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Subject: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:03 PM

More non-musical palaver from Johnny in Oklahoma City ..

We are getting weekly installments of a Brit-com called "Are You Being Served?" - evidently from the late 70's. It's about some people who work in a London department store. It's lightweight, and I usually enjoy it. There is a recurring gag about a cat belonging to one of the clerks, who always refers to it as her pussy.

For example, the boss says, "Staff are required to remain after closing this evening." Mrs. Slocomb: "Oh, I can't! If I'm not home by six o'clock, my pussy will be climbing the curtains." This always gets a big laugh -- from me as well.

No television show produced here in the Good Old U.S.A. could get away with this kind of double-entente, because of the alternate meaning of "pussy". What I am wondering is whether the Brits are aware of the secondary meaning here in America, and whether it has the same meaning Over There.

Just wondering == Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: JenEllen
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:07 PM

My guess would be yes. My British grandmother laughs herself sick at that bit. Production wise, I assume they want a laugh there, otherwise the laugh-tracks would be non-exhistant, but it's a steady gag throughout their shows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:14 PM

Man, I LOVE "Are You Being Served?" or "Areyoub" as we call it. Just the other day my sister and I were singing the theme song. Ha...we must have seen every episode. We even own the official Are You Being Served handbook & episode guide. We used to laugh till the tears ran twice every week. What a hoot!

--Matt (Mr.Humphries RULES!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:16 PM

AYBS has been running continually here on one of the local PBS stations for at least ten years. They are well aware of alll the double entendre stuff. I still love it after seeing every episode a dozen times at least, including the "AYBS Again" series filmed years later. And I've been in love with Wendy Richard for years (he sheepishly admitted).

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:23 PM

God, I love that show!! Though it hasn't been seen on PBS up here in a long time now...But we do have another good show called As Time Goes By...

Amergin


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:24 PM

My favorite Mr.Grainger line: "Excuse me sir, but you have a fat face, piggy eyes, and a pimple on your nose!"

--Matt


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:26 PM

I've seen As Time Goes By a few times...it's Ok. I like "Keeping Up Appearances". Onslow is my favorite! Uh oh...here it comes! Favorite Onslow line "Another engagement party? She's had more engagement parties than I've had bags of crisps!" and "Oh nice!" has become a family favorite...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:52 PM

Keeping Up Appearnaces is pretty funny, but I just can't stand Hyacinth....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:55 PM

I know! She's such a pain! "Mind the cows, Richard." "But their in a pasture, Hyacinth!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:58 PM

AYBS was pretty funny the first several times I saw every single episode. Got lame after the original cast started getting replaced (Mr.Granger and Mr.Lucas). Keeping Up Appearances rocks, though. But there are only so many ways to humiliate Hyacinth, and only so many times that it will be entertaining... Still, I doubt I'll ever get sick of it.

Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, and Red Dwarf pretty much destroy AYBS, though. >:)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:00 AM

Mbo -- what is a Bacon Booty? (Or however you spell it.) It sounds yummy!

We are also getting "One Foot in the Grave" with theme song by Eric Idle. It's about a cranky old fellow and his long-suffering wife. He always gets into a terrible mess because he is so crabby. I crack up when he yells, "I don't be-LIEVE IT!"

"Keeping Up Appearances" is on every week, and "As Time Goes By", which is the class of the bunch. We also used to get "Yes, Minister" and "Only When I Laugh", and I wish they could be on again. Love those Brit-coms!

== Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:02 AM

Blackadder rolls me around the floor with laughter...so did Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy...which I heard some one's gonna be making a movie of soon...

Amergin


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:04 AM

G'day Banjo Johnny et al,

The difference between slang expressions in alledgedly English-speaking counrties (hey ... I'm having a shot at the English...) leads to all sorts of interestion results. dad, (here in Australia) tells me that (roughly WWII period) the Poms (English) made a film, set in Victorian London and eponymously titled, Fanny by Gaslight.

The alternative meaning of "fanny", to the English, was female genitalia - so nobody admitted to it and the film happily carried that title ... but when it was to be shown in America, the less offensive (?) American use of "fanny" for buttocks meant that the title had to be changed.

Another area of great amusement for American servicemen on leave in Australia was the (British-written) ads for Robur Tea ... "It keeps your pecker up!". There must be hordes of cases where the local version of English produces unintended humour for those speking diffent forms of the language.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:11 AM

Course we were Johnny - the one I had always wondered about was whether Mrs Slow Cum was intentional.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:15 AM

Well, you can never be too sure about how words are used in other places. Bob Bolton gave some good examples there. == Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:22 AM

After "are you being served" the cast made another series about running a boarding house.. or something.... awful....

Have you had "hi-de-hi" inflicted on you yet????

wish we got some of the good English sitcoms over here

but all we ever get is Hyacinth.... and if we're really lucky "Yes Minister" and "as time goes by".....

did "Father Ted" ever make it to the US?? (Channel 4 as opposed to BBC comedy)... wonderful stuff....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:26 AM

There was another show that was pretty funny, but it must have been pretty short lived cause I only got to see a few episodes, it was the Vicar of Dibley (or something like that).

Amergin


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:28 AM

I think Hyacinth is funny. One time, a fellow made a pass at her. As she was running away, he called out, "I love you, Mrs. Bucket!" She turned around for a moment and chided, "It's Bouquet!" Very Hyacinth. == Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:37 AM

Vicar of Dibley is another good one.....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:46 AM

Banjo Johnny, how is it that you can refuse to apologise to someone that you wronged on the strengh of him using the word "fuck" to you but you seem quite comfortable with, and in fact appear to enjoy, the double entendres such as use of pussy in Are You Being Served?

