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Name your 7 favorite TV comedies of all time.

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Modern family

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In no particular order -

Allo Allo

Father Ted

Monty Python

The Muppet Show

Open All Hours

Mork and Mindy

The Young Ones

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JT - Just out of curiosity... why 7?

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In alphabetical order:

Blackadder

Darling Buds of May

Fawlty Towers

Good Night Darling

8時だよ全人集合!

Liver Birds

Monty Python

Mr Bean

Only Fools and Horses

Open All Hours

Porridge

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Steptoe and Son

The Good Life

The Likely Lads

Till Death Us Do Part

Yes, Minister

Yeah, why 7?

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"why 7?"

One for each day of the week? Who knows...

I Dream of Jeannie

Three's Company

The Addams Family

The Munsters

All in the Family

The Honeymooners

Sesame Street ( The Count, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch - Hee hee! )

Cleo - You've got ten too many listed, lol, good list though, Mr. Bean sure was a good one, hee hee!

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Cleo - You've got ten too many listed

I forgot The Addams Family.

18 good ones, and counting....

I like comedies. And Who Dunnits.

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"I like comedies. And Who Dunnits."

Columbo! Not officially a comedy but hey, it was often very funny! And he always found out who dunnit!

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Get Smart

I Dream of Jeannie

The Munsters

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Three Stooges

The Benny Hill Show

Frasier

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The Beverly Hillbillies!

19 and counting...

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Some others that I would put there are

Black Books

Scrubs

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

You've got some great mentions there, cleo.

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Monty Python

Seinfeld

The Office (UK, then US)

Taxi

MASH

Larry Sanders Show

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In no particular order:

seinfeld

the office UK

IT crowd

black books

fawlty towers

the simpsons

MASH

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The Phil Silvers Show

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

My Name is Earl

Modern Family...

Beverly Hillbillies

Andy Griffith Show

Mr. Bean

Three Stooges

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All in the Family

Married with Children

Good Times

Get Smart

Three Stooges

Beverly Hillbillies

S.W.A.T

Benny Hill

A different World

Adams Family

Family Guy

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Curb Your Enthusiasm (not a good idea to watch this on an international flight)

MASH

Star Trek (original only)

Quark

Three Stooges

Benny Hill

Top Gear (US)

Happy Days

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Love thy neighbour?

Are you being served

Big bang theory

usually anything from the diet

Southpark

men behaving badly

Monty Python

micheal and web

trump interviews

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The Three Stooges

Saturday Night Live (1975-1985)

MAS*H

Benny Hill

Monty Python

The Young Ones

In Living Color

Married With Children

The Drew Carey Show

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Very British or American. Doesn't anybody else make comedy?

I'll throw in Father Ted from Ireland to even things out a bit.

It was actually a British comedy, but set in Ireland with an Irish cast and still hilarious 20 years later.

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Some good memories!

Most already covered, but a few extras

Hale and Pace

Kingswood Country (sort of an Aussie spin on All in the Family)

Kath & Kim

Diff'rent Strokes

Border Security

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Just Shoot me

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Hale and Pace

Kryonstavic - I can only imagine that you are joking. It doesn't even rate as a top 70 British sketch show - perhaps one of the worst.

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The Mighty Boosh, IT crowd, Office, extras, Life's too short, Plebs (uk), stupid stupid man & very small business (oz).

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Ah_so

Each to their own. And given the dearth of much decent to watch on Aussie TV in the late 80s and early 90s it was one of the better offerings, especially their earlier series.

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An advantage of being Canadian is being able to appreciate humor on both sides of the Atlantic. Makes the world twice as funny:

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Extras

Get Smart

Black Adder

Bob Newhart Show

Inbetweeners

All in the Family

Very British or American. Doesn't anybody else make comedy?

Not really. I remember an elderly Japanese commentator on a Japanese TV show about the life of Harold Lloyd said, "Only the British and Americans can be like that. Us Japanese, Germans or others take ourselves too seriously."

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Father Ted

Trailer Park Boys

Blackadder

The Thick Of It

I’m Alan Partridge

Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights

Only Fools And Horses

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"Only the British and Americans can be like that. Us Japanese, Germans or others take ourselves too seriously."

Disagree, pretty sure many/most countries make decent tv comedies.

Humour doesn't always translate well though hence it's pretty normal that most of JT -mostly- anglophone readers have never watched/understood/liked/been exposed to other countries' tv comedies.

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The Young Ones.

Morecambe and Wise.

Everything with Reeves and Mortimer

Hancock's Half Hour

Steptoe and Son

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads

Father Ted.

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Fawlty Towers tops the list for me. Basil Fawlty is a creation of genius.

In no particular order:

The Young Ones

Father Ted

Porridge ( Ronnie Barker was a genius )

Monty Python

Blackadder 2

Alexei Sayle’s Stuff

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Already covered all my favourites with the exception of the two Ronnies.

Four candles anyone?

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INPO:

British:

Mr Bean

George and Mildred

The Two Ronnies

Only Fools and Horses

Mind Your Language

Carry On movies

American:

Diff'rent Strokes

Golden Girls

Roseanne

The Drew Carey Show

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I only really liked two shows, Gilligan's island and Whose line is it anyways. Colins and Ryan from the latter show never failed to crack me up with their skits. Those were the good ole days. I stopped watching TV for a while.

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Peep Show - a work of comedic genius.

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Open all hours. Two Ronnies. Porridge. Anything British American attempts at humour are laughable!

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Seinfeld

Father Ted

Blackadder

Spaced

The Thick of It

The Day Today

Cheers

(but there's so much to chose from, that may change...)

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