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Best British Sitcom Ever?

Best British Sitcom.  

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  1. 1. Best British Sitcom.

    • Only Fools And Horses
    • Blackadder
    • Father Ted
    • Fawlty Towers
    • The Office
    • The Inbetweeners
    • Red Dwarf
    • Spaced
    • Dad's Army
    • Porridge
    • Open All Hours
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    • Allo Allo
    • Steptoe & Son
    • The Royle Family
    • The Young Ones
    • Bottom
    • I'm Alan Partridge
    • Men Behaving Badly
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    • Phoenix Nights
    • Rising Damp
    • One Foot In The Grave
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    • Black Books
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    • Yes Minister
    • On The Buses
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    • Other - Please State.


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Was looking at this list and, fuck me, it’s bad. Fawlty towers at number 50 odd and The Golden Girls rated higher than Frasier! Also reminded me how much I hated Roseanne. That was one depressing programme. 

 

https://amp.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/the-100-best-tv-sitcoms-of-all-time.html

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56 minutes ago, Tony Moanero said:

The Wonder Years, whilst not really a sitcom, was brilliant.

I remember a place. A town. A house, like other houses, with a yard like a lot of other yards, on a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back with wonder.

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15 hours ago, KMD7 said:

It's Gary Shandling was very funny too. Talented man.

Was going to add this. Wasn't Shandling an earlier type of Seinfeld? I never watched Seinfeld and its been years since I watched the late Mr Shandling's shows but I get the feeling there were similarities or comparisons at least?

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3 hours ago, VladimirIlyich said:

Was going to add this. Wasn't Shandling an earlier type of Seinfeld? I never watched Seinfeld and its been years since I watched the late Mr Shandling's shows but I get the feeling there were similarities or comparisons at least?

It's similar alright in that they both are playing versions of themselves in each of their shows.  Seinfield was a huge fan of Shandling.

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Any suggestions for good current or recent British Sitcoms that are any good?

 

Looking to acquire something to watch on my iPad on the plane in a few weeks. 

 

Getting year ear of the rabbit, fleabag. Have seen Plebs. 

 

Anyone seen Quacks or Ghosts? 

 

Anything else?

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1 hour ago, Alan Sex said:

Any suggestions for good current or recent British Sitcoms that are any good?

 

Looking to acquire something to watch on my iPad on the plane in a few weeks. 

 

Getting year ear of the rabbit, fleabag. Have seen Plebs. 

 

Anyone seen Quacks or Ghosts? 

 

Anything else?

This Country is really good, in my opinion. It actually gets better on rewatching too. 

 

A little less recent but Toast of London, which I rewatched recently, has probably forced its way into my top 5. 

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3 hours ago, Alan Sex said:

Any suggestions for good current or recent British Sitcoms that are any good?

 

Looking to acquire something to watch on my iPad on the plane in a few weeks. 

 

Getting year ear of the rabbit, fleabag. Have seen Plebs. 

 

Anyone seen Quacks or Ghosts? 

 

Anything else?

They don't exist unless you live in the 80s with Tony Moanero.

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6 hours ago, Alan Sex said:

Any suggestions for good current or recent British Sitcoms that are any good?

 

Looking to acquire something to watch on my iPad on the plane in a few weeks. 

 

Getting year ear of the rabbit, fleabag. Have seen Plebs. 

 

Anyone seen Quacks or Ghosts? 

 

Anything else?

Ghosts is ok,first episode is abit of a slow burner but it picks up.

 

Derry Girls (if only for Sister Michael !)

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6 hours ago, Alan Sex said:

Any suggestions for good current or recent British Sitcoms that are any good?

 

Looking to acquire something to watch on my iPad on the plane in a few weeks. 

 

Getting year ear of the rabbit, fleabag. Have seen Plebs. 

 

Anyone seen Quacks or Ghosts? 

 

Anything else?

Quacks is very good.  I enjoyed Ghosts, but I know some people found it a bit too trite. 

 

Dead Pixels (about online gamers) is one of the best I've seen recently; oddly, it's slipped under the radar a bit. 

 

Don't Forget The Driver has some of the understated charm of Detectorists, but with some much darker subject matter. 

 

Timewasters is very silly, but there are a few decent laughs in it. The same goes for Sliced.

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1 hour ago, Bjornebye said:

 

 

 

Sarcasm that belongs on the GF 

Just watching a few now , very good though never saw much of it when it first came out, the cast are good like Joan Sanderson there, quite deaf until the mention of money.

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On 29/06/2019 at 20:09, Gruntfuttock said:

Ghosts is ok,first episode is abit of a slow burner but it picks up.

 

Derry Girls (if only for Sister Michael !)

Derry Girls definately has its moments.

 

Protestants hate ABBA.

 

 

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Been sitting painting tonight while playing my Dads Army box set. 

 

Just watched the episode Branded. 

Godfrey is shunned as he was a conscientious objector in the first world War. In the end they find out he volunteered and joined the medical corps as a stretcher berrer and had run out into no man's land under fire to save several men. 

 

Fantastic episode in the midst of the comedy series. Similar to the ending of Blackadder IV. 

 

Arnold Ridley was the actor who played Godfrey and below is the injuries he sustained during the war including the Somme. 

 

He saw active service in the war, sustaining several wounds in close-quarter battle. His left hand was left virtually useless by wounds sustained on the Somme; his legs were riddled with shrapnel; he received a bayonet wound in the groin; and the legacy of a blow to the head from a German soldier's rifle butt left him prone to blackouts after the war. He was medically discharged from the army with the rank of Lance Corporal in 1916

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Been watching the Fawlty Towers reruns on the Beeb and glad to say it's still as laugh out loud and brilliant even 45 years later . It's just so brilliantly written in that not one scene is wasterd as a filler, every one has a moment ...Just genius 

And the fact there's wasn't many episodes really does prove less is more ...

 

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2 hours ago, Stickman said:

Been watching the Fawlty Towers reruns on the Beeb and glad to say it's still as laugh out loud and brilliant even 45 years later . It's just so brilliantly written in that not one scene is wasterd as a filler, every one has a moment ...Just genius 

And the fact there's wasn't many episodes really does prove less is more ...

 

Nothing comes close. 

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6 minutes ago, Toxteth O'Grady said:

Any love for Hancock's Half Hour on here (both Radio and TV shows)? Or is it just me?

A pnt? That's an armful!

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