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Weird-ass British Television

I can't believe how much time I've wasted watching this shit on YouTube ...

by Anonymoosereply 73Last Monday at 4:49 PM

Would I lie to you is amazing. So is 8 out of 10 cats does countdown.

American humour just can’t compete with superior British humour. Americans never get it.

by Anonymoosereply 109/30/2018

I want to smack David Mitchell. Hard.

by Anonymoosereply 209/30/2018

I love David Mitchell.

by Anonymoosereply 310/01/2018

Josh is a cutie.

by Anonymoosereply 410/01/2018

[quote]American humour just can’t compete with superior British humour. Americans never get it.

Because it's rarely funny.

by Anonymoosereply 510/01/2018

R5 - from the country that brought us Sam Kinison and Andrew Dice Clay.

by Anonymoosereply 610/01/2018

Sam Kinison is funny.

Dice Clay? No.

by Anonymoosereply 710/02/2018

I have a small crush on Jon Richardson. I have a weakness for the damaged ones.

by Anonymoosereply 810/02/2018

Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, and Qi are the best.

by Anonymoosereply 910/02/2018

Graham Norton has the best talk show ever. The best part of this clip is at 5:20.

by Anonymoosereply 1010/02/2018

Can anyone post any recent Tracey Ullman or The Windsors (comedy) links?

by Anonymoosereply 1110/02/2018

Graham Norton with weird-ass Miriam Margulies.

by Anonymoosereply 1210/02/2018

r6 - from the country that brought us Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr.

by Anonymoosereply 1310/02/2018

All I can say is that I've been happily OD'ing Doctor Who in the run-up to the Global Premiere of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor this weekend--Fathom Events is even offering it in cinemas a couple of days after! Doctor Who overload!

by Anonymoosereply 1410/02/2018

R13 Russell Brand can be funny, it is only when he tries to be an intellectual that he falls flat. I don't care for Jimmy Carr as a comic but he is pretty good as a host.

by Anonymoosereply 1510/02/2018

The Doctor Who Global Premiere is on & is fab!

by Anonymoosereply 1610/07/2018

Miriam Margolyes compilation on Graham Norton.

by Anonymoosereply 1710/08/2018

Graham Norton's great if you like the sound of fake forced laughter.

by Anonymoosereply 1810/08/2018

[quote]All I can say is that I've been happily OD'ing Doctor Who in the run-up to the Global Premiere of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor this weekend--Fathom Events is even offering it in cinemas a couple of days after! Doctor Who overload!

We have twelve year olds on DL?

by Anonymoosereply 1910/08/2018

[quote]Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, and Qi are the best.

Smug cunts, all of them

by Anonymoosereply 2010/08/2018

[quote]We have twelve year olds on DL?

Yes, clearly >

[quote]Graham Norton with weird-ass Miriam Margulies.

by Anonymoosereply 2110/08/2018

From 08:49, Jon Richardson reading his latest novel Deep Clean 2: Under The Rim.

by Anonymoosereply 2210/08/2018

Doctor Who is arguably the most successful programme on British TV. It's not just children who watch it.

by Anonymoosereply 2310/08/2018

Dr Who scored 8.2m, it's highest rating in years.

by Anonymoosereply 2410/08/2018

OP, you may enjoy Never Mind the Buzzcocks. This is one of the better episodes.

by Anonymoosereply 2510/08/2018

part 2

by Anonymoosereply 2610/08/2018

part 3

by Anonymoosereply 2710/08/2018

OP (and others) thinks THESE are the weirdest U.K. programmes? Oh dear oh dear...

by Anonymoosereply 2810/08/2018

The best of these types of shows was "The Word" back in the 1990-94 era.

by Anonymoosereply 2910/08/2018

I loved Peep Show, but I've also wanted to smack David Mitchell in everything he's done since.

