Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

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Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:54 am

Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy.

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I'm torn between Black Books, Father Ted and Drop the Dead Donkey.
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby pip » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:00 am

Stick with the irish written ones :D
I'll pick Black Books over Father ted as it just doesn't get old :D
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:03 am

Funny. Someone on the BBC boards (where I also posted this) said he loved Black Books first time around, but upon subsequent viewing, it looks very one-dimensional.
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Quatermass » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 am

I voted for Black Books, though to be fair, that's the only one I have watched.
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby eric » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 am

I voted for Spaced.

But so much good stuff there, Black Books, Inbetweeners, It Crowd.....
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby pip » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:40 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Funny. Someone on the BBC boards (where I also posted this) said he loved Black Books first time around, but upon subsequent viewing, it looks very one-dimensional.

Must have been a Fifty Shades fan :lol:
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:43 am

I would have a hard time voting for one so I'm not going to vote.

Black Books
Father Ted
The IT Crowd,
Green Wing
Smack The Pony
Spaced
And Drop the Dead Donkey was quite good as well but not as much as the above ones.
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:58 am

I loved Drop the Dead Donkey! I was only thinking about it the other day and wondering how well repeats of it would do as it was very topical - often including recent news items. The book, Drop the Dead Donkey 2000 was excellent! :lol:
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:17 pm

No love for Whose Line Is It Anyway? :(
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Penfold » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:08 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I loved Drop the Dead Donkey! I was only thinking about it the other day and wondering how well repeats of it would do as it was very topical - often including recent news items. The book, Drop the Dead Donkey 2000 was excellent! :lol:

It has been shown fairly recently on one of the comedy channels. It's still funny but many of the jokes about the people and events in the news at the time are lost on the youngsters. :lol:

I voted for "Whose Line is it Anyway?", on the assumption that they are talking about the English version. I saw Paul Merton's improvisation show the other year which was pretty much the same format without the scoring. I have never laughed so much in my life, to the point that it was getting quite painful. :D
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:53 pm

I liked the drew Cary version. I think it worked mainly because they used pretty much all the same actors (minus my all time favorite, Mike McShane :( )
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:10 pm

Mike McShane was meant to be part of the show I saw too, but couldn't make it due to a volcano erupting in Iceland. He did appear in a lot of the British Whose Line as well. :D

Here's a clip for you.

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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Penfold wrote:Mike McShane was meant to be part of the show I saw too, but couldn't make it due to a volcano erupting in Iceland. He did appear in a lot of the British Whose Line as well. :D

Here's a clip for you.



LOL :lol:

No, I used to watch the british show all the time when it was on Comedy Central here, that's how I knew him. He was my favorite part of the show :lol:
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby BobtheDrog » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:56 pm

It was a tough choice but in the end I went for Spaced, very tough to choose though some amazing television on that list
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Re: Vote for Channel Four's Greatest Ever Comedy

Postby Seimimac » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:19 am

Tough choice, because the shows are all so different...

I can't decide, though Father Ted is definitely in my top 3...although my top 3 also includes Vic & Bob, Phoenix Nights and The Comic Strip Presents...and Spaced...

I watched the Comic Strip Presents Five go Mad in Dorset last week, the first one of the series. I was in stitches! Though the funniest of them all were the two Bad News episodes. As someone who was into all that Heavy Metal stuff at the time, I found these stories to be hilarious. Also, I was supposed to go to Castle Donnington the year Bad News performed, but had to cancel at the last minute, so I always had a soft spot for that particular storyline :)
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