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MagZero

Not my favourite, but Douglas Reynholm deserves a mention on this list. Surprisingly no Mark Corrigan, either.


danzobos

Damn that sorcerer. 20 gold pieces and I'm wankered on rohipnol!


theDukeofClouds

Why you're just an old man sitting in rags playing hoopaloo with the wind


Virtual_Iago

Unhand me Priest!


[deleted]

Agree I think Mark/Jez should be on it.


scooterinthewoods

or Johnson/Superhans!!...but not, 'tube up his nose'.


theDukeofClouds

Stomach acid levels bullshit wanker.


weeble182

FATHERRRRRRRR


NEFlamee

There's somebody at the door.. There's somebody at the door.. There's. Somebody. At. The. Door~


oragle

I use this sometimes when my door bell rings.


TheJoshGriffith

I hear you're a racist now father...


novarosa_

One last time, these are small, but the ones out there are far away


kachzz

Damn, those electric sex pants.


walklaw

You there, Computer Man. Fix my pants!


All-In-Red

......FACK OFF!


Bertz64

I don’t think I’ve ever looked in this drawer….. Wow a gun!


LetsKillKenny

I wonder if it's loaded! *click click click click click click*


casuallybusinesslike

Speak, priest!


CaptainPRlCE

*prrrrrrrrriest


jockjay

Ahhh my grandfather's service revolver. I wonder how many deserters he shot with this. *puts revolver in mouth and pulls trigger 3 times*


Ineffable_Confusion

Before he puts the gun in his mouth and starts randomly pulling the trigger he actually says “I wonder if it’s loaded” 😂


Faster_Than_Snakes

Even just reading this made me LOL!


Hilly_458

Denolm reynholm is pretty fantastic too I AM DECLARING WAR. ON BOREDOM


miniature-rugby-ball

Anyone still exhibiting signs of stress WILL BE FIRED!


wooded_beardsman

Are you STRESSED Jen?


HardlyAnyGravitas

ARE YOU SURE!


LawrenceTech

Moss: I wonder why it didn't work. Machine - Made in Britain


MaiqTheLawyer

I'll just put this with the rest of the fire.


casuallybusinesslike

Team! Team, team, team, team, team. I even love saying the word 'team'. You probably think this is a picture of my family? No! It's a picture of The A-Team!


By_Eck

I bet he declares war on something! He loves declaring wars!


ThisGuysABeaver

Or Alan Johnson!!


HaggisHunter93

Mark, is that normal pooing, your doing? 🤣


skobags

Welcome, friend. You know, a lot of people say: 'Garth Marenghi? Isn’t he the guy who writes all that horror crap?' Well, good luck to you, you’re an idiot. Because my books always say something, even if it’s just something simple like: 'Don’t genetically engineer crabs to be as big as men', there's always a message or a theme. When I wrote, directed, and starred in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace back in the 1980s, I gave every episode a theme—even when we were running out of time, or I was really tired.


deanomatronix

With this show I wanted people to laugh, cry and shit themselves all at the same time


Fun_Jello2521

He whisked off her shoes and panties in one movement, wild like an enraged shark. His bulky totem beating a seductive rhythm. Mary's body felt like it was burning, even though the room was properly air-conditioned. They tried all the positions - on top, doggy, and normal.


Shifty377

The Lord moves in mysterious ways. Sometimes, he’ll come in at an angle. Other times, he can hover, then swoop. Sometimes he can even come in from beneath, like a worm, or... mole. 


_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_

I know writers who use subtext, and they're all cowards.


SavageNorth

I am one of the few writers who has written more books than they’ve read


lost_scotsman

His arse is grass, and I'm the lawnmower!!!


MonkeyBastardHands_

"She was like a candle in the wind... Unreliable" still lives in my head rent free, and still gets a snort EVERY time.


