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The comedy in England has changed.I think one of the best we ever had was Only Fools and Horses.Do any of you remember that one.

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Mia;591921 wrote: The comedy in England has changed.I think one of the best we ever had was Only Fools and Horses.Do any of you remember that one.

Mia


course i do you plonker :wah: :wah:



how about fawlty towers :D
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Post by Bryn Mawr »

jimbo;591923 wrote: course i do you plonker :wah: :wah:



how about fawlty towers :D


Too angry - The Navy Lark? Around The Horne?
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Post by Bryn Mawr »

Soberano;591969 wrote: Father Ted was brilliant, as was blackadder and Mr Bean but for classic British comedy you can't beat a Party Political Broadcast.:)


Too bloody true mate!

That should be framed and hung up on the wall
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Post by Lon »

I was introduced via TV to Mr. Bean here in NZ a few years ago and find him hilarious. I don't think that his movies have fared well in the U.S.
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alf garnet ya stupid cow

classic
"To be foolish and to recognize that one is foolish, is better than to be foolish and imagine that one is wise."
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Oh yes I forgot the silly old moo. I must say I enjoy just for laughs on Saturday evenings some of the wind ups bring tears to my eyes.
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Post by londonpride »

Only Fools and Horses was probably one of the best comedies of it's time, so it makes it a little surprising that after writing such a good series John Sullivan came up with the tame 'The Green Green Grass '.:-2
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Post by SlipStream »

Mia;591921 wrote: The comedy in England has changed.I think one of the best we ever had was Only Fools and Horses.Do any of you remember that one.

Mia


yup But twossn't one of my faves...
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Post by The Rob »

Old faves: Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Good Neighbors (The Good Life), Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies, Butterflies, Solo, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, To the Manor Born.

New(er) Faves: The Office, Extras.

I'll agree that comedy has gotten "meaner" over the years, both here in the US and abroad. That's why finding fare such as Corner Gas and Pushing Daisies is such a treat.
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I, Rob;724690 wrote: Old faves: Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Good Neighbors (The Good Life), Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies, Butterflies, Solo, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, To the Manor Born.

New(er) Faves: The Office, Extras.

I'll agree that comedy has gotten "meaner" over the years, both here in the US and abroad. That's why finding fare such as Corner Gas and Pushing Daisies is such a treat.




^ sum classics there :)
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The English aren't funny at all.





hehe
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koan;724771 wrote: The English aren't funny at all.





hehe


You seem to be a bit bored today Koan.I have only just read a post were you are winding folk up.This is an old post,why have you dug it up. Everyone knows that the English and Americans have a different sense of humour.That does not mean

they are not funny, we just sometimes don't get each other.
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Mia;725254 wrote: You seem to be a bit bored today Koan.I have only just read a post were you are winding folk up.This is an old post,why have you dug it up. Everyone knows that the English and Americans have a different sense of humour.That does not mean

they are not funny, we just sometimes don't get each other.


:confused:

Someone else dug it up.

I've met quite a few of our UK members.

I'm sure they get the humour of what I wrote.
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OK maybe I am just having a bad day.Sorry if I have offended you.
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Mia;725316 wrote: OK maybe I am just having a bad day.Sorry if I have offended you.


You wouldn't be the first to think I get my jollies out of looking for ways to rile people up. :wah:
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koan;725342 wrote: You wouldn't be the first to think I get my jollies out of looking for ways to rile people up. :wah:




Is it true ?

Do you get your jollies looking for ways to rile people up ?

If so why ?

Whats the reward for you ?

Do you consider this appropriate Forum Garden behavior ?

As a senior member dont you feel any responsibility to lead by example ?

How can we improve our behavior here today koan ?

Talk to Nomad.
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Nomad;726991 wrote: Is it true ?

Do you get your jollies looking for ways to rile people up ?

If so why ?

Whats the reward for you ?

Do you consider this appropriate Forum Garden behavior ?

As a senior member dont you feel any responsibility to lead by example ?

How can we improve our behavior here today koan ?

Talk to Nomad.


I'd like to know what a jolly looks like. Is it similar to a frolic?
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The Fast Show, I loved that one, oh and The Day Today, (the spoof news programme) that was brilliant! :wah:
"We are never so happy, never so unhappy, as we imagine"



Le Rochefoucauld.



"A smack in the face settles all arguments, then you can move on kid."



My dad 1986.
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Oh and an honourable mention for "Garth Marenghi's Dark Place", that was one crazy show, but also very funny. :wah:
"We are never so happy, never so unhappy, as we imagine"



Le Rochefoucauld.



"A smack in the face settles all arguments, then you can move on kid."



My dad 1986.
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now

Little britain

the office

pheonix nights

max and paddy road to nowhere

The Catherine Tate Show

then

league of gents

Father Ted

black adder

bottom

young ones

the goodies

faulty towers

to name a few :wah::wah:

all monty python
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Post by koan »

Just started watching Never Mind The Buzzcocks

it was addictive :D
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with Mark Lamarr presenting or Simon Amstell ? I prefer Mark Lamarr:)
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I've only seen Simon
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Post by lovemyway »

bottom

the mighty boosh

the i.t. crowd

the young ones

black books

extras

the office

nathan barley

brass eye

peep show

the day today

snuff box

garth marenghi
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Post by Victoria »

When I see them around I buy box sets for the OH .. On the buses, Please sir, Are you being served, Ab Fab, Open all hours, Porrige and last week a set of the Confessions of a ...taxi driver/ window cleaner ect films
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Post by cooldude94 »

I agree :D
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Post by Bruv »

A modern Gem "Outnumbered"
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
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Post by Bluerain22 »

Everyone's mentioned some really funny tv shows, these guys should have their own show.

Bloody brilliant! Google Idiots of Ants You can watch all their sketches on their site or YouTube.
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Bruv;1234174 wrote: A modern Gem "Outnumbered"


Absolutely.

I love it.

The little girl has me in tears. When the family are discussing ways to cut back on things she says. "I know howe we can save money. We can stop buying broccoli "

Your right. A gem
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