Citizen Khan - Series 1 Page 11

Citizen Khan. Image shows from L to R: Naani (Adlyn Ross), Amjad (Abdullah Afzal), Mr Khan (Adil Ray), Shazia (Krupa Pattani), Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor), Alia (Bhavna Limbachia). Copyright: BBC.

Citizen Khan

Sitcom focusing on Mr Khan - self appointed community leader and future President of the Sparkhill Pakistani Business Association

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 9:40pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Punk Anarcho @ September 4 2012, 8:18 PM BST

These aren't 'modern' comedy shows, simply old fashioned crowd pleasers.


Are you from the future?

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Marc P

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 9:54pm
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Yeah, f**k that pleasing the millions bollocks. What is that all about??

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Jack Massey

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:00pm [Edited]
  • England
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Verdict on last night's episode:

Seems to have borrowed a lot from It Ain't Half Hot Mum (another show that should be a landmark for Asian comedy, as it gave many Asian actors their first television appearances, in a positive light I might add, which today is wrongly regarded as being racist), in that Mr Khan clears his throat all the time, just like Michael Bates did. The way his mother in law would talk in her native tongue then add a few words in English is exactly what the Punkah Wallah (played by Babar Bhatti) did in the 70s sitcom.

Anyway, of the show itself. Again very substandard, should be on well before the watershed. Mr Khan is an outstanding comedy creation, but everyone else in it is not. That son in law to be needs ditching, absolutely awful character.
As for the 200 complaints the BBC got for the first episode, I just don't see this. It's one of the most inoffensive things I've ever seen.

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Withal Spackster

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:03pm [Edited]
  • London, England
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As a British-born Indian, when I see this I cringe. Then when I see that the majority of the people involved with the writing and production of this are also Indian or Pakistani, I cringe even more. It's just a cringey time for me right now...

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zooo

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:04pm
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You'll get back spasms!

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Marc P

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:06pm
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Quote: Withal Spackster @ September 4 2012, 10:03 PM BST

As a British-born Indian, when I see this I cringe. Then when I see that the majority of the people involved with the writing and production of this are also Indian or Pakistani, I cringe even more. It's just a cringey time for me right now...


How are you getting on with Coronation Street?

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Punk Anarcho

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:17pm
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Quote: Aaron @ September 4 2012, 9:40 PM BST

Are you from the future?


Explain?

Quote: Marc P @ September 4 2012, 9:54 PM BST

Yeah, f**k that pleasing the millions bollocks. What is that all about??


It's about Creation.. Which is what BBC should be doing not pandering to viewing figures becauser a chimp can do that!

So listen.. The BBC should not be guided by veiwing figures, that should be the mainstream of commercial television.. which I support

But NOT THE BBC

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:20pm
  • Aldershot, England
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:D Yeah stop cringing and laugh. It's a start Withall, the first one, don't expect miracles. The guy isn't a renowned writer but a comic actor. Most punters don't realise how hard it is to write a genuinely funny 30 minute sitcom, try it, you'll be calling yourself all the names, it's hellishly tough even for writers to get right. See The Royal bodyguard, similarly bold and blatant cues for laughs, got slated - written by successful pros! Comclusion, people are expecting way too much of this.

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Marc P

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:27pm
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Quote: Punk Anarcho @ September 4 2012, 10:17 PM BST


It's about Creation.. Which is what BBC should be doing not pandering to viewing figures becauser a chimp can do that!

So listen.. The BBC should not be guided by veiwing figures, that should be the mainstream of commercial television.. which I support

But NOT THE BBC


Yes I am listening..

A chimp can pander to millions? About creation, as in the bible? Or do you mean creativity? THe millions of people who are enjoying the programmes you don't shouldn't be allowed to... is that what you are saying. Do you have some dark comic programming the BBC aren't buying, and I guess the other channels you sanction to show stuff that is popular aren't either, or do I need to get the wax out of my ears??

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:30pm
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Quote: Punk Anarcho @ September 4 2012, 10:17 PM BST

Explain?

It's about Creation.. Which is what BBC should be doing not pandering to viewing figures becauser a chimp can do that!

So listen.. The BBC should not be guided by veiwing figures, that should be the mainstream of commercial television.. which I support

But NOT THE BBC

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:| Eh? Annoyed

Sorry, you appear to be saying the BBC should be making shows that nobody wants to watch. Is that your general gist?

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Punk Anarcho

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:31pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Marc P @ September 4 2012, 10:27 PM BST

Yes I am listening..

A chimp can pander to millions? About creation, as in the bible? Or do you mean creativity? THe millions of people who are enjoying the programmes you don't shouldn't be allowed to... is that what you are saying. Do you have some dark comic programming the BBC aren't buying, and I guess the other channels you sanction to show stuff that is popular aren't either, or do I need to get the wax out of my ears??


You need to get the wax out of your ears..

As it is pretty obvious that the current comedy output is not up to scratch..

2012 is dying in comedy terms with nothing to raise or releave it!

Please help

APS

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:32pm
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Quote: Lee Henman @ September 4 2012, 10:30 PM BST :|

Eh? Annoyed

Sorry, you appear to be saying the BBC should be making shows that nobody wants to watch. Is that your general gist?


Or rather a minority want to watch, like Peep show.

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Punk Anarcho

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:34pm [Edited]
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Quote: Lee Henman @ September 4 2012, 10:30 PM BST :|

Eh? Annoyed

Sorry, you appear to be saying the BBC should be making shows that nobody wants to watch. Is that your general gist?


No it is NOT.

My opion is that the BBC is currently making DOG SHIT

Answer? Sack everyone at BBC ecomissioning,, Scak BBC ecommissioning all together and start again

Also create a BBC fund that neuturres and finaces new talent as did John Peel

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Marc P

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:34pm
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Quote: Punk Anarcho @ September 4 2012, 10:31 PM BST

You need to get the wax out of your ears..

As it is pretty obvious that the current comedy output is not up to scratch..

2012 is dying in comedy terms with nothing to raise or releave it!

Please help

APS


No you still seem to be saying the same thing. And I have Q tipped against all the advice of the NHS.

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 4th September 2012, 10:35pm
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Of course almost all comedy writers think

"everythings shit if only they'd make my stuff then it wouldnt be shit anymore"