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Re: British Comedies

Postby loratwopointone » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:39 am UTC

parkaboy wrote:Ahhhh yeah The Young Ones. i LooOoooOooooOOOoooove Vivian. LOVE. <3

i havent seen any of might boosh except an Old Greg skit. i was sufficiently creeped out, and now i'm unsure if i can watch anymore of that show.

O_o

Yeah, that episode is one of the more...er... surreal ones. I love it though, and Mighty Boosh quotes never fail to keep nights out interesting and scare taxi drivers on the way home (I'm Old Greeeeg. I've got a mangiiiiinnnaaaaaa).

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Re: British Comedies

Postby lart » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:'Allo 'Allo was one of my personal favourites.


That one was pretty good... Spitting Image wasn't bad from what I can remember either...

I seem to recall a show called "drop the dead donkey"...anyone else ever seen that?
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Unbeknown » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:36 pm UTC

Anyone seen Absolute Power? Great comedy about a Public relations company and satire on modern media/politics.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:12 pm UTC

I preferred the radio show.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

Heh. Radio 4 is awesome. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is basically an institution here. (possibly the kind with padded rooms and straight jackets).

Oh, and the new series started last week. Should still be up there on listen again until 6.30 pm tomorrow.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Jesse » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:12 pm UTC

New series of Sorry I Haven't a Clue? No way!

I have every episode of that on my computer (Along with the original I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again with John Cleese) except for last seasons. I am excited about a new one!

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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:15 pm UTC

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Re: British Comedies

Postby yellie » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:37 pm UTC

Kizyr wrote:UK version of The Office should be good as well, also a sitcom

This sentance saddens me. ):

loratwopointone wrote:Yeah, that episode is one of the more...er... surreal ones. I love it though, and Mighty Boosh quotes never fail to keep nights out interesting and scare taxi drivers on the way home (I'm Old Greeeeg. I've got a mangiiiiinnnaaaaaa).

Ahhhh I love Old Gregg! "Some say he's half man, half fish. Others say it's more of a seventy-thirty split, but whatever the percentage, he's one fishy bastard."

Parka, I recommend you watch "Electro". Definitely one the funniest Boosh episodes going, and it's not quite as mental as Old Gregg. It's also got the best song they've ever written.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:35 am UTC

yellie wrote:Parka, I recommend you watch "Electro". Definitely one the funniest Boosh episodes going, and it's not quite as mental as Old Gregg. It's also got the best song they've ever written.

Spoiler:
Despite Howard being 'violated' by a vacuum cleaner?
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Prole » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:50 am UTC

Have I got news for you is actually brilliant.

Basically british current affairs comedy quizshow.

It used to consist of paul merton and ian hislop + 2 random guests ripping it out of Angus deayton - the presenter.

Normally he was able to give as good as he got, he had great dry humour.

Then said presenter was caught in a coke and sex scandal.

Cue one the funniest half hour programmes on tv.

Its not quite as good now, Deayton left after that scandal and the guest presenters just aint the same.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:01 pm UTC

Yeah, but its funny when they take teh piss out of them. Like this week, when it was Anne Widdecome. *vomits*
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Prole » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:07 pm UTC

no-genius wrote:Yeah, but its funny when they take teh piss out of them. Like this week, when it was Anne Widdecome. *vomits*


That was great.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:54 pm UTC

AW: "this week, the missing words round come from I love cats magazine"
JC: "I subscribe to a similarly named publication"
AW: "Please don't elaborate"
JC: "It's called 'I adore cats'"

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Re: British Comedies

Postby dubsola » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:15 am UTC

yellie wrote:Parka, I recommend you watch "Electro". Definitely one the funniest Boosh episodes going, and it's not quite as mental as Old Gregg. It's also got the best song they've ever written.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:18 am UTC

The first Mighty Boosh episode I saw was The Fountain of Youth.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby loratwopointone » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:22 am UTC

The third series of the Mighty Boosh isn't that great so far. This saddens me.

I love Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Shooting Stars was amazing when it was on too. Vik Reeves and Bob Mortimer <3
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:43 am UTC

Don't forget 50's throwback Mark Lamarr :P

(or are you not talking about the original series?)
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Re: British Comedies

Postby loratwopointone » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:47 am UTC

No no no Mark Lemarr as well. I forgot about him somehow. Never Mind The Buzzcocks isn't the same without him and I miss Shooting Stars. Boo TV!
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:20 am UTC

Also: I have been re-watching The Office. fun times.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Kizyr » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:53 pm UTC

yellie wrote:
Kizyr wrote:UK version of The Office should be good as well, also a sitcom

This sentance saddens me. ):

Oh would you all get ahold of yourselves! I had to distinguish the US and UK versions somehow. How would you've done it? KF
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:16 pm UTC

Sorry, I don't consider An American Office to be a version so much as a poor imitation. It's like saying methadone is a version of heroin.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Morphing Ball » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:50 pm UTC

Kizyr wrote:
yellie wrote:
Kizyr wrote:UK version of The Office should be good as well, also a sitcom

This sentance saddens me. ):

Oh would you all get ahold of yourselves! I had to distinguish the US and UK versions somehow. How would you've done it? KF


Simply by saying "The Office" in the "British comedies" thread. You wouldn't be talking about the American perversion here unless you were really trying to upset people.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby parkaboy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:05 am UTC

i think i have to add Father Jack from Father Ted to my list of heroes.

