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Old 10th September, 2013, 12:45 AM
TrevorS TrevorS is offline
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My problem with the two sequels was the excess of "humor" based more on embarrassment (even a little disgust) than wit. Wit goes over well in England, many highly successful witty shows over time. To me, too many efforts these days seem to rely on "potty humor". Shrek engages some in that, but there's sufficient wit to balance it. Haven't watched the sequels yet, though I understand the first is again the best. Some good examples of "British" humor are the BBC comedies "Are You Being Served?", "Keeping Up Appearances", "As Time Goes By", "Waiting For God" and "Chef". More off-kilter examples are "Red Dwarf", "Fawlty Towers", "Black Adder", and "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
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