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We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels. Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to American audiences), we'll be taking a weekly deep dive into every single episode ever made of our favourite childhood sitcoms: examining the humour, characters, fashions and cringey bits together. Join us at saddo.club to get involved!

We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels. Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to American audiences), we'll be taking a weekly deep dive into every single episode ever made of our favourite childhood sitcoms: examining the humour, characters, fashions and cringey bits together. Join us at saddo.club to get involved!

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels. Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to American audiences), we'll be taking a weekly deep dive into every single episode ever made of our favourite childhood sitcoms: examining the humour, characters, fashions and cringey bits together. Join us at saddo.club to get involved!

Language:

English


Episodes

S02E11 - Dr Sausages

10/13/2021
Dead guests, blow up sex dolls, a kipper in a tank top, a doctor with a one-track-mind....it's the most hectic of the twelve Fawlty Towers episodes this week as we deep dive 'The Kipper & The Corpse'. This weeks tangents take in gym meat, Rick Wakeman's penchant for curry and John Cleese's beef, while we tout Maureen Lipman for an imaginary Fawlty remake. #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:03:14

S02E10 - Hotdog

10/6/2021
When a bolshy transatlantic visitor pays Basil £20 to keep the chef on after hours, Jacko has other ideas, leaving Basil to play out a pantomime of voices in the kitchen. Will he manage to put together a Waldorf Salad for his American guest? At least the other guests seem happy (or are they?) Meanwhile, Alison fires ten 1979 questions at Eggs in the follow-up to her 1975 quiz of a few weeks ago, and we wonder why the hell hissy cassette tapes are making a comeback in...

Duration:00:55:13

S02E09 - Pretentious Moi?

9/29/2021
When a psychiatrist checks in at Fawlty Titties, sexually repressed Basil immediately assumes that he is being psychoanalysed, while all the guests over 70 assume he is there to wheel off the Major to the looney bin (including the Major himself). Meanwhile, we try some Fawlty inspired limericks and pass our warm thanks on to Russell Brand for helping us with the podcast. #FawltyTowers #SADDO #psychiatry Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this...

Duration:00:54:45

S02E08 - Flying Tart

9/21/2021
When Basil has some luck on the gee-gees, he's desperate to prevent the dragon from finding out, so what does he do? Trusts the Major to look after the Brewsters of course.... Meanwhile, Mrs Richards gets Alison's back up at every turn, and we bring back apt anagrams from series 1 (Connie Booth = Hot Bone Icon)! #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:00:57:16

S02E07.5 - Stephen Hall (Basil Mark II)

9/18/2021
Eggs is joined by Australian actor, comic, writer and quiz guru Stephen Hall. Stephen was hand-picked by John Cleese himself to step into his sizeable shoes and play Basil Fawlty in the stage show written by John himself, which toured Australia in 2016. As well as nostalgically reminiscing about the experience, Stephen puts his credentials to the test and takes the SADDO / Mastermind Fawlty Towers quiz! Follow Stephen on Twitter @how2wingameshow, visit www.thestephenhall.com for more...

Duration:00:51:58

S02E07 - The Major Gets Cancelled

9/14/2021
It's the infamous episode where the Major goes full Bernard Manning (never go full Bernard!) After holding a minute's silence to mark the Major's cancellation, we muse over 70s hospitals, a very mixed bag of German puns, and a Fawlty themed World Cup song. #FawltyTowers #SADDO #dontmentionthewar Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:00:56:32

S02E06 - Wrong Shaped Chips

9/7/2021
Basil's attempts to make the place classier see him invite the Twitchens and the Twitchers to a specially planned gourmet evening. Unfortunately, Kurt (the amorous chef with a penchant for tiny Spanish waiters) struggles to deal with unrequited love and it all goes pear-shaped fast. Meanwhile, Al and Eggs get drawn into catchphrase wars and discuss the mindset of the compulsive Billy Bullshit liar... #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at...

Duration:00:57:39

S02E05 - Mr Woof

9/1/2021
As Basil's mania reaches new heights due to a heady cocktail of having to deal with Hitler-vibe Cribbins and the dude from Woof, Manuel is struggling with the lack of sun in Torquay. Meanwhile, we discuss similarities between Fawlty Towers and The Overlook Hotel, and marvel at the concept of reserving BBC2 in a hotel bar for the enjoyment of a televisual feast. #differenttimes #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:50:45

S02E04 - Jaws (The Paperback Edition)

8/17/2021
As the farce is ramped up to 11, Basil tries to escape the attentions of a flirtatious Parisienne by settling into his single bed with an altogether strange choice of paperback. Meanwhile, Eggs checks out the episode in reverse and we smoke-shame our parents 1990s mid-air nicotine intake (although it was de rigueur at the time)... #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:59:57

S02E03 - Manuel Towers

8/11/2021
The Fawltys pop off to play golf, facilitating an Andrew Sachs tour de force as Manuel takes over running the hotel. Meanwhile, Al has nightmares about her compulsory enrolment at Grange Hill and tells us about the time she popped her finger in the a. #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:01:00:26

S02E02 - Molten Melbury

8/3/2021
As we start our Fawlty odyssey for real, it quickly becomes apparent that Sybil Fawlty is Alison's Tom Good. In addition to Sybil getting both barrels from Al, we discuss rotary telephones and weather vanes, as well as proper suitcase / porter ettiquette. #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:00:56:38

S02E01 - Bring Back Ballard!

7/27/2021
We're back with the first episode of series 2 and a general chit chat about the universally adored Fawlty Towers, in advance of getting stuck into the very first episode next week. In addition to looking at the main players and some Fawlty folklore, we start a campaign to bring back the name Ballard, and get sidetracked into some 'Give Us a Clue' nostalgia... #lizagoddard #lionelblair #FawltyTowers #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this...

Duration:00:47:06

S02E00 - Season 2 Trailer

7/20/2021
We're back with Series 2 of the SADDO podcast - The Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive. This time around we're focusing on all 12 episodes of the enduringly popular 70s classic Fawlty Towers. Here's a sneak preview.... Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:00:01:36

S01E31 - Rab C Briers

3/23/2021
As we sadly reach the conclusion of our Good Life odyssey, the focus is all on Her Maj and Big Phil as they arrive at BBC Television Centre to attend the recording of the episode Lizzie herself insisted on. But does the Queen even know who Felicity Kendal is, despite this being her favourite show? And will big Phil say anything racist to the assembled BBC bigwigs? Once the pomp is out of the way, we suffer 2 middle aged dickheads with overflowing testosterone attempting to out-alpha one...

Duration:01:04:16

S01E30 - Yuletide Felicitations

3/16/2021
It's the famous Christmas episode of The Good Life! Will Margo's Christmas tree meet her oh-so-specific height requirements? WTF is canasta? What is the correct ettiquette for recreating the noise of a banging cracker, vocally? Is Eggs' arse crack normal? We'll find out all this and more in this belter of an episode, which is decidedly silly....but fun! #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:49:13

S01E29 - Naff Off!

3/9/2021
As we reach the final episode (excluding the specials), there's heartbreak for the Goods as anarchist burglars break in and obscenely graffiti the words "naff off" on the wall. Meanwhile, Sir finally comes to a decision on his successor at JJM. #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:01:04:18

S01E28 - The Nose Job Investigation

3/2/