by Anonymoosereply 3010/08/2018

The Mighty Boosh was weird and wonderful. This Is Jinsy was surreal and really funny. Plebs is good, I also loved The IT Crowd. Older but very, very funny are Black Books and Spaced.

by Anonymoosereply 3110/08/2018

Ragdoll Productions' Teletubbies was kind of weird. Their Boobah was simply bizarre.

by Anonymoosereply 3210/08/2018

A1W was great. Very British.

by Anonymoosereply 3310/08/2018

R33 - So great you couldn't get its name right.

by Anonymoosereply 3410/08/2018

The League of Gentleman may interest you.

by Anonymoosereply 3510/08/2018

No, that’s a local show for local people r35.

by Anonymoosereply 3610/08/2018

R13 - I agree. In spades about Brand. But my point wasn’t that we didn’t have our share of lame comedians but that R5 seems to think you don’t have your share. Obviously each country could go tit for tat forever.

by Anonymoosereply 3710/08/2018

“YES, I can HEAR you Clem Fandango!”

by Anonymoosereply 3810/12/2018

American humor? Two Broke Girls. Damn dumbest sitcom ever created. How did those actors get through that?

by Anonymoosereply 3910/12/2018

British TV is the WORST. Apart from The Avengers (Diana Rigg-era only), Monty Python (which is an acquired taste), Fawlty Towers, and the first two seasons of Ab Fab, it's nothing but shit.

by Anonymoosereply 4010/12/2018

r39, some recent American comedy shows, to name just a few: Web Therapy, The Comeback, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep (coming from British tv, I know but Veep is much better)...

Classics: Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family...

Those are just off the top of my head.

British comedy is shit.

by Anonymoosereply 4110/12/2018

You’re a moron r40, go back to your Matlock reruns.

by Anonymoosereply 4210/12/2018

You haven't seen any of those shows, R41.

by Anonymoosereply 4310/12/2018

As an English speaker from neither Britain nor the States, I have to say that you are both capable of putting out some really funny stuff, and equally some absolute dross.

It's Always Sunny Curb Your Enthusiasm Seinfeld Broad City Kimmy Schimdt 30 Rock Parks and Rec Lady Dynamite Arrested Development BoJack Horseman The Simpsons A Good Place Children's Hospital

British Comedy: Extras The Office The Mighty Boosh Black Books Peep Show Dectorists Getting On The Thick of It Father Ted

by Anonymoosereply 4410/12/2018

Excuse the formatting etc etc

by Anonymoosereply 4510/12/2018

Sean Hughes was one of the weirdest, not to mention adorable and quite fey.

R.I.P., Mr. Show.

by Anonymoosereply 4610/12/2018

I liked Sean’s Show but was quite sad to learn in real life he was an abusive asshole. Shame, lots of talent but self destructive and mean spirited.

by Anonymoosereply 4710/12/2018

Ab Fab, French & Saunders, Catherine Tate, Stacey and Gavin (I love Ruth Jones), Jimmy Carr, Chatty Man Alan Carr, love them all. The affair started with Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Solocum. It continues today and I find it more interesting than American TV. The references are sometimes hard to get - I mean who the hell is Marianne Frostrup or Delia Smith? Still better though.

by Anonymoosereply 4810/12/2018

Nothing in this thread really counts as weird-ass by any stretch of the imagination. You have to go to Japan for all the WTF shows.

by Anonymoosereply 4910/12/2018

In OP's clip, who's the hottie next to David Mitchell? (Not Mel Giedroyc.)

by Anonymoosereply 5010/12/2018

That’s Dermot O’Leary r50.

by Anonymoosereply 5110/12/2018

My all time fave series is "The Prisoner" with Patrick McGoohan--fell in love with him immediately, and am still in love with him--perfect writing, sets, actors, effects, music--endlessly entertaining--a visit to Portmeirion village is still on my bucket list!

by Anonymoosereply 5210/12/2018

Hey, buttplug r42, I named shows at r40 that were actually good. Sorry your ass is chapped by what a small list it is. Never saw Matlock, hunty.

