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#3993689 - 08/11/14 12:53 AM British comedies  
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Favorite--'Allo 'allo followed by Porridge

I only know of 11 out of the 50. May have come out after i left in '88

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#3993690 - 08/11/14 12:56 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Fawlty Towers by a country mile. Best series ever made. Watched them over a hundred times easily.

#3993706 - 08/11/14 02:01 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Office, Fawlty Towers and 'Allo 'Allo! would be my top 5.


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#3993721 - 08/11/14 03:03 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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1) Monty Python
2) The Young Ones
3) Absolutely Fabulous
4) Mr. Bean
5) Spaced
6) Blackadder goes forth
7) Fawlty Towers

Keep in mind that I haven't seen The Office and Red Dwarf and I think I once saw an episode of One foot in the grave which was pretty funny.

#3993722 - 08/11/14 03:09 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Goddammit why does nobody ever mention The Goodies !


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#3993728 - 08/11/14 03:34 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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#3993730 - 08/11/14 03:43 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Not to be too pedantic but I noticed that list mentioned "sitcoms" so shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus, Mr. Bean and Benny Hill wouldn't qualify. smile


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#3993781 - 08/11/14 08:33 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted By: Ajay
Goddammit why does nobody ever mention The Goodies !


I was a little surprised not to see them up there.One of my favourite childhood shows.


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#3993790 - 08/11/14 09:04 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Dad's Army, Only Fools & Horses, Porridge, Father Ted are the best.

The list has quite a few 90's sitcoms that were decidely mediocre.... 2 Point 4 Children and Goodnight Sweetheart. My Family was only saved by Robert Lindsay and the actor who played the oldest son (who went on to an illustrious acting career doing cringeworthy ads for BT!). The Thin Blue Line was pretty poor... was that the last sitcom Rowan Atkinson did? Gimme Gimme Gimme I couldn't stand.

Does Minder qualify as a sitcom? Arthur Daley has to be one of the best TV characters ever.

I'll give honourable mentions to 'Allo 'Allo (anybody remember the Great Storm of 87 when a tree came down on Gordon Kay's car.... put an end to his career if I recall correctly), Steptoe & Son, Open All Hours (Ronnie Barker was a comic genius, and of course David Jason before he was Delboy).

Til Death Do Us Part.... now Alf Garnet was a character.... I had a great uncle who went ashore at D-Day who was just like old Alf.... wasn't afraid to call a spade a spade notworthy

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#3993792 - 08/11/14 09:11 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Pretty much anything which either Graham Linehan and/or Chris Morris were involved with.

e.g.

Alan Partridge
Father Ted
Black Books
The IT Crowd

(I'd add The Day Today/Brass Eye to that list if it included non-sitcoms).

#3993794 - 08/11/14 09:14 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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As regards the goodies, there were a couple of episodes recently aired during the '50 years of BBC2' season. I had forgotten how funny this programme was. Can't understand why it hasn't been repeated at all.



#3993795 - 08/11/14 09:14 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Keeping Up Appearances FTW! cool


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#3993797 - 08/11/14 09:31 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Johan217]  
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Originally Posted By: Johan217
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My Belgian wife loves this too, as well as 'Allo 'Allo

"What are you doing with dat girl in ze cupboard?"

And we arte still trying to find out what to do with the wet celery and the whisk.... wink


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#3993835 - 08/11/14 12:59 PM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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#3993847 - 08/11/14 01:34 PM Re: British comedies [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Not to be too pedantic but I noticed that list mentioned "sitcoms" so shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus, Mr. Bean and Benny Hill wouldn't qualify. smile


You are such a pedant! Perhaps you could change your name to PedantMeyer to be more accurate?



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#3993980 - 08/11/14 05:54 PM Re: British comedies [Re: Brun]  
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Originally Posted By: Brun
Pretty much anything which either Graham Linehan and/or Chris Morris were involved with.

e.g.

Alan Partridge
Father Ted
Black Books
The IT Crowd

(I'd add The Day Today/Brass Eye to that list if it included non-sitcoms).


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#3994001 - 08/11/14 06:50 PM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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I only recently discovered The IT Crowd,it's bloody great! Watched the whole 4 series and special twice over.


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#3994159 - 08/12/14 12:35 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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The majority of of the series mentioned are OLD, are there any series withing the last 5 years that are worthy of mention?

#3994218 - 08/12/14 02:36 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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WHAT?? Little Britain didn't make the list?? mad


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#3994227 - 08/12/14 02:55 AM Re: British comedies [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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A relativity new one I enjoyed was Outnumbered . Especially funny/painful if you have kids.


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