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A man goes to his doctor and says, "Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me.
Every evening, she goes to Larry's bar and picks up men. In fact, She
sleeps with anybody who asks her! I'm going crazy. What do you think I
"Relax," says the Doctor, "take a deep breath and calm down. .. Now, tell me...where exactly is Larry's bar?"
Is this what's called English humour?
No Pablo. If you want to experience some good English humor watch Monty Python's Flying Circus or Fawlty Towers on the TV if you get the chance.
Everyone is crackers in those shows, just like everyone is crackers in England... :)
Monty Python is well known by me, I'm kind of Terry Guilliam's Fan, and he is American!
Personally I really like John Cleese!! :)
He is great too. Like it best "In a fish called Wanda".
You can get the complete Flying Circus on DVD (14 DVD's), the first twelve episodes of Fawlty Towers are also available (3 DVD's). Just in case it's not on TV :-)
Finished watching them all one month ago.
I'd forgotten about "A fish called Wanda". Fun movie! :) schaubild I think only twelve episodes of Fawlty Towers were ever made. Could be wrong there, but I think the BBC only made 12.
Then we better call it the complete Fawlty Towers?
The search for the holy grail is also worth a look or two. My favourite scene is when the english police arrests the whole bunch of attackers and defenders.
"Monty Python's Life of Brian", anyone? Not quite the same standard as "The Search for the Holy Grail", but still excellent.
I saw that one too. The preachers market was very funny.
for contemporary english humour try 'coupling'.
that is sooooo funny.
Actually I think its kind of repetitive... I think that my problem is that I don't find situational comedy very funny. :(
After Monty python there are some other British comedies I also enjoy:
Most any thing with Rowan Atkinson(Mr. Bean, Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line) except the movie Johnny English(he's good but the movie bites IMHO)
The Young Ones(dark and twisted but pretty funny)
Absoluely Fabulous(very mean but hysterical)
Waiting for God(retirement home hi-jinks)
The Two Ronnies(sort of an up-market Benny Hill)
Are You Being Served
The local PBS channel used to program about four hours of Brit. sit-coms every saturday night. Until I started dating and working that was my Saturday night fun.
There have also been a lot of US shows that are/were remakes of the British. The two worst I remember were a version of Fawlty Towers with Bea Arthur playing John Cleese's role and the re-do of Ab Fab.
If these are on video , you'll get some good laughs.
I really like Black Adder, especially the episodes situated in Elizabethan time. I think those episodes are the best of all the Black Adder series.
For something completely different (a quote made quite popular by Monty Python's Flying Circus!)... I dig The Simpsons a whole lot, and Myth Busters. I can't get enough of those two guys busting myths, breaking crash test dummies, and blowing up stuff in a fun manner. :)
I liked the Holy Grail and some of Monty Python's other stuff too. One of them Monthy Python guys was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, apparently there is now a broadway release version of the comedy and he was plugging for it.
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