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Started by Fambo Number Mive, February 24, 2021, 08:04:16 PM
Quote from: Jake Thingray on February 25, 2021, 06:48:11 PMPresenting characters just arguing with each other, in lieu of plot, was also a criticism made of Till Death Us Do Part, defenders claimed that Speight was a polemicist like his inspiration, George Bernard Shaw. Whose work doesn't do anything for me either.franticplanet, on your blog, when examining the psychological minefield of Michael Barrymore's live mid-90's act, you mentioned that the blind devotion displayed by his followers was similar to that of devoted fans of Michael Jackson. I really do have to ask -- are you aware of a onetime toilet cleaner from Essex named Christine Guntrip?
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on February 25, 2021, 06:05:15 PMReally enjoying the blog in the initial post. I know what I'm watching Christmas 2021.https://franticplanet.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/i-watched-jim-davidsons-adult-panto/
Quote from: dr_christian_troy on February 25, 2021, 10:28:04 PMDoes anyone remember when Gorden Kaye did a rap song as Rene?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHkrywRWq3A
Quote from: Cuellar on February 25, 2021, 10:37:18 PMBut wait! Sinderella is back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et84CmWl4FkFantastic. Going to have that on tomorrow.
Quote from: Youtube twatBest of Brit humour,please don't lose it
Quote from: Jake Thingray on February 25, 2021, 06:48:11 PM are you aware of a onetime toilet cleaner from Essex named Christine Guntrip?
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on February 25, 2021, 05:23:26 PMI think he's a bit of a thesp that does telly to pay the bills so I'm not sure he's that fussy.Absolutely astonished to find out he's only 65.
Quote from: A Hat Like That on February 26, 2021, 10:29:30 AMI was doing a slow channel surf and he popped up in Soldier Soldier, broadly playing that same character.
Quote from: Fambo Number Mive on February 24, 2021, 08:04:16 PMInspired by Stuart Millard's excellent seven part series on his blog. What do you think are the worst sitcoms in History? And what makes a bad sitcom?Having read Stuart's blog post on Bottle Boys, I watched a couple of episodes on Youtube and I think it deserves to be featured as one of the worst sitcoms ever.It stars Robin Asquith as a milkman who works at a dairy full of racist and sexist stereotypes. As well as the scripts only appealing to ultra-gammons, the sitcom has about one actually funny joke every couple of episodes (when it veers away from hateful stereotypes for a few minutes). I think it would appeal to the type of Little Englander who thinks women are stupid (the character of the secretary), Scottish people drink all the time (Milkman Jock, who only seems to be in the show for these kind of jokes) and enjoy anti-BAME racist jokes (the black milkman is the butt of many racist jokes). And Asquith's boss is Welsh, which allows for even more racist jokes.I think Stuart says it better than I can:https://franticplanet.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/bottle-boys/
Quote from: thr0b on February 26, 2021, 01:19:31 PMMy Family was occasionally funny. I do not begrudge its existence.
Quote from: Ptolemy Ptarmigan on February 25, 2021, 08:44:01 PMI doubt it's as bad as Bottle Boys when it comes to sitcoms with the pitch 'cheeky comedian in unglamorous job', but Reg 'On the Buses' Varney starred in Down the 'Gate, set in Billingsgate fish market.It's on DVD but I can't find any clips on youtube. I'm guessing he says gorblimey a lot. Anyone here seen it?
Quote from: MiaConfused on February 26, 2021, 01:24:02 PMThere was a story at the time Bottle Boys was on (and it was recognised as being extremely poor even at the time) that Robin Askwith hid in a cupboard rather than film that week's episode, so awful was the script. I think it was the Daily Mirror's TV critic at the time who was so impressed by this that she instigated the Commemorative Robin Askwith Plaque for services to television comedy.
Quote from: MiaConfused on February 26, 2021, 01:37:20 PMHaven't seen it. but IIRC the only surviving copies came from Reg Varney's own archives, on a non-professional format.
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on February 26, 2021, 02:17:49 PMWe need a definitive list of comedians who've hidden in cupboards.
Quote from: dr_christian_troy on February 26, 2021, 01:21:27 PMOdd Man Out.
Quote from: dr_christian_troy on February 26, 2021, 01:21:27 PM
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