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[TV] UKCC23 - R16 Match FOUR - Blackadder vs Porridge

R16 Match FOUR - Choose your favourite

  • Blackadder

    Votes: 179 76.8%
  • Porridge

    Votes: 54 23.2%

  • Total voters
    233
  • Poll closed .


Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
Round of 16 - Match FOUR
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This might be too much for Fletch.


Blackadder (all series) - 1982-1999, 26 episodes

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An absolute institution of a comedy. A bookies favourite pre-tournament. No further comment necessary.

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Porridge
- 1974-1977, 20 episodes

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Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court, and it is now my duty to pass sentence. You are an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner. We therefore feel constrained to commit you to the maximum term allowed for these offences: you will go to prison for five years.

This match will run for 7 days, to allow plenty of time for voting.

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UK Comedy Cup 2023 - R16 Match FOUR - Blackadder vs Porridge
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Simster

"the man's an arse"
Jul 7, 2003
54,030
Surrey
The nightmare draw for Porridge. Whilst it can hold its own against some of the other shows in the knockout stages, it has zero chance against Blackadder IMO.
Indeed. Would have been very interesting up against OFAH, but here it is going to be crushed.
 

jakarta

Well-known member
May 25, 2007
15,615
Sullington
Blackadder for the brilliance of the 2nd and 4th series but what a tussle, would have Porridge above almost all other contenders...
 


Uh_huh_him

Well-known member
Sep 28, 2011
10,431
Pound for pound Porridge is the better comedy.
Consistently excellent, compared to the peaks and troughs from Blackadder
Ronnie Barker's comedic acting is at it's absolute peak.

But series 2 & 4 of Blackadder were also superb.
 

Badger

NOT the Honey Badger
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
May 8, 2007
12,718
Toronto
And where would you rate series 1?
The weakest of the series but still had its moments.

Porridge has never done anything for me. I guess it was before my time and whenever I've seen episodes repeated I've only found them mildly amusing. I think it's partly because I associate Ronnie Barker with The Two Ronnies which I really can't stand.
 


Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
:bounce:
 

Questions

Habitual User
Oct 18, 2006
24,587
Worthing
I watched Richard Curtis’s Genie last night. He’s shit.
 

Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
Ignore
 


Stumpy Tim

Well-known member
The weakest of the series but still had its moments.

Porridge has never done anything for me. I guess it was before my time and whenever I've seen episodes repeated I've only found them mildly amusing. I think it's partly because I associate Ronnie Barker with The Two Ronnies which I really can't stand.
This. I don't get Porridge at all
 

martin tyler

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2013
5,816
Really enjoyed both. Like an FA cup draw where a team you fancy to go a long way suddenly ends up away at Man City in the last 16. Blackadder overall for me has the edge as much as I love and appreciate porridge
 

Pavilionaire

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2003
30,463
This. I don't get Porridge at all
That's a shame. For me, the genius of Porridge was setting it in a prison and using that as a euphemism for life in general, with Fletcher savouring every little victory helping him get through his stretch. His protective 'father-son' relationship with his cellmate Godber - played by the late, great Richard Beckinsale - was TV gold, with both men able to switch effortlessly from comedy to pathos and back again.
 


ElectricNaz

Well-known member
Jan 23, 2013
806
Hampshire
It has to go to Blackadder here. Blackadder is a semi final team at minimum, Porridge should be a quarter final team but one hell of a tough draw. Weaker shows will progress ahead of Porridge
 

chickens

Intending to survive this time of asset strippers
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Oct 12, 2022
1,708
Sorry Fletch, I did my best.

(Blackadder is superb, but Porridge was better)
 

Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
Matches 5-8 to follow over the next couple of days.
 

Farehamseagull

Solly March Fan Club
Nov 22, 2007
13,597
Sarisbury Green, Southampton
Oh I do love Porridge but it’s got to be Blackadder here for me. Genius.

Will never forget watching Blackadder Goes Forth for the first time in History in Year 11 at school. It broke me emotionally! I think that series hit home to me more than anything else they taught us about WW’s 1 and 2 for GCSE!
 
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Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
Will never forget watching Blackadder Goes Forth for the first time in History on Year 11 at school. It broke me emotionally! I think that series hit home to me more than anything else they taught us about WW’s 1 and 2 for GCSE!
So many people echo this I think, including me.

"I'm scared, sir." - absolutely brutal.
 

Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
31,603
Brighton
A pounding from Edmund. Blackadder into the quarters.

4 R16 matches done, 4 to go.
 

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