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    Good British Comedies?

    I ask because I just heard about the inbetweeners and have been watching on netflix and it's really funny. Besides the office and monty python what are some other cool british comedies i should check out?
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    Re: Good British Comedies?

    For BRITISH comedy, my faves are...

    Only Fools And Horses -- London wheeler-dealer traders.
    Father Ted -- Brilliant!
    Blackadder -- Set in different periods of history.
    Dad's Army -- Classic WWII Home Guard comedy.
    Steptoe And Son -- Rag and bone men.
    Porridge -- Prison comedy.
    Red Dwarf -- SciFi, with one scruff, one cat, one dead hologram and one robot.
    The League Of Gentlemen -- the "We didn't burn him!" is a true classic line!
    The Fast Show -- Sketch show.
    Not The Nine O'Clock News -- sketch with Gerald the Gorilla is another classic.

    Plenty there to Youtube and get a taste.

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    Re: Good British Comedies?

    Quote Originally Posted by wheeze View Post
    added to instant que thanks. finally using my netflix subscription again yay
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    Another vote for Red Dwarf (also on Netflix, in the UK, at least). I'll also add Fawlty Towers to the table.
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    Re: Good British Comedies?

    All those already mentioned! The Young Ones is great for some early 80s anarchy. Any of the Alan Partridge series are cracking too. Oh, and while I think, you might want to try Brass Eye, especially the paedophile special! Because I'm talking nonce sense....
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    Re: Good British Comedies?

    Quote Originally Posted by PB268 View Post
    Blackadder -- Set in different periods of history.
    SKip the first season, it's good in its way, but Blackadder II and onwards are much funnier & different in tone.

    Another one to check out is Peep Show, which is a very good sitcom that also uses a first-person camera to great effect. It star David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and their sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look is also generally very funny. Here are two sketches from their show.
    Last edited by evilsoup; September 13th, 2012 at 05:05 PM.

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    Re: Good British Comedies?

    Quote Originally Posted by PB268 View Post
    Blackadder -- Set in different periods of history.
    I would add, anything with Rowan Atkinson is worth watching.

    Loved Father Ted too.

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    Father Ted is a must-watch, imho; some of the older comedies haven't aged well, but Red Dwarf is still pretty good (I'm not sure how much of that is nostalgia).

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