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Sitcom Showdown

Sep 12, 2023

Steve brings 'Barbara' to the showdown (a listener suggestion) so that he and Jeff can check out the turn-of-the-century UK sitcom starring Gwen Taylor and Sam Kelly.

The ep in question is Series 3 episode 2, titled FLOOD, and it turns out to be packed with plenty of quality jokes. 

Thanks to Jono for the suggestion!

Aug 27, 2023

Steve uses Blackadder's 'Ink & Incapability' as a springboard to go on a Grand Tour of Edmund: A Butler's Tale & Boswell's Life of Johnson.

What were the links between Dr Johnson & Boswell, and the Prince Regent and Gertude Perkins and the great romantic poets (if any)? Or did Ben Elton and Richard Curtis simply...

Jul 21, 2023

We Are Men was a swiftly-cancelled 2013 sitcom on CBS (only 2 episodes!) starring some great actors such as Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell and Kal Penn. The show looked great, plenty of well-shot location work, with experienced hands at the helm. So what went wrong? Jeffers and Steve review both eps of We Are Men and...

May 27, 2023

The USA's 1979 version of Are You Being Served? titled Beane's of Boston is under the microscope in this edition of Sitcom Showdown.

The pilot starred sitcom veterans Charlotte Rae (Diff'rent Strokes) as Mrs Slocombe and John Hillerman (Magnum PI) as Mr Peacock.

Steve and Jeffers compare the two series and - as always...

Apr 7, 2023

In our 100th episode of Sitcom Showdown, Steve nominates a classic episode of Are You Being Served from 1976.

Captain Peacock is in a spot of bother after some suspicious overnight behavior with a store colleague makes him late to work.

Mrs Peacock is on the rampage and Messrs Humphries and Lucas are enjoying the show....