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PostPosted: October 7, 2004 7:15 PM 

email me - there are so few of us! whitey fisk - are you out there????

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 6:26 AM 

We are here Rochelle Rochelle, we are here, all carrying our man purses.

I'm in London's East End with all the cockerneys.

Maestro
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 6:38 AM 

I like "Last of the Summer Wine"

Whitey Fisk
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 12:13 PM 

I am here in Rugby (although i'm moving to Northampton in a few weeks).

P.S. Last of the summer wine is awful.

Maestro
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 1:23 PM 

Well, it isn't Seinfeld.
But I like it.

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 1:40 PM 

I lived in Rugby last year filming something called 'Faking It'.

Last of the Summer Wine is of course a disgrace, in a long line of disgraces for which we English must apologise. We provide Dinner Ladies, Last of the Summer wine and Coupling, they provide the mighty Seinfeld, Curb and Friends. (Well, it's better than Coupling!). Then we have the temerity to say the Americans don't get irony. Now THAT'S irony!

sorry, had to get that off my chest.

Whitey Fisk
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 1:59 PM 

Golden boy, where in Rugby did you live?

I personally think that coupling is better than friends. Also I think you're being a bit harsh on British comedy, apart from Frasier and the mighty Seinfeld I find most American comedys unfunny and uninspired. We have made so many original series such as I'm Alan Partridge, Blackadder, Father Ted, Black Books, Monty Python, Red Dwarf and Spaced to name just a few.

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 2:49 PM 

In Helmdon Close.

Yes I suppose I was being harsh (and I would add The Day Today, Monkey Dust, The Office, Phoenix Nights, possibly Bo Selecta to your list). Point taken.

But I still think we have produced some absolute dross whilst remaining very smug and that Seinfeld and indeed Curb are not given anywhere the acclaim they deserve over here.

But I have calmed down now. You buying the DVDs?

Whitey Fisk
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PostPosted: October 10, 2004 3:01 PM 

I don't know where helmdom close is but it rings a bell.

The Day Today, Phoenix Nights and Bo Selector I agree with but I don't really like The Office (I realize I may be the only person in the British Isles that doesn't). I haven't seen monkey dust but i've heard its good. Have you seen Brass Eye, its even funnier than The Day Today in my opinion.

I am counting down the days till the DVD's come out.

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 11, 2004 3:37 AM 

Yep Brass Eye - superb.

Helmdon Close is in Brownsover / Brownsover Estate I think.

Me too, especially as Paramount has taken Sein away from our screens again. Went to Aus last week and it's on all the time...

Scratch
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 11, 2004 1:03 PM 

Another Londoner here.

I think there are a few great american comedies, but a lot of great british ones as listed above.

Not enough Seinfeld on tv here though!!

Rochelle Rochelle
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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 4:15 PM 

WHY? Embarassed

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 5:38 PM 

why what?

have I just failed some sort of test?

Rochelle Rochelle
Master of my Domain

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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 5:44 PM 

yeah, maybe you need to get your IQ checked out

Golden Boy
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PostPosted: October 13, 2004 2:29 AM 

well maybe I do, and maybe I will. But I will of course need someone to take it for me.

art vandelay
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 13, 2004 6:26 AM 

Thaat's a shame.

Rochelle Rochelle
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 13, 2004 6:36 PM 

that's bogus, man Mad

kramer
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PostPosted: October 13, 2004 10:07 PM 

I'm not from England, but I've always enjoyed the English shows that made it to the states. Some of the best I've seen are:

Monty Python
Absolutely Fabulous
Benny Hill
Fawlty Towers
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Keeping up Appearances
Are you being served?
Red Dwarf
Waiting for God
Trigger Happy TV
Graham Norton
The Young Ones

I'm not sure that these all are 'English' but I think they are, and I bloody well liked 'em all. Wink

Whitey Fisk
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PostPosted: October 15, 2004 4:36 PM 

I love English comedy shows because they are more bizarre, I think it's because English sitcoms are generally written by a couple of people whereas Americans shows are often written by a large group of people. That's why English sitcoms tend to have only six episodes to a series (season for our American friends) compared to American shows which can have up to 24.

Toasty
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 15, 2004 5:52 PM 

Seinfeld \ Curb fan from Staffs. I also think American comedy cartoons are great, Family guy, Futurama, King of the hill, etc. They seem to have the monopoly in this respect.

There are plenty of great dark or off beat British comedy shows, however, not so many good light hearted sitcoms.

raccow
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 13, 2005 4:51 PM 

Ahhhhh - a friend of mine told me to look for Seinfeld conventions in London and look what I found. Ok, it's not a seinfeld convention, it's people talking about other comedy shows, but there are some of you presumably with a big interest in the Seinus Feldus! I'm in North London. Not particularly serious about the convention but good to know there's some of you out there. I often need to quote seinfeld and I look around and there's nobody. It's awful. Now I can put it on here for your disentertainment - you will be so glad. And praps we could do a seinfeld night down a pub. It would of course be a beer night and we needn't talk about seinfeld. My friend has just said that he'll come so there'll be at least two of us. What do you think? Some time in November?

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