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  • Comedy that still works
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    Some comedy ages really badly as the Allo, Allo thread proves.

    What do you think has aged well?

    Can I suggest:

    Porridge – ok a bit of the language is not very 2021, but the underlying humour is good.

    Yes, Minister – the ties are terrible, the jokes excellent.

    But what else?

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Frasier, is still very good.

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    Porridge, Black Adder and Father Ted are comedies that I can still watch, along with the earlier Only Fools and Horses.

    When i watch it now i realised just how daft The Fast Show was, but i think because it was popular when i was 20/21 it still makes me laugh.

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    Still enjoy a spot of Red Dwarf!

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    Fawlty towers,steptoe & son also Hancocks Half hour have aged very well. Vic and bob is timeless for me and still game is an all time favourite that I think I will happily watch in years to come.

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    8 Out Of Ten Cats Does Countdown still works for me…

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    Not TV but I saw Simon Munnery reprise his Alan Parker character at a recent comedy festival. First saw him do this character around 1990 at university. It was superb, highlight of the weekend. Still relevant political humour.

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    I must have had a sense of humour bypass – the only ones mentioned I found funny even at the time are Porridge and Still game – Blackadder, only fools, Fawlty towers especially purile and unfunny even then

    Porridge is utterly brilliant ” a quiet night in” – how can you have half an hour of humour that is just to blokes locked in a cell overnight?

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    Blackadder.
    Phoenix Nights is 20 years old now…

    Bottom?

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    I’ve vanished down a bit of a ‘Taxi’ hole on YouTube since that other thread. Amazing how well it’s aged.

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    Dad’s Army

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    Reginald Perrin.

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    Porridge and Yes Minister/Prime are classics. Probably my favourites. Black adder is good.

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    Porridge still creases me up. Fawlty Towers used to but now It’s cringeworthy, Only Fools & Horses is still hilarious as is Dad’s Army.
    Now where’s Morecombe & Wise when you need them? & Tommy Cooper cracked me up before he even spoke!

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    Porridge has always amazed me at how well it lasts, I think it’s the understated performances.
    Cheers makes for some pretty good comfort viewing!

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    Father Ted, Flight of the Concords, The Mighty Boosh, Dark Place and Black Books for me. All depends on what you find funny though I guess. Only Fools and Porridge do nothing for me

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    The Good Life

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    Everyone who’s ever worked in an office can identify with Reggie

    The Thick of It looks less like like satire and more like an instruction manual nowadays. I find myself viewing everything that happens through the prism of it. Its difficult not to when you’re watching shit like this..

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    I’m sorry I haven’t a clue (ok that’s cheating a bit)

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    No mention yet for Vicar Of Dibley?

    Great characters, brilliant script.

    OK, so probably not pushing the boundaries of the sit-com genre, but always watchable.

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    Still game

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    From things my kids laugh at – Porridge, Blackadder, Yes (Prime) Minister, Vicar of Dibley, Dave Allen, even Allo Allo, ironically enough.

    I have to confess to still laughing at Friends more than is appropriate, especially the first 4 series

    Edit – forgotten Father Ted!

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    Spaced – watched it many many many times and still laugh at the bits I remember and still pick out new lines etc

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    Partridge. Not sure about him being back on the telly but Mid Morning Matters was gold.

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    Still game

    Hilarious! I forgot about that one! We binge watched the lot in one go I think.

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    OFaHorses for the win. Cracking my mono-syllabic 15yr old up at the moment. Also Slackbladder, Father Ted, Red Dwarf, Friends (I know), Spaced is a good call. Faulty Towers always. Yes Minister/Prime Minister for sure. Porridge. The Brittas Empire (not really). Aware that I’m repeating, all of the above really.

    Recently watched Stir Crazy which I looooved back in the day. Not only was it painfully unfunny, it annoyed me (specifically Gene Wilder and Richard Prior running around screaming) so much I had to turn it off

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    Peep show is as wrong as ever. I watched the lot again through lockdown, and it’s the work of unbridled genius

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    15 story’s high

    Pulling

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    Spaced, Black Books, still find the Fast Show funny after all those years, went back to Green Wing the other day when I was bored. Nuts and far too many ad breaks on More4 but still amusing.

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    Gasman, one of the best Bottom episodes. I love where they go on about putting him on a bus.

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    re-hashed repeats aside, Currently I think HIGNFY and QI are the only properly funny things on TV.. Ranganation is also very funny on occasion.

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    Black books is a good shout. I always found Only Fools and Horses tediously unfunny, and I don’t think I ever got through a whole episode without either falling asleep or going to do something else. Not that I’ve tried to watch that many episodes. Mighty Boosh was good, and Friday Night Dinner. I did laugh at Fawlty Towers but find it too cringe-inducing now. Maybe I missed it but I haven’t seen anyone mention Red Dwarf?

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    The Royle Family always ends up on in our house.

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    Early Doors is always a winner too.

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    No love for Green Wing?

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    I only discovered ‘Still Game’ during the first lockdown. Absolutely brilliant comedy.

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    Mrs Browns Boys?

    Oh sorry, I though the thread was titled ‘comedy that never worked’

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    Black Books and Father Ted are great shouts.
    I enjoyed some of the episodes of Coupling, some very clever writing at times.

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    The League of Gentlemen, Royston Vasey.

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