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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Best show to come out of the BBC. If you know this show what do you think ??

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13476 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

It was that now rare thing, a good sitcom. Ran from 1981 to a couple of years ago.
It works because the characters are not perfect, and are essentially trapped by their circumstances. It's hard to make funny situations out of perfect, contented people.
It's really like all good sitcoms, a polar opposite of 'Friends'.
But that's maybe the British liking for often rather bad-taste, politically incorrect humour, that hasn't got to have a patronising 'moral' written into every storyline.
That's not USA bashing, sadly most British TV sitcoms are more like Friends these days.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Did you know the USA are going to do a version of Only Fools and Horses ??. Danny Devito may play Del's part !!

User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

I love that show.
Too bad it's so hard to find in North America.  Sad

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13476 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I doubt if a US version would work. 'Men Behaving Badly' didn't.
Never seen it, but apparently 'All In The Family' was a US version of 'Till Death Us Do Part', that was sucessful, but was made in a different era.
I think the trouble is that the major networks 'standards and practices' people strip out all the things that made the UK version so good. They seem to have an insanely patronising idea of their audience.
Maybe if HBO do it the results will be better, they let the writers of the fantastic 'Sopranos' run with it. IMHO that's got some of the best comedy moments ever!

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

I saw this show a few times, and I never cared for it at all. Perhaps I just never really got into the show. To me, there was no chemistry between the characters. Also, the humor was very "lowbrow."

Although I should make note that I've always liked Are You Being Served? , so I guess sometimes "lowbrow" humor doesn't bother me!

User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

great show! I have may episodes recorded on my VCR I saw ads for OFH movie - anyone seen it?

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

The OFH movie was a Christmas Special filmed in Florida. Great show, really funny and very British in terms of humour.

'Rodney, you plonker!'

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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1174 times:


Are you serious?? You liked Are you Being Served!! Then I looked at your profile and I now can see why.

Most pubescent yanks don't have taste, you only have to look at the 'Celebate' topic. Their best friend is their right hand, can't pull a bird/bloke because they must be a complete plug (ugly) geek and always in the 16-20 years of age bracket.

Never mind, please stay at home and don't visit the UK.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

They did a number of movie length shows. Miami Twice is the one when they went to Miami, you see Richard Branson at the airport !!!!

How about the miracale of Peckham !!, when they find mmineral water !!!

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