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nerdlingus

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« Reply #480 on: 03-29-2004 13:15 »

*pulls knife out of back*

I will watch some more then.  wink

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Bushmeister

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« Reply #481 on: 03-29-2004 13:30 »
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I expected OFAH to win, although Dad's Army and Blackadder were my favourites. I made sure to check what they said about Red Dwarf in the run up to the final ten on the night but instead of spendning five minutes extolling its virtues, they spent all the time explaining who the characters were. Poo.
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« Reply #482 on: 03-29-2004 14:03 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
I dont Like Fawlty Towers It annoys me. I wish I knew more about yes minister but it was before my time.

Same here, however thankfully it was a present for my dad on DVD, now we've got Yes Minister on DVD and i'm hoping to get the Yes Prime Minister DVDs soon. I voted for it, but knew it wouldn't beat OFAH and Fawlty Towers.

Although i don't hate Vicar Of Dibley, it doesn't deserve to be in the top 10 and be above shows such as Red Dwarf.

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« Reply #483 on: 03-29-2004 15:16 »

The vicar of Dibley got to the top cos of Johnny Depp.  love

Only fools + horses sucks.
Melllvar

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« Reply #484 on: 03-29-2004 15:17 »

I think the total monopoly of the BBC Shows in the top ten is what grates most.

Oh, and for the argument against The Good Life, I'd always leave it to Vyvyan from The Young Ones to make my argument for me:

NO!! No! We're not watching the bloody Good Life!! Bloody bloody bloody!! I hate it!! It's so bloody nice! Felicity 'Treacle' Kendall and Richard 'Sugar-Flavored-Snot' Briars!! What do they do now?! Chocolate bloody Button ads, that's what!! They're just a couple of reactionary stereotypes, confirming the myth that everyone in Britain is a lovable, middle-class eccentric - and I - HATE - THEM!!

Now there's a sitcom which should've placed higher.
catindisguise

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« Reply #485 on: 03-29-2004 15:22 »

I agree with everything melllvar just said.

If only good shows were on more often. Curse you BBC! :shakes fist:
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« Reply #486 on: 03-29-2004 15:36 »

Well the show for a start was rigged to have only BBC sitcoms.
Black books didn't gone on enough really.
OFAH proably does deserve to win on the grounds of going on so long, without obviously getting really stale I mean the fact is it wasn't so sitcomish so it doesn't run out of wacky situations to put the characters into.
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« Reply #487 on: 03-29-2004 16:12 »

I'm Outraged, Blackadder, Young Ones and Monty Python were outranked by a crappy 1970's cockney comedy. I hate you, BBC.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #488 on: 03-29-2004 16:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
I think the total monopoly of the BBC Shows in the top ten is what grates most.

Yeah! It was a bit obvious wasn't it.
Why the Office wasn't on the poll I don't know. (unless I missed some)

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« Reply #489 on: 03-29-2004 16:44 »

The Office was there, but somewhere in the 20s I think.
Impossible

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« Reply #490 on: 03-29-2004 16:45 »

The Office was no.25  smile
nerdlingus

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« Reply #491 on: 03-29-2004 16:51 »

Then the show was as bad as the people who voted on it (maybe I should've voted, might have made a difference..*cough*).
catindisguise

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« Reply #492 on: 04-01-2004 10:55 »

Black Books is on tonight!

:dances:

That has now become on of my favourite shows!  love But I MUST get my stupid lazy father to record it. I'm out when its on  cry
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« Reply #493 on: 04-01-2004 16:15 »

 
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Although i don't hate Vicar Of Dibley, it doesn't deserve to be in the top 10 and be above shows such as Red Dwarf.

I agree, I'm sure it was helped by being on BBC1, I think all the top ones have been shown on BBC1 at some time, meaning more people are likely to have seen them than the shows only on BBC2 or Channel Four, off the top of my head I can't think of any sitcoms that were on ITV I'm sure they must have had a few just nothing that memorable.

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« Reply #494 on: 04-01-2004 16:23 »

ITV don't really do sitcoms though do they?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #495 on: 04-01-2004 16:48 »

They do "Hardware" at the moment. Unless of course you meant "good sitcoms"?
catindisguise

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« Reply #496 on: 04-01-2004 18:31 »

Did anyone see Black Books?

I missed half of it  frown But the part I saw was funny  big grin
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #497 on: 04-01-2004 18:50 »

I saw it. Manny covered in cards was just the best! Brilliant!  laff
Lurrr

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« Reply #498 on: 04-01-2004 18:52 »

I also caught only the last half of it. What I saw was great stuff though.

I also loved the Father Ted episode afterwards, as it was one I haven't seen before. With Father Damien and his whistle-thieving ways  laff
catindisguise

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« Reply #499 on: 04-01-2004 19:06 »

I've seen the trailer for the latest episodes of Black Books and I've read about them on the net. They look really funny.  big grin

Manny: Lets paaaaaaaaaaaar-
Bernard: DON'T YOU DARE USE THE WORD PARTY AS A VERB IN MY SHOP!
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« Reply #500 on: 04-02-2004 04:46 »

Black Books was good last night  smile Manny's "book coat" was brilliant!

