The COMEDY SERIES Dispute Thread

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Favourite comedy series?

Friends
12
24%
Will & Grace
6
12%
Frasier
4
8%
Everybody loves Raymond
1
2%
Everybody hates Chris
1
2%
Seinfeld
5
10%
The Simpsons
9
18%
Two and a half men
6
12%
New Adventures of Old Christine
0
No votes
The Little Rascals
0
No votes
South Park
13
27%
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
1
2%
My Family (British)
2
4%
Keeping up Appearances (British)
5
10%
Family Guy
14
29%
The Boondocks
3
6%
3rd Rock from the Sun
1
2%
My Wife and Kids
1
2%
30 Rock
8
16%
The Big Bang Theory
11
22%
8 simple rules
0
No votes
How I met your mother
7
14%
Joey
0
No votes
Bill Cosby Show
0
No votes
My name is Earl
0
No votes
Others
12
24%
 
Total votes : 122

The COMEDY SERIES Dispute Thread

Unread postby DeanHelsinger » 16th February, 2012, 4:50 am

OK, so I have not really thought this through and a little birdy tells me this thread is going to be dead within the next 3 days but do me a favor and tell us why you think your favourite comedy is better.
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Unread postby Ziceroe » 16th February, 2012, 7:43 am

Married with Children....as I said in my intro. It's funny and charming and I think its hilarious how the studio audience goes ballistic every time someone new enters the room. I'm also really into Raising Hope these days.
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Unread postby iJesse » 16th February, 2012, 7:53 am

WILL + GRACE FOR LIFE
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This thread will flop.
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Unread postby Szazomy » 16th February, 2012, 7:54 am

I voted Friends, Keeping Up Appearances and 'others'.

Friends is a defining piece of comedy that has gone down in history for its huge cultural impact. The fact it ran for ten years without any cast changes or major hiatus's (sp?) is amazing. The writing was always sharp and the characters were for the most part very likeable. The huge surge in viewing figures in light of 9/11 (almost an extra 20% regular viewers) showed how much the show meant to people.

Keeping Up Appearances is one of those quintessentially British things. I don't know if it's at all popular overseas, but it was brilliantly hilarious and holds its own with repeats these days too.

I voted 'others', with Malcolm in the Middle in mind. A truly brilliant show with funny characters...

...I put this before The Simpsons, as I feel the best days of The Simpsons have well and truly passed... it's on its twenty-something season, and yet most people argue that all the best episodes were in Seasons 1-10.


8 Simple Rules has its moments, but became too drama-heavy when the actor who played the Dad died, and they decided to kill off the character too as a major plot.
My Family was okay... the continuity was awful though, and I did only end up watching it because Gabriel Thomson is hot :unf:
Shout out to The Inbetweeners... the only show of its kind I'll ever consider watching. It's rude, and often just stupid, but somehow it just seems to work. :P
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Unread postby Mawd » 16th February, 2012, 7:58 am

Boondocks, South Park, Arrested Development, Weeds, The Thick of It (the film 'In the Loop' was based on it), Black Books, Green Wing (an english, much funnier version of scrubs), IT Crowd, others..
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Unread postby Deastwood » 16th February, 2012, 8:10 am

You missed all the good ones....leave us with the shit B-grade stuff not to mention most good comedies are British and you have 2...Shame on the creator for being so close minded just to list a few of them
That Mitchell and Webb Look
Peep Show
Balls of Steel
Not going out
Miranda
Absolutely Fabulous
The IT Crowd
The Office (US)
Shameless (UK)
Come Fly With Me
Little Briton
Misfits
Outnumbered
The Thick Of It
Blackadder
The Vicar Of Dibley
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
One Foot In The Grave
excluding the panel shows which in my opinion are the best like the
Top Gear challenges
Live At The Apollo
QI
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Would I Lie To You?
The Unbelievable Truth
Argumental
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Ricky Gervais Show
Life: An Idiot's Guide
10 O'Clock Live
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
and who could forget Americas greatest comedy show Fox News
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Unread postby DeanHelsinger » 16th February, 2012, 9:27 am

I picked out the two british comedies I thought were the most internationally renowned. I don't like British comedy for two reasons:

1) The accent. Its hard to decipher what's being said most of the time not to mention the slang terms that international viewers don't understand.

2) The jokes are few and far between. You really have to listen hard to find the funny ones and when you do it takes a couple more seconds for you to figure out why it is supposed to be funny. Plus most of the jokes are cliche.

With that being said, I'll also add that I like Rowan Atkinson and I can't believe I forgot to put Mr Bean or The Thin Blue Line on the poll list :(
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Unread postby Thumper » 16th February, 2012, 9:35 am

Spaced! God damnit, SPACED! :argh:
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Unread postby Eric16 » 16th February, 2012, 9:38 am

Why not Comedians :( anyhow... Boondocks *boom* sit the fuck down!
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Unread postby yagyug » 16th February, 2012, 10:09 am

deastwood wrote:You missed all the good ones....leave us with the shit B-grade stuff not to mention most good comedies are British and you have 2...Shame on the creator for being so close minded just to list a few of them
That Mitchell and Webb Look
Peep Show
Balls of Steel
Not going out
Miranda
Absolutely Fabulous
The IT Crowd
The Office (US)
Shameless (UK)
Come Fly With Me
Little Briton
Misfits
Outnumbered
The Thick Of It
Blackadder
The Vicar Of Dibley
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
One Foot In The Grave
excluding the panel shows which in my opinion are the best like the
Top Gear challenges
Live At The Apollo
QI
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Would I Lie To You?
The Unbelievable Truth
Argumental
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Ricky Gervais Show
Life: An Idiot's Guide
10 O'Clock Live
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
and who could forget Americas greatest comedy show Fox News

