Mrs Browns Boys - BBC1 Comedy

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  1. TrolleyDave
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    It's been a good long while since I saw a comedy on BBC1 that made me laugh, let alone had me in stitches, but I gotta admit I'm loving this! It's had a slagging off from the critics for reasons ranging from "old fashioned" to "vulgar" but everyone I personally know who's seen it has thought it was a riot. It's an Irish comedy based on an over-bearing mother and her grown children. The lead character is played by Brendan O'Carroll. I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good old fashioned British humour. I can't guarantee you'll like it of course, what with me being an old man and all, but it can't hurt to try!

    Here's a few clips! [​IMG] Be warned though, if swearing offends you then you might not want to watch these clips! lol

    [youtube]hqzjWzxvFf8[/youtube]





     
  2. Nujui

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    I actually like british humour more then american.

    I may check this out.
     
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    Check out the clips (now that I've fixed and they don't all show the same one! lol). If you find them funny you'll definitely like the show.
     
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    Well, I can see why people think its vulgar alright.

    But I find it to be funny has hell
     
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    Checked it out and its fucking hilarious!

    [youtube]1iTsqxflNFc[/youtube]

    Just order the pizza! [​IMG]
     
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    I wasn't going to watch this, but after reading this thread you changed my mind. It was better than I thought it would be, Mrs Brown reminded me of my Nana(RIP). I enjoyed that they left in some of the funnier mistakes.
     
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    Yeah I wasn't really expecting alot from it to be honest but really liked it after watching it. The leaving in of mistakes was a great idea, gives it a much more "live" feel and adds more humour to it. I also like the fact that you can see the actors/actresses are having alot of fun doing the show, you can see them trying to contain some of their laughter on occasion. I was reading about it and the article was saying that the show is only partially scripted in the fact that while there's a script for the extras to follow and Brendan O'Carrolls lines are originally scripted he also breaks the script and ad-libs parts which probably helps alot with the mood.
     
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    Saw the last five minutes of this last night and it really made me chortle. I'll be checking out the BBC iPlayer later for sure.
     
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    Saw this on iPlayer (Damn you TELUS for not adding ITV and BBC1 and 2!).
    I thought it was awesome, but when it went vulgar it was REALLY stretching it.
     
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    Hmm.Didn't think people from other countries would get our humour.Although it did work with Father Ted...
     
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    This is great, i record this, go to do a night shift at my work (hotel), and i usally end up watching this!!!
     
  12. TrolleyDave
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    Humour from Eire is still reasonably similar to British humour! lol

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    Clip from this week's show; had me in stitches totally. Hopefully next week's will be just as good.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA0iLtT46fY[/youtube]