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:57 AM

Because the word "pussy" was not directed at me. Understand? Moreover, I have not wronged anyone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:03 AM

Yes, I understand. You can wrong anybody but the minute they react angrily, they are in the wrong in spite of the provocation - fine Johnny, thanks for the explaination.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:11 AM

Keeping Up Appearances sometimes has it's own double entendres, as in the episode "Hyacinth Gets Alarmed" where she tells people that her husband is going to "alarm" her. She means getting an alarm system installed, but it's a bit of gentle double entendre humor that get's Hyacinth double takes from whoever she tells it to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:37 AM

I did enjoy The Vicar of Dibley, a sweet little show. The vicar's assistant, a young girl, had one of the funniest lines I have ever heard:

Do you know the margarine that's called "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"? At first I thought, I can't believe "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" is not butter. Then I wondered whether butter is "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", or not. Now I can't believe all the stuff that's not called "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" is not "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". The vicar was non-plussed, and I fell off the sofa laughing. == Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:43 AM

So did I

B.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: JenEllen
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:19 AM

Yep, BJ. The One Foot In The Grave's are great. The one where his friend made his tombstone, and the one where he ended up buck-nekkid hanging from the gutter have got to be the best. Hopefully, Mrs. Slocomb's pussy will never be directed at you.

~Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:33 AM

Hey Amergin... HHGTTG has already been done on film... by the BBC... I have it on videotape... It's not bad... the production is slightly below and above Dr Who, and it's only the first 3 books... (y a know, the good stuff???) Look around Amazon or such like, I'm sure you'll find it...

On the subject of British Comedy... Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Father Ted, The Young Ones, Bottom top my list... They're even close to being in order... you folks can keep Are you Being Bored... We at the pub laughingly refer to a woman who has recently changed her hair colour as as Slocomb...

Often they have no idea what we're getting at...

LOL!

{~`


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: The Shambles
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:37 AM

Is all that 'I don't believe it's not butter' marketing, confined to the UK?

I have thought of introducing one called: 'We used to call this margarine'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:40 AM

Anyone remember 'Never mind the quality, feel the width'?

How about you, Sham?

B.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: sledge
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:50 AM

It still takes a lot to beat Dads' army. Did that one make it to the US?

Banjo Johnny Bacon butty = Bacon Sandwhich.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GMT
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:37 AM

Brendy, was that the one about two tailors one catholic and the other jewish ? That's some time ago !!! I don't think I do remember it.

Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Llanfair
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:50 AM

All the classic British comedy series seem to have made it "over the pond", but have you seen the Ealing comedies?Films such as "The Ladykillers" "Passport to Pimlico" and "Kind hearts and Coronets"(Which, I believe, is being remade) They are very well made films, and the humour is very understated. I love them.
We get "Frasier" which we never miss, and "Friends", of course. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: The Shambles
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:58 AM

'Never mind the quality, feel the width'? No that was before my time……..Unfortunately it wasn't. Going back a bit though. That was the one with an Irish and a Jewish tailor. Milo O'Shea and __________?

My favourite 'Hycinthism' was "I do hate those people who go around pretending to be superior, it makes it so difficult for those of us who really are".

I'm afraid I have a very superior attitude to sit-coms. I used to hate Dad's Army. Now I think it is wonderful. I don't think the same is going to happen to 'Are You Being Served', for I have never found that very funny. Who knows, in time maybe I will?

How about Only Fools and Horses? Or are we keeping that jewel to ourselves?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: mcpiper
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:27 AM

Brilliant thread. Bought back memories just reading the titles. Was it in "Never mind the quality, feel the width" where Milo O'Shea used to say " I was a little brown brother, and little brown brothers dont lie. Tops of all time, Fawlty Towers, Father Ted, Dad's Army and It Aint half hot Mum. Can't beat pommie comedy, even down here in N.Z.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GMT
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 07:51 AM

Where do you think 'Some Mothers Do Have 'Em' fits
in here ?
Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:02 AM

I like "Waiting for God" as much as any. Mbo, we agree on something, Onslow is my hero. That show has such excellent characters, they are all perfectly suited to their respective roles. Can you imagine being married to that pain in the ass, Hyacinth?

Does anyone remember the best sit com of all time, BARNEY MILLER?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:10 AM

YES YES YES!! Kendall, I love Barney Miller! What a great show! My favorites were Fish (Abe Vigoda) and Nick (Jack Soo)!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:58 AM

We get a few Britcoms here in Nashville but I haven't watched any of them enough to say whether I like them or not. I have seen AYBS once or twice and was amused but not enough to tune in every week. (Actually I think it conflicts with Thistle & Shamrock, so who would blame me?)

There was one I used to watch, though, way back when I was in high school, and I think it was called Butterflies. The father was a dentist (and this actor is on another Britcom now) and was always stressed out about something, Mum was a housewife and they had two batty teenage sons. My favorite (and really, ONLY) memory of this show was the phone ringing and the father picking it up --- This is an answering service. PLease go away! --- and slamming it back down. Man, I've always wanted to do that.

I liked Barney Miller, too, but Wojo was my favorite.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:18 AM

"butterflies" was a wonderful show written by Carla Lane (she, I think, also did "Bread" and "the Mistress").... often hilariously funny and heartbreakingly sad....

"the good life" is another classic which derserves re-runs

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:21 AM

You've all done very well...


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From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:26 AM

Just to keep Ol' Johnny on edge....."You're a fockin' puzzy".......

"Fawty Towers" tops my list with "Black Adder" close. Also, I loved "Reginald Perrin" and "Good Neighbors."

BTW...Do any of our English compatriots find the word "Britcom" offensive? Its been in use here for years. I still think that a "Britcom Network" on cable would sell in the US. Surprises me that no one has done it.

