Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
Back in the 80s when I was still living in Poland two comedy series were very popular among Poles. One of them was "The Olsen Gang" (made in Denmark), and the other "Gendarmerie Nationale" with Luis de Funes (made in France).
I like them so much that I bought them recently on DVD.
If you know any other good European comedies that you would recommend to others, please post them here.
Also, which comedy was "big thing" in your country?
Monty Python is hilarious, but unfortunately thats one of the few that gained popularity in the US. There are MANY other great shows that are worth mentioning. I suggest you scope out the following if you are interested in British humour.
Keeping up Appearances - Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced boo-kay) played by Patricia Routledge is a trip
Are you being Served - another classic
Jeeves and Wooster -somehow I find a lot of people don't know about this one.
The Vicar of Dibley - absolutely fabulous comedy of a lady vicar who arrives in the very intellectually challenged village of Dibley.
The Kumars at No. 42 - recently won the Peabody award for the best comedy. A tribute and a satire to the huge Indian diaspora in the UK.
Fawlty Towers - had to throw this in there. A classic, must watch!
Let me know if you need more info or other recommendations.
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Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3199 times:
If you haven't had a chance to catch Little Britain on BBC America yet - DO! It takes a couple of shows to really get into the swing of it, but once you do you're hooked. Had to have a friend find the first series DVD in London and send it to me since BBC America can't keep it in stock.
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GVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 17): I don't believe you've considered the full ramifications of that comment. Tread carefully, my friend.
I support the Royal family, so I think that by you calling them a joke, you have deeply offended me and other Royalists. If you're going to say one thing, then you should expect some comments back.
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