gag-based comedies


gag-based comedies
  these are comedy films that are often non-sensical and literally filled with multiple gags (i.e., jokes, one-liners, pratfalls, slapstick, etc.), are designed to produce laughter in any way possible, and often with comic or spoofing references to other films
  Examples: Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops, Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974), Airplane! (1980), the "Road movies" of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Hot Shots! (1991), The Naked Gun films, the Austin Powers series, and the Scary Movie series.

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