- Feb 4, 2009
Anything with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. So shooting stars or the smell of vic and bob.
Seconded, thirded and fourthed! Bottom is utterly brilliant. Less surrealist than The Young One's, but just as manic. Also, as a stand-alone movie, Guest House Paradiso.Baffle2 said:Bottom, though that's 90s. You're missing out if you don't.
As a fan of Red Dwarf and not of Star Trek, I struggle to explain to my trekkie fans why RD is so good- could you expand a bit on how it out Star-Trek's Star Trek?09philj said:Red Dwarf (1988 to present) - Very long running sci-fi comedy that is better at being Star Trek than a lot of actual Star Trek.
I was really young when the reruns of this were on TV, and it had me spellbound. Not so much for the comedy but how inventive and surreal it got. Like the episode where they get inspired by those pirate radio boats and decide to create a pirate british mail service, using balloons, a submarine that from above water just looks like a tiny rowboat, and shooting letters through people's windows with arrows. The creators went to college with the Monty Python guys and did a lot of the same comedy shows with them, and there's definitely a strain of MP in the Goodies as well.Weresquirrel said:I'll echo a few of the recommendations so far, like Yes Minister, Brass Eye, Red Dwarf, Black Books and Spaced. All top quality shows very worthy of attention.
I'll also throw in an extremely enthusiastic recommendation for the Goodies. It ran from the 70s through to the 80s. It's a very tricky show to describe, since it's very peculiar. The rough frame work is that 3 guys form a business called "The Goodies", whose motto is "We do anything, any time".
The actual show though goes into some really weird places. For example, their attempt to become vets results in a giant kitten attacking London in "Kitten Kong". Or when they become lighthouse keepers (They misread the ad, thinking it was for light housekeeping), one accidently eats their fog horn, one gets mumps and the other goes mad from everything being round and ends with them accidently launching it into space.
The only podcast I listen to every week is the Weekly Planet Aussy duo of Nick Mason and James/Mr Sunday Movies, and yeah, part of their charm for me is the weird cultural overlap between Brits and Aussies of certain eras.Addendum_Forthcoming said:As a kid who grew up in Australia you may be aware due to cultural and financial deficiencies we basically poached a lot of British tv.