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Most disgusting pathetic tv viewing ever.

Its supposed to be about two lesbians living in the inner city. Lesbians who obviouslywere raised by dogs. Worst fifteen minutes of tv in my life. Once seen you cant unsee it.

Surely female writers and comedians can do better than this.
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Was this a program shown on Aussie TV ? Is Broad City it's title, because I don't think it is or has been shown on UK TV so I don't know anything about it. I must say, though, that certainly on UK TV the trend seems to be towards including 'gay/lesbian' characters as often as possible in various dramas. Also 'camp' is more and more a generally accepted ingredient on many TV shows.
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When did Brits start saying 'TV' instead of 'telly?'
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G#Gill;1513366 wrote: Was this a program shown on Aussie TV ? Is Broad City it's title, because I don't think it is or has been shown on UK TV so I don't know anything about it. I must say, though, that certainly on UK TV the trend seems to be towards including 'gay/lesbian' characters as often as possible in various dramas. Also 'camp' is more and more a generally accepted ingredient on many TV shows.


Its an American show Gill, i think they are supposed to be in New York? maybe?......just didnt see any humour in it at all. Nothing, just grotesqueness.

You could probably see snippets of it on youtube or something but be warned. Im not sure theres a lot of validity in the 'gay' aspect of the show unless its a deliberate attempt to paint them in a bad light as unclean sordid and objectionable.
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I had quite a few laughs while watching this show but it's nothing special really. Yet, it's still better than those sitcoms with a laugh track added...
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magentaflame;1513350 wrote: Its supposed to be about two lesbians living in the inner city. Lesbians who obviouslywere raised by dogs.


Broad City concerns Abbi and Ilana. They are thieves, they consume illegal drugs, they blackmail people, they have pointless sex with innumerable men (who behave like, and occasionally turn out to be, porn stars) all of which qualifies as comedy in America. I don't recall either of them being remotely describable as lesbians.

And before anyone starts on about American camp humor just bear in mind that the most famous Australian woman is a bloke in a dress.
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AnneBoleyn;1513369 wrote: When did Brits start saying 'TV' instead of 'telly?'


Hi Anne, I think it must have been when Ena Sharples left Coronation Street in the UK ! :wah: :yh_rotfl :rolleyes:
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spot;1513456 wrote: Broad City concerns Abbi and Ilana. They are thieves, they consume illegal drugs, they blackmail people, they have pointless sex with innumerable men (who behave like, and occasionally turn out to be, porn stars) all of which qualifies as comedy in America. I don't recall either of them being remotely describable as lesbians.

And before anyone starts on about American camp humor just bear in mind that the most famous Australian woman is a bloke in a dress.


OI! You leave off Dame Edna!...... Youve got got Mrs Brown!

Edna has been around since the sixties in the same vein as monty did middle aged women better. Humouristically. Most famous australian female is a bit of a mysoginistic opinion of Australian women! .... can think of loads actually. But history is still written by men obviously.

The women in Broad city have a reason to sleep with men....but for satisfaction you sleep with a woman. Bi? Maybe?.... but definately a distinction in these women characters lives.
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spot;1513456 wrote: Broad City concerns Abbi and Ilana. They are thieves, they consume illegal drugs, they blackmail people, they have pointless sex with innumerable men (who behave like, and occasionally turn out to be, porn stars) all of which qualifies as comedy in America. I don't recall either of them being remotely describable as lesbians.

And before anyone starts on about American camp humor just bear in mind that the most famous Australian woman is a bloke in a dress.


You mean "Hello possums" Dame Edna Everidge ? Actually, I'm really surprised that you watch American TV shows, Mr. spot, and certainly that sort of program as well ( at least it seems to be a very edifying sort of show - not. LOL ). It certainly wouldn't appeal to me one bit, not from the description you so eloquently gave ! By gum you must have watched the show all the way through, and maybe more than one episode, to be able to detail the contents like that ! I am surprised, and if you look carefully you may notice how high my eyebrows are raised !
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magentaflame;1513538 wrote: OI! You leave off Dame Edna!...... Youve got got Mrs Brown!

Edna has been around since the sixties in the same vein as monty did middle aged women better. Humouristically. Most famous australian female is a bit of a mysoginistic opinion of Australian women! .... can think of loads actually. But history is still written by men obviously.

The women in Broad city have a reason to sleep with men....but for satisfaction you sleep with a woman. Bi? Maybe?.... but definately a distinction in these women characters lives.


Actually, I watched "Mrs. Brown" once and didn't find it very funny - perhaps I caught one of the not-so-good episodes. I do think that Dame Edna is far better than "Mrs. Brown" though - at least Dame Edna makes me laugh !
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Barry humphries has always said Edna is a character and i dont understand why he is even brought up in this thread .its not a transgender issue....far from it. And shows ignorance really.

Yeah gill , have laughed a few times with mrs browns' episodes. But the live shows confuse me. Maybe a throw back to pantomine?
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magentaflame;1513542 wrote: i dont understand why he is even brought up in this thread .its not a transgender issue....far from it. And shows ignorance really. Camp. Dame Edna wasn't a woman but he was as camp as anyone I can think of and I have a long list. The subject of the sentence was American camp humor.

As for the most famous bit, Dame Edna is the most famous Australian of all time regardless of gender once you get out of the Antipodes into the English-speaking world. Nobody else comes anywhere near. Who could compete? Dennis Lillee? Donald Bradman? Rupert Murdoch? Kylie? Dame Edna was the superstar, lesser people lived in fear.



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And here i was thinking it was skippy.
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G#Gill;1513540 wrote: By gum you must have watched the show all the way through, and maybe more than one episode, to be able to detail the contents like that ! I am surprised, and if you look carefully you may notice how high my eyebrows are raised !


On a point of clarification no, I hadn't heard of the program until this thread mentioned it and I checked the background facts on Wikipedia. Strange English accents tend to annoy me. Is it still allowed to dislike certain accents? Do I cross a line if I mention Scouse, say?
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My youngest has a new boyfriend from Birmingham....is that a "Brummy" accent? All i know is that keesy takes the mick out of his accent all the time. (Its even though, apparently keesys accent is funny to him too)
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I remember marrying someone from Birmingham once. In Birmingham. It was all very strange. The accent is nowhere in England considered couth, and suddenly I was related to lots of it.

Various people in the public eye originated there, most famously perhaps Jasper Carrot and Roy Wood, the latter hairier than the former. The city boasts two indifferent football teams and one alleged University on whose campus I was employed a day a week for a year or two, commuting up the M5. I doubt any of our Prime Ministers were educated or born within the city boundary.
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spot;1513548 wrote:

As for the most famous bit, Dame Edna is the most famous Australian of all time regardless of gender once you get out of the Antipodes into the English-speaking world. Nobody else comes anywhere near. Who could compete? Dennis Lillee? Donald Bradman? Rupert Murdoch? Kylie? Dame Edna was the superstar, lesser people lived in fear.


I would have thought the most famous Aussie of all would have been Rolf Harris. Popularity doesn't necessarily equate with fame.
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FourPart;1513871 wrote: Popularity doesn't necessarily equate with fame.Umm. Well, yes it does. His fame was a consequence of his popularity. Without his popularity he would not have become famous. I suggest without his fame and popularity he'd not have been prosecuted or transformed into a hate figure.

There has been something of a witch-hunt for anyone famous and popular who can be used to shine the light of promotion on middle-ranking police officers.
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