04-14-2012, 07:09 PM
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Just curious if anyone else enjoys British sitcoms...

Last of the Summer Wine
Are You Being Served?
Keeping up Appearances
Chef!
Allo Allo

Lately I haven't been able to get enough...

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 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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Only thing I watch that I think would fall into this category would be Monty Python. They crack me up!

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 04-14-2012, 07:38 PM
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(04-14-2012, 07:15 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Only thing I watch that I think would fall into this category would be Monty Python. They crack me up!

Lancelot: We were in the nick of time, you were in great peril.
Galahad: I don't think I was.
Lancelot: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Lancelot: No, it's too perilous!

BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 04-14-2012, 07:55 PM
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I'm not familiar with the current ones, but I did recently finish watching the full series of Coupling on Amazon Prime. I really enjoyed that one.

- Mark

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 04-14-2012, 11:58 PM
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Allo Allo - one of the great comedies of all time!!! Biggrin

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 04-15-2012, 12:48 AM
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- Monthy Pythons Flying Circus - while not a traditional sitcom it is hillariously funny even after all these years
- 'Allo 'allo - and I will say that only once
- Young Ones - also a trip down memory lane for some early '80 music
- Red Dwarf - just ignore the last season, maybe two last seasons...

Havn't seen much of the later ones - don't watch much TV anyhow

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 04-15-2012, 03:35 AM
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Several years ago I would watch "Are you being served" on the local public broadcast station. It came on around 10:30 PM (bedtime) and it was like a drug. I just had to stay up and watch it. Funny stuff.

I haven't seen it being broadcast around here in several years.

Best British series I ever watched (not a comedy but a mystery show) was "Jonathan Creek". Simply awesome show.

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 04-15-2012, 10:01 AM
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Have you guys seen/heard of 'Fawlty Towers'?

Gary

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 04-15-2012, 10:05 AM
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(04-15-2012, 10:01 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Have you guys seen/heard of 'Fawlty Towers'?

Gary

Yes, I was a big Fawlty Towers fan. John Cleese is a genius.

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 04-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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"And now for something completely different."
I'm an unabashed Downton Abbey fan.
Maggie Smith ad libs constantly according to online discussions and cracks me up.
I was debating Monty Python VS Benny Hill with a brit friend.
An eavesdropping woman took insult. I called her Minister a 'salesman of high school potty humour' and said I was going to hell.I finally realised she meant televangelist Benny Hinn and wasn't far off the mark.

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 04-15-2012, 10:26 AM
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(04-15-2012, 10:05 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-15-2012, 10:01 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Have you guys seen/heard of 'Fawlty Towers'?

Gary

Yes, I was a big Fawlty Towers fan. John Cleese is a genius.

Phil, quintessential british humour!

Gary

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 04-15-2012, 10:48 AM
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To The Manor Born
Rising Damp
Are You Being Served
As Time Goes By
The Black Adder
Good Neighbours
Vicar of Dibley
Fawlty Towers
Open All Hours
Jeeves and Wooster
Absolutely Fabulous (though I find it very dated in reruns)
Chef
Mr. Bean
Waiting for God
Keeping Up Appearances
The Benny Hill Show
My Family

All of them had me laughing like no American situation comedy can.

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 04-15-2012, 10:56 AM
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(04-15-2012, 10:48 AM)freddy Wrote: To The Manor Born
Rising Damp
Are You Being Served
As Time Goes By
The Black Adder
Good Neighbours
Vicar of Dibley
Fawlty Towers
Open All Hours
Jeeves and Wooster
Absolutely Fabulous (though I find it very dated in reruns)
Chef
Mr. Bean
Waiting for God
Keeping Up Appearances
The Benny Hill Show
My Family

All of them had me laughing like no American situation comedy can.

'To The Manor Born' was actually filmed on location about 5 miles from Nimmer Mill at, what used to be, a large 'Safari Park/Wildlife Park' called Cricket St. Thomas. It always seemed strange seeing familiar local places on the tv!

Gary

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 04-15-2012, 11:06 AM
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It Ain't Half Hot Mum is very good.
Windsor Davies who played Battery Sergeant Major 'Shut up' Williams is priceless

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 04-15-2012, 11:15 AM
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(04-15-2012, 11:06 AM)4711 Wrote: It Ain't Half Hot Mum is very good.
Windsor Davies who played Battery Sergeant Major 'Shut up' Williams is priceless

In my top 3 British sitcoms. Unfortunately it never gets rerun here in the UK due to the fact that a white man dressed up as an asian indian servant, so any showings on mainstream tv would be very much non-PC.
And I agree, Windsor Davies was masterful!

Gary

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 04-15-2012, 01:03 PM
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(04-15-2012, 10:56 AM)Gary Young Wrote:
(04-15-2012, 10:48 AM)freddy Wrote: To The Manor Born
Rising Damp
Are You Being Served
As Time Goes By
The Black Adder
Good Neighbours
Vicar of Dibley
Fawlty Towers
Open All Hours
Jeeves and Wooster
Absolutely Fabulous (though I find it very dated in reruns)
Chef
Mr. Bean
Waiting for God
Keeping Up Appearances
The Benny Hill Show
My Family

All of them had me laughing like no American situation comedy can.

'To The Manor Born' was actually filmed on location about 5 miles from Nimmer Mill at, what used to be, a large 'Safari Park/Wildlife Park' called Cricket St. Thomas. It always seemed strange seeing familiar local places on the tv!

Gary

Yes Gary, that can be very disconcerting. I see that from time to time in movies filmed in New York City that are based on a book. The location in the book is not what is shown in the movie. I know that because I lived there.

By the way, To The Manor Born was a real favorite of mine and I think Penelope Keith is great.

One Scottish comedy I forgot to add is The High Life. Probably not to everyone's taste, the stars, Alan Cumming and Forbes Masson played off of each other perfectly. They are also the writers of the series.

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 04-15-2012, 04:50 PM
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I never miss an episode of Top Gear. Not a sitcom, but still very funny!

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 04-15-2012, 04:59 PM
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To The Manor Born is actually on right now.....

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 04-15-2012, 05:03 PM
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(04-15-2012, 04:59 PM)dashmaverick Wrote: To The Manor Born is actually on right now.....

Not on public broadcasting here in San Diego. Sad

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 04-15-2012, 05:28 PM
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The only ones that I've seen are As Time Goes By, Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, Benny Hill, Coupling, and of course the Monty Python Show. A good drama besides Downton Abbey is Lark Rise to Candleford and I love MI-5, which in the UK is titled Spooks.

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