Off Topic Shows that still stand the test of time

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  1. FulwellBri

    FulwellBri Well-Known Member

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    Must be at least 20 years old
    For me
    MASH
    Fawlty Towers
    Hill Street Blues
    Tommy Cooper
    Monty Python

    Amazing that I see clips of eg morcombe and wise show and really wonder,
    Did we really think those blokes were funny?
    I realise that I have left out OF&H. I look back now I find it unfunny, but each to their own.
     
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    Can't comment on the olden stuff, but my taste in music is stellar. I can't tell this little track will stand the test of time to come...

     
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  3. Jerry lee

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    I've never understood the love in with fawlty towers
    Cleese is so OTT



    If you'dve had porridge in its place idve agreed with you a billion %

    I adore Morcambe & Wise
     
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    Morecambe and Wise is brilliant. Simplicity personified.
     
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  5. Jerry lee

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    U.K. Gold has a brand new show about them on a Friday I recorded Fridays episode but still haven't watched it
     
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    You can add anything at all that has Les Dawson in it for me.

    The ultimate comedy genius.
     
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    Monty Python
    Eric n Ernie
    Tommy Cooper
    Fawlty Towers

    in that order for me and all fabulous, it's an age thing.

    Ronnie
     
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    Never liked fawltey towers. Find it annoying rather than funny. I know he's supposed to be a horrible character but he's just horrible horrible.
     
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    First thoughts pairings of Bogarde and Bacall, Fred and Ginger. And films, The Outlaw JW, True Grit, Maltese Falcon and Shop around the Corner
     
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  11. Jerry lee

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    But you love Basil faltwy lol
    Yet don't rate the kings of comedy
     
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    Could never get away with Morecombe and Wise , loved the 2 Ronnies.
     
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    Two Ronnies and Porridge, absolutely immense. One common denominator in the greatness that is Ronnie Barker.
     
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    Slightly different generation to what's been mentioned but I still laugh at Harry Enfield and chums from the 90s.
     
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy & Callan,
     
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    I couldn't stand them!

    Maybe the emboldened text explains why.
     
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    Married with Children. The best thing to come out of America.
     
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    I still think Morecambe and wise were funny! That scene with Andre Previn was unbelievable. Funny that you think Fawlty Towers is and they’re not. I think they’re both if a very similar comedy style
     
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    Just showed my 9 year old this. She’s now looking fir clips of Les Dawson and laughing her back off at him!! Guess that stands the test of time!
     
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