What the fuck are you talking about, r43? I've seen all of them, dolt. That's why I mentioned them.

by Anonymoosereply 5310/12/2018

OK, so you don’t remember what you watched last week r53. Don’t worry about it, it happens to a lot of people at your age.

You still have zero knowledge of quality TV though and that is your cross to bear.

by Anonymoosereply 5410/13/2018

I remember what I watched last week. Again, I'm sorry Brit tv blows. "As Time Goes By"?

Don't take it so personally, r54.

by Anonymoosereply 5510/13/2018

r55 are you 103 years old? Have you SEEN any recent British shows?

'As Time Goes By' started in 1992 for fuck's sake - and it wasn't good even then. It would be like me saying - American tv blows. "Full House"?

by Anonymoosereply 5610/13/2018

Fuck you, OP. I've fallen into the WILTY rabbit hole! Thanks, I guess?

by Anonymoosereply 5710/14/2018

Give up r56, he’s not seen a thing since 1971 and goldarnit he likes it that way! No point pissing into the wind, r55 has no knowledge of British TV and he’s not going to start learning at this late stage. Let him go quietly into the long goodnight with his imagination unsullied by original, quirky shows.

by Anonymoosereply 5810/14/2018

French & Saunders, Catherine Tate, I could say I mistakenly left out, r56 and r58. That's about it. And I agree there's plenty of shit since AS TIME GOES BY. To name at least one: THE VICAR OF DIBLEY, which, considering it was Dawn French, made it especially abysmal.

by Anonymoosereply 5910/14/2018

Armando Iannucci

by Anonymoosereply 60Last Monday at 7:21 AM

Would I Lie To You is great. Love David Michell but much prefer Lee Mack.

by Anonymoosereply 61Last Monday at 7:24 AM

I used to watch QI but now I cant stand Alan Davies.

by Anonymoosereply 62Last Monday at 7:27 AM

I watch Father Brown, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, Doc Martin and Mrs Brown.

I hardly watch American shows now except for Simpsons/Family Guy/ American Dad

by Anonymoosereply 63Last Monday at 7:31 AM

“Idiot Abroad” had me crying it was so funny. Why all the hate for British humor?

by Anonymoosereply 64Last Monday at 7:54 AM

I'm English - even the existence of this thread embarrasses me.

by Anonymoosereply 65Last Monday at 8:24 AM

What is the name of the English dating show where contestants examine each other’s genitals? It was truly the strangest thing I’ve ever seen

by Anonymoosereply 66Last Monday at 8:49 AM

Gaytime TV was the best.

by Anonymoosereply 67Last Monday at 8:53 AM

LULU!

by Anonymoosereply 68Last Monday at 8:55 AM

Channel 4 in the 80s was the best for these kinds of show.

by Anonymoosereply 69Last Monday at 8:59 AM

It’s the American Exceptionalism assholes r64. Their inability to understand that we are not perfect (no one is) means they cannot endure praise of anything not American. TV seems to be a particular bugbear because the Exceptionalists like to think of TV as American but it was invented by a Scot, the first ever TV station was the BBC which started broadcasting before WWII and the weirdly narrow minded sensibilities of middle America mean everything is blanded down to beige nothingness so as not to offend the advertizers.

by Anonymoosereply 70Last Monday at 1:38 PM

Can any Brits here recommend a good current comedy for an American fan to watch? Much obliged.

by Anonymoosereply 71Last Monday at 3:26 PM

Great, now I'm hooked on the damn program!

by Anonymoosereply 72Last Monday at 4:43 PM

I've listened to a retro 80s radio station for two years, and haven't heard the Eurythmic's "Would I Lie To You" once. Just "Sweet Dreams" and "Here Comes The Rain Again" over and over.

by Anonymoosereply 73Last Monday at 4:49 PM
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