TO KENDALL AND MEEBO----"Mooshie-Mooshie" (brownie episode)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Dorrie
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:28 AM

most of these are consisdered pretty lame over here in england


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: celticblues5
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:48 AM

Interesting thread! Iowa Public TV is very good about rotating a variety of Britcoms, plus they always offer premiums related to them at pledge time. We even have more of a variety up here than in a number of larger cities like KC. Some that haven't been mentioned yet - To the Manor Born, 'Allo 'Allo, Brittas Empire.

We've had all the ones mentioned so far EXCEPT Father Ted, Only When I Laugh, Butterflies, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Fools & Horses, and The Young Ones. (Seeing some of them is thanks to finally getting digital cable with the BBC - Chef is a stitch!) Love RD too - though it isn't quite as good since Rimmer got replaced. Of the older ones, I'd have to say Good Neighbors (terrific for those of us once involved in the back-to-the-land movement in that time period), Waiting for God, Hitchhiker, & Keeping Up Appearances.

Best non-sitcom? - Hamish MacBeth!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Giac, not at home
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:52 AM

The ones we get now are Waiting for God, Keeping Up Appearances, Vicar of Dibley and Fawlty Towers. Vicar replaced a Canadian show, The Red Green Show, which was not enthusiastically met in this area. While it had a small, but very loyal, following, it was not enough to outweigh the cry against it.

Someone mentioned The Young Ones. I hadn't thought of it in years.

Too many years ago to count, when I lived on the Arkansas and Oklahoma border, the nearest "public" TV station was in Oklahoma, near enough to get a snowy, but recognizable picture and staticky sound. On Saturday nights, I was at home glued to Monty Python and Dr. Who.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:58 AM

Butterflies was good - the youngest kid went on to be in many later shows, including Only Fool's and Horses. That didn't make it over here (as far as I can see) and I only caught it on visits back to Engald. The main character now appears as the detective - Frost, which I really like. (I missed the first few since I thought it was another Frost called David -"Hello, good-evening and welcome)

Can't say I like Are You being seved - my opinion, but then I never liked Benny Hill either. If people are into double entendre's, I surprised that Frankie Howard hasn't had a mention.

Vicar of Dibley had a few series, I found them good watching once but tedious on repeats. Absolutely Fabulous hasn't been brought up either.

One of the best shows was Drop the Dead Donkey - about a TV news room, very current and certainly put Mary Tyler Moore to shame.

Of the American shows Barney Miller was brilliant (but why isn't it shown syndicated), and I can keep watching Frasier.

All the Ealing comedies are great films, and staying on a nostalgia trip, why don't they show Hancock's Halh Hour?

On a music type theme (though not Folk), the recent Scottish comedy on how to make it in the rock music business (A Young person's guide...?) was good, though flagging in the final 2 episodes.

Well, that's my tastes!

Cheers Rana


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From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:12 AM

Hi Celticblues,

Hamish MacBeth is good, but don't forget Heartbeat - great soundtrack and who can't like Greengrass.

Did you ever see the Chef episode when he is at a competition in Lyon, misplaced his English wine and is going around all the wine cellars asking if they sell the stuff.

Rana


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From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:14 AM

Wait just one durn minnit! We forget MR.BEAN!!! I love that guy!

--Matt (oooh teddy)


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From: celticblues5
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:26 AM

Rana -

Don't think I caught that Chef. Haven't seen Heartbeat either - I'll keep an eye out for it on the BBC channel. Thanks for the tip! Is it as quirky as MacBeth?

Can't STAND Mr. Bean! The actor who plays him is just downright annoying! :-) I realize that's the point, but still...


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From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:30 AM

My best pal is a Bean freak and once in awhile will get her Bean videos out when I go over to her house. Our husbands think he's goofy but we dig him.

I hadn't thought about The Young Ones in about 12 years. We used to watch it on MTV on Sunday nights in the dorm when I got off work from the ice cream shoppe. I still remember Neal and his lentils in the floor. And "Hey guys, I've got an idea......"

I have to confess that Monty Python is really my favorite and our local PBS station doesn't show it anymore. I got to watch it in a hotel in Kentucky one night but I think it was on cable. They did a reenactment of the Boer War which was nothing but old ladies in a parking lot smacking each other with their purses. I thought I was going to die, and Mister had already gone to sleep and nothing would wake him, so he missed it.

For some reason, living history people are really enamored of Monty Python. If you go to a Civil War reenactment, anywhere, and you stand in the middle of the crowd and exclaim, "How do you know she's a witch?" you'll get a chorus of "she turned me into a newt." I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is probably true for Colonial and RenFaire people as well. (Sorcha, can you back me up here?) :)

I have to say, though, that even the Britcoms I don't care for are infinitely more interesting than some of the crap on American TV. (Man, I miss the Carol Burnett Show.)


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From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:32 AM

"Most of these are consisdered pretty lame over here in England" - that's how it goes.

There's a tremendous amount of one-upmanship and snobbbery around concerning these kind of things. Critics are the worst - knock 'em down before someone else does. Then a few years later and they get revived and they are called classics, and the same critics who knocked them will rave about them.

It's the same with movies - it's interestig to see some of the reviews of films which are now universally revered, like "It's a Wonderful Life".


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From: Ritchie
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:34 AM

It's funny how one mans meat is another mans poison..

ok choke on these....

The Royal Family ( great characters great lines ) The League of Gentlemen ( but it's only for local people ) Auf Weidershen Pet Boy's from the Blackstuff Bilko Cheers Taxi Soap and the episode of the Vicar of Dibley with the wedding. The Fast Show ( suits you sir ) and Porridge..just a few of my precious things.

regards ritchie


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From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:40 AM

Of the American imports Taxi was my favourite because in Danny DeVito's character there was always an antidote to the sentimentality that most US comedies end up with,even when they start harder. When all the other characters were being nice and solving their problems he would come in and dump on them!
RtS


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From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:50 AM

The theme song to The Royale Family is "Half The World Away," an acoustic tune by Oasis tune. People who got my tape might remember it...

