- Sunday 14th October 2012, 9:17am
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Quote: youngian @ October 13 2012, 11:06 PM BST
I still find a lot I missed the first time around in their sketches. It seems just as it was a given that everything they did was hilarious in the early 70s, it's now popular to slag it off and say it was never really funny.
I don't think it's popular to slag it off. I still know people who think it's an untouchable cornerstone of British comedy. These are usually casual comedy fans who have only seen the 'Best Of' shows though. I wouldn't say it was "never really funny" as some sketches still make me laugh years after seeing them e.g. Upper class twit of the year. I've just found the individual shows had a lot more misses than hits. I'd say more recent shows like Big Train, Armstrong and Miller, The Fast Show had a higher hit ratio, but maybe we need to reassess them in 30 years to be fair.