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British television comedy sketch shows

Poll #1611941 British television comedy sketch shows

Vote for your favourite comedy sketch show

Monty Python's Flying Circus
4(40.0%)
Naked Video
0(0.0%)
Absolutely
0(0.0%)
Harry Enfield's Television Programme
0(0.0%)
The Fast Show
1(10.0%)
Goodness Gracious Me
1(10.0%)
Smack the Pony
0(0.0%)
Big Train
0(0.0%)
Little Britain
0(0.0%)
The Catherine Tate Show
0(0.0%)
That Mitchell and Webb Thing
0(0.0%)
The Armstrong and Miller Show
1(10.0%)
The Two Ronnies
3(30.0%)

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
philmophlegm
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
If you want to vote for some other show, mention it in a comment.
wellinghall
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
[x] Morecambe and Wise, equal with Two Ronnies
philmophlegm
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
I thought about Morecambe & Wise, but it didn't seem to fit in with the rest as a pure sketch show. By and large, Eric is always Eric and Ernie is always Ernie - they don't play other characters.
ladyofastolat
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
My vote is very much biased by currency. I'm fairly sure that I enjoyed some of the older ones - e.g. Big Train - quite a bit, but I can't remember them well enough know to judge my liking for it against more modern shows. I really like some Monty Python sketches, but find others very tedious. I really liked some of the sketches in the first TV series of Mitchell and Webb, but found the latest series very unfunny. I dislike Little Britain.
philmophlegm
Aug. 29th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
I think inconsistency is a common problem with sketch shows. There's even a Mitchell & Webb sketch where they discuss the order of sketches ("Should it be hit, miss, miss, hit, miss, hit, hit or...?") MPFC has a lower ratio of hits to misses than some. I think The Fast Show has the best ratio, which is why I voted for it.

The number of votes for The Two Ronnies suggests that Dave should buy the rights.
jane_somebody
Sep. 11th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
To be fair, it's not my favourite genre, and I've watched little to none of most of the more modern ones. A lot of the sketches in Monty Python do nothing for me or indeed actively make me cringe, but some of the good ones are very very good. Though perhaps it gets my vote for the nostalgia factor as much as anything.
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