Lindy
Topic Author
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:52 am

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
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
dtwclipper
Posts: 6668
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:17 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:53 am

Do we want to bring up "Keeping up Appearances" and "Are you being served"?
Compare New York Air, the Airline that works for your Business
 
L410Turbolet
Posts: 5420
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 9:12 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:18 am

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"
 
LOT767-300ER
Posts: 8526
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:40 am

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.
 
ACDC8
Posts: 7172
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:56 pm

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:18 pm

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".
A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
drewfly
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:37 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:42 pm

Two words.......Monty Python
A-10 Thunderbolt II, ugly as hell, efficient as hell, would you like to meet my boomstick?
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:48 pm

This lot:




They're bloody hilarious.

QFF
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
drewfly
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:37 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:53 pm

LMAO rotfl 

That was good Qantas, and absolutely warranted too.
A-10 Thunderbolt II, ugly as hell, efficient as hell, would you like to meet my boomstick?
 
mia
Posts: 813
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:40 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:43 pm

I heard "Los Serrano" from Spain is an awesome comedy.
"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
 
DeltaRules
Posts: 3650
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2001 11:57 am

RE: European Comedies

Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:51 am

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
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST
 
WindowSeat
Posts: 1198
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:01 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:44 pm

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
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
 
LFutia
Posts: 3155
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:04 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:54 pm

Kopspijkers was a big hit in The Netherlands and Jiskefest is good too.
Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
 
searpqx
Posts: 4173
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2000 10:36 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:02 pm

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.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
 
MD11Engineer
Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:24 pm

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
Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
 
ATCisgreat
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:19 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:09 pm

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...)
Next: 26.05. DUS-LHR BA939, LHR-HKG BA25; 01.06 HKG-LHR BA32; 02.06. LHR-DUS BA938
 
pelican
Posts: 2429
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:51 pm

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:31 pm

Blackadder is another good British comedy.

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

Don't forget the "Sozi".  rotfl 

pelican
 
GVBIG
Posts: 332
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:52 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:39 pm

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
Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:23 pm

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
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
GVBIG
Posts: 332
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:52 am

RE: European Comedies

Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:38 pm

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 
Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:43 am

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
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
zeekiel
Posts: 398
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:59 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:48 am

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
Bring back the New Zealand Air Combat Force
 
GVBIG
Posts: 332
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:52 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:16 pm

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

You are the ignorant one here.
Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:22 pm

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
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
GVBIG
Posts: 332
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:52 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:23 pm

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...
Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
 
Bofredrik
Posts: 1133
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 1999 4:17 pm

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:50 pm

The best of the best!

"The Baldy Man"

Starring: Gregor Fisher

UK, ITV
 
LO231
Posts: 2227
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:55 pm

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:48 pm

Give me

"Absolutely Fabulous" any day

 Smile  Smile  Smile

Regards,
LO231
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
 
MD11Engineer
Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:55 pm

Jaque Tati as M. Hulot

Fernandel as Don Camillo

Jan
Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: European Comedies

Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:50 pm

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 liked that, you'll like this.

Also, the Catherine Tate show is quite good, but am I bovvered? Do I look bovvered? Face, bovvered? You callin' me a pikey?  Wink
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:44 am

Quoting GVBIG (Reply 23):
I'm sure I read in another thread that you aren't actually an Aussie, so therefore you can't complain...

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, but it's funny none the less).
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
san747
Posts: 4344
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:21 pm

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 10):
Keeping up Appearances - Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced boo-kay) played by Patricia Routledge is a trip

Are you being Served - another classic



Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 10):
Fawlty Towers - had to throw this in there. A classic, must watch!

Those are great... I'm probably the only American teenager who's ever heard of, let alone watched those shows...
Scotty doesn't know...
 
Springbok747
Posts: 4007
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:13 am

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:41 pm

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  Wink

Back to the topic though, Blackadder is awesome...but Mr Bean is even better..heh.

PS: Go QFF  biggrin 
אני תומך בישראל
 
QANTASforever
Posts: 5794
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:03 am

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:43 pm

Springbok747 - deary me - I'm about to hijack a thread again!

This looks like delicious fun. Stick around, Springbok  Wink .

QFF
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
ZKSUJ
Posts: 6804
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 5:15 pm

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:54 pm

-Keeping up appearances
-Father Ted

Both great great comedies. I've got father Ted on DVD, awsome.
 
Boogyjay
Posts: 436
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 1:29 am

RE: European Comedies

Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:09 pm

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 (very kitch) in Le Grand Bazar or Les fous du stade


You have a lot more comedies but I can't put them all here, just some which I remember.

Cheers!
 
WindowSeat
Posts: 1198
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:01 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:03 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 29):
Those are great... I'm probably the only American teenager who's ever heard of, let alone watched those shows...

Not quite! I know of many others. But if you liked these, you should probably see the rest I mentioned too!

cheers
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
 
kaddyuk
Posts: 3697
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2001 1:04 am

RE: European Comedies

Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:50 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 28):
P.S: Ab Fab, Alistair McGowan (have no idea who half the people he takes off are, but it's funny none the less).

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 than someone laughing to something they dont understand.

Quoting Banco (Reply 27):
Also, the Catherine Tate show is quite good, but am I bovvered? Do I look bovvered? Face, bovvered? You callin' me a pikey?

**Sound of tumbleweed** Not funny...

Quoting Banco (Reply 27):
The Smoking Room. A bit hard to describe really

I think "Shit" comes close

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 10):
I suggest you scope out the following if you are interested in British humour.

Those are all funny comedies... if you were born in the 70's...

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 12):
Little Britain on BBC America yet

My favourite!

How can anyone forget these classics...

"Bottom" - Adventures in the sordid life of two of the world's most repellent bachelors. Double-act Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson


"The Fast Show" - With paul whitehouse & Charlie Higson... The best comedy of the 90's...! (This is the comedy that spawned "Little Britain")

This one is more of a game show but still provided laugh-a-minute entertainment just like a comedy.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks:
http://www.ukgameshows.com/index.php/Never_Mind_the_Buzzcocks

All excelent comedies IMO
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 33 guests