Happy Families

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Danny

  • Thursday 22nd March 2007, 11:43pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 169 posts

Who remember this classic, and more to the point who has any copies on Video or DVD.

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Britcom Barry

  • Thursday 22nd March 2007, 11:51pm
  • England
  • 446 posts

Written by Ben Elton, was this before or after he started producing utter shit

Blessed Sick (phew, wants that smell)Sick

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Danny

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 12:40am
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 169 posts

yes it was by Elton

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Aaron

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 6:01am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Early 80s, I think? Perhaps mid. Long before the steaming turd that was Blessed, anyway.

And I have copies. Go me.

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Ashcroft

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 8:43pm
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 12 posts

I'll be happy to help, but I don't know if it's allowed on here. *cough* So PM me, I might have got sumpm for ya.

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tiger rick

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 9:05pm
  • England
  • 300 posts

Anyone fancies a little swap, let me know.

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Danny

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 9:34pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 169 posts

I'll swap you for some DVD's, PM me.

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tiger rick

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 9:42pm
  • England
  • 300 posts

I'm looking for the show, should have made that clear :)

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Danny

  • Friday 23rd March 2007, 11:04pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 169 posts

Aaron, i'll swap you Up the Elephant and Round the Castle for Happy Families.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 24th March 2007, 4:25pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

This is getting a tad confusing now. Anyone looking for it, PM me. (Daniel: deal. :))

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SaundyBabe

  • Sunday 25th March 2007, 4:06am [Edited]
  • Portimao / Faro, Portugal
  • 54 posts
Quote: Daniel O'Rourke @ March 22, 2007, 7:43 PM

Who remember this classic, and more to the point who has any copies on Video or DVD.


Ooh I saw an episode on YouTube and loved it. :D
Couldn't find it on DVD yet. :(

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rob d

  • Wednesday 1st December 2010, 8:59am
  • England
  • 40 posts

Is this on DVD yet?

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 1st December 2010, 9:51am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Nope.

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ToddB

  • Monday 21st March 2011, 2:22pm [Edited]
  • Townsville, Australia
  • 563 posts

I love this. Ben Elton has sometimes claimed it as his best work - and he might just be right. It has the absurdity that runs through a lot of Elton's work - but the absurdity is much more judicious. Nothing feels thrown together, it is very sophisticated, dark and intense. There are good jokes, but no overly drawn out puns and silly similies - which even the revered "Blackadder" did not avoid. No laugh track! So ahead of its time - and a stellar cast to boot.
Why, oh why, is this not on DVD? Can we get a petition going?