Top 5 Favourite British Sitcom Characters
Over the past few years I have come to dislike my own countries sitcoms, I have found most too loud and quite frankly not funny. I have decided to look back at some of the shows I watched growing up and pulling out my five favourite characters. This list doesn’t mean I think these are the five best sitcoms all around I just love these characters the most.
Gordon is the manager of Whitbury-Newton Leisure centre and he tries his utmost to make sure everything works day by day in his centre but things always seem to go wrong. Gordon does come off very condescending but accidently like this. Fun fact about this show which was filmed near my home town.
Hyacinth believes she is in the upper class of British living even changing the pronouncing of her surname from Bucket to Bouque. She is ashamed of her council living sister but is full of pride for her other sister Violet. Reaching retirement age, we watch how he long suffering husband Richard has to deal with all he plans to get noticed and have higher society guests at her candle light suppers. To me this is one of the best acted roles in sitcom history with Patricia Routledge stealing every single episode of the show.
Father Ted has to live on Craggy Island with the dim witted priest and the alcoholic priest waiting for his chance to get his own place to with what he wants normal people. We watch how he always try to impress the clergy who visit the Ireland but everything always seems to go wrong. Sadly this character never got a true ending due to the untimely death of Dermot Morgan.
This is from the 4th series of the show which is sent in World War I where Edmund is one of the soldiers in the trenches always trying to find a way out of which is a certain death. He has to put up with Baldrick and his cunning plans and George a high society idiot. It could easily be all five of the characters in this series which is arguable one of the best ever put to film but Blackadder has the interaction with all of them with each one showing his true colours.
Pike is the youngster member of the home guards in World War II, he is with the older soldiers who can’t go into conflict as they look to protect the small town. While they never see conflict we see them prepare for it and Pike is always doing something wrong leading to being called ‘Stupid Boy’ by Captain Mainwaring. Pike is also involved in my favourite sitcom scene in history when the soldiers had captaure some German soldiers where he sings ‘whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp, he’s half barmy like his army, whistle while you work’. Which leads to the German wanting to add him to his list. And the Don’t tell him Pike line.