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Old 01-03-2013, 21:37
Xavier Quebeck
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I have been watching a lot of comedy shows recently (mainly box sets) and have got to say the shows from thr last century are miles better than the new ones we have today.

Anyway these are my top five of all time.

1) Only Fools and Horses
2) Friends
3) Fawlty Towers
4) Everybody Loves Raymond
5) Porridge

My first four were easy, however I put Porridge just ahead of one foot in the grave.

What are yours? British, American or any other nations shows.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:43
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1) The Office

2) Everything else.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:51
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Dinner ladies
Red dwarf
Frasier
Simpsons (first 10 years)
Only fools and horses

I would probably change the order depending on my mood but these ones come to mind straight away. I also wanted to include porridge and one foot in the grave, they would defiantly be in the top ten.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:57
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1) Bottom
2) Father Ted
3) 30 Rock
4) dinnerladies
5) One Foot In The Grave
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:57
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Every One Loves Raymond
Frazier
Ever Decreasing Circles
As Time Goes By
Dads Army


Plus I love Alan Bastard mp
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:59
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i need 6, in no particular order (uk only)


fawlty towers
father ted
rising damp
porridge
dibley
fools and horses
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:00
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In no particular order...

Father Ted
Spaced
The Young Ones
Cheers
Fawlty Towers
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:22
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:22
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Ideal
Fawlty Towers
Not Going Out
Black Books
Family Guy

ooh... forgot The Young Ones.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:33
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I find this incredibly hard even impossible to decide on. Tooooo many great comedies and you cant compare oranges and apples. But I'd definately put in

Fraiser and
Alan Partridge (all his output).

I have a soft spot for red dwarf too.
I'd probably say.. Garth Merenghis Darkplace too.

I just cant list them properly. It's so unfair!

Friends was an undeniable classic imo -
Ab fab for me too - a bit more hit and miss that one though

Thats 6. Oh black books, Meh, the list goes on..
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:36
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I've always said you cant list these things because the definition of a comedy is that it HAS to make you laugh. Likelihood is, most stuff that doesn't do that wont ever be seen. So the vast majority of what is out there IS actually funny. With imo, a minority of comedy shows/standup comedians being dismal to some people.
If it makes you laugh, it's good and worthy of being on the list. Maybe I'm just easily happy. haha

For me, it would be easier to do a list on the worst comedies we've seen...
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:45
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on the buses
love thy neighbour
dads army
only when i laugh
red dwarf
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:47
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Fawlty Towers
Only Fools And Horses
Rising Damp
Father Ted
I'm Alan Partridge
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:22
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Red Dwarf
Chelmsford 123
BlackAdder
Drop The Dead Donkey
Yes, Minister/Primeminister

Just missing out:

The IT Crowd
The Gaffer
Please Sir
Father Ted
Married With Children
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:25
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Seinfeld
Fawlty Towers
Frasier
Alan Partridge
The Office
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:28
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1. Father Ted
2. IT Crowd
3. Black Books
4. Simpsons
5. Big Bang Theory

there's probably so many more I can't think of - don't think anything could beat Father Ted for me though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:31
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I'd probably say.. Garth Merenghis Darkplace too. .
Was that the series where they hypnotised a guy and tied him to a chair on top of a hill, and sent Irish dancers up and he was terrified? I've wanted to see that again for years!! but had no idea what it was called.

(if it's not and you have no idea what I'm talking about, then )
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:34
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An almost impossible task to bring it down to five, but...


1) Fawlty Towers
2) Father Ted
3) Cheers
4)One Foot In The Grave
5) Curb your enthusiasm
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:42
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Was that the series where they hypnotised a guy and tied him to a chair on top of a hill, and sent Irish dancers up and he was terrified? I've wanted to see that again for years!! but had no idea what it was called.

(if it's not and you have no idea what I'm talking about, then )
lol no
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:43
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no one's mentioned the fast show? Oh how quickly we forget....
I'm adding that...
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Old 02-03-2013, 00:50
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British

Only Fools And Horses
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Steptoe And Son
One Foot In The Grave


American

The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sergeant Bilko)
The Big Bang Theory
Seinfeld
Family Guy
Frasier
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:11
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In no particular order:

Fawlty Towers
Not Going Out
Extras
Father Ted
Twenty Twelve
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:16
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The Good Life
Rising Damp
Fawlty Towers
The League of Gentlemen
Open All Hours
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:23
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[quote=candyfloss2000;64542241]no one's mentioned the fast show? Oh how quickly we forget....
I'm adding that...[/QUOTE

and not many if any said Little Britain.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:29
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Ideal
Fawlty Towers
Not Going Out
Black Books
Family Guy

ooh... forgot The Young Ones.
And The IT Crowd
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