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The same pair of jokes in every episode.


Come on.. thats not funny..

BTW try watching Fawlty Towers. Its amazing

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Well, Croft and LLoyd did repeat themselves a lot, but the actors knew how to get the laugh out of it.

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"Keeping up appearances" also relied heavily on running gags, but still, both shows rock.

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i felt the same jokes were the appeal. i used to and still do sit on the edge of my seat waiting for them .......

i always wait in anticipation for "youuuu stupiidddddddd WOMAN!! " LOL!!!

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I know. The running jokes were a part of the show's charm.

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Fawlty Towers is fantastic, but the reason it is fantastic is that it only lasted for twelve episodes.

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Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Yes Minister - best of the best for me and they all limited their seasons to 6 episodes each year thus allowing the writers to take a break.

However I do have fond fond memories of Allo Allo. I looked at the episode list here and season 5 has 26 episodes, in hindsight I think this might have ruined the show as I think I started to get tired of it around then. Repeating jokes work fine in small doses, not for a continuous 26 week run.

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"Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once." may have been repeated over and over, but every time there was a unique retort and that was funny.

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"..but every time there was a unique retort"

No, there wasn't. Often Rene just rolled his eyes, and that was it.

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The same pair of jokes in every episode"


I see what you did there.

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The running jokes were part of the appeal for me.

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