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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3203 times:

Hey Guys,

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?

Rafal

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3200 times:

Do we want to bring up "Keeping up Appearances" and "Are you being served"?

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3180 times:

Those absolutely insane Italian comedies with Fantozzi as the main character.

Quoting Lindy (Thread starter):
Also, which comedy was "big thing" in your country?



and also movie "Pelíšky" and "Samotáøi"


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Rafal, personally I like 2 more Polish ones from now... Swiat Wedlug Kiepskich and 13 Posterunek with the man that is in every Polish movie, Cezary Pazura.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

There are so many European comidies that I love...

I'm not even gonna mention all the English ones, there are just too many.

German's are great at comedy:
Lots of really good modern shows out there, Mensch Markus, Bully & Rick (bullyparade), and the absolute classic, Ein Herz & Eine Seele.

There's a Dutch show out I watched as well, I don't know what the original title was, but in Germany it was called "Familie Flodder".



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User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Two words.......Monty Python


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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

This lot:




They're bloody hilarious.

QFF


User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

LMAO rotfl 

That was good Qantas, and absolutely warranted too.



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User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

I heard "Los Serrano" from Spain is an awesome comedy.


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3047 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Do we want to bring up "Keeping up Appearances"

That's the first one that came to my mind...that show's funny. Big grin

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting Drewfly (Reply 5):
Two words.......Monty Python

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.

cheers



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User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3352 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
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Kopspijkers was a big hit in The Netherlands and Jiskefest is good too.


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3005 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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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14127 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Father Ted for rural Irish life! Big grin

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
Ein Herz & Eine Seele.

Ekel Alfred and his Dusslige Kuh? Big grin


Jan


User currently offlineATCisgreat From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Listen very carefully - I say this only once!
Guys, you're forgetting "Allo-Allo" ! (It doesn't really help that one of my bosses name is actually Herr Flick...)



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Blackadder is another good British comedy.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 13):
Ekel Alfred and his Dusslige Kuh?

Don't forget the "Sozi".  rotfl 

pelican


User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 6):
This lot:




They're bloody hilarious.

QFF

Yet they still rule over your country  Wink

Pssst...Don't mention the war  Silly



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting GVBIG (Reply 16):
Yet they still rule over your country

I don't believe you've considered the full ramifications of that comment. Tread carefully, my friend.

QFF


User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2927 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.
Down with Aussie Republicans!
 duck 



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Quoting GVBIG (Reply 18):
I support the Royal family, so I think that by you calling them a joke, you have deeply offended me and other Royalists.

Good.

Quoting GVBIG (Reply 18):
If you're going to say one thing, then you should expect some comments back.
Down with Aussie Republicans!

Your ignorance is amusing. You cannot win with me on this issue. Sorry.

QFF


User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

You can't forget "It Ain't Half Hot Mum".

It was made in a time before I was even thought of and I laugh at this comedy more than any other.

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 19):
Your ignorance is amusing. You cannot win with me on this issue. Sorry.

You are the ignorant one here.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting GVBIG (Reply 21):
You are the ignorant one here.

Love the royals - I honestly couldn't care less. But don't presume to apply this love to the Australian monarchy - because there is no way you can possibly win that argument.

QFF


User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 22):
But don't presume to apply this love to the Australian monarchy - because there is no way you can possibly win that argument.

I'm sure I read in another thread that you aren't actually an Aussie, so therefore you can't complain...



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User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

The best of the best!

"The Baldy Man"

Starring: Gregor Fisher

UK, ITV


25 Post contains images LO231 : Give me "Absolutely Fabulous" any day Regards, LO231
26 MD11Engineer : Jaque Tati as M. Hulot Fernandel as Don Camillo Jan
27 Post contains images Banco : A good one just starting its second series here is The Smoking Room. A bit hard to describe really, it's nothing like The Office, but I suspect if you
28 QANTASforever : Uh, no - I'm an Australian. Have no idea where you got that one. QFF P.S: Ab Fab, Alistair McGowan (have no idea who half the people he takes off are
29 San747 : Those are great... I'm probably the only American teenager who's ever heard of, let alone watched those shows...
30 Post contains images Springbok747 : Hahaha...QFF...that was awesome..LMAO! GVBIG..you have no idea what you are getting into with QFF..so just give up...there is no way you'll win Back t
31 Post contains images QANTASforever : Springbok747 - deary me - I'm about to hijack a thread again! This looks like delicious fun. Stick around, Springbok . QFF
32 ZKSUJ : -Keeping up appearances -Father Ted Both great great comedies. I've got father Ted on DVD, awsome.
33 Post contains images BoogyJay : For the french side, Les Bronzes and Les Bronzes font du ski (must see) La Verite si j'mens (1 and 2): L'auberge espagnole Tanguy and Les Charlots (ve
34 WindowSeat : Not quite! I know of many others. But if you liked these, you should probably see the rest I mentioned too! cheers
35 Post contains links and images Kaddyuk : How the hell can you find it funny then? The whole idea is that you know who he is immitating and therefore know why its funny. Aint nothing worse th
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