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Post by Norc on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:37 pm

is this true? do you have to boost the power because at a certain time everyone puts the kettle on?
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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:59 pm

yeah totally true Laughing
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Post by halfwise on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:17 pm

Okay, explain something to me. The most excruciatingly boring show to come out of BBC is 'As Time Goes By' wasting the talents of Judy Dench and Jeffrey Palmer. I have to assume the only reason it's inflicted so incessantly on us is because it was popular over in Britain. Is this possible, or is this just the television equivalent of dumping?

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Post by azriel on Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:13 pm

Huh! Im wondering IF "As time goes by" WAS ever popular ?! I also thought it was THE most boring pile of shat ! Great, if you suffer from insomnia tho, you'de be asleep in minutes. Sleep

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:06 pm

Yup its awful- and was never popular here.
I assume the thinking in inflicting it on the US is that it has two big names in it- so it must be good, and if its not good its because you dont get the sopisticated British humour but you can still pretend you do and feel smug about it.
And its not you dont get our humour, or its sophistication- we dont find it funny or sophisticated either.

You wouldnt get a tea making inspired electricity surge during its ad break thats for sure- everyone watching would be asleep or have finished killing themselves by then.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:09 pm

I still like My Family. it was so crap it was great. its very comforting, it helped me through a rough time.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:19 pm

I am soothed to find you Brits found it to be so ass-bitingly boring as I did. I suspected there was this torrent of culturally delicate jokes I was missing, but apparently not. And yet, the damn thing ran for 8 years!

Then again, Home Improvement has been a huge success over here, due mainly to the average level of cretinism prevalent in the US. I have no other explanation. Hope it hasn't been exported.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:22 pm

Too late it has, long ago. Mad

I'm not quite sure who watched As Time Goes by- the ageing members of the upper middle classes I suspect.

The rest of us were probably watching Blackader and Only Fools and Horses or something.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:31 pm

it was probably made for genteel 60/70 year olds in the Home Counties.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:33 pm

Yeah that sounds about right.

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Post by azriel on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:32 pm

I still love "Yes Minister" as my fav British "thing" on TV, The humour & gentle sarcasm is as good today as it was then, & will probably stay great in the future. Nod

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Nod Best sitcom the UK ever produced in my view. And there is some strong competion to that-Porridge, Open all Hours, Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, The Good Life, Man About the House, Butterflies, Coupling, Spaced, Black Books, Father Ted, to name but a few (and you will note no current ones).

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Post by azriel on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:42 pm

I thought it was just me when I said that todays comedy is,imo, SHIT ! The old stuff,is the best stuff as far as Im concerned, like "Steptoe & Son". Then my 17yr old agreed with me ! He thinks todays comedy is shit also ! Shocked

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:50 pm

Steptoe and Son is fanatsic, proper pathos.

Alf Garnett too. Are you being Served. Dads Army. Some Mothers do Have 'em. Sorry.
So many great sitcoms of the past- dunno whats happened in recent years- swamped by US sitcoms I suspect so they gave up trying.


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Post by chris63 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:33 pm

azriel wrote:I thought it was just me when I said that todays comedy is,imo, SHIT ! The old stuff,is the best stuff as far as Im concerned, like "Steptoe & Son". Then my 17yr old agreed with me ! He thinks todays comedy is shit also ! Shocked

Agree :carrot: :carrot:

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Post by Norc on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:05 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:I still like My Family. it was so crap it was great. its very comforting, it helped me through a rough time.

i agree, they sent it here, i liked it when i was smaller, i kind of grew out of the humour (imagen that) but it's still a good show.

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Post by Norc on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:06 pm

Top Gear and QI

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Post by azriel on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:18 am

lol! Spot on, Mrs Figg.
I see we have a new TV advert for "Tena Lights", little pads for people who wee at every opportunity. Pretty girl in purple dress, giggles non-chalantly with dishy guy, then OOOPS she tumbles & flashes her drawers, (whilst containing a pee) thing is, Tena Lights now have CRYSTALS in them ! ooh goody, knickers full of kitty litter! :facepalm:

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:25 am

Laughing So glad as a man I dont have this problem- when I get older I wil do what all old Scots males do and just piss myself with impunity. Twisted Evil

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Post by azriel on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:46 am

So, next week then ? Laughing

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:51 am

No, in about 8 hours, when I am the 5 or 6th barrel would be usual!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:04 pm

or you could do it in your mates wardrobe. Rolling Eyes
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Post by azriel on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:13 pm

lol!

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