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DrThunder88

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« Reply #40 on: 02-22-2002 13:20 »

I used to catch some old stuff on PBS, but now I rarely see any British comedy.
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« Reply #41 on: 02-23-2002 03:10 »

I hate that Mr Cresote scene from MP and tMoL.  puke It's gross. I do like the church scene at the school, as well as the rugby match between the masters and the boys. And the machine that goes 'ping' I also love the protestant rant and the marching up and down the square bit.  laff
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« Reply #42 on: 02-23-2002 06:24 »
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  wink

Officer -  "The truth is that Britain will always need an army and may God strike me down if we didn't."
*KABOOM*

*God's hand disappears back behind cloud*

Sergeant Major - "WHAT'S THE MATTER?! HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE HAND OF GOD BEFORE!?!"

  laff
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« Reply #43 on: 06-30-2002 20:02 »

I need a site that has episode transcripts for Fawlty Towers (fot my English). Can anyone help?
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« Reply #44 on: 06-30-2002 21:40 »

 http://www.montypython.net/  should do ya for any other scripts EXCEPT Fawlty Towers dagnammit!

I searched but alas, I only believe they're published in books.

Buy your own killer rabbit plush toy:

Seriously apparently!

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« Reply #45 on: 07-01-2002 04:18 »

There is a script for the first episode here they don't have the others though.
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« Reply #46 on: 07-01-2002 04:45 »

As a kid, I liked Dad's army, and God forgive me Benny Hill.

I liked Mister Bean , but later I got tired of them after the endless reruns.

the rest of the list, in random order:
-Blackadder
-Smack The Pony
-Big Train
-most of Monty Python 's work (I haven't seen all of it yet)


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« Reply #47 on: 07-01-2002 05:14 »

Brass Eye.  The funniest thing EVER!

Enough said.

M.
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« Reply #48 on: 07-01-2002 11:07 »

Thta program is sick beyond beleif.
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« Reply #49 on: 07-01-2002 11:08 »

Smack the Pony I love, BTW
aslate

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« Reply #50 on: 07-01-2002 12:15 »

Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #51 on: 07-01-2002 13:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Lesotho_Leela:
That program is sick beyond belief.
But also very funny  laff


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« Reply #52 on: 07-01-2002 13:38 »

I like Monty Python, Red Dwarf, black adder and the Young Ones
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« Reply #53 on: 07-01-2002 14:14 »

MY Hero, Black Books, Red Dwarf, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley, Smack The Pony, Trigger Happy TV etc etc etc.
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« Reply #54 on: 07-02-2002 14:54 »

Brass Eye is not funny at all, it takes tasteless jokes over the line, I think that guy who does it should be given a taste of his own medicine along the lines of being raped by blind homosexual hemaphrodite mutant goat's who were abused by their parent goats.
I try to see the best in everyone but I couldn't see any good points about that guy.

Love to hit him over the head with a rusty shovel.
For hours.

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« Reply #55 on: 07-02-2002 16:18 »

I have seen old episodes of The Day Today (that is a very funny program), and I have heard that Brass Eye is a more contorversial version of that program, however it just looks sick to me. I will reserve judgement until I have seen it, but I don't have high hopes because of the person who recommended it to me.

Great British comedy: Driving School - Maureen  laff  laff
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« Reply #56 on: 07-02-2002 16:55 »

In some Brass Eye episodes (you probably know which ones) you DO feel that Chris Morris MAY have gone to far.  Although not that far removed from Day Today (albeit, with a little more controvertial subject matter).

However, he's giving it to crappy minor celebrity publicity junkies who are too stupid to see the wood for the trees.

I mean, what do they pay their researchers for?  Smoking?  The clues that it's a hoax are in everything they read!  That's what makes it funny for me.

"Cake, is a MADE-UP drug!"
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« Reply #57 on: 10-13-2002 23:21 »
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::Resurrects this thread::

Phoenix Nights

Classic, absolutely classic.

Quote from Second Series:

Madame Zelda: To hear your fortune, first you must cross my palm with gold.
Woman: Gold?
Madame Zelda: One pound, love.
Women: There you go.
Madame Zelda: Thanks, love.  Now you must ask your two questions.
Woman: Two questions for one pound, that's expensive isn't it?
Madame Zelda: It is love, and your second question....?

  laff
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« Reply #58 on: 10-14-2002 06:36 »

I like Red Dwarf, and Bottom. Oh how I use to love The Brittas Empire. I grow up likeing that episode. I have seen every episode.

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« Reply #59 on: 10-14-2002 06:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
In some Brass Eye episodes (you probably know which ones) you DO feel that Chris Morris MAY have gone to far.  Although not that far removed from Day Today (albeit, with a little more controvertial subject matter).

However, he's giving it to crappy minor celebrity publicity junkies who are too stupid to see the wood for the trees.

I mean, what do they pay their researchers for?  Smoking?  The clues that it's a hoax are in everything they read!  That's what makes it funny for me.

"Cake, is a MADE-UP drug!"

I hate Brass eye. it's kind the show that upsets people like me. I saw it once and they were on about haveing sex with kids and it sickens me. Didn't they baned the show?

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« Reply #60 on: 10-14-2002 10:36 »

I don't think Brass Eye has been banned, in fact the "paedophile" one has been repeated since all the fuss, it wasn't really about that anyway but the way the media deals with it.
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« Reply #61 on: 10-14-2002 11:24 »

Nah, the Paedophiles episode wasn't and isn't banned. In fact, the ITC's complaint about this episode was that there was a brief reference to a real paedophile (Sidney Cook), and if that wasn't in the episode, there would have been no ITC complaint at all.
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« Reply #62 on: 10-14-2002 12:26 »

How did I miss this thread first time round. I love British comedy.
I love Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, Ab Fab, Bottom, The Young Ones, Brittas Empire, Father Ted, Trigger Happy TV, Mr Bean some others that I've probably missed out  smile

I also hear REALLY good things about the Monty Python films. I haven't seen any yet but I'd love to watch one. From what you guys are saying, they seem really funny  smile
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« Reply #63 on: 10-14-2002 12:35 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
I also hear REALLY good things about the Monty Python films. I haven't seen any yet but I'd love to watch one. From what you guys are saying, they seem really funny   smile

What?!  Go watch them now!  Life Of Brian and Holy Grail are absolute classics!