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Also OT: Futurama :thumbsup:
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Unread postby nikolii » 16th February, 2012, 10:12 am

deastwood wrote:You missed all the good ones....leave us with the shit B-grade stuff not to mention most good comedies are British and you have 2...Shame on the creator for being so close minded just to list a few of them
That Mitchell and Webb Look
Peep Show
Balls of Steel
Not going out
Miranda
Absolutely Fabulous
The IT Crowd
The Office (US)
Shameless (UK)
Come Fly With Me
Little Briton
Misfits
Outnumbered
The Thick Of It
Blackadder
The Vicar Of Dibley
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
One Foot In The Grave
excluding the panel shows which in my opinion are the best like the
Top Gear challenges
Live At The Apollo
QI
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Would I Lie To You?
The Unbelievable Truth
Argumental
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Ricky Gervais Show
Life: An Idiot's Guide
10 O'Clock Live
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
and who could forget Americas greatest comedy show Fox News


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Unread postby Stormwatcher » 16th February, 2012, 11:23 am

South Park, Futurama and Community ( :heart: )!

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Unread postby Cobalt » 16th February, 2012, 11:33 am

This thread IS going to flop, but

TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Pre-Ashton Kutcher. :pfft:

Also, Family Guy. Enough said.
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Unread postby sugarplum1997 » 16th February, 2012, 2:04 pm

Every episode of My Wife and Kids had me :rofl: but I also voted for My Family and The Simpsons :D
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Unread postby AngelRivera2011 » 16th February, 2012, 2:21 pm

From that list, I voted for The Big Bang Theory, Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond. I just recently got into The Big Bang Theory, I used to hate the hell out of it, it was just nerds being annoyig, but I guess I just warmed up to it. Sheldon's character is annoying, but at the same time an interesting character, and I kind of like the cast (Melissa Rauch, loved her as Summer on True Blood), and Jim Parson is quite adorable. It'll take some time definitely for me to completely fall for it, if I even do...

Everybody Loves Raymond is just great. Patricia Heaton is a MILF and her arguments with Ray Romano are perfect. I love how awkward and nervous Raymond's brother Robert gets, those scenes are quite something, and let's not forget Marie's silent insults towards Debra's household (cooking, keeping up with the kids, cleaning, etc.). My favorite thing about this show is how most of an episode can stay in just one location and the conversations or arguments just lead everywhere, then you find out things you didnt know before about the characters, or some characters find out things they didnt know about the other. Also, Frank's smartass and sarcastic remarks are gold.

My favorite of the three of course has to be Friends. 10 seasons and each episode has made me laugh more than just once. My favorite characters are the girls, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe. Monica's hyper personality, her obsession with cleaning everything she sees, her childhood with her being overweight bringing in the best jokes, Rachel's down to earth and chill personality, and her transition from being a "Daddy's Princess" into a more independent person, and Phoebe's randomness :heart: Enough said.

Other show's from that list I loved were Everybody Hates Chris, whatever happened to that show? I miss it :( Rochelle was awsome, and Will and Grace, simply because of Karen. That woman was insane :lol:

Outside that list, I really miss That 70's Show. Red Foreman's "Dumbass" insults, Kelso and Jackie's relationship, Eric's slutty sister, Kitty's laugh!
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Unread postby gaytheatrenerd » 16th February, 2012, 6:24 pm

I find the lack of Parks and Recreation, Community, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Futurama disturbing...
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Unread postby Glam » 16th February, 2012, 8:25 pm

Stop jacking my swag. Come up with your own titles.

Also I enjoy Will & Grace, Friends, Everybody loves Raymond, 30 Rock, The New Adventures Of Old Christine.
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Unread postby The Lounge Fly » 19th February, 2012, 8:02 am

deastwood wrote:You missed all the good ones....leave us with the shit B-grade stuff not to mention most good comedies are British and you have 2...Shame on the creator for being so close minded just to list a few of them
That Mitchell and Webb Look
Peep Show
Balls of Steel
Not going out
Miranda
Absolutely Fabulous
The IT Crowd
The Office (US)
Shameless (UK)
Come Fly With Me
Little Briton
Misfits
Outnumbered
The Thick Of It
Blackadder
The Vicar Of Dibley
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
One Foot In The Grave
excluding the panel shows which in my opinion are the best like the
Top Gear challenges
Live At The Apollo
QI
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
8 Out Of 10 Cats
Would I Lie To You?
The Unbelievable Truth
Argumental
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
The Ricky Gervais Show
Life: An Idiot's Guide
10 O'Clock Live
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
and who could forget Americas greatest comedy show Fox News

*slight bump but oh well*
I must agree with Sir Deastwood, the original list provided wasn't all that great, I voted for Keeping Up With Appearances cause I like English comedies better because the accents are amazing.

On Deastwood's list I would choose... Misfits, Miranda, Come Fly With Me, Little Britain, Blackadder.... BUT YOU FORGOT BLACK BOOKS! :hitler: :hitler: :hitler:
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Unread postby Magic J » 19th February, 2012, 8:21 am

Really more into British comedy. Love all the stuff on Deastwood's list apart from "Miranda" and "Misfits", because I've never watched any episodes. I like lots of American comedy too: South Park, The Simpsons (though now, not so much), Big Bang Theory, Everybody Hates Chris... Never really like Friends so much, though. Is this the sacrilege I've been led to believe? :lol:

Disappointed that there is no "Monty Python's Flying Circus", though. That would be my favorite comedy series. It's surreal, often dark, and just plain mental most of the time. Infinitely quotable.
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Unread postby Political Cake » 19th February, 2012, 8:47 am

Makes me realise just how much comedy there is in the world. :P
But out of the list, most recently got into 30Rock:

Alec Baldwin :awesome:
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