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Old Sep 18th 2009, 10:38 pm
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I totally agree and I thought his racist jokes weren't jokes.
Manning died back in 2007 at the age of 76.

He belonged to an earlier era when the word multiculturalism didn't even feature in dictionaries.

Nobody else here remember "Love thy Neighbour"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Thy_Neighbour

Let's just say the 70's were a period of adjustment in the UK
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Manning died back in 2007 at the age of 76.

He belonged to an earlier era when the word multiculturalism didn't even feature in dictionaries.

Nobody else here remember "Love thy Neighbour"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Thy_Neighbour

Let's just say the 70's were a period of adjustment in the UK
Was it social observation or bigotry at its worst?
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy View Post
Was it social observation or bigotry at its worst?
Probably both

Leonard Rossiter died two decades before Manning ... but Rigsby's reactions to Philip in Rising Damp were just as uninformed and negative ... but they were very funny for the viewing public at the time

Maybe if he had lived longer, we'd be calling him an old racist too

I've been watching too much Access ...
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Probably both

Leonard Rossiter died two decades before Manning ... but Rigsby's reactions to Philip in Rising Damp were just as uninformed and negative ... but they were very funny for the viewing public at the time

Maybe if he had lived longer, we'd be calling him an old racist too

I've been watching too much Access ...
Rigsby, and Alf Garnet as played by Warrent Mitchel, were sending up those attitudes, whereas manning really was a racist.

(I can't comment on love thy neighbour as I never saw it - the wiki entry makes it sound like social commentary, but that may well be retrospective flattery.)
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Rigsby, and Alf Garnet as played by Warrent Mitchel, were sending up those attitudes, whereas manning really was a racist.

(I can't comment on love thy neighbour as I never saw it - the wiki entry makes it sound like social commentary, but that may well be retrospective flattery.)
Ah, now that raises a question. Are (the best) Sit Coms really just social commentaries AND is Stand UP comedy essentially based up on bigotry, ridicule and malice
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Ah, now that raises a question. Are (the best) Sit Coms really just social commentaries
Pretty much ... wasn't that what I Love Lucy or the Honeymooners were about back in the B&W days?

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is Stand UP comedy essentially based up on bigotry, ridicule and malice
Well ... yeah ...
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I've only ever seen him tell offensive jokes. Kind of put me off watching anything else so I'll take your word for it that he could be funny. Still, I'm not unhappy that that form of brit humour is in the past.
The point i was putting across is that it's ok for the likes of Chris Rock to be racist yet a fat northerner isn't.
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Ah, now that raises a question. Are (the best) Sit Coms really just social commentaries AND is Stand UP comedy essentially based up on bigotry, ridicule and malice
I would say no and no. Not all sitcoms are commentaries, red dwarf? black adder (well maybe the 4th is) for example. I do think comedy can be had out of social, racial or religious differences, but there is a difference between friendly or affectionate banter and outright bigotry.
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The point i was putting across is that it's ok for the likes of Chris Rock to be racist yet a fat northerner isn't.
Because the fat northerner really means it.
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Are (the best) Sit Coms really just social commentaries
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Because the fat northerner really means it.
And Chris Rock?
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I would say no and no. Not all sitcoms are commentaries, red dwarf? black adder (well maybe the 4th is) for example. I do think comedy can be had out of social, racial or religious differences, but there is a difference between friendly or affectionate banter and outright bigotry.
Ah now we get into the whole allegory theme dont we
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Originally Posted by el_richo View Post
The point i was putting across is that it's ok for the likes of Chris Rock to be racist yet a fat northerner isn't.
Chris Rock isn't racist.If you are referring to his "N" rant,then listen to it.
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