Author Topic: Utterly trivial observations about comedy  (Read 12848 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

Sebastian Cobb

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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 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.

Sebastian Cobb

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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.

icehaven

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #135 on: January 11, 2020, 01:09:26 PM »
In the Friends episode where Ross gets a ridiculous tan from a mess up at the tanning salon, at the end just before he answers the door to Chandler, he's sitting on the sofa reading National Geographic, holding it up in front of his face, and there's a closeup of a black guy's face on the cover.

icehaven

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #136 on: January 11, 2020, 01:12:31 PM »
Mina from Still Game
(Not quite the same I guess as you do see her physically, just her face is always obscured until the last episode).

Same with Howard and Bernardette's kids in Big Bang Theory, you only hear them crying (which is actually an adult making weird sounding crying noises) until the last episode.

petrilTanaka

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #137 on: January 11, 2020, 10:21:42 PM »
at the end of one episode of The Day Today, Chris Morris does the paedophile clapping thing



I've mentioned this before elsewhere, but it fits here

Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2020, 10:34:40 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


Beverley Macca.

Jockice

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #139 on: January 12, 2020, 12:14:42 PM »
Fucked that one up. You ain't seem me, right.

icehaven

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Re: Utterly trivial observations about comedy
« Reply #140 on: May 21, 2020, 06:44:08 PM »
I know American houses are generally a lot bigger than in the UK, but a lot of large houses in American sitcoms apparently only have 2 or 3 bedrooms in order for there to be hilarious consequences when unlikely people have to share a room or someone is turfed out onto the couch when there's a guest etc.

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