Things that don't stand the test of time

I had a mega idea - things that don't stand the test of time thread.

To start:

Certain television comedies.
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The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,530
    Skin.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Hope
  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,311
    That other thread about comedies not standing the test of time
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    - Dolan Tuono
  • I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,840

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,714
    The film Risky Business. A mainstream comedy in it's time that I recently rewatched and completely shocked me.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    Did she not publish a monthly magazine?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,714

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    Did she not publish a monthly magazine?
    Was that a way to release her pent up frustrations?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Everything except time. Is there still time if it's not observed?
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    Claiming other people’s ideas as your own clearly does stand the test of time OP.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    what about the Mary Whitehouse Experience?
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  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,840

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    Did she not publish a monthly magazine?

    Well, she certainly gets a long Wikipedia entry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse
  • I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    Did she not publish a monthly magazine?
    As well as her musical side project...
  • Dinosaurs.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    pblakeney said:

    I find it funny to think that the most controversial thing in Life of Brian if it were made now would be the scene where Stan wants to be Loretta.


    Youngsters now think it's just plain weird that it was such a big controversy at the time. I think that's a great sign, as they look on invoking blasphemy for something so harmless as something very much from a bygone age.

    I don't miss Mary Whitehouse.
    Did she not publish a monthly magazine?
    Was that a way to release her pent up frustrations?
    We used to Club together to Rustler up enough cash and Escort the eldest looking of us to the newsagent. A veritable titmag Fiesta.

  • The Space Shuttle.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,840
    The song 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls'

    Each time I see a little girl
    Of five or six or seven
    I can't resist a joyous urge
    To smile and say
    Thank heaven for little girls
    For little girls get
    Bigger every day
    Thank heaven for little girls
    They grow up in
    The most delightful way.
    Those little eyes
    So helpless and appealing
    When they were flashing
    Send you crashing
    Through the ceiling
    Thank heaven for little girls
    Thank heaven for them all
    No matter where,
    No matter who
    Without them
    What would little boys do
    Thank heaven
    Thank heaven
    Thank heaven for little girls.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,616
    Most BBC comedy from the 1970's. Including Rising Damp, unfortunately.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,840

    Most BBC comedy from the 1970's. Including Rising Damp, unfortunately.


    What, including Terry & June?
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,610

    The song 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls'

    Each time I see a little girl
    Of five or six or seven
    I can't resist a joyous urge
    To smile and say
    Thank heaven for little girls
    For little girls get
    Bigger every day
    Thank heaven for little girls
    They grow up in
    The most delightful way.
    Those little eyes
    So helpless and appealing
    When they were flashing
    Send you crashing
    Through the ceiling
    Thank heaven for little girls
    Thank heaven for them all
    No matter where,
    No matter who
    Without them
    What would little boys do
    Thank heaven
    Thank heaven
    Thank heaven for little girls.

    See also Young Girl by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
  • The Space Shuttle.

    quite the contrary, the shuttle program lasted over three decades in one the harshest environments man has encountered. They weren't built to last forever. Therefore this does not belong in this thread IMHO
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,731
    I still find some old comedy quite funny - Porridge is one I watched recently and laughed at - I may not be typical but I think I might still find Reginald Perrin funny, I'd have to rewatch Rising Damp not sure about that.

    The ones I really can't watch now are the Young Ones and Black Adder (although the last series is an exception) - I just find them juvenile rather than funny.
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  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,616

    Most BBC comedy from the 1970's. Including Rising Damp, unfortunately.


    What, including Terry & June?
    That was dated years before it was made.
  • ...The Audience
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    edited February 2021

    I still find some old comedy quite funny - Porridge is one I watched recently and laughed at - I may not be typical but I think I might still find Reginald Perrin funny, I'd have to rewatch Rising Damp not sure about that.

    The ones I really can't watch now are the Young Ones and Black Adder (although the last series is an exception) - I just find them juvenile rather than funny.

    Porridge is and was sublime. The writing and acting first class.
    It's up there with Fools and Horses and One foot in the grave.

    Edit
    Never was a massive fan of Rising Damp or Reggie Perrin, although some thought them to be great or super.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,530

    I still find some old comedy quite funny - Porridge is one I watched recently and laughed at - I may not be typical but I think I might still find Reginald Perrin funny, I'd have to rewatch Rising Damp not sure about that.

    The ones I really can't watch now are the Young Ones and Black Adder (although the last series is an exception) - I just find them juvenile rather than funny.

    Porridge is and was sublime. The writing and acting first class.
    It's up there with Fools and Horses and One foot in the grave.
    This explains a lot.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921

    I still find some old comedy quite funny - Porridge is one I watched recently and laughed at - I may not be typical but I think I might still find Reginald Perrin funny, I'd have to rewatch Rising Damp not sure about that.

    The ones I really can't watch now are the Young Ones and Black Adder (although the last series is an exception) - I just find them juvenile rather than funny.

    Porridge is and was sublime. The writing and acting first class.
    It's up there with Fools and Horses and One foot in the grave.
    This explains a lot.
    You disagree about the quality of the acting and writing?
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,616

    I still find some old comedy quite funny - Porridge is one I watched recently and laughed at - I may not be typical but I think I might still find Reginald Perrin funny, I'd have to rewatch Rising Damp not sure about that.

    The ones I really can't watch now are the Young Ones and Black Adder (although the last series is an exception) - I just find them juvenile rather than funny.

    Porridge is and was sublime. The writing and acting first class.
    It's up there with Fools and Horses and One foot in the grave.

    Edit
    Never was a massive fan of Rising Damp or Reggie Perrin, although some thought them to be great or super.
    I was never a porridge kind of a person.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,616
    Some mothers do have em.

    The liver birds

    The good life

    All of the carry on films.
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921

    Some mothers do have em.

    The liver birds

    The good life

    All of the carry on films.

    Never liked Some mothers...
    But I had a thing for Margot in TGL.