Father Ted was good too. I lovd Dougal's quote "Ah, I love egg Mrs Doyle! Infact sometimes I think I'll eat so much that I'll turn into an egg!"  laff
nerdlingus

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« Reply #501 on: 04-02-2004 05:30 »

Doh!

Missed it again.

Either way, does anyone know what the Father Ted episode was called where at the end scene he is waving through his window looking like Hitler?
Its my fav episode!

Bushmeister

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« Reply #502 on: 04-02-2004 11:37 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
Manny: Lets paaaaaaaaaaaar-
Bernard: DON'T YOU DARE USE THE WORD PARTY AS A VERB IN MY SHOP!

Yeah, it was great yesterday, that line had me cracking up.

Coilette

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« Reply #503 on: 04-02-2004 13:04 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
Doh!

Missed it again.

Either way, does anyone know what the Father Ted episode was called where at the end scene he is waving through his window looking like Hitler?
Its my fav episode!


I think it's called 'Are you right there father Ted?', Series 3.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #504 on: 04-08-2004 18:11 »

Just saw this week's Black Books and I have to admit it was a big disappointment. The whole traveller-guy plot was annoying and didn't have any particularly good jokes to go with it: rather it had Bill and Tamsin overacting at every possible opportunity, which isn't particularly funny. The whole cat plot and Bernard (with his special biscuit and his "No wages for 7 years" form) saved it from being totally worthless. Still, not good...  hmpf
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« Reply #505 on: 04-08-2004 20:12 »

Yeah, the first time I catch it this series and I was wondering what the hell all the hubbub was about.
But killing cats with a rifle is always fun!  big grin
Lurrr

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« Reply #506 on: 04-09-2004 11:06 »

Damn, missed Black Books last night! Ah well, looks like I didn't miss much.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #507 on: 04-09-2004 11:10 »

I must get hold of the first/second series DVDs at some point, because I remember the show being greater than it has been so far this series.  hmpf
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« Reply #508 on: 04-09-2004 11:22 »

You can get the Season 1 DVD from Barnes & Noble for $12. It has excellent commentaries for every episode and a 6.5-minute blooper reel.

"The place is filthy. You've got molluscs on the pipes!"
"What of it?"
"It's just that traditionally, they live in the sea."

My favourite is the episode where Manny ingests the Little Book of Calm and starts radiating. He's got a white robe, long hair, a beard and a white glow, then the religious doorknockers arrive.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #509 on: 04-09-2004 13:26 »

Damn, missed Black Books last night. These holidays really mess up my tracking of time. From what is said here though doesn't look like I missed out on much.
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« Reply #510 on: 04-09-2004 14:15 »

Missed BB last night. Mouse on Venus I know that at least in my local Virgin Megastores they have on offer on series 1 and 2.

Incidentlly it appears 'The Day Today' and series 1 and 2 of Big Train are to be released on DVD.
Coilette

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« Reply #511 on: 04-09-2004 14:16 »

Did anyone catch Father Ted last night? He and Doogle entered the Eurovision Song Contest.
 It came a close second to Teds Window Hitler.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #512 on: 04-09-2004 14:20 »

My Lovely Horse?  laff

"Take this sugar cube babe, you know you want it."

That's a great one.
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« Reply #513 on: 04-09-2004 14:22 »

"Just play the f*cking note!"
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« Reply #514 on: 04-09-2004 14:57 »

Coilette, it's Dougal, not some new internet search engine!!  tongue

I'd also like to point out that Father Ted is really more Irish than British comedy.
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« Reply #515 on: 04-09-2004 16:01 »

My lovely horse
running through the field
where are you going
with your fetlocks blowing in the wind.
brilliantly sung by Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy by the way.

I have the season 2 DVD's and have season 3 on VHS
My favourite has to be chirpy burpy cheep sheep.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #516 on: 04-09-2004 16:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2004 16:52 »

Oh, that was Divine Comedy singing that was it? Wow, good job. (btw FazeShift, I already knew they did the theme tune, thanks  tongue)

Dougal - "Ted, have you seen my record collection?"
Ted - *picks up record* "It's here Dougal. And by the way, you have to have more than one record for it to be a record collection. What you have is a record."
 
Classic stuff.   big grin
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« Reply #517 on: 04-09-2004 17:35 »

Divine Comedy also did the theme music.
Coilette

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« Reply #518 on: 04-09-2004 17:52 »

In the many years I've watched Father Ted I don't think I've ever learnt how to spell Dougal.... I have now.
 
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #519 on: 04-09-2004 19:45 »

That reminds me actually - back in school I used to have arguments with this other guy about what Father Jack said in the episode with the three bishops visiting. As you all know, Father Jack's line is "That would be an ecumenical matter", but this other guy insisted that it was "economical matter". And I never did get the chance to prove him wrong to his face. The git.

Anyways, who didn't love that anecdote?  cool
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