It’s Official: Men in Dresses Are Funny!

So you think “Airplane!” is the funniest movie of all time? Or maybe one of the Monty Python flicks? Well, you’re wrong, because according to the really smart people at the American Film Institute, “Some Like It Hot,” the cross-dressing Tony Curtis-Jack Lemmon vehicle that’s arguably a teensy-weensy bit unfunny, is the top cinematic laugh-maker of all time. The AFI’s “100 Years, 100 Laughs” list — ranking the, yes, 100 top U.S.-made comedies of the 20th century — was revealed Tuesday night in a CBS special.

Since only Hollywood products were eligible for consideration, the Monty Python boys never had a chance. “Airplane!” did, though. (It ranked No. 10.)

Seemingly ensuring that one day “Big Momma’s House” will be remembered as the stuff of legends, four gender-bending movies made the AFI’s cut: the aforementioned “Some Like It Hot,” “Tootsie” (No. 2), “Victor/Victoria” (No. 76), and the teensy-weensy god-awful “Mrs. Doubtfire” (No. 67).

Here’s the way the Top 10 stacked up:

1. “Some Like It Hot” (1959) 2. “Tootsie” (1982) 3. “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) 4. “Annie Hall” (1977) 5. “Duck Soup” (1933) 6. “Blazing Saddles” (1974) 7. “M*A*S*H” (1970) 8. “It Happened One Night” (1934) 9. “The Graduate” (1967) 10. “Airplane!” (1980)

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