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Author Topic: British sitcoms  (Read 6726 times)

anne

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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2011, 02:56:26 PM »
Black Adder is great, and Jeeves & Wooster  :heartthrob:
I´ve admired Hugh Laurie for ages!
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2011, 07:17:28 AM »
Love so many already mentioned. The ones that make me LOL or even SOL (snort out loud) the most are probably:

Father Ted (recently bought my love the complete series)
The IT Crowd
Ab Fab
The Vicar of Dibley

Another one I used to enjoy but haven't watched for some time is Dad's Army.

I watched The World of Wooster as a child. Ian Carmichael played Bertie and Dennis Price was Jeeves. I can still sing the theme song - "Oh, what would I do without you, Jeeves? I'd get in the most frightful stew, Jeeves" etc. Was so sad when Ian Carmichael died last year.

Reading PG Wodehouse guarantees much merriment and mirth. I read his books from very-little-girlhood on, beginning with the 1931 Jeeves' Omnibus, a collection of short stories.

I recommend Wodehouse: A Life to anyone who has an interest in PGW.
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Une Femme

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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2011, 11:09:23 AM »
How could I have forgotten Ab Fab??  My DH didn't get that one at all.

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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2011, 02:53:49 PM »
‘Only fools and horses’ is another one that I really liked. It is about Del Boy, an  East End ‘entrepreneur’, whose schemes invariably go wrong. But this does not deter him: his catch phrase is : ‘This time next year we could all be millionaires!’

In one of my favourite episodes, he is in charge of providing the entertainment for  the birthday party of the local Mr Big’s mother. The highlight of the show is a duet; but one of the singers has a slight speech impediment….
Have a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nfJjrrm2yE&feature=related

Although it was made in the  80s  it still makes e laugh.

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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2011, 04:08:17 PM »
I am frustrated with American Tv today (though sometimes I will watch 'Real Housewives') that I started my own (Y)Boobtube channel for hard to find series and movies.

Right now re-watching the A and E (bbc) The Scarlet Pimpernel from the 1990s. I love a good mini series. There are lot of movies and tv series from the UK up on that site. Maybe I can find some of the shows that are being discussed here.
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2011, 07:07:56 AM »
Have a look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nfJjrrm2yE&feature=related
Although it was made in the  80s  it still makes e laugh.

Thanks, Milla. Tears of laughter here!!
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2011, 07:54:41 AM »
Have a look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nfJjrrm2yE&feature=related
Although it was made in the  80s  it still makes e laugh.

:ditto: :rofl:

Thanks, Milla. Tears of laughter here!!
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2011, 04:11:09 PM »
...and after 'Crwying', he  sang 'Congwatulations' and the 'Gween, Gween Gwass of Home'!

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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2011, 07:20:16 AM »
...and after 'Crwying', he  sang 'Congwatulations' and the 'Gween, Gween Gwass of Home'!

I like the part where they are singing together and shes trying to correct his pronunciation of the lyrics while singing.  :lol: :lol:





Not really a sitcom, but just discovered Judge John Deed ( 2001-06?). I do not usually go big for law dramas but this is a refreshing change over most US shows. Season 2 looks pretty good. Martin Shaw is excellent and I have not seen British actress Jenny Seagrove since the 80s.  Here in the US it does not seem to go past S3.
I need to invest in a region free player. :P
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2011, 11:42:45 PM »
And then, not a sitcom, but I dearly loved the series with Jeeves and Bertie.  My father (Italian) said that growing up in Italy, Wodehouse' books were read with tremendous hilarity.  The actors they chose for Masterpiece Theater were perfect for the roles.  I even have some of the books.

'The Tie That Binds' comes to mind where Jeeves got Bertie to change his tie by refusing to extricate him out of horrible situations until he agreed.

All the women trying to trick Bertie into marriage.

Bertie's dreadful aunt.

Jeeves having to dress in drag at an estate and one of Bertie's chums making a play for him.

I could go on.  :lol:

Love, love, love Jeeves & Wooster, not to mention the other show they had, A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2011, 10:27:54 AM »
Did I already mention Ab Fab?  AKA Absolutely Fabulous. 

So bad, so funny. :o
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Re: British sitcoms
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2011, 01:42:44 AM »
They are going to make three more episodes of Ab Fab this summer - I am looking forward to them!!
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