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YMMV / I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

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  • Growing the Beard: The first series or so contained sketches which were more situational and character-based. Arguably, the show became much funnier when the pace became faster and the sketches became an excuse for a series of rapid-fire puns and jokes.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Rolf Harris Dirty Songbook sketch isn't quite so funny now that Harris is in jail for sex offences. Well it is actually, but you still can't help but wince a bit.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The series made a Running Gag out of characters being given OBEs due to the popular perception at the time that they were being given out too freely. Since then, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie have all received OBEs, while David Hatch received first a CBE and then a knighthoodnote , and John Cleese was offered a CBE but turned it down.
  • Once Acceptable Targets: The many, many gay jokes, as well as less frequent jokes about blacks and/or Indians most probably could not be done today.


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