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Away from footie. Remember this guy?

Hilarious in the bygone days.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiWhcydmPHqAhWtneAKHXAABuYQyCkwAHoECAsQBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Di8IbvVTXOIo&usg=AOvVaw2yM7acVibzGamNfjhSvjDo

Any other goldie oldies?

posted on 1/8/20

Do love The Trip but my wife just cannot understand how I can find two men chatting in a restaurant to be entertaining

posted on 1/8/20

comment by ☠ Tube of Lies ☕ (U16473)
posted 1 day, 19 hours ago
comment by herecomesthelight (U17321)
posted 11 hours, 39 minutes ago
I would recommend any Bob Newhart sketches, eg Walter Raleigh, bomb defusal, driving instructor , bus driver training, Bob is still alive and is 90, a master of the deadpan style of humour
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I loved Bob Newhart, and bought an “LP” with all the famous sketches back in the 1970s. Him and the Simpsons are probably the only funny stuff that’s come from the USA sadly.
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I agree that Bob was the master, I still have him , now on CD and play it regularly in the car.
I also liked Sergeant Bilko on early TV, The Golden Girls and Benson if any of you are old enough to remember them.
Today's US comedy is pretty dire IMO.

posted on 1/8/20

The trip is great and I think mainly off the cuff.

posted on 1/8/20

The first couple of 'the trip' were good but the third installment was a little weak, not watched the fourth one as yet though it is on Amazon now.

posted on 1/8/20

US comedy is generally on the light side and at a sitcom level, never particularly dark humour. Good in its own way but the best comedy to me generally has a dark undertone.

posted on 1/8/20

Sgt Bilko is a great call, there are dramas with dark comedy eg MASH another great US show, and over here recently Killing Eve has dark comedy

posted on 1/8/20

comment by wolfieintheSunshineState (U16306)
posted 20 hours, 9 minutes ago
I too had the "LP" Bute, but I'm surprised about the Simpsons. Never really took to cartoons. However, All in the Family, was and still is hilarious. Based on the UK sitcom "Till death us do part". Only ten times better.
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The thing about The Simpsons is that the humour appeals to all levels/ ages. It's far too clever and sophisticated to be dismissed as just "a cartoon".

posted on 1/8/20

The US does a good job with the adult Cartoons. South Park is very good as well as is Family Guy

posted on 2/8/20

They killed Carmen the barstewards 😡

posted on 5/8/20

comment by Igor la cloche de plongée et le papillon (U22200)
posted 3 days, 10 hours ago
They killed Carmen the barstewards 😡
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It's Kenny that gets killed. And Cartman not Carmen

There has been some incredibly well written comedy coming across the pond in recent years, The Big Bang Theory, My Family, Brooklyn nine-nine, even Friends.

I love the dark stuff too though, The League of Gentlemen and other stuff written by the same guys, Psychoville & Inside Number 9.

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