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Old Apr 1st 2011, 6:38 am
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Old Apr 1st 2011, 6:40 am
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You gotta be joking. An awful movie first time around.
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Old Apr 1st 2011, 6:58 am
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You gotta be joking. An awful movie first time around.
I suspect you might get outvoted on that one..............
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I vote for the Dean.

Kept me amused enough on a flight to Egypt I seem to remember.
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And another vote for Deano. Loved it, looking forward to part deux.
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Not enough misery and death for me, either.
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Old Apr 1st 2011, 5:42 pm
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*sticks head up from behind wall*

I couldn't stand it either, but then again, American humour bypasses me everytime
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"American humour" - is there such a thing? Especially if it's spelled with a "u"?
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Not enough misery and death for me, either.
Let's just say that the trailer was much funnier than the movie. The best bit involved Mike Tyson but the actual movie scene was different from the trailer. The storyline involving the tiger was also daft. Give me British humour every time.
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Let's just say that the trailer was much funnier than the movie. The best bit involved Mike Tyson but the actual movie scene was different from the trailer. The storyline involving the tiger was also daft. Give me British humour every time.
I don't think you can make generalised sweeping statements about the humour of a particular nationality.......... there's good and bad everywhere, and much of it is down to personal taste.

The sharpest writing I've ever come across on a 'gags-per-minute' basis was in Frasier (American) but there is a lot of consistently funny stuff in British sitcoms....

.... but not all of them. Last of the Summer Wine was the unfunniest British comedy series of all time, although it was almost matched by the USA's Bill Cosby Show (he and Steve Martin win the joint award as 'Unfunniest Comedy Actors Ever').

British comedy doesn't always wear well with age either........... Dad's Army repeats now remind me of a hammed-up school pantomime, and even Fawlty Towers looks very dated and stagey when viewed now (35 years on).
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British comedy doesn't always wear well with age either........... Dad's Army repeats now remind me of a hammed-up school pantomime, and even Fawlty Towers looks very dated and stagey when viewed now (35 years on).
No comedy does. Are you saying Married with children aged better?
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No comedy does. Are you saying Married with children aged better?
No, but even comedy that was once regarded as a 'classic' sometimes loses its lustre..... whether from the UK or the US.

Interesting debate: if the great comedy series in TV history were being shown now for the first time, which ones would still become classics? I'd vote for MASH...........
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No, but even comedy that was once regarded as a 'classic' sometimes loses its lustre..... whether from the UK or the US.

Interesting debate: if the great comedy series in TV history were being shown now for the first time, which ones would still become classics? I'd vote for MASH...........
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Last of the Summer Wine is a damn sight better to watch than most Yankee so-called comedy drivel. It was never meant to be an out-and-out comedy. More like a feel good experience for people who empathise with oldies. Next you'll be telling us that Tropical Thunder was funny. Incidentally, the Americans are great at certain genres, especially crime thrillers. We just watched Humphrey Bogarde and Lauren Bacall in the 1947 classic Dark Passage. Absolutely brilliant and genuinely ageless.
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