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Mrs Brown's Boys is the best sitcom of the 21st century

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GirlOverboard Mon 29-Aug-16 11:18:33

According to Radio Times readers:

1. Mrs Brown's Boys
2. The Office
3. Peter Kay's Car Share
4. Count Arthur Strong
5. The IT Crowd
6. The Thick Of It
7. Gavin & Stacey
8. Miranda
9. Raised By Wolves
10. Outnumbered
11. Peep Show
12. Black Books
13. Green Wing
14. The Inbetweeners
15. Bad Education
16. Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
17. Yonderland
18. Twenty Twelve/W1A
19. Benidorm
20. Detectorists

What would people on here have voted for?

chemenger Mon 29-Aug-16 11:22:11

1. The Thick of It
2. W1A
3. Friday Night Dinner
4. Outnumbered
495. Election Special
496. Mrs Brown's Boys

TheCrowFromBelow Mon 29-Aug-16 11:24:47

What no Only Fools on that list?

From that selection I'd vote for 5, 6, 7, 10 got abit samey, 13 and 18
I also loved episodes.

I hate Mrs Brown's Boys but then a couple of years ago (maybe more than a couple) it was My Family topping the list which was also a bit shit.

spankhurst Mon 29-Aug-16 11:24:48

Mrs Brown's Boys is so very, very awful.

I actually concur with much of the list. But Mrs Brown's Boys..sad

Soubriquet Mon 29-Aug-16 11:26:02

I have only seen Mrs Browns and I actually enjoy it.

FeckinCrutches Mon 29-Aug-16 11:26:52

Dear lord, it's an absolute heap of shit, really really awful. My sister loves it, I cannot fathom why, she's an intelligent grown woman!

RockyBird Mon 29-Aug-16 11:27:51

I just watched The Office on Netflix having missed it completely first time round. I thought we might be seeing the movie in the cinema so I'd prepare.

Did not get it. Some bits were mildly amusing but that's all. I thought Extras was one of the funniest sitcoms ever though.

I thing MBB is ok. I had a friend who recently died at age 100 who adored the show. She collected the DVDs and watched them regularly. Her very well to do DD DID NOT APPROVE which made me smile.

ElspethFlashman Mon 29-Aug-16 11:28:20

Mrs Browns Boys makes me cackle like a fishwife. blush I have a very juvenile sense of humour.

Peter Kay's Car Share at #3 though?? I've never heard anyone even talk about it, let alone eulogise it as comedy gold.

RockyBird Mon 29-Aug-16 11:29:10

If you want a pile of shit try the reboot of Are You Being Served currently on BBC.

ElspethFlashman Mon 29-Aug-16 11:30:09

What's Count Arthur Strong? I've never heard of that one.

NuggetofPurestGreen Mon 29-Aug-16 11:31:01

Only Fools only had a couple of 21st century episodes Crow. And they weren't great.

I always think I hate Mrs Browns Boys but then I watch an episode and I don't. I don't particularly like it but don't hate it. Certainly not top of the list worthy though!

GirlOverboard Mon 29-Aug-16 11:32:32

What no Only Fools on that list?

I think it has to have started in the 21st century. So no Spaced or One Foot In The Grave for instance.

Also I should have said British sitcom in the title.

TiggyD Mon 29-Aug-16 11:37:41

Graham Linehan at 4,5 and 12 I see. (My comedy hero)

Cherryskypie Mon 29-Aug-16 11:41:42

Another example of why democracy just doesn't work.

ElaeudanlaTeiteia Mon 29-Aug-16 11:50:55

Peep Show would be at the top for me, followed by Black Books. I adore both of those so much.

blueistheonlycolourwefeel Mon 29-Aug-16 11:55:52

I don't get Mbb. My other half and exH are both if Irish descent and find it absolutely hilarious.

GirlOverboard Mon 29-Aug-16 12:17:14

My absolute favourites are:

1. Peep Show
2. The IT Crowd
3. 15 Storeys High
4. Black Books

Then either Not Going Out, House Of Fools or Episodes in fifth.

Maudlinmaud Mon 29-Aug-16 12:23:02

Father Ted trumps Mrs Brown.

TiggyD Mon 29-Aug-16 12:40:09

Father Ted was 90s.

SnakeWitch Mon 29-Aug-16 12:51:04

Phoenix Nights was brilliant. As was the Max and Paddy spin off. If we're going for a walk I still sing 'lets get ready to ramble'

PepsiPenguin Mon 29-Aug-16 12:54:32

I hate Mrs Browns boys too... Like most of the others on the list.

Someone mentioned about the remake/update of "are you being served" why do they keep doing this, I saw a clip for a remake/update of "open all hours" No No No it's terrible, should be left firmly in the past.

meowli Mon 29-Aug-16 13:17:29

Plebs is one of my favourite comedies ever, never mind the 21st Century, but it never features in any list. It's been BAFTA nominated and won the best scripted comedy award from the Royal Television Society. It's really funny and quirky!

Don't like MBB at all, I'm afraid. I like quite a few of the others, and would rate all of them higher than MBB. Dh's parents are great fans. Maybe it's because it has a rather old-fashioned traditional situation comedy feel about it.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 29-Aug-16 13:18:37

I'm not a fan of Mrs Brown's Boys. At all. Although I admire him for spotting a massive untapped audience.

PrimalLass Mon 29-Aug-16 13:25:15

Fresh Meat isn't on that list, which surprises me. Loved that.

I really hope we get a Brexit version of The Thick Of It.

ElspethFlashman Mon 29-Aug-16 13:25:37

Apparently his live shows are total monsters - booked out for months.

His mother was pretty interesting - she was a politician! May be why Mrs Brown is such a strong character!

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