Favorite British Sitcoms?

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  1. Dr. Evil Registered

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    Do you have any favorite British Sitcoms? If so what are your favorites?

    My list:

    Red Dwarf
    Father Ted
    Black Adder
    Fawlty Towers
    The Office (my new favorite, since I am just now getting the show on my PBS Station)
     
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    Coupling rules all! Jeff is awesome.
    But the ones you mentioned are good as well.
    Also Vicar of Dibley & Only Fools and Horses
     
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    Benny Hill
     
  4. The Amazing Lee Don't call me chicken!

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    The Mighty Boosh
    Red Dwarf
    Only fools and horses
    Black Adder
    Spaced
    Phoenix Nights
    Shameless
    The Office.
     
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    The only ones I've seen are Red Dwarf, Black Adder, Father Ted, and The Office, all which are great series'. Extras isn't as good as The Office, but it's stll a very funny, quaint and charming series. I've seen a couple episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, and Fawlty Towers. I've never seen Coupling or Men Behaving Badly, which I hear are incredibly funny.

    Oh, a friend of mine got me Me and You and Everyone We Know with Alan Partridge, and I thought it was awesome. A new fave.

    On a related note, I found this site that has torrents for various British comedy shows. For those that are familiar with the titles, which do you recommend I download?

    http://www2.digitaldistractions.org:8080/torrents.php?showid=42
     
  6. The Amazing Lee Don't call me chicken!

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    To Wallcrawl:

    Porridge: Stars Ronnie Barker as a prison cell mate. quite an old sitcom but funny never the less.

    The Fast Show: It's a sketch show rather than a sitcom but it is HILARIOUS. Just as funny as Little Britain.

    The League of Gentleman: Another sketch show but it's just so gruesome, wierd and hilarious.
     
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    I tried to watch The league of gentleman, but it was soooo disgusting I just couldnt watch it
     
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    Red Dwarf
    Fawlty Towers
    The Vicar of Dibley
    Keeping Up Appearences
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Thin Blue Line
     
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    spaced is the best
     
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    Only Fools and Horses
    Open All Hours
    Vicar of Dibley
    Blackadder
    Fawlty Towers
    Keeping Up Apperances
    And Little Britain(If that's a sitcom)
     
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    Spaced
    Red Dwarf
    Black Adder
    Bottom
    Mighty Boosh
    Game On
    Black Books
    Father Ted
    The New Statesman
    The league (early series)
     
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    Coupling is probably my favorite.
     
  13. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I think The Office is probably the funniest tv show I've ever seen.
     
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    Absolutely Fabulous
     
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    2 things
    1.Monty Python and Benny Hill are sketch comedy shows and don't count.
    2. Father Ted, while hilarious, is Irish and not British and doesn't count.

    Are you being Served
    Faulty Towers
    My Family
    Keeping up apperances
    Young ones
     
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    While the show's subject and creators are Irish, I think there's enough about it that's British to let it slide. Mathews and Linehan did not originally pitch the series to the Irish network RTÉ, but rather offered it directly to Hat Trick Productions and Channel 4 in the UK. Channel 4 is a station that is not officially available in Ireland. All the interior scenes were shot at the LWT studios in London, was paid for and shot by a British broadcaster.
     
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    Fawlty Towers
    Keeping Up Appearances
    Are You Being Served
    Vicar of Dibley

    My Hero was really goofy, but fun.
    As Time Goes By, but that's more because I like Judi Dench as an actress.

    I have a question for British Hypesters: was/is The Vicar of Dibley that popular there? I mean among people who like British TV it is popular here (US), but many other people I know who have seen it don't really like it. I just have trouble imagine a show like that (endearing, provincial) being a commonly popular sitcom popular sitcom in the mid-90s.
     
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    Coupling
    My Hero
    Are You Being Served
    Mr. Bean
    As Time Goes By
    Keeping Up Appearances
     
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    Monty Python: Flying Circus
    Absolutley Fabulous
     
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    Right on!
     
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    Spaced
    Red Dwarf
    I'm Alan Patridge
    Bottom
    Blackadder
    The Office
    Porridge
    Only Fools & Horses
    Father Ted
    Mr Bean
     
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    I Love "Keeping Up Appearences".
     
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    I recently watched all of Peep Show and Saxondale, and I thought they were great. Really good fun. I'm looking for more british comedies, and I came across the names of these shows:

    Two Pints of lager and a Packet of Crisps
    Ideal
    Thick of It
    Nighty Nights
    Monkey Dust
    Black Books
    Blackpool

    I'm not familiar with any of them, so I was hoping a someone could tell me a little more about them, and whether any of them are recommended.
     

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