Funniest Comedy Decade Page 4

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Ray Dawson

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 3:34am
  • Bradford, Yorkshire, England
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Quote: Charley @ January 21, 2008, 10:33 PM

Late 80's to early 90's.

Looking for similar :O

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zooo

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 3:35am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Aaron! You've got a live one!

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Charley

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 3:37am
  • HERTS, England
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Quote: Ray Dawson @ January 21, 2008, 10:34 PM

Looking for similar :O


Thats cool. As long as they are paralysed from the mouth down.

Oh & vastly rich!

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Ray Dawson

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 3:37am
  • Bradford, Yorkshire, England
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Quote: Charley @ January 21, 2008, 10:37 PM

Thats cool. As long as they are paralysed from the mouth down.

Oh & vastly rich!


Laughing out loud

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Jerf Roberwitz

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 4:03am
  • Fleet, England
  • 592 posts

Got to be the 40s. Abbott and Costello, The Bowery Boys, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, Marx Bros, Wilson, Kepple and Betty.

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Godot Taxis

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 4:13am
  • England
  • 5,243 posts

The 70s is clearly the decade of the sitcom, much like the 90s is the decade of the art installation and the 00s is the decade of the personal bombing appliance.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 22nd January 2008, 3:58pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Griff @ January 21, 2008, 10:31 PM

This makes no sense, by the way, since a collective noun is (normally) singular, and therefore the opposite of a plural. (ie it's either plural OR collective).

Maybe the best thing is NOT TO PICK HOLES IN PEOPLE'S GRAMMAR ON MESSAGEBOARDS ;-)


It's too early in the morning to think about this. Buuut you say "normally", which of course has little basis in the beautiful English language. ;)

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Jerf Roberwitz

  • Wednesday 23rd January 2008, 7:18pm
  • Fleet, England
  • 592 posts

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A gang of young men,who pretend to be tough,(but nice really) living in the Bowery, New York, I think during the 1920s depression,getting into all kinds of scrapes, Great sit-com?

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 23rd January 2008, 11:37pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

1. 70's
2. 90's
3. 60's
4. 80's
5. 00's
6. 50's (only one good series- Hancocks Half Hour)

The golden age is in the late 60s (68-69), but altough good, 60-67 was good, not as good as the 70s (which is the best decade) and the 90s, which also had some great comedy.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:00pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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I've been catching up on and re-watching quite a few 90s sitcoms (and shows) over the past few weeks, so I'm going to change my answer a little. If really pushed, I think I'd still have to choose 70s as THE best, but the 90s are really pretty on-par really. After the rebellious 'alternative' scene of the 80s, I think the 90s brought a newly mature calm to British comedy, letting it begin to flourish and open up again. Whilst I reckon that the 70s had more truly great-to-amazing comedies (see previous posts for examples), the 90s had more good-to-great ones. Kind of balancing it out a bit. I think that's a pretty fair analysis. Good stuff. :)

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zooo

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:04pm
  • United Kingdom
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HA!!

Ahem.

I mean, yes I agree, the nineties really are jolly good, glad you're on board.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:11pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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I'm still not going to agree with your examples though zooo! Lee and Herring, Vic and Bob et. al.

Not because they're not good, just because I've not seen anything/enough of them to comment. :D

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zooo

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:16pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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*realises Aaron's actually basing this about-turn on Vicar of Dibley*
*cries*

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Aaron

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:19pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Haha, I actually hadn't thought of Dibley at all!

I'll get round to watching some of the aforementiond's shows soon, I promise!

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zooo

  • Sunday 23rd March 2008, 5:22pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I hope so!

What were you doing when it was originally on? Finger painting or something I suppose.

I've depressed myself.