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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 3:04 PM
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    What are your all time favourite Sitcoms?
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:04 PM
    What are your all time favourite Sitcoms? 12th Jul 17 at 3:04 PM
    I think mine has to be Only Fools and Horses, although I really liked Faulty Towers.
    What were yours?
    Money, money, money
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    • Sheel
    • By Sheel 16th Jul 17, 12:24 PM
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    Dinnerladies.

    The Royle Family.

    Father Ted.

    Phoenix Nights.

    These are programmes that I can watch again and still find funny.
    JAMMF
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 16th Jul 17, 1:06 PM
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    Only Fools & Horses,
    Yes Minister,
    Dad's Army,
    Steptoe & Son,
    'Allo 'Allo,
    Porridge,
    One Foot In The Grave,
    The Good Life,
    recently discovered Everybody Loves Raymond - cracks me up!
    also used to like Taxi and Eight Simple Rules - so sad when the dad died.
    Oh, and The High Life http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/thehighlife/ - think it was only on for one series but if had just gone for another, I feel it would have become huge cult series.
    Last edited by Chris25; 16-07-2017 at 1:11 PM.
    • barmonkey
    • By barmonkey 16th Jul 17, 3:57 PM
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    Trouble with a lot of the older comedies is that they are just reeeeeeaaaally dated if you watch the now, and some like One Foot In The Grave, Rising Damp and Last Of The Summer Wine just arnt and never were funny.
    WWSD

    (what would Scooby Doo)
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 16th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
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    Taxi and Happy Days.
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    Taxi was phenomenal but under-rated.
    Happy Days gave us the much funnier Mork and Mindy
    Peep show , It crowd , Frasier and Big Bang theory.
    Originally posted by hayday75
    Now you're talking!
    Back in the day, all of the old favourites above (did anyone say Hi-De-Hi or Soap?)
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Sure did!
    Are the winners. I'll add to them Ideal with Johnny Vegas and Psycho Paul.
    Originally posted by uberalles
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 17th Jul 17, 9:50 AM
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    Trouble with a lot of the older comedies is that they are just reeeeeeaaaally dated if you watch the now, and some like One Foot In The Grave, Rising Damp and Last Of The Summer Wine just arnt and never were funny.
    Originally posted by barmonkey
    boo, hisss

    loved One Foot In The Grave - funniest moment for me was when the wife was lying ill in bed & Victor was raving on about something useless (as he did). He just kept on and on, even as he was going down the stairs and she shouted out "shut the f front door" which made you think she was about to swear. Has been used many times since but that was the first time I heard it and thought it even more funny 'cos it was so out of character for her.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    No- one mentioned this.


    I wonder who even remembers it.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 17th Jul 17, 10:37 AM
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    I think that back in the day there was so much comedy available that it was able to be segmented into different styles. So when I was a kid, the physical/broad comedy of things like Are You Being Served worked for me. I think that that is now dated, and is just awaiting sufficient age to become social commentary of the mores of the time. On the Buses has arguably already attained that characteristic - not great comedy, but a fascinating historical record.

    I agree about One Foot in the Grave - I think it is underrated compared to other things that have been flagged as all time classics - I imagine people tend to dismiss it as a domestic comedy, when it has rather more to it than that. My favourite moment is when Victor is snoozing in his chair, and is awoken by the phone ringing, but picks up Denzil the Dachshund and holds him to his ear.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0tiNwOpZ68
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 17th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    Also going to put The Fresh Prince of Bel Air on my list!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 17th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
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    No- one mentioned this.


    I wonder who even remembers it.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Bread. I think I probably saw every episode.
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 17th Jul 17, 10:46 AM
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    No- one mentioned this.


    I wonder who even remembers it.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    amsersall posted it. I liked it too.

    amersall also mentioned Rab C Nesbitt which I also thought was funny - particularly the episode when the 2 wives woke up in bed together after passing out from drinking a lot, & one turned around to the other & said something like "oh no, does that mean we're lesbians now?"
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 17th Jul 17, 11:44 AM
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    Has anyone mentioned the crop of "romantic sitcoms" - Brushstrokes, Just Good Friends, A Fine Romance...?

    Wasn't the theme to Brushstrokes performed by Dexy's Midnight Runners?
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Jul 17, 11:01 AM
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    Has anyone mentioned the crop of "romantic sitcoms" - Brushstrokes, Just Good Friends, A Fine Romance...?

    Wasn't the theme to Brushstrokes performed by Dexy's Midnight Runners?
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Never saw Brushtrokes.
    Just Good Friends - Gosh Paul Nicholas
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 19th Jul 17, 11:58 AM
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    Also I suddenly remembered The Brittas Empire for some reason.
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    • partlydave
    • By partlydave 19th Jul 17, 8:54 PM
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    Early doors. Brilliant. I have never bought a box set, but i had to have this. And is still is the only box set i own. A comedy on bbc 2 in the noughties.
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