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Old 02-03-2013, 01:29
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:34
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:39
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27 replies and one, just one, mentions Blackadder.

No wonder we have a Great British Menu cast that appears to think that anything remotely referencing a childhood menu or a benevolently smiling octogenarian is hilariously amusing.

"On the Buses" is timeless comedy and yet Blackadder passes memory by?

Oh bollocks. We're all dooooooooomed!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:50
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27 replies and one, just one, mentions Blackadder.

No wonder we have a Great British Menu cast that appears to think that anything remotely referencing a childhood menu or a benevolently smiling octogenarian is hilariously amusing.

"On the Buses" is timeless comedy and yet Blackadder passes memory by?

Oh bollocks. We're all dooooooooomed!
I'm mentioning Blackadder Tabithakitten, I love it.

I have more than 5 favourites really, so it's hard to select, but here are mine in no particular order.

Yes Minister (the original of course, The new one is a disgrace!)
Blackadder
Porridge
Red Dwarf
Rising Damp
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:54
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27 replies and one, just one, mentions Blackadder.

No wonder we have a Great British Menu cast that appears to think that anything remotely referencing a childhood menu or a benevolently smiling octogenarian is hilariously amusing.

"On the Buses" is timeless comedy and yet Blackadder passes memory by?

Oh bollocks. We're all dooooooooomed!
Blackadder was brilliant....apart from the first series, which was poo. But was it really funnier than Fawlty Towers, Father Ted, Only Fools, Frazier, Curb,One foot in the grave, The Office, Porridge, Steptoe and Son......etc?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:43
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:54
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:05
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1. Friends
2. Two And A Half Men (Charlie Sheen days)
3. South Park
4. Family Guy
5. Big Bang Theory

Then again, does Celebrity Juice count as a comedy? If so that goes as number one

Edit: I've forgotten Vicar Of Dibley, that was great as well. As was the inbetweeners .. Ok new list:

1. Celebrity Juice (if it counts)
2. Friends
3. The Inbetweeners
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Vicar of Dibley.

It moves around depending on my mood
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:47
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27 replies and one, just one, mentions Blackadder.

No wonder we have a Great British Menu cast that appears to think that anything remotely referencing a childhood menu or a benevolently smiling octogenarian is hilariously amusing.

"On the Buses" is timeless comedy and yet Blackadder passes memory by?

Oh bollocks. We're all dooooooooomed!
I love blackadder it would be in my top ten but it edged out of the top 5 as I don't like the first series that much.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:31
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There are too many, I can't choose just five! I'd have 20 or more on my list! I love many of the ones already mentioned so I'm going to add some not mentioned.

Dear John
Green Wing
The Golden Girls
Phoenix Nights
Watching
I have a soft spot for Duty Free as well
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:21
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1) Drop the dead donkey <<<<< if you have no idea what this is look it up on tube, each episode was filmed the day before it was on air, amazing !!
2) One foot in the grave
3) Fawlty towers
4) Only fools and horses or In Bed Medinner
5) The Brittas Empire
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:28
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1. Steptoe And Son.
2. Porridge.
3. Only Fools And Horses.
4. Fawlty Towers.
5. One Foot In the Grave.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:34
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1) The Office

2) Everything else.
Everything else

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The Office



Very top:
Blackadder (S2 to S4)
OFAH
Fawlty Towers
Frasier
Yes Minister/Prime Minister
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:53
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1.The Inbetweeners
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4. Only Fools and Horses (Don't think its aging well)
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:59
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:00
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1.The Inbetweeners
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4. Only Fools and Horses (Don't think its aging well)
5. Fawlty Towers
Talking about sitcoms not ageing well I used to love in the late 70s Citizen Smith. I saw a repeat recently and found it cringingly unfunny. Funny how comedy tastes change.

BTW Dads Army is shockingly under mentioned in this thread but for me it is the most timeless comedy series of all.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:03
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Talking about sitcoms not ageing well I used to love in the late 70s Citizen Smith. I saw a repeat recently and found it cringingly unfunny. Funny how comedy tastes change.

BTW Dads Army is shockingly under mentioned in this thread but for me it is the most timeless comedy series of all.
Yes absolutely. Only one person before you had mentioned Dads Army and even he saddled it with the comedy Love Thy Neighbour!

Also interesting that Men Behaving Badly just a few years ago was No 1 in a BBC telly poll of greatest sitcoms but now no one mentions it. Rightly so mind.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37
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BTW Dads Army is shockingly under mentioned in this thread but for me it is the most timeless comedy series of all.
Got to agree. Don't know how I could have forgotten it. About six months ago I watched every ep on you tube with my son who's in his 20's, and who had never seen it before. He loved it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:41
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Another one I really enjoy is To the Manor Born and I'll probably be mocked but I liked Butterflies
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:49
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:24
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It's interesting that "On The Buses", "Open All Hours" and "The Vicar Of Dibley" have been mentioned, three British sitcoms that would have no trouble finding there way into my Top Five Least Favourite comedy programmes of all time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:28
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:34
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