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bedrock_barney
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
871 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:14:21  Show Profile
Has the world gone mad????

I don't who has been following the BBC programme that is trying to establish the best ever sitcom but some of the top 10 choices are crazy.

For example 'Open All Hours' but no 'Alan Partridge'

But I was totally incredulous to note that the 'Vicar of Dibley' is in there but no 'Father Ted'.



Read all about it here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom/top10.shtml




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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:19:40  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
as long as either fawlty towers or blackadder wins i'm not too concerned.

i saw the episode on fawlty towers, and it was fantastic....it's a pity i haven't seen any of the others...


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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:24:45  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address
at least blackadder is in there, hope it wins! we have all the series on video, watch them all the time (apart from the 1st series, ahem)... fantastic!

agreed about father ted though, it's a crime it's not in there! we have all those on dvd! lol! amazing stuff... vicar of dibley is shite and doesn't even come close to father ted... but hey, vicar of dibley is a bbc production, father ted is channel 4... hmmmmm...

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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:25:56  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
I know Father Ted was paid for w/ English dough but there is still some quintisentially Irish weirdness about it. Perhaps Fawlty Towers'd be more appropriate.
Too, I'm aware of the subjective nature of art and all that but Dad's Army still blows.

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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:27:16  Show Profile
Wow, people are awake right now, and posting. As Kurt Cobain said, "I'm not the only one."

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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:29:53  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
its 1.30 in the afternoon in my neck of the planet, mister.

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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:31:58  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address
quote:
Originally posted by Newo

its 1.30 in the afternoon in my neck of the planet, mister.

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Fallopian twinkled. "They accuse us of being paranoids."
"They?" inquired Metzger, twinkling also.
"Us?" asked Oedipa.




lol! and 12:25pm here!

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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:34:18  Show Profile
It's 7:30 a.m. here.

Enjoy some porn.

http://www.gopornstars.com/peter_north/pn_sharon/video/V00201/video/V00201_t1_350.mpg

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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:36:34  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
yeah, the vicar of dibly is a pile of crap - well not really, but it does have nothing on father ted.

i have yet to buy the blackadder dvd box set, but have them all on video, i was going to buy them back home in NZ before i left, but put it off - i should have though cause it was NZ$99, which converts to 35 whereas they're around 50 over here....


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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:37:17  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
isn't 7.30am a bit early for porn?



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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:41:45  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
here porn is free on teevee. Plenty odd stuff too: came home from the pub one night and switched the channel to some bearded German guy fellating a banana. Most of it is quite gynaecological too, all you can see are these impressionistic swathes of flesh dancing about. I never woulda thought I could become desensitised to it but there you go.

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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  04:56:37  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
Damn you liberal Europeans!


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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11518 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  05:21:46  Show Profile
Dose I'm Alan Partridge come under the 'sitcom' heading? Knowing me, Knowing you(which I prefare)dos'nt. Only Fools And Horses is possibly the only mainstream comedy I like, it's absolutly brilliant(although it went well dodgy towards the end!) Blackadder is an all time fave.

CARL.

"ME TOO!"
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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  05:23:56  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
Trust me it gets boring. I've started to feel sorry for the pornstars.

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BrendanT
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
907 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  07:15:10  Show Profile
Why has no one mentioned the Young Ones???????????????
I do agree with Fawlty Towers.
But why no Young Ones?

How about the Red Hand Gang?

Strummer-man
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bedrock_barney
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
871 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  07:18:18  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by BrendanT

Why has no one mentioned the Young Ones???????????????
I do agree with Fawlty Towers.
But why no Young Ones?

How about the Red Hand Gang?

Strummer-man
I had me a vision!

It's step, hip, step, pivot! Are you trying to piss-off the volcano?!



It's at no. 31 behind comedic gems such as 'Dinnerladies' and 'Keeping up appearances'. I think Daily Mail readers must have been the principle voters.


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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  07:22:23  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
Vicar of Dibley is crud, Partridge has to be in there, as does Bottom.



Who's the man that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  07:36:28  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
bottom was a bit hit and miss i thought....
(nowhere near as funny as young ones and Bad News (the cd) i thought was again, much funnier)

but have never seen Partridge - one of few that never made it to your antipodeon shores...



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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11518 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  09:01:22  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by BrendanT

Why has no one mentioned the Young Ones???????????????
I do agree with Fawlty Towers.
But why no Young Ones?

How about the Red Hand Gang?

Strummer-man
I had me a vision!

It's step, hip, step, pivot! Are you trying to piss-off the volcano?!



I used to LOVE the Young Ones...it was actually a family favorite, one 'alternative' comedy show that the whole family seemed to love...Fawlty Towers also great. The Red Hand Gang? Was'nt that a silly US kid's show?

CARL.

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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  09:06:54  Show Profile
I've heard a lot of great things about the Young Ones but have never seen it.

Relax, and watch some porn: http://www.gopornstars.com/peter_north/pn_sharon/video/V00201/video/V00201_t1_350.mpg


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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11518 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  09:19:26  Show Profile
Access is restricted at this time....Bad News, which was not a sitcom but was written by Ben Elton, was very funny...had it plus it's follow up More Bad News taped off telly....my bro had a cassete tape which was also v. amusing. It starred 3 of the Young One guys, and was about a crap heavy metal band-totally Spinal Tap, not sure if it was an intentional rip-off as it came out the same year as 'Tap, but Elton has said he loves Spinal Tap(In fact, not sure, but he might have said it was his fave comedy movie).