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Jack: Feck off cup!


Ted: What's that your looking at, father?
Jack: What?!?!
Ted: Is that a film?
Jack: What?!!
Ted: Isn't that Kiefer Sutherland?
Jack: WHAT?!!?!
Ted: Is that Flatliners you are watching?
Jackt: WHAT?!?
Father Jose Fernandez: Is Father Jack a little short of hearing?
Jack: WHAT?!?
Ted: To be honest, he can hear quite well when he wants to. Watch this...Father Jack, would you like a brandy?
Jack: Yes please.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby xenuphobia » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:25 am UTC

Moss from The IT Crowd is my hero.

The IT Crowd wrote: Roy: Oh, you what, if you want to hear something really funny, a really funny story, you should hear what happened to Moss and I when we were so drunk in Amsterdam that Moss lost his glasses. Moss! Moss! Come here, come here. Tell them that story about when we were drunk in Amsterdam.
Moss: Really?
Roy: Yeah, yeah. Oh It's brilliant, this is a great story, you're gonna love it. I'm just gonna get another box of wine.
Office guy: Well, go on then.
Moss: All right. Well. One night we really drunk, and err... we were so drunk that we decided to hire prostitutes.
[the laughter falls silent. Jen spits out her drink]
But when they arrived at the hotel we were too scared to do anything so we brought them to a fair. They were really nice. In the end they only charged us half but we did have to pay for all the rides.
Roy: Haha! Oh isn't that just the best story.
Moss: You told me to never tell that story to anyone.
Roy: What are you talking about? That's a brilliant story and then you walked into the canal. Has it got to that part with the boat man?
Moss: Oh, you mean the story where I lost my glasses.
Roy: Yes. What story did you think I meant? Moss? What did you say? WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:43 am UTC

parkaboy wrote:OOo yeah Black Adder. i didnt like the war one so much, but they were both really good.


Really?

Also, has anyone mentioned My Hero?

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Janet: (sarcastically) Oh, good, I can sleep easy again.
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Piers: You wouldn't believe it. Lots of women I've been out with have had the same problem.
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Piers: Hmm. Great movie.
Mrs. Raven: Who's talking about the movie?


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Janet: You blew a policeman through a wall?
George: Yeah, well, I flew into the police station, and he said "Well, blow me!", so I did.
Janet: You're lucky that's all he said...


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George: A hooker? God, I love Rugby. (Speaks to woman) Arnie tells me your a hooker. It's a grand old game, very physical. Although I think more women should take it up.
Hooker: You do, do you?
George: Oh yes. Now for me, I prefer to watch. Right now, I have only seen men.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby sunkistbabe1 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:06 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Also, has anyone mentioned My Hero?


I must see this show now
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Nath » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:20 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Really?

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Postby parkaboy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:12 am UTC

ohhh i've seen a bit of My Hero. its cute ^__^ i will look up more soon
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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:24 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Also, has anyone mentioned My Hero?

No. No-one has mentioned My Hero. *shuns*
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Re: British Comedies

Postby The Spherical Cow » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:01 pm UTC

The first series of My Hero is ok. Nothing fantastic, but certainly has a few laughs. I wouldn't watch any of the later ones though.... my god, they are awful.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby Kizyr » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:49 pm UTC

Morphing Ball wrote:Simply by saying "The Office" in the "British comedies" thread. You wouldn't be talking about the American perversion here unless you were really trying to upset people.

If I really wanted to upset you, I would've said that the US version of Coupling was the better version. I wouldn't be able to live with myself afterwards, though. The US version of The Office, though, is at least good. I don't watch either version much, though, so I can't compare the two to say which one I'd like better.

Does anyone here watch My Family? It comes on too early for me to bother catching it when I get back from work, so I'm wondering what folks think of that. KF
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Re: British Comedies

Postby loratwopointone » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:50 pm UTC

Kizyr wrote:Does anyone here watch My Family? It comes on too early for me to bother catching it when I get back from work, so I'm wondering what folks think of that. KF

It's okay but nothing spectacular. One of those shows that I will watch if it's on, but wouldn't go out of my way to see.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:38 pm UTC

What about the US version of Spaced? I think it's called Scrubs...

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Re: British Comedies

Postby no-genius » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:40 am UTC

Ha, don't even go there. I must avenge Simon Pegg. And spaced is awesome.

In any case, wouldn't the UK equivalent of scrubs be green wing? Green wing is much more awesome, though.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:46 pm UTC

I just meant Spaced and Scrubs were both very surreal comedies. I watched all of Spaced in two days a few months ago, and I don't think I've recovered. :)

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Re: British Comedies

Postby Rodan » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:54 am UTC

Spaced is ace. (heh.)

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Re: British Comedies

Postby Angelene » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:42 am UTC

Green Wing is leagues ahead of Scrubs.

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Re: British Comedies

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:34 am UTC

The last episode of series four is brilliant.
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Re: British Comedies

Postby Morphing Ball » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:41 am UTC

We watched it on Youtube, right? There's no way of getting one's hands on it here, of course. You'd have to import.

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Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:55 am UTC

Yes, we watched it on Youtube.
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