Comedy you want to like, but don't Page 11

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zooo

  • Sunday 9th October 2011, 7:43pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

The Monty Python films are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the series.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 9th October 2011, 7:49pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ October 9 2011, 1:27 AM BST

Same goes for Peter Cook.


Wash your mouth out.

Quote: zooo @ October 9 2011, 7:43 PM BST

The Monty Python films are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the series.


As complete pieces, though obviously the series had many, many classic sketches.

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zooo

  • Sunday 9th October 2011, 7:51pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Yeah, I'm sure there were plenty of good sketches, but in the episodes I've watched the ones I like are very spaced apart!

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 9th October 2011, 7:54pm [Edited]
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

I often think with the Python series, that half of what can put you off a bit is that it has an odd, muted, slightly distant feel a lot of the time. Not sure how exactly to describe it.

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Oldrocker

  • Thursday 13th October 2011, 12:13am
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

Porridge

Shock, horror I know, but I just can't take to it for some reason although every fibre of me says that I should.

:|

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Barry Manilow

  • Thursday 13th October 2011, 11:38pm
  • England
  • 9 posts

Anything with Rik Mayall, Woody Allen and Curb.

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Nil Putters

  • Thursday 13th October 2011, 11:50pm
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,687 posts

You have the same avatar as someone I 'know' on Facebook.

It's confusing me. :D

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Dave Williams

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 3:47am [Edited]
  • Australia
  • 24 posts
Quote: sootyj @ July 5 2011, 8:59 PM GMT

What an odd remark. It's not especially Jewish it's just sort of American upper class.

Seems a bizarre reason to dislike.

Personally I think alot of people can't stand that the sharpest, wittiest sitcoms these days are American.


I have been told by so many people OH YOU MUST WATCH CYE!

I've tried and tried

I just can't stand shows where Americans can only communicate by shouting and yeah, it's usually Jewish humour.

I found it too cringeworthy; their reply, oh that's the point, you're meant to cringe....well I don't mind cringing (UK The Office eg) but I also like to have the occasional laugh inbetween cringing, CYE doesn't deliver this for me. :)

Anyway, back on topic, I'd agree Alan Partridge isn't as well known as it should be - not over here anyway.

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Goose24

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 6:08pm [Edited]
  • Southampton >> Sydney >>> Wellington, New Zealand
  • 139 posts

Might as well put my two tuppence worth in and say Blackadder. Tried watching it one night (2nd series I hasten to add) and just didn't make me smile even though I want to LOVE it!

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 6:40pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts
Quote: Goose24 @ November 6 2011, 6:08 PM GMT

Might as well put my two tuppence worth in and say Blackadder.


You may as well have just said you like murdering children.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 7:33pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,345 posts

:D

Goose, I'd urge you to try Series 3 if you can.

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sootyj

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 7:40pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Snuff the new Pratchett novel.

Just really meh, no good jokes, the story doesn't make much sense. It doesn't actually feature a murder mystery, which is what it's supposed to be satirising. And the main characters are just nice unremarkable people who don't do much.

And worst villain ever.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 7:49pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts
Quote: sootyj @ November 6 2011, 7:40 PM GMT

Snuff the new Pratchett novel.

Just really meh, no good jokes, the story doesn't make much sense.
And worst villain ever.


Kick a man whilst he's down, Sooty!

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sootyj

  • Sunday 6th November 2011, 8:09pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

He's not down. He has a condition that didn't prevent him writing Unseen Academicals or Tribe both of which are fantabulous.

You sir should judge the man not the diagnosis.