But you should know that with... increased ugliness came increased power!!!
A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station....
My programs never have bugs, they just develop random features.
I am afraid I don't know what "Dad's Army" is (I saw there was another post related to it), but your quote made me think of a scene from Lethal Weapon (I forget which number), where Riggs and Murtaugh were walking up to a house to talk to a witness and the house exploded.
Afterwards, Murtaugh is talking to a bunch of kids in front of the house and asks one of them what his name is, and one of the other kids say "Don't tell him your name, Alfred".
I Googled it to see what all the fuss is about. I was born in 1968, so that would explain how I missed it
I found this Wikipedia page Britain's Best Sitcom[^]. There are a lot of shows I don't know, but I liked "Blackadder" and "Yes Minister", loved "Fawlty Towers", can't stand "Keeping up appearances", but I really thought 'Allo 'Allo![^] would be higher on the list. I think it is one of the funniest TV series ever.
I used to love 'Allo 'Allo, but when I try to watch it now I can't get past one or two minutes. I personally wouldn't mention Keeping up appearances in the same sentence as Blackadder, Yes Minister and Fawlty Towers. The latter three are far superior in my opinion. I still enjoy Rising Damp.
I do seem to remember that 'Allo, 'Allo! at some point took a turn and became...ridiculous? Not sure that is the right word considering the basic "plot" of the show, but I am thinking that was towards the end. I hope you read that I cannot stand "Keeping up appearances"
I grew up in Denmark, so I am afraid the 5 shows I mentioned are the only ones I am familiar with in the top 20 of that vote.
Personally I think that Porridge is the finest sitcom that this country has ever produced. Some of the writing is superb given just a couple of characters and a single set as some of the episodes were, and some great performances by some great actors.
Also The Thick Of It post dates that poll, and some of the writing in the last series that has just finished has been wonderful, and the acting from Peter Capaldi in the inquiry special was extraordinary.
Keeping Up Appearances was very, very popular, and I think summed up some of the themes of its day very well. It's not something I look back on with fondness though, and not something I have ever watched on recent repeats.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.