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Friday, February 3, 2012
I love The Bloody British Comedians –
This is my Ode to my favorite British comedies.I love British humor and here is my list of must watch British comedies for fellow British comedy fans.
Here is my top 8Favorite British comedies of watch I've watched and seen so far.I'm sure I'll discover some more British gems sometime down the road.My only complaint about this wonderful shows is that they don't have more episodes.
1.Fawlty Towers ------12Episodes of pure comedy brilliance. As close to sitcom perfection as you can get.From the comic genius ofJohn Cleeseas the hopeless manger of FawltyTowers(Basil Fawlty).All twelve episodes are classic.
I could quote PythonTv show and movie lines for days as many friends know –Especially Scott when he is in town it is just a matter of time before the first quote comes out.I could also go on and on about the brilliance of this edgy British gem and how it influencedSCTV ---SNL andKids in the Hall just to name a few.But all British comedy fans already know about this amazing show.
3.Coupling24EpisodesIjust discovered this Friends (one of my favorite American Sitcoms)inspiredsitcoms this summer and it is hilarious.
Like the wonderful Friends--this sitcom centers aroundsix friendsas they hang out together at the local pub.This British treasure is so well written that words can barely describe it .Jack Davenport(known to most USfans as Captain Norrington in the Pirates flicks)is great as Steveand Richard Coyleas the weird friend Jeff is one of the funniest sitcom characters around.
4The OfficeBBC13EpisodesThisgreat show that spawned a just as wonderfulUS versionis just Brilliant.Ricky Gervais playing David Brent to near perfection.His character is such an ass---but like Basil Fawlty this ass is a treasure to behold.(I'm talking about his character being an ass—not his ass ---just in case that was confusing)((No really I don'twant people thinking I was going on and on aboutRicky Gervais'sass and it being a treasure to behold ----"Not that there's anything wrong with that" – Seinfeld (I just don't swing that way baby—Yeah)Sorry got a little sidetracked there.
A Thin Blue Line10Great Episodes Miles away fromhis Mr Bean CharacterRowanshows his comic brilliance as the head of a police department.His sarcastic comments are gems as he deals with a bunch of wacked out people.
A Bit of Fry and LaurieWhich brings me to A Bit of Fry and Laurie .Yet another delightful witty unconventional edgy British treat that routinely breaks the fourth wall and starts talking about the sketch as a sketch in the middle of a sketch.Who!(Keanu ReevesMoment there ---I was sketching bro)