|IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER LIST of genuinely funny movies that got overlooked while the supposedly funny (say, Adam Sandler) got rich:
Dazed and Confused Is that that dumb stoner movie? someone asked me. No, its that smart stoner moviethe types in a Texas high school circa 1976, nailed with anthropological comic precision.
Slums of Beverly Hills Sharply observed growing-up-absurd comedy about the misfit teen daughter of a 90210-area failure (Alan Arkin).
A Guide For the Married Man Robert Morse teaches Walter Matthau how to have an affair, with the help of guest stars like Joey Bishop and Terry-Thomas, in this incredibly sexist (but genuinely funny) 60s comedy.
The Big Bus Pre-Airplane! (1976) spoof of disaster movies, as agreeably silly as a Get Smart marathon, about the sabotage-prone maiden voyage of a nuclear-powered bus. Jettison the flags of all nations!