Category Archives: TV sitcom

Police Racism Satirised in 1979

Sergeant:Savage, why do you keep arresting this man? Constable Savage:He’s a villain, sir. Sergeant:…A villain. Constable Savage:And a jailbird, sir. Sergeant:I know he’s a jailbird, Savage, he’s down in the cells now! We’re holding him on a charge of being … Continue reading

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From The Third Rock from the Sun*

“I think we’ve underestimated the life on this planet. The people have so much courage. Here they are hurtling through space on a molten rock at 67,000 miles an hour and the only thing that keeps them from flying out … Continue reading

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Blackadder: The First World War

Edmund:* We’ve been sitting here since Christmas 1914, during which time millions of men have died, and we’ve advanced no further than an asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping. *Edmund Blackadder the recurring character in this series

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Porridge sitcom: scene between Fletcher, prisoner and Mr Barrowclough, warder

Fletcher: You’re lookin’ a bit down in the mouth, Mr Barrowclough, anything the matter? Mr Barrowclough: Oh, nothing much. The usual. Domestic crisis. Fletcher: Oh dear. Mrs Barrowclough left you, has she? Mr Barrowclough: Unhappily, no. Fletcher – Ronnie Barker, … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson meets Monty Python

Just when everyone thought satire was dead the UK’s morbidly obese Prime Minster decided to lead an anti-obesity campaign. It had taken a near-death Covid-19 experience to convince him that being morbidly obese was unhealthy. A quick learner with an … Continue reading

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Blackadder: series one- the medieval period

King: Chiswick, remind me to send flowers to the king of France in sympathy for the death of his son. Chiswick: The one you had murdered, my lord? King: Yes, that’s the fellow. Chris

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A publicity seeking judge in Hancock’s Half Hour

Lord Chief Justice Fleming: Well now, you wish to build a road through Mr Hancock’s garden? Sid James: That’s it. Lord Chief Justice Fleming: And he won’t let you because he’s got a marrow growing there. Sid James: That’s right. … Continue reading

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The epithet for 2010-15 Coalition Government

Liberal Democrat MP: I should like to point out on behalf of the Liberal Democrats that although we are very nice people we have absolutely no idea how to run a country. A quote from New Statesman, a TV show … Continue reading

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The ideal prison officer

Fletcher [prisoner]: I had a friend once- haven’t told you this before, have I? He was a light-heavy. Good strong boy. Won a few fights. Suddenly thought he was the bees knees. Fast cars, easy women. Classic story of too … Continue reading

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A scene from The Peep Show [a British TV show of two dysfunctional men with wildly different lifestyles]

A new boiler. Surely the least enjoyable way to spend a thousand pounds. At least throwing the money out of the window you’d see the scrabbling mass, the hate-filled faces. I have spent a cool grand on acquiring the resumption … Continue reading

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