Trigger Happy TV= Funniest TV show ever?

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  1. Tyrannosaur

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    I've never laughed so hard at a TV show like this. Dom Joly is comedic gold, probably one of the best pranksters I've ever seen. Here's a clip for those who never saw it before:



    I love the Giant Cellphone in public. Frigging hilarious and original.

    Anyone know where I can get the entire series on DVD?
     
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    Probably from Amazon UK. The series aired sometime around 1999 - 2001, I can't remember exactly, I think there were 3 seasons. There is a complete DVD release that came out around 2004 / 2005.
     
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    Wow flasback. And no its not the funniest TV show, it gets old pretty quickly.

    And yes, Amazon UK has the complete boxset on DVD.
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    To answer the question in the title: no. Not even close.
     
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    Dom Joly stopped being funny when...

    *thinks*

    ...well ok, he was never really funny to begin with.
     
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    The original UK version is one of my favorite shows. Being the anti-cellphone and thus contemptable person that I am, the giant cellphone bits are like manna to me. The US version had it's moments but felt a little too watered down and repetitive, but ultimitely suffered from none of the co-players having the same kind of strange magic that Dom Joly does. I still watched and enjoyed it though, and it's always fun to see the bits that were filmed in my city.
     
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    Nope. Unfunny.
     
  8. Tyrannosaur

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    Well in my opinion, it is. I love it. Maybe it's because it's british television and I grew up on that stuff. I'm surprised many americans don't find the English version of The Office funny. I've talked to lots of people and they didn't like it. I love both adaptations.

    And thanks for the link Takara Destron :) 
     
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    I prefer the original Office. Don't much care for the US version. Not that it's bad, I just get bored watching it.

    Not to derail your thread, but have you seen Black Books? It's currently my favorite British comedy. I love the supreme dourness of Bernard (played by Dylan Moran).
     
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    I'll look into it :) 

    I'm really starting to get into British television. I used to watch Trigger Happy some time ago I forget what channel it was on though (Was it broadcasted on BBC America, did they have that channel?) Primeval kick started it, then I started getting into Torchwood, now the all-might Sage-O-G'fruit is teaching me the way of Dr. Who

    What TV show do we discuss here in America? That stupid fucking show "Jersey Shore" I can't believe it's getting another season and everyone is getting paid $10,000 just to act like a bunch of twits.
     
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    I watched Trigger Happy TV when it was shown on Comedy Central back in 2002/2003. Not sure where else it was broadcast.

    By the way, every time you speak or type the words "Jersey Shore", "Situation" and "Snookie", an angel gets it's wings chopped off. The only admiration I have for that show is that it answered my long-standing question of, "What could be worse than American Idol?" I dare not wonder what could be worse than Jersey Shore.
     
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    DON'T BE THAT GUY

    You know, that guy that believes that somehow British TV is superior to American TV and totally more highbrow in every conceivable way. It is not. Go live in the UK for a year and actually watch all of the TV there.
     
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    I hadn't even heard of the show before I saw the thread title. When I saw who posted it, I predicted I wouldn't like it. Uncanny.
     
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    Easy trap to fall into. All we see of American TV is the successful stuff and vice versa. Right now, I think UK crime shows are pretty shit whereas US ones are pretty good, but I'm only seeing the decent stuff (NCIS, CSI). I'm sure there's a load of drivel that doesn't get exported.
     
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    Honestly, that comedy did nothing for me. It had its moments, but that was about it.

    The oversized phone gag was especially lame.
     
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    Well, you Brits had the original version of Cracker, so you've got the edge on us in regards to crime shows. There was more quality in those 25 episodes than the 534 of CSI crap we've had.
     
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    Cracker was fucking outstanding. Minus the Hong Kong episode and the recent one.
     
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    It's okay.
     
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    As a Brit, THTV did absolutely nothing for me. Every episode was exactly the same, very little originality involved with it. Plus, Dom Joly's got one of those faces you just wanna slap.

    And thanks to Wheeljack_Prime for mentioning Cracker... That's how a cop show should be done!
     
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    I remember when Joly was doing the same schtick in shorts for the Paramount Comedy Channel. It was bollocks then, but at least it was shorter.
     

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