In reply to “Desperate of Tigtown”, who is searching for a good Xmas present for his better half, I suggested that a DVD of a good comedy film or TV series is never wrong. And then I remembered how fiendishly difficult it is to find something that you can be 100% sure another person will find amusing.
Take Mrs KFD and me. When she is crying her eyes out I am sitting there baffled and unamused. Or vice versa. Part of this may be a language or a cultural thing in our case. But then again we both think that Robert Gustavsson, officially “Sweden’s funniest man”, is just not very amusing.
So when we do find something that we both enjoy it is a minor miracle. As to finding something that will also make our surly 15 year old son laugh, that just is not going to happen.
And then we discovered Friday Night Dinner.
And laughed and laughed and laughed.
An extremely ridiculous, extremely Jewish, family sitcom set in North London would not have been an obvious choice for a programme that would unite us in laughter. However the script and the comic timing of the cast are magnificent.
I am sure that it is a very Marmite show. If you do not like it, I will not be at all surprised.
So how about you? Are there any films or TV shows that unite your family in mirth or leave you divided in unamused incomprehension?
And then, what have you seen, old or new, recently that has made you laugh?
Foe me two French films , Place publique by Agnes Jaoui and Le Sens de la Fete by Nakache and Toledano, which both made me cry with laughter in the past month. And the first episode Of Brooklyn Nine Nine bowled me over.
The name of this thread is a quote from the Dr Johnson episode of Blackadder 3. It’s Baldrick’s definition of C. Is there anyone who can watch that show and not laugh……
I suspect there are millions.