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joachimt wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm
outdoorcats wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:04 pm
joachimt wrote: January 9th, 2021, 8:31 pm How on earth is it possible that Young Ones got only four votes?! :satstunned: :'(
And then it's followed by several things I never heard of. And a news show? Didn't expect something like that to pop up.
Never heard of The Young Ones. :ermm: So...it's good?
Young Ones is one of the most famous classic comedy shows from the UK not containing Rowan Atkinson or one of the Monty Python guys. Surprised you don't know it. I think it's hilarious.
I did not vote, but FWIW I have never heard of The Young Ones either.
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zuma wrote: January 14th, 2021, 1:24 am
joachimt wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm
outdoorcats wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:04 pm

Never heard of The Young Ones. :ermm: So...it's good?
Young Ones is one of the most famous classic comedy shows from the UK not containing Rowan Atkinson or one of the Monty Python guys. Surprised you don't know it. I think it's hilarious.
I did not vote, but FWIW I have never heard of The Young Ones either.
Never heard of The Young Ones either.
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I have, so it's probably a series that travelled well within Europe but not so much to other continents. Didn't like it very much (but the same goes for most older British comedy, surprise surprise!)
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Onderhond wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:51 pm I have, so it's probably a series that travelled well within Europe but not so much to other continents. Didn't like it very much (but the same goes for most older British comedy, surprise surprise!)
Yeah, I think that’s the case. American here and I hadn’t heard of The Young Ones until seeing it mentioned a while ago elsewhere on the forum, then seeing it pop up here. Certain British shows seem to gain traction in the US to some degree, I don’t think this was one of them AFAIK. It sounds somewhat interesting to me though, wouldn’t mind checking it out at some point.
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Yeah, if it's only 12 episodes, I'm interested in checking it out.

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GruesomeTwosome wrote: January 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Onderhond wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:51 pm I have, so it's probably a series that travelled well within Europe but not so much to other continents. Didn't like it very much (but the same goes for most older British comedy, surprise surprise!)
Yeah, I think that’s the case. American here and I hadn’t heard of The Young Ones until seeing it mentioned a while ago elsewhere on the forum, then seeing it pop up here. Certain British shows seem to gain traction in the US to some degree, I don’t think this was one of them AFAIK. It sounds somewhat interesting to me though, wouldn’t mind checking it out at some point.
Probably also an age thing. The show had some popularity in the 1980s-90s in the USA - according to Wiki it was first on MTV, later on PBS. And it was available on VHS which I think is how I saw it back in that time period - pretty sure I watched most or all of it around 1992-4, somewhere in there. Given that there was very little TV, relatively speaking, available on video before the DVD era, fewer cable channels, and that British comedy always had a certain level of popularity in the USA, it's not surprising that that show had a little more impact when it was relatively new; nowadays there is just so much stuff available that I guess it's gotten lost in the shuffle, at least here in America.
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OldAle1 wrote: January 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote: January 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Onderhond wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:51 pm I have, so it's probably a series that travelled well within Europe but not so much to other continents. Didn't like it very much (but the same goes for most older British comedy, surprise surprise!)
Yeah, I think that’s the case. American here and I hadn’t heard of The Young Ones until seeing it mentioned a while ago elsewhere on the forum, then seeing it pop up here. Certain British shows seem to gain traction in the US to some degree, I don’t think this was one of them AFAIK. It sounds somewhat interesting to me though, wouldn’t mind checking it out at some point.
Probably also an age thing. The show had some popularity in the 1980s-90s in the USA - according to Wiki it was first on MTV, later on PBS. And it was available on VHS which I think is how I saw it back in that time period - pretty sure I watched most or all of it around 1992-4, somewhere in there. Given that there was very little TV, relatively speaking, available on video before the DVD era, fewer cable channels, and that British comedy always had a certain level of popularity in the USA, it's not surprising that that show had a little more impact when it was relatively new; nowadays there is just so much stuff available that I guess it's gotten lost in the shuffle, at least here in America.
Ah, makes sense, thanks for the perspective! Yeah I'm a bit too young to have noticed it/seen it when it aired in the US during those years.
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I know the Young Ones best from the Cliff Richards clip for Living Doll. :blush:
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OldAle1 wrote: January 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote: January 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Onderhond wrote: January 14th, 2021, 2:51 pm I have, so it's probably a series that travelled well within Europe but not so much to other continents. Didn't like it very much (but the same goes for most older British comedy, surprise surprise!)
Yeah, I think that’s the case. American here and I hadn’t heard of The Young Ones until seeing it mentioned a while ago elsewhere on the forum, then seeing it pop up here. Certain British shows seem to gain traction in the US to some degree, I don’t think this was one of them AFAIK. It sounds somewhat interesting to me though, wouldn’t mind checking it out at some point.
Probably also an age thing. The show had some popularity in the 1980s-90s in the USA - according to Wiki it was first on MTV, later on PBS. And it was available on VHS which I think is how I saw it back in that time period - pretty sure I watched most or all of it around 1992-4, somewhere in there. Given that there was very little TV, relatively speaking, available on video before the DVD era, fewer cable channels, and that British comedy always had a certain level of popularity in the USA, it's not surprising that that show had a little more impact when it was relatively new; nowadays there is just so much stuff available that I guess it's gotten lost in the shuffle, at least here in America.
Definitely not an age thing in my case as I am old enough for the time period you mentioned.

Maybe it was a Canada vs US thing. Much music sometimes had similar programming to MTV, but probably only 25% overlap.

Or it was just one of those blind spots that never registered.
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zuma wrote: January 14th, 2021, 7:17 pm
OldAle1 wrote: January 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote: January 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Yeah, I think that’s the case. American here and I hadn’t heard of The Young Ones until seeing it mentioned a while ago elsewhere on the forum, then seeing it pop up here. Certain British shows seem to gain traction in the US to some degree, I don’t think this was one of them AFAIK. It sounds somewhat interesting to me though, wouldn’t mind checking it out at some point.
Probably also an age thing. The show had some popularity in the 1980s-90s in the USA - according to Wiki it was first on MTV, later on PBS. And it was available on VHS which I think is how I saw it back in that time period - pretty sure I watched most or all of it around 1992-4, somewhere in there. Given that there was very little TV, relatively speaking, available on video before the DVD era, fewer cable channels, and that British comedy always had a certain level of popularity in the USA, it's not surprising that that show had a little more impact when it was relatively new; nowadays there is just so much stuff available that I guess it's gotten lost in the shuffle, at least here in America.
Definitely not an age thing in my case as I am old enough for the time period you mentioned.

Maybe it was a Canada vs US thing. Much music sometimes had similar programming to MTV, but probably only 25% overlap.

Or it was just one of those blind spots that never registered.
Well, I don't think it was ever as big a thing as Python or even Fawlty Towers or Blackadder, but I worked at a video store during this period - a video store that had an owner who was rather into British comedy as I remember - and that probably helped me to be more aware of some of these things. And let's face it even in that period there were still enormous numbers of films and tv shows out there that were going to fly below any individual's radar, because even then it wasn't possible to keep up with everything, at least not if you lived in a large city like I did.
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