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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 4 Oct 2013
This review is from: Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Crackers [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
I don't see the attraction of a man dressed as a woman telling jokes that wouldn't be out of place in the 1970's. I've heard it compared to comedy greats such as 'Only Fools and Horses,' which quite frankly is insulting.
I find it even more insulting that this even appeared on my Amazon recommendations.
If toilet humour is your thing, knock yourself out, but this is one of the worst "comedies" I've ever seen.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2013 13:42:01 BDT
Joe Bloggs says:
How does this comment constitute a review of the DVD? You obviously don't understand the concept of subjectivity. You may not find it funny, but it hasn't won numerous awards, had sell out tours as a stage show in this country and all over the world by not being funny. So what would you say to those people who don't see what is funny about Only Fools and Horses? Believe me, there are plenty who didn't find it funny, though I'm not one of them. Mrs Brown's Boys may not be your kind of humour, but it appeals to others. By saying that comparing it to OFAH is 'insulting' is arrogant, because you're using just one example of humour as a benchmark - i.e. because you find it funny then other humour must fit that criteria to be funny. For you maybe, but not for others. And so what if it harks back to the politically correct humour of the 1970's? You mean the days when people could just laugh at something without worrying about whether it fits into the oh-so-moral thought police idea of how we should think, what we should find funny, etc?? As to 'toilet humour', well bawdiness has always been part of humour throughout the centuries - until po-faced miseries said we shouldn't find it funny, lest we be considered 'unsophisticated'. Good, because I am. I laugh at something that makes me laugh. You remind me of those people who call classical music 'a load of old boring rubbish', which is based on no more than their own taste. They have every right to their opinion but it doesn't make them right (except to themselves), or take away from the music's worth for those who see and enjoy its merits.

Again, look up the word 'subjectivity'. Besides, you have the free choice not to watch it haven't you? So why feel the need to tell the rest of us about your opinion, if not to convince us that yours is the right one? After all, it's not as though you were reviewing the DVD box set. No, just trying to tell us what is and isn't funny - in which case you wasted your time.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2013 13:29:55 BDT
ALL reviews are subjective.

Posted on 7 Oct 2013 17:30:41 BDT
Ms. C. James says:
Sense of humour bypass!!!

Posted on 13 Oct 2013 22:28:27 BDT
Yea grow up

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 19:40:05 BDT
I totally agree with you joe blogs. I am a a big fan of mrs Brown so is the family including my mum of 89yrs. I wish people would keep their nasty comments to their selves. We have little or nothing to laugh about in this world. Havent they heard of live and let live.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2013 06:42:05 GMT
Alex says:
so you watched all these episodes of a show you hate? obviously not so dont make a review then and keep your thoughts to yourself!! idiot

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2013 22:56:57 GMT
My Mum of 68 years hates Mrs Browns Boys, so what's your point?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2013 22:57:51 GMT
I don't share your sense humour so you resort to insults. Way to keep an open mind!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 18:54:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Dec 2013 18:56:00 GMT
Joe Bloggs says:
The point is that you're entitled to have what ever kind of sense of humour you like, but your view of this kind of humour is not a review of the DVD is it! If this was a section to review, for example, a book on a given religion, what would be the point of an atheist taking issue with religion in a section meant to be for a review of the book? Your opinion is more to do with your own taste in humour, and feel the need to tell others that you don't like Mrs Brown's Boys. Well it isn't a review of the DVD so why do you think I and others need to read your dislike of it? You're the one who needs to keep an open mind. After all, your original post started off with the words "I don't see the attraction of a man dressed as a woman telling jokes that wouldn't be out of place in the 1970's" - which is a rather sneering way of saying that you think that your taste in humour is superior to those who enjoy Mrs Brown's Boy's. There isn't any one thing that effects human emotions that anyone will agree on, be it music, films, humour, art, etc, etc. In view of such an obvious truth I think it is you who need to keep an open mind. So you don't like this kind of humour. I don't mind that you don't find it funny, that is a freedom of choice that you're entitled to. What I do object to is your inference that those who do like it are somehow lacking in taste, and that your taste is somehow superior and more 'sophisticated'. You may not say it directly, but reading between the lines of your comment it is what you mean. Way to keep an open mind!!!!

Posted on 18 Dec 2013 19:07:00 GMT
daveymcg says:
Only one thing to say about this review - that's nice!
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