Monday, December 14, 2009

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

This is a fun comedy that remains funny to this day due to the comic genius of Don Knotts.

I really liked "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken".  Don Knotts was great.  It kind of felt like a long episode of "Scooby Doo", but instead of the Scooby Gang, it was just Don Knotts.  Knotts' comedic timing and reactions were hilarious.  He was perfect.

I would have liked to see more of Don Knotts "ghost hunting" and being frightened out of his wits, but what we get is fine too.  You really feel bad for Knotts because no one will believe that he saw an actual haunting.  By the end of the film, you are very happy for Knotts though.  Even though he is a huge geek, he becomes the town hero and he gets the beautiful girl.

The best piece of comedy in the film was the guy that kept yelling off screen: "Attaboy Luther!"  It was very funny.  Supposedly it was the screen writer who was yelling that throughout the film.

It was also fun to see all the different actors from "I Love Lucy" in the film.  In the film, you can find Charles Lane, Phil Ober, and Ellen Corby.  If you are a fan of "I Love Lucy", you should know who these people are.

"The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" is an extremely fun movie to watch with the family.  The structure to the film is very good and Knotts is great to watch.

B  I recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more...
    Sure, it's cornball and tv innocent...but, dang it if Don Knotts just doesn't make ya smile (and laugh too)... nobody did nervous apprehension better.