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After talk in another post started to go towrds favorite sitcoms/ comedies thought i would start this one up:-

 

I am going to give a two part answer, english and american.

 

My favourite English SitCom is I'm Alan Partridge. I cannot watch it enough times and i still laugh everysingle time. The night before i went to the world cup in the summer me and my friend had to decide whether to a) Get a good sleep as we would not get another chance for three weeks or b ) stay up all night watching alan partridge and getting drunk.

needless to say the next day i hurt.

 

close second for english comedy is Dark Place.

 

My favourite American sitcom is probably Arrested Development. Very funny and brilliantly written. It also the stars Henry "the fonz" Winkler, so thats allways good.

 

close second would be Seinfeld

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things like alan partridge are an aquired taste. i love it. but don;t really like some of the older sitcoms, i like fawlty towers but shows porrige or only fools and horses just never really appealed to me. Its not that i hate them, its just that they dont make me laugh out loud. things like alan partridge do.

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I haven't watched very many English Sitcoms because they hardly ever play them on tv here :( . The all time best Sitcom though is Seinfeld. I watch it every night and it still never gets old.

Seinfeld is brilliant, i have the first 7 seasons on dvd, as it was never really shown on terrestial tv here. Im not a huge fan of american sitcoms but this one is very very good. I prefer the more modern Arrested Development though

 

But seinfeld did kinda start the whole new movement of sitcoms, focusing more on conversations than events.

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I like:

 

South Park - the best

Spaced

Black Books

Estage Agents

Does Buzzcocks count?

Balls of Steel is alright but apparently it influences kids and a few kids have been suspended for riding their teachers like donkeys (seriously).

Frasier

Seinfeld

Friends is ok

Joey

Scrubs

The young ones

 

I'm now bored of Simpsons, Family Guy, Phoenix Nights and the Office

 

also what's the mighty boosh like?

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I like:

 

South Park - the best

Spaced

Black Books

Estage Agents

Does Buzzcocks count?

Balls of Steel is alright but apparently it influences kids and a few kids have been suspended for riding their teachers like donkeys (seriously).

Frasier

Seinfeld

Friends is ok

Joey

Scrubs

The young ones

 

I'm now bored of Simpsons, Family Guy, Phoenix Nights and the Office

 

also what's the mighty boosh like?

here is episode 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3qrfFYbYf4

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^^^

Curb your enthusiasm is amazing, the first season is really good if you followed Sienfeld.

 

Though my favourite episode is probably the end of season 4 (i think) Where there is the performance of The Producers. If you have seen the original film it makes the episode so much funnier.

Larry David is a god

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The Office and Partridge are the best out there for me, both genius IMO. Gervais and Coogan are great in everything ive seen them do. (Put I'm Alan Partridge on or The Office most nights, never gets boring) Father Ted is just behind though, brilliant.

 

Blackadder is great as well (think atkinson is very clever with words and his delivery is spot on), Faulty Towers, Monty Python, Only Fools etc.

 

That arrested development is the closest thing i've seen to really good comedy from america (not counting 'The Simpsons' and Family Guy which are hilerious), friends is funny but the humour is a bit obvious.

 

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Look out for a new comedy on BB3 called rush hour, seen the first episode last night, quite a good sketch show.

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The Office and Partridge are the best out there for me, both genius IMO. Gervais and Coogan are great in everything ive seen them do. (Put I'm Alan Partridge on or The Office most nights, never gets boring) Father Ted is just behind though, brilliant.

 

Blackadder is great as well (think atkinson is very clever with words and his delivery is spot on), Faulty Towers, Monty Python, Only Fools etc.

 

That arrested development is the closest thing i've seen to really good comedy from america (not counting 'The Simpsons' and Family Guy which are hilerious), friends is funny but the humour is a bit obvious.

You're not wrong there

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Balls of Steel is alright but apparently it influences kids and a few kids have been suspended for riding their teachers like donkeys (seriously).

 

top class show, Neg is a full on legend with some of his stuff he does but it will have a nock on effect its that funny lol. Loved the Urban Sprinting one by him. the annoying devil is also funny

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The Royle Family and Early Doors i think was written by the same bloke.... somebody Cash, cant remember his name.

