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#3954961 - 05/18/14 01:29 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Is this the right place to come for an argument?


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#3955432 - 05/19/14 11:46 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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They are quoting lines from the German Tourist episode of Faulty Towers.

Who is this then?

#3955464 - 05/19/14 01:03 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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PM was (I think) quoting from a MP sketch ~ Arguement Clinic.

#3955467 - 05/19/14 01:16 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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He was indeed yep



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#3955468 - 05/19/14 01:21 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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You guys are on the ball today! smile


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#3955548 - 05/19/14 04:52 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Kids in the Hall.


#3955685 - 05/19/14 08:54 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Cleese said in the extras of Fawlty Towers that the reason he didn't want to go past those 12 was frankly he got bored.

He left MP after 3 years because in his opinion they had "perfected" sketch comedy. They knew how to do it, they'd explored the boundaries, he was tired of it. With FT, he "perfected" situation comedy. While they could've done more, he didn't think it would be anything but retreading existing ground. He was still in favor of the films because they took a single chunk of time, as opposed to series which take months and months each year, and there were so many avenues to explore vs a sketch show or sitcom.

He is a proponent of quality over quantity. smile



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#3955762 - 05/20/14 12:28 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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American comedy hasn't really appealed to me lately. I prefer classic comedians like the marx brothers, charlie chaplin or abbott and costello.

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#3955806 - 05/20/14 03:54 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Marx Brother Animal Crackers was released in 1930.
Universal Pictures block the video on youtube
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Now that's comedy with legs.


#3955844 - 05/20/14 09:59 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Here's the famous sketch for anyone who wants to see it again:




And another of the all time great sitcom scenes:


#3955849 - 05/20/14 10:31 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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That scene from Dad's Army was great.


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#3955855 - 05/20/14 11:05 AM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Another show I've enjoyed in the last couple of years, is the "Live from Apollo" series of stand-up. You get exposed to a great number of talented british (and irish and american too) comedians.


#3955871 - 05/20/14 12:35 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Monty Pyton, Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, All in the Family etc. would probably all be considered 'offensive' today frown

I loved 'em all biggrin


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#3955872 - 05/20/14 12:42 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Not forgetting of course It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Love Thy Neighbour.The latter would never get air-time nowadays.

I recently re-watched It Ain't Half Hot Mum and it was still very funny.

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#3955902 - 05/20/14 01:32 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
That scene from Dad's Army was great.



It's genius:







<- A familiar face from Porridge here!

This one is superb:


#3955965 - 05/20/14 03:19 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Don't forget the slightly more recent Blackadder, also a historical comedy, something you don't see much of anymore!



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#3956021 - 05/20/14 05:06 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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What happens when you combine US and British comedy - anyone seen Episodes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hpdsk

Saw one - didn't laugh much - but expect there must be at least 1 funny episode in the 3 series


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#3956024 - 05/20/14 05:08 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: MigBuster]  
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Originally Posted By: MigBuster
What happens when you combine US and British comedy - anyone seen Episodes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hpdsk

Saw one - didn't laugh much - but expect there must be at least 1 funny episode in the 3 series

Ah, so that's what Matt Leblanc is doing these days...


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#3956173 - 05/20/14 09:29 PM Re: American vs British comedy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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The 'inhuman brute'....the great Sir Bradley Hardacre - a champion of industrial relations.

My type of humour.



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