Dads Army

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...don't panic!

    I have just been watching it on TV...bloody excellent's classics like this that make todays so called comedy look pathetic by comparison imho.

    I remember watching Dads army on Saturday nights as a boy...still watching it today.

    ..."don't tell him Pike!" :eek: :blush:
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
    what station?
  3. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Beeb zwei..just finished
  4. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    I used to watch it as a boy because there was not much else on, don't think I could sit through it now. It was okay in its day, but there have been much better things since.
  5. Perfectly timed and expressed humour.
    I think only one of the cast is alive now..?
  6. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    dads army.

    Simply the best.Have a couple of dvds.Last one only cost a quid.four episodes on it.
  7. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Like a lot of things, time does give us a "rose tinted" memory. For one "Dads' Army" you'll get "On The Buses", "Father, Dear Father", "Mind Your Language", "Last Of The Summer Wine"(not funny then or now!), "Please Sir", "Terry And June" etc. etc.
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Dad's Army is great. Mrs N bought me a DVD a few months ago with a few episodes I had never seen before.
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Although they were not a laugh a minute for the whole programme, there were some classic and very funny sections in each episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Don't tell them your name, Oates!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Yes, that was one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    You mean this! :eek:

    Dads' Army was an all-time classic, but wasn't everyone's cup of tea, including my Grandad's who was in the Homeguard.
  13. Like a lot of these vintage comedies, it's best in small doses. For gentle humour, it is one of the finest series the Beeb ever made.
  14. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member


    Rose tinted spectacles indeed, since for me, watching an episode of Dads Army is akin to having my fingernails peeled off.

  15. as a kid, i thought it was ok, but not funny enough... and that put me off until a few years back.

    the humour is very well timed and judged. one of the main elements is the class divisions - mainwairing is a 'commoner', yet the leader (hence the references to Napoleon dished out by some of the troop). Other members of the squad are of a higher class, yet lower rank. other have seen active service and are resentful of those who are there for medical grounds, etc... it's all about the undercurrents of differences that have to be put aside for the war effort - in real life these people might never mix.

    there's also the 'unspoken' elements - 'Uncle arthur' being the main one.

    i think the series has got better with age, i can appreciate the subtlety now, the structure and the characters - Godfrey is a very good one, as a pacifist he was ridiculed for not being heroic, until it was revealed that he had rescued wounded troops in no-man's land in WW1. the rest of the troop have enormous respect for his actions and beliefs.

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