 

Craig Cash

 

 

Liked Lead Ballon with Jack Dee

 

He prety much plays himself, its a bit like a more modern Victor Meldrew

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Craig Cash

Liked Lead Ballon with Jack Dee

 

He prety much plays himself, its a bit like a more modern Victor Meldrew

 

that's terrible, i cant watch it without thinking he's just trying to be larry david. remember at an awards ceremony i think it was someone made a joek about him obviously having watched curb your enthusiasm an he wasn't amused at all, thought it was quite funny.

 

having mentioned larry david i'll throw seinfeld in.

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Good - Red Dwarf, Still Game, Family Guy, Malcom in the middle and Fawlty Towers.

 

Bad - Shameless, Anything with Peter Kaye in it and The young ones

 

Ugly - On the buses, Allo Allo, Sorry and Duty Free.

 

All of the above are purely a personal opinion and are not those of the owner of this site. :D

 

ATB

 

Mac

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Good - Red Dwarf, Still Game, Family Guy, Malcom in the middle and Fawlty Towers.

 

Bad - Shameless, Anything with Peter Kaye in it and The young ones

 

Ugly - On the buses, Allo Allo, Sorry and Duty Free.

 

All of the above are purely a personal opinion and are not those of the owner of this site. :D

 

ATB

 

Mac

 

Classic. The early series were amazing

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How can you go downhill when you start in the gutter :lol: ?

well to each to his own but i like it. got a problem sue me.

 

aaron i agree about skins. i think its ok. but you do need to be of a certain age to enjoy it.

 

shame there isnt very many sitcoms nowadays. nowadays its boring and repetative sketch shows such as mighty boosh and catherine tate.

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Seinfeld is brilliant, i have the first 7 seasons on dvd,

 

7 seasons!!! Thats one thing that annoys me about American shows, they run for years until they are done to death. UK ones (such as Young Ones, The Office, Fawlty Towers etc) generally run for 2 seasons (12 episodes). When they run for so long the jokes wear thin and they become boring. One English example is Only Fools and Horses, great for a couple of seasons then just rode on the wave of its popularity and I quickly got sick of it.

 

UK Comedy for me all the way, Favourite one for me is The Royle Family, Young Ones,

 

and has anyone seen GARTH MARENGHI'S DARK PLACE?????, Very Funny in a strange mighty boosh type of way.

 

As a young nipper in the 70's there were a few comedies I liked but I dont know if they would stand the test of time The Goodies, George and Mildred, Robins Nest (go on, tell me how bad they actually are and kill my illusion).

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7 seasons!!! Thats one thing that annoys me about American shows, they run for years until they are done to death. UK ones (such as Young Ones, The Office, Fawlty Towers etc) generally run for 2 seasons (12 episodes). When they run for so long the jokes wear thin and they become boring. One English example is Only Fools and Horses, great for a couple of seasons then just rode on the wave of its popularity and I quickly got sick of it.

 

UK Comedy for me all the way, Favourite one for me is The Royle Family, Young Ones,

 

and has anyone seen GARTH MARENGHI'S DARK PLACE?????, Very Funny in a strange mighty boosh type of way.

 

As a young nipper in the 70's there were a few comedies I liked but I dont know if they would stand the test of time The Goodies, George and Mildred, Robins Nest (go on, tell me how bad they actually are and kill my illusion).

I think that certain series can be done to death but Seinfeld is different. It is consitantly good and doesn't rely on repeating similar jokes to get easy laughs, it actually gets better as the series go on, but the writing talent behind the show is immense, jerry seinfeld himself, Larry David, Larry Charles (who has recently directed Borat) and many more quality writers.

 

Also Dark Place is genius. Probably my favourite recent sitcom. "I had a cat once, dropped a sofa on its head, it was a right off" Genius

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Liked Black Books. Cheers/Frasier is/are a good example imo of the American sitcom that can evolve and stay funny.

 

If you go back to something like Allo Allo (sorry Alex :unsure: ) it's the same jokes every week....every minute in fact. It's one joke is that foreigners speak in a funny accent which creates endless double entendre, funny for thirty seconds if you like that kind of thing I suppose.

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