It’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!” 113

Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!

What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:

“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!

Last week’s poll, “Where You Watch has now closed with 48 votes. The results are in. It looks as if the majority of voters still find the greatest enjoyment of paying the extra price to see a film in the theaters with buttered popcorn and date in hand! 🙂 Thanks to all that voted. Be sure to check out the results from last week’s poll’s HERE.

I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s poll, shared it with others, and added to the conversation with your comments!


In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “Comedy Central”, asks you to choose between 3 different pairs of comedians.

There have been so many comedians that have made us laugh (or attempted to at least) on the big screen. It sometimes seems almost unfair to compare them to each other as certain styles of comedy vary so much from one another. Some use physical comedy, some use witty comedy, others use sarcasm, etc. But, today, we are going to pit a few comedian actors against one another and see who will end up the last comedians standing! (Actresses will be on a later “Time to Vote Tuesday”)

Today I ask you to choose:

Robin Williams (ex: Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin)


Jim Carrey (ex: Ace Ventura, Liar Liar)


Eddie Murphy (ex: The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop)


Adam Sandler (ex: Billy Madison, Just Go With It)


Will Ferrell (ex: Anchorman, Elf)


Steve Carell (ex: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Crazy Stupid Love)

Vote and leave a comment defending/declaring your choices!

The poll closes on 8-28-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!” 

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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  1. Ooooh some tough calls there. I went with Williams though I love Carrey, Murphy coz when he’s great, he’s infinitely better than Sandler, and Ferrell who just about tops Carrell at making me LOL!


  2. Pretty easy choices for me: Williams, Murphy and Carrell, even though I’m not generally too fond of Murphy’s latest movies but Sandler definitely overstayed his welcome in the ludicrous movies he’s been making.

    I do love Carrell, though there are some Ferrell movies I do enjoy, esp the more serious ones like Stranger than Fiction. Oh The Good Guys is a hoot, too!


  3. Hi, Terrence and company:

    I went with Robin Williams. More for nostalgia than anything else recently. Still think Robin and Steve Martin should look more for dramatic roles now than comedic. Martin was superb as a smooth talking con man in Mamet’s ‘The Spanish Prisoner’.

    Eddie Murphy/Adam Sandler: Neither. Sandler isn’t funny. And Murphy lost whatever he had ages ago.

    Will Ferrell/Steve Carell: Neither. Ferrell has never been funny. Haven’t seen enough of Carell to form an opinion.

    Memo to new comedic talent: The Johnny Carson show is gone. SNL stopped being the gateway to the future when Belushi and Aykroyd left. Hone your talent in comedy clubs for a few decades before diving in over your head.


  4. I voted for Williams over Carrey, though not without some trepidation, considering that a lot of his later stuff isn’t very good. But then, Carrey has some stinkers as well. Really, the two are a lot alike in that both need to be reined in by a director. What tipped him over the edge for me was that even early on, Williams had some more subtle comedic roles, such as in Moscow on the Hudson.

    Murphy vs. Sandler was an easier call. Both have producing crap in the last few decades, but early in his career Murphy had Beverly Hills Cop and 48 Hrs., which were great comedies. Sandler, to the best of my knowledge, hasn’t had anything that comes close to being a great comedy, and few which come close to being good.

    On Ferrell vs. Carell, I have to give it to Ferrell by default since I have yet to see Carell in a movie.


    • a few tough choices in my opinion today. I like a lot of Williams and Carrey’s work (comedy and drama), I see Murphy and Sandler at about the same level, I mean, they’ve both done some pretty bad work…anyone claiming that Jack and Jill makes Sandler lose forgets Murphy’s Norbit. But, you are right on the good films that Murphy has done.

      and you have to see Carell in something soon. Anchorman, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart…something. Just don’t start with “Dinner for Schmucks.”

      I’m glad you commented and voted on this one as it was partly inspired by your comedian post!


      • Ah, thanks!

