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The new influx of sitcoms are pretty boring in my opinion
So, if you were to create a new sitcom, what would it be?
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Just base it around a group of lads lads. Have them go out drinking together. Shagging birds every so often. Farting on each other.

The possibilities are endless.
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I agree sitcoms are getting boring, especially American studio/audience-based ones. New sitcoms should be about people in unique and extreme situations.
Here are a few of my ideas:

An out-of-work chimney sweep.
A group of rollercoaster operators. (Joke suggestion: "He's going loopy.")
The bloke from the Halifax advert.

BAFTAs are guaranteed.
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^^I like all of these. Unfortunatly the Halifax ad guy one is already sending me bad vibes about canned laughter and TERRIBLE puns.


(Original post by remwoby)
Just base it around a group of lads lads. Have them go out drinking together. Shagging birds every so often. Farting on each other.

The possibilities are endless.
Men Behaving Badly
Coupling

Aren't these similar?
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Omg the Halifax guy one would be great. I can imagine it now. Somebody DO IT.
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Well, I would hire Dylan Moran to make new Black Books. And continue some other series as well, since I have no ideas.
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the young ones was good but outdated. A proper, modern uni sitcom would be good.
1 episode: **** a fresher week - the guys go out trying to nail voulnerable fresher girls, with hilarious consequences!
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i think im the only person on tsr who actually like "the big bang theory"
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I like the big bang theory its well good.
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something to do with th gaza strip.

id watch it.
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(Original post by Aria Gato)
Ethnic Mismatch Comedy #644
"Cripes Jim, there's a black chap in your coal cellar!"
"How was I supposed to know that? I couldn't see him, could I?"
[raucous canned laughter]
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Otis the Aardvark, who used to present CBBC, could star as a freelance plastic surgeon.
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Help yourselves.
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I love Charlie Brooker. He's a genius.
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Myself and a friend at uni are trying to write our own sit-com, but it's actually pretty difficult to think what hasn't been done. We have the characters pretty sorted now, though, I think it has potential if we work hard on it.
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Brooker link wins thread.
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(Original post by AsphyxiateD)
Myself and a friend at uni are trying to write our own sit-com, but it's actually pretty difficult to think what hasn't been done. We have the characters pretty sorted now, though, I think it has potential if we work hard on it.
As someone who's tried but never quite finished - it really is a bad idea to base a sitcom on something obvious, like "doctors", "teachers", "geeks" etc and just go from there, as more often than not the characters just end up as complete two-dimensional caricatures (see: The Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd, etc). Focus on doing a decent, complex set of characters first, and if they're good enough, and if the stories are good enough, no-one'll care what they do. Seems you're mostly there...

I mean, Seinfeld? What the hell was that? Four people talking about nothing. For nine seasons. And bloody good it was (eventually).
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the phones 4 you advert with all those spesh peole. can't nobody see there mental;ly disabled and it is therefore hilarious.
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(Original post by CommunistHamster)
"Cripes Jim, there's a black chap in your coal cellar!"
"How was I supposed to know that? I couldn't see him, could I?"
[raucous canned laughter]
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(Original post by 2 + 2 = 5)
As someone who's tried but never quite finished - it really is a bad idea to base a sitcom on something obvious, like "doctors", "teachers", "geeks" etc and just go from there, as more often than not the characters just end up as complete two-dimensional caricatures (see: The Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd, etc). Focus on doing a decent, complex set of characters first, and if they're good enough, and if the stories are good enough, no-one'll care what they do. Seems you're mostly there...

I mean, Seinfeld? What the hell was that? Four people talking about nothing. For nine seasons. And bloody good it was (eventually).
Yeah our focus is on the characters as we want it to be entirely character-driven rather than by the theme/setting (i.e. Scrubs, which is hilarious, but that's not the point I'm trying to make here ;P). We do have a setting idea but that's only to help provide context between the character links. We have a few interesting plays on stereotypes so far and I think we have some decent original ideas. I just hope we find the effort, time and patience to finalise it.
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