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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, Nov 17, 2019.
Watched a bunch of Blackadder while stuck at a BnB in Homer, Alaska. Seemed funny that day.
It's a favorite. I prefer British humor to American humor with the exception of very few things. MASH, the Marx Brothers, Firesign Theater, MST3K, that's about it. Haven't watched Blackadder in a while, but I still use a line from it. Someone comments to Blackadder about him talking to himself and he replies "I find it ensures intelligent conversation". Occasionally I'll use the Baldric line "I have a cunning plan..."
Watched part of a documentary about the making of the show recently. It was enjoyable. Mr Bean seems so pedestrian compared to Blackadder.
It all started with Are You Being Served?...
without being smart, did it?
I am an early 70's child so have no clue, Except I thought that type of humour pre dated that show.
I have started to realise what I thought was a a known existing thing in my youth was actually the first time. Calculators, Digital watches etc a good example. Lots of food types I only just realised my generaton was the first to grow up mainstream with.
try the Red Dwarf or Drop the dead donkey
I have a plan so cunning you could brush your teeth with it...
A great series I happened on by accident. We were supposed run it on PBS but for some reasons didn’t but the feed still came down so the tape room recorded it.
The last one was very dramatic. I’ll not spoil it for those that can find the series to watch it
Is it on You Tube? It would be fun to watch it again
This reminds me of the time I watched a bunch of Fawlty Towers on an international flight.
Hadn’t seen any for years, decades maybe, and I was in absolute stitches. Especially with Basil’s altercation with his car. Tears streaming down my face and uncontrollable, hysterical fits of laughter. It was brilliant.
To call the Japanese package tour folk sitting all around me nonplused would be a vast understatement...
Whilst there are some fantastic old and modern British comedy shows around there were/are also many dire ones that make absolutely cringe-worthy viewing, or even contemplating, today.
Blackadder was definitely one of the more superior ones - his (at least Ben Elton's) ability to put down asinine comments from those above and below him was singular indeed.
The best Blackadder sketch...
Fawlty Towers is possibly the funniest "funny" show ever. Only twelve episodes, so it didn't go on until worn out.....not enough episodes to sneak in a weak one, and the most perfect cast ever assembled. The funniest 15 musical seconds from FT......