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Jul 6, 2019

Allo Allo is nominated by Jeffers for its 1987 episode 'Pretty Maids All in a Row'. Will this high-stakes comedy's incompatibility with the Sitcom Showdown format work against it? Or will Steve be so confused by 'Allo 'Allo's complex chicanery and sauciness that it'll roll unopposed into the Hall of Fame?

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Jun 23, 2019

Steve nominates a 1970s hidden gem from the UK called 'I Didn't Know You Cared' and it's anti-adventures from the Brandon family's life in South Yorkshire. Will this bleak-ish comedy win over Jeffers and make it into the Hall of Fame? Let's see if Carter and his elders (created by Peter Tinniswood) have what it takes! 


Jun 7, 2019

Upstart Crow is nominated by Jeffers, potentially giving Ben Elton his 6th entry into the Hall of Fame. Will Steve approve of David Mitchell's turn as Shakespeare? If music be the food of theatre, play on...

We also discuss Liza Tarbuck's dad 'Tarby', the merits of Upstart Crow vs Blackadder and much more.

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May 24, 2019

Get A Life, the early 1990s cult classic starring Chris Elliott, is nominated for the Hall of Fame this time around for the episode 'Chris's Brain Starts Working'. Does this cheap, stupid surreal comedy of craziness have a shot? Well, like Chris in this episode showing a rare glimpse of intelligence, perhaps this...


Apr 27, 2019

A look back at the many sitcoms we've covered, listing a lot of top-fives to celebrate the 50th ep of Sitcom Showdown! The top 5 gags, top 5 sitcom episodes (by audience vote, by host and by downloads) the best writers and MUCH MUCH MORE.

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