I can't believe how much time I've wasted watching this shit on YouTube ...
Weird-ass British Television
|by Anonymoose||reply 85||11/07/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 1||09/30/2018|
I want to smack David Mitchell. Hard.
|by Anonymoose||reply 2||09/30/2018|
I love David Mitchell.
|by Anonymoose||reply 3||10/01/2018|
Josh is a cutie.
|by Anonymoose||reply 4||10/01/2018|
[quote]American humour just can’t compete with superior British humour. Americans never get it.
Because it's rarely funny.
|by Anonymoose||reply 5||10/01/2018|
R5 - from the country that brought us Sam Kinison and Andrew Dice Clay.
|by Anonymoose||reply 6||10/01/2018|
Sam Kinison is funny.
Dice Clay? No.
|by Anonymoose||reply 7||10/02/2018|
I have a small crush on Jon Richardson. I have a weakness for the damaged ones.
|by Anonymoose||reply 8||10/02/2018|
Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, and Qi are the best.
|by Anonymoose||reply 9||10/02/2018|
Graham Norton has the best talk show ever. The best part of this clip is at 5:20.
|by Anonymoose||reply 10||10/02/2018|
Can anyone post any recent Tracey Ullman or The Windsors (comedy) links?
|by Anonymoose||reply 11||10/02/2018|
Graham Norton with weird-ass Miriam Margulies.
|by Anonymoose||reply 12||10/02/2018|
r6 - from the country that brought us Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr.
|by Anonymoose||reply 13||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 14||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 15||10/02/2018|
The Doctor Who Global Premiere is on & is fab!
|by Anonymoose||reply 16||10/07/2018|
Miriam Margolyes compilation on Graham Norton.
|by Anonymoose||reply 17||10/08/2018|
Graham Norton's great if you like the sound of fake forced laughter.
|by Anonymoose||reply 18||10/08/2018|
[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 Anonymoose||reply 19||10/08/2018|
[quote]Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, and Qi are the best.
Smug cunts, all of them
|by Anonymoose||reply 20||10/08/2018|
[quote]We have twelve year olds on DL?
Yes, clearly >
[quote]Graham Norton with weird-ass Miriam Margulies.
|by Anonymoose||reply 21||10/08/2018|
From 08:49, Jon Richardson reading his latest novel Deep Clean 2: Under The Rim.
|by Anonymoose||reply 22||10/08/2018|
Doctor Who is arguably the most successful programme on British TV. It's not just children who watch it.
|by Anonymoose||reply 23||10/08/2018|
Dr Who scored 8.2m, it's highest rating in years.
|by Anonymoose||reply 24||10/08/2018|
OP, you may enjoy Never Mind the Buzzcocks. This is one of the better episodes.
|by Anonymoose||reply 25||10/08/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 26||10/08/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 27||10/08/2018|
OP (and others) thinks THESE are the weirdest U.K. programmes? Oh dear oh dear...
|by Anonymoose||reply 28||10/08/2018|
The best of these types of shows was "The Word" back in the 1990-94 era.
|by Anonymoose||reply 29||10/08/2018|
I loved Peep Show, but I've also wanted to smack David Mitchell in everything he's done since.
|by Anonymoose||reply 30||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 31||10/08/2018|
Ragdoll Productions' Teletubbies was kind of weird. Their Boobah was simply bizarre.
|by Anonymoose||reply 32||10/08/2018|
A1W was great. Very British.
|by Anonymoose||reply 33||10/08/2018|
R33 - So great you couldn't get its name right.
|by Anonymoose||reply 34||10/08/2018|
The League of Gentleman may interest you.
|by Anonymoose||reply 35||10/08/2018|
No, that’s a local show for local people r35.
|by Anonymoose||reply 36||10/08/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 37||10/08/2018|
“YES, I can HEAR you Clem Fandango!”
|by Anonymoose||reply 38||10/12/2018|
American humor? Two Broke Girls. Damn dumbest sitcom ever created. How did those actors get through that?
|by Anonymoose||reply 39||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 40||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 41||10/12/2018|
You’re a moron r40, go back to your Matlock reruns.
|by Anonymoose||reply 42||10/12/2018|
You haven't seen any of those shows, R41.
|by Anonymoose||reply 43||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 44||10/12/2018|
Excuse the formatting etc etc
|by Anonymoose||reply 45||10/12/2018|
Sean Hughes was one of the weirdest, not to mention adorable and quite fey.