--Matt


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From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:53 AM

Celticblues (and others!)

I thought Heartbeat would have made PBS but come to think of it we get it on TVO.

Like Hamish, Balleykissangel, it is set in a small town/village. This time in Yorkshire. Set in the mid-sixties it is about the police force in the Aidensfield. Main policeman is from London originally. Lot of the life is centred around the pub. Greengrass is the village rogue who is always on the con. (A Brit reference - it's weird seeing Derek Fowlds more like Dixon of Dock Green than Basil Brushes's sidekick). The sound track is all 60's pop/rock and roll - eg haven't heard "Bits and Pieces" by the Dave Clark 5 for decades! Hope you can get it sometime.

Rana


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From: celticblues5
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:18 PM

Oh! Is Heartbeat the same as Ballykissangel, then? We do get that on the BBC - it's called Ballykissangel, though, not Heartbeat.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:19 PM

Good Neighbors and The Norman Conquests.

Did Good Neighbors really end the series with their home being vandalized by kids? That was the last episode I got here and it broke my heart. Remember Margo with the runty pig? Loved it.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:32 PM

I knew I loved you Sins........

Spaw


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From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:33 PM

Remembere the one where Mr.Good cancels the electricity service, and builds a generator in basement out of wood? That one was a riot!


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From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:02 PM

Too bad, Spaw. I only date married men whose wives I dislike. Yours seems to be a nice lady. But you can still love me.


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From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:36 PM

Celticblues,

My bad typing (or lazy grammar) - should have said "like Hamish and Ballykissangel, Heartbeat..."

ie. diferent programme - - Ballykissangel is set in Ireland - first couple of seies were good haven't seen the later productions which had a major change in characters.

Rana


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From: JedMarum
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:02 PM

didn't Wendy Richard move on to play the Mom in Eastenders?

My favorite among these mentioned are the Blackadder series. "Yes Prime Minister" is a good show too, and I enjoy "Are You Being Served?" from time to time. I've seen most of the other shows mention too, and enjoy them OK.

I have seen Dave Allen a few times, and enjoyed his humor quite a bit. I'm not sue if I saw him here (I don't believe he was ever on regularly in the US) or if I saw a few shows when I was in England.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:06 PM

On Wendy Richard the answer is yes Jed.

Spaw (still crazy after all these years)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:10 PM

Oh yes, we all knew what pussy meant, and yes, we snickered ourselves sick over it.

And Mr Lucas trod on my foot once.....

LTS


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From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:14 PM

Always wondered how Beaver Cleaver got past the censors. They must have noticed.


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From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:16 PM

So, ummm... Am I thine only one here who watched Bottom??

LOL!!

{~`


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From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:16 PM

So, ummm... Am I the only one here who watched Bottom??

LOL!!

{~`


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From: GUEST,Den at work
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:38 PM

What about Open all Hours with Ronnie Barker and sorry with Ronnie Corbett or even the two Ronnies which wasn't a Britcom. Rising Damp and The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin... I didn't get where I am today!!! I still crack up when I think of the episode where CJ lost his job and started busking on the street and he was singing, "I didn't get where I am today." Classic stuff. Den


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From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:45 PM

Dorrie says, "Most of these are consisdered pretty lame over here in England." I suspected as much, since most of them are 20 years old by the time they reach America. However, they do make a change from the majority of moronic drivel created here. Or as Miss Brahms would say, "dead common."

I have seen Mr. Bean several times, and it does seem odd. I recall one brilliant scene where Mr. Bean put on his swimming trunks without removing his trousers, a feat I would have thought impossible!

Thanks for all the great tips on other B.B.C. comedies. I'll be watching for them on our P.B.S. network. Yes, we do have cable TV in Oklahoma, but I am too cheap to pay for it. TV should be free! == Johnny


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From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:54 PM

Yes, boys, that Wendy Richard is one fine figure of a woman! // Got to break now and fix myself a Bacon Butty! == Johnny in OKC


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From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 04:06 PM

Ballykissangel - in my opinion it is one of the best programs I've ever seen - American or British or what have you. Great writing, outstanding ensemble cast, and an all around terrific production!

To tie this back to folk music - Paddy Maloney's daughter had a role in several episodes!!

I understand the BBC has a cable network here in the U.S. but I do not know anyone who receives it. Anyone out there have this on their cable system?


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From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 04:15 PM

Also, Shaun Davey wrote the theme music for BallyK. Shaun is one of my favorite composers ever. He also did the soundtracks to "Waking Ned Devine" and the upcoming "David Copperfield" as well as the classic Liam O'Flynn collaborations The Brendan Voyage and Granuaille. He also wrote some cool tunes like "Gynt On The Gate" that Liam plays, and his newest work...the simply MINDBLOWING The Pilgrim about Ireland's St.Columcille (St.Columba). The finale "A' Ghrian" is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard!

--Matt


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 04:18 PM

What about the sequel to 'Porridge' which was 'Going Straight'? It featured a very young actor whose only line was "have you seen my bicycle pump?" He went on to be Nicholas Lyndhurst - yes he of 'Butterflies' and 'Only Fools & horses.....' Scary.

And isn't it ironic that a request lyric thread drops out after 9 over two weeks and this gets over 70 in two days!!

LTS


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From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 04:28 PM

They used to show Dave Allen here locally late at night, years ago. I loved him! Always preferred him to Benny Hill. I guess because he seemed like such a bad boy.......


