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Old May 6 2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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favorite COMEDY

I can honestly say, that for the most part, I hate comedic TV shows. HOWEVER...This new show called THE BIG BANG THEORY, because it is written for those like "us", is really my favorite comedy in decades...I love this show...

Classic comedies I like? Soap...Mash...but my all time favorite is All In The Family. Have it on DVD. Its not only funny, and very funny at that, it also has something to say.

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Old May 6 2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Yes Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister.
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Old May 6 2009, 05:41 AM   #3
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The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
Full Frontal/Fast Forward
Coupling
The Simpsons
Big Train
The Office
and anything starring Shaun Micallef
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Old May 6 2009, 05:47 AM   #4
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Re: favorite COMEDY

There's a few good ones.

NewsRadio was one of the most gutbustingly funny, quirky, character driven comedies of all time (before Phil Hartman was murdered, forever sullying everyone else's interest in doing the show).

Someone here once described Frasier as the 20th Century equivalent of Shakespeare. I'd have to agree.

Red Dwarf is a show I can watch over & over again and never tire of it.

The Simpsons was a great show, once upon a time...

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Old May 6 2009, 06:30 AM   #5
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Re: favorite COMEDY

M*A*S*H
Frasier
The Simpsons
Cheers
Night Court
WKRP
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Maude
Good Times
Barney Miller

...boy, I'm really.... OLD.
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Old May 6 2009, 01:17 PM   #6
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Re: favorite COMEDY

The Goodies
Fawlty Towers
Steptoe And Son
Only Fools And Horses
Sledge Hammer
Third Rock From The Sun
Married With Children
Father Ted
Spaced
Black Books
Time Gentlemen Please
Still Game
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Old May 6 2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Re: favorite COMEDY

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
The Goodies
Fawlty Towers
Steptoe And Son
Only Fools And Horses
Sledge Hammer
Third Rock From The Sun
Father Ted
Spaced
Black Books
Time Gentlemen Please
Still Game
some of those shows I have never even heard of...are they american???

Rob
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Old May 6 2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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Re: favorite COMEDY

auntiehill wrote: View Post
M*A*S*H
Frasier
The Simpsons
Cheers
Night Court
WKRP
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Maude
Good Times
Barney Miller

...boy, I'm really.... OLD.
I guess I am, too. You left off Taxi. And the Mary Tyler Moore show. And The Bob Newhart Show. But I'll forgive you. I'd mention MASH but it always seemed like a 'dramedy' to me, same as All in the Family.
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Old May 6 2009, 04:50 PM   #9
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RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
The Goodies
Fawlty Towers
Steptoe And Son
Only Fools And Horses
Sledge Hammer
Third Rock From The Sun
Father Ted
Spaced
Black Books
Time Gentlemen Please
Still Game
some of those shows I have never even heard of...are they american???

Rob

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Old May 6 2009, 04:52 PM   #10
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Re: favorite COMEDY

1. How I Met Your Mother
2. Big Bang Theory
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
4. Weeds
5. Scrubs

Off the air: Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, The Drew Carey Show
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Old May 6 2009, 06:40 PM   #11
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Curb Your Enthusiasm or Red Dwarf.
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Old May 6 2009, 06:45 PM   #12
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Re: favorite COMEDY

Mistral wrote: View Post
auntiehill wrote: View Post
M*A*S*H
Frasier
The Simpsons
Cheers
Night Court
WKRP
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Maude
Good Times
Barney Miller

...boy, I'm really.... OLD.
I guess I am, too. You left off Taxi. And the Mary Tyler Moore show. And The Bob Newhart Show. But I'll forgive you. I'd mention MASH but it always seemed like a 'dramedy' to me, same as All in the Family.
To add to both lists, Monty Python's Flying Circus, although that qualifies more as satire.
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Old May 6 2009, 06:47 PM   #13
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Re: favorite COMEDY

A few off the top of the head and in no particular order ...

Father Ted
Spaced
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Monty Python
The Dick Van Dyke Show
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Old May 6 2009, 06:52 PM   #14
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The first five seasons of "The Andy Griffith Show."
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Old May 6 2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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MASH
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
All In The Family
Futurama
Everybody Loves Raymond

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