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Offline CopperCone

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good engineering comedies?
« on: June 26, 2018, 01:42:26 am »
The Pentagon Wars is very decent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pentagon_Wars

I guess software movies are OK too, like Pirates of Silicon Valley (the generally insane behavior of the main characters), Office Space too (I would consider this to be a engineering comedy because of the salami slicer virus being a plot point), most people have seen these to death though.

Not bordering currently heavy science fiction action like the rocketeer, robocop, etc (as funny as they are).. the die hard movies are kind of engineering comedies also in a way, but too fantastical.

I mean more down to earth movies with bureaucracies, corporate politics, etc being the focal point.
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Re: good engineering comedies?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 01:51:03 am »
Better off Ted was a good one with a good bit of the issues when engineers and corporate interact. 
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 01:52:24 am »
Interesting topic. While certainly not a comedy, my submission is the Bridge on the River Kwai. There was both a leadership and engineering dichotomy between the waring players that made it a most satisfying movie, highly recommended if you haven't yet seen it.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_on_the_River_Kwai

 

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 03:47:07 am »
Here is a short:  :-DD

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 03:54:35 am »
Ok, 1 more:

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 03:59:42 am »
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 04:29:42 am »
There was actually an animated TV series made based on Dilbert. It was pretty funny.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilbert_(TV_series)

And, as was mentioned, Better off Ted was great.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 05:22:45 am »
There is also the "Halt and Catch Fire" series. Not all that much in terms of comedy but it has quite a bit of engineering in it as one of the main characters is a engineer that's making a new home computer in the 80s and his wife works at Texas Instruments.
 

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Re: good engineering comedies?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 06:05:38 am »
“Silicon Valley”
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 10:11:45 am »
BrianHG: That is not the Dilbert TV series I was referring to, but rather the animated shorts. There was an actual TV series, see a clip:
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 10:37:14 am »
I've been in meetings that felt a bit like this one:

 

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 12:43:04 pm »
OK, a bit of a stretch, but 1967 British comedy "The Plank":



Basically it's about the never ending challenges faced trying to move a plank of wood. Runs about 45min.
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Re: good engineering comedies?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 12:50:53 pm »
There is another version of "The Plank", from 1979.

https://youtu.be/aUbcaE44cSw

 

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 02:04:36 pm »
“The IT Crowd”
 

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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2018, 07:56:03 pm »
There is a funny (formerly) Czechoslovakian animated series "Pat a Mat", see:
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