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Favorite TV Commedy

A. Levi
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South Park & Cartman Rules Yours People???
Ashok Mash
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Based on last weeks episode - Father Ted!


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HS Thomas
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Becker, currently.
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Paul Stevens
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Originally posted by Levi Allam:
South Park & Cartman Rules Yours People???

Alright. I also like the Simpsons.
Richard Hawkes
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UK: Father Ted, The Office, Alan Partridge in all his forms
Any good British comedy come out lately? I've been away for a year and need tips!
US: South Park, Simpsons, Friends(the middle years), Frasier
Andres Gonzalez
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Although I find american comedy shows hard to swallow, everybody loves raymond is pretty funny..


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Anonymous
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Originally posted by Andres Gonzalez:
Although I find american comedy shows hard to swallow, everybody loves raymond is pretty funny..

I cannot stand Will (One confused dude) and grace, Fraiser,
Everybody loves raymond I think has jumped the shark kinda monotonous same mother fearing boring shit (used to like the old episodes but not any more),
Friends - i agree middle episodes used to be real good now kinda ok. Thank god this year it is going to be ending.
SNL - Love it (Fav Actor Chris Farley) too bad he is dead
Too many funny moments probably we should start another thread for SNL alone
(Any one remember Christopher Walken's Contenential Skits )
Anonymous
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Originally posted by <Anonymous>:

I cannot stand Will (One confused dude) and grace, Fraiser,
Everybody loves raymond I think has jumped the shark kinda monotonous same mother fearing boring shit (used to like the old episodes but not any more),
Friends - i agree middle episodes used to be real good now kinda ok. Thank god this year it is going to be ending.
SNL - Love it (Fav Actor Chris Farley) too bad he is dead
Too many funny moments probably we should start another thread for SNL alone
(Any one remember Christopher Walken's Contenential Skits )

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SNL Fav skits
also..
French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, and Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy
There has never been anything like South Park and never will be so authentic.
Some funny stuff though i posted links
"Dude, dolphins are intelligent and friendly!" -- Wendy
"Intelligent and friendly on rye bread, with some mayonaise." -- Cartman
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Cartman: Dumb shit, respect my f#$%in' authoritah!!!
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Stan: Oh my god they killed Kenny!
Kyle: You bastards!
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http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/southpark.php
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~s8mosey/southpark.html
http://www.crocopuffs.com/soundboard/southpark.html
Too many to list just google.
Tony Collins
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The Simpsons the only funny American show
Joe Pluta
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SNL was the show from which all other skit comedy came. The old shows still are incredible; from the Bassmaster 2000 to Samurai Anything and The Killer Bees.
US Animated:
Pinky and the Brain. In fact, much of the Animaniacs.
South Park.
Beavis and Butthead.
UK:
Monty Python, in every form.
Blackadder in any form.
Fawlty Towers.
I know it's not technically a comedy, but Dr. Who, because it was often outrageously funny despite itself .
US:
(Unlike many, I'm neither a Friends nor a Seinfeld fan.)
Everybody Loves Raymond
Frasier, although it's definitely a little long in the tooth
US (older):
Cheers was funny for a long time.
Roseanne - probably one of the more realistic comedies on television
Classics:
All in the Family
Sanford and Son
I Love Lucy
Gilligan's Island
The Munsters
The Addam's Family

That's about it. Although I admit a secret fondness for The Powerpuff Girls and especially Mojo Jojo .

Joe
Anonymous
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Originally posted by Tony Collins:
The Simpsons the only funny American show

Very Lame show
Joe Pluta
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Oops! I left out a couple of classics.
First, The Honeymooners. From the Golden Age of Television, a simply incredible show, especially when you realize they were really making it up as they went - and it was all live!
Second, a true treasure - Taxi. If you want to talk about ensemble comedy along the lines of Cheers, Friends, what have you, Taxi is where it all started. What a cast - Danny DeVito, Andy Kaufmann, Christopher Lloyd, Carol Kane, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Judd Hirsch...
And finally, Barney Miller. If you've never seen it, try to find it on video somewhere. I don't even know if it's in syndication anywhere. Some of the most wonderful character acting ever on TV. Abe Vigoda: "The first time I felt good in 20 years, and it had to be illegal." You had to be there.
And if you ever come to Chicago, let me know. I'll take you to the Museum of Broadcast Communications where for three bucks you can rent a set of headphones, then search their library that includes tens of thousands of radio and television programs and commericals and have them cue one up for you, then go sit and watch the tape in a little cubicle. And when you're done, pick another one, and cue it up. Do that all day if you want, over and over, without paying anouther dime.
A great touch: each cubicle has TWO headphone jacks, so you can watch with a friend.
Joe
Anonymous
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
Any good British comedy come out lately? I've been away for a year and need tips!

The League Of Gentlemen
Bo Selecta !
Phil Kaye's : Phoenix Nights
All good !
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by <Anonymous>:
Very Lame show [the simpsons]

OK, I can see being anonymous for a lot of reasons in MD but being afraid to reveal oneself because they don't like the Simpsons?
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A. Levi
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

OK, I can see being anonymous for a lot of reasons in MD but being afraid to reveal oneself because they don't like the Simpsons?
:roll:

As cartman says 'hehe sweeeeeeeet'
Tony Collins
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I urge you to check out 'The Office' get it on video if you in the US.
You will cringe, it's also based in the town I grew up in, Slough.
Basically about a fat manager with an ego problem, who thinks he's a musician/buddist monk.
Tony
Tony Collins
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The bbc2 comedy about the local pub is quite good, it's name escapes me.
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
UK: Father Ted, The Office, Alan Partridge in all his forms
Any good British comedy come out lately? I've been away for a year and need tips!

Did you see the 2-hour Comedy Drama on ITV yesterday called "The Booze Cruise" ? See if someone recorded it . Was quite funny
The Office wud be on my list too
Shaz
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Originally posted by Tony Collins:
The bbc2 comedy about the local pub is quite good, it's name escapes me.

Is it Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps?
Anonymous
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British commedies :roll: any one in US of A even watches them and even find them funny???
Jason Menard
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I thought for sure someone would have mentioned "Malcolm in the Middle", although I believe it may have jumped the shark last season.
I totally agree with Joe who mentioned the classics "Barney Miller" and "Taxi" ("Whaaat dooeess the yellloow liigghht mean?").
All-in-all though, I think most television comedies are crap.
Mark Spritzler
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Although cancelled.
The Family Guy.
Great funny cartoon, that always has one joke that goes over the line too far.
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Jim Yingst
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Hmmm... in their day, I think Cheers and M*A*S*H were way up there, but they haven't aged that well; I don't find them nearly as funny now as I once did. (It must be the shows that have aged; couldn't be me after all.) Barney Miller, on the other hand, is still awesome. Taxi's excellent too, but Barney rules. I think I'll still list the Simpsons at #1 (for the Conan O'Brien years) but Barney is not to be ignored. (Ugh - just had a vision of a big purple dinosaur - please do ignore that one.)
Also check out these threads:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/37458/md/Favourite-tv-series
http://www.coderanch.com/t/38795/md/British-Television-Comedies
[ September 08, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Joe Pluta
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("Whaaat dooeess the yellloow liigghht mean?").
Bobby: "Mental illness or narcotic addiction?"
Jim: "Now that's a tough choice..."
Oh man, what a show. And it had heart, too. One of the most memorable episodes was when Jim took a welding torch to his beloved van (which was also his home) and built a castle for Elaine.
It was rarely mean-spirited, except for Louie, who by definition was mean and usually got it in the shorts because of it. And even Louie had a heart, once in a while.
Joe
 
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