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Top Comedy from yesteryear

Red Dwarf
7
23%
Blackadder
6
19%
Fawlty Towers
7
23%
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
1
3%
Bottom
1
3%
Father Ted
2
6%
Fantasy Football League
2
6%
Young Ones
2
6%
Brass Eye
3
10%
Till Death us do part/In sickness and in Health
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Post by Submerge » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:16 pm

Not an all encompassing list, but my personal favourites. Im sure Ive forgotten loads of corkers though. Your favourites?
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:22 pm

Can't take part in this thread as I love so many of the above.. :(

Also Filthy, Rich and Catflap should be on there..

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Post by SirClive » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:36 pm

Can I vote for Red Dwarf, Bottom, Young Ones, F,R&C, Father Ted, Royle Family and ALF please (but not necesarilly in that order).

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Post by pottyboy » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:51 pm

I've cast my vote...

RED DWARF

So good it's the only one out of this lot that I've got on DVD! Have the complete series 1-8 plus some of the remastered ones on VHS.

Hell, I even bought the limited edition series 5 and 8 just so I can get the Starbug and Skutter toys! :-)
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:53 pm

pottyboy wrote:I've cast my vote...

RED DWARF

So good it's the only one out of this lot that I've got on DVD! Have the complete series 1-8 plus some of the remastered ones on VHS.

Hell, I even bought the limited edition series 5 and 8 just so I can get the Starbug and Skutter toys! :-)
Snap - Red Dwarf is one of the worlds greatest TV shows ever... But I love the others as well so I can't really vote for one over the others.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:55 pm

If I had to stick my neck out I would go for the boys from the dwarfaswell.
I have the Just the Shows boxset of seasons 1-4 and can't wait for volume 2 to come out later this year.

Whats your favorite season? I would have to say 5.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:00 pm

Good question..?

3 for Rimmers Green suit and Backwards...?

5 when they showed it on TV and put Back to reality on last (NNoooooo!!! it cant be true..)..?

6 for Gunmen..?

Oh sod it, I love them all.....

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Post by Submerge » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:04 pm

Martian Mumps (forget which series thats from). Unbelievably good head explosion.
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Post by pottyboy » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:14 pm

The martian mumps comes from series 4, from the episode 'Justice'. It didn't explode on screen, but the squelching sound was cool and I nearly threw up when I saw Lister's face shortly afterwards the first time!

My favourite series is definitely series 5. With episodes like Quarantine and Back To Reality you really can't go wrong! And if memory serves me correctly, at the beginning of an episode, Lister is playing the Lord Of The Rings game with a 'taranshula' in his joy department! :lol:

Worst series? That's gotta be series 7. Wasn't that good really. Series 8 was much better.

Special mention should go to series 2, where we also found out that Holly fell in love a Sinclair ZX81 until they said that she wasn't for him as she was cheap and wouldn't load!
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Post by SirClive » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:21 pm

Spot on Pottyboy, 5 the best and 7 the worst.

Some great episodes are... Better than Life, Backwards and whichever one had the curry monster. Oh yes and Mr Flibble.
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Post by Dark Reaper » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:47 pm

As great as all the others are, I've got to go for Brasseye.

Not only is Chris Morris a genius but he's managed to have the Daily Mail apoplectic with rage & indignation! Quality! :twisted:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:04 pm

Series 2 for me-Queeg is a brilliant episode
also Norman Lovett was the best Holly
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Post by C4 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:31 pm

So many good ones on that list, but some crackers are also missing like The New Statesman.

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:42 pm

I just tried to decide whether I prefer Red Dwarf or Brass Eye and my head exploded, it just couldn't cope :cry:
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:29 pm

Was going to go for Brass Eye, have it on DVD and love it. But then decided to ask myself, which one could I watch a load of episodes back to back of without getting fed up. So surprisingly enough went for fantasy football league. (Original Series)
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