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    Is it me or is it my generation...

    That Morecambe & Wise were the funniest double act ever ? Or is it a generational thing? Their best sketches are now 40 or more years old and still make make one cry with laughter.

    I've always regarded myself as open to new comedy but still have not come across anything funnier than the "Andrew Preview" sketch.
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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Bit of both.

    Mainly a generation thing but some specific sketches are/we’re that good they’ll stand the test of time, unfortunately many others don’t and come across as daft and unfunny now.

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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Was watching a programme about how Christmas has changed during the decades from the 50's through to now. They were on about the 70's how during the evening there was only three channels on the tv to watch. The thing is, you would be spoilt for choice though. You would sit as a family and laugh together at morecambe and wise etc. They were and still are excellent. Watched only fools and horses yesterday exactly the same.
    With so many channels today, most of them are filled with overrated rubbish.
    Would put the two ronnies and les Dawson up there with them.

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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Bit of both.

    Mainly a generation thing but some specific sketches are/we’re that good they’ll stand the test of time, unfortunately many others don’t and come across as daft and unfunny now.
    Agree with you. Some of their stuff was hilarious but a lot was quite puerile. I prefer the two Ronnie's.
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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Morecambe & Wise are pure class, was then and still are now.

    In my opinion no one has every come close, two Ronnie’s were good but not in the same league.
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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Certain acts just stand the test of time, Morcambe and Wise, the two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper etc, some just are forgetable. Hale and Pace? I watched a re-run of Harry Enfiel and friends the other night, which back in the day I thought was the best thing on tv, well apart form the self righteous brothers and Kevin and Perry I found the whole thing completely boring and unfunny

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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy View Post
    Morecambe & Wise are pure class, was then and still are now.

    In my opinion no one has every come close, two Ronnie’s were good but not in the same league.
    Agree but imagine a sketch with two men in bed together now!

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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Whilst I would agree with M&W probably being very funny and a pair of the greats they were not the only ones in their 'time' I always watched Benny Hill and the Two Ronnies. Very good stuff through the times for me has been shows like The Fast Show and Not the Nine O'clock news.

    Not in the same genre but good for me has been a lot of the shows written by Ben Elton such as Red Dwarf and currently Upstart Crow.
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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    They weren’t funny imo.

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    Re: Is it me or is it my generation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kellfire View Post
    They weren’t funny imo.
    Agreed.
    Thank goodness alternative comedy came along early 80s.

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