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Archie2K

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« Reply #120 on: 12-11-2002 16:53 »
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And dogs, where they beat each other up with nun-chuks, potted plants and the like. I actually thought those stunts were the least funny of the lot...

At least we're good at one sport eh!

TOTPD for moi!
Dr Bender

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« Reply #121 on: 12-12-2002 13:10 »

My favourite our:

Fawlty Towers,
On the buses,
Black Adder and there is a film called clockwise which is a comedy starring John Cleese. Belive me it had me in stiches in some parts.
Impossible

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« Reply #122 on: 12-12-2002 15:58 »

I have seen Clockwise - it is a hilarious film.
Juliet

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« Reply #123 on: 12-12-2002 17:15 »
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I like The League of gentlemen which is on right now.

Harry Enfield is funny.

aslate

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« Reply #124 on: 12-12-2002 19:55 »

The League of Gentlemen? That's a grey area. It's hillariously funny at times, and then it's just boring and pathetic. I never got into it too much, but liked it (a bit).
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #125 on: 12-12-2002 20:03 »
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My favourite Brit-coms are:

Fawlty Towers - possibly my favourite TV show of all time

Black Adder - The third and fourth parts in particular

Red Dwarf - Series 3, 4 and 5

Bottom - Pretty much all that I have seen.  Apparently the newer ones aren't that great

Are you being Served? - I have a soft spot for that one.

Mr. Bean - In small doses can be quite funny.

After reviewing the other posts more closely I have to add:

Benny Hill - How could I forget Benny?

Vicar Of Dibley - Anything with Dawn French, like Murder Most Horrid.  Can't stand that Saunders woman though.

I also like Tracey Ullman.  She can do so many characters and they're all different.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #126 on: 12-12-2002 20:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
I have seen Clockwise - it is a hilarious film.

Clockwise is excellent, and the train station bit was filmed in Hull!

Melllvar

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« Reply #127 on: 12-12-2002 20:30 »

I liked the first and second seasons of League Of Gentlemen, the last one was a bit weird.

I have the videos of the "Bad News" episodes of "The Comic Strip Presents....."  So good!
Dr Bender

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« Reply #128 on: 12-13-2002 02:56 »

I liked just the first season of league of gentleman. To be honost the last season of it was just a piece of junk.
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« Reply #129 on: 12-13-2002 15:09 »

w00t!!

Monty Pyton's Flying Circus is re-running on Irish TV on Monday nights!!

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Gotta get me Fawlty Towers and Blackadder on DVD, but is Blackadder season 1 worth getting? I never liked it much.
I reckon it's cheaper to buy them all as a set and not just seasons 2-4?

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Impossible

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« Reply #130 on: 12-14-2002 06:23 »

Have I Got News For You was presented by Charles Kennedy last night. I kept laughing whenever they showed that bowling clip!
dadbot

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« Reply #131 on: 12-14-2002 06:30 »

will have to watch the HIGNFY rerun tonight - Melllvar's also recommended it.  It will have to go some way to match the legendary Boris Johnson episode the other week.  Worst comedy this year has to be the excruciating TLC, the best is the return of Alan Partridge.
Impossible

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« Reply #132 on: 12-14-2002 06:45 »

I have watched TLC, but it doesn't really make me laugh as much as other shows.


The one and only Boris Johnson!
dadbot

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« Reply #133 on: 12-14-2002 06:58 »

Boris rules !
Impossible

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« Reply #134 on: 12-14-2002 07:00 »

"We're going to kick Blair's butt!"
dadbot

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« Reply #135 on: 12-14-2002 07:15 »

it turned into kiss Blair's butt in the end !
Be interesting to see who they choose for host next year.  Let's hope to god it's not Johnny 'could I be less funny' Vaughan.  I read a review of the DVD that said Sandi Torsvig almost got the job originally - scary
Impossible

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« Reply #136 on: 12-14-2002 07:22 »

I don't think they ever will find a host. It is good to see someone different presenting it everyweek.
dadbot

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« Reply #137 on: 12-14-2002 07:32 »

Melllvar's just told me that his dad thinks the BBC are trying to get Angus back for the next series.  It kinda makes sense, as the reason he was sacked was because he was making the news every week.  There hasn't been anything written about him for weeks now and by the time the show returns, it'll been almost forgotten about.  Todays news, tomorrows chip paper.
Dr Bender

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« Reply #138 on: 12-14-2002 08:41 »

Who does everyone think will be chosen. ( If anyone does )
aslate

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« Reply #139 on: 12-14-2002 09:08 »

 
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Originally posted by dadbot:
Melllvar's just told me that his dad thinks the BBC are trying to get Angus back for the next series.  It kinda makes sense, as the reason he was sacked was because he was making the news every week.  There hasn't been anything written about him for weeks now and by the time the show returns, it'll been almost forgotten about.  Todays news, tomorrows chip paper.

I'd love Angus to return. The hosts they've had have been great, but they've mainly been great auto-cue readers (except Boris, he was a shit auto-cue reader, which was so funny!).
The problem is i can see 'Angus' Return to the BBC' and then the whole thing re-starting if they do!

Melllvar

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« Reply #140 on: 12-14-2002 09:28 »

I'd love Angus to return also.  I think Dadbot (and my Dad) may be right.  The whole episode concerning him will have died down to nothing by the time the new series starts.

