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Posted: 4/9/2006 1:32:19 PM EDT
I can't think of one single, standalone episode of a sitcom that even comes close to "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers.

If anyone else can think of a sitcom episode that comes close, name it.

And no, cartoons don't count as sitcoms.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:39:40 PM EDT
the simpsons, family guy, and American dad are all sitcoms dude
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
the simpsons, family guy, and American dad are all sitcoms dude



It's my thread and I say they aren't. So there!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:47:59 PM EDT

Fawlty Towers rocks .
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:39:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I can't think of one single, standalone episode of a sitcom that even comes close to "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers.

If anyone else can think of a sitcom episode that comes close, name it.

And no, cartoons don't count as sitcoms.



What ever you do....don't mention the war.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:40:50 PM EDT
So that's a Joseph Goebbels, a Herman Goering and two Colditz salads ?

..................... Don't mention the war, I did - but I think I got away with it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:43:58 PM EDT
Britcoms in general rule!

I always liked "Are You Being Served?" The box set costs like $200 bucks, otherwise I'd have bought it by now.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:55:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
Britcoms in general rule!

I always liked "Are You Being Served?" The box set costs like $200 bucks, otherwise I'd have bought it by now.



WOW!!! And I balked when I saw that Barnes and Noble has the complete "Black Adder" series for the List Price: $99.98 / Member Price: $80.98

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:56:29 PM EDT
waldorf salad
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:02:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
waldorf salad



QUE??

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:02:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
waldorf salad




Walnuts, grapes, celery, lettuce in mayo ........................

Am I right ?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:07:06 PM EDT
"Dont talk about the war!"

I worked with a German on in her late 60's, our co-workers indeed said 'DONT BRING UP THE WAR!'

Immediately thought of Faulty Towers.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:14:33 PM EDT
ZE madonna wit za big boobiez iz ten times better zan zee faulty towers!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
"Dont talk about the war!"

I worked with a German on in her late 60's, our co-workers indeed said 'DONT BRING UP THE WAR!'

Immediately thought of Faulty Towers.



Glad to see your avatar back, raven.



BTW, Black Adder was the funniest thing I had ever seen up to that point in my life.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:32:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:


I worked with a German on in her late 60's, our co-workers indeed said 'DONT BRING UP THE WAR!'
.



I so would've put a colander on my head and marched around the office.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:05:05 PM EDT
"Stop talking about the war!"
"But you started it!"
"No we didn't. You invaded Poland!"

I preferred the Rat episode. "Is Pedigree Siberian Hamster"

To answer the initial question, however, Blackadder Goes Forth is definitely up there with the Royal Flying Corps episode, and Father Ted's Christmas Special is a good one too.

I also highly appreciate Yes, Prime Minister's "The Key" episode, less uproarious, but far more intelligent humour.

NTM
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:06:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:
ZE madonna wit za big boobiez iz ten times better zan zee faulty towers!



Ze Fallen Madonna wit za big boobiez, you mean.

Another classic show. Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once...

Now, for serious nerdness, what was Lieutenant Grueber's Little Tank?

NTM
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:35:06 PM EDT
Fawlty Towers is consistently named the best britcom of all time. Which is amazing since there were only 13 episodes.

I enjoy Father Ted the most. I also like Allo' Allo', Open All Hours, Fools and Horses, Black Adder, Are You Being Served?, and the orginal, Monty Python's Flying Circus.

I also love The Royale Family. A show that could never be pulled off in America.

It's sunday night, you can guess what I'm watching for the next 3 hours on PBS.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:36:01 PM EDT
BTW, cartoons are not considered sitcoms.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:00:50 PM EDT
The British show Coupling always has me rolling.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:36:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I can't think of one single, standalone episode of a sitcom that even comes close to "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers.

If anyone else can think of a sitcom episode that comes close, name it.

And no, cartoons don't count as sitcoms.



.....I'll do the funny walk......


He's from Barcelona......

Fawlty Towers had its moments. And I couldn't escape the conviction that Connie Booth was hot.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:02:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 7:02:43 AM EDT by ghengiskhabb]

Originally Posted By GunnyG:
WOW!!! And I balked when I saw that Barnes and Noble has the complete "Black Adder" series for the List Price: $99.98 / Member Price: $80.98

images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10650000/10652831.jpg



I loved that show. It's hard to imagine that the guy who plays House was in that.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:05:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 7:06:05 AM EDT by macman37]
I have Fawlty Towers on DVD, what a great series that was.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:12:30 AM EDT
If you're talking brittish comedy, then you gotta love "Little Brittain". I had to run out and buy the first season DVD.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:21:46 AM EDT
Ripping Yarns was also damn good...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:23:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 7:23:21 AM EDT by Blued-Steel]
What I can't figure is why PBS in my area took Fawlty Towers off and put in that crap "As Time Goes By"?

I roll on the floor when FT is on.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:26:59 AM EDT
FWIW, Fawlty Towers was awesome but I personally think the single funniest episode of anything I've seen is the "Kuzizza y'all!" episode of Talk Radio was the single funniest thing I've seen... Call me a heretic - I love FT as well - but hearing Bill O'Neill say "Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor ... DAMN!" just lights up my life for some reason...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:34:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I can't think of one single, standalone episode of a sitcom that even comes close to "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers.

If anyone else can think of a sitcom episode that comes close, name it.

And no, cartoons don't count as sitcoms.



.....I'll do the funny walk......


He's from Barcelona......

Fawlty Towers had its moments. And I couldn't escape the conviction that Connie Booth was hot.




oh yes she was...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:41:08 AM EDT
The BBC's "The Office" is so much better that your NBC's "The Office". In fact, yours is downright lame.
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