Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 18th July 2018, 9:41 AM
Well I don't know which series it was from but I watched an ep yesterday and cringed for England. It had everything in bucketfuls- smut and innuendo, cross dressing, national stereotypes, cartoonish slapstick and pratfalls, silly accents, basic humour, blatant setups, zero subtlety, too many characters, breakneck farce and it was swimming or drowning in campness depending on whether you love it or loathe it.
Alright for two or three series of six EPs but not nine or whatever it did. Talk about kicking it and the viewers to death. Zut alore Nine Nein! Zit is not in the Geneva convention. This un pc campfest gets 70 plus episodes and they wouldn't even give one to the no more blatant but genuinely hilarious Heil Honey I'm Home!
No sitcom is perfect, but "Allo, Allo!" comes closer than most. Such was its overall quality that what few faults it had were either ignored or immediately forgiven by almost every viewer. At its best, it was spectacularly brilliant and, at its worst, it was still very very good. There were plans to show it in Germany but, even after German TV executives emerged from a screening session literally crying with laughter, they immediately decided that as wonderful as it may be, it could never be shown in Germany!
"Heil honey, I'm home" was a very different kettle of gefilte fish. It was brave and by no means without merit as a comedy, but it wasn't in the same league as "Allo, Allo!".