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From: Jon W.
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:05 PM

Has anyone mentioned that Mr Bean and Black Adder are played by the same actor - Rowan Scarborough - which is really amazing when you think about it. Wasn't he in Monty Python too?


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From: Mbo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:15 PM

Not that I know of...I knew that Rowan was in Black Adder, with you know who else? Hugh Laurie, also known as Bertie Wooster in Jeeves & Wooster.

--Matt (What ho what ho what ho, what?"


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From: Bert
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:33 PM

And don't overlook the fact that 'Brahms' is Ryming slang.

Brahms and Liszt = Pissed - which means drunk.

And doesn't anyone remember 'allo, 'allo?


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From: jayohjo
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 06:11 PM

Hurray! Very late to this thread, but am pleased to see at least one other person in the world loves League of Gentlemen! Fantastic in itself anyway (though definitely NOT to everyone's taste) but was filmed over the hill from me, and yes, people in yorkshire villages really are like that, trust me. This is a local shop for local people, we'll have no trouble here....


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From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 08:38 PM

I saw Rowan Atkinson's 'one-man show' in the Grand Opera House in Belfast in around 1981. He referred to himself as "That rubber-faced twat from... that programme: Not Now Nationwide, or something"

We have BBC 'Prime' over here as well as the World Service Tv on cable. But one of the local TV stations are doing re-runs of the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus, at the minute. We've had Bally K and Father Ted (the subtitles were interesting, to say the least).

B.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:08 PM

"And isn't it ironic that a request lyric thread drops out after 9 over two weeks and this gets over 70 in two days!! " But did the requested lyric turn up? Probably yes, in my experience.

Nostalgic rabbiting, well that can go on for ever, but an adequately answered request tends to wind itself down naturally. It's when the song doesn't turn up quickly that we get the long lyric request threads - stretching over several years sometimes, and coming back from the dead every now and again till bingo, here come that song at last.

Back up there I mentioned TV critics - the English ones are always saying the English shows are rubbish, and the American ones are great. Does it work the other way in the States?

The only American sit-coms that have ever really got through to me were the early seasons of Roseanne and Frasier. They are the only ones I'd specifically look out for.

But one programme noone's mentioned which I remember with affection (for the music as much as anything) was "The Irish RM".


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From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:15 PM

Excellent show, Kevin!

B.


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From: Callie
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:37 PM

My father thought the Young Ones was really obscene, but he cried himself laughing over "Bottom". Go figure!

I worked at Grace Brothers in Sydney in my student days. English travellers would always ask for extra plastic bags with the Grace Bros name on it. They thought it was hilarious that we actually HAD a Grace Bros store and they didn't!


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From: SDShad
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 09:50 PM

Spaw, you are a man of most excellent taste. I dearly wish they'd bring back "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin," and it's rare to run into another Yank who's even heard of it.

And I can still work up a pretty good laugh just at the memory of the brownie episode...Fish as "super-cop"...anybody seen my legs? They're about this long...Barney, Barney, is your mother from Killarney....

hee, hee.

My favorite bits, though, were the "Dietrich Moments":

FBI Agent: Detective Dietrich, we could really use a man like you at the Bureau.

Dietrich: I appreciate the interest, but I just don't think I could work for a man like J. Edgar Hoover.

Agent: Uhm...Mr. Hoover's not with the bureau any longer; he died several years ago.

Dietrich: Oh. .... So that's what they've been telling you....

So Dorrie, which of the Britcoms that we've seen over here would you say aren't considered lame over there? Obviously I've thought Reggie Perrin was marvelous, and I think Blackadder (esp. III), Yes Minister, AbFab, Fawlty Towers, and some other hold up quite well as sitcoms.

Chris


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From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 10:42 PM

Jayohjo & Ritchie... are you local?????

(there is a web site for League of Gentlemen complete with sound files, just search for "Royston Vasey"... I thought the series was great.. but most Aussies, who I spoke to, didn't get the humour,

Father Ted is wonderful (it has a web site too)... I think they get it in Canada... as well

so they changed the name of "the Good Life" to "Good Neighbours" in the US??? still got Margo and Tom? did they change the actors too? (Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Felicity Kendall (winner of several "sexiest bum on TV awards",) and Paul Eddington)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 11:45 PM

Can any of the UK Mudcatters (or anyone) please tell me the name of the British sitcom that took place in a hospital, with the characters being a group of young internes and their boss? It was shown on PBS a couple of years before Monty Python came to the US, and it was good, I thought. It set the stage for the later brilliance of Python. I remember an episode where the internists were singing a parody called "Green Grow The Patients-O" sung to the tune of, well, you know what. Just can't remember the name of this show. I think it was shown in the UK around 1968. Did "Police Squad" ever make it to the UK? It was broadcasted in 1982, I believe, and only ran for six episodes before it was cancelled. It was some of the funniest comedy ever produced on US television, but was probably too offbeat for the top brass. It starred Leslie Neilson, and served as the prototype for the Naked Gun movies. If you see it in the video stores, snatch it up.


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From: The Shambles
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 03:07 AM

There was a UK film called 'Doctor in the House', that had a number of follow-us. The films had James Robertson Justice play the role of the surgeon.

I think the show you mention, may have been a TV version of this called Doctor in the House. Barry Evans was the main (young) character. The only other member of the cast I can remember was George Layton. Or am I getting my sit-coms in a twist?

Was Geoffrey Palmer the surgeon in this? If he wasn't he should have been.


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From: The Shambles
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 03:11 AM

doctor in the House


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From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 03:15 AM

I recall a show named "Only When I Laugh" but it was about the patients in an English hospital. == Johnny


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From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 03:26 AM

Banjo Johnny, it doesn't look as if anyons has actually answered your question. Yes, the US alternate meaning of "pussy" is well-known, but was not much used in that sense over here. We all go the joke.

