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Poll: Stuffy Gent and Daffy Dame

One of the mainstays of comedy is the pairing of a rather boring, conservative and traditional gentleman with an unconventional, crazy female. Which of the actors in these productions make the most engaging couple of this kind?

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    Bringing Up Baby (1938)

    CARY GRANT and KATHARINE HEPBURN as the stuffy professor with the dinosaur and the scatty heiress with the pet leopard
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    What's Up, Doc? (1972)

    RYAN O'NEAL and BARBRA STREISAND as the stuffy musicologist with his igneous rocks and the scatty student who can't stick to any course for longer than one term
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    When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)

    PETER MCDONALD and FLORA MONTGOMERY as the stuffy Dublin school teacher and member of the church choir and the unconventional lady who turns his life upside down
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    Educating Rita (1983)

    MICHAEL CAINE and JULIE WALTERS as the stuffy (and alcoholic) professor of literatur and the unconventional hairstylist who becomes his mature student at the Open University
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

    JOSE LUIS DE VILALLONGA and AUDREY HEPBURN as the stuffy millionaire Jose and the madcap socialite Holly Golightly
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    Frasier (1993)

    DAVID HYDE PIERCE and JANE LEEVES as stuffy psychiatrist Niles Crane and the wacky English housekeeper Daphne Moon
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    Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

    COLIN FIRTH and RENEE ZELLWEGER as the stuffy lawyer and the scatty lady in search of love
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    Music and Lyrics (2007)

    HUGH GRANT and DREW BARRYMORE as bored and jaded former pop star and the scatty girl who comes in to water his houseplants
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    Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

    WOODY ALLEN and MIRA SORVINO as the stuffy sportswriter Lenny and the prostitute Linda
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    Whatever Works (2009)

    LARRY DAVID and EVAN RACHEL WOOD as the stuffy elderly Boris and the unsophisticated young Melody
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    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)

    PETER SELLERS and LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG as the stuffy lawyer and the pot brownie baking hippie girl
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    So Fine (1981)

    RYAN O'NEAL and MARIANGELA MELATO as the professor for literature and the Italian nymphomaniac who insists on a night of passion with her sleeping 7 foot plus husband asleep in bed beside them
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    The Millionairess (1960)

    PETER SELLERS and SOPHIA LOREN as the stuffy Indian doctor and the neurotic Italian heiress who wants to seduce him
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    HouseSitter (1992)

    STEVE MARTIN and GOLDIE HAWN as the stuffy architect and the con artist who invades his house and pretends to be his wife
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    My Fair Lady (1964)

    REX HARRISON and AUDREY HEPBURN as the stuffy professor Higgins and the streetwise flowergirl Eliza Doolittle
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    The Philadelphia Story (1940)

    JOHN HOWARD and KATHARINE HEPBURN as the uptight George Kittredge and his scatty fiancee Tracy Lord
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    His Girl Friday (1940)

    RALPH BELLAMY and ROSALIND RUSSELL as the stuffy insurance rep Bruce Balwin and the unconventional journalist Hildy Johnson
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    The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

    HENRY FONDA and BARBARA STANWYCK as the stuffy newspaper man Peter Ames and the madcap debutante Melsa Manton
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    The Lady Eve (1941)

    HENRY FONDA and BARBARA STANWYCK as the socially awkward Charles and the lively tease Jean
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    The Palm Beach Story (1942)

    RUDY VALLEE and CLAUDETTE COLBERT as the conservative millionaire J.D. Hackensacker III and the unconventional Gerry Jeffers
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    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)

    EDDIE BRACKEN and BETTY HUTTON as the stuffy small town boy Norval Jones and the wild party girl Trudy Kockenlocker
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    The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

    RAY MILLAND and LORETTA YOUNG as the stuffy university professor Dr. Timothy Sterling and the lively feminist writer June Cameron
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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

    TOMMY NOONAN and MARILYN MONROE as the stuffy Gus Esmond Jr. and the lounge singer Lorelei Lee
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    Ball of Fire (1941)

    GARY COOPER and BARBARA STANWYCK as the stuffy professor Bertram Potts and the singer on the run from the police Sugarpuss O'Shea

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