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Britain's Best Sitcom

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by babs, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    I presume some of you watched this tonight.

    Thoughts?

    For me, the scandal of Bottom at 45!?
     
  2. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Films & DVD forum perhaps? :D
     
  3. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    It's neither Film nor DVD related though....

    As there isn't a TV forum I left it in plain ol' entertainment.
     
  4. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Aah but you'll find it includes TV as well :p
     
  5. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Bah, and there as me thinking I was doing right by the place ;)

    Someone move it then please.
     
  6. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    It's fine here :)
    And no I didn't :eek:
     
  7. Aoami

    Aoami FH is my second home

    Who won?
     
  8. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    noone yet, they ran through 50-11 and then showed the top 10 in no particular order. Over the next 10 weeks each one gets a showcase and you can vote online etc then in March they announce the winner.

    Here is the list of the top 10, I'd love Fawlty Towers or Blackadder to win it but I think it's bound to be Only Fking Fools and Horses.
     
  9. Aoami

    Aoami FH is my second home

    I hope it's OF&H, it's my favourite of the 10 without a doubt.

    Oh, and whats more, Daivd 'Cheap as Chips' Dickinson is fighting for Of&H! :D
     
  10. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    I don't like any of these :(
     
  11. Frizz

    Frizz Can't get enough of FH

    Agreed, OF&H is boring as sin.
     
  12. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Please God don't let it be Only Fools... it has its moments but...Jeezus :(

    Blackadder for me, far and away the best.
     
  13. TheJkWhoSaysNi

    TheJkWhoSaysNi One of Freddy's beloved

    If I had my way it would be Red Dwarf.. but from those it has to be Fawlty Towers.
     
  14. PR.

    PR. Fledgling Freddie

    What justice is there that the Vicar of Dibley is in the Top10 and The Office is 25?!

    I voted Blackadder in the end...
     
  15. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    Porridge or Black-adder.

    I'm not sure about black-adder since we had the tapes at work and they were played all the time. It gets annoying after a while.
     
  16. Jonaldo

    Jonaldo Fledgling Freddie

    I saw some of the show briefly while channel hopping and they did say when showing The Office bit that probably the main reason it was that low was the voting was done last year some time and it only really hit the big time in the last series, with mostly cult fans before.

    Or something.
     
  17. Jonny_Darko

    Jonny_Darko Fledgling Freddie

    Spaced - 66 ?!?!?!?

    Apart from the possible exception of Blackadder this is the best Brit sitcom ever written.

    Bloody public.
     
  18. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Personally I'd have put Steptoe and Son at No 1 but since it's not in the list I'd go for Blackadder, Fawlty Towers or Yes Minister.
     
  19. Insane

    Insane Wait... whatwhat?

    *cough* FIX! *cough*

    notice how the top 10 are all comedys which distinctly involved BBC in one way or another?

    unbiased top 10 plzthx! :eek:
     
  20. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Considering there's only 7 (I think) non-BBC comedies in the entire top 50 it's hardly surprising is it?

    It was an open vote to get those as well btw, I voted.
     
  21. raw

    raw One of Freddy's beloved

    Its easily only fools and horses!! You know it makes sense.
     
  22. Dweller

    Dweller Fledgling Freddie

    Lol, good luck with that one.

    Voted for BlackAdder as I never really thought any of the others were particularly funny. OF&H has it's moments, but that's probably due to the length of time it's been going now.
     
  23. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie

    I would say 'Allo Allo' was probably the most sucsessfull Sitcom ever.

    I have seen it on about every channel in europe over the years, whilts most others never realy left the bbc.

    The top ten looks pretty good, tho I would kick Open all hours and Dads army out for The young ones and Red Dwarf
     
  24. ECA

    ECA FH is my second home

    i voted Blacky.

    shame steptoe and red dwarf aint there oh and young ones as well, thanks for reminding me sibanac.
     
  25. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    I agree there. How the hell can BREAD fooking Bread be higher than Bottom?

    For me OF&H is the best by far, and how did the Vicar of Dibley get in the top 10? Red Dwarf should replace it!
     
  26. Bodhi

    Bodhi Resident Freddy

    Cos Bottom was turgid unfunny shite perhaps?
     
  27. Vae

    Vae Part of the furniture FH Subscriber

    Yes Minister:
    There was a reason why it won the British Bafta for best comedy series 3 years running. It's incredibly funny and still so appropriate when you view it in the context of current politicians too.
     
  28. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Bottom was genius, the live shows were poop but the series was fantastic. I know them all line by line now but I still laugh just as much every time I watch them.
     
  29. maxi

    maxi Fledgling Freddie

    Yes Minister was very good, I think my favourite of the bunch would be Blackadder or Fawlty Towers. OF&H is a bit lame, since seeing David Jason in A Touch Of Frost it's obvious he's just Del Boy with a different accent, terrible actors, lame feel good storylines and even worse when they got 'serious' (ugh the crying in the lift made me cringe, so bad) ...anyone remember that?

    Alan Partridge may not be the best...but it is fucking great was it a sitcom though?

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  30. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Well, it was a comedy in a particular situation, I think that qualifies it.
     

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