Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: The Complete Series 1-3 Plus Christmas Specials DVD Boxset £9.89 (free delivery) using code SIGNUP10 @ zoom.co.uk
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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: The Complete Series 1-3 Plus Christmas Specials DVD Boxset £9.89 (free delivery) using code SIGNUP10 @ zoom.co.uk

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Found 13th Oct 2017
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em: The Complete Series 1-3 Plus Christmas Specials DVD Boxset £9.89 (free delivery) using code SIGNUP10 @ zoom.co.uk.

All three series plus the Christmas specials of the 1970s BBC sitcom starring Michael Crawford as the accident-prone Frank Spencer.
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Loved this as a kid
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andywedge14 m ago

Loved this as a kid


Ditto....had forgotten all about the series until I happened to come across it when having a browse and also thought to myself they don't make them like that any more...not sure if that's a good or bad thing...lol...admittedly I think it is also a type of humour that seems to appeal to kids of a certain age
Edited by: "tiggerloveslife" 13th Oct 2017
I don't think this really stands the test of time - humour here looks a bit pathetic & feeble (ooh Betty)

just watch them free on the Tube
tiggerloveslife7 m ago

they don't make them like that any more...not sure if that's a good or bad …they don't make them like that any more...not sure if that's a good or bad thing...lol...


er, good thing - not as if they have any bracing humour in either, such as you get in Steptoe & Son or Rising Damp

just a series of weak dribbles that could also be a sign of onset of senile incontinence
luvsadealdealdeal3 m ago

I don't think this really stands the test of time - humour here looks a …I don't think this really stands the test of time - humour here looks a bit pathetic & feeble (ooh Betty)just watch them free on the Tube



Strongly disagree.
Wasn't even alive when this was on originally and can say it was some of the funniest stuff around as a young kid and now exactly the same.
It does give you a headache if you watch more than a couple of episodes in succession because it is so ridiculous but then that would be the case for anything that goes for that type of humour.
Of no help to anyone, but I got this for a quid last summer in homebase. Still not opened it....
robo9893 m ago

Strongly disagree.Wasn't even alive when this was on originally and can …Strongly disagree.Wasn't even alive when this was on originally and can say it was some of the funniest stuff around as a young kid and now exactly the same.It does give you a headache if you watch more than a couple of episodes in succession because it is so ridiculous but then that would be the case for anything that goes for that type of humour.



well if you had to rank this series against the ones I have mentioned and maybe include 2 more to make 5 - It Ain't Half Hot Mum & Are You Being Served? - where in the 5 do you place this dribbler?
5lugger3 m ago

Of no help to anyone, but I got this for a quid last summer in homebase. …Of no help to anyone, but I got this for a quid last summer in homebase. Still not opened it....

It's funnier that way.
luvsadealdealdeal6 m ago

well if you had to rank this series against the ones I have mentioned and …well if you had to rank this series against the ones I have mentioned and maybe include 2 more to make 5 - It Ain't Half Hot Mum & Are You Being Served? - where in the 5 do you place this dribbler?

Not really something I want to compare.
It's just unique in that it gets away without being forced but is about as silly as anyone can imagine.
robo9894 m ago

Not really something I want to compare.It's just unique in that it gets …Not really something I want to compare.It's just unique in that it gets away without being forced but is about as silly as anyone can imagine.



all right, I'll make it easier

which is worse?

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
The Likely Lads
The Liver Birds
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luvsadealdealdeal27 m ago

well if you had to rank this series against the ones I have mentioned and …well if you had to rank this series against the ones I have mentioned and maybe include 2 more to make 5 - It Ain't Half Hot Mum & Are You Being Served? - where in the 5 do you place this dribbler?


I think the point is that humour is a very personal thing and what one person finds hilarious another doesn't...for example I love It Ain't Half Hot Mum, in fact it is one of my all time favourite comedies but that may be partly due to the "nostalgia" influence and memories of watching it with my Grandad when I was little. Nevertheless I still find it funny to this day but on the other hand although it is a classic I cant stand Steptoe and Son so wouldn't rate it at all in my top 5 comedies but I would rate something like In Sickness and In Health instead. Hence as I say humour is a very personal thing

As I said in another comment though Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em tends to appeal to kids of a certain age who find it absolutely hilarious and at least it is a kind of family friendly comedy compared to many others that are about.
luvsadealdealdeal29 m ago

all right, I'll make it easierwhich is worse?Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmThe …all right, I'll make it easierwhich is worse?Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmThe Likely LadsThe Liver Birds


Some mothers is funnier and much more clever than any of the others you mentioned, not even in the same league for me.

When i originally watched this , it was for the childish humour, but having rewatched this recently they're very layered and much cleverer than they're credited for.

As above, comedy is very subjective. I cannot stand are you being served, it evolves mostly around 1 or 2 jokes, i'm sure others love it. As for Liver birds..................meeeeeeeeh, awful
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 13th Oct 2017
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andywedge1 h, 24 m ago

Loved this as a kid


I didn't even think it was that old, Andy
not exactly a laugh a minute
luvsadealdealdeal6 m ago

not exactly a laugh a minute [Video]



Lewis Lewis and Company....wholesale ironmongers and distributors
LOVE IT!!!!!!
Awful programme , but Alf Garnett pure class!
Go away PC fools.
If only this was availble on Betamax I would have jumped at the deal
Such brilliant gentle humour. Doesn’t hurt anybody. Yeah it’s silly but it’s harmless and easy watching. The guy is awesome and when he went from this to playing the phantom of the opera he showed how diverse an entertainer he is. Outstanding guy in interview too.

