What's the difference between American and British humour? Page 3

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Chappers

  • Saturday 23rd January 2021, 12:02pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I'm sorry. I just can't stand the "feel" of American sitcoms.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 23rd January 2021, 6:50pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Not Frasier?
That's a got a very British "feel" to it,I think.

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Chop In A Toaster

  • Saturday 17th April 2021, 10:23am [Edited]
  • Australia
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I think Americans and the British are just funny at different things. The British specialise in creating great sitcoms and stand up, whereas the American's have set up their whole society to be a joke.

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Gunther Oliver

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 5:59pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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To understand the difference, I recommend watching the Ricky Gervais podcast.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 9:38pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
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Quote: Gunther Oliver @ 27th April 2021, 5:59 PM

To understand the difference, I recommend watching the Ricky Gervais podcast.

I think what the Yanks did to The Office sums it up.

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JustinNewman

  • Friday 30th April 2021, 12:54pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I can't say what the difference is, but I love American humor as much as I love British humor !!)))

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 30th April 2021, 2:46pm
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Quote: JustinNewman @ 30th April 2021, 12:54 PM

I can't say what the difference is, but I love American humor as much as I love British humoUr !!)))

I think I know where your preference lies. :P

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john tregorran

  • Monday 3rd May 2021, 12:20am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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I think Americans have a team of writers and the Brits at the most two.
Nothing creative has come from a committee.

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Chappers

  • Monday 3rd May 2021, 9:43pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I keep seeing adverts for Superstore - an American "sitcom".

I just hate the whole idea of these formulaic shows. I cringe when I see it. They all have the same types of character. It's not big and it's not clever!

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alison blunderland

  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 10:09am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Chappers @ 3rd May 2021, 9:43 PM

I keep seeing adverts for Superstore - an American "sitcom".

I've just watched S1:E2 of Superstore and it was really good but I have a question. During and throughout an interview for the company magazine, an employee pleasantly holds up both hands in a double 'giving the finger' gesture. For some reason, both his hands are heavily pixelated throughout the scene.

Was that purely a Netflix decision or would it be done on all US sitcoms?

Also, on a British sitcom, would the same gestures (but with V-signs) be allowed?

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Lazzard

  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 11:04am
  • Ludlow, England
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Something to do with the 12 rating, maybe?
And Superstore is rather charming.

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chipolata

  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 12:32pm
  • England
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Surely flipping the bird isn't that offensive?

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Chappers

  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 8:15pm
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Quote: Lazzard @ 6th May 2021, 11:04 AM

Something to do with the 12 rating, maybe?
And Superstore is rather charming.

But they're all cliched characters that you see in all US "sitcoms!"

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Lazzard

  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 11:00pm
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: Chappers @ 6th May 2021, 8:15 PM

But they're all cliched characters that you see in all US "sitcoms!"

I said it was charming.
I didn't say it was particularly original.
There's plenty of things to get cross about - I'm not sure SitComs is one of them.