        Yeah, Sandler is losing for me because of his bad films… like you say, Murphy’s got a ton of those as well. It’s just that, for me, Murphy’s got some great ones, and Sandler doesn’t have those greats yet.

        I’ll see Carell in something sooner or later. Seeking a Friend For the End of the World looks promising. I’m planning on avoiding Dinner for Schmucks and Evan Almighty, though. Get Smart is going to be a hard sell for me, though. I’ve been a huge fan of the original TV series since I was in grade school.


  5. When Eddie Murphy makes bad movies, he’s still usually enjoyable in them; whereas Sandler is usually the cause of his movies being terrible. Robin Williams has proven himself to be a great dramatic actor while Jim Carrey has faltered in that realm somewhat, though Carrey’s comedies tend to be better. Steve Carrell is overall a better actor than Will Ferrell, though both totally commit to their characters.


    • Hey Jamie! Thanks for chiming in. you’ve at least got some reasoning behind your choices instead of “I just like him”.

      I will back you up on Williams vs. Carrey, but I still have to think on my Murphy vs. Sandler choice. Murphy has been pretty bad. ha


      • The problem with Murphy is that usually when he’s in a bad movie, he’s just playing himself. It’s when he does an actual character that he’s entertaining. Though critics of “Norbit” might disagree with that.


  6. Williams over Carrey because he has a better range, or at least he figured out a long time ago how to blend serious and comedic. It hasn’t worked so well overall for Carrey.

    Murphy over Sandler because my god, Adam Sandler just will not stop making horrible movies. Eddie Murphy dropped off toward the end of the ’90s and kind of just shut up for a while after that. He’s doing his fair share of awful things, but Sandler is the king of crap at this point.

    Carell over Farrell only because he’s a little more consistent. Farrell has the occasional bomb, but he’s still awesome.


    • are we talking about the same Eddie Murphy. He didn’t drop off toward the end of the ’90s, he just continued to make some bad movies that most of us never even heard of. haha (Vampire in Brooklyn, Metro, Holy Man, The Nutty Professor II, Bowfinger). And in the 2000’s he continued the trend with Norbit, Dr. Doolittle 2, and even more recently Tower Heist and A Thousand Words.

      I think that he and Sandler are about even when you look at it. My vote might just go to Sandler (if I actually voted, that is. I leave that up to all of the readers.)

      haha. Thanks for voting today SirPhobos!


  7. Fun polls you got here 🙂
    Your last two polls were too much thinking involved so I skipped them 😉

    The first and last polls here are easy to vote, most definitely Williams over Carrey…his humor is something I called smart humor. I don’t like Farrel so it’s Carrel without second thought. The second one is a bit tough, I was going to see none of the above…but finally chose Sandler as he has some good movies.


  8. A tricky one. So evenly matched but I went with Williams, Sandler and Ferrell. However, if Murphy had done some better films in the 1990s and 2000s I would have voted for him.


  9. Williams, Murphy and Carrell. Though, I could live without Carrell easily. He was the better of two evils there. Murphy – hate his recent films, not that I’ve seen many, but he’s Axel Foley. Also, he was a great stand-up comedian. Williams – Mrs Doubtfire! I rest my case.


  10. Carrey, Murphy and Carell. I’m not a huge fan of the first two, but there was no way I could vote for Adam Sandler given his recent output. I do like Steve Carell quite a bit, though. The Office should have ended when he left the show.


    • No Sandler? Not even for some of his better previous work? ha. I mean, Don’t Mess with the Zohan and Little Nicky are pretty solid films, ya know?! 😀

      Carell is great and I agree, The Office just really hasn’t been the same since. It’s ending though, so…


  11. LOL. Surprised at every one of those results! 😀 Happily in most cases. I thought Carrey and Ferrell would be blowing out the competition, but theyre not (Not that those are who I voted for, LOL 😉 ) And I cant believe Murphy vs Sandler isn’t a shutout!!


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