Steve


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From: Chanteyranger
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 04:46 AM

The Shambles, that's it! Doctor In The House. When I clicked on your link, I recognized the actors faces and the name of their boss, "Loftus." It's been about 28 years since I've seen that. Mystery solved. Thank you! Sorry for the digression, Banjo Johnny, but I thought I'd take the opportunity with all the UK Mudcatters on this thread, to help me jog my memory. I think that might have been the first British sitcom to show in the U.S. on a regular basis.


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From: Ritchie
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:07 AM

My dear Alison, Local,local...ask Micky love, whether or not we are local.Jayohjo has admitted he is. Me myself I ,live nearer the real Royston Vasey and just to open old wounds, a fine Geordie bloke he is too. As for naked Gun, yes Chantey ranger I had forgotten about that, another of my fav's.

regards Ritchie


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From: Grab
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:33 AM

Does anyone remember a series done by Nicholas Lyndhurst after he stopped doing Rodney? He was an MI5 agent. Can't remember what it was called, and they only did a couple of series, but it was seriously well written and very funny.

I'd guess that we feel about stuff like that the same as Americans feel about MASH or other old American sitcoms. Some are good, some aren't.

Trouble with current American sitcoms is the quality of the writing. I average one laugh a show on Friends, Frasier and Third Rock. Maybe it's dumbing down, but you can see the punchline approaching from so far away that by the time it's delivered, it's no longer funny. Third Rock is particularly prone to that. It's just the same plot over and over - you may as well be watching Scooby-Doo for the story quality and originality. Even most of the jokes are old. I'm not sure I've ever laughed at Fresh Prince, Roseanne or Married with Children.

Not that us Brits are immune to this - there's enough lousy sitcoms on British TV to fill any size of sick-bag.

Grab.


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From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:53 AM

I never like "married with children", but my husband and kids used to laugh like drains when it was on. I liked "Mork and Mindy" and "The Lucy Show". Currently, here in the UK I like "The Dinner Ladies" and I used to love "Father Ted"
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 01:23 PM

My favorite Barney Miller was the one where they picked up a vagrant who said he was Jesus, and they couldn't find out where he had come from.


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From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 01:39 PM

G'Day

Some shows which haven't been mentioned:

"On The Buses" with Reg Varney & Stephen Lewis.
"Till Death Us Do Part" with Warren Mitchell as Alf Garnett - the character Archie Bunker was based on.
"Love Thy Neighbour" with Jack Smethurst & Rudolph Walker.
"Steptoe & Son" with Harry H. Corbett & Wilfred Brambell.
"The Likely Lads" with James Bolam & Rodney Bewes.
"Please Sir" with John Alderton.
"Bless This House" with Sidney James.
"My Good Woman" with Leslie Crowther & Sylvia Sims.

They still show the "Phil Silvers Show" on BBC - nearly 50 years of TV exposure and, perhaps, being enjoyed by a new generation of viewers.

Toodle-pip.


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From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 01:44 PM

"Steptoe & Son" was what "Sanford & Son" was based on.

--Mbo


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From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:01 PM

You're right Meebs!! And thanks to Redd Foxx it was a good show. The same can't be said for some of our other stabs at emulating English comedy. Whatever happened to the debacle of the "Fawlty Towers" thing?

To all of you across the pond.....You've mentioned a few American imports, but what else have you gotten? MASH? Did you ever see the one Meebo and I mentioned above, "Sanford and Son?"

Just curious. The taste in comedy is different and I wondered how some of the others might play there. Are there reruns of say "Happy Days" or is it too completely American, not too mention insipid?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: celticblues5
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:02 PM

Alison-

Yes, they changed "Good Life" to "Good Neighbors" - just a title change - the cast is the same, and, I assume, the episodes. Loved the Christmas party episode especially, and the one where Felicity lectures to a roomful of delinquents, only to find that they were raptly engrossed not because of her excellent lecture but because the sun was behind her skirt...;-) Margo's facial expressions were always a stitch - reminded me of my MIL's whenever we cooked soybeans or something equally hippie-ish.

Guest -

We get the BBC here on cable - but ya gotta pay extra - it's only on the digital version. But they carry movies, news, Hamish MacBeth, Some Mothers, AbFab, etc., and at least one talk show - I forget the name, only caught it once, but well worth it - the two guests were Billy Connolly & Sting!


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From: GUEST,Den at work
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:11 PM

I really liked Bless me Father too, Arthur Lowe was brilliant as Father Duddlesworth. What about Rab Nesbitt? Den


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From: Bert
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:14 PM

Ah yes Colwyn -

"Please Sir" that first episode was a classic. When he banged his hand down on that desk and it fell apart.

Does anyone remember that mini-series "Private Shultz"?

Bert.


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From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:32 PM

I remember the Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin. That guy also did a great role in Barry Lyndon. Remember the Barney Miller episode where they were all in quarantine? Lt. Ruger shook hands with the gay guy before he found out he was gay, then, he couldnt wash because the water was off? One of the best! The brownie one was also great.Whats wrong with sit coms today? all the writers are under 30. nuff said. Funny things are said, not done. Thats why I prefer the British shows. Another thing I like is the lack of that awful smashing and crashing back ground "music" Anyway, Monty Python is tops.


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From: Irish Rover
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:40 PM

I loved the episode of aybs where Mr.Moleturd was helping Mrs Slocomb hold up a Marquis(tent) pole. I near wet myself everytime I see it. I also liked allo allo! great english/French humor. Blackadder is a fave aswell.


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From: Mooh
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:57 PM

...snatch the pussy and put it in a box...Monty Python?

