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Thread: O/T:- Your Favourite TV Comedies of Now and Yesteryear

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    O/T:- Your Favourite TV Comedies of Now and Yesteryear

    I thought this was worth a thread of it's own after the few snippets within the Eng v Pan thread.

    I love a good comedy programme and one that I found to be unique but briliant recently was 'Detectorists', Mackenzie Crook's three-series masterpiece about the metal detecting community in a small village in Suffolk.

    Anyone else watched it? In my opinion one of the best written, best acted and cleverest pieces of TV of recent years. It's a gem. Worth starting from the beginning and giving a go.

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/detec...se-hold-close/

    Oh and it even has a Notts link ...ish. Here's my favourite scene of the whole thing, it's a bit dark

    Last edited by SwalePie; 27-06-2018 at 12:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    I thought this was worth a thread of it's own after the few snippets within the Eng v Pan thread.

    I love a good comedy programme and one that I found to be unique but briliant recently was 'Detectorists', Mackenzie Crook's three-series masterpiece about the metal detecting community in a small village in Suffolk.

    Anyone else watched it? In my opinion one of the best written, best acted and cleverest pieces of TV of recent years. It's a gem. Worth starting from the beginning and giving a go.

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/detec...se-hold-close/

    Oh and it even has a Notts link ...ish. Here's my favourite scene of the whole thing, it's a bit dark

    The clip wasn't exactly a barrel of laughs...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    I thought this was worth a thread of it's own after the few snippets within the Eng v Pan thread.

    I love a good comedy programme and one that I found to be unique but briliant recently was 'Detectorists', Mackenzie Crook's three-series masterpiece about the metal detecting community in a small village in Suffolk.

    Anyone else watched it? In my opinion one of the best written, best acted and cleverest pieces of TV of recent years. It's a gem. Worth starting from the beginning and giving a go.

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/detec...se-hold-close/

    Oh and it even has a Notts link ...ish. Here's my favourite scene of the whole thing, it's a bit dark


    On the buses,with a very close joint second
    Love thy neighbour
    And Benny hill...

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    Only Fools
    Mrs Brown
    Faulty Towers

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    Rising Damp
    The Fast Show
    League of Gentlemen
    Reggie Perrin
    Fawlty Towers
    One Foot in The Grave

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    Fawlty Towers
    The Fast Show
    The League of Gentlemen
    Inbetweeners
    Only Fools and Horses
    The Office
    Royle Family
    Phoenix Nights

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    Last of the Summer Wine
    Till Death Do Us Part
    Sorry

    Nothing in today TV shows, guess it's because I'm an old miserable bar steward....

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    60s Steptoe and Son
    70s Porridge
    80s Blackadder
    90s League of Gentlemen
    00s Phoenix Nights or The Office
    10s Struggling a bit to be fair, maybe Peep Show.

    It’s right about some scenes getting boring cos of repetition , like Del falling through the bar. By far the best scene in Only Fools is Rodney asking Trigger why he calls him Dave. Genius.
    Last edited by BigFatPie; 27-06-2018 at 07:53 AM.

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    Mrs Brown? Mrs Brown????!!!! That programme alone is enough for me to revoke my licence. Humour about as subtle as a sledgehammer. Anyone who thinks this is funny has got serious wit problems.
    Nothing comes close to Monty Python in its vintage years except, perhaps, the boys from Royston Vasey - northern gem.
    Will give Detectorists a try, Swale, never even considered it but if you say so...

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    Comedy is so subjective, all depends how slapstick, crude clever or dark you like it.

    I used to love watching Harold Lloyd and Laurel & hardy but didn't care much for Charlie Chaplin. There are some comedies that really struck a chord with just about everyone, most of which have already been mentioned on this thread i.e. Fawlty Towers, Porridge, Fools and Horses, Phoenix Nights, League of Gentlemen, The Office etc. More recently I would say Friday Night Dinner, Man Down, Game face and This Country are very funny.

    Some great Irish comedies out there of course with Father Ted leading the way, more recently Derry Girls and Bridget and Eamon both worth a watch.

    Always been a big fan of sketch shows so The Fast Show and Smack the Pony are particular favourites.

    Have to agree with Sid though regarding that Mr Browns Boys, absolute garbage, sorry, can't stand it.

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    Fawlty Towers
    Monty Python
    Fast Show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgie_pie View Post
    Nothing in today TV shows, guess it's because I'm an old miserable bar steward....
    Language Timothy!

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    60s Monty Python (Restaurant sketch being my favourite)
    70s The Goodies (everybody dismisses it now but there are still some episodes that stand up very well, adored it at the time) / Fawlty Towers
    80s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy / Red Dwarf
    90s Father Ted / I'm Alan Partridge
    00s Jam / The Mighty Boosh

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    Derry & Abbott

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    Fools & Horses, Porridge, Open All Hours, Police Squad, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Keeping Up Appearances, One Foot In The Grave, Royale Family. Am currently watching the repeats of You Rang M’lord on Gold, I’d forgotten how funny that one was. Newer stuff, Inbetweeners, Car Share, Plebs, Friday Night Dinner and Catastrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kings1 View Post
    Police Squad.
    I could never stomach American comedy shows but made an exception for "Police Squad", that was marvelous.

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    Another one to look out for is the Australian Chris Lilley who's comedies include We can be Heroes, Summer Heights High, Ja'mie Private School Girl, Angry Boys and Jonah from Tonga . . . very funny and brilliantly written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    Language Timothy!
    Sorry Mother

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthemaggies View Post
    60s Monty Python (Restaurant sketch being my favourite)
    70s The Goodies (everybody dismisses it now but there are still some episodes that stand up very well, adored it at the time) / Fawlty Towers
    80s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy / Red Dwarf
    90s Father Ted / I'm Alan Partridge
    00s Jam / The Mighty Boosh
    Forgot about Red Dwarf, used to love the earlier episodes but it went on for 3 or 4 seasons too long. Also Alan Partridge is pure genius, what a character.

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