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^this it if you thought they were funny or whatever, I'm not your boss
going home early from the reading festival so I could see the episode where todd dies, poignant stuff
Oh, no! I’ve killed Wilson. Looks like it’s back to jail for me...
Hadn't seen it in years so I downloaded the lot and it's as brilliant as it ever was.
Besides, after seeing Shandling's bloated face in the awful Iron Man 2, I don't feel too bad.
It's all out in a few weeks on R2
The torrents are annoyingly cropped to make them widescreen.
Orchids are rare
You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air
It was good if you were an 8-year-old boy, not least because it was set in space, but really, it was a load of shit.
but it is pretty shit.
Space directive #29456(a)?? But that relates to what action should be taken if you find a toothbrush stuck in your bottom! I hardly think that's relevant now!
Rimmer: Yeeeeees. I'm a coward!
Lister: OOooo! The emerald guards won't like that!
which episode is that from?
a) I found Friends, generally, really really funny, and still do now.
b) I found Red Dwarf, generally, to be pretty rubbish but felt the need to watch it to keep up with conversation at school the next day. Having watched it recently, it's even less funny than I remember.
Colour me hypocritical.
(I was sort of like you in reverse but because everyone at Uni wouldn't shut up about Friends.)
I just mean that you can't boil the problems with a sitcom down to repeated gags and obvious in-show cliché lines from characters because that's true of most of them, Friends particularly. WE WERE ON A BREAK!
You're always one step ahead of me theo, always one step ahead.
I decided to watch some clips of youtube to see if I still found it funny or not. I didn't.
Still love the books though.
and the internet is show as being a BLUE SCREEN with BLACK TEXT :'D
rowan atkinson's peak i belive
there was a woman in that who was incredibly fine
Have gone to indulge in my favourite pasttime of bus surfing
and rubbish at the same time. How did Jasper Carrott persaude Robert Powell to be in something like that?
still makes me laugh.
It's really depressing.
i forgot about that
Stuke can do one.
Morning hotshots. Are we cooking with napalm? You bet.
but I'm sure it was 80s
just edges in?
Hmm. But Brush Strokes.
I was painting a lot on the weekend and I kept thinking how fucking easy he always made it look in the credits.
One for the boys with TVs in their bedroom because you sure as shit weren't going to watch that one with the family.
Still, I remember it being surprisingly funny and not even having a laughter track.
what was it about?
Plus lots of tits for no readily apparent reason. I mean, the first three or four episodes had gratuitous nudity and then they seemed to notice they had good scripts (and I think they even had swearing) and that was enough for a comedy.
I'm younger than I thought.
was that 90s?
Blackadder Goes Fourth ended in 1989 I thought
Come on guys, there's no reason to be wrong on the internet. Sort it out.
unless you count 2 specials made in 98 and 99 respectively, which you probably shouldnt. There was even more Blackadder in the 00s than the 90s!
There's an old African saying
Oh no! Porkpie's on a jape again!
Jokes aside, truly groundbreaking television
Much like Rab C Nesbitt, I watched it, but was very young and the humour flew straight over my head
Starring Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, and Nick Hancock. FRom 1992. I'd have been 9 when all 6 episodes were shown. I'm genuinely surprised I remember it. But then I remember the following
Is it Legal? (Starrting Imelda Staunton)
The Peter Principle
Was there a huge backlash that made them change their mind?
they're still ending, they just announced it really early and their rights don't expire until later this year - http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1214502
Carcrash sitcom with Jasper Carrott and the Asian mother woman off Eastenders as a couple with a disabled son, who was the narrator or something. Slack jawed watching.
so it is. Seems like it has haunted me for 20 years.
at how terrible a time the 90s was for sitcoms. Only 3 this-worthy shows from the entire decade.
coz I'm old enough to have been watching the late-70s ones when they were airing, but not old enough to be able to confidently recall the many I watched.
M*A*S*H is the obvious pick, though. Hard to leave out Happy Days, even if it would probably be cringeworthy to watch today. The Odd Couple. Welcome Back Kotter. Wouldn't want to extend the list any further.
80s: I've got a special love for the cheesy American family sitcom, which is just as well, given that we're talking the 80s. Growing Pains is an all-time fave. Family Ties. Who's the Boss? Full House. Loved 'em all. Was never a Cheers fan (sorry). I think some of the British ones I liked (at the time) were from the 80s too, but I can't remember. The Young Ones, of course — probably my favourite from the period. Plus Filthy Rich & Catflap, Bottom and Blackadder.
90s: The Simpsons. Spin City. Men Behaving Badly.
00s: would take a long time. Is definitely the decade in which the sitcom has come of age. Needs a whole other post/thread.
Fawlty Towers, of course!
Frasier, yes. Larry Sanders, no (OMG, the sacrilege!). Fresh Prince, YES. Roseanne, yesmaybenomaybeyes.
helped me get up to five, with 2 rock solid picks.
Hope it was 90s. Don't want to get flamed.
Who remembers this? No one? Just me? Oh well.
same fictional universe as Friends and Seinfeld, people