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Lairdglencairn 0 points ago +1 / -1

Areas with a 'robust' police response time within minutes of calling & not hours or days later or where a 911 call gets you a social worker with scatter cushions & crafts?

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Lairdglencairn 0 points ago +1 / -1

As much as I liked the physical humor &, where applicable, cross talk routines of the acts that managed to successfully transition from stage to silent to talkies I was never of a fan of the singing/dancing/acrobatic etc set pieces of the '30s & '40s that I felt were, for want of a better term, 'worked' into a script because it was what they were known for. There's an argument that can be made for both sides but, to be fair, pre Hays, what could, & what couldn't, be depicted, not just cinematically, was largely down to whatever political/religious groups that held the most clout in whichever cities & states & what they thought was acceptable. As bad as the whole thing looks now, I think Hays was an attempt to bring 'order' to the chaos of a newer media. What began as Hays evolved into a simple U, G, PG, etc rating that became, unless you know how 'decipher' them, a seemingly random box of letters & numbers. In just a couple of generations it's gone from a Cary Grant & chaste kiss on the cheek to drag queen story time

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Lairdglencairn 1 point ago +2 / -1

The joys of having the time, & some of the cash, to buy the things that I remember from my younger days so I too now have STACKS of unread books, unwatched DVDs, & hard drives full of films, TV shows etc. Nevermind the YouTube playlists

Benny Hill anyone?

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFsbvbIo45kfYysHDmgqz9ySlFdFzm7Eq

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Lairdglencairn 1 point ago +2 / -1

https://youtu.be/snwqp-7QD7M

'allo 'allo! 9 seasons 85 episodes If you like it you'd be better served downloading from somewhere like limetorrents. All in around 22gig

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Lairdglencairn 1 point ago +2 / -1

I think it was about end of S1 & beginning of S2 that O'Carroll just started rehashing the stage shows for the small screen & it showed in the viewing figures. The 'talk show' format started & the figures went off a cliff. Xmas/NY 20/21 they tried going back to the original format but they are bad.

Liberace's 'I cried all the way to the bank' comes to mind

I think shows have a habit of dying because the on screen talent are allowed behind the cameras with production credits, directing scenes or whole episodes, deciding where their character should be going & if they're SJW types....kiss of death after that season

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Lairdglencairn 0 points ago +1 / -1

This should help with the background

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Brown%27s_Boys

In case you didn't know there's was also a film directed, & starring, Angelica Houston called 'Agnes Browne' based on an O'Carroll trilogy

https://youtu.be/_AzQ1BYgiYU

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Lairdglencairn 1 point ago +2 / -1

The 'original' Mrs brown I sent you a link for is O'Carroll & the same cast of actors that had, largely, been unchanged until recently. Some of the actors are playing different characters &, if memory serves, it's played 'straight' similar to what was once called a 'kitchen sink drama'.

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Lairdglencairn 1 point ago +2 / -1

'Mrs brown's boys' became 'all round to Mrs Brown's' - link below for the 1st episode in the search with John Barrowman

https://youtu.be/vTAUooAMvKU

Link to first episode of the 'original' Mrs brown's below. If it floats your boat I daresay the others are most likely on YouTube as well

https://youtu.be/6DZUsqZnGCs

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