Mooh.


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 05:48 PM

Reggie Perrin - I had hysterics the first day at work for the IRS when I discovered there really is a Sunshine Desserts Ltd. Had to explain it to everyone there, as two are at least 6 years younger and most 10 or more.... Still don't think they got it, but it warped me for life. I can never think of my brother in law without seeing this image of a great silver back gorilla, in the same way that he always saw a hippo when his mother in law was mentioned....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:48 PM

Give "Malcolm in the Middle" a try. At times it is painfully funny. Saw a cartoon last night - "The Family Guy"? and nearly went into shock. Then changed the channel to see Mohammad Ali, mute and trembling, inspiring a young boy on "Touched By An Angel". Didn't know whether to gag or cry. Not sentimental tears but ones of downright anger. How could they use him like that?

Would have given my soul (pun intended) for an hour or two of Hyacinth Bucket. Love her voice and her suppers. Remember her "outdoors indoors bar-b-que with finger food buffet"? Classic Hyacinth.


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From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:11 PM

it's "Bouquet"


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From: Alice
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:30 AM

You can get a mug with Onslow's quote "I'm sitting here completely surrounded by no beer." at Hyacinth's website.click here Here is Hyacinth's Christmas letter from 1999.

One of my favorites was Mother and Son from Australia.


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From: alison
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 03:49 AM

the program with Nicholas Lyndhurst??? was "goodnight sweetheart" where he could time -warp back to the blitz..... great for 2 series then they should have left well alone.....

Rab C. Nesbitt was fantastic but would need subtitles.. I showed a bit of an episode to an Aussie... they hadn't a hope of understanding the braod Glaswegian.....

the chat show mentioned above was "Parkinson" we're getting reruns of it now.. Sting and Billy connolly singing and playing together was priceless...

ritchie and Jayhojo, I am local.. but why won't my nose stop bleeding???

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 04:16 AM

Bert, I too loved Private Schultz, with Michael Elphick and Ian Richardson, one that really should be repeated (unlike someof the others!).
RtS


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From: GMT
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 07:47 AM

I'd forgotten Private Schultz, that was a cracker.
Gary


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From: Ritchie
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 10:33 AM

I've just remembered I like 'The Simpsons' too...Doh !! and Alison ,this one's for you.." do y'wanna buy some pegs Dave...?" blue clicky thing

regards ritchie.


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From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:32 PM

G'day

Philip Hill has quite a comprehensive site dealing with British TV comedy shows:
Link to Britcom database

Toodle-pip.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:50 AM

One of today's papers has a new word for our younger colleagues who are always glued to the haunted goldfish bowl or PC: "Screenagers".
RtS


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From: sian, west wales
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 08:46 AM

What, nobody likes Wallace and Grommitt?

sian


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:34 PM

Wallace and Gromit has become a rhyming euphemism for throwing up - as in 'He's Wallaced on me new carpet!' I love him dearly, and model myself on Gwendolene, ~ not even Wensleydale.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM

Wallace & Grommitt RULE! I've been know to suddenly blurt out "I do like a bit of gorgonzola!"

--M


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From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 05:10 PM

Just found this web site which has descriptions of many of the above programmes + more as well as some links (Including to a reggie perrin page

http://tv.cream.org/

Rana


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From: GUEST,winterbright
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 05:28 PM

Kendall... I quite agree about WAITING FOR GOD. Diana Trent is a major role model for me! (as well as several young women I know) I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned MULBERRY... just about my all-time favorite. It was about the son of Death (which sounds awful, but it was a pure delight) and only lasted, I believe, one season. Any other Mulberry fans out there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Alice
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 08:12 PM

Yes, Mulberry, loved it, and Waiting For God, also. I linked to Hyacinth's site earlier, but it is part of a much bigger site called britcoms.com .
Did we mention Rumpole of the Bailey, Chef, and Jeeves and Wooster?

Britcoms.com has pages for:
ABSOLUTELY
FABULOUS

ARE YOU BEING
SERVED

BENNY HILL

BLACK ADDER

CARRY ON

CHEF!

DAD'S ARMY

FAST SHOW/BRILLIANT!

FAWLTY TOWERS

FRENCH AND
SAUNDERS

FRY AND LAURIE

GOOD NEIGHBORS

HARRY HILL

JEEVES AND WOOSTER

KEEPING UP
APPEARANCES

LEAGUE OF
GENTLEMEN

LENNY HENRY

MAID MARIAN

MONTY PYTHON

MR. BEAN

ON THE BUSES

ONE FOOT IN THE
GRAVE

ONLY FOOLS AND
HORSES

OPEN ALL HOURS

RED DWARF

RUMPOLE OF THE
BAILEY

STEPTOE AND SON

THIN BLUE LINE

TO THE MANOR BORN

TONY HANCOCK

THE TWO RONNIES

UP POMPEII

VICAR OF DIBLEY

WAITING FOR GOD

YES MINISTER
PRIME MINISTER

YOUNG ONES


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From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:03 PM

This has been a fun thread to read along with......a little look back. glad Shad and some others are Barney Miller fans......We haven't had it on anything syndicated here for years and I don't know why.

"Allo Allo" always cracked me up too.

Kendall made the point that writers today are all under 30. Kendall my friend, we're just getting old. How old was Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, and Woody Allen when they wrote for Sid Caesar?

Is "Soap" ever shown in England? What a piece of work that was.

Spaw


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From: Mbo
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:10 PM

Rumpole RULES! We've ready almost all the books...but seen very few of the shows, only 2 seasons. Love that Leo McKern!


