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By EW Staff
November 06, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

Mail from our readers


While I loved your 100 Funniest Videos issue (#140, Oct. 16), how could you possibly forget two gems like Revenge of the Nerds and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas?
Tom Fitzgibbon
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?
Sharon Howe

The Blues Brothers?
Mike Brandenberger
Danville, Ill.

Stir Crazy?
K. Peterson
Lahaina, Hawaii

Ruthless People?
Lafronda Stumn
Dayton, Ohio

Planes, Trains and Automobiles?
Andrew Schendel
South Milwaukee, Wis.

Trading Places?
Donnell Albert

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
Liz Sergent
Clinton Township, Mich.

My Favorite Year?
Richard Leone
Natick, Mass.

Private Benjamin?
Roz Robertshaw
Tiverton, R.I.

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx?
Dee Layden
St. Paul

9 to 5?
Jaime C. Grasso
Staten Island, N.Y.

A Shot in the Dark?
Ricki Golhamer
Hoboken, N.J.

David Curtis
Iowa City

The Thrill of It All?
Bob Canning
Burbank, Calif.

The Princess Bride?
Jarrod D. Thompson

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
Stacy R. Gillespie
Pickerington, Ohio

She’s Having a Baby?
Steven D. Franks

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
Karen Lesniewski

The Great Race?
Michael J. Bandler
Silver Spring, Md.

Modern Romance?
David Montoya
Tustin, Calif.

Steve Gilkerson
Fayetteville, Ohio

Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Emily Sander
Frederick, Md.

Editor’s Note: We’ve received more than 120 letters — so far — from readers nominating about 170 additional candidates for EW‘s 100 Funniest Videos roster. The two biggest vote getters: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (19 votes) and the series of Pink Panther films (16).


At first I was puzzled by David Browne’s review of Timeless (The Classics) by Michael Bolton. Then I was angry. Browne is so obviously biased that his review should have been prefaced by the statement, ”I hate Michael Bolton.” When I heard that his new album would include some of my favorite old R&B songs, I must admit to being unsure of what to expect. But this album is a winner! Mr. Browne is entitled to his opinion, but he should remember that critics are a dime a dozen.
Gloria McKoy
New York City


I just wanted to add another caveat to your D+ review of Nicolas Roeg’s Cold Heaven, now out on videocassette: You see, I’m quoted on the back of the cassette box as saying the movie is ”spellbinding” and ”eerily effective.” In fact, I wrote an extremely negative review of the movie, which I considered to be a simpleminded betrayal of Brian Moore’s masterfully ambiguous novel (which I called spellbinding — not the film), despite Mark Harmon’s ”eerily effective” performance. The fact that Hemdale chose to take some superlatives out of context from my scathing review demonstrates how scarce the critical praise must have been for this misconceived picture.
Jim Emerson
Orange County Register
Santa Ana, Calif.

Correction: In a photo caption accompanying a review of Jewels, Jurgen Prochnow was mistakenly identified as Anthony Andrews.