Sunday, October 30, 2005

Quotable Brits

For those of you tired of quoting the same Monty Python lines over and over again in not so polite company - might I suggest checking out The Young Ones, a British comedy program that run during the 80s (although technically it was a variety program because they had a musical guest every week, which was a very clever way of getting a higher budget for thier show because situation comedys didn't get as much money from the BBC as variety shows did). The Young Ones was about four college students living in a flat in North London having wacky misadventures of the Monty Python school of inane comedy variety. A bit for visceral than Python, the show captured an interesting slice of the 80's without being so dated it isn't funny anymore. Actually, other than perhaps being mildly confused if you don't know that Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister in the 80s, most of the jokes travel well, both across the Atlantic and through that ever flowing river of time.

Here's a random sampling of funny lines for you to laugh at:

Rick: "Tomorrow everyone in England will be free, and there will be no more social prejudice or hatred. GET UP NEIL, I HATE YOU !!!!!!!"

Rick: "God, I'm bored. Might as well be listening to Genesis"

Rick: "There's no one in here, Mr. Balowski! We're all holograms !"

Vyv: "This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence."

Mike: Neil, aren't you going to introduce me to your new friend?
Right Bleeding Bastard: Bastard's the name. But you can call me Right Bleeding, all my friends do- or well, *did*.
Mike: Why, what happened?
Right Bleeding Bastard: I killed him.

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