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Absinthespoon
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2002 - 6:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I also am addicted to this show. But the funniest show EVER on TV has to be... So Graham Norton!

I watch BBC America more than any other channel. I also like Father Ted (Graham Norton is on a few episodes).
Absinthedrinker
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I caught Coupling last night for the first time, it is screened just in front of The Office over here. I loved it. Last night's episode of the office made me squirm with embarrassment as it so accurately portrayed the tragedy of a boss trying to be popular and getting it totally wrong. A classic moment was during the fire drill where they carried a woman in a wheelchair halfway down the stairs and then abandoned her on a landing Ďbecause itís not worth it, itís only a drillí.

Another comedy series that I have just started to get into is ĎScrubsí. The one liners are fabulous.
Bob_Chong
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I actually found a guy to sell me VHS tapes of series 1 and 2 (he has a region 2 dvd player and made me tapes). The first episode I ever saw was "The Woman With Two Breasts." Within ten minutes of the end, I was online, seeking the entire first series.

And being impatient, I bought the second series, too. I didn't want to wait nine weeks to watch the whole series one at a time. I'm three episodes into the second series.

Site with Jeff quotes:
http://www.richardcoyle.fsnet.co.uk/JEFF%20PLUS/jeffquotes.html

NBC is making a US version, with the creators, director, and producer of the original at the helm. I think if they tried to just port the orginal scripts with as few changes as possible, it might work. But I've read that the creative team will stay on just long enough to turn it over to NBC. I don't have high hopes.

Region 1 DVDs will be released in the US on Jan 21 (series 1) and Feb 4 (series 2).
Admin
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 1:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

from their quotes page:

"Since thirty, Iíve had to put a daily limit on facial expressions. I only ever smile at single men so I can justify the loss of elasticity." -sally
Admin
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coupling/
Lordhobgoblin
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 1:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What is this 'Coupling' show? I live in England and I've never heard of it (although I don't watch as much TV as I used to). Is it on the new BBC digital channels? If so then that'd explain why I've never heard of it as I only get the 2 terrestrial BBC channels, BBC1 and BBC2 (I feel that life's too short to be bothering myself with loads of TV channels).

Anyway if its on BBC1 or BBC2 I'll watch out for it.

As for 'The Office', I'll second Absinthedrinker on it. It's humour lies in the fact that there are in fact bosses and offices not too unlike what you see on 'The Office'. I've worked in some places like that before.
Absinthedrinker
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Check out 'The Office' if it ever comes over the pond.
Admin
Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

ha! I've been taping it all year (spottily).

It looks like they're running it again from the beginning. Oh wait, you just said that.

And if that's the first episode you've caught, it gets better.

It is the randiest, smartest bit of fluff I've ever seen.

And even though they're not showing it right now "BRITISH MEN BEHAVING BADLY" is just as awesome.
Bob_Chong
Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is the funniest TV show I have ever seen. It plays on my local PBS, and you can see it on BBC America if you have a satellite or digital cable. Or if you live in England, you can see it on plain ol' TV.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and start watching it ASAP. If I had to describe it, I guess I'd say it's about six friends and their relationship foibles. It is far, far funnier than anything "Seinfeld" or "Friends" ever accomplished.

FWIW, BBC America is showing the first episode this week and will continue in order. The first ep clues us in to the concept of "porn buddies" (i.e., a compact between best friends which provides that if one suddenly dies, the other will retrieve his pornography immediately before his parents find it).

Please check it out, especially if you need a good laugh.

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