TV's top 25 Insults

BlackAdder- "The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr Brain has long since departed, hasn't he, Perce?"

Basil Fawlty - Fawlty Towers.
To Sybil: "Oh dear, what happened? Did you get entangled in the eiderdown again? Not enough cream in your eclair? Hmm? Or did you have to talk to all your friends for so long that you didn't have time to perm your ears?"

Roseanne Conner - Roseanne.
To husband Dan: "Your idea of romance is popping the can away from my face."

Carla - Cheers.
Cliff: "I'm ashamed God made me a man."
Carla: "I don't think God's doing a lot of bragging about it either."

Jim Royle - The Royle Family.
Nana: "Is this hat too far forward?"
Jim: "No. We can still see your face."

Malcolm Tucker - The Thick Of It.
To a junior minister: "All these hands all over the place! You were like a sweaty octopus trying to unhook a bra! It was like watching John Leslie at work!"

Patsy Stone - Absolutely Fabulous.
"One more facelift on this one and she'll have a beard."

Inspector Monkfish - The Fast Show.
To a bereaved woman: "I realise this must be a very difficult time for you, so put your knickers on and go and make me a cup of tea."

No Offence - The Fast Show.
"I notice you're not wearing a wedding ring which, given your age, means you're divorced or a lesbian."

Rupert Rigsby - Rising Damp.
To lodger Alan, who complains his room is too cold to study in: "The only thing you study is your navel. You even shave lying down."

Nan - The Catherine Tate Show.
Describing an encounter with an overweight hospital volunteer: "She said to me last time, 'You look bored, Mrs Taylor. I've got three words for you: Barbara Taylor Bradford.'
So I said, 'Yeah? I've got three words for you too: calorie controlled diet."'

Statler and Waldorf - The Muppet Show.
Statler: "Wake up, you old fool, you slept through the show."
Waldorf: "Who's a fool? You watched it."

The Professor - The Mary Whitehouse Experience.
"I have here a copy of your book, Origins of the Crimean War. It smells of poo."
"That's because it's been inside your mum's bra."

Dr Perry Cox - Scrubs.
Dr Elliot Reid: "I don't think you understand the severity of the situation here. I am dangerously close to giving up men altogether."
Dr Cox: "Then on behalf of men everywhere - and I do mean everywhere, including the ones in little mud huts - let me be the first to say thanks and hallelujah."

Dr Gregory House - House. "You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to stop thinking."

Gary Strang - Men Behaving Badly.
"Let's face it, Tony, the only way you're gonna be in there is if you're both marooned on a desert island and she eats a poisonous berry or a nut which makes her temporarily deaf, dumb, stupid, forgetful and desperate for sex."

Arnold Rimmer - Red Dwarf.
"Look, we all have something to bring to this discussion. But I think from now on the thing you should bring is silence."

Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm.
"Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate."

Sam Tyler - Life On Mars.
To Gene Hunt: "I think you've forgotten who you're talking to."
Sam: "An overweight, over-the-hill, nicotine-stained, borderline-alcoholic homophobe with a superiority complex and an unhealthy obsession with male bonding?"

**I would like to add my own from The Young Ones
Rik: "Why don't you like me?"
Vyv: "Because you're a complete bastard and we all hate you"**
Hilarious show, devvo that it didn't make the list.
{From memory, and couldn't find online to verify}

7 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Reanan said...
March 03, 2008 1:03 PM

HAHA YAY! I am so pleased that a few of my faves made it.

No Python but at least Fawlty Towes, Ab Fab and Red Dwarf... here here on adding TYO!!

Darling Facsist Bully Boy...

Dataceptionist said...
March 03, 2008 1:31 PM

Yes very telling how many of the programs are British isn't it....?

Re said...
March 03, 2008 6:31 PM

LOL yes only the British are funny!

Eca said...
March 13, 2008 6:24 AM

Hear hear!

A couple of expats we've met delight in actually being able to use some wit and sarcasm again when they meet the expats. Yanks just don't get half of it!

sigh.

Abbey said...
April 21, 2008 4:45 AM

Of course only the British are funny! Most of these are shows I love. It wasn't until everyone said they're British that I realised the similarities. I never thought about it. pfft! Do you actually like these TV programmes? I love LOVE Blackadder, the muppets, Life on Mars, the Catherine Tate show, the Royle Family... well, you get the general idea. o3o

Abbey said...
April 21, 2008 4:47 AM

Oh yeah and Fawlty towers is my favourite show out of them all! Hmm... now we need some cutting phrase of C3PO >_< Even though the shows American, he's English innit?

Dataceptionist said...
April 21, 2008 3:03 PM

I've actually only seen six of these shows Abbey unfortunately. Don't know if the others are due to age or not having Pay Tv, but I've never even heard of some of them.

Don't know any C3PO quotes sorry, never seen Star Wars either.... (he's Star Wars right?)

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