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17th May '16 2:02:03 PM Morgenthaler
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Other similar films were made at about the same time, including the derivative "Adventures" series, one episode of which, ''Adventures of a Taxi Driver'' is said to have out-performed Creator/MartinScorsese's ''TaxiDriver'' at the British box office; if true, this says a horrible thing about British culture in the '70s. Established comedy series, such as ''Film/CarryOn'', also converged with this type of film during TheSeventies.

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Other similar films were made at about the same time, including the derivative "Adventures" series, one episode of which, ''Adventures of a Taxi Driver'' is said to have out-performed Creator/MartinScorsese's ''TaxiDriver'' ''Film/TaxiDriver'' at the British box office; if true, this says a horrible thing about British culture in the '70s. Established comedy series, such as ''Film/CarryOn'', also converged with this type of film during TheSeventies.
29th Apr '16 1:44:12 PM Doug86
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All the films of this type were cheap, cheerful and cheesy. They also showed considerably more flesh and considerably less morality than modern {{sex comed|y}}ies. For example, remember how, at the end of ''AmericanPie 2'', our hero turns down the beautiful foreign student who has already [[FanService got her tits out]] and runs off after the band geek whom he has just realized he really loves? Timmy Lea would have shagged the foreign girl, then said , "Ta very much, love. Cheerio!" and ''then'' ran off after the band geek. And the shag would have been on camera.

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All the films of this type were cheap, cheerful and cheesy. They also showed considerably more flesh and considerably less morality than modern {{sex comed|y}}ies. For example, remember how, at the end of ''AmericanPie ''Film/AmericanPie 2'', our hero turns down the beautiful foreign student who has already [[FanService got her tits out]] and runs off after the band geek whom he has just realized he really loves? Timmy Lea would have shagged the foreign girl, then said , "Ta very much, love. Cheerio!" and ''then'' ran off after the band geek. And the shag would have been on camera.
7th Mar '16 11:07:50 AM Midna
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Most famous was the "Film/ConfessionsOfA" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All of which followed the misadventures of "lovable" loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.

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Most famous was the "Film/ConfessionsOfA" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, Cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All Camp'', all of which followed the misadventures of "lovable" loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often meet, often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.
15th Jan '16 10:46:28 PM jormis29
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Referenced in an episode of ''StElsewhere'', where one of the patients revealed that he had -- ahem -- performed in them. He insisted that they were really quite funny.

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Referenced in an episode of ''StElsewhere'', ''Series/StElsewhere'', where one of the patients revealed that he had -- ahem -- performed in them. He insisted that they were really quite funny.
12th Dec '15 7:48:51 AM Kitchen90
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Most famous was the "Confessions" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All of which followed the misadventures of "lovable" loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.

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Most famous was the "Confessions" "Film/ConfessionsOfA" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All of which followed the misadventures of "lovable" loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.
14th Sep '15 12:16:26 PM Kitchen90
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Laden with tropes, including:

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Laden !!Laden with tropes, including:
9th Nov '14 3:38:18 PM StFan
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5th Sep '14 8:40:14 PM WeaselPants757
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Most famous was the "Confessions" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All of which followed the misadventures of lovable loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.

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Most famous was the "Confessions" series, four films entitled ''Confessions...'' ''of a Window cleaner, of a Driving Instructor, of a Pop Performer'' and ''from a Holiday Camp''. All of which followed the misadventures of lovable "lovable" loser Timmy Lea (to quote the theme tune from the first episode "You're really not a loser, you just find it hard to win") as he bungles his way through a series of jobs set up for him by his brother-in-law, Sid Noggett, who happened to be played by the future father-in-law of a British Prime Minister. At every turn, Sid and Timmy attempt to have sex with every young woman they meet. Often successfully. Subplots include Sid's stormy marriage and Timmy's Dad's habit of stealing things from the lost property office where he works.



* WardrobeMalfunction: Endlessly.

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* WardrobeMalfunction: Endlessly.Inevitably and endlessly.
10th Aug '14 11:58:02 AM Prfnoff
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During TheSeventies, when [[{{Fanservice}} sex and nudity]] in mainstream films were at their height and the boundary between soft-core porn and mainstream was blurred, the UK film industry's main product, besides big-screen adaptations of {{Brit Com}}s, consisted of low-budget comedies with sexual themes featuring a great deal of nudity and slapstick. Modern viewers almost universally agree that these were flat-out ''awful'' films, but some [[SoBadItsGood enjoy them anyway]].

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During TheSeventies, when [[{{Fanservice}} sex and nudity]] in mainstream films were at their height and the boundary between soft-core porn and mainstream was blurred, the UK film industry's main product, besides aside from big-screen adaptations of {{Brit Com}}s, BritCom adaptations, consisted of low-budget comedies with sexual themes featuring a great deal of nudity and slapstick. Modern viewers almost universally agree that these were flat-out ''awful'' films, but some [[SoBadItsGood enjoy them anyway]].
10th Aug '14 11:57:11 AM Prfnoff
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During TheSeventies, when [[{{Fanservice}} sex and nudity]] in mainstream films were at their height and the boundary between porn and mainstream was blurred, the UK produced a number of low-budget comedies with sexual themes featuring a great deal of nudity and slapstick. Modern viewers almost universally agree that these were flat-out ''awful'' films, but some [[SoBadItsGood enjoy them anyway]].

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During TheSeventies, when [[{{Fanservice}} sex and nudity]] in mainstream films were at their height and the boundary between soft-core porn and mainstream was blurred, the UK produced a number film industry's main product, besides big-screen adaptations of {{Brit Com}}s, consisted of low-budget comedies with sexual themes featuring a great deal of nudity and slapstick. Modern viewers almost universally agree that these were flat-out ''awful'' films, but some [[SoBadItsGood enjoy them anyway]].
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