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10 minutes ago, Normski said:

I hope to watch all 12 episodes this weekend,a crying shame more episodes weren't made

One of the greatest British comedies ever made imo. If you do watch them mind and no mention the war....I did once but I think I got away with it.

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8 hours ago, DOC said:

Mrs Richards: When I pay for a view, I expect something more interesting than that.
Basil: But that is Torquay, madam.
Mrs Richards: Well it’s not good enough.
Basil: Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically…
Mrs Richards: Don’t be silly. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: You can see the sea! It’s over there between the land and the sky!
Guest: I’d need a telescope to see that.
Basil: Well might I suggest you move to a hotel closer to the sea. Or preferably in it.

That scene comes immediately in my head reading that...classic.

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Guest Red Devil
On 07/03/2020 at 23:50, superally said:

Love it. Tho i'm still torn between it, and only fools and horses, both brilliant.

OFAH for me but Fawlty towers isn't far behind. 

Honestly has you close the tears at times it's that funny. 

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10 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

OFAH for me but Fawlty towers isn't far behind. 

Honestly has you close the tears at times it's that funny. 

Got both full series on box sets...Fawlty Towers for me.

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16 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

OFAH for me but Fawlty towers isn't far behind. 

Honestly has you close the tears at times it's that funny. 

FT only had 12 episodes

Imagine that had run for yrs

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14 minutes ago, Normski said:
14 minutes ago, Normski said:

FT only had 12 episodes

Imagine that had run for yrs

 

Thats what makes it so brilliant in my opinion, its limited content meaning it never falls below its high level. 

To fair the same can't be said about OFAH with the Christmas specials where they'd all aged dropping the standard massively from the earlier stuff. 

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1 hour ago, Red Devil said:

Thats what makes it so brilliant in my opinion, its limited content meaning it never falls below its high level. 

To fair the same can't be said about OFAH with the Christmas specials where they'd all aged dropping the standard massively from the earlier stuff. 

Albert
It was in 1946. We'd sailed in
to Hamburg to pick up some
prisoners of war. Helga was
working in a bar near the
docks. She was the most
beautiful woman I've ever
seen - I fell in love with
her the moment I saw her! The
little finger on her right
hand was missing!

Del
Caught her hand in the till
did she?

Albert
No, she lost it when her home
was bombed. Her entire family
was wiped out!

Del
Oh! Sorry!

Albert
I asked her to marry me. She
said no! Just like that, no!
See, I mistook her gestures of
friendship as tokens of love!
I suppose it was all for the
best really. You see the
authorities didn't like us
fraternising with the Germans,
and I was still married to yer
aunt Ada and she'd have kicked
up a stink! It's funny you
know, but even after all this
time, if I'm ever watching a
German war film and I hear the
word 'nein' I always think of
Helga!

Rodney
What, 'cos that's how many
fingers she had?

Albert
It's the German word for 'no'!
I'll put this back in the box.

Del
Yeah, that's it. Go on, you put
it somewhere safe.

Albert
I think in her own way she
loved me! She never used to
charge me as much as the other
lads!

Absolute genius!

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This is my favourite scene of all Fools n horses and it had gets a mention as classic. 

Rodney, I don't think it's fair to say everything Del touches goes wrong. 

Genius scene, Triggers fire distinguisher, Dels comments on Denzel, everything about it the scene is pure magic. 

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23 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

This is my favourite scene of all Fools n horses and it had gets a mention as classic. 

Rodney, I don't think it's fair to say everything Del touches goes wrong. 

Genius scene, Triggers fire distinguisher, Dels comments on Denzel, everything about it the scene is pure magic. 

I'll start a thread on it as it takes it away what this thread is about

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10 hours ago, Mr Magnificent said:

And this is what is so pathetic about those making decisions.....upsetting scenes ? it's a comedy for fucks sake

The Germans is still available to view on Britbox, which is part-owned by the BBC, with a message saying it "contains some offensive racial language of the time and upsetting scenes"

upsetting scenes ? it's a comedy for fucks sake. How anyone could view that and actually think any scene was upsetting has lived their life in a shell.

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