Comedy is...
May 30, 2011 12:14 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify a quote. In an old Simpsons commentary, Matt Groening was quoting somebody when he said, "Comedy is watching a dumb man think." At least this is what I thought he said. Who originally said this, or something like this?

I have since forgotten where this was found. Googling doesn't really help as the results I get were sites for Dumb and Dumber and dumb comedies. Thanks for your help! I would love to use it for a paper.
posted by i8ny3x to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I've heard Groening quote Buster Keaton as saying "The audience loves a slow thinker" in reference to Fry from Futurama. (He said this in the commentary for the Futurama episode "I, Roommate".)
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:27 PM on May 30, 2011

Response by poster: Yes! I believe that's it! Thanks LobsterMitten. Thank you, Metafilter nerds.
posted by i8ny3x at 1:15 PM on May 30, 2011

On redirect, Your Honor, Matt was referring to Hattie (she of the lazy eye and "You young watchamacallit!") rather than Fry.
posted by SPrintF at 7:28 PM on May 30, 2011

Oh, that could be - it's been a while since I watched it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:55 PM on May 30, 2011

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