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Top 5 Slapstick Comedy Classics

To Celebrate Slapstick Comedy Festival 2013 and comedy in Bristol, Clifton Hotels have put together a list of our top 5 Slapstick comedy classics of all time.

Let the count down begin!

Number 5: Only Fools and Horses


Everyone’s much loved sitcom Only Fools and Horses graced our television sets for over ten years and had every British household in hysterics. The hilarious antics and memorable one liners from the iconic Del boy and his side kick Rodney made Only Fools and Horses one of Britain’s best ever comedies.


This classic clip from the show was shot in Bristol’s very own Loch Fyne on the Bristol Habourside. Perfect comedy timing and witty dialogue make this clip the perfect number 5 on our best Slapstick comedy moments list:


Only Fools and Horses Clip



Number 4: Wallace and Gromit


Next in at number 4 on our list are the not so traditional but none the less hilarious Wallace and Gromit. Created and produced by the wonderful Bristol based Aardman Animations, Wallace and Gromit are able to make all ages laugh through the use of modern slapstick animation.

One cannot talk about Wallace and Gromit without mentioning the famous short film ‘The Wrong Trousers’, and this is where our number 4 clip comes from:


The Wrong Trousers Clip

From: 11mins 45 secs



Number 3: The Office


Our number 3 position goes to the hilariously infectious  The Office. This modern day classic is filmed in the ever popular mocumentary style, making the audience at home laugh through recognisable situations and characters.


Our favourite slapstick moment from The Office is awarded to the famous ‘dance scene’. Here we see the socially inept office manager David Brent performing some obscure dance moves. A classic scene sure to go down in comedy history:


The Office Clip



Number 2: City Lights


We could not compose a list of the top 5 Slapstick comedy moments without including the celebrated face of Slapstick, Charlie Chaplin.

His tiny black moustache, walking cane and bowler hat make Charlie Chaplin, to this day, a recognisable slapstick comedy character whose act and mannerism are mimicked by modern day comedians all across the world.


Our classic Charlie Chaplin clip is from the ingenious City Lights, which sees Chaplin play the role of a homeless man who finds himself in numerous unpredictable scenarios.

City Lights Clip



Number 1: L'Arroseur Arose


Our number 1 Slapstick comedy moment goes to the French classic L’Arroseur Arose. Recognised as the first ever comedy film, this silent movie conveys everything wonderful about slapstick comedy. The classic plot and chase, the iconic practical joker and the element of surprise make L’Arroseur Arose our number one Slapstick comedy moment of all time!


L'Arroseur Arose Clip



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Posted on:: 25 January 2013  |  Posted by:: Char