’70s English crap sitcom which is totally interesting

I have never ever heard of this, which is no doubt a horrible indictment of my pop culture inadequacy. In my defense, WTF?

Seriously, WTF?

It’s interesting, though.

I really would like an explanation for the sheer awfulness of 1970s pop culture. British and North American, both.

It’s the colour scheme that gets me. Some things are hardwired. We’re programmed not to like the sound of nails sratching over a blackboard. I suspect that we are also hardwired to loath the colour combo of shite brown, nasty yellow-lime green, and international orange.

This show makes All in the Family look like bloody Hamlet.

Thank God for Thatcher. Jeebus.


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I made it to the 7 minute mark and couldn’t go any further.
    If he can call me “honky” why can’t I call him “XXXXXX”?

    I think somebody is going to have to dig this post out of the MOD cue.
    My God, it posted!
    OK, Edited.

    Alright, I’ll try again…

    • It’s what I do.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You might not be good, but you are at your best when you are bad! 🙂

        • I think I’m usually good.

          • Brett_McS

            Awfully good.

  • The_Infidel_01

    DUDE, that show was totally awesome. In case the comedy is lost on you, it was meant to be extremely over the top, it was at the same time as “on the buses” “the goodies” “the spike milligan show” “the Kenny everet show” “monty python” just to name a few.
    It took what was going on and exaggerated it to the enth degree.
    Think of it as the race relations version of Frank Spencer from some mothers do have em (extraordinary clutz who mucked up and destroyed everything he even looked at, we all had one in the family, you know you did).

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And totally satirized by Ricky Gervais in Extras.

      ‘Are you ‘avin’ a laugh?’
      You’ll have to youtube it.
      disqus seems to dislike https:

  • El Martyachi

    I dunno, the short shorts + boots combo works.

  • Minicapt

    Then came “Man About The House” …


    • The_Infidel_01

      OH yeah, forgot about that show, the guy and blonde girl were doing it off set as well.

    • tom_billesley

      … and “Mind Your Language” about teaching English to immigrants.
      Excruciating stereotypes.

  • Mohamsandwich

    As a collector of tv shows and movies, I just watched some Jeffersons from Season 1 (1975)….. both are culturally fascinating in this age of politically correct soft fascism and race relations gone amok!

  • Justin St.Denis

    I remember the 1970s. My nascent aesthetic sense was under assault on virtually every front. I remember returning home from school after another day spent watching the native kids beat the shit out of one another, only to encounter a newly installed “burnt orange” shag carpeting in the family room. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I have been afflicted with “burnt-orange phobia” ever since. That is the MAIN reason I cannot watch 1970s reruns. 🙂

    Then there is the overall washed-out colour of 1970s TV and movies. I think it was referred to as “naturalistic” colour, but I found it just made everybody on-screen look in desperate need of a bath or shower.

    Then there was the “content”. Most of it sucked so hard it left me feeling parched and dry.

    The 1970s are often referred to as “the decade that taste forgot”. I cannot find reason to argue with that encapsulation of the decade.

    • Uncle_Waspy

      Yup….olive green, harvest gold, burnt orange and bus station brown. That entire decade was like a mouthful of fondue Spam.

      • Justin St.Denis

        OMG! I had forgotten about Harvest Gold coloured appliances. Thanks for awakening the bad memory. 😉

        Olive Green? Wasn’t it called “avocado” at the time? Yuck again. 😉

      • Justin St.Denis

        It was a sucky time to be a teenager, lemme tellya!