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Your top 3 british Comedies.

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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 05:22 AM
There sooooooooo many of them it is hard to just pic 3. Rules are it must be british and a comedy - past or present.

Mine are as follows:

1. Porridge (I loved Ronnie Barker in this).

2. Royal family

3. Open all hours ( its Ronnie Barker again)

Well thats mine, whats your all time top ?

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 12:08 PM
Blackadder (the medieval times especially). I can't stand him as Mr. Bean, but as Blackadder, that is some seriously funny stuff... Poor Baldric...

This is more than enough reason to have BBC America right here...

Of course, Monty Python is great...but like other such shows, it's hit or miss. You sit through 70% of garbage to watch the 30% that is pure comic gold...(The Holy Grail movie being a key exception, where the ratio is reversed)...

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by Gazrok


Liked Life of Brian, most of The holy grail but got lost with the Meaning of life
Probably need to watch that one again.

Haven't watched too many of the Blackadders but the ones i did see i liked, different period everytime i watched one.

Got to say the ones i like the most were made before i were born or not long after. There are some really good comedies around today though, future classics.

I like the darker humour too though.


League of gentlemen:

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 01:16 PM
Eddie Izzard
Steve Coogan
Harry Enfield

Edit: Oops, I should have read the title.
I thought you said comedians. Oh well ...

[edit on 26 Jan 2009 by schrodingers dog]

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 01:43 PM
What is with the British obsession of cross dressing in comedy???

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 01:54 PM
reply to post by MCoG1980

Too hard to pick 3.

In no order..

Monty python

League of gentlemen


Brass eye

Fast show

Ok... that's enough...or I'll be here all day

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by MCoG1980

1. Keeping Up Appearances (Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth is wonderful. She steals the show in everything she does.)

2. Blackadder (A wicked take on history.)

3. Are You Being Served? (The best ensemble cast for a British comedy.)

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog

Lee Evans
Peter Kay
Ronnie Barker

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:11 PM
reply to post by blupblup

Brasseye - I forgot that one, ha,ha very contraversial but i got it - I also knew that certain episode would make frontpage news next day

Wont post that one incase anyone else doesn't but here's another:

Just remember say no to cake!

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by kidflash2008

Yeah, Kepping up appearances is one of mine too - you still see Hyacinths everywhere
Wasn't sure who i felt sorry for more, Richard or Daisy

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by MCoG1980

ha... have the entire series plus the 2001 special on dvd.... sooo funny.
so wrong but so funny.


Also the science on trial episode.

You can actually watch them online.
Most are there but you can google episode names and search them out.

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:39 PM
One of the best British comedies I have ever seen is the BBC series version of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.

It is a must see!

posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog

Definitely.... the film sucked in comparison.
was an excellent series..

they missed out so much in the movie... the disproving god bit...argghh so much in fact.

good shout that

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:02 AM
Don't know if it's a comedy or a drama, but it is very, very funny.....Shameless.

The Young Ones

Catherine Tate

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:03 AM

The IT crowd

Fawlty Towers

The Green Wing

[edit on 1/27/2009 by Badge01]

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Badge01

I had forgotten about Fawlty Towers and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. John Cleese is great in everything he does.

I should also add Absolutely Fabulous, a show that always leaves me in stitches. Patsy and Edina rock!

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 02:34 PM
I think we should probably include ...

"French and Saunders"


"The Vicar of Dibley"

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:53 PM
Yes Minister - one of the best ever: the sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, was not nearly as good.

The Day Today - the original TV home of Alan Partidge - descendant of Radio 4's On The Hour and progenitor of Brasseye. "This is the NEWS! Happy now?"


And, as previously mentioned, Green Wing, The IT Crowd. "Why don't we try and sort out your bullying problem with some role play?" "Yes! It really helped me learn to buy sandwiches!"

Black Books, Spaced, The Fast Show...

And the Harry and Paul Show is a real return to form.

Actually there's one I remember from when I was a kid in the early seventies, seems to have disappeared without trace. It was on the beeb, if memory serves, and was set entirely in the teachers' common room in a school. One thing I remember is they hated the headmaster so much that if his name was mentioned, you had to pay a fine, so he became known as "money-in-the-box".

Anyone remember that one?

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 07:09 PM
reply to post by MCoG1980

So many ha,ha

heres a Harry Enfield sketch:

posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:24 PM

Reeves And Mortimer

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