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    Posted: June 08 2013 at 15:31
Originally posted by Knobby

Unbelievable that League of Gentlemen isnt included.
And for a music forum not to mention Saxondale???
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Any comments on these
 
Royale Family
Shameless
Big Train
Jekyl
 

I consider League of Gentlemen to be a kind of sketch comedy. Was thinking of doing a British sketch comedy poll as well. Haven't seen Saxondale.
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...says the man whose been stereotyping the British and the Welsh. Isn't life droll.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2013 at 16:20
Originally posted by Knobby

To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous progforum cubby-holing.
Originally posted by Dean

...says the man whose been stereotyping the British and the Welsh. Isn't life droll.
 


I think he's doing Hamlet by way of Withnail & I, LOL I love that film! Smile


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Father Ted FECK-EFF!!!!
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Fawlty Towers!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Knobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2013 at 19:47
The IT Crowd is quite pathetic.
There is a laugh track, fer crissake! (I guess the new model British sitcom is to dumb it down so's to be accessable by your average Americunk hillbilly-gumbo.)
 
 
Pwog reference:
Nerd #1 (singing) "We dont need no education!"
Nerd #2 (correcting) "Yes you do. That is a double negative."


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 08:59
Originally posted by Knobby

The IT Crowd is quite pathetic.
There is a laugh track, fer crissake! 

No there isn't. There is a live studio audience as in all laughter filled British Sitcoms.

Personally...I love the IT Crowd. I love most of Graham's work.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Sitcom I mean sitcom

No.  I  did have alonger reply but lost it.
 
Its a comedy.  The situaation is a council estate.
 
= SitCom

It isn't but i am not getting into  an argument about it. It just isn't.
 
 
IT IS! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's a Channel  4 Drama commision.
 
It's a Channel 4 situation comedy drama

No.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 11:54
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Sitcom I mean sitcom

No.  I  did have alonger reply but lost it.
 
Its a comedy.  The situaation is a council estate.
 
= SitCom

It isn't but i am not getting into  an argument about it. It just isn't.
 
 
IT IS! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's a Channel  4 Drama commision.
 
It's a Channel 4 situation comedy drama

No.
 
 
'It isn't but i am not getting into an argument about it. It just isn't'
 
Did it take you all this time to think of a reply? 
 
 
 
^  Love the IT Crowd too! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 12:07
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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

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Sitcom I mean sitcom

No.  I  did have alonger reply but lost it.
 
Its a comedy.  The situaation is a council estate.
 
= SitCom

It isn't but i am not getting into  an argument about it. It just isn't.
 
 
IT IS! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's a Channel  4 Drama commision.
 
It's a Channel 4 situation comedy drama

No.
 
 
'It isn't but i am not getting into an argument about it. It just isn't'
 
Did it take you all this time to think of a reply? 
 
 
 
^  Love the IT Crowd too! 

I only saw your reply today. And I feel further argument is futile. What you think is a sitcom is not what I think is a sitcom. Or channel 4.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 12:34
Ermm 

Attributes of comedy-dramas on TV sitcoms

In a comedy-drama, there is often an absence of a pre-recorded laughing track. Episodes can be either half an hour or an hour long. However, shows that use a 30-minute format tend to be more comedic with dramatic elements that keep storylines going forward, while shows that use a 60-minute format tend to be more dramatically based with humour used throughout the show either as comic-relief or to punctuate certain scenes.

Storylines tend to be more serialized in comedy-dramas, with events taking place in earlier episodes being referred to or having an effect in later episodes. This can be compared to more traditional sitcoms, which focus on telling one standalone story every week. The continuity of character development and storylines are more relevant in comedy-dramas than in traditional sitcoms. Characters' backstories tend to have a greater overall effect on storyline. Something a character has done in the past will often catch up with him or her, as opposed to more traditional sitcoms, where a character's backstory is unlikely to be referenced by the story of the week.

I've never actually sat through a whole episode of Shamless (Ermm that is the subject of this ping-pong match I presume), but if all that is require for a sitcom is a fixed situation and comedy then Doc Martin or New Tricks would be sitcoms, and they ain't.
 


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I love Doc Martin
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Its a sitcom.  LOL
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What about sitcoms that aren't funny? (ref: Green Green Grass) Are they just "sits"?


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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

 
 
Its a sitcom.  LOL

Grrrr...
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What about sitcoms that aren't funny? (ref: Green Green Grass) Are they just "sits"?

I quite like Green Green Grass. Ok not the best most funny comedy ever and populated with ridiculous characters but...well.....I liked it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 15:16
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Dean

What about sitcoms that aren't funny? (ref: Green Green Grass) Are they just "sits"?

I quite like Green Green Grass. Ok not the best most funny comedy ever and populated with ridiculous characters but...well.....I liked it.

I did, because of Boycey and Marlene, especially the latter. Worthless if it had not figured them.


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