Funniest Comedy Decade

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zooo

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 4:52am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,201 posts

It was the 90s for me.
Vic & Bob and Lee & Herring.

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Lost Boys

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:45am
  • England
  • 127 posts

Gotta be the 70's for me, so many great sitcoms

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Aaron

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 7:16am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,746 posts

Almost certainly 70s for me too.

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Ray Dawson

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 2:52pm
  • Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1,347 posts

Definitely the 70s for me. ITV and the BBC battling for best sitcom.

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Jack Massey

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 4:18pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

The golden age of British comedy for me was the late 60's (1968-1969) when I think comedy was brilliant. But that is only two years of a decade, so all in all, the 1970's was the best decade for comedy.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:50pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,512 posts

Apart from Aaron I'd say this was generally an age thing, depending on what you watched as you grew up. I think the 60's was better than the 70's but then the 90's were good too.

I don't remember much of 85 - 95 musically or TV wise while my kids were growing up.

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zooo

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:52pm
  • United Kingdom
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I was watching Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Fry & Laurie etc in the 90s even though they're not from then.

Hmm.

Complicated.

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Eat My Shirts

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:53pm
  • England
  • 693 posts

70's for the classic, cult comedies.

90's for the consistently decent comedies that used to be churned out regularly. (unlike today)

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Ben

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:53pm
  • England
  • 18,412 posts

I think I'd have to go with the 70's for the sitcoms and shows like Morecambe and Wise. The 90's is a close second, mostly because I was there for it, but then the 00's has had it's moments too.

In the end though, 70's.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:55pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,746 posts
Quote: David Chapman @ January 20, 2008, 12:50 PM

I don't remember much of 85 - 95 musically or TV wise while my kids were growing up.


But more crucially, do you remember the fashions?

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Chappers

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 5:58pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Aaron @ January 20, 2008, 12:55 PM

But more crucially, do you remember the fashions?

I remember nothing.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 6:01pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,746 posts

Probably for the best then.

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Mannikin Bird

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 6:06pm
  • Lower Piddle, England
  • 472 posts

This is difficult, I think like the Chapman Chappie it does depend on age but I do think radio comedy has been pretty consistent. Whilst TV is suffering a sitcom drought there's been some cracking radio sitcoms being churned out. If I was pushed for an answer probably 1970's.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 20th January 2008, 6:07pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

90s for me-vic and bob, lee and Herring, brass eye, day today, fast show, kids in the hall, Im Alan Partridge, Red Dwarf, Seinfeld, Spaced started, Big Train, Father Ted, Friends, Frasier, League Of Gentlemen started, and on, and on. Thats pretty unbeatable as far as Im concerned! Obviously there was a fair share of rubbish too, but that little list alone I think makes a solid case for it being regarded as a golden age.