Quote: Scartledge @ 7th October 2017, 8:39 PM
Thanks for clarifying.
Most people would shy away from admitting their total ignorance of a medium they profess to be interested in.
Maybe if you widened your horizons a little you could become a comedy fan rather than just a British comedy fan.
Best of luck to you Bill.
Thanks for advising me which programmes I ought to be watching in order to justify being a member of this site. It's rather a big jump to assume that, because I don't watch one particular programme, I am not a fan of any U.S. programmes. It's like suggesting that, because I've never listened to an Oasis album, I hate all British music. I have stated previously on this thread, and elsewhere in these forums, that Bilko is my all-time favourite comedy show. I had always assumed that to be American.
When I was at school I used to rush home to watch Bewitched, Batman & Happy Days and, if we are talking cartoons (which we are), the Flintstones, Top Cat, Wacky Races, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, etc. All American. I recently came across a school essay in which I listed my favourite tv programme as "No Time for Sergeants" (whatever that was).
I am sure that we all joined this site for different reasons. My particular field of interest - not just in comedy but also in general tv & entertainment, sport, music & current affairs - is the years from the mid-1950s to the 1970s althoughI am prepared to push back my comedy interest to encompass music hall.
If you were to call round my house (and, no offence, I'd really rather you didn't) you would see that I have, on display, original Beatles memorabilia, original tv related toy cars and a signed 1966 England World Cup shirt. On my walls are signed stills from such as Hancock's Half Hour, the Two Ronnies, Dad's Army, Morecambe & Wise and Carry On Camping, a signed photo of the Tottenham Hotspur 1960/61 double winning team and a signed/dedicated photo of Harold Wilson. Above my fireplace is a painting of Waterloo station in 1967 - except for every 4 years when it is replaced by a print of Martin Peters' goal in the World Cup Final.
You will note the theme developing here. Basically I am a child of the sixties (and part of the 50s and 70s). And, culturally at least, I am happy to remain there. While that doesn't mean, of course, that I don't watch any post-1970s comedy or other tv programmes, I don't believe that being a fan of same is a pre-requisite for signing up to this site.