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Initial post: 17 Oct 2011 16:57:51 BDT
20 signs you've watched too many British sitcoms growing up!

1) You don't mention the war; you mentioned it once but think you've got away with it.
2) "Don't tell him your name, Pike" is the funniest punch line ever written ... Ever!
3) This time next year, you'll be a millionaire.
4) You say "I'm free" whenever anyone asks if you are available.
5) Sod the Playstation three; you've always wanted a Metal Mickey.
6) In your mind's eye, you know exactly what the house at Railway Cuttings in East Cheam looks like.
7) You don't need subtitles when watching "Rab C. Nesbitt".
8) Your cunning plans are better than Baldrick's
9) You've always thought that you are more like Terry Collier than Bob Ferris.
10) You wonder what Tristram Fourmile is doing now.
11) Your crush on Sally Abbott was only broken by Miss Brahms
12) You was never confused, mind you, It's been a year.
13) You have the highest post count on the http://www.classicsitcoms.co.uk forums.
14) You maintain that Foggy was the definitive third man.
15) At one point, all of your t-shirts had the slogan "Smoke me a kipper .."
16) The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies is kept under your bed.
17) You wanted Terry Scott and June Whitfield to adopt you.
18) Your political activism is confined to applying to join the Tooting Popular Front.
19) Your school memories are confused with Fenn Street school.
20) You stay awake at night wondering why Stan from On The Buses still lives with his mother.

Posted on 18 Oct 2011 12:00:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2011 22:06:51 BDT
gille liath says:
Going out you say 'Ready Eddie?' (answer: 'Ready ready!')

If asked if you know someone: 'Know him? he borrows our Fairy Liquid'.

Told that something's not as it should be: 'How would you like it? Amphibious landing craft-shaped?'

Christmas dinner: 'As Churchill said on the eve of Gallipoli: "Let's get stuck into Turkey!"'

You always expect the Spanish Inquisition.

You have a cunning plan.

Need an excuse? You were struck by lightning...'et cetera'

(Yes, I really am that much fun to live with...)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2011 12:05:33 BDT
Brass Neck says:
If you watched too many Brit sit-coms then you probably DIDN'T grow up!

Posted on 18 Oct 2011 14:57:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2011 14:57:37 BDT
Mr S Hubbard says:
I like comedies such as The Thick of It, Phoenix Kinghts, Peep Show and Max and Paddy.
However, while all of the above are very funny they don't have the heart of past programmes like Only Fools And Horses, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers or The Fresh Price of Bel Air.
The same goes for sketch comedies:
Monty Pythons Flying Circus, The Benny Hill Show, Spike Milligan's Q: Good.
Harry Enfield: Okay.
The Fast Show, Little Britain: Crap!

Posted on 21 Oct 2011 15:52:16 BDT
Fail to see the point of simply listing a bunch of comedy catchphrases.

I didn't get where I am today by simply listing comedy catchphrases!

Posted on 21 Oct 2011 16:26:18 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
you call younger fellas "you stupid boy"
you tell your boss all his ideas are "great" and "super"
you can't pass a cheese shop without going in to see what they've got
you always expect the spanish inquisition
you stand at the corner of plate glass windows lifting your arm and leg in the air (remember that !!!)
when you stay at a hotel you look out the window for herds of grazing wildebeeste
when you stay at a travel lodge you bring your own plate

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2011 22:04:33 BDT
gille liath says:
You don't read previous posts in the discussion... ;) (Spanish inquisition)

That's a twelve-inch plate, I presume?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2011 22:05:58 BDT
gille liath says:
Grow up? I'm "just comin' up to the big one-oh".

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 23:03:49 BDT
Obelix says:
7) You don't need subtitles when watching "Rab C. Nesbitt".

The people that need subtitles to follow Rab's patter usually think Monarch of the Glen is too Scottish by half, too.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 13:41:48 GMT
sistermoon says:
You always think of the U-boat captain in Dad's Army saying 'Your name will go on the list...' whenever your boss is making a list out.

You say 'Arsenal!' whenever someone coughs in the pictures/theatre in tribute to Morecambe & Wise's 'memory man' sketch (years before the coughing major on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire')!

You anticipate 'FIGHT!' whenever someone says 'There's only one way to find out' on a straight drama (I know Harry Hill's TV Burp wasn't a sitcom...).

Posted on 3 Dec 2011 13:43:11 GMT
http://www.classicsitcoms.co.uk

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 11:47:54 GMT
Cariad says:
Hi Huck Flynn,

If someone asks you the time, you say I must get a little hand put on this watch
you call someone a big girl's blouse
who dares wins, mange-tout Rodney
ooh you are awful but I like you
I hate you Butler
Just the one Mrs Wembley
They don't like it up 'em Mr Mainwaring
The bells the bells

My headmaster at junior school looked like Harry Worth :)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 10:52:45 GMT
R. Irvine says:
I used to watch Auf Wiedersehen Pet all the time when I was growing up. I'm from Yorkshire but I now can't help talking slightly geordie....ending my sentences with the word 'man'.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 13:39:26 GMT
Ouch! Better than watching US ones!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 14:45:12 GMT
RedAlFire says:
R.I. Alf Freda Sane Pet was a massive fave of mine. I'd mimic all the accents...Bomber's west country burr...Barry's West Brum whine...Wayne's Cockney(ish) chirrup...Moxy's slightly sinister Scouse...Nev's soft Geordie...Den's 'foreman' Geordie...and Oz's 'street' Geordie! Great stuff!

And it gave me a new angle after ages of going 'Ehhhhhhhhhh' every Saturday at the pub after watching Happy Days!!! ;-)

Exaggerated maybe...but you get the drift!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2011 13:32:39 GMT
LEP says:
If you ever go for a blood test, you say "That's a whole armful".

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 14:06:48 GMT
dregj says:
one thing i detested more than on the buses
is the insistance of reg varney to talk and eat at the same time in his scummy cockney accent

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2011 14:31:34 GMT
sistermoon says:
I know I feel as though I want to sing 'Coughs and sneezes spread diseases' to the tune of Deutscheland Uber Alles whenever I see the poster in a public toilet!

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 14:33:59 GMT
nephran says:
When youses break out thems popcorn whilst watching thems MY FAMILY..

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011 13:13:38 GMT
Carradale says:
Absolutely!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2011 14:41:29 GMT
sistermoon says:
You can't see 'Erse' as an answer to a crossword clue without thinking of Mark Williams' country bumpkin from The Fast Show going 'ARSE'!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2012 10:49:16 GMT
sistermoon says:
Whenever the producer David Briggs is mentioned in any Neil Young article, I automatically think of Robert Powell's character of that name in 'The Detectives' who said he was 'a glass half full man'!

Posted on 4 Jan 2012 16:08:37 GMT
Balok says:
When you have trouble telling Elizabeth Bennett from Penelope Keith.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2012 22:00:51 GMT
G says:
Brilliant,I have to wonder.

Posted on 10 Jan 2012 20:07:03 GMT
telly addict says:
When you start calling your friends 'sweetie, darling, sweetie darling' (Ab Fab)
When you start humming along to the 'One Show' One, One, One) (Royle Family)
When you start saying 'oo-er missus' and 'titter ye not' (I do this regularly) (Up Pompeii)
When asked if you want a drink you reply 'I'll have half' (Love Thy Neighbour)

My dad looked like Harry Worth and even used to do the window thing (honestly), he always wore a trilby too. His nickname in work was Harry (even thought his name was John)
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