Episode 40: Brit Coms

Rachel and Leeman talk about all things British and Comedic!

Topics Discussed and/or Spoiled Baptisms! Was It Something I Said? Happy Hour with the Zappa Brothers, the Discworld movies, Dylan Moran’s stand up, Black Books, Spaced, Simon Pegg Should Be Friends With All of Us, Are You Being Served? Keeping Up Appearances, Thin Blue Line, Blackadder, Mr Bean, Keeping Mum, Downton Abbey, Rowan Atkinson’s stand up, Absolutely Fabulous, Pride and Prejudice, Jennifer Ehle WAS going to be in Game of Thrones! Monty Python, Mystery! Coupling, The Office, Extras, Life’s Too Short, Bill Bailey’s stand up, IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Big Bang Theory sans laugh track, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Peep Show, Blackadder (Peter Cook played Richard III – Theatre Major fail -leeman) , Dueling Sleepy Hollows, Young Ones, Jesus Christ Superstar, Father Ted, Vicar of Dibley, Rev, John Oliver, and Star Wars Liturgy for May the Fourth Sunday

Our Outro is Debs & Errol’s Pachebel Song


PS. We are SO sorry for having a brain fart and completely forgetting Fawlty Towers which is actually the most important Brit Com of all time.

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9 Responses to Episode 40: Brit Coms

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m no expert, but didn’t folks actually used to believe that baptizing a baby would protect it from being spirited away by the Little People, aka the fairies?

  2. Sarah says:

    Also, the guy who played Mr. Collins in the 2005 “Pride and Prejudice” was Tom Hollander.

  3. Mark Adams says:

    That has to be the most surreal episode, sitting in my nice Britishness and hearing how someone else sees the culture i grew up in. Totally agree with ‘Thin Blue Line’ and surprised at the way ‘the young ones’ was described. Great podcast. Next do British food like Jaffa Cakes and flavored crisps.

  4. C. Mullican says:

    Have y’all not seen Red Dwarf? Because if we’re talking geekiness and Britcoms, that’s the center of that Venn diagram…

    Also, we totally have the panel-show genre in the US: it’s on NPR. “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” is probably closest; “Ask Me Another” is another.

    • Leeman says:

      I tried showing Rachel Red Dwarf because it seemed to be absolutely perfect for her but it didn’t quite take. We may need to try again. And oh, NPR, how you are so delightfully twee. In Canada, we have the CBC which is close but doesn’t quite capture the warm turtleneckedness of NPR.

      • C. Mullican says:

        When I was a teenager staying up late watching BritComs on PBS in the basement, Red Dwarf was usually the last or next to last show; it’s possible a bit of sleep deprivation helps one appreciate it.

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