British Comedies, what's your favorite?
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29-01-2016, 12:14 PM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
So many...
Python, Hitchhiker's Guide & Black Adder are classics (also had a thing for Doctor in the House & Young Ones)
There are several episodes of Father Ted that can get me just howling.
French & Saunders pretty much kill me - also, Ab Fab.
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03-03-2016, 04:53 AM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2016 04:56 AM by Krypttonigt.)
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
My faves:

IT Crowd
Father Ted
Garth Marenghi's Dark Place
Mighty Boosh

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03-03-2016, 05:20 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
That was the week that was - which is where British comedy radically changed for the better and put satire firmly on the map as a comedic genre.

At last the 1948 show. (I loved the Aimi MacDonald)

Do not adjust your set. (Bicycle Repair Man - a classic)

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine. (the ionfly sketch was a classic)

I'd like to put Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in in too but it was American. For the uninitiated, look it up in your Funk and WagnallsBowing

I'd like to put The Flip Wilson Show in but can't for similar reasoning. I know this is cheating but ....

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03-03-2016, 05:37 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
Haven't watched TV for many years now yet alone sitcoms. But ones off the top of my head.

Yes Minister,
Drop the dead Donkey
Blackadder (of course)
Coupling
The Thick of it
Green Wing
Spaced

For sketch shows:

Armstrong & Miller
Mitchell & Webb
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03-03-2016, 07:06 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Black Adder
Fawlty Towers
Yes Minister
The IT Crowd
Garth Marenghi's Dark Places
Last of the Summer Wine
As Time Goes By
Are You Being Served?

There are probably more I am just not thinking of at the moment.

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03-03-2016, 09:12 PM
British Comedies, what's your favorite?
In no particular order:
Are You Being Served? (and the sequel series)
Because of that awesome pussy.

As Time Goes By
Dame Judi Dench... Sandy... Poor Lionel.

Keeping Up Appearances
It's spelled like 'bucket.' Hyacinth reminds me of my aunt.

IT Crowd
Those calls felt so familiar...

I'll add more but I'm drawing a blank.
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04-03-2016, 02:41 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
I hate comedy, but...

(19-01-2016 11:56 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  Are You Being Served?

...used to be a regular occurence.

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04-03-2016, 06:47 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
Benny Hill
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04-03-2016, 07:39 AM
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(03-03-2016 09:12 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  Keeping Up Appearances
It's spelled like 'bucket.' Hyacinth reminds me of my aunt.

It's pronounced Bouquet!

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04-03-2016, 08:17 AM
RE: British Comedies, what's your favorite?
The best thing about British shows are the creative insults.

In the US it's usually just arbitrary swearing. My girlfriend was watching Ripper Street last night, and they have such gems as: "Suck my brown chutney".

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