Comic Show Writers Need to up their Game. #banfword #bancword

Happy New Year? Hope so. Of course it would be happier if modern comedians could actually tell jokes acceptable to a family audience. The best comic progs on TV this Christmas were the old ones. Those not sprinkled with the f word. Even I risked introducing my parents to Cuckoo (BBC) - sure, I had enjoyed it immensely on my own, but in their presence I became acutely aware of the use of the f word three times and even the w word once in just the first episode. Mother showed up to see the second episode and the f word showed up embarrassingly twice. Needless to say the third episode was voted "don't bother" in favour of the news. 

Then there was an episode of Mock the Week with Dara O'Brien (?) a slap dash compilation of highlights that seemed to be made up in the last five minutes of things from the cutting room floor apparently with all the swear words the non- funny comics could think of. This is not Mock the Week, it's mock the public. Sorry, absolutely not one funny thing to laugh at. 

Never been a fan of Mrs Browns Boys either. Disgusting that they get away with so much bad language.
New Years Eve channel 4 with 8 out of 10 cats received a drubbing from Daily Mail as being offensive crude and rude. 

Ricky Gervais didn't seem to be on anywhere. Always liked The Office when viewed alone, but he regularly tweets the c word and if he persists on any TV show he won't be on my TV watch list for long. 

Dads Army, Vicar of Dibbley, Morecambe and Wise and shows of that ilk have been great to re-watch and will continue to be shown because they are funny. There is absolutely nothing added to comedic value by adding the f word. Script writers need to up their game and learn a few more adjectives especially if they want longevity. #banfword #bancword

Reproduced from my Facebook Page, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 at 11:41