I'd vote to bring him back.  None of the presenters (apart from maybe Merton) have been much more than a novelty for me.  Although I did enjoy last nights.
Guy

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« Reply #141 on: 12-14-2002 09:43 »

The British Comedy Awards are tonight, in case anyone cares.
dadbot

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« Reply #142 on: 12-14-2002 10:47 »

I'm hoping Phoenix Nights wins best comedy.  Good thing is, it's live so I'm hopeful for something controversial that can never be shown again.
Impossible

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« Reply #143 on: 12-14-2002 13:26 »

I loved Phoenix Nights. I hope The Office wins an award as well. And the Kumars.
Juliet

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« Reply #144 on: 12-14-2002 14:51 »

I'm looking forward on watching The British Comedy Awards
burn_prom_girl

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« Reply #145 on: 12-15-2002 02:23 »

Earlier big train
and spaced are my favourites
dadbot

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« Reply #146 on: 12-15-2002 03:34 »

So many good things about the comedy awards last night:-
Graham Norton & Eddie Izzard taunting Jonathan Ross for not winning (again!)
Angus back so soon
Kathy Burke using up the quota of swearing within the first half hour
Johnny Vegas' rant, which completely stole the thunder from that non entity from My Family
Peter Kay winning the best writer & people's choice awards

only bad thing was Leslie Neilson, who was just a bit odd.
Zed 85

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« Reply #147 on: 12-15-2002 04:20 »

[Zoidberg]I missed it![/Z]  frown

Nuts.
Anyway, I read in The Sun, quite by accident (bloody hell, don't usually read The Sun) that Jeremy Clarkson will host HIGNFY on the 20th. That'll be good just for the novelty.  big grin
Impossible

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« Reply #148 on: 12-15-2002 09:18 »

Johnny Vegas was hilarious! "Enjoy the moment, like coca-cola!" I also found Graham Norton quite funny, especially when he was licking his award and going "Its sooooo goood!". When Angus Deayton came on to present an award, I didn't realise until then how much I missed him presenting HIGNFY!
Juliet

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« Reply #149 on: 12-15-2002 13:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Johnny Vegas was hilarious! "Enjoy the moment, like coca-cola!" I also found Graham Norton quite funny, especially when he was licking his award and going "Its sooooo goood!". When Angus Deayton came on to present an award, I didn't realise until then how much I missed him presenting HIGNFY!

Johnny Vegas was acting like a Child.  Anyway I didn't like him. I am so happy that Kathy Burke has won an award. I liked her in from gimme gimme gimme.

Mitsui

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« Reply #150 on: 12-15-2002 14:14 »

Jack Dee seemed a bit err, pissed, as did the guy who came up to the stage to collect the Phoenix Nights award. Jack Dee was funny but some people might not have quite seen it that way.
Archie2K

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« Reply #151 on: 12-15-2002 17:27 »

Watching the alternate hosts of HIGNFY makes me realise how hard it is to read an autocue. Merton did a good job but he's funnier ad-libbing, so he;s out. Boris was a good novelty but I doubt he'd make (or be allowed to be) a regular presenter.

Clarkson might be interesting... he needs to be on TV more.

Anyway I hope they do bring back Angus when he stops making the headlines.
MelBee

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« Reply #152 on: 12-16-2002 18:08 »

The best thing about Angus was the way Merton could so easily take the piss out of him. Good on-screen 'chemistry' I guess.

Jeremy Clarkson should never, ever be on TV again... I hate that man.

And Johnny Vegas is classic. Did anyone see Room 101, where he went on about this chat site called Beauty's Castle? He said he'd once spent about 30 hours on it at once (something like that) and got so into it that he 'installed' Guinness at the bar there. I love his quirky, sometimes self-deprecating humour.
Juliet

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« Reply #153 on: 12-18-2002 09:41 »

When Ab Fab was on I use to love it. They should make more then just seris 4. Anyway I'm going to watch The Ab Fab christmas special.


Tweek

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« Reply #154 on: 12-18-2002 10:06 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
Jeremy Clarkson should never, ever be on TV again... I hate that man.

No, Clarkson is cool, one of the funniest guys on TV, he should be on more.
MelBee

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« Reply #155 on: 12-18-2002 11:17 »
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Originally posted by Tweek:
  No, Clarkson is cool, one of the funniest guys on TV, he should be on more.

You are so, so wrong I can't even begin to explain... If I ever see him in the street, I'll be running him over.

Nothing about him is funny (apart from his hair).

But, you know, whatever floats your boat.
Archie2K

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« Reply #156 on: 12-18-2002 15:10 »

Maybe its a macho car blokey thing... I love the way he takes the piss out of anything and everything with such ease and poetry. Plus his hair and 90 year old jeans. Whether he makes a good HIGNFY presenter remains to be seen.

And please do explain. Rants are funny.
winna

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« Reply #157 on: 12-18-2002 16:26 »

My favs are:

Blackadder

Red Dwarf

and Monty Python  (but those are all to be expected)

I actually liked the first two seasons of Blackadder best and I hate Mr. Bean, Blackadder so kicks it's ASS!

To those whom I have loved...
Melllvar

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« Reply #158 on: 12-20-2002 08:27 »
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I borrowed both seasons of Spaced on DVD and I can't seem to stop watching them.  I love all of homages and references.  So good.

Most of the second season refers to how much Tim hates Phantom Menace.

Tim: Jar Jar Binks made the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft.
Zed 85

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« Reply #159 on: 12-20-2002 08:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Tim: Jar Jar Binks made the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft.

 laff Yeah I love Spaced too, such a great series, yet overlooked by many people...


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