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    The Good Life

    RIP Richard Briers.    
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Feb 18, 2013

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    Who The $%#& Doesn't?

    The British are the masters of comedy.Monty PythonFawlty TowersRed DwarfTOP GEAR, for crying out loudThey just got it right!
    Ultima01 Ultima01 18-21, M 3 Responses May 4, 2012

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    As Time Goes By

    Dame Judi Dench..I never miss the show..never. We only get it on Sunday night and it's only 30 minutes long. So sweet and witty..The writers did a perfect job ..blending the character's personalities.The quirky romance that almost makes you cry, but it's too funny.I've seen the...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 19 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Are You Being Served

    RIP Captain Peacock aka Frank Thornton, a doyen of British comedy for many a year. The comedy is of the 'old school' variety, but part of many of our growing up years.   
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Simply The Best

    British comedy..... Ronnie Barker Rowan Atkinson Billy Conelly Rhod Gilbert And my all time fave...the late Norman Wisdom. British sit coms... the list is both timeless and endless. I like the older ones... It aint arf hot mum Till death is do part royle family some mothers do...
    MysteryChord MysteryChord 46-50, M Sep 15, 2013

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    Clever British Humor - I like to think

    that of all the places in the world, the UK has the best sense of humor as it's often proven that British humor is the most clever. I particularly love Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Mr Bean, Only Fools and Horses, Dad's Army, Not The Nine O'Clock News, The Thin Blue Line...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Most of the shows I like are pretty old

    and off the air. My all time favorite is the vicar of dibley. I love are you being served, waiting for god, to the manor born, a fine romance, as time goes by, and two's company just to name a few.
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F Dec 28, 2013

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    The Definitive List Of British Sitcoms?

    See Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain%27s_Best_Sitcom) or the BBC's own website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom/winner.shtml)   There's a few on here even I don't recognise.    On the whole though.... I pretty much agree with this list.  ...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 15 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    British Comedy Grows On You*

    The father of British comedy has to be beloved: Rowan atkingston which hosted some of the most memarable/classic and hillarious comedies ranging from classic "Black Adder" - "Johhney English Reborn" British comedy grows on you*
    CWConnacher CWConnacher 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    Monty Python

    Monty Python was my first experience with British humor and I still love to watch it...the Holy Grail, Life of Brian...probably the funniest bit was the "Kamikaze Highlanders". Since then, shows like Ab Fab and Little Britain have been great to see. Another show, not supposed...
    jss1855 jss1855 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    shammi2014 shammi2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    My Favorites Are...

    The Vicar of Dibley ( Jim and Owen are my boys), Keeping up Appearances, As Time Goes By and Little Britian.  When I was a teen I loved The Young Ones. Vivian was hilarious.
    wolfegrl1 wolfegrl1 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Me Too

    Here in Victoria Australia, the best night on the telly is Saturday nights.... , we start at 7.30pm and have Doc Martin, I'm not in favour of his bedside manner, but I love him... 8.30pm, The Bill, will be sad when it finishes. 9.30pm, Midsomer Murders, they keep you guessing, in...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 17 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    What happened to Catherine Tate Show?

    Loved Her roles especially after seeing her as Donna in Doctor Who..
    popeyesandbittergourds popeyesandbittergourds 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Benny Hill Was The King Of Late Night

    I grew up watching the Benny Hill show. He came on five times a week on channel 9 in NYC.  They guy had me cracking up every time.  I guess the naughty bits kept my interest, too. He was a good writer too.   I was real sorry when I heard he died.  I can still hear the theme...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Oct 20, 2012

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    I am currently watching 'Absolutely Fabulous'

    with my daughter. I was going to change the channel but she said she loved it.
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Surprising Adventures Of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar

    Just watch the vids and it'll all make sense. ;)       Hope you liked those. If you didn't tough luck. :)~hobo
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Open all hours, It is funny,

    you have to agree.
    DelMonteMan DelMonteMan 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Only fools and horses is genius superb
    roastlamb roastlamb 31-35, M Feb 18, 2011

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    Its Hilarious

    i dont remember thinking of it as a genre for a long time but i love monty python especially john cleese's funny walks and fawlty towers, benny hill, and  keeping up appearances
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Making Great Strides Socially

    Growing up, my brother and I would watch Mr. Bean, we would laugh til we cried. Anything with Rowan Atkinson, you know will be good. Years ago, I was a private duty nurse and I took care of an elderly couple, William and Louise. She would watch the Brit Coms on the local public...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Hugh Before House

    I love this sketch. First time I saw it, I was crying I was laughing so hard. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are the tops :) 
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Mar 4, 2011

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    The Inbetweeners! Spaced!

    British comedy is amazing, i love the dryness, the wit, everything. My favorite ones are 'The Inbetweeners' and 'Spaced'.
    lillee11 lillee11 26-30, F Apr 5, 2013

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    'allo 'allo!

    "Good moaning!" "I was ******* by the door, when I heard two shats. You are holding in your hand a smoking goon; you are clearly the guilty potty." - Officer Crabtree. I love 'Allo 'Allo!. The characters, lines, scenes and how the participants of the second world war get along...
    AStormIsComing AStormIsComing 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    I Just Finished Watching Spaced This Afternoon

    Such a great show! I'd been watching it slowly since there are only two series, but this afternoon I finished series two. I'm in love with Simon Pegg.
    shestooquiet shestooquiet 36-40, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Who Else Would Think of a Skit Called "Argument Clinic?"

