Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #240 on: April 15, 2018, 06:39:24 AM »
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I find it hard to take her seriously. She looks just like Jennifer Saunders.

Many people over here, myself included, love Absolutely Fabulous. :)

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volker

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #241 on: April 15, 2018, 06:46:11 AM »
I find it hard to take anyone seriously that uses Twitter.

JohnRoberts

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #242 on: April 15, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
Many people over here, myself included, love Absolutely Fabulous. :)

https://twitter.com/Ellahbie/status/984270974022553600
I am still not tempted to click on one of your links but in all honesty AbFab is hilarious and had(has?) many fans in the US while it took time for them to get known outside the UK.

JR 
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ruffrecords

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #243 on: April 15, 2018, 03:02:43 PM »
I am still not tempted to click on one of your links but in all honesty AbFab is hilarious and had(has?) many fans in the US while it took time for them to get known outside the UK.

JR

Here in the UK we seem to be quite good at exporting comedy. Ab Fab is possibly the best known. Translates well because I think we all recognise out of control celebrities. The Office did not translate as well so it needed a US cast. I don't know how many others mde it over the pond. Did you get White Dwarf or The Vicar of Dibley?

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« Reply #244 on: April 15, 2018, 03:33:42 PM »
Here in the UK we seem to be quite good at exporting comedy. Ab Fab is possibly the best known. Translates well because I think we all recognise out of control celebrities. The Office did not translate as well so it needed a US cast. I don't know how many others mde it over the pond. Did you get White Dwarf or The Vicar of Dibley?

Cheers

Ian
The classic old time export was steptoe and son(?) that was americanized into Sanford and son and ran forever here.  I thought the UK version of office was better than the american version.  I can't recall White Dwarf or Vicar, but there were a few similar sounding sitcoms with modest success..  of course the best stuff remained intact, like Monty Python, and the Doctor. While the modern Doctor seem almost too americanized... the old campy low cost special effects were part of the show's charm.

JR

PS: Archie Bunker was inspired by "till death do us Part" , "threes company" inspired by  "man about the house/Robins nest".. and many more. It's clear that TV show writers/creators are whores, willing to steal ideas from anybody to make a dollar.  If it wasn't for stealing out of home market show successes, they would be stealing ideas from movies (oops they already do that too... whores).

PPS: I vaguely recall one TV series that was based on the premise of moving a popular UK show to america and tweaking it with other actors etc... I believe that show failed quickly, as it should have.. a little too inside baseball for the lowest common denominator viewers needed to support that mindless drivel.
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ruffrecords

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2018, 06:14:23 PM »
I am pleasantly surprised the Americans took to Monty Python. It was at its peak in the early 70s when I was at university. The junior common room was packed every time it was on. I had always assumed it was a student/intellectual comedy type thing because of that. My wife does not like it much but a few years back I was very surprised to find my brother-in-law is a big fan and he's a salt of the earth blue collar guy. We went together to see a live production of MP's Camelot and we both roared with laughter. A few days later he bought me a pair of coconut halves. Just shows how humour crosses every boundary.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #246 on: April 15, 2018, 07:44:48 PM »
I am pleasantly surprised the Americans took to Monty Python.

We certainly did. And why not, it is hilarious..

"This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be!"

The parrot sketch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218

Many of your shows made it over here.

The Benny Hill Show
Faulty Towers
Are You Being Served
Good Neighbors
Dr Who, both old and new versions
Mr. Bean
And my favorite, Allo Allo.

Gene




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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #247 on: April 16, 2018, 02:42:48 AM »
We certainly did. And why not, it is hilarious..

"This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be!"

The parrot sketch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218

Many of your shows made it over here.

The Benny Hill Show
Faulty Towers
Are You Being Served
Good Neighbors
Dr Who, both old and new versions
Mr. Bean
And my favorite, Allo Allo.

Gene

I did not realise you had imported so many. To my mind, one of the unsung heroes of British script writing is Terry Nation who invented the Dalks amongst other things. If you like the first generation Dr. Who stories you will probably like Terry's later work Blake's 7 of which I am a big fan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDd1zO9F1I&list=PLAPGcD5LGrp6WZOZyH1y3dkxi2eTxXi74

The sets are even dodgier than the early Dr. Who ones.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #248 on: April 16, 2018, 07:50:45 AM »
Good for you Jim Comey. 

