Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1079 times:
Tracy also had a hit song in the 80's, where Sir Paul McCarthy made a cameo appearance. It was a cute little love song called "They Don't Know About Us", I think. I liked it. Maybe while I'm killing the kids by feeding them at McDonalds, someone can find a link to the song!
I remember when Col Hogan and his gang ended World War II from the confines of their prison camp in "Hogan's Hero's"
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1030 times:
Tracy Ullman sucks, she was cool for about a minute and a half in the late 80's/early 90's, but then everyone realized that most of her comedy stuff was of the British variety...and therefore not funny to the rest of the world outside of England. Watching her on old Comedy Central reruns is absolutely brutal.
Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 865 times:
but then everyone realized that most of her comedy stuff was of the British variety...and therefore not funny to the rest of the world outside of England.
British comedy not funny to the rest of the world?
On The Buses
All Creatures Great and Small
The Young Ones
Steptoe and Son
The Goons (not TV but radio)
Open All Hours
The Two Ronnies
Keeping Up Appearances
Only Fools and Horses
Smack The Pony
The Royle Family
People Like Us
Are You Being Served
As Time Goes By
Bless This House
George and Mildred
French and Saunders
Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em
Thin Blue Line
To The Manor Born
Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister
Vicar of Dibley
Rumpole Of The Bailey
One Foot in the Grave
Who's Line is it Anyway?
Roley Poley Man
These are probably the best TV comedies ever made
And of Tracey Ullman, did anyone remember the series with her, Ruby Wax, Saunders and French called "Girls on Top"?
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 848 times:
British TV comedy is frequently aimed at a slightly higher mental level than American TV. American TV seems to be aimed at about a 11-12 year old level. I mean the jokes and pranks are really basic. Roseanne was supposed to be funny ?!?
British comedy was aimed quite a bit higher. Things like BlackAdder and Yes, Minister seem to be beyond the grasp of most younger teens (my kids' age) who seem to think Friends is funny as hell, but seem to miss every single joke from British comedy (except Benny Hill). Just look at Yes, Minister - you pretty much have to have already an idea of what government and bureaucracies are like to appreciate it - and show me a teenager who does.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Yeah, I agree about Tracy Ullman and British comedy being aimed at older people and higher mentality. I for one LOVE British comedy, have for quite awhile, while I just don't get the American white-trash stuff like Beavis and Butthead and Roseanne.
Tracy Ullman IS funny to people outside of England...just to people with more of a sense of comedy than a bunch of fat people being crass.