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An Idiot Abroad

Dentman

Well-Known Member
Is a must watch!
This is one of the funniest shows I've seen since the BBC version of Top Gear. Why is it that they understand comedy so much better across the pond?

The show is on the Sc Channel.
 

Flint

Dog Faced Pony Soldier
Superstar
I've been across the pond and have seen the shows which are not rebroadcast over here. Trust me, what we get is absolutely the cream of the crop from the UK. Most of the stuff they create is horrible, much worse than anything you'll see on any major network in the US, and often worse than the stuff TLC or Lifetime show here.

If we could take just the best 6 shows from the US and use them to define how great US entertainment is, everyone would be very impressed.

That said, An Idiot Abroad is terribly funny.
 

Doghart

Well-Known Member
This is why I love the netflix instant viewing.

The I.T. crowd
Gavin & Stacey
The Office
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Red Dwarf
Only Fools and Horses
The Young Ones


Ah hell I could type these in all night.

D
 

Dentman

Well-Known Member
IG, that makes sense. Man when they get it right they hit it out of the park!

Botch, thanks for going easy on me....lol
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
That show is hilarious. They had a marathon on Science Channel last night. I like the one where he goes to Israel and gets "kidnapped".



The Young Ones on Netflix? Sweet! (hope you can stream it).
 

Flint

Dog Faced Pony Soldier
Superstar
Dentman said:
IG, that makes sense. Man when they get it right they hit it out of the park!

Botch, thanks for going easy on me....lol

They do hit it out of the park. The British are willing to take risks on intelligent comedy which makes them genius! Their smart comedians can make me laugh without relying on potty humor at every turn. Aside from the obvious "Monty Python", I love "A bit of Fry and Laurie" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look" are absolutely genius and side-splitting hilarious - for sketch comedy shows. I also love their more subtle drama/comedies like "Doc Martin" and "Peep Show".

I spent two days stuck in Ireland last December due to a snow storm and had the telly on while I was working in my hotel room... aside from an interesting "how do they make it" show about how bizzare food ingredients get made (like partially hydroginated oil and concentrated apple juice), it was a total mind numbing waste of radio broadcast energy which could have been better spent processing meat.
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
Flint said:
........I love "A bit of Fry and Laurie" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look".....


I also like That Mitchell and Webb Look. Is it still on? I haven't seen the first one listed. I may check it out. Top Gear is usually the show I look for when on BBC America.
 

Randy

Well-Known Member
Famous
I have nothing worthwhile to add to this thread, as I have not seen this show.

Howver, every time I see the subject of this thread it reminds me that I need to apply for a passport.
 

mzpro5

Well-Known Member
Famous
Science channel is doing a marathon of Idiot today.

Even though I have seen most of them it is still hilarious.
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
I remember this episode a few weeks ago.....




If I remember correctly, he was screaming "FUUUUUUCK!!!" as the classical song, "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" was playing in the background. :laughing-lettersrofl:
 
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