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Old 18-06-2018, 20:49   #1
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Question What were/are you favorite comedy sketch show and which ones weren't?

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A lot of the stuff I use to watch the Ross Abbot Show, Harry Enfield and Chums, Little & Large. I haven't found funny when revisiting them. Bo Selecta was another but was a bit limited to.
I never found the Fast Show funny. I wasn't a fan either of Little Britain but found their other show Come Fly with me for the first couple of episodes quite funny.
I like a lot of the stuff on Spitting Image but was too young when it first aired. Same for the Two Ronnie's.
I Also liked watching the stuff Rory Bremner did but thought he was much better than the other guy who's name I forget. How about you?

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Not sure I really laugh that much anymore, I just think thats funny.

Used to like the Lee and Herring stuff back in the 90's. Big Train had its moments but was mostly unfunny, but worth it for the cake factory sketch. I still think Bo Selecta is funny, I still remember who they're lampooning.

Spitting image was funny at the time, but not really working outside that weeks news.

Don't massively care for a lot of the catchphrase stuff, Little Britain, etc.
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Old 19-06-2018, 12:14   #3
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Best sketch shows from memory - Hale & pace, have rewatched some sketches since on youtube (Billy & Johnny) and still found funny.

Mary Whitehouse Experience - this one hasn't aged well

Harry Enfield - your making me scared of retrying him now

Monty Python & Absolutely - the second one a little known great sketch show.

As a kid I remember the Dick Emery show being funny, not sure it'd hold up now. The Kenny Everett show is still funny if you get the beeb best of and not the dreadful itv compilations that you normally see.
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Old 19-06-2018, 13:09   #4
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Absolutely was a classic, John Sparkes was a particular favourite and I remember DIY Denzil, Shadwell and Frank Hovis being must watch TV - Thinking about it, Shadwell might have been on Naked Video rather than Absolutely??

Not sure if it's really a sketch show, but used to love the Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" was often brilliant.

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Alas Smith and Jones had its moments as well. I just think they don't produce the shows anymore.
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Absolutely was a classic, John Sparkes was a particular favourite and I remember DIY Denzil, Shadwell and Frank Hovis being must watch TV - Thinking about it, Shadwell might have been on Naked Video rather than Absolutely??

Not sure if it's really a sketch show, but used to love the Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" was often brilliant.
Yep Frank Hovis on the bog and what about Callum the lad who could bore anybody, my favourite sketch is when Jehovah's Witnesses come knocking at his door.

Fry & Laurie, good call, great series, as was Newman & Baddiel in pieces.
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"History Today"

That's you, that is - or was that just on The Mary Whitehouse Experience?

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Not the nine o'clock news was brilliant.
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