• Happy belated 45th, ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    Happy belated 45th, ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    On Saturday, as Planet Earth quietly celebrated the 45th anniversary of Fawlty Towers, series co-creator/co-writer John Cleese posed a question on Twitter to which the ability to come up with an answer is next to impossible, if not impossible. Easily the funniest comedy of all-time, the 12 episodes (yes, there were only 12) are wall-to-wall […]

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  • Friday Funny — ‘Yes Minister’ on the proper function of Government

    Friday Funny — ‘Yes Minister’ on the proper function of Government

    For today’s Friday Funny, we step into Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine and set the dial for 1980. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since co-creators, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn wrote the unbelievably brilliant British comedy, Yes Minister, and that it is more relevant today than when it first originated. Long praised […]

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  • John Cleese is Santa in ‘Father Christmas is Back’

    John Cleese is Santa in ‘Father Christmas is Back’

    Sadly, we’ll have to wait until Christmas for this one as, personally, in the words of the song made famous in the Jerry Herman Broadway musical, Auntie Name, “We Need a Little Christmas” right now at this point in 2020. John Cleese (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Hold the Sunset) leads an all-star cast in taking on the role of Santa in new festive comedy film Father Christmas Is Back.

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  • Friday Funny — ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ deduces why Sherlock is so popular

    Friday Funny — ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ deduces why Sherlock is so popular

    Goodness Gracious Me, the British sitcom with a central theme focusing on British Asian culture, ran for 3 series and 23 episodes from 1998-2001. Starring the foursome of Sanjeev Bhaskar (Kumars at No. 42, The Indian Doctor, Unforgotten), Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal (Kumars at No. 42) and Nina Wadia (Eastenders, Still Open All Hours), Goodness Gracious Me sketches poked fun at […]

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  • Friday Funny — “The Bookshop Sketch” from ‘At Last the 1948 Show’

    Friday Funny — “The Bookshop Sketch” from ‘At Last the 1948 Show’

    For those of you that thought humor was invented in 1969 with the premiere of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, take a look at At Last the 1948 Show sometime. A product of David Frost’s production company, Paradine Productions, and starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Marty Feldman and Aimi MacDonald, the 1967 series brought to light the […]

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  • Meera Syal to reprise Kumars’ ‘Ummi’ for new Radio 4 chat show

    Meera Syal to reprise Kumars’ ‘Ummi’ for new Radio 4 chat show

    I’ve lost count of the reasons that, no matter where you are on Planet Earth, you should tune in to Radio 4 on a regular basis. With a schedule that boasts a wide variety of spoken-word programs including news, drama, comedy, science and history, Radio 4 is set to tap into the talents of Meera Syal, who will reprise her Granny Kumar character, Sushila, from The Kumars at No. 42 for a new chat show.

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  • Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

    Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

    What makes Blackadder Goes Forth an instant classic (ok, besides the writing and the acting) is the fact that not only does it include Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, but it also features the return of the greatness of Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant George, Stephen Fry as General Melchett, Tim McInnerny […]

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  • Friday Funny — DYI with Basil Fawlty and Mr. O’Reilly

    Friday Funny — DYI with Basil Fawlty and Mr. O’Reilly

    With a majority of Planet Earth still in some form of lockdown or, at least, a sheltering-at-home mode, many people are turning to a variety of different DIY projects to stay busy, remain sane or just pass the time in-between the seemingly endless number of Zoom calls that populate the daylight hours. For today’s Friday Funny […]

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  • Friday Funny – Mr Bean heads ‘Back to School’

    Friday Funny – Mr Bean heads ‘Back to School’

    Whether it be virtual or in-classroom instruction, families with school-age children are making plans for the safe return to school over the course of the next few weeks, In honor of ‘back to school week’, today’s Friday Funny from Tellyspotting comes courtesy of Rowan Atkinson’s brilliant Mr. Bean and Back to School Mr. Bean.

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