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post Sep 23 2021, 10:23 AM
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One must be thrilled by a man in a hairnet and dinner lady tabard saying the F-word roughly once every ten minutes, with Mrs Brown's Boys. No thanks.

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post Sep 23 2021, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE(Dill Doe @ Sep 22 2021, 07:04 PM) *
Two and a Half Men
Sienfield
HIMYM
Big Canned Laughter Theory
Later seasons of Modern Family
The few dodgy episodes of Friends and Will and Grace "I knew you were likely yo take a wife!! Happy Vegas Versary!!!" etc. Some lines/ episodes really dragged Friends down at times. The WandG reboot had some v bad episodes too.
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ďSienfieldĒ isnít very funny at all, Seinfeld on the other hand is bloody hilarious! laugh.gif

I think itís silly to say certain shows had bad episodes. I canít think of a TV show that was perfect from start to finish (even Seinfeld was ropey at the start and ended on a bad note). Fawlty Towers is possibly the closest to being perfect from start to finish, but it only has 12 episodes compared to 180+ episodes.

QUOTE(Herbs @ Sep 23 2021, 12:01 AM) *
I found Frasier difficult to watch at times - purely because of Frasier and his massive ego.


I see what you mean, he can be annoying at times with his snobbery and self-importance. But honestly the situations Frasier and Niles get themselves into is pure hilarity! laugh.gif
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post Sep 23 2021, 12:10 PM
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The Office.
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post Sep 23 2021, 01:02 PM
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upon rewatching, gimme gimme gimme.
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post Sep 23 2021, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE(dannjohn @ Sep 23 2021, 02:02 PM) *
upon rewatching, gimme gimme gimme.


ohmy.gif series 1 & 2 are still funny, just 3 not so much, I thought you had taste Amanda Holden aside.
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post Sep 25 2021, 06:36 AM
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I love Mrs Browns Boys it gets so much hate on here!! 🙈

I donít like Fraser or Seinfeld I love watched a few episodes and not laughed once.
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post Sep 25 2021, 08:15 AM
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QUOTE(spiceboy @ Sep 25 2021, 07:36 AM) *
I love Mrs Browns Boys it gets so much hate on here!! 🙈

I donít like Fraser or Seinfeld I love watched a few episodes and not laughed once.


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post Sep 25 2021, 10:44 AM
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One non-obvious one that does immediately spring to mind for me is Babes in the Wood. It was an ITV sitcom in the late 90s - only ran for a few series but it had Denise Van Outen, Samantha Womack (nee Janus) and the bloke off Brush Strokes / the Flash adverts in the 90s who I can never remember the name of. Canned laughter and really bad jokes about sex / lesbians that probably wouldn't get made today.

Also I've never personally got what the appeal is with The Inbetweeners or The Office.
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post Sep 25 2021, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE(Qween @ Sep 22 2021, 06:06 PM) *
Pretty much any comedy ever aired on CBS or created by Chuck Lorre or featuring a laugh track. Prime examples being King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Anger Management etc.


Oh absolutely! I'll add How I Met Your Mother to that list of shame. It's not like Americans cannot do good comedy, there are plenty of great sitcoms out there like Parks and Recreation but guess which are the type that get repeated ad infinitum on E4 etc. Ugh.
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post Sep 26 2021, 04:40 PM
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Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens donít deserve to be put in the rubbish category with HIMYM and pretty much any Chuck Lorre show. ELR and TKOQ have a fair few Seinfeld traits that I love laugh.gif

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post Sep 26 2021, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE(Seinfeld @ Sep 25 2021, 09:15 AM) *


laugh.gif (thatís the funniest Iíve ever found Seinfeld 😋)
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post Sep 26 2021, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(dannjohn @ Sep 23 2021, 02:02 PM) *
upon rewatching, gimme gimme gimme.


Blasphemy! Such an iconic show purely for Kathy Burke
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post Sep 27 2021, 12:25 AM
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QUOTE(spiceboy @ Sep 26 2021, 07:29 PM) *
laugh.gif (thatís the funniest Iíve ever found Seinfeld 😋)


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post Sep 27 2021, 06:06 AM
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QUOTE(spiceboy @ Sep 26 2021, 06:29 PM) *
laugh.gif (thatís the funniest Iíve ever found Seinfeld 😋)


Remove the laugh track and imagine it in reql life. Not funny at all.
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post Sep 27 2021, 06:59 AM
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I need to go back to Seinfeld at some point - I watched the first few episodes and didnít find it that funny

Iíve seen some people say How I Met Your Mother. I actually quite like the show, but what puts me off a re-watch is TedÖ..
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post Sep 27 2021, 07:32 AM
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QUOTE(Dill Doe @ Sep 27 2021, 07:06 AM) *
Remove the laugh track and imagine it in reql life. Not funny at all.


Context is everything. You canít exactly base your opinion on a 9 second video without seeing the whole scene/episode in full.

QUOTE(Herbs @ Sep 27 2021, 07:59 AM) *
I need to go back to Seinfeld at some point - I watched the first few episodes and didnít find it that funny


Series 1 is pretty poor tbh. Series 2 is an improvement, and S3-S8 is comedy gold at its absolute finest! laugh.gif wub.gif
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post Oct 29 2021, 08:05 PM
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Iíll probably get shot down for this but Friends isnít THAT funny. Itís obviously better than your average sitcom and has a great cast of course, but the way itís lauded as the greatest/funniest sitcom of all time is just crazy to me. Seinfeld and Frasier are far superior.
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post Oct 29 2021, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE(Seinfeld @ Oct 29 2021, 09:05 PM) *
Iíll probably get shot down for this but Friends isnít THAT funny. Itís obviously better than your average sitcom and has a great cast of course, but the way itís lauded as the greatest/funniest sitcom of all time is just crazy to me. Seinfeld and Frasier are far superior.

Friends isn't funny at all. Seinfeld and Frasier are also not funny.
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post Oct 29 2021, 08:58 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Oct 29 2021, 09:42 PM) *
Friends isn't funny at all. Seinfeld and Frasier are also not funny.


Out of interest how many episodes of these highly rated shows have you actually seen? If you havenít seen that many then itís hard to take your opinion seriously in all honesty.
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post Oct 30 2021, 10:04 AM
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Friends is not totally without merit. I love Jennifer Aniston's comic timing.
The Big Bang Theory was fine for about 4 or 5 series. I especially liked the script for Sheldon and for Beverly, Leonard's mother. She's one of my favourite minor characters in a sitcom.

I expected to hate Mrs Brown's Boys a lot more than I did. I don't watch it and would leave the room if it came on but I don't hate it.


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