I adore this series
tony2111664 h, 8 m ago

Awful programme , but Alf Garnett pure class!Go away PC fools.


Who mentioned Alf Garnett negatively in this thread??? Straw man argument much? imbecile
I like Alf Garnett, but at least this doesn't require casual racism to provide laughs.
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 14th Oct 2017
luvsadealdealdeal15 h, 35 m ago

I don't think this really stands the test of time - humour here looks a …I don't think this really stands the test of time - humour here looks a bit pathetic & feeble (ooh Betty)just watch them free on the Tube


You mentioned that you weren't a fan of Only Fools and Horses too on another thread...
Do you even own a TV? Or are you one of these people who reckon Mrs Brown's Boys is gold?
Frenchmeister1 h, 12 m ago

You mentioned that you weren't a fan of Only Fools and Horses too on …You mentioned that you weren't a fan of Only Fools and Horses too on another thread... Do you even own a TV? Or are you one of these people who reckon Mrs Brown's Boys is gold?



nope, all those have passed me by, along with Coronation St - I think they are dumbed-down progs for dumbed-down people
32251708-pdwwC.jpgBrings it all back.
luvsadealdealdeal1 h, 43 m ago

nope, all those have passed me by, along with Coronation St - I think they …nope, all those have passed me by, along with Coronation St - I think they are dumbed-down progs for dumbed-down people


Hmmm ! It would be interesting to know what comedy programmes you do like then. I somehow doubt there are many but perhaps 'Keeping Up Appearances' might be one ? Unfortunately, your statement just makes you sound like someone who believes their taste in programmes is superior to that of other people ie. a TV snob.
Robbo1113 m ago

Hmmm ! It would be interesting to know what comedy programmes you do like …Hmmm ! It would be interesting to know what comedy programmes you do like then (I somehow doubt there are many) because at the moment your statement just makes you sound like someone who believes their taste in programmes is superior to that of other people ie. a TV snob.



HIGNFY
Paul Merton
selected stand-up
Josh
fat guy singing in the car with stars
the one with the guys using metal detectors for treasure - Detectorists?
I absolutely loved that recent one where nearly everybody got killed - black humour, Scotland, hunting etc
Robbo111 m ago

Got to laugh at "Fat guy in the car with stars". Not just snobby but un-PC …Got to laugh at "Fat guy in the car with stars". Not just snobby but un-PC as well. You presumably meant 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden.



I don't know his name, he's quite funny
luvsadealdealdeal1 h, 9 m ago

HIGNFYPaul Mertonselected stand-upJoshfat guy singing in the car with …HIGNFYPaul Mertonselected stand-upJoshfat guy singing in the car with starsthe one with the guys using metal detectors for treasure - Detectorists?I absolutely loved that recent one where nearly everybody got killed - black humour, Scotland, hunting etc


Ahh should have guessed you're a James 'Luckiest Bloke in the World' Corden fan...

Say no more...
luvsadealdealdeal2 h, 0 m ago

HIGNFYPaul Mertonselected stand-upJoshfat guy singing in the car with …HIGNFYPaul Mertonselected stand-upJoshfat guy singing in the car with starsthe one with the guys using metal detectors for treasure - Detectorists?I absolutely loved that recent one where nearly everybody got killed - black humour, Scotland, hunting etc


So Josh isn't dumbed down then?

Also, HIGNFY and Paul Merton is satire, not comedy?

Carpool Karaoke isn't really comedy either

Perhaps the question was too demanding, shall we dumb it down for you?

By the way this supercilious charade you're posing is failing badly.
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 14th Oct 2017
For a seventies sitcom there's absolutely no racism or sexism, or even ladies running around in their knickers. Ah well ;-)

Nah, great funny show.
Hot. Xmas present sorted!
jayjayuk12342 h, 23 m ago

So Josh isn't dumbed down then?Also, HIGNFY and Paul Merton is satire, not …So Josh isn't dumbed down then?Also, HIGNFY and Paul Merton is satire, not comedy?Carpool Karaoke isn't really comedy either Perhaps the question was too demanding, shall we dumb it down for you? By the way this supercilious charade you're posing is failing badly.



just the stuff I find funny!

so over to you - if I got it wrong, what makes you laff?
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luvsadealdealdeal4 h, 38 m ago

I don't know his name, he's quite funny


James Corden

He also does The Late Late Show in the USA and the episode of Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama is a classic
Edited by: "tiggerloveslife" 14th Oct 2017
Dads Army and Allo Alllo stand the test of time as classic comedy greats that are still watchable .

Some Mother do ave them, is a classic comedy great, But it grates to watch them now and they are not funny.

Especially for the PC brigade, I think they should bring out a box set for " love thy neighbor. ".
Edited by: "Proveright" 15th Oct 2017
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Proveright3 h, 26 m ago

Dads Army and Allo Alllo stand the test of time as classic comedy greats …Dads Army and Allo Alllo stand the test of time as classic comedy greats that are still watchable . Some Mother do ave them, is a classic comedy great, But it grates to watch them now and they are not funny. Especially for the PC brigade, I think they should bring out a box set for " love thy neighbor. ".



Ehm they have...first released in 2011 and then re-released in 2016...cheapest around at the moment is at zoom.co.uk for £18.50 using code SIGNUP10:

zoom.co.uk/pro…dvd
jayjayuk123414th Oct

Who mentioned Alf Garnett negatively in this thread??? Straw man argument …Who mentioned Alf Garnett negatively in this thread??? Straw man argument much? imbecile I like Alf Garnett, but at least this doesn't require casual racism to provide laughs.

What planet are you on?
Fool.
One of the comedy legends👏🏼
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