Dear Vulture writer, Brian Boone, we appreciate that you wrote an article ranking The 25 Best College Comedies of All Time. But you got it very wrong.
Yes, it’s your opinion against ours, but we can’t imagine a world where Animal House isn’t #1. It’s the Citizen Kane of college comedies. It may be dated, and it may not be as popular as it once was, but it is the O.G. college comedy.
Animal House set the bar for collegiate movies. All but one of the movies on the list was inspired in one way or another by that film. For generations, every dorm room had that poster on the wall and every frat guy owned a “COLLEGE” t-shirt.
That fandom may have faded over time, but it also has never existed for any other movie on this list like it did for Animal House.
We break down the list from Vulture and added a bunch at the bottom that are missing.