Really, if there was ever a title that fit a movie perfectly, it would be this. The Stupids was a classic comedy film starring Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, and Alex McKenna.
Released way back in 1996, this film has been quoted by reviewers as one of the greatest farcical comedies of its time, despite the fact that it wasn’t as well received when it first aired. It has some of the best gags I have personally ever seen, which it gets across without the need for excessive violence, slapstick, or sarcasm. Which is impressive, since a huge chunk of the successful comedies in this day and age rely heavily on these elements for laughs.
But don’t take my word for it: here’s a short clip from the film (the only one I could find on the web):
There’s a short segment in the film where Tom Arnold sings this little number originally written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe called “I’m My Own Grandpa.” This, I think, was the highlight of the film. Why so? Check the lyrics here.