CARL.

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mattb
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
474 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  11:02:01  Show Profile  Visit mattb's Homepage  Click to see mattb's MSN Messenger address
quote:
Originally posted by Carl

Access is restricted at this time....Bad News, which was not a sitcom but was written by Ben Elton, was very funny...had it plus it's follow up More Bad News taped off telly....my bro had a cassete tape which was also v. amusing. It starred 3 of the Young One guys, and was about a crap heavy metal band-totally Spinal Tap, not sure if it was an intentional rip-off as it came out the same year as 'Tap, but Elton has said he loves Spinal Tap(In fact, not sure, but he might have said it was his fave comedy movie).

CARL.

"ME TOO!"




Is bad news out on dvd in the UK? I'm a huge fan of bottom and young ones and would love to see this.
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  12:04:02  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
get the cd first!
i have both 'specials' they made and the cd and the cd is by far the funniest of the lot.
i assume it's still in print - i got mine over 10 years ago.

my sister hated the swearing on it soo much that she chcuked it out the window of our house one day when me and my brother were listening to it....luckily it survivied.

'on a clear day, you can see my penis!'




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VoVat
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
9168 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  13:27:06  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address
quote:
isn't 7.30am a bit early for porn?


It's NEVER too early for porn. Or too late to learn to read. And there's always room for Jell-O.

-Nathan
And how does lemur's skin reflect the sea?
http://vovat.blogspot.com/
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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  14:38:48  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage
Its blatantly going to be a toss-up between Fawlty Towers and Only Fools And Horses for the winner. It should be Father Ted though, for sure, although I also have a soft spot for Red Dwarf, a travesty at number 18.


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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  16:43:15  Show Profile
Got that right, VoVat.

Once again, that link is: http://www.gopornstars.com/peter_north/pn_sharon/video/V00201/video/V00201_t1_350.mpg


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BrendanT
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
907 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  17:21:26  Show Profile
Ya. The Red Hand Gang used to be aired directly before Young Ones on RTE. Always just thought it was a strange segue into a show like Young Ones?

Strummer-man
I had me a vision!

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speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  17:22:23  Show Profile
TarTar, you're worrying me. Either you have a serious infatuation with Peter North's man bits, or you just really fancy red nails. Either way, your creepy fetish has me intrigued and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. And why has no one mentioned the Office? Sure, it was only around for two "series", and it's "new", and it's "the only british show I've seen", but surely it deserves mention amongst these other unworthy, non-Ricky Gervais related shows? Surely?

Actually, I have seen a few episodes of Blackadder (seemed funny), Fawlty Towers (seemed so-so) and Red Dwarf (when I was young. I thought it was very odd. Which I would now take as a sign that it could be quite good.)

Has anyone seen Ricky Gervais standup "Animals"? I downloaded it recently, and it was fairly amusing. I like the little bith with Jennifer Taylor Clark. My but she is a fox. Well, a cougar I suppose. In a very "Nigella Lawson" sort of way. Which of course is a good thing.


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Stuart
- The Clopser -

China
2277 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  17:45:41  Show Profile  Visit Stuart's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by benji

bottom was a bit hit and miss i thought....
(nowhere near as funny as young ones and Bad News (the cd) i thought was again, much funnier)

but have never seen Partridge - one of few that never made it to your antipodeon shores...



"I joined the Cult of Frank / I think that man deserves a DB!"



You've got to see Partridge definately the best British comedy in recent years.

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GypsyDeath
Zapped Profile

3575 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2004 :  17:56:08  Show Profile  Visit GypsyDeath's Homepage
My fav british sit coms -

Young ones
Bottom
Any steve coogan aka alan partirdge
Coupling

Bad New the videos are FAntastic!



Boys go to Jupiter, Get more stupider,
Girls go to Mars, Become rock stars

Wanna fuck and fight in the basement?
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3299 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2004 :  02:52:19  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Stuart
You've got to see Partridge definately the best British comedy in recent years.



i had never even heard of it before i saw the bbc comedy thingy...

i'm sure it'll be on bbc2 at somestage as they seem to repeat endlessly most of the britich comedies, except the good ones!


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bedrock_barney
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
871 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2004 :  02:59:59  Show Profile
Jurassic Park!!!!


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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:39:28  Show Profile
I'm just jealous of Peter North, for the size of his member and the chicks he gets to doodle. The girl in the link I provided in this thread is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in a porn and just wanted to share the beauty with everyone else here. Too bad she had to have a giant dong in her mouth.

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massif snake
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
282 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:50:52  Show Profile  Visit massif snake's Homepage  Click to see massif snake's MSN Messenger address
doodle?

have sex with the nuns at my school.
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massif snake
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
282 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:52:04  Show Profile  Visit massif snake's Homepage  Click to see massif snake's MSN Messenger address
hey tar tar what happened to ur meaningful posts? what the hell does some porn vid hav to do with britains best sitcom?

have sex with the nuns at my school.
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1933 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:58:12  Show Profile
haha, I knew that my rant was indirectly requesting consistently profound posts that were far beyond my capabilities or capacity. I just wanted to talk some shit.

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