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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Fawlty Towers now. Looks like the mob is winning, and winning big...

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    My German colleagues love that episode. Although it wasn't shown in Germany until relatively recently.
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    It may be me showing my ignorance here so do feel free to say so, but...

    I always saw that episode as being a piss-take of the British, and their constipated manners, not a crowing about "winning" the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    It may be me showing my ignorance here so do feel free to say so, but...

    I always saw that episode as being a piss-take of the British, and their constipated manners, not a crowing about "winning" the war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    It may be me showing my ignorance here so do feel free to say so, but...

    I always saw that episode as being a piss-take of the British, and their constipated manners, not a crowing about "winning" the war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    It may be me showing my ignorance here so do feel free to say so, but...

    I always saw that episode as being a piss-take of the British, and their constipated manners, not a crowing about "winning" the war.
    Yes exactly, the joke was on us really as not getting over the war. Though, probably outdated now.

    I think the Major, referred to Indians and Jamaicans in terms that are offensive. I wonder if this is the reason why it was removed.

    I don't agree with it, I think we should be able to watch these things in context of the times. The same way many programmes from the 70s we find sexists now, almost in a funny way.

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    The ironic thing is that it's not really racist.

    I'd have thought the more contentious episode would be the one where the Major refers to Indians as w**s but maybe that snippet has already been excised from the Netflix offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Naked Attraction should be banned

    Why where else are you going to see the Sun & Guardian readers with their kit off?

    Its so funny listening to them complaining about what the people in the box have when they are no great shakes themselves.
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