Farce: A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
A staple of bank holiday weekends when I was growing up, being a child that watched far too much television than was perhaps good for him, was the very British institution that were the Carry On films.
It’s probably not the done thing to say in these far more empathetically sophisticated and consequently slightly blander times but I adore these minor gems. They perform the function of celluloid time capsules, reflecting as they do the mores and humour of a time long gone. The film analysis, however, can wait for another time.