A Christmas Story with Ozzy Osbourne

Before we leave the holidays behind for 2009, this was too good to pass up. Narrated by our very own Geoffrey Palmer, the BBC’s Grumpy Guide to Christmas was broadcast on BBC Two this past week. How can you go wrong with a show that’s billed as “middle-aged celebrities bring tales of festive humbug”. Got […]

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Thank goodness Owen's cows can't talk

Owen longs to hear a human voice on Christmas Day and end his 38 year rejection string so even Geraldine can’t turn down Christmas lunch #4. Owen’s Christmas tripe may end her attendance at Christmas lunches forever. Later, all is forgotten when Tristan Campbell pops the question….is it time for Mel to go? In our […]

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A Dibley Christmas, pt 2 & Reg Dwight finally arrives

The ultimate holiday celebration continues as Geraldine puts the finishing touches on the Christmas sermon with Alice, and then Owen, as her sounding board. Unfortunately, it’s downhill from there as the Vicar now has plans for Christmas lunch #3 with Alice. Well, as you would expect, the Christmas sermon comes off like clockwork. And, how […]

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The holidays – Hyacinth style

Fortunately, the Chinese take-away, the Green Lotus, is closed for the day, so the Family Boxing Day candlelight supper can be enjoyed by all in attendance. But, what would the holidays be without Hyacinth? Who amongst us can beat Hyacinth’s record of 112 Christmas cards? Popularity does have its penalties, however, as Richard has run […]

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Christmas with Thermoman

Next up in our holiday celebration, Britcom style — My Hero, where the concept of Christmas and Santa seem to confuse George Sunday, better known as Thermoman. It’s understandable, if you’re from Ultron, have two hearts, own a health food store and possess superpowers. Completely understandable, given the fact that Mrs. Raven and the Dawkins’ […]

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Christmas with the Goods

Is it just me or is Good Neighbors (The Good Life in the U.K.) more relevant today than it was 30+ years ago. For most PBS stations across the country, this was the first (if not the second) Britcom ever aired after Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith […]

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Christmas at Gasforth Police Station

Next up in our holiday celebration, Britcom style, it’s Christmas Eve at Gasforth Police Station where ‘yuletide spirit’ overflows. Constable Goody (James Dreyfuss) is beside himself when Inspector Fowler (Rowan Atkinson) gives him the news of a Christmas tree to be set up in the reception area.

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A pre-Phantom British Christmas

The next installment in our countdown to the most classic British comedy Christmas celebration leads us into the 1970’s vault. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em If you’ve ever wondered how one prepares for over 1300 performances as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, look no further than a 70’s British comedy, Some Mothers Do […]

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Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

From the British comedy vault Prior to the brilliance of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson spent three years collaborating with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones on Not the Nine O’Clock News, a sketch comedy show that premiered in the late ’70s. It was originally conceived as an “alternative” and aired at the same […]

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Happy 79th, Ronnie Corbett

Whether you’ve been enjoying British comedy for a number of years or have just discovered in recent years, Ronnie Corbett is a name that you need to be familiar with. Unfortunately, while Ronnie Barker (Open All Hours and Porridge) is no longer with us, Ronnie Corbett happily turns 79 on December 4. Ronnie Corbett first met […]

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