| 73Q Music Videos | Vote On Clips | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Desc:The original was only slightly more tasteful.
Category:Humor
Tags:Frankie Howerd, kenneth williams, carry on
Submitted:cognitivedissonance
Date:12/07/17
Views:645
Rating:
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
Space Precinct 2040: Protect and Survive
HHGTTG - Milliways/Disaster Area
Target Women: Doofy Husbands
The Monkees - The Porpoise Song
Secret City - 80's PBS kid's drawing show
Don Rickles in Dirty Work
What your character really looks like in BioShock 2
SCTV: Mr. Boom Microphone
Some Dragonball mascots dancing to calente marching band music
Pennsylvania Pastor Faces Church Trial For Officiating Gay Son's Wedding
Comment count is 9
BHWW - 2017-12-07
Ah yes, that sophisticated British humour, if you've ever seen any of these tacky romps, especially any of the 1970s offerings like the "Confessions Of" movies what really strikes you are the dreary low-budget locations: drab high streets an tawdry holiday camps; Britain in all its glory.
cognitivedissonance - 2017-12-07
Post-War victory involved reaffirming the homefront cultures as "normal", and comedy like this was pretty standard in Britain, France and America, to remind everybody that not changing anything whatsoever was the right course of action.

Remember that this is directly aligned with "I Dream of Jeannie", which was the most titillating thing on American television clear through until MTV, 15 years later.

boner - 2017-12-07
“Are you being served” is apparently STILL one of the most popular exports.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2017-12-07
British sitcoms: 'Steptoe and son', 'Only fools and horses', etc.

American sitcoms: People living in fucking mansions.

That whole *aspirational* tv thing is super creepy to me.
I also think its part of the whole fucked up common US conception of, I will be rich one day so I'd better vote for no taxes or public services to sap my future hoard!

cognitivedissonance - 2017-12-07
To smile too broadly is an embarrassing trait in British society.

To not smile broadly enough is an embarrassing trait in American society.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2017-12-07
Just for the sake of historical nitpickery, that's not literally true about I Dream of Jeannie. A lot of 70s TV was pretty hot, but I can't think of anything regularly scheduled. There were edited R rated movies, braless back-up singers on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, and even occasional outright nudity on PBS, (try googling "Steambath" with Bill Bixby and Valerie Perrine.)

But the most titillating stuff on 70 was probably advertising. There was a moment in the late 70s when advertising on TV became ass-obsessed. Part of that was Disco, and the marketing genius who invented designer jeans, but the classic was an ad for Jamaican tourism. Goddamn.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2017-12-07
I think I may settle in and watch this tonight, in spite of the fact that I have access to much better fare. Gene Siskel got it right when he wrote that the series peaked early, around the time of their greatest critical success, 1967s CARRY ON LUGGAGE.

#BAZINGA
Boomer The Dog - 2017-12-08
There's one Carry On movie I have a foggy memory of, Jim Dale was in it, he comes to America for a job out West, I think it's Carry On Cowboy, and he's the unwitting sheriff or something.

To make this Dog-related, Jim Dale also starred in Digby, Biggest Dog In The World, where a Sheepdog grows to giant size, a matinee sci-fi comedy movie, which is why I made sure to watch Cowboy when it came on, since it had Jim Dale in it.

Boomer
dairyqueenlatifah - 2017-12-10
I had no idea British men dug cellulite so much.
Register or login To Post a Comment







Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement