A dog went into a post office to send a telegram. The man at the counter asked the dog to write down what they wanted to send. Taking a blank form, the dog wrote “Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.”
The man at the counter examined the form and politely told the dog, “There are only nine words here. You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.”
The dog replied, “But that would make no sense at all!”
On Fridays, I have regularly been featuring a song that I have been listening to. I want now to try something a bit different. Instead of songs, each Friday I will post a joke that has recently made me chuckle. This week’s joke is, according to a study by Richard Wiseman, the best joke in the UK.
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!”
The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”
A few months ago, I counted down to my top British sitcom. Here, I present my top ten list in full. Click on the links to go to the post for each of the sitcoms.
10. The Vicar of Dibley – The traditional English village of Dibley is assigned a woman vicar.
9. Father Ted – Three priests of the Roman Catholic Church living together with their housekeeper on a remote island.
8. The Office – A fictional documentary about the employees working in the office of Wernham Hogg Paper Company.
7. Yes Minister – A look into the political career of Jim Hacker, the minster for the Department for Administrative Affairs.
6. Peep Show – Peeping into the eyes and minds of Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Usbourne, two very different flatmates.
5. Only Fools and Horses – Two brothers making a living selling dodgy goods on the mean streets of London.
4. Fawlty Towers – Basil Fawlty is a snob in charge of a hotel.
3. Red Dwarf – The last human, a humanoid evolved from a cat, a mechanoid and a hologram are lost in deep space.
2. Blackadder – A journey through English history with the cunning Edmund Blackadder.
1. One Foot in the Grave – Following his retirement, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong for Victor Meldrew.
It has been a while since I have posted on here. Now I am a bit less busy than I was so I think it is high time for a bit of blogging.
I may (or perhaps may not) have mentioned on this blog last summer that there was a film crew on my university campus, filming a new sitcom called… Campus. Anyway, after months of waiting, Campus has finally arrived on the small screen. You can see the first two episodes on 4oD here. Since I walked through a few scenes during filming, there is a chance that I may feature in an episode. Please let me know if you spot me!
So here we are. After nine weeks of counting down through some of the very best British sitcoms, it is almost time to reveal my number one. It has been a long journey, but an enjoyable one all the same. Researching and writing about these programmes has made me appreciate British sitcoms even more than I did before I started this list. Click below to find out which British sitcom has claimed the top spot.