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From: alison
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 12:51 AM

soap was shown maybe 20 years ago... loved it..... but it was never re-run....

slainte

alison


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From: kendall
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 05:43 AM

British tv runs the gamut from the lowest (Benny Hill) to the best (Rumpole). Spaw, I dont know how old they were but, THEY had talent.


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From: CarolC
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 07:10 AM

I'm so glad someone remembered "The Norman Conquests". That was brilliant, and it had Penelope Keith in it who was also in "The Good Neighbors", and "To the Manor Born". Does anyone remember a televised play back in the 70s called "Home"? It starred John Guilgud (did I spell that right?), and Ralph Richardson, and was about some patients in a mental hospital. That was one of the best and funniest things I've ever seen come out of England.


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From: celticblues5
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 02:21 PM

Ah, yes! LOVED Mulberry! Can't believe I forgot to mention it! If the netherworld is really run by him & not by his dad, none of us would mind going, eh?

You're right, winterbright, Diana Trent is a true heroine. Loved how they always got the best of "the idiot Baines."

Soap is a classic American that I would love to see again - unfortunately, our own local idiot cable system doesn't offer Comedy Central, which is the only place I know of here where it is being rerun. Richard Mulligan was a stitch - but, then,they were all good.


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From: alison
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 12:55 AM

Taxi is another one.. great show.. but never re-run after the cast got famous in other things

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrs. Slocomb's Pussy
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:57 AM

We're getting re-runs of Taxi here in the UK, on a terrestrial channel, because we don't have a wok on the wall.

I loved Soap, raved about it at school when no-one else knew what I was talking about. Funny that, happened with Blackadder and Red Dwarf too - I raved about those and everyone said they were crap, but look what happened!!!

I liked Mulberry too - it happened at a time when Karl Howman was in practically everything, remember Brush Strokes? Now he only appears to be doing detergent ads....

Diana Trent is my heroine, and I want to be just like her. My hips are going, so I'm starting off OK. I have an Idiot Baines or two in my life and a couple of Janes. All I need now is my Tom.....

LTS


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From: alison
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 02:03 AM

Never heard of Mulberry.. we've got Karl Howman now in something called "Babes in the Woods".. he doesn't seem to have aged much since "brush Strokes" unless this is an old show we're getting.

slainte

alison


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From: Chanteyranger
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 04:07 AM

Did the American comic genius Ernie Kovacs become known in the UK? Re-runs of his 1950's shows are hard to come by. They were re-shown on PBS about 15 years ago, otherwise I don't know when or where else they've been shown since his death.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 04:31 AM

Depending on the PBS affiliate, they still show occasionally. I think its hard for folks nowadays to see Ernie Kovacs for how far out front he was then. Luckily, a small PBS station here showed the series only last year. They don't have the money to buy the bigger programs for fillers so we get some neat older shows. Nice to get two PBS stations sometimes.

Spaw


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From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 10:25 AM

For a real send-up of soap American operas, look for "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman". -- Johnny


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From: *Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 04:02 PM

Anyone remember 'Never mind the quality, feel the width'?

now thats one from my youth! a favorite. We lived NW 11 Golders Green

Trouble with pbs is that they get everything 20 years after the fact and then they bang it to death so of course it becomes cult and memorized....

Conrad


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From: Penny S.
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:54 AM

Karl Howman came to take my drama club once, years ago - a friend of one of the parents - and I didn't encourage him to visit us again! Aargh!

And the Nicholas Sandhurst MI5 show was The Piglet Files -knew someone with the T-shirt.

Now I really liked The Rag Trade, with Miriam Karlin, Peter what's his name - the Book in HHGTTG, and Sheila Hancock. Or does that show my age really badly?

Penny


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From: Naemanson
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:23 PM

One of th4e funniest things I ever saw on TV was Paul Hogan's old TV show. I can't remember much of the details anymore but I remember laughing myself sick over it.

Other favorites include (in no particular order) Mulberry, Good Neighbors, Butterflies, Red Dwarf, Red Green, Rumpole, Poirot, Inspector Morse, and I'm sure there are others.

I also remember a few Canadian shows I watched as a kid growing up in The Valley (Northern Maine). There was one about some salvagers working on the Great Lakes picking up logs from the beaches.

And the old Pig & Whistle, a variety show located in a pub. I don't know if it was Canadian or English but I can still sing the closing song. Does anyone else remember this one? It had a then unknown (at least in my neck of the woods) Irish band featured every week. They called themselves the Irish Rovers.

I agree with Kendall about the writers. I yet haven't seen a United Statesian show that I'd care to watch twice since MASH and the Muppet Show went off the air.


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From: GUEST,Don Firth
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 07:05 PM

My Gawd! I was just going to browse for a few moments and I've been hanging on this thread for an hour!

I've seen many of these shows, but not all. Currently watching "Good Neighbors" and "As Time Goes By" for the umpteenth time.

I think they only made about a dozen episodes of "The Vicar of Dibley." At least, that's all I've seen. In my opinion, the aforementioned dissertation on "I can't believe it's not butter" is a classic piece of comedy writing at least on a par with Abbott and Costello's "Who's on first?" I think I caught that episode on videotape, but since I'm notorious for forgetting to label tapes, I'm not sure which stack it's in.

One Britcom, "Yes, Minister" and it's sequel "Yes, Prime Minister" can be something of a telecourse on how politics works -- or doesn't work -- not just British politics, but politics in general. Lines like when Sir Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne [The Madness of King George]) explains to the Prime Minister (Paul Eddington), "The purpose of the Official Secrets Act is not to protect secrets. It's to protect officials!"

Two American comedies I rarely miss are "Frasier" (although I'm afraid it's beginning to run out of steam) and "Everybody Loves Raymond." In the latter, sometimes nothing more than a long pause can be hilarious.

Fun thread. Carry on.

Don Firth


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