R.I.P., Mr. Show.
|by Anonymoose||reply 46||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 47||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 48||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 49||10/12/2018|
In OP's clip, who's the hottie next to David Mitchell? (Not Mel Giedroyc.)
|by Anonymoose||reply 50||10/12/2018|
That’s Dermot O’Leary r50.
|by Anonymoose||reply 51||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 52||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 53||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 54||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 55||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 56||10/13/2018|
Fuck you, OP. I've fallen into the WILTY rabbit hole! Thanks, I guess?
|by Anonymoose||reply 57||10/14/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 58||10/14/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 59||10/14/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 60||10/15/2018|
Would I Lie To You is great. Love David Michell but much prefer Lee Mack.
|by Anonymoose||reply 61||10/15/2018|
I used to watch QI but now I cant stand Alan Davies.
|by Anonymoose||reply 62||10/15/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 63||10/15/2018|
“Idiot Abroad” had me crying it was so funny. Why all the hate for British humor?
|by Anonymoose||reply 64||10/15/2018|
I'm English - even the existence of this thread embarrasses me.
|by Anonymoose||reply 65||10/15/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 66||10/15/2018|
Gaytime TV was the best.
|by Anonymoose||reply 67||10/15/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 68||10/15/2018|
Channel 4 in the 80s was the best for these kinds of show.
|by Anonymoose||reply 69||10/15/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 70||10/15/2018|
Can any Brits here recommend a good current comedy for an American fan to watch? Much obliged.
|by Anonymoose||reply 71||10/15/2018|
Great, now I'm hooked on the damn program!
|by Anonymoose||reply 72||10/15/2018|
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 Anonymoose||reply 73||10/15/2018|
That shit at the OP was lame as hell. I love shows like "In the Loop" and the original "The Office," but that nonsense you linked was so lame and cheesy.
|by Anonymoose||reply 74||10/27/2018|
Has nobody seen Naked Attraction? As Wikipedia describes it:
Naked Attraction is a British dating game show in which a clothed person selects two contestants from six naked people, whose bodies and then faces are revealed in stages from the feet up. The person deciding then appears nude to select one of them for a fully clothed date. The programme then presents their feedback after the date. It premiered on Channel 4 on 25 July 2016 and is presented by Anna Richardson.
|by Anonymoose||reply 75||10/27/2018|
R71 Depending on your type of humour, try The Inbetweeners, it is hilarious. Also if you like stand up comedy I recommend an up and coming artist called James Acaster (he is actually on the OP’s post) who has 4 shows on the UK Netflix.
|by Anonymoose||reply 76||10/27/2018|
R75 I’ve watched a bit of Naked Attraction now and again and found it surprisingly dull. Yes, you see some cocks and pussies. It’s mildly interesting for five minutes, but I ended up finding it all a bit silly and depressing.
|by Anonymoose||reply 77||10/27/2018|
R71 I really love the sitcom Black Adder by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton with Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson, from the 80' and 90'; nowadays Ben Elton does "Upstart crow" with David Mitchell as Shakespeare, also very good.
|by Anonymoose||reply 78||10/27/2018|
[quote]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.
In the context of a retro 80's format, that particular song breaks down the 4th. wall. Programmers want safe, unchallenging stuff to keep you softened up for the commercials to follow.
|by Anonymoose||reply 79||10/27/2018|
I cannot bear Graham Norton.
He can even supply a proper seat for the guests who have to perch on it.
|by Anonymoose||reply 80||10/27/2018|
I loved "The Inbetweeners". Very funny show.
|by Anonymoose||reply 81||10/27/2018|
What town was Schubert built in, OP?
|by Anonymoose||reply 82||10/27/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 83||10/29/2018|
|by Anonymoose||reply 84||11/02/2018|
"You're not gonna get away with this! It's not cool to be WEIRD"
|by Anonymoose||reply 85||11/07/2018|