    Last night I was sort of forced to watch the American reality show "Celebrity Scumbag Detox" or something like that. The quality of this "entertainment" made me miss British comedy more than ever. The clever yet silly sketches always made me feel good at the end of a long day...
    oregontimber oregontimber 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Don't Mention The War

    This is simply the best episode of the best british comedy ever, Fawlty Towers. I love "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Good Neighbors" too, but this episode is packed with great moments, that are almost too painful to watch. You want to yell NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It's a...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    I know it's old, but I have loved BlackAdder

    since I watched it years and years ago. Rowen Atkinsons dry quick humor and sarcastic wit makes me wee myself everytime. This show has some of the funniest lines!! I also enjoy Black Books, The Inbetweeners and Mrs. Brown (but that's irish me thinks.) Blackadder: I...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    John Cleese is my idol!

    But I love many Brit comedies.
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Me Too.

    When I separated from my second wife,I moved in with some people I knew back in Florida.On my days off I would veg out and watch the local pbs channel that had British comedy.Are you being Served was one of my favorites.Up until then I always considered Benny Hill the only funny...
    Wallygator64 Wallygator64 46-50, M Feb 1, 2012

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    I'Ll Start This

    Ok I'll start ..Monty Python The inbetweeners Only Fools and Horses ..
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    A Bit Of Fry And Laurie

    I was devasted when House ended with Hugh Laurie but then I started watching these older comedy skits and they are funny! I am now a new fan of Stephen Fry as well, and Hugh Laurie is absolutely hysterical in these skits, I can't wait to watch more of them and the Black Adder.
    SweetCaroline309 SweetCaroline309 36-40 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    Of Course I Do

    I live in the UK. I think our humor is the most hilarious out there, and that a lot of other cultures are either too PC or too concerned about their image to really enjoy it and broadcast the same humor in their country. Take the Inbetweeners. The Inbetweeners was phenomenally...
    JunkieCaity JunkieCaity 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Masterful

    My 3 top favorites are Mr.Bean, Vicar of Dibly and Fawlty Towers.
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M Aug 15, 2013

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    Love It!

    My Favorite British comedy Show is "Keeping Up Appearances". It's a Hoot! 
    JB4J JB4J 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Frankie Boyle

    When I was visiting friends in England recently I saw a DVD of a comedian named Frankie Boyle. It was pretty extreme, and hilarious!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Now For The Top Stand Up Comedians.

    Taken from a poll held by Channel 4 in the UK. (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-100-greatest-stand-ups/articles/greatest-stand-ups-of-all-time) 1.    BILLY CONNOLLY 2.    RICHARD PRYOR 3.    RICKY GERVAIS 4.    BILL HICKS 5...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    swamiepstein swamiepstein 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I Have Always Like British Humor

    Some of my favorites:Fawlty Towers - laugh out loud funnyDave AllenMonty PythonAre You Being Served
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    007innerchild 007innerchild 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    The thick of it, is my favourite show now.

    Peter capaldi obviously like an Alastair Campbell figure, he's a spin doctor and the mastermind of the whole show.
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There is nothing better

    than British comedy. We have the best comedy shows, the best comedians and overall, the best sense of humour. :)
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 27

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    Mind Your Language, got introduced to it awhile

    ago, brilliant. Only Fools and Horses, always a bag of laughs.
    DelMonteMan DelMonteMan 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    I really love old British sitcoms.

    Well, when I say 'old,' I mean stuff like Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, To the Manor Born... Those four are guaranteed to make me laugh out loud at least once per episode. :D (And I don't laugh that easily, to be quite honest...) Recently, I've been into panel shows...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    I've recently just completed The Inbetweeners

    on Netflix. Holy ****-balls, I almost pissed myself laughing at every episode. SO funny, and not typically a show someone in my age group would watch, but I was hooked after the first episode. If you love slap stick humour a hundred times more raunchy than American Pie (except...
    TakeThisLonging TakeThisLonging 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Love The Humor

    Are You being Served?, Benny Hill, Keeping Up Appearances. I love the timing and that it's not afraid to be bawdy or racy. I wish I had time to watch more of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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    Classics

    The carry on films are my favorite got them all and any time I feel a bit down they are sure to lift my spirits. To me they are just classics that should be preserved for future generations my other all time favorites are steptoe and son the relationship between father and son is...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Bring back: "The Thick of It"!

    ! Funniest show I've seen in a long time.
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M Feb 15

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    Cravings

    I crave Montey Python, Black Adder, Are you being served, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Universe, Keeping Up Appearances, The Thin Tlue Line, Fawlty Towers, The Office and One Foot in the Grave.
    senecawind senecawind 36-40 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    Doc Martin

    I just finished watching Doc Martin. This show is brilliantly! Doc Martin is so literal and unknowingly inappropriate it cracks me up. I think he's one of the best characters ever created. 
    DefineWeird DefineWeird 36-40, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I lived in Britain in the late 90's and 2000's, and as such I got into a lot of British comedy shows including Blackadder, which of course my parents also loved because they...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 27

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    It's so funny how many people on here think just because i live in UK I have a typical British accent! LOL, I was born here but half educated here and half in Malaysia, so i have...
    littlesaiyan littlesaiyan 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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    Blackadder, Little Britain, Mind Your Language, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps...the list just goes on. British Comedies are hilarious. Period.
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am dating a British guy :D
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm obsessed with Irish, Scottish and English accents. English would be my favorite. Every time I go overseas I'm in heaven. I know the man of my dreams is going to be British. I...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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