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Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:34 am

For me, it's no contest:



P.S. When I say "funniest," it's because the show was so consistently witty, but not as long lasting as others like "Seinfeld" which would be a runner-up.

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:45 am

Gotta love the "red X" show  Smile

I never found Seinfield funny at all... have absolutely no idea how it lasted as long as it did/is.


As for me... I think Will&Grace is a friggin' riot!

The Simpsons/SouthPark arent really "funny", but amusingly humorous in a droll satirical sorta way  Smile
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:46 am

Fawlty Towers, hands down.

It makes people of any age, even with no sense of humour roll around the floor in madness. No matter how many times you've seen the episode, it's hilarious. Genius stuff.

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:53 am

Hopefully the "Red X Show" has been cancelled and replaced by the classic 70's sitcom, "Soap."  Big grin
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:56 am

M*A*S*H

The older, the better. The later episodes were nothing compared to the earlier episodes.
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:56 am

I'd say
Only fools and horses in "normal" movies
and
Simpson in animated movies
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:59 am

Mr. Bean

The Red Green show

Fawlty Towers

Seinfeld
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:05 am

Married with children !
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:09 am

In recent years:

Frasier

Absolutely Fabulous

Curb Your Enthusiasm
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:18 am

Those were the days.....

TV Land had an "All In the Family" 2 day marathon over the weekend, and even though I have seen each episode 1,945 times, I still fell out of my chair on a few occasions. The Archie/Sammy Davis Jr. episode has got to be the funniest show I have ever seen....ever!
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:04 am





 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:33 am

umm....

I do agree with Fawlty Towers... brilliant show....
The Office is great as well.
I also liked that short-run show... High Flyers or something of the sort about air hostesses in Scotland.
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:36 am

Already a proven fact in the UK.

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES


...... Fawlty Towers is also great  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:44 am


Of all time...............Seinfeld

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:49 am

Only Fools and Horses
Fawlty Towers
Some mothers do ave' em'.

Gotta love Britcom.
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:55 am

Only Fools and Horses
Father Ted
Men Behaving Badly
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:01 am

Men Behaving Badly

Aha! So YOU were the one watching it!  Big grin
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:27 am

Damn, so many to choose from... Some A-List for me are Seinfeld, Fawlty Towers, and Keeping Up Appearances from back in the day.
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:14 am

Cheers
All in the Family
Married with Children
Red Green
Simpsons
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:25 am

I love fawlty towers! Cleese is brilliant!

As for animated, I think the Simpsons and Family Guy are my favorites. Apart from that, not much else appeals to me anymore.
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:42 am

What!!!! No votes for Monty Python's Flying Circus????? It wins on unpredictability alone!!!!
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:43 am

Mad TV is some damn funny stuff.
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:19 pm

And some think "Seinfeld" funny? Oh well, there's no accounting I suppose.

I think "Are you being served" was a great show.

Seinfeld? For US comedys "Barney Miller" was, in my opinion the greatest.
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:23 pm

What!!!! No votes for Monty Python's Flying Circus????? It wins on unpredictability alone!!!!

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:02 pm

no contest...Seinfeld
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:52 pm

Without a doubt, Family Guy....what a brilliantly hilarious show...

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:00 pm

ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings.  Smokin cool
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:08 pm

Dont you hate it when you know what shows make you laugh but as soon as a topic like this comes up you can't remember them all the sudden?  Big thumbs up

Well, I'll try...


Frasure is pretty funny at times
Seinfeld
The Cosby Show was funny only because of Bill Cosby. He's a riot sometimes. The other characters...and the plot....were kinda dull.

Three's Company
All in the Family
FRIENDS (probably my favourite)
Are You Being Served (britcom, dry humour)
Yes, Dear is funny
Everybody Loves Raymond is hillarious at times
Will and Grace is gut-busting!


My vote for least funny sitcom: Rosanne.
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:11 pm

Fawlty Towers - the best.  Big thumbs up

Got them all on video  Smile Shame there were only 12 episodes.

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:51 pm

Yeh, Fawlty Towers rules!
Ahhhh the german episode, here are a few quotes!  Big thumbs up
'Just dont mention the war, I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it!'

German: 'Please dont mention the war, your making my wife upset.'
Mr Fawlty: 'You started it'
German: 'No I didnt'
Mr Fawlty: 'Yes you did, you invaded Poland!'

he he, I love that episode!  Big thumbs up

Also, Only Fools and horses is Funny, especially the last3 that were ever made. Its a shame that they arn't going to make anymore!

Ah, the wonders of British Comedy!

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:01 pm

You're right Simon, that episode makes me laugh every time Big grin Big grin

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:07 pm

Bottom line.........Seinfeld!

Also loved Cheers!

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:57 pm

And now from the older set...."Fernwood tonight" (Later "America Tonight") with Martin Mull and Fred Willard. Absolutely hilarious.
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:07 am

......"Frasure"???

"Frasure"........"Frasure"?.........."Frasure"..................
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:13 am

My vote goes to (in no order):

1. "Your Show Of Shows" with Imogene Coco and Sid Caesar.
2. "Fawlty Towers"
3. "Father Ted"
4. "Green Acres"
5. "On The Buses"
6. "All In The Family"
 
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:38 am

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:03 am

Are you all nuts?

No, we just don't find I Love Lucy quite as funny as you do. But hey, thanks for impugning our taste since it doesn't coincide with yours.  Insane
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:26 am

(Can't believe nobody hasn't said this already)

"One Foot In The Grave" - one of the most quirky and downright hilariously witty pieces of entertainment ever conceived.

Also must agree with those who listed "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Seinfeld".

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:05 am

I would have to go with "Friends & The Golden Girls". No question whatsoever!
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:07 am

Seinfeld, Seinfeld, Seinfeld. As a matter of fact I am watching it as I write this post.
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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:02 am

In no particular order:

Married With Children, Scrubs, Seinfeld, Still Standing, 8 Simple Rules..., Becker, Everybody Loves Raymond, That '70s Show, The Simpsons, Will & Grace, Malcolm In The Middle, (I am sure I left some out by accident)...

what can I say? The US sure knows how to make good shows.

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:43 pm

My all time fav was "Cheers", but I really enjoyed "Wings". There were so many classic lines in that show. The fact that it centered around an airport helped "fuel" my interest as well!

One classic line was when the Secret Service was on the island doing a security sweep for the arrival of the President and Lowell said this as he was talking to Roy..
"My dad was in the Secret Service!..... no, wait, that's not right. Oh I know, he LIED about staying out of the SERVICE and I'm supposed to keep it a SECRET!"  Big grin
I am a simple person so I find that funny!

Its too bad the show sort of veered off course towards the end. They should have made it more about the airport and Sandpiper Air than about the love interest between the chararcters.

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RE: Funniest TV Comedy Ever?

Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:07 pm

THE RED GREEN SHOW



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