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Comedy shows

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Modus.Ponens
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Comedy shows

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:16 pm

Hello

I would like to know what do you like and recomend in terms of comedy.

In terms of sitcoms, my top 3 favorites are:

1-Curb Your Enthusiasm
2-Seinfeld
3-The Office (the british one)

In terms of sketches shows, my top 3 favorites:

1-Monty Python's Flying Circus
2-Gato Fedorento (A portuguese show; I know, not very helpful for those who don't speak the language)
3-Chapelle's Show

In terms of cartoons, my favorites are:

1-Family Guy
2-American Dad
3-South Park

I also find that there is two dimensions to humour: amusing and funny. For example, Curb Your Enthusiasm is not very amusing but it's very, very, very funny (Larry David is a genius). On the other hand The Big Bang Theory is very amusing but not very funny.

What do you like?
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Bluishpurple
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Re: Comedy shows

Postby Bluishpurple » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:36 pm

Sitcoms I'd go with:
Bottom
3rd Rock from the Sun
Red Dwarf

Sketch shows:
Stewart Lee's comedy vehicle


Cartoons:
Venture brothers
American Dad
Archer

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Re: Comedy shows

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:36 am

Seinfeld = greatest show ever!!!

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Re: Comedy shows

Postby chownah » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:16 am

My favorite cartoon of late is Pingu. I imagine that not many of you have seen it. Nothing like it that I have ever seen. Presents good role models for both children and adults. No fowl language...at least none that is intelligible.....
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Re: Comedy shows

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:48 am

My favorite sit com was "Malcolm in the Middle".
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as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Comedy shows

Postby GrahamR » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:55 am

Ha ha not watched TV in months, but liked 'The Office', 'Fawlty Towers'
Sorry, job, boat building and kids take up my time, life is a real sitcom.
I do meditate most days though.
With metta :bow:
Graham

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Re: Comedy shows

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:50 am

Perverts On The Internet :thumbsup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIyAuRlnsd8 (not safe for work! or arguably anyone, really...)

:lol:

followed by...

The Goodies
South Park
Red Dwarf

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Comedy shows

Postby davcuts » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:08 am

The best sitcom for me at the moment is Modern Family. I laugh so hard watching that show at times it feels like I'm going to pass out.

Sadly I actually like Two and a Half Men. Now that Charlie Sheen has been fired I probably won't watch it anymore. When a main character leaves a show, in most cases, it's never any good anymore.

I also like The Big Bang Theory. Being a bit of a nerd myself I can relate to those characters. Except Sheldon, he needs to be on meds for his OCD. :tongue:

Family Guy, South Park and the Simpson's are my favorite cartoons. As a child however it was The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby Doo that I liked to watch.

My favorite sitcoms from the past are I Love Lucy and The Golden Girls. I do love Lucy and even today nearly sixty years later, laugh to no end when I watch it. The same for The Golden Girls. Betty White's character "Rose", is my favorite. Sadly she is the only Golden Girl still living.

As far as Sketch shows Saturday Night Live is still my favorite. The Carol Brunette Show was also a good one.

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David


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