thing you heard a kid say?
Recently, I was discussing the tooth fairy with my older son (age 6) and asked him if it was a boy. He put his hands on his hips and got into sassy mode while saying "The tooth fairy is always a girl!"

Funniest thing that happened to you recently?
My younger son was being indecisive about dinner, so we put our foot down about him eating what we gave him. Then he put his foot down too...literally. He had the angriest look on his face (as angry as a three year-old can get) and he started stamping his foot and then he tried to throw one of our kitchen chairs. He just managed to tip it over, but the dramatics were so funny that it was hard to stay mad at him for long.

Funniest misunderstanding?
When I was in high school, I was on the phone with a friend. My dad called in on call waiting and asked if my mom had turned the grill on. So I yelled over to my mom to ask her. Then I switched back to my friend and my mom came in and asked why my friend wanted to know if the grill was on. After that, I'd call my friend to chat and the first thing I'd tell her was that the grill was on.

Strangest thing you find funny?
That Diane gives Lloyd a pen when she breaks up with him in "Say Anything." It just seems so ridiculous!

Favorite inside joke you have with anyone you know?
My husband and I like to change the names of fast food chains to make them sound more Jewish. (Ex. Wendy's is "Vendy's.") We recently did it for Chuck E. Cheese and put a huge emphasis on the "Ch" to make it sound like a Hebrew name. (It sounds like you're clearing your throat if you say it the right way.) Our older son heard us doing this and once he knew what we were talking about, he started going around saying "Chhhhhhhhuck E. Chhhhhhheese."

Favorite comedian?
Pablo Francisco and Jake Johannsen. I also have a fondness for Margaret Cho. I even met her (in 2001)!

Favorite humorous quote (from a movie)?
"If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis." Billy Madison (1995)

Funniest TV or movie character?
So so so many to choose from! I love Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) from "How I Met Your Mother." I made a list of some others though.
As for movies, the one who stands out the most is Johnny from "Airplane!" ("I can make a hat...or a brooch...or a pteradactyl!")

Favorite joke?
I learned this a long time ago and taught it to my kids recently. It's just clever.

"Want some ice cream, Ernie?"
"Sure, Bert!" (say it out loud...I'll wait.)

My sons even add an Ernie laugh at the end. :)


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