The list author says: "For years I heard and believed that British comedy was too dry and stiff and proper to be funny to Americans. I remember during that same time, laughing my butt off to Benny Hill and Monty Python, tuning into The Young Ones and even 'getting' the political humor in that show. For me, British humor is funny because it does not 'try' to be funny. The classic Britcoms like Are You Being Served, Open All Hours, Fawlty Towers, and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin are all still brilliant because they did not try too hard to be funny-they just were. Perhaps I have not explained myself very well, so take a look for yourself and tell me if the the Dead Parrot sketch doesn't crack you up. Cheers my darlings."
"Ronnie Barker, David Jason, and Lynda Baron turn in great comedic performances. Barker's Arkwright and his adorable stutter make you overlook how gratingly cheap he is and how poorly he treats Jason's Granville."
"For Dame Judi fans a must have and a chance to see her working with her late husband, Michael Williams. A very proper comedy, as they (who are they?) say. As an aside, this was mostly if not entirely written by Bob Larbey who went on to write the wonderful As Time Goes by."
"Vyvyan: You can't clean the toilet, Neil - it'll lose all its character!-quote from The Young Ones This is the edition I own and it is funny but also a strong political comment on Britain at the time. Politics aside, the performanes by Edmondson, Mayall, Planer, Ryan and Sayle are not to be missed."
"This is a bittersweet comedy and dare I say a chick set. It is a little known gem on this side of the pond. It is about a woman of a 'certain age' who finds herself questioning the life she has as a wife and mother when a charming playboy/businessman crosses her path. This was a four series set and it is worth tracking down the entire set to watch."