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ruffrecords

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #250 on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:08 AM »
https://twitter.com/KiranOpal/status/986061894384586754

LOL.  Doesn't she realise that only in the 'imperialist' west would she be allowed to make such comments.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #251 on: April 17, 2018, 03:02:49 AM »
I think she'd fight against anyone who suggested they could allow or not allow her, and she's got a lot of company.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #252 on: April 17, 2018, 03:40:30 AM »
I think she'd fight against anyone who suggested they could allow or not allow her, and she's got a lot of company.


She would not last long trying that in Syria.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2018, 05:23:39 AM »
Which doesn't matter. The implication you're making is obvious and laughable, that since she has the freedom to say what she likes in the west, then she shouldn't say things that you don't want her to say, like calling it imperialist. Get up man, walk around. Come up with something better than "She should shut up, she owes us something." She doesn't.

She was born with the freedom to say what she thinks. You had nothing to do with it, and neither did I.

LOL.
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gyraf

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2018, 09:05:46 AM »
Guys, guys - please remember: No personal attacks, in any form...
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

madswitcher

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #255 on: April 17, 2018, 11:24:38 AM »
I did not realise you had imported so many. To my mind, one of the unsung heroes of British script writing is Terry Nation who invented the Dalks amongst other things. If you like the first generation Dr. Who stories you will probably like Terry's later work Blake's 7 of which I am a big fan:

Ian

That sparks a memory.  I spent three very interesting days at BBC television centre in London doing some consultancy work for Rupert Neve.  They had a console in the BBC Cypher Suite where, for some unknown reason, all the faders would suddenly jump to top.  I was called in to try and see what was happening and see if I could find the cause.  The sound engineers there were doing the sound effects for Blakes 7 where they added all the door bleeps. engines starting, pops and whistles etc.  They had a machine like a Melotron with the sound effects on rapid-rewind tape loops - fascinating to watch it working.

Anyway, I got talking to the sound engineer and asked about how the BBC paid engineers.  He walked over to the console and unscrewed the talk-back mic capsule and continued the conversation.  He told me that all microphones in that building could not be 'confidently' be switched off as they all went through a central patching hub, including radio mics - he had a story where a well known sport presenter (Frank Bough) went to the toilet during a programme break. He was sitting there doing his No.2s when a voice came over his headset - "We know what you're doing ".   :)

Happy memories - the BBC was a barrel of laughs.

Cheers

Mike

ruffrecords

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #256 on: April 17, 2018, 03:17:49 PM »
Which doesn't matter. The implication you're making is obvious and laughable, that since she has the freedom to say what she likes in the west, then she shouldn't say things that you don't want her to say, like calling it imperialist. Get up man, walk around. Come up with something better than "She should shut up, she owes us something." She doesn't.

Please refrain from putting words in my mouth. Those are your implications not mine.

I said absolutely nothing about what I 'want' her to say. What I was trying to point out is her naivety.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #257 on: April 17, 2018, 05:28:35 PM »
Yeah, I showed her (lack of) naivete here.

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KiranOpal:

I'm not even saying you guys have bad intentions. I'm saying you are not listening to ppl who live in Syria. Their choices are not a wonderful Western imagined Marxist Utopia versus Assad. Their choices are f**king rapists, beheaders & takfiris vs Assad.

 She's well aware of the realities of the situation. Your response was to ignore that and repeat - "She would not last long trying that in Syria."

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ruffrecords

Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #258 on: April 17, 2018, 05:44:38 PM »
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 She's well aware of the realities of the situation. Your response was to ignore that and repeat - "She would not last long trying that in Syria."
[/quote]

That is the point. She is not aware of the realities in Syria any more than you or I are and we would be naive if we thought we did.

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Re: Trump Trump Trump
« Reply #259 on: April 17, 2018, 11:20:35 PM »
I thought your point was that she's naive, and what she says should be dismissed. Isn't that what you're suggesting?
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