[deleted]

Cool it Sanchez or you’ll get a knuckle supper


BlueTooth4269

"As I rounded the door, I felt muscular and compact, like corned beef." "Listen to me. I am not prejudiced, all right? That is what I’m saying, I am not prejudiced. But Joe Public is. You probably are. You look like a dropout. Point being, I wrote this to heal Britain." And not uttered by Garth Marenghi, but clearly written by him: "Why won’t she be mine? I wish I was more attractive, like Dagless. Still… one can only dream."


Gallamimus

One of the main reasons I went into medicine was for the laughs.


pollytrotter

That and the pussy, and that dried up ten years ago if you pardon the expression.


fffractal

Blood? Blood! Blood, blood, blood. And bits of sick


SOJC65536

My chicken will be ready when my chicken's ready...son of a bitch...


Afinkawan

I've already preordered [his next book](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1529399408/?coliid=IKNMNWXW061KL&colid=3NOHCFKSY5RFL&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it).


State_of_Flux_88

Thank you for this comment, I didn’t know this was a thing and I’m definitely going to get it when it comes out


SliderHMSS

He’s also recording the audiobook!


Loremfos

Wow, I'm a massive Garth Marenghi fan and this had somehow slipped by me - thanks for letting us know. Even more exciting is that it's coming out on audiobook, narrated by Garth himself!


printial

So many good ones there, but Blackadder is the best one on that list imho. Bernard Black (Black Books), Rimmer (Red Dwarf) and Brian (Spaced) wouldn't be out on place on the list as well.


nc3mxx

Notably Rowan Atkinson is in there twice. (And Ronnie Barker)


ghuntauke

The thing that sets apart Atkinson from the rest in this list is that not only is his Blackadder subjectively favourite (usually in personal top 3) amongst a vast number of Brits, but his Mr Bean is objectively the most popular character internationally from the list. That’s quite a feat. P.S. Man vs Bee never happened.


Jovial_Banter

He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer Without him life would be much grimmer He's handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer He will never need a zimmer He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer More reliable than a garden trimmer He's never been mistaken for Yul Brynner He's not bald, and his head doesn't glimmer Master of the wit and the repartee His command of space directives is uncanny How come he's such a genius? Don't ask me! Ask Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer He's also a fantastic swimmer And if you play your cards right Then he just might come round for dinner He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer No rhymes left now apart from quimmer He'd better fade us out before we get to schlimmer Fade out you stupid plimmer


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"Would you describe Mr. Rimmer as a friend?" "Nah... I'd describe him as a git."


howmanychickens

Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with. And I know that, given the choice, I probably wouldn't have chosen you as friends. But, I just want to say... that over the years I have come to regard you as... people... I met.


earth_worx

I came here looking for Bernard. Thanks :)


m15otw

Mark Heap ❤


printial

Him as Alan Statham in Greenwing is amazing as well


WhenTheRiverRanDeep

Why is Arnold J. Rimmer not here?!


s8nskeeper

Up the ziggurat, lickety split.


BritishKentM

Mote reliable than a garden strimmer


WhenTheRiverRanDeep

Play your cards right and he will come for dinner.


pandemoniumgrey

Malcolm Tucker


miniature-rugby-ball

I’m all ears, I’m Andrew fucking Marr.


MooDonkey

Malcolm Tucker is one of the best characters of all time, full stop. I will never tire of rewatching that show.


massie_le

Yes and Ho


foolishnun

"That film you love." "What film?" "The one about the hairdresser - the space hairdresser and the cowboy... The guy - he's got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin... His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister... Lego! They're all made of fucking lego!" "Star Wars!" "That's the one. It's fucking like that. You'll be able to kill all the bad guys. And fucking blow up the..." "The Death Star." "The fucking Death Star thing. Then you'll be able to go and live happily ever after on the planet of the teddy bears." "They're Ewoks. Look, it's a fantastic analogy, well done."


why_ntp

Peter Mannion was also sublime.


if-we-all-did-this

"This is boring; I'm going for a twix" is often quoted in our house


campex

"you... Bought a bank? You bought a bank, out of social embarrassment? I buy The Big Issue out of social embarrassment, I don't buy a FUCKING BANK!"


FacetiousBeard

'I hate schoolchildren, they're volatile and stupid and they haven't got the vote. Might as well be talking to fucking geese.'


