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    Does anyone have a copy of the sitcom "Heil, Honey I'm Home" for trade or purchase?

    I would appreciate hearing from you.

    Albert

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    A sitcom called Heil, Honey I'm Home?

    What on earth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimR View Post
    A sitcom called Heil, Honey I'm Home?

    What on earth....
    Adolf & Eva at home, having various arguments with their Jewish neighbours
    it's a laugh a decade

    Eight episodes were made (the makers should have been) but only the pilot was ever broadcast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Adolf & Eva at home, having various arguments with their Jewish neighbours
    it's a laugh a decade

    Eight episodes were made (the makers should have been) but only the pilot was ever broadcast

    Steve
    So it's exactly what it sounds like. That must be rock bottom. Ye gods. The mind boggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimR View Post
    So it's exactly what it sounds like. That must be rock bottom. Ye gods. The mind boggles.
    The makers of this show weren't satisfied with rock bottom, they hired an industrial-sized pneumatic drill and sank deeper than ever before!

    It was done in a very cosy American 50s domestic sitcom set-up, on purpose, supposedly as a 'clever' style. But it is just utter tripe. At least the pilot was. Never got to see the series but I doubt it improved!

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    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
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    I preferred the "Ming the Merciless at Home" sketches they did on the "Big Train" sketch show. In between plotting to take over the universe and mercilessly crushing his enemies, he got on with a bit of housework - still in full Ming the Merciless costume

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xqukXdkmY

    Steve

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    I've got this if anyone is still looking for a copy....

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    Crunchie, have sent you a P.M.
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    So that gruesome cultural artifact lives on for the world to see and ponder. The wonders of youtube.

    And the Jewish neighbors - astonishing. They really did think there would be an audience for this wacky fun on a weekly basis. The mind reels at potential plots - and guest stars.

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    Did an interview with the writer, Geoff Atkinson, about this show recently that you may find interesting.

    It's at: http://curiousbritishtelly.blogspot....y-im-home.html

    Enjoy!

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    Here in America we make tasteless historical sitcoms also. This one lasted for four episodes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrQRdDui-n4

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.15 View Post
    Here in America we make tasteless historical sitcoms also. This one lasted for four episodes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrQRdDui-n4
    It is my belief that "The Secret Diary Of Desmond Pfeiffer" was actually a reasonably good show. It was cancelled under false allegations of racism, then it acquired a reputation as one of the worst shows ever, which is a kind of self fulfilling prophecy. But is that strictly deserved? The next year there was a very similar concept with "Thanks" which made it to 6 episodes and was certainly no better, perhaps even worse. But no-one ever mentions "Thanks" as an epic failure, it even gets an 8.5 on the IMDB.
    Perhaps Pfeiffer was too much like Blackadder and American audiences couldn't deal with it when their own history was turned upside down.

    Those 4 episodes (out of 9 made) aired just once and only 3 are around (AOL, Up up and away, Once upon a mistress). If anyone has the 4th one... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman View Post
    It is my belief that "The Secret Diary Of Desmond Pfeiffer" was actually a reasonably good show. ...
    Judging from this clip, it's time for you to reconsider your belief system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
    Judging from this clip, it's time for you to reconsider your belief system.
    With respect did, I don't think you actually read my post. Did I say it was brilliant? No. I said it was no worse than most US comedy series from the '90s.
    Did I say you personally have to like it? No. But don't claim that this is fundamentally below the average American comedy, because it isn't.

    Why, just think: Even a vastly superior UK comedy like Blackadder (by which it was clearly inspired) only really got on track from series 2 onwards.

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