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Old 01-09-10, 01:53 AM
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I see that "Only Fools and Horses" has been mentioned twice (at least). I'm going to have to say that it was the most disappointing and boring blind buy that I've ever made. Unfortunately I got the "Complete Collection" too, so it took me a month to watch the entire series. Damn, what a waste. If anybody wants to take mine off my hands you can make me an offer. I see that Amazon has it listed now for $146.99, but it was only $116.49 when I bought it (March 1, 2009). I don't know - I guess British Humor is different than American Humor - at least for me.
I have to admit, I feel the same way a bit. OFAH was voted the best British comedy of all time in that country. I watched it and wondered what I was missing, though I must admit that I enjoyed it enough to continue on with the entire series. There were just never many laughs.

And I don't think it's the British humor (because that's pretty much all I watch). In fact, OFAH is probably the most Americanized of their comedies I've seen. Situational, a bit cartoonish, somewhat sappy. I think the audience skews a bit towards older folks.
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Monarch of the Glen
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Little Britain
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Old 01-19-10, 06:22 AM
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I'm surprise nobody has mentioned As Time Goes By or A Fine Romance. Judi Dench is an outstanding actress and does great comedy.
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If you can play R2, the Tony Hancock collection. One of the BBC's first comedy TV series, though it started in radio.
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Dad's Army. Skip the BFS collection and go for the whole thing for not all that much more money.
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I can't believe no one mentioned "Doctor in the House" from 1969, as Wiki states "widely syndicated" in the US & Canada and very popular in Australia as well. On DVD for region 2 only which is a damn shame. "The Book Group" is currently running on Ovation TV ("Slings and Arrows" as well) and it's worth a look.
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Trigger Happy TV
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Red Dwarf
Ali G

In that order.
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

So, anybody want to make me an offer on my "Only Fools And Horses" Complete Collection? I'm certainly never going to watch it again and I'd appreciate re-claiming the shelf space! You foot the bill for shipping from here in Japan and I'll let you have it real cheap. If you're here in Japan I'll ask more for it because it will be cheap to Takyuubin it to you!
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

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So, anybody want to make me an offer on my "Only Fools And Horses" Complete Collection? I'm certainly never going to watch it again and I'd appreciate re-claiming the shelf space! You foot the bill for shipping from here in Japan and I'll let you have it real cheap. If you're here in Japan I'll ask more for it because it will be cheap to Takyuubin it to you!
Email me, I'll discuss it with you (I've always been interesting in seeing it).

By the way, anybody mention The Steve Coogan Collection released here? Fantastic.
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Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister are also fantastic.
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I couldn't find these (all coincidentally starring Penelope Keith) in any of the suggestions so far:

*The Norman Conquests*

*To the Manor Born*

*Executive Stress* (Season 1 was just released last month, first time on dvd; however there seems to be some problem at amazon.co.uk about actually selling it. There's a discussion there about the screw-up by two people who were fortunate enough to get their orders in early. Amazon had the stock so let's hope this is but a little delay while they investigate some vague allegation from some customer.)

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Old 06-04-10, 01:44 AM
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Wonder what the OP added to his collection?
Old 06-09-10, 02:12 AM
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It's kind of a black comedy, but I would check out "Selling Hitler" (1991) starring Jonathan Pryce, Alexei Sayle, Tom Baker, Alan Bennett and Barry Humphries as Rupert Murdoch. Its about the Hitler Diaries fraud scandal of the 1980's. It's being released uncut for the first time ever on July 13th in a 2 DVD set by Acorn Media.

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