Friday, December 16, 2016

Nancy Boys

By their laughs, R and a friend used to enjoy watching Allo Allo. I never found it particularly clever, often a constant stream of double entendre lines. In fact I quite disliked the show I didn't really get. Maybe I can appreciate it more now, well I have found clips that make me laugh. This is an amusing compilation referencing the sexuality of one of the characters, Gruber apparently? I remember something about a fallen Madonna with big boobies, but I am not going to bother to look. Big or small boobies are not my thing. The only Madonna I know is well past her prime, but she does have good taste in hot men.

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  1. I was never a fan. And haven't converted yet. Some smiles at the clip, but not a damascus conversion.

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    1. EC, it seems I wasn't the only one who wasn't so keen on the show.

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  2. In my humble opinion, British tv programmes have always been the best produced and most interesting viewing, ever since tv arrived in Australia in late 1956.

    But some/many 1960s British comedies were truly awful. Allo Allo, On The Buses, Dad's Army, The Carry On series etc. Even wittier programmes like Till Death Us Do Part and The Rag Trade were difficult to watch.

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    1. Hels, I liked On the Buses and Dad's Army, and even The Rag Trade, but I was pretty young when that was on. I couldn't bear the Carry On carrying on. Doyou think one day we may see a repeat of Love Thy Neighbour?

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  3. Andrew, Oddly enough I wasn't a huge fan of Allo Allo. Even stranger is that your compilation video clip didn't feature one of the funniest Rene/Gruber scenes. It was where Rene was concealing a secret camera under his apron. And to work the camera he had to wear a false arm that gave him a very camp look. And Gruber's reaction to seeing this rather gay pose was hilarious.

    I often think that appreciation for certain classic British comedies comes down to a 'Class' thing.
    Someone who might like posh comedies like 'To The Manor Born' or 'The Good Life' might not really like working class comedies like 'On The Buses' or 'To Death Do Us Part.'
    Yet still years on 'Dad's Army' is still voted ( and quite deservedly) the most lovable British comedy. They still show it on primetime every Saturday night.

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    1. Dee John, it sounds like that really should have been included. I liked To Death Do Us Part as well. Generally the posh comedies were better made, I think. What was that one, wife and husband called William, and the neighbour who always announced herself at the door, It's only Sonja. We still say that at times. The wife has played Miss Marple more recently....Harriet someone.

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  4. Never did anything for me or Mum but Dad LOVED it. He is a bit peculiar though.

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    1. Charlie, I am remembering better now. I really disliked the show.

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  5. Didn't do a thing for me in the past and doesn't now, seems I don't have the same sense of humour :)

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    1. Margaret, by the comments, you are among like minded people.

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  6. Both 'Nancy boys' haha! Must admit I never really got that show either, despite being set in Paris 😊

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    1. Grace, I don't think it ever showed much in the way of outdoors in France.

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  7. Well that's kind of funny, probably be more funny if I saw the whole show.

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    1. River, you never watched the show?

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    2. No, I usually had my head in a book or maybe was doing things related to raising kids. I was never much of a TV watcher until just recently.

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  8. I need to start watching British programs. This one looks rather interesting.

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    1. Keith, you should but there are much better British comedies around than this one.

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  9. I watched the occasional episode and found them to be funny but it did seem that like with 'Are You Being Served' it was a series in which the same group of suggestive jokes were repeated in variation every episode.

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    1. Victor, I think there was some very clever humour in Are You Being Served, in spite of the repetitive line of suggestive jokes.

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