At the risk of repeating any similar threads and spurred on by the Mince thread. What has been your favourite comedies over the years (old and new) For me - Old - Laurel & Hardy, Fawlty Towers, the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise Not quite so old - Only Fools, Black Adder (apart from the first series), The Office, Alan Partridge, Harry Enfield and the Fast Show. Newer - I am struggling a bit to be honest. Modern Family is great and Car Share was brilliant. I've probably missed loads so fill me in (so to speak)
Many comedies seemed fun at the time, but the novelty would wear off or the material got too 'samey' or formulaic'.
Those that have stood the test of time for me and which I could watch a number of times.
Porridge The Young Ones (though there were a few weak episodes) Frasier Laurel & Hardy Bilko (inherited my dad's box set) The early Tom and Jerry cartoons (not the later poorly animated and rather naff ones...) Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister Rising Damp The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin First couple of series of Outnumbered Blackadder Drop the Dead Donkey Old Harry's Game (radio only) Clare in the Community (radio only) Fawlty Towers Monty Python Family Guy South Park (well, some...) Absolutely Fabulous (though later series started to grate a little)
If I had to narrow it down to just three, probably Blackadder, Porridge and Frasier.
More recently in the UK, Murder in Successville was brilliant, laugh out loud stuff.
QPR got mentioned in M.A.S.H. they were treating some English squaddies and one said he fancied QPR to win the FA Cup, bear in mind this was supposed to be in the 50’s! The early Big Bang Theory was good wearing a bit thin now though. Surprised no one’s mentioned On the Buses!