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Britcoms and recommendations

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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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I'm in the US but grew up on Monty Python, probably to an unhealthy degree

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I discovered Peter Cook (Bedazzled is one of my favorite movies of all time). Also The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Two Ronnies, Waiting for God, and Coupling.

Keeping all that in mind, where do I want to look next?


Many thanks for your recommendations.

-lefty the Anglophile




posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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The British Comedy Guide


If you want to cjeck out some classics

Fawlty Towers

Are You Being Served?

The Good Life called Good Neighbors in the US



[edit on 1/4/2010 by DarkStormCrow]



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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I agree with Fawlty Towers. That is one of the funniest shows that I have seen. It's too bad they only did a few of them.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:42 AM
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Three Of My Faves

Ripping Yarns

The Comic Strip Presents

The Young Ones

Also you may want to check out the entire Black Adder series and the entire Red Dwarf series.

IRM



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 07:01 AM
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I cannot begin to tell you how much I support the Fawly Towers suggestion ESPECIALLY the German episode..

Absolutely Fabulous is also good

If you're looking for laughs and drama of course the Dr Who series...love it (as anyone who notices my avatar will be able to decipher)

-Kyo



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 08:23 AM
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Watch Only fools and horses because its probably the funniest comedy from Britain that i think i've ever seen.

Just every episode is full of HUGE laughs.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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Harry Enfield and friends

Steve Coogan

Nough said!



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Ok I stand corrected then lol Harry Hills TV burp programme is just the funniest thing in the world.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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Catherine Tates swearing Nana.... Hilarious but rude;

*WARNING... BAD LANGUAGE... DO NOT WATCH IF EASILY OFFENDED***








posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by leftystrat
I'm in the US but grew up on Monty Python, probably to an unhealthy degree

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I discovered Peter Cook (Bedazzled is one of my favorite movies of all time). Also The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Two Ronnies, Waiting for God, and Coupling.

Keeping all that in mind, where do I want to look next?


Many thanks for your recommendations.

-lefty the Anglophile


You can't go wrong with Fawlty Towers (I have the complete series on DVD) and another gem is To The Manor Born... also As Time Goes By with Judy Densch... all excellent viewing.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
The British Comedy Guide


If you want to cjeck out some classics

Fawlty Towers

Are You Being Served?

The Good Life called Good Neighbors in the US
[edit on 1/4/2010 by DarkStormCrow]


Wow, an actual guide! Can't wait to check it out.
I'm a huge Fawlty fan too... who isn't? It was very interesting to watch and figure out, based upon it, which Python work Cleese authored.

I saw an episode of Coupling last night that was literally a laugh per line. It ended with a 5 way phone call on the topic of pregnant women being sexy (or a fetish). My wife and I were almost in tears by the end.

Plus, Sarah Alexander really floats my boat


Thanks for the recommendations - I intend to check them all out!



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by KyoZero
I cannot begin to tell you how much I support the Fawly Towers suggestion ESPECIALLY the German episode..


Don't mention the war!

You started it: you invaded Poland.


Not to mention the episode with Basil the Siberian hamster and the food inspector.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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My favorite line:


Wife: (Forgot her name at the moment) You know what I'll do if I find you've been betting on horses again Basil...

Basil: You'll have to sew them back on first.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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Britcoms? I like the name. The greats have already been covered, but I'd just like to add

The Fast Show - genius. The birthplace of many of the best catchphrases of the nineties.

Kevin Turvey Investigates - Rik Mayall's first solo effort and frankly one of his best.

The New Statesman - Rik Mayall again, this time in Paliament. Brilliant.

Spitting Image - Political satire from the eighties, superb caricatures and the springboard for many of today's comedians.

Last but by no means least, any of the Blackadder series. Rowan Atkinson is comic gold.

Look them up, watch an episode or two, you'll find yourself exclaiming acronyms and abbreviations galore.

Sendran.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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I'm so mad at myself for not saying Red Dwarf....terrible

Basil: Now would you like coffee or tea after the war?

-Kyo



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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If you want modern and funny.


Check out


Peep Show It's genius


The League Of Gentlemen Just so wrong but so funny... like a twisted Monty Python.


Spaced For fans of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz


Brass Eye Forget about close to the bone... this goes through it... but absolutely the best satirical comedy of recenet times, if not ever.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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Peep Show is fantastic, how did I forget that one? My trip down memory lane must have distracted me!

Brass Eye!!!!! Cake anyone? Nonce-sense, brilliant.

Sendran.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Red Dwarf.
Peep Show.
I'm Alan Partridge (and anything with Steve Coogan in)
Only Fools And Horses.
Blackadder.
Father Ted.
The Royle Family.
The Office/Extras.
Peter Kays Phoenix Nights.
Bottom.

That's about the best we have to offer, in my opinion.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Lets not forget The Inbetweeners...



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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Crikey! How could I forget The Inbetweeners? Top notch programming.

Gavin and Stacey also!

[edit on 05/08/2009 by LiveForever8]




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