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Old 02-03-2013, 12:46
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There are so many, but these are my top five sitcoms:
1. Porridge
2. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads
3. Fawlty Towers
4. Till Death Do Us Part
5. One Foot in the Grave.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:51
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Blackadder
The Vicar of Dibley
Goodnight Sweetheart
Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister
Only Fools and Horses
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:53
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Rising Damp
The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin (Leonard Rossiter version)
Porridge
Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:01
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OFAH
Steptoe
Porridge
Blackadder ( but not the first series)
Dad's Army

Honourable mentions:
Frasier
Open All Hours
Yes Minister/Prime Minister ( the original of course)
Good Life
Watery Fowls
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:02
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Hancock
Steptoe and Son
Rising Damp
Frasier
One Foot In The Grave

Subs: Im Alan Partridge; Till Death Us Do Part
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:27
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Only Fools and Horses
Open All Hours
Last of the Summer Wine
Keeping up Appearances
Miranda
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:38
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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?
Yes.


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Old 02-03-2013, 13:43
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1 Fawlty Towers
2 Blackadder
3 One Foot In The Grave
4 Only Fools and Horses
5 Police Squad

Drop the dead donkey 6th.

Other than police squad, not sure another American show would make my top 30, Diff'rent Strokes maybe just.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:49
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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.


I used to be in absolute hysterics at Bread in the late 80s. No idea why now.

Clarence with Ronnie Barker the same.

Staggered no mentions of Police Squad yet given how Airplane still wins every film poll.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:52
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Dear John
Green Wing
The Golden Girls
Phoenix Nights
Watching
I have a soft spot for Duty Free as well

The Golden Girls
Rhoda
Maggie & Her
George & Mildred
Sorry
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:19
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The Golden Girls
Rhoda
Maggie & Her
George & Mildred
Sorry
Interesting list, Phil, as not a lot of people will remember Sorry or Rhoda now.
Another of my five favourites and one in the list that is little remembered now:
Rising Damp
On The Buses
Police Squad
The Kit Curran Radio Show
Hancock's Half Hour
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:44
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Cheers tops

and
Frasier
Only Fools and Horses
Birds Of A Feather
Till Death Us Do Part
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:45
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Monty Python (three pages so far and I think that's the first mention)
Red Dwarf
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dad's Army
The Office
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:47
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Rising Damp
Im Alan Partridge
Father Ted
The Office.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:47
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Another five:
Birds of a Feather( Dorien in particular)
Brush Strokes
The New Statesman
Soap
Sex and the City
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:03
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The Golden Girls
Rhoda
Maggie & Her
George & Mildred
Sorry
Sorry! I loved that too, can't believe I forgot that one.

I did like the first few series of May to December, but I'm sure not everyone would agree with me! And Colin's Sandwich was also a favourite.
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:09
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Monty Python (three pages so far and I think that's the first mention)
Red Dwarf
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dad's Army
The Office
Yes, people are going for 'sitcoms' when it could include other types of comedy shows like Monty Python. I'd add Whose Line Is It Anyway and Absolutely to the list. I loved them in the 80's/90's and seeing them now they still make me laugh

The Day Today, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley and a rather strange one called Jam.

Has anyone mentioned League of Gentlemen?
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:21
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1. Father Ted
2. Only Fools and Horses
3. Blackadder (particularly Blackadder II)
4. The Royle Family
5. The Office
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Old 02-03-2013, 16:57
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The League of Gentlemen
Only Fools & Horses
Red Dwarf
The Office
Im Alan Partridge
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Old 02-03-2013, 17:09
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1. Cheers
2. Goodnight Sweetheart
3. Friends
4. MASH
5. Dad's Army
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Old 02-03-2013, 17:19
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Frasier, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Extras, Everybody Loves Raymond.
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Old 02-03-2013, 17:51
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Porridge
One Foot in the Grave
Frasier
Keeping Up Appearances
Drop the Dead Donkey
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:04
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1) 30 Rock (Tina Fey is a Genius)

2) Frasier (The First 8 Seasons are just sublime, loses it's way towards the end of the run, but at it's worst is still better than most comedies)

3) Curb Your Enthusiasm

4) Father Ted

5) Black Books

Can watch all these shows again and again and often do, as there's little on TV I like these days.
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:08
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Blackadder
Only fools and horses
The Office
Partridge
Bottom
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:10
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I've split my list into US & UK

UK

Black Adder
Porridge
Bottom
Red Dwarf
Steptoe & Son

US

The Honeymooners
Seinfeld
Cheers
I Love Lucy
Friends
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