funniest of these

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

ha ha

small, far away
3
14%
Biggus Dickus
11
50%
the dance
2
9%
Flashheart
3
14%
Murray
3
14%
 
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Re: funniest of these

Postby hippopotamus » 12 Oct 2017, 12:15

Father Ted, Monty python and Blackadder clips made me laugh out loud.
I voted for Flashheart, because I started laughing before i even started the clip.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Oct 2017, 12:37

It's Monty Python, isn't it?

The full clip ("Is this the 2 or 4 minute clip?") gives the necessary lead in...

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Oct 2017, 12:42

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Re: funniest of these

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 12 Oct 2017, 13:12

I love the Python clip, it's one of the funniest things they ever did. Palin's drawn-out taunt is beautiful. They were the comedy Beatles, they did no wrong, blah blah blah

I voted for the Conchords thing 'cos I find it just that wee bit funnier. Murray's rant towards the end is fucking priceless. Rhys Derby was a genius in that show.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby The Modernist » 12 Oct 2017, 13:16

Father Ted - Yeah it still makes me chuckle, even if I've seen it a little too often. It's the look of complete incomprehension and mild panic on Dougal's face which makes it.
The Office - Very funny at the time, but this clip has been repeated ad nauseum and I'm now bored of it.
Blackadder - This doesn't do much for me. I find it almost tiring to watch, too forced. I preferred the later ones set in WW1, which weren't as hammy and and allowed the humour to come through.
Monty Python - Big Python fan as is every right thinking person. But this particular sketch wasn't one that made much impression on me.
Flight of the Concords - I've never watched this so don't have any context for the characters. The bit with the waiter made me chuckle (mildly) but it fell rather flat after that.

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Re: funniest of these

Postby The Modernist » 12 Oct 2017, 13:23

John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Jeemo » 12 Oct 2017, 19:07

How Limmy ever got commissioned is beyond me.
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Re: funniest of these

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The Modernist wrote:John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?



Quite seriously - is that supposed to be a comedy?
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Postby Jeemo » 12 Oct 2017, 19:21

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Modernist wrote:John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?



Quite seriously - is that supposed to be a comedy?



Honestly that's comedy gold compared to some of his pish.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 12 Oct 2017, 19:23

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How so?

As for me, I'm going with Python, as it's the one that the least context is needed for. David Brent and Murray are hilarious characters, but knowledge of their arrogance is needed to truly get the absurdity of those particular bits.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Oct 2017, 19:36

My friends and I use to reference the Monty Python one for years.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Oct 2017, 20:17

I love Limmy. The heavy accent makes his sketches a bit surreal. Never saw the Polis one before.. :D

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Postby harvey k-tel » 12 Oct 2017, 21:01

6 - none of the above
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Re: funniest of these

Postby The Modernist » 12 Oct 2017, 22:06

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The Modernist wrote:John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?



Quite seriously - is that supposed to be a comedy?


Well it just shows how subjective comedy is. I think it's brilliant, the bit with the chavs at the end is inspired.
I always find it weird there's not more agreement on what we find funny in a way.

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Postby Toby » 13 Oct 2017, 09:12

I love the Brent one. I've worked in an office like that with an egocentric maniac a bit like Brent and it just hits all the buttons down to the dance for me. It's observational comedy at its best.

I love L of B but I think the "Romans go home" graffiti sketch is superior to Biggus Dickus.

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Goat Boy » 13 Oct 2017, 10:09

The Modernist wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Modernist wrote:John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?



Quite seriously - is that supposed to be a comedy?


Well it just shows how subjective comedy is. I think it's brilliant, the bit with the chavs at the end is inspired.
I always find it weird there's not more agreement on what we find funny in a way.


I like Limmy but I can understand why some wouldn't. He can be quite out there and a bit hit and miss.

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Deebank » 13 Oct 2017, 10:13

The Modernist wrote:John (and anyone else) what do you think of this?


He's done better. I love Dee Dee...



And Falconhoof



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Re: funniest of these

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Oct 2017, 10:14

The Father Ted sketch for me, the combination of Ted's paternal frustration and Dougal's extraordinarily blank/panicked face never gets dull.

The Monty Python sketch is annoying, because I love Life of Brian, but I always found the love for that bit baffling, it's just really not funny. I'm with Toby, "Romanes eunt domus" is far superior, it's one of the all-time great comedy sketches. The number of times I tell people to conjugate the verb to go, and they stare at me blankly...

Also, not really a sketch, but for a throwaway line, this bit always really appealed for some reason.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Oct 2017, 10:24

Toby wrote:I love L of B but I think the "Romans go home" graffiti sketch is superior to Biggus Dickus.


So do I. It's maybe the cleverest comedy sketch ever. Brilliantly funny (and it's my present signature too).
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