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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 am

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Could actually make a much longer list than five, and unlike some kinds of shows especially with news based satire they're "of that time and place." My top three wouldn't make me laugh much now (maybe the odd giggle) but in that place and at that time they did. So many missing from list of 5 though...
For of their time I would stick Drop the Dead Donkey in.

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Worthy4England » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 am

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 am
Could actually make a much longer list than five, and unlike some kinds of shows especially with news based satire they're "of that time and place." My top three wouldn't make me laugh much now (maybe the odd giggle) but in that place and at that time they did. So many missing from list of 5 though...
For of their time I would stick Drop the Dead Donkey in.
I very nearly did. :-) superb.

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:20 am

If we're talking making you laugh, there were so many.:

Rising Damp.
Morecambe and Wise Show..
Les Dawson show.
Two Ronnies.
Fawlty Towers.
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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:11 am

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A home made MCDs brekkie also a good shout and dead simple - recipes all over t'internet and taste amazing (without having to leave the comfort of your home or guilty pleasure PJs/loungewear of choice...)
Whilst on the topic of guilty pleasures, Uber Eats delivers MCD's :-)
No need. All that is needed is some sausage meat, mix with some sage and then flatten into burgers and cook. Halve an English muffin and toast the inside. Fry an egg in as circular-a-way as you can. Stick on a cheap and nasty plastic cheese slice (the cheaper and nastier the better) and melt a bit, and bob is indeed your uncle......

As good as, if not better than the original.....
Or click an app select sausage egg McMuffin. Order. Wait 15 minutes. Enjoy.
We aren’t near enough a McDonald’s for anywhere to do delivery! :cry: I’ll have to try a ‘make your own’.
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Re: Top 5 of all time...

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^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 am
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 am
Could actually make a much longer list than five, and unlike some kinds of shows especially with news based satire they're "of that time and place." My top three wouldn't make me laugh much now (maybe the odd giggle) but in that place and at that time they did. So many missing from list of 5 though...
For of their time I would stick Drop the Dead Donkey in.
I very nearly did. :-) superb.
I may have had a wee crush on Susannah Doyle around that time too :mrgreen:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm

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^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P
And a hash brown! :mrgreen:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:40 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P
And a hash brown! :mrgreen:
They are 'orrible from there. Really greasy :vomit:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:42 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P
And a hash brown! :mrgreen:
They are 'orrible from there. Really greasy :vomit:
Oh I like them. Not as good as hash brown fries from Iceland though. They’re amazing.

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Burnden Paddock » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:34 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P

Has to be a double! What’s the point otherwise?

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Burnden Paddock » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:44 pm

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How about top 5 best comedies on the tv? I’ll start with:

1. The Vicar of dibley - I’m sure this won’t be a popular choice but I love it.

2. Friends. It’s a classic really. Isn’t it?

3. Car share. A more recent programme, wish they would make more series. Some really sweet moments, as much as funny ones.

4. The Thin Blue Line. Another 90’s classic that my brother and I used to recite scenes from nearly word for word.

5. Just enjoyed Gavin and Stacey for the first time last lockdown (I know, it’s taken us a while) And In the absence of something else I’ve forgotten it takes the no 5 spot.
Someone with taste must have advised you to watch number 5. 😉

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2. Early Doors
3. After Life
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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:34 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P

Has to be a double! What’s the point otherwise?
Of course, but you can't miss an opportunity to call someone a fatty :mrgreen:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Worthy4England » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:39 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 am
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 am
Could actually make a much longer list than five, and unlike some kinds of shows especially with news based satire they're "of that time and place." My top three wouldn't make me laugh much now (maybe the odd giggle) but in that place and at that time they did. So many missing from list of 5 though...
For of their time I would stick Drop the Dead Donkey in.
I very nearly did. :-) superb.
I may have had a wee crush on Susannah Doyle around that time too :mrgreen:
Not Haydn Gwinne?

