Last of the Summer Wine

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11 years 10 months ago #24082 by ronnie
Just watching this on UKTV. The episode was a rememberance one with old clips of Compo and Nora Batty. Wonderful stuff. We do so enjoy this programme. Watching several episodes back to back on a Saturday morning is wonderful, but don't get much else achieved [:I]

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11 years 10 months ago #341278 by Stu_R
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:) i liked that programe to ... :) it was a great series

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 10 months ago #341280 by Stikkibeek
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Loved that programme too. One thing you can bet on, is that the Poms know how to make good comedy. I like their drama too.

American script writers generally spoil their comedy by putting too much garbage in a simple script, which is full of precocious brats that just aren't funny. Their dramas (with a few exceptions) are also bad. Full of violence, swearing, sex, drugs, murder, prostitution, well every bad human vice really, and it makes a plot that might otherwise have had some merit, so convoluted that it is no longer clever, just tediously boring.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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11 years 10 months ago #341377 by Ghilly
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I loved that programme too, especially with Mrs (someone-or-other) she owned a Triumph Herald, her husband was always messing about in a garage.... she had Nora Batty and some other ladies in the car, along with her daughter.... she was having problems driving and her daughter asked her what gear she had the car in, her reply "I don't know, that's your fathers department" I think it was about then that she drove into a paddock.

Nora Batty was GREAT and Compo with the Ferret down his trousers.

I remember one of them needed a key and the bloke that had it was at a dance, they tried to get in to get the key off the bloke but Compo wasn't wearing a tie so they were refused entry. Compo lifted up his jacket and showed the doorman his tie... which was holding up his trousers and pointed out there were no rules about where the tie was to be worn.

Ooooh and Aunty Wainwright!!!! HA! They were all too scared to go near her shop cos everytime they did they'd come out with something they'd had no intention of ever owning.

Americans lack the subtlety with anything they do. I switched on the TV today and there was an American programme featuring at least one of those blokes off 'Queer eye for the straight guy'. He was recreating an American version of 'Look good naked' or whatever that programme was called with Gok Wan. Gok was great and I suppose the Americans doing their own version of it is a type of flattery but can't they come up with anything original? They made that terrible 'Three's Company' a direct rip off of 'Man about the house', they tried to do 'Absolutely Fabulous' which I don't think ever got off the ground, now they are after 'Outrageous fortune' which just won't be the same, it can't be, they don't have a West Auckland so the whole theme and plot won't gel..... The culture is so different, it can't work.

Gimme, good old British humour any day.

Mind you, on saying that, we can get Central TV here now (new second hand TV) and a couple of weeks ago they had 'A Day at the races' A Marx Brothers movie.... so very very clever and so wonderfully talented... that was followed by 'The three Stooges' we switched channels... I just don't see those idiots as funny, they are stupid and aggressive, not funny at all.

The Marx Brothers.... just great! Harpo is magic on the harp, Chico outstanding on the piano, Groucho, well his one liners are just on the mark and very funny, Zeppo... he always plays the serious straight guy. I think Harpo is my favourite, he is just so clever and does it all without words.

I'm not dissing all American stuff but I really do think they have run out of scenarios and they are becoming more and more ridiculous and predictable.

I have watched the British 'Most Haunted' from time to time and would dearly love to give Yvette Fielding a pair of slippers and put some duct tape over her mouth, LOL. Something supposedly happens, a noise or something and all you can hear is her saying "shhh shhhh shhh did you hear that shhhhh" and her bloody shoes clacking about on the floor. No I can't bloody hear anything cos she's making enough noise to wake the bloody dead with her "shhhhhh shhhhhh oh my god what was that, did you hear it? shhhh shhhhhhh was that you? did you move, did you touch me something did, shhhhhhhhhh" You got to laugh!!!!

I watched a bit of it last night...... a bit silly really, I was sitting in the office a couple of hours later and we had a power cut...... totally black.... found my lighter and scraping my wits together managed to make it out to the lounge and find a torch..... all this with memories of what I'd seen on the telly thrusting their way into my head and me thrusting them back and trying to keep a lid on any panic that was ebbing and flowing in my subconscious. I managed just fine, I couldn't race about anyway, Bria was freaking out over the sound the alarm makes when the power goes off so I had to keep calm for her sake. well that's my excuse.

Yakut

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11 years 10 months ago #341381 by Stikkibeek
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Anybody been watching "This is not my life"? It has shades of Patrick Mcgoohan and "The Prisoner" about it.

It is shaping up to be a good story. I hope the script writers (Same as Outrageous Fortune) don't spoil it.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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11 years 10 months ago #341416 by FencerMan
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Stikkibeek;329715 wrote: Anybody been watching "This is not my life"? It has shades of Patrick Mcgoohan and "The Prisoner" about it.

It is shaping up to be a good story. I hope the script writers (Same as Outrageous Fortune) don't spoil it.

I have been... The first episode I was a bit "meh" about, second episode I though "ok...maaaybe..." and after the third episode im hanging out for the 4th lol. I want to know what the hell is going on...lol

Do something.

Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.

'Ted Turner'

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11 years 10 months ago #341880 by poaka
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My all time favourite.. A few years ago when I went to visit my family I spent a lovely cuppla days in Summer Wine Country around Holmfirth. I stayed in the pub and had Yorky Pud and Roast beef and ate at Sids Cafe(got the tee shirt) and wandered up to Norah's house. The sun shone for two days , it was one of the longest summers in Yorkshire ;-)

Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy. [:)]

3 Beef Roasts and Mince
40 Chicken Roasts and Omelettes
25 Pigeon Pies left after Falcon dined out,. 5 pheasants
plus 3 pig dogs

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