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Re: Shitcoms

Post by let it ride » Wed Aug 27, 2008 13:30

Whatever guys. The worst one without a doubt is Step by Step:
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Re: Shitcoms

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Aug 27, 2008 13:32

let it ride wrote:
PandaBear wrote:That episode of the Fresh Prince where Carlton was on ecstasy was magnificent.
WHAT?

I missed that. Although I was nine when it was on, maybe I just missed the, I am sure, very "subtle" reference.

Or that was a joke.
I'm not kidding. It's years since I saw it so I can't remember exactly what happened, but it was something along the lines of Carlton being at a party or disco of some sort, being peer-pressured by the Cool Kids in class to take drugs, taking them, doing a massively sped up version of that dance he used to do, collapsing, his family being angry/worried and then learning from his mistakes. I seem to recall that the last 10 minutes of the episode were completely serious, there was no intentional humour at all.

Edit: I've just looked it up - some guy gave speed to Will after basketball practice and Carlton took them thinking that they were vitamins. With hilarious/disastrous consequences.

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Re: Shitcoms

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Aug 27, 2008 13:37

Anyone remember Hot Metal? Geoffrey Palmer has a lot to answer for when it comes to shitcoms.

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Re: Shitcoms

Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Aug 27, 2008 15:49

PandaBear wrote:That episode of the Fresh Prince where Carlton was on ecstasy was magnificent.
Oh, fuck, that was the BEST. I must see that NOW.

And call me corny ("Hi, Corny!") but Carlton doing his white guy dance to Tom Jones always had me in stitches.

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Re: Shitcoms

Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Aug 27, 2008 16:01

linus wrote: for americans, man about the house = three's company/george and mildred = the ropers (as I understand it)
Oh, yes, we got that one but it was called something else. PBS always has these stupid "Britcoms" nights and they are mostly completely shit aside from "Fawlty Towers." We used to get "To the Manor Born"--what was it originally called? "Good Neighbours" perhaps? For most of the 90s PBS ran "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" on a perpetual loop.

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Re: Shitcoms

Post by Miss 9 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 02:07

"Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" were airing as recently as 2005, at least locally.
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Re: Shitcoms

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 28, 2008 02:52

Small Wonder is surely the shittiest shitcom of all. Watching the intro makes it hard to believe it was even real.

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Re: Shitcoms

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 28, 2008 02:56

Part 2 of that episode for anyone who's dying to see what happens.


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Re: Shitcoms

Post by Gordon » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:19

Jesus. I remember that. And I've just lost 17 minutes of my life.
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