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« Reply #64 on: 10-14-2002 14:11 »

I have the Monty Python films on tape somewhere. They can cheer me up any day!   big grin
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« Reply #65 on: 10-14-2002 14:16 »

I probably mentioned it on the first page but Spaced has to be the funniest program ever. Not just in Britain!

Other great shows which are actually being shown at the moment are The Office, on Mondays, BBC 10-00, and Coupling, Mondays, BBC, 9-30.
Coupling isnt that good, but it's OK. The Office is great though, I almost made a thread about it but resisted when I saw this.
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« Reply #66 on: 10-14-2002 14:21 »

I've started to watch The Office and Phoenix Nights (when it was on) and they are both good comedies.

Anyone else remember 'Black Books' on C4?
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« Reply #67 on: 10-14-2002 14:29 »

We've played a few Working Men's Clubs with the band, and it's exactly like Phoenix Nights.
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« Reply #68 on: 10-14-2002 14:32 »

Yeah I remember Black Books. Again Id say it was average, then again Ive only seen the 2nd series, which apparently wasnt as good as the first series.

Bill Baily is a genius though.
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« Reply #69 on: 10-14-2002 14:42 »

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is on tonight - comedy and quiz.

That reminds me - Have I got News for You is on on friday  big grin
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« Reply #70 on: 10-14-2002 18:10 »

There's been a lot of talk about Brass Eye, but no one's mentioned Jam, Morris's other show that started on the radio and went to tv a couple of years back.  This is about 10 times more disturbing than Brass Eye and puts you in that unnerving position of not knowing whether you should laugh or turn off.
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« Reply #71 on: 10-14-2002 18:19 »

I've got the "Blue Jam" CD - which is very disturbing.

Obviously, I'm a big Chris Morris fan, and will defend his work, because I've always thought the stuff he does is funny.  I've got most of the stuff he's put out:

On The Hour, The Day Today, Brass Eye and Blue Jam - on one format or another. 

I remember his Radio One show, where he got the guy on a mobile phone to hassle a Cambridge Taxi Driver, hilarious - I got that on tape somewhere.
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« Reply #72 on: 10-15-2002 13:45 »

 
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Hey, i'm half Irish! There used to be loads of great British comedies but now they are all cancelled and there are no new decent ones!

I think the only newdecent comedy is my family. smile
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« Reply #73 on: 10-15-2002 13:52 »

Yea, My Family is really funny, but there aren't enough new ones about.
Note the date of that post for lack of new ones, My Family was't about then.
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« Reply #74 on: 10-15-2002 14:17 »

I love My Family! It's about the only comedy show me and my parents both laugh at.

Any show with Vic & Bob in it makes me laugh  smile
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« Reply #75 on: 11-29-2002 21:00 »

Man My Family isn't that show about that retarded kid and the mixed race family and Jasper Carrot? I hope for your sake it's not.
Anyway here's a brief list of the best britsih comedies ever(Most bein mentioned before)

Black Adder (Cept the first one. The third one was the best, the millenium one was a bit crap as well)
Red Dwarf (New ones are a bit sketch though)
The New Statesman (surprised no ones mention this already)
League of Gentlemen
Alan Partrich (Esp I'm Alan Partridge)
Fawlty Towers (Of course, probably the best)
Father Ted (This is actually a British comedy even though it's made by and stars Irish people because the channel that producsd it is British(Channel4) Sad thing is RTE(Irish channel) were first approached to make this show but turned it down. Fucking Morons)
Bottom (funnier than the young ones. Last seiries was a bit sketch though)
Jam(As mentioned)
A bit of Fry and Laurie
Monthy Python
The Fast Show(Has it's moments)
The Comic Strip Presents (Man this was a class series. Don't know if anyone has seen it but it was Rick Mayell and aid edmunson and all that crowd, Nigel planner, french and saunders etc. Anyway they use to make these kind of mini comedy films. The best were the two spoof documentries about the band "Bad News". Funny shit. I'd recommend everyone to see the two. They also spoofed The Famous 5. Also very funny.)Okay that's enough from me for the mo. Take care.



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« Reply #76 on: 11-30-2002 04:48 »

Boris Johnson MP hosting HIGNFY was absolutely fantastic.  laff

Roll on Charles Kennedy  big grin
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« Reply #77 on: 11-30-2002 05:34 »

No, 'My Family' is the one with the Harper family. It has Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker in it.

Zed, I have to agree with you! Boris was brilliant at hosting HIGNFY! The audience actually laughed quite a lot, which they hadn't done for weeks. I loved the "We're going to kick Blair's butt!" referances!
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« Reply #78 on: 11-30-2002 06:25 »
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Any show with Vic & Bob in it makes me laugh    smile

Ah yes, The smell of Reeves and Mortimer, and Shooting Stars!! You forgetting Charlie Chuck   laff
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« Reply #79 on: 11-30-2002 06:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
Boris Johnson MP hosting HIGNFY was absolutely fantastic.   laff

Roll on Charles Kennedy   big grin

Oh God! Had me laughing like mad  laff !
It was so funny because he's so 'simple'. Don't think he's do well as a permanent host, but it'll be funny every-so-often.
I like this host rotate thing, it's quite good.

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