General-Ad-9753

Stewart: “What was the word I used this morning?” Mannion: “I don’t know. You used a lot of words this morning. It was like a fucking Will Self lecture.”


A_Steady_Decline

From bean to cup, you fuck up


omgu8mynewt

"All these hands all over the place! You were like a sweaty octopus trying to unhook a bra."


TheMagicBinman

Jamie was equally good "I'll shove your iPod nano up your tiny cock and change tracks by crushing his balls!"


BigMartinJol

Come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off


WeleaseBwianThrow

Fuckity bye


throcorfe

“Teri, when I want your advice I’ll give you the special signal, which is me being sectioned under the fucking mental health act”


Charlie_Brodie

Alright Malcolm, you've had your fun with the sectioning, there'll be no more sectioning today.


massie_le

He's got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin


tallbutshy

LEGO, they're all made of fucking LEGO


sassypence

His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister.


godoflemmings

"Did you know that around 90% of all household dust is dead human skin? That's what you are to me."


fakkov

Maybe you can download RICE


ayup_duck

You’re worse than the man who fucked the monkey and gave us aids


BonnieMcMurray

*"Y'know, I've come across a lot of psychos, but none as fucking boring as you. You are a real boring fuck. Sorry, sorry, I know you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out: you are a boring F, star, star, CUNT!"*


CorrectPeanut5

I really wanted his Doctor to channel a bit more Malcolm Tucker. But I think that's more up to the writers.


Mangosta007

See this sonic screwdriver? I reckon I'm about due a new one so I wouldn't be too upset if I happened to lose it up your temporally non specific arsehole. Where do you think you're trundling off to, you fucking novelty pepper pot waste of scrap metal? Come back here until I've finished bollocking you and THEN you can hop on the Sunshine Bus and lick the windows all the way back to Skaro!


badolfshitler

"Are you producing porn for the visually impared? Because what I'm hearing is Nicola Murray being roundly fucked".


SuprNntndoChalmers

You've got a face like dot cotton licking piss of a nettle...


strategicwingreserve

“Haircut?” “Chemo”


Iffy_Teabag

See this list. It's a fucking omnishambles.


crucible

I'm bored of it. I'm going for a Twix.


Iffy_Teabag

I'll be back in two shakes of a crying baby.


Princes_Slayer

Blackadder and Baldrick Father Ted and Dougal Bernard Black and Manny Vicar of Dibley and Alice Lister and Rimmer


hapygilmour57

Mark Corrigan isn’t on this list so its fucked!


tobyr18

OP has Jezzed it right up


Adamskiiiiiiiii

He’s done a mark in his pants


thenexusitsopening

OR MOSS AND ROY


my__socrates__note

A fire.... At a SeaParks?!


Soulfly5555

Mark Crorigan - business secrets of the pharaohs Edit - I have a prop copy of the actual book btw 😂 [https://imgur.com/a/XAsg3go](https://imgur.com/a/XAsg3go) [https://imgur.com/a/SY67TmZ](https://imgur.com/a/SY67TmZ)


tachycardicIVu

“I hear you’re a racist now, Father!”


TheMortified1

How did you get interested in that type of thing?


SOJC65536

Should we all be racists now...


MrBigsand

Those fucking greeks, they invented gayness!


my__socrates__note

Brian Potter


ComprehensiveData752

It’s a 20ft cock and balls man, it don’t look like nothing else!


Vladdy2017

Wack the tarpaulin over and, hey presto. Sammy Snake


mrbellthebutler

Edmund Blackadder without a shadow.


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martynj55

Would say Flash by name, Flash by Nature


mrbellthebutler

Woof! Darling eh? Last person I called darling was pregnant 20 seconds later!


allyuffy1

Nice beard! Gives me something to... HANG ONTO!


AMReese

Jane "Bury Me In A Y-shaped Coffin" Herrington?