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:56 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:34 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P

Has to be a double! What’s the point otherwise?
Of course, but you can't miss an opportunity to call someone a fatty :mrgreen:
Have you been spying on me to note the lock down weight gain?! :shock: :cry:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by BWFC_Insane » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:16 pm

Comedies.

1) The Office (UK version) - It’s a bit marmite but for me the best piece of British TV ever made. Full stop. A masterpiece.

2) Fawlty Towers - Absolutely timeless. I can watch it anytime and laugh out loud and not much today that ticks that box.

3) I’m Alan Partridge - Jurassic Park.

4) The Trip - Not sure it counts as a pure comedy but still a completely unique idea. And it’s all about food. Perfect.

5) The thick of it - You don’t deserve to live. Unlike most shows of this sort it will in my view stand the rest of time.

Loads of other stuff 2012/W1A, Peep Show, Phoenix Nights, After Life...

But these stand out.

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:20 pm

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Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:16 pm
Comedies.

1) The Office (UK version) - It’s a bit marmite but for me the best piece of British TV ever made. Full stop. A masterpiece.

2) Fawlty Towers - Absolutely timeless. I can watch it anytime and laugh out loud and not much today that ticks that box.

3) I’m Alan Partridge - Jurassic Park.

4) The Trip - Not sure it counts as a pure comedy but still a completely unique idea. And it’s all about food. Perfect.

5) The thick of it - You don’t deserve to live. Unlike most shows of this sort it will in my view stand the rest of time.

Loads of other stuff 2012/W1A, Peep Show, Phoenix Nights, After Life...

But these stand out.
We did enjoy The Office first time round, not watched it in years. Wonder if it’s still as funny. Might rewatch one to see. Ricky Gervais annoys me though.

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by CrazyHorse » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:25 am

Nowt wrong with The Office and horses for courses and all that but The American Office built on the English one and blew it out of the park.

1. The Office: An American Workplace.
2. Red Dwarf.
3. The Inbetweeners.
4. Royle Family.
5. I'm Alan Partridge.

Big shoutout to Derry Girls. The IT Crowd and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere purely for the 'did she go up on you' gag. Superb.
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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:35 am

Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:39 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 am
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:13 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 am
Could actually make a much longer list than five, and unlike some kinds of shows especially with news based satire they're "of that time and place." My top three wouldn't make me laugh much now (maybe the odd giggle) but in that place and at that time they did. So many missing from list of 5 though...
For of their time I would stick Drop the Dead Donkey in.
I very nearly did. :-) superb.
I may have had a wee crush on Susannah Doyle around that time too :mrgreen:
Not Haydn Gwinne?
Her as well, but Susannah is nearer my age

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:37 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:56 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:34 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
^^Fat Bar steward having a double :P

Has to be a double! What’s the point otherwise?
Of course, but you can't miss an opportunity to call someone a fatty :mrgreen:
Have you been spying on me to note the lock down weight gain?! :shock: :cry:
There's some big mountains, not to mention the earth's curvature blocking the sight line of the telescope I don't own :mrgreen:

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Re: Top 5 of all time...

Post by BWFC_Insane » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:24 am

CrazyHorse wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:25 am
Nowt wrong with The Office and horses for courses and all that but The American Office built on the English one and blew it out of the park.

1. The Office: An American Workplace.
2. Red Dwarf.
3. The Inbetweeners.
4. Royle Family.
5. I'm Alan Partridge.

Big shoutout to Derry Girls. The IT Crowd and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere purely for the 'did she go up on you' gag. Superb.
Each to their own but for me the US version took the basic idea of an office setting and turned it into normal sit com.

The beauty of the British version is the lack of polish, almost unscripted feel and being so close to the fly on the wall documentaries popular at the time that some genuinely believed it was a fly on the wall documentary initially. It was so awkward at times it was painful to watch. Which of course was its beauty. When I watch the US version that’s all lost. It’s not for me.

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