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View Poll Results: The Best Ever Britcom is...?
Absolutely Fabulous 23 10.50%
Are You Being Served? 42 19.18%
Blackadder (all versions) 16 7.31%
Bottom 1 0.46%
Dad's Army 3 1.37%
Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin, The 3 1.37%
Father Ted 12 5.48%
Fawlty Towers 36 16.44%
Good Life, The 4 1.83%
I'm Alan Partridge 2 0.91%
Last Of The Summer Wine 9 4.11%
Men Behaving Badly 2 0.91%
Mr. Bean 23 10.50%
One Foot In The Grave 2 0.91%
Only Fools & Horses 6 2.74%
Porridge 2 0.91%
Red Dwarf 13 5.94%
Rising Damp 2 0.91%
Steptoe & Son 3 1.37%
Vicar of Dibley, The 7 3.20%
Young Ones, The 8 3.65%
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:21 AM   #136
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Blackadder series 2-4.

The Regency (series 3) is my favourite, Edmund as a superior butler and at his bitter, most spiteful best. Hugh Laurie as Prince Regent is utter genius.

2 and 4 are almost as great, whilst 1 was vastly underrated, although still a notch behind all the rest.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #137
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While not all of the American populace purports to always understand British humor, it’s been an indelible part of the cultural landscape for decades. Whether the sophisticated stylings of Noel Coward or the outrageous offerings of French & Saunders, British television comedies (aka Britcoms) have provided countless hours of entertainment to legions of fans, and have even occasionally been adapted into historic mega-smashes (without ‘Til Death Us Do Part and Man About the House, we’d never have seen the likes of All in the Family and Three’s Company, after all). Fifteen of those shows will always immediately spring to mind and provide copious memories of cherished moments in front of the tube (or the telly, as it were).
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #138
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Thumbs up comedy from the U.K.

these are some that I have that are brilliant:

This is David Lander/Harper
Hot Metal
Rutland Weekend Television
Alas Smith & Jones
Black Books
A Bit of Fry & Laurie
Dave Allen at Large
Frontline (Australia)
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I like The Vicar of Dibley a lot. That is about the only ine one the list I am familiar with. I agree Keeping Up Appearances should have been included Hyacinth is hilarious! I also loved I think they were called Waiting on God - it was at an old age home I think and the other which is my favorite of all time Two's company. An american writer living in England and has an English butler. I would love to own that but I cannot find it any where. Used to watch both on PBS in the 90's.
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That show is easily obtainable on Amazon.com
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:39 AM   #141
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just goes to show that the classics still reign

The Flying Circus should be locked in at #1...it was the springboard that started it all for Britcoms being spread at least in North America (ty KERA in Dallas)

sorry folks, Ricky Gervais is overrated

the best ever for me is ''This is David Lander'' incredibly funny

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I was surprised to see that Keeping Up Appearances and Waiting for God were not on the list. Those two shows are just excellent.
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I picked Absolutely Fabulous as the Greatest Ever Britcom because Joanna Lumley's character always look beautiful in every outfit
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I picked Are You Being Served? Between Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocombe's "*****", that was one hilarious show.
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I voted for Fawlty Towers. The only other Britcom that comes close on my list is Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister which was not on the poll. Can tell this has been around over 15 years with 200+ votes.
I have not seen Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em but have a strong feeling I would like it as Michael Crawford is my favorite singer.
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I picked Are You Being Served? Between Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocombe's "*****", that was one hilarious show.
Yes there were a handful of episodes which could be classed as the best of British comedy.
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I like The Vicar of Dibley a lot. That is about the only ine one the list I am familiar with. I agree Keeping Up Appearances should have been included Hyacinth is hilarious! I also loved I think they were called Waiting on God - it was at an old age home I think and the other which is my favorite of all time Two's company. An american writer living in England and has an English butler. I would love to own that but I cannot find it any where. Used to watch both on PBS in the 90's.
Two's Company is readily available on DVD there is both a UK and US release (although the US release is about $30 more expensive)

Waiting For God is available on DVD in the UK as well. (Theres a long OOP US release but the cheapest set on amazon is $245, where as the UK release can be had for $15)

If you do not have an all region dvd player you should pick one up (only about $20 on ebay nowadays)
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Who made this list of Britcom “classics” and mysteriously forgot to add “Keeping Up Appearances”? Who in their right mind would find that show unworthy to be listed as a classic. The only show on this list that I find remotely worthy of being a classic is is Mr Bean. I am American and I’ve been watching patricia Routledge since childhood. As an adult,I’ve become insanely obsessed with her monologues and of course “Hetty Wainthrop Investigates”. She is up there in age and still kicking (;
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Blackadder is the best Britcom I seen.
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