Author Topic: Utterly trivial observations about comedy  (Read 10131 times)

kalowski

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #120 on: October 02, 2019, 09:10:42 PM »
unseen characters always seem to be women

Maris out of Frasier
'Er in doors in Minder
The mum who shouts from the other room in Big Bang Theory
Columbo's wife
Mrs Mainwaring

Zetetic

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #121 on: October 02, 2019, 09:11:38 PM »
Erica (unless she appears in a later series of BoJack Horseman than I've watched).

Cuellar

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #122 on: October 02, 2019, 09:14:00 PM »
Father Bigley
Bob Sacamano
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some others surely help me out here

Mr Banlon

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #123 on: October 02, 2019, 09:15:05 PM »
Monkey Harris in OFAH

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #124 on: October 02, 2019, 09:17:01 PM »
unseen characters always seem to be women

Maris out of Frasier
'Er in doors in Minder
The mum who shouts from the other room in Big Bang Theory
Columbo's wife

Harry "I'll Do Anything For Half a Pint" Grundy
Ted "Unlucky Suicide" McGloomy

Jockice

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #125 on: October 02, 2019, 09:17:42 PM »
Kerry's mum in This Country. Although you can hear her.

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #126 on: October 02, 2019, 09:19:51 PM »
Fernando Partridge

maybe they don’t always seem to be women then

non capisco

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #127 on: October 02, 2019, 09:21:32 PM »
Fernando Partridge

maybe they don’t always seem to be women then

Denise Partridge, though.

Mr Banlon

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #128 on: October 02, 2019, 09:25:51 PM »
Pete Gabbitas

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #129 on: October 03, 2019, 07:45:51 AM »
Monkey Harris.

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #130 on: October 03, 2019, 08:08:01 AM »
alright how about this then -

unseen close family members of the main characters tend to be female and unseen acquaintances tend to be male

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #131 on: October 03, 2019, 09:45:27 AM »
unseen characters always seem to be women

Maris out of Frasier
'Er in doors in Minder
The mum who shouts from the other room in Big Bang Theory
Columbo's wife

Mina from Still Game
(Not quite the same I guess as you do see her physically, just her face is always obscured until [SPOILER] the last episode).

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #132 on: October 03, 2019, 09:47:53 AM »
alright how about this then -

unseen close family members of the main characters tend to be female and unseen acquaintances tend to be male

Exception to the latter rule: Ethel Cardue from Bottom.

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #133 on: October 03, 2019, 11:53:43 AM »
Do we know if Dr Wildthroat is a man or a woman?

BritishHobo

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #134 on: October 04, 2019, 08:46:02 PM »
Vera, Norm's wife in Cheers. I've always assumed Maris in Frasier was their way of continuing that joke.