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Funniest British Comedies
Funniest British Comedies on TV
Do you like to have a laugh? Come on in and see list and sample videos on the funniest British comedies shown on TV. Over the years, the British have produced some of the funniest comedy shows around.
They are different to the American comedies with a weird sense of humor. I have enjoyed old British comedies for many years and enjoy watching the repeats.
Below you find a list of the funniest British comedies and some trailers for you to watch and enjoy.
I also made an American funniest comedy site as well. Just click the link.
The picture came from Hilarious Magical T.V. Remote Prank
This to me has to be an all time favorite when it comes to British comedy. Unfortunately there only ever made 12 episodes of them.
This most hilarious comedy was created by funny man John Cleese and Cooney Booth. It is about a husband and wife running a hotel. Basil Fawlty ( John Cleese) is the rudest and obnoxious hotel owner there is. Not only argues with wife Sybil ( Prunellia Scales ) but also with Manuel the spanish waiter who struggles with basic english( Andrew Sachs) and Polly the house maid( Connie Booth ).
If you watch closely you will notice that the sign at start of the show is misspelled every time in a different way.
Fawlty Towers Trailers
This is just to give you a little taste of this wonderful comedy series
This is running a close 2nd to me.
Mr. Bean first appeared on TV on the 1st of January 1990. Like Faulty Towers not many episodes were produced in fact only 14 were made. These were shown between 1990 and the end of 1995.
Shortly after that one more episode was made ("Hair by Mr. Bean of London"), as a video exclusive released on 15 November 1995.
Rowan Atkinson developed the MR Bean character in his university time and became a widely love series watched by millions of people.
Mr. Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a kid in a grown up body and with not too much trouble gets into plenty of it. The thing that is most fascinating is the fact that there is rarely a word spoken and yet the expressions on Mr. Beans face and the situations he finds himself in are hilarious.
Teddy played by a teddy bear and is Mr. Beans best friend. He treats the teddy like it was alive and this makes for some funny moments during the show.
Mr. Bean's car a British Leyland Mini 1000, is used in a number of episodes to display Mr. Beans ingenuity in what can be done with a small car.
Irma Gobb is Mr. Beans girlfriend and treats her more like a friend then a girlfriend. It is quite funny to see Mr. Bean getting a little jealous in one episode.
2002 saw the first of 26 half-hour episodes of an animated series of Mr. Bean hour episodes. It was very much in line with the original Mr. Bean, but added a couple more characters to it.
Mrs. Wicket is Mr. Beans landlady and she hasn’t got much time for anything or anybody except for her one eyed cat.
Scrapper the one eye cat hates Mr. Bean and try’s to get home into trouble whenever it can. Come to think of it Scrapper hates all humans except Mrs. Wicket. She has the tin opener.
Three wheeler is there to be run of the road when ever possible.
Mr. Bean has his own facebook site with over 15 Million fans and over 15000 likes for that page.
There is also a Mr. Bean Website you can visit. The link is provided as:
Mr Bean Samples
Available DVD's from Amazon
Here are some DVD's from the MR Bean series.
Rene and crew very funny.
Allo Allo samples from Youtube
Allo Allo DVD's
Here are the first 4 series of this comedy and the complete set.
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Possibly not so well known British comedy, but it was hilarious to watch. There were only 3 series made( 1999- 2001) and 2 specials of which one was the Millennium special: 1999 and the other Comic Relief special: 2001
This comedy evolves around 2 flat mates Linda and Tom. Both enjoy the company of men, which makes them a very funny odd couple.
Linda La Hughes played by Kathy Burke is a boorish, unattractive middle aged lady thinking that she is a stunner.
Tom Farrell played by James Dreyfus is a 30-year-old openly gay, wannabe (but bad) actor who has only had small roles on TV and on stage.
Gimme Gimme Gimme Video clips
If you never heard of it or seen this show, then let me show you and give you a little taste on how funny this show was.
Video clip 1:TV Series - Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (Opening)
The opening of the British comedy series Gimme Gimme Gimme with the first scenes of the first episode. This is just a taste of the funny situations 2 flat mates can find them self in.
The next is a series of 4 video clips:Gimme Gimme Gimme (Millenium) [1/4] to [4/4]
if you can't watch them all at once come back and watch just a little bit at the time
Gimme Gimme Gimme DVD Set's
Here are the DVD's to that series available from Amazon.
Keeping up Apperances
Mrs Bucket, what a woman or more likely pain in the butt but very funny
Keeping up Apperances Video clips
Here are some video of this funny British comedy series
Video clip 1:Keeping Up Appearances Bloopers
Here are funny bloopers from this series and you should get a laugh out of this if you already know a little about this comedy.
Video clip 2:Keeping Up Appearances: The Best Moments - Part 1
The first part is on the water where both end up .......not telling.
The next is on the water again and guess what....... things happen again ........ still not telling
This then followed by a few other funny things which happened to poor Elizabeth
Keeping up Apperances DVD
Very funny and is a nice collection to have. I have got it myself.
Politicians at their best. This series turns to go on later as Yes Prime Minister.
Are You Being Served?
Talk about old fashion service in a department store
Leave a comment and I'll add it to the list.