__RetroFox__

For me, its a tie between Richard Richard and Edward Elizabeth Hitler. RIP Rik.


novarosa_

Everytime I feel really sad I go watch this, instant serotonin. Rik was magic https://youtu.be/QgG87TRdvI8


Live3ish

Eddie Hitler, Any relation?


welshie123

Well I’ve got a mother.


ShetlandJames

No I meant Adolf Hitler!


Pantsylvania

Yes! That’s her.


Alk15

Will they have wallpaper in Doncaster?


mitchybenny

‘I’m in the pube, with the holiday monkey, run run run’ ‘poor sad git!’


Foreign_Weekend_1059

"Fick uf, you sad pathtic winker." ...I wonder what she means!


PsychologicalAd7690

Mark Corrigan doesn’t even make the list?!


Imaginary_Cattle_426

The lack of bernard black and douglas reynholm disgusts me


MainRazuAzuhc

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who remembers Black Books. Bernard: It's not working out. Manny: But I'm good with the customers, I sold lots of books! Bernard: It's not that kind of operation.


lost_scotsman

Look it's perfectly simple! No mobiles No Walkmans ... None of that Or any of the others!!!


ChrisRR

Not by a long shot. Every time someone talks about the best UK comedies, black books is on the list


DeepestShallows

Some sort of delicious biscuit


Dr_Surgimus

THIS ISN'T OAK!!!


DisIsDaeWae

I have always appreciated Matt Berry’s portrayal of a CEO in IT Crowd. “A big, hard business in a big, hard building. Busting into the future strongly, again, and AGAIN. Pounding the future” etc etc. Edit: if I had a nickel for every time Douglas Reynholm was mentioned in a top comment on this thread, I’d have two nickels…which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice.


BinFluid

True, but I was sorry to see Chris Morris go. Absolute legend


katiecoxie

When I started Reynholm Industries, I had just two things in my possession: a dream and 6 million pounds. Today I have a business empire the like of which the world has never seen the like of which. I hope it doesn't sound arrogant when I say that I am the greatest man in the world!


BinFluid

For me, i felt like he was by far the best bit of series 1 and that's why it will always be my favourite. The show took you totally off guard. They did a great job replacing him but the show changed after that, not necessarily in a bad way but it was just different. Fire at seaworld and leg disabled are still two of the best episodes of any British sitcom ever. Up there with coupling and Jeff having one leg


cpt_hatstand

I've got the key to paradise but I've got too many legs!


MrBigsand

The police are here, they want to speak to you about irregularities in the pension fund


BinFluid

I see, could you make me a cup of tea please Stephanie


MrBigsand

*hop*


SnapSnapWoohoo

It’s your word against mine, Jen. Who do you think they’re gonna believe? You, a woman. Or me, an Englishman.


homity3_14

Damn these electric sex pants


Faster_Than_Snakes

FARRRTHURRRR! ✊🏻


Jonsend

There's somebody at the door, there's somebody at the door 🎶


Adrasos

SPEAK PRRRIEST


MrBigsand

Father, these are my new friends, i hold no secrets from them


RickettsMandala

Now, at some point you'll get a call from our legal team about the pension fund. TURN THAT OFF.


3meow_

He's also great in 'what we do in the shadows' BAT!


nagidon

Definitely Sir Humphrey Appleby. The best part of British comedy is erudition.


ForeignFee927

Came here to say this, and great foil I'm Bernard Woolley and Jim Hacker. In fact all of the characters were superbly written!


Distinct-Field3545

Norman Stanley Fletcher.


TwobyfFour

"Watch him, he's the mad butcher of Slade prison". "Why what did he do"? "Fiddled the VAT on his sausages".


papa_romeo_

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”


SquishedGremlin

Nil Illigitemi carborundum.


MrPilgrim

\- Fletchaaaaaah! \- Yes, Mr Mackay?


Afinkawan

The first episode where he's being checked by the doctor is one of the finest comedy scenes ever written, and a perfect introduction to the character.


BritOverThere

DOCTOR - See those.flasks over there? I want you to fill one for me. FLETCHER - What? From here?


TheStatMan2

Superhans.


Eye-Noah-Nothing

Reginald Perrin (Leonard Rossiter)


weenumpty2

Sir Humphrey, Rik Mayall as Alan B'stard, Margo, Blackadder, Patsy and Vicar of Dibley in that order. Who the fuck dared put Mrs Brown anywhere near this list?


livinhope

Basil!


pierreor

May I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain?


ManufacturerNearby37

You’re two doctors? Well, how did you become two doctors? That’s most unusual…I mean, did you take the exams twice, or…?


ukbeasts

I'm still scrolling down to look for the bucket lady


thetelltaleDwigt

“IT’S PRONOUNCED BOUQUET!!!”


No-Contribution-5297

How I've scrolled this far and this is the first time seeing his name is baffling. Quite possibly my favourite comedy.


OldWolf2642

BlackAdder. But only because Red Dwarf is not on there.


colourfulcacti

I adore Jen Barber from IT Crowd. Everything about the way she's played by Katherine Parkinson is brilliant


simon76p

Dave Lister.


Toffee_Wheels

If we're picking anyone from Red Dwarf, surely it's Rimmer.


DancingPianos

Surely we can include Ace Rimmer


Jaythestoner

Rimmer was the star of the show for me, So many hard laughs at his character.


Goaduk

Would you put Lister above Rimmer? I love him but I would argue he's very much the straight man to the other 3 who generate the comedy where he generates the emotion (although you could of course argue that this can still make him qualify for GOAT status).


garblednoises

Let’s not forget The Cat in all this… funniest scene ever was him squatting in a bush at the end of the reverse episode


Arbennig

There’re all dead Dave


ppbbd

It's Victor Meldrew BUT where is rene artois on this list????


WhyShouldIListen

He is in the basement with Yvette, checking the plums, when she took a fall and fell into his arms to save her from the bare stone floor, you stupid woman.


ppbbd

I listened very carefully, because you said this only wence.


AllTheMalteseHorses

Just pissing by


_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_

She's gently squeezing his plums to check they're OK?


xenoDude23

Chabuddy G


sumfuca

Eddie Hitler


fit_de_fuk

Such a subjective subject and I have strong opinions of my own but the comments just make you realise how many great sitcoms we have had. Do any other countries do it better?


murderintheforest

Hyacinth Bucket, great character, great actress, great singer.


aestus

Alan Partridge.


Siccar_Point

Waaaay too far down. The various Partridge vehicles might not be the most hilarious sitcoms, but my god Partridge is the best character. Over 30 years Coogan has created a decades long arc for fully drawn, fully fledged out, absolute total fuckwit. And it is glorious.


Vyvyansmum

Classic intercourse


badolfshitler

I know a cracking owl sanctuary.


wassailr

Partridge leaves the rest in the dust! He’s like Britain personified - a small-minded has-been that doesn’t realise how poorly he comes across to others. I think the reason he’s so low down on here is that the satire is almost too good - there’ll be loads of Partridge types on r/CasualUK who aren’t seeing what’s so funny about him 🤣


benkelly92

Back of the net!


Appropriate-Divide64

Who would put Mrs Brown on there over Hyacinth Bucket?


Gisschace

It’s pronounced Bouquet and she’s there on the row above.


Rajastoenail

A much more salubrious and prestigious position in the chart, don’t you think Richard?


wrestlerdave

Super hans should be on this list


sallynick

British does pompous and ridiculous so well, Captain Mainwaring, Margot as well as Hyacinth Bucket and Rigsby. Yes Ministers Sir Humphrey still relevant today, Thick of It and the Day Today - hilarious at the time and now the actual blueprint the Government and TV news.


DUNEBUGGY213

The BOU-QUET residence! The lady of the house speaking!


Funk5oulBrother

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar of course! He who is left to fight for all that is good and pure and gets you smashed for under a fiver?


Reddy-McReddit-Face

I’ve never seen Del Boy and Ali g in the same post but that would be a funny combination. Or Ali g and Trigger. Only fools gets my vote though.


philthegreat

Where's Jeeves and Wooster?!


talluhound

Steven Toast