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Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by hatusu » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 am

Fawlty Towers has made it to No 1 in a list of “Top 20 TV Comedies of all time”. Totally agree with it being No 1, but why was ”Only Fools and Horses” ranked No 6? My biggest complaint however is “One Foot in the Grave” not making the list at all!
All 3 of these comedies still make me laugh out loud every time I watch them (and I DO watch them over and over again having bought the DVDs)



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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by BBLUX » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Strangely I never watched any of them. Just did not interest me at all.
I did enjoy Yes Minister from time to time. Nothing has changed in the real world of British politics in all these years!
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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by newcastle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:09 pm

To all the above I’d add Blackadder!

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by crewmeal » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:42 am

If the top twenty is based on what The Radio Times states then it's all BBC comedies. However The Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise get my vote.

I must be getting old because I don't find any of today's comedians funny in the least. Most are vulgar and don't last long.

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by John Landon » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 am

I loved Fawlty Towers, shame it only ran for one season.


Political correctness killed comedy and as for vulgarity, its all about the intent really.

Being vulgar for the sake of it and using profanities in the same way, I agree will not substitute wit.

Best comedy act's these days are the Politico and the press... 8) And the snowflake generation.... :D

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by FarleyFlavors » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 am

John Landon wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 am
I loved Fawlty Towers, shame it only ran for one season.
*Two seasons.

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by carrie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:24 am

Couldn't stand Morecambe and Wise not my kind of comedy much preferred to watch the likes of Billy Connelly and Dave Allen.

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by John Landon » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:47 pm

Cheers FF :up I forgot it was 2 seasons for Fawlty towers, it was 12 episodes split into 2 seasons of 6. :tk

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by Major Thom » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:21 pm

Loved Vic Meldrew, a lot like myself! Could never understand Fawlty Towers or Python, the humour was even in them days for younger people than myself...

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by John Landon » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:13 pm

Major Thom wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Could never understand Fawlty Towers or Python, the humour was even in them days for younger people than myself...
Probably more into the Goon Show then ? :tk My old man liked them,

but Monty Python was right up my street, especially the mid to late 70's . Life of Brian is epic... 8)

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Re: Top 20 TV comedies of all time

Post by Stevepj » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:15 am

Do they have to be British? If not then Frasier would be my choice. As for UK comedies Rising Damp back in the 70s was superb.

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