Worst Comedy series ever

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 1 Apr 2008.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Some of the progs nominated on the best comedies were IMO pretty dire, so perhaps it would be interesting to see what people think was unfunny. My nominations (INPO):

    Vicar of Dibley
    Harry Hill
    Little Britain
    That one where Robert Lindsay plays a dentist.
    Butterflys (was that really meant to be a comedy?)
  2. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    My Family
    The one on BBC with Lee Mack
  3. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Two point four children
    Terry and June
    My Family
    To the manor born

    and many others...

    ...are totally shoot :biggrin:
  4. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator

    My Family.
    Terry and June.
    George and Mildred (IIRC. The spin off from...)
    Man about the House
    Love thy Neighbor (going back a bit that one)

    Utterly, utterly dire. Especially that last one - what were they thinking?

    'OK, there's this white bloke, see, and a black bloke moves in next door. That'll be a scream, won't it?'

    Erm, no. It won't.
  5. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    ALL sitcoms on ITV.

    Edit: Oh and all American Sitcoms too.
  6. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    That's a lie about American Sitcoms: Frasier, Arrested Development, Seinfeld and Curb your enthusiasm are very funny indeed.

    Vicar of Dibley also wasn't so bad that it was one of the worst comedy series ever. 2 Pints of Lager is horrible crude and unfunny.
  7. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    All pants Im afraid.

    One exception though, The Simpsons.
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Pretty much any 'comedy' that's appeared on ITV
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent


  10. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Guru

    Good God people - buck your ideas up !!!

    On the Buses !!! must be the worst programme ever on television, never mind in the comedy genre !
  11. OP
    Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    There's a characteristic of US comedy which IMO renders it pretty unwatchable, Friends being a good example. The actors make a sort of pause and pull a "this is me telling a gag" face when telling a gag. In other words all the humour is stilted and artificial and rarely funny in any event.

    The only exceptions I can think of are Boston Legal, which is that rarest of things: intelligent, clever comedy drama from the USA. M.A.S.H and probably The Simpsons deserve honourable mentions.
  12. Cee Jay

    Cee Jay New Member

    The North
    Very well put! It's good to see 'Friends' getting a kicking; I thought I was the only person alive who found it a self-satisfied, smug, shallow sack of ar*e.
  13. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Seconded on both counts.
  14. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    Mind your Language :biggrin:
  15. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Not Going Out.
    Yes. It is shoot.
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