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Women, know your limits.
posted by jonson (59 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Alright, that was just damn funny.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:30 PM on November 23, 2006


It's about time someone said it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:36 PM on November 23, 2006


Wow, I never knew the reason for my hideous beard growth, but now I'm aware. Over-education! Phew! Glad it wasn't anything serious.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:37 PM on November 23, 2006


From the always good Harry Enfield and Chums Tv show.
posted by McSly at 9:39 PM on November 23, 2006


Quiet, you over-educated harridan. Back into the kitchen with you.
posted by frogan at 9:40 PM on November 23, 2006


For those stateside, he's probably better known to you as Dr Angus from the BK ads.
posted by forallmankind at 9:41 PM on November 23, 2006


Harry enfield has done many funny things.
posted by lalochezia at 9:44 PM on November 23, 2006 [2 favorites]


Beards? I'll have to catch them while they're still in high school, then.
posted by roomwithaview at 9:47 PM on November 23, 2006


Five stars!!! thank you.
posted by infini at 9:47 PM on November 23, 2006


Wow, are you serious? That was from the Dr Angus dude? That was hysterical. Why on earth is he shilling for burger king?
posted by shmegegge at 10:00 PM on November 23, 2006


I liked this one:
posted by theemperorhasnoclotheson at 10:13 PM on November 23, 2006


Women and cars
posted by McSly at 10:28 PM on November 23, 2006


I think this would have played a lot funnier without that godawful laugh track.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:29 PM on November 23, 2006



I particularly like that this post happens to be right before the most powerful women post.
posted by bukharin at 10:33 PM on November 23, 2006


If some girl tried to kick my ass, I'd be like, 'Hey. Why don't you stop ... dressing me like a mailman ... uh, and making me dance for you ... while you go and ... smoke crack in your bedroom ... and have sex with ... some guy ... I don't even know. On my dad's bed.
posted by carsonb at 11:03 PM on November 23, 2006


Metafilter - reviving mid-90s British comedy since er... 1999. And a good thing too. Can we have some Fast Show clips next?
posted by greycap at 11:05 PM on November 23, 2006


Great show. I always loved the Benny Elton sketch.
posted by AndrewStephens at 11:08 PM on November 23, 2006


I'm particularly fond of Mr Cholmondely-Warner's take on Association Football.
posted by greycap at 11:11 PM on November 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


1. Make fake instructional video from a bygone era.

2. Insert mildly politically incorrect premise (ie women aren't as smart or articulate as men.)

3.

4. Profit!

This is lame...
posted by wfrgms at 12:38 AM on November 24, 2006


Greycap, how about Rowley Birkin, 1, 2, 3, and the sad number 4.

Cairo!
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:39 AM on November 24, 2006


Borat does the subjugation-of-women-thing better.
posted by wsg at 12:59 AM on November 24, 2006


wfrgms, you could summarize and similarly diss just about any type and category of humor with four similar points, thus proving nothing about the quality of any given bit of comedy. You don't find it funny, that's OK, but the I'd say the lameness you refer to applies to your post about Enfield's sketch rather than the sketch itself.
posted by lifeless at 1:06 AM on November 24, 2006


It always breaks my heart that Dr. Angus plays second fiddle to the Creepy Burger King.

He's all about finding joy, about finding pleezure. We're all full of sits, man, and that's something I can get behind.
posted by StopMakingSense at 1:14 AM on November 24, 2006


It's funny because it's sexist.
posted by Nelson at 1:20 AM on November 24, 2006


Why on earth is he shilling for burger king?

Because his writers got independently famous.
posted by vbfg at 1:20 AM on November 24, 2006


It's funny because it's sexist.

You've got that right! Now make me a sandwich.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:32 AM on November 24, 2006


This is lame...
posted by wfrgms at 2:38 AM CST on November 24


Sorry to disagree; as the person who posted this, I bow to jonson's mad skillz in finding teh funny.
posted by landis at 1:35 AM on November 24, 2006


Ah Bismarck, you beat me to posting Rowley Birkin, Q.C.

I'll have to sink you.
posted by jouke at 1:52 AM on November 24, 2006


With the end of Blackadder Goes Forth, the fourth Rowley Birkin is one of the few times comedy got me... right there.

And the battleship joke? wfrgms told me you're lame.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 2:05 AM on November 24, 2006


this is lame

Man, "lame" is about as overused a word as you can find. Right up there with "sucks". If only folks would exercise their vocabulary muscles a wee bit more, MeFi would be a more interesting place to dwell...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:33 AM on November 24, 2006


This sucks so much that it became lame, collasped on itself and created a second sucking effect, which in turn became lame because it repeated the first part.
posted by Leather McWhip at 3:08 AM on November 24, 2006


This had me laughing with my male chums all tea break. Unfortunately my women friends didn't understand it.
posted by algreer at 3:21 AM on November 24, 2006


This sucks so much that it became lame, collasped on itself and created a second sucking effect, which in turn became lame because it repeated the first part.

At first I thought that comment was kinda funny, then I sorta got to thinking it was kinda lame, and now I think it just basically sucks. Then it started sucking in reverse, which of course means that it blows. It really blows.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:26 AM on November 24, 2006


Yay!
posted by pracowity at 4:39 AM on November 24, 2006


Greycap, how about Rowley Birkin, 1, 2, 3, and the sad number 4.

God, number 4 is too much to bear. The chap Rowley Birkin, Q.C. is based on, a fishing mate of Paul Whitehouse called, improbably, Andrew Rollo, was on a documentary about the Fast Show a couple of years back - quite alarming to see the real person mumbling away in that exact style. Very posh people are so weird.
posted by jack_mo at 5:17 AM on November 24, 2006


Ack. No more laugh track, please.
posted by rsanheim at 6:59 AM on November 24, 2006


It ain't serious enough to be devoid of a laugh track, in British comedy terms. Only Chris Morris and Steve Coogan get to go without the laugh track.
posted by snoktruix at 7:53 AM on November 24, 2006


I thought the first one was kind of funny, despite my past radical feminist tendencies...but I followed the link to the "women and motorcars" movie, and it was just the same joke, complete with kittens. Is this guy 5? Because five-year-olds like to tell the same joke over and over again, and to them, it's just as funny every time.
posted by not that girl at 8:07 AM on November 24, 2006


The laugh track made it unwatchable after the first minute or two. It seemed to be randomly placed.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:07 AM on November 24, 2006


BritainZone!
posted by Hat Maui at 8:20 AM on November 24, 2006


"Because five-year-olds like to tell the same joke over and over again, and to them, it's just as funny every time."

That's how nearly all British sketch show comedy has worked for the past twenty years.
posted by simonw at 8:37 AM on November 24, 2006


in a similar vein.
posted by delmoi at 8:41 AM on November 24, 2006


I thought it was pretty good.

I thought when they were showing how a woman's brain filled with information, the level of knowledge would reach the lip of the frontal lobe and start spilling out of her mouth.

I have to run now....
posted by rougy at 8:44 AM on November 24, 2006


Laura Bush higher than half the list consisting of heads of states and CEOs of multi-national corporations? Someone explain this to me.
posted by portisfreak at 9:54 AM on November 24, 2006


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Glumbert, know your bandwidth limits.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:01 AM on November 24, 2006


I think you want the thread next door, Portis.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:29 AM on November 24, 2006


seriously, can we please lay off shitting on british comedy? unless it's being done in jest and I'm missing it. But seriously, comedy related threads really shouldn't be an opportunity for people to chime in with how much they hate this or that country's comedy, or this or that comedian, etc...
posted by shmegegge at 10:51 AM on November 24, 2006


THANK you shmeggege.
posted by ORthey at 1:09 PM on November 24, 2006


ugh
posted by ruelle at 2:36 PM on November 24, 2006


"What half baked drivel" : This will be my new catch phrase in meetings.

"Over-education leads to uglyness, premature aging, and beard growth." : True in men as well apparently.

Funny, but I agree with those above; lose the laugh track.
posted by quin at 5:24 PM on November 24, 2006


You have to admit that Enfield's Methods of Self Defence is pretty good.
posted by Sukiari at 6:38 PM on November 24, 2006


Eh? I don't see anyone criticizing british comedy ... just the opposite.
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:59 PM on November 24, 2006


Um, was not the laughing inserted to take the piss, non?
posted by johnnyboy at 6:13 AM on November 25, 2006


Man, "lame" is about as overused a word as you can find. Right up there with "sucks". If only folks would exercise their vocabulary muscles a wee bit more, MeFi would be a more interesting place to dwell...

Your favorite slang term for general disparagement sucks.
posted by JT at 7:59 AM on November 25, 2006


If only folks would exercise their vocabulary muscles a wee bit more

You mean, by using words like "wee"?

I think disparaging slang will always be childish and lowbrow. It just goes with the territory. It's much more satisfying to say something "sucks" than to say it "besmirches the dignity of the human spirit" or whatever.

The video in the post is just ... OK not "lame," but utterly milquetoast. It's making fun of something that doesn't exist.
posted by Tuffy at 12:53 PM on November 25, 2006


doesn't exist anymore. The point of comedy is to find the remarkable and amusing in ourselves, and history is rife with places to do just that. The point of comedy is NOT to make someone feel bad, or to point fingers at people who currently exist. That may, at times, be part of comedy. But it is not the yardstick by which we measure comedy's quality.
posted by shmegegge at 1:46 PM on November 25, 2006


Wow, I never knew the reason for my hideous beard growth, but now I'm aware. Over-education! Phew! Glad it wasn't anything serious.

Keep reading MeFi and I'm sure you'll become as smooth-skinned as a baby's bottom.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:47 PM on November 25, 2006


shmegegge: It never existed
posted by Tuffy at 10:37 AM on November 27, 2006


Tuffy: Yes it did.
posted by shmegegge at 12:26 PM on November 27, 2006


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