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Old 02-28-2008, 04:04 AM   #106
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I'm so far out of town its too far to even drive in and get a pizza. espeically the way fuel costs are these days.

Oh well. I'll survive, its the old silent protest in my room going on

Might pop some Fraiser on in the background to chillax a little.
I'd post you my leftovers if ... well, there are no leftovers. So you're a bit out of luck on that front.

You could always go and cook something for yourself, or are you a f00d n00b?
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I like Friends. I don't Love it with a Passion.

Not as much as Seinfeld, Scrubs, Home Improvement, Arrested Development, and my newly beloved favorite, Seattle's finest....Dr. Frasier Crane!
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:06 AM   #108
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friends - what a fucking load of shite.



brittish comedy any day



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BRITISH COMEDY FTMFW.

Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Black Books, Dad's Army, Goodnight Sweetheart, technically Father Ted ...
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I like Friends. I don't Love it with a Passion.

Not as much as Seinfeld, Scrubs, Home Improvement, Arrested Development, and my newly beloved favorite, Seattle's finest....Dr. Frasier Crane!
As far as American comedy goes, I enjoy Seinfeld, Frasier, M*A*S*H, and some Home Improvement. I wouldn't consider any of them even remotely on the level of Fawlty Towers or really most British comedy.

American humour generally lacks sophistication and nuance though. Too many cheap and tacky laughs.
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I've always hated Friends. It just looks like unfunny bollocks, and the one time I tried to watch it, I fell asleep within 10 minutes - and I wasn't even tired. It would never come on my TV set. So I don't even know what the connection between Ross and palaeontology is (which, by the sounds of it, would be a relief to you!).
Ross is a palaeontologist. He is also a whiny little bitch.
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In fact, as far as comedy goes, I would go so far as saying Fawlty Towers is and always will be the benchmark for humour. I don't know how anybody is meant to top that. I can see people a few generations from now having this very conversation and telling Fawlty jokes.
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In fact, as far as comedy goes, I would go so far as saying Fawlty Towers is and always will be the benchmark for humour. I don't know how anybody is meant to top that. I can see people a few generations from now having this very conversation and telling Fawlty jokes.

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BRITISH COMEDY FTMFW.

Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Black Books, Dad's Army, Goodnight Sweetheart, technically Father Ted ...
Blackadder.
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Blackadder.

also true freaking genious
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As far as American comedy goes, I enjoy Seinfeld, Frasier, M*A*S*H, and some Home Improvement. I wouldn't consider any of them even remotely on the level of Fawlty Towers or really most British comedy.

American humour generally lacks sophistication and nuance though. Too many cheap and tacky laughs.
M*A*S*H is awesome.


Fawlty Towers is sophisticated and has no tacky laughs?

I read something in U2 by U2 where Paul McGuinness apparently lost his temper at a small crappy car and did an unintentional impression of Basil Fawlty beating the crap out of his car with a branch.

I lolled muchly.
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Blackadder.
Fuck, I can't believe I didn't list that. That's my second favourite after Fawlty! Though Black Books may be taking over.

Honestly, the first series of Blackadder isn't actually very funny, but beyond that, it's so fucking hysterical. I remember the first time I watched it. It was an episode from the third series and my sides hurt within 10 minutes.
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Ross is a palaeontologist. He is also a whiny little bitch.
Ahh, right. Though he's probably a paleontologist, since Americans can't spell, so you're in the clear.
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I'd post you my leftovers if ... well, there are no leftovers. So you're a bit out of luck on that front.

You could always go and cook something for yourself, or are you a f00d n00b?
I'm tired, not feeling too well I'll probably go get something to snack on later.

I had a big lunch I've eaten alright.

I'm sorta a Food Newbie. I can still cook a Stake and vegies., Macaroni and Scones
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In fact, as far as comedy goes, I would go so far as saying Fawlty Towers is and always will be the benchmark for humour. I don't know how anybody is meant to top that. I can see people a few generations from now having this very conversation and telling Fawlty jokes.
And there's only what, 12 episodes? Eight?

Personally, Blackadder and most of Python > Fawlty Towers, mostly cos I don't like the abusive overtones (how Basil treats Manuel, and Sybil for that matter)...
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