When Johnny Depp appeared in the Vicar of Dibley. When Ricky Gervais did that spoof African appeal sketch. French and Saunders doing the Harry Potter rip off, where Dawn French played Hagrid who couldn't quite see Jennifer Saunders' Harry over her own boobs.
Tambor reinvigorated sitcom parenthood and found the role of his career as Maura Pfefferman (formerly Mort Pfefferman) in Transparent. It is the sort of performance that comes around once every ten years, soul-naked, eyes like wet jewels, his voice a ripple of canyon wind. He handles Maura's self-consciousness so sensitively, and her transformation so unshowily...
I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach
A disclaimer here, which is, I hope obvious, but should be clarified. I'm not criticising the work of these charities, or the people that work for them, they're doing good work (I assume) and they're good people (I assume).
It's the hilarious tale of Thomas Cromwell and his fun-loving chums - it's 'Wolf Hall'... the classic American sitcom! (Video
In which YouTuber Robert Jones recasts Leonardo DiCaprio's amoral, drug-addled Jordan Belfort as a loveable rogue heading
Swimer clearly has talent, but is apparently prepared to operate well within its bounds. And unlike Mrs Brown, the result has no shortage of illustrious fans. Have expectations really fallen so low?
Rik Mayall's loved ones bid a sad, too-early farewell to the great comedy star at his funeral today. And in a twist of fate
I was going to say that Bob Larbey was the last of the great practitioners of the big mainstream audience TV sitcom, but amazingly, by the grace of God, the old pioneers themselves are still alive - Galton and Simpson, the Lennon & McCartney of the half-hour comedy.
As an opportunist screenwriter minus a notable broadcast credit, what probably will follow will sound tainted with bitterness and potentially a bit communist. Lets put it this way: I'm not convinced by what's getting churned out by the current mainstream of televised comedy.