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PEE Poll: best british comedy
Blackadder   -16 (15.5%)
Father ted   -15 (14.6%)
Monty Pythons flying circus   -30 (29.1%)
Absolutley fabulous   -1 (1%)
Red dwarf   -21 (20.4%)
Mr bean   -6 (5.8%)
Fawlty towers   -3 (2.9%)
Dinner ladies   -0 (0%)
how can you make me choose?   -9 (8.7%)
I dont like/ know any of these   -2 (1.9%)
Total Voters: 101

missBender

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« Reply #120 on: 05-23-2004 13:59 »

What about Little Britain or Catterick?
(if anyone watches BBCThree that is!)

3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #121 on: 05-23-2004 14:33 »

How can you make me choose between Blackadder and Monty Python? Honestly!
My heart is split in two.  frown
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #122 on: 05-23-2004 14:40 »

I voted for Red Dwarf, but Monty Python is a close second for me. Mr. Bean is also good. I don't much care for Blackadder
Coilette

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« Reply #123 on: 05-23-2004 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by missBender:
What about Little Britain or Catterick?
(if anyone watches BBCThree that is!)


This thread was started in 2001, so they hadn't been made. But Little Britain is great none the less.

Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #124 on: 05-23-2004 16:12 »

My vote definately for Monty Python's Flying Circus! Got all the episodes on DVD! Go me! But all the rest are good as well! Except i'm not that keen on Absolutely Fabulous!
Spacedal11

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« Reply #125 on: 05-23-2004 17:34 »

What about Whose Line Is It Anyway? that's the best!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #126 on: 05-23-2004 17:35 »

Yes, but not the British version.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #127 on: 05-23-2004 19:23 »

I guess...hey Morberg I like the new avatar.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #128 on: 05-23-2004 20:44 »

The British version was better, who the hell wants to hear an American audience laugh or see Drew Carey?
He's just stalking Ryan Stiles from his own show!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #129 on: 05-23-2004 21:26 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
The British version was better, who the hell wants to hear an American audience laugh

Americans

 
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or see Drew Carey?

Okay... you've made your point.

Thanks Spacedal, I like my avatar too. Birdbot made it for me.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #130 on: 05-24-2004 17:15 »

Ok I was wrong. The American Whose Line? is way better. I mean you don't get Robin Williams, Richard Simons, or Miss America in britain! It's so funny!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #131 on: 05-24-2004 19:51 »

I think I can speak for Britain and say: "Thank God chappies."
David A

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« Reply #132 on: 05-24-2004 22:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
I mean you don't get Robin Williams, Richard Simons, or Miss America in britain!

Pffft.  You don't get Tony Slattery, Mike McShane, or Josie Lawrence on the American version.

Also, Clive Anderson was a better host, because he had the good sense to stay behind his desk instead of putting himself in the show.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #133 on: 05-25-2004 05:10 »

 
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Originally posted by missBender:
(if anyone watches BBCThree that is!)

Have you seen Monkey Dust? Has anyone seen Monkey Dust?

Its pretty good. Dark too.

Coilette

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« Reply #134 on: 05-25-2004 12:38 »

Monkey Dust is very funny.

dont forget to say 'You've got lovely hair'
aslate

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« Reply #135 on: 05-25-2004 18:02 »

I didn't like Monkey Dust, probably too surreal and dark for my tastes.
leelaholic

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« Reply #136 on: 05-25-2004 18:22 »

Why, Mr. Bean, of course.
Tramp

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« Reply #137 on: 05-27-2004 15:08 »

where is little britain or the office??
not there so i had to vote for Monty Python
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #138 on: 05-27-2004 15:15 »

This thread was made in September 2001, when those shows didn't exist.
That is why I am your king!!
Tramp

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« Reply #139 on: 05-27-2004 15:36 »

if ur such a king make a new thread
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #140 on: 05-27-2004 18:10 »

Eh, that was a Holy Grail reference that apparently just flew over your head...

And if any mods are listening:
Is this thread replacing this one?
Tramp

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« Reply #141 on: 05-28-2004 11:22 »

sorry i am not as perfect as you. you are now my new role model....when i am older i want to be just like you (a tosser)
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #142 on: 05-28-2004 13:41 »

Yay!
Another teen with angst coming out the wazoo!!  love  big grin
You'll fit right in.
kiffan

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« Reply #143 on: 06-14-2004 09:56 »
« Last Edit on: 10-25-2004 00:00 »

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS!
duh duh and dubble duh.   love
 
edit: just saw fawtly towers. hit my head on the bookshelf and had multiple heart atacks.  I will have to wach it more to build up an imunity. (m. p. still better)
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(Sigh). Yes sir.
Krokei

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« Reply #144 on: 07-05-2005 10:53 »

Davey was right, bumping is in order.

They're all quite good, but the closest call is between Blackadder and Father Ted... Father Ted it is. I think Dougal generally beats Baldrick.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #145 on: 07-05-2005 10:56 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2005 10:56 »

 
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Originally posted by missBender:
What about Little Britain or Catterick?
(if anyone watches BBCThree that is!)

She's right but i voted Red Dwarf. Another should be Bottom. Thats a funny one.

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #146 on: 07-05-2005 11:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2005 11:00 »

... This thread is old. And was made before Little Britain existed.
The only reason I know this has been bumped is the email notification. Damn email notification.
Edit:
I just read through this thread.
1. I realise Father Ted is not British. I just thought it was so hilarious it deserved to be there. Also, some of the humour is very similar. Also, Brit writers.
2. When I made this poll I was going thorugh a Dinnerladies phase. Please, shut up already.
3. I haven't seen Only Fools and Horses since I was young- it just reminds me of watching the ABC when little but as I can't actually remember the plots, I didn't include it on the list.
4. Goodness Gracious Me and Kumars at no 42 are both hilarious. I didn't know them/ they weren't made when I made this poll. It's from 2001. I live in Australia.
5. Same with Black Books, Little Britain, etal.
6. The Young Ones is better than Bottom. I couldn't fit them both on the poll, so you get nothing. Also, I forgot.
7. I don't know if that smart ass who made derivative comments about John Cleese is still around, but you're an ass.
8. I can make a new and shinier poll, but it will still have Red Dwarf, MP, Blackadder, Ab Fab, Father Ted (aha) on it. Also Fawlty Towers.
Custard

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« Reply #147 on: 07-05-2005 13:19 »

do it!!
Black books is legendary
cosmic J

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« Reply #148 on: 07-06-2005 07:10 »

Why bother?
Blackadder wins it, 4 seasons of magic!
The ones you're going to keep on the poll are good to.
Melllvar

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« Reply #149 on: 07-06-2005 08:12 »

Make the poll, but also include Spaced.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #150 on: 07-06-2005 11:33 »

Backing up a little, I like dark comedy so I hate Monkey Dust.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #151 on: 07-06-2005 11:43 »

I'll open the poll but what's spaced? i dont think England shows that or shows it on Digital that i don't have.
catindisguise

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« Reply #152 on: 07-06-2005 19:21 »

*spits out water all over screen*

Wha?!

Spaced is awesome, with Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (yes, she did do that god-awful "According to Bex" program, and yes, it made me cry, but that was a one off, I promise), it has to be one of the best British comedies ever. It has lots and lots of nerdy references, and was written and made by mostly the same people as Shaun of the Dead. You must have heard of that. Needless to say, it's great. It was made in 2001 and 2002 in Britain so it won't be on this poll. For more information: Spaced out.. It basically centres around two people in their 20s sharing a flat in London together and all their wacky adventures. Watch it. Now. It's probably on Paramount comedy in England, and I think they were showing reruns a while ago on terrestrial. You can pick up the dvds separately or in two different shiny shiny boxsets for quite low prices. It's worth it.

All of that shameless promotion out of the way, I'd have to say that I slightly prefer Black Books to Spaced. I just can't resist that loveable happy-go-lucky Irish scamp and his bearded fool. And that crazy woman who looks like a heron.

On the poll: Monty Python definitely. It set new bound of wackiness and insanity, and I've been watching it since I was about 5, so it was the first British comedy I got into. I didn't get all the jokes, but it's still the funniest thing I have ever seen. Also, being made years and years ago, it's still funny today. Why? Because it owns you.

My list of British comedies probably goes:
Monty Python
The Young Ones
Black Books
Blackadder
Spaced
Father Ted
Fawlty Towers

Bear in mind that after the first two the positions become very close, and I wuv them all equally really.  love
Monkey Dust is good too. I like the dark humour.

I can't stand Only Fools and Horses, how that won best British comedy I will never know. I also hate Little Britain. The jokes they make are funny...the first time around, but now, after having every "cool" person quoting Vicky bloody Pollard, it's definitely not funny. And Red Dwarf never really entertained me, although I can see why people like it.

Ok, long pointless rant over.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #153 on: 07-07-2005 02:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2005 02:34 »

I don't know what monkey dust or spaced is. The Office is quite funny, but seeing as they sold out to Americans who then proceeded to slaughter it by being American, I refuse to include them on the poll.
Spaced sounds great, though. I love Simon Pegg.
Little Britain is hilarious. Lucky I don't attend high school or anything similar, so I don't have to put up with irritating clones (much) anymore. I can understand the Vicky Pollard thing. I always liked that character that gave really specific details as to what he wanted from the store.
"I would like a pirate memory game for children aged 4 to 8, please."
And so on.

Ok, kill the thread. Here's a new one: http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/14-001612-1/

Damn. I forgot about Dead Ringers. I love that show. Also, I left Mr. Bean off the poll. We need one with 20 options.
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