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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Sep 2011, 6:48pm

It's weird, cos I'm alright with the central focus of a comedy series being an unlikable prick (David Brent, Basil Fawlty, Rab C Nesbitt), so long as they're compelling and interesting with it. Maybe it's a mainstream American thing that doesn't want to recognise the tragedy that makes those kind of characters so funny?
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Sep 2011, 7:37pm

Silent Majority wrote:It's weird, cos I'm alright with the central focus of a comedy series being an unlikable prick (David Brent, Basil Fawlty, Rab C Nesbitt), so long as they're compelling and interesting with it. Maybe it's a mainstream American thing that doesn't want to recognise the tragedy that makes those kind of characters so funny?
This is generally true. Arrested Development comes to mind as a show with a bunch of mostly awful people, but so otherwise inept that we don't hate them (which is pretty much the key to David Brent).
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by 101Walterton » 05 Sep 2011, 7:58pm

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101Walterton wrote:Only Fools And Horses has too many classic moments to mention but yes the one when Del Boy falls through the bar is brilliant and makes me laugh out loud every time I see it.
Best written Brit-com ever. Did it see much action overseas? Is it repeated in NZ? You never hear our American friends mention it.
It is regularly repeated on UKTV Sky channel.

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by ThousandStances » 05 Sep 2011, 10:50pm

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Perhaps this one: :mrgreen:

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by 101Walterton » 06 Sep 2011, 1:23am

My favourite Trigger moment:
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Dec 2011, 1:45pm

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..and a brown star on my face. :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Dec 2011, 1:47pm

101Walterton wrote:My favourite Trigger moment:
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Priceless!
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Heston » 15 Dec 2011, 2:25pm

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101Walterton wrote:My favourite Trigger moment:
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Priceless!
Gotta love Trigger. :lol:
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Dec 2011, 2:27pm

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101Walterton wrote:My favourite Trigger moment:
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Priceless!
Gotta love Trigger. :lol:
The fact that he was a shakesperian actor he gets that stupid thing down brilliantly.
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jan 2012, 8:08pm

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Marky Dread » 16 Jan 2012, 10:27pm

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How can you just sit around laughing when there are people out there with no KFC to eat. What would Joe Strummer think!
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Feb 2012, 11:17am

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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Joe Public » 07 Feb 2012, 2:46pm

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You gotta give the people something good to read...
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Feb 2012, 3:05pm

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I remember watching that when it aired. Great stuff. Who would have thought it was the moment Shatner realized that he could reinvent himself in self-parody?
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