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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

2. Wedding Crashers (2005)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher | Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken

3. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become room-mates when their parents marry.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, John C. Reilly | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

5. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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33 Metascore

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Writers: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling, I.A.L. Diamond, Abe Burrows, Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Grédy | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

6. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans

7. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.6
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Writers: Everett Freeman, Vick Knight, Herbert Clyde Lewis, Frederick Stephani | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

8. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Writer: George Wing | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

9. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

10. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

11. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

12. Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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73 Metascore

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

Writers: Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

13. Couples Retreat (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

5.5
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23 Metascore

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

Writers: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Dana Fox | Director: Peter Billingsley | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman

14. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Writers: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran, Thorne Smith | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

15. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

16. Along Came Polly (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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44 Metascore

A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.

Writer: John Hamburg | Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Philip Seymour Hoffman

17. The Break-Up (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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45 Metascore

In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.

Writers: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender, Vince Vaughn | Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams

18. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Writer: Dana Fox | Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

19. Mallrats (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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41 Metascore

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani

20. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

21. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

22. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »

Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

23. Runaway Bride (1999)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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39 Metascore

A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.

Writers: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo

24. The Producers (1967)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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97 Metascore

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars

25. Just Married (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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28 Metascore

A young newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.

Writer: Sam Harper | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow

26. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

27. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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31 Metascore

Lazy Anton's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Writers: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer | Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

28. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Joseph Kesselring | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

29. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

30. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

31. Harvey (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Writers: Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake

32. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Writers: Stephan Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, Noel Coward | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

33. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.

Creator: John Kricfalusi | Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

34. Flirting with Disaster (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.8
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81 Metascore

A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.

Writer: David O. Russell | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore

35. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Robert Riskin, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

36. Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Action

5.2
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25 Metascore

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Rick Friedberg, Dick Chudnow | Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

37. Laws of Attraction (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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38 Metascore

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Robert Harling | Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen

38. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby."

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

39. His Girl Friday (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

40. Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.9
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A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

Writer: Jeremy Saulnier | Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Chris Sharp, Kate Porterfield, Tess Porterfield Lovell, Puff Snooty

41. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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46 Metascore

A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

42. Mr. Woodcock (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.1
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41 Metascore

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert | Directors: Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler

43. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

44. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

4.8
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Writers: Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

45. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Bergman | Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

46. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

47. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

48. Something's Got to Give (1962)

37 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed.

Writers: Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Arnold Schulman, Nunnally Johnson, Walter Bernstein | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse, Tom Tryon

49. Suburban Commando (1991)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Family

4.2
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Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank A. Cappello | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller

50. All of Me (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Writers: Edwin Davis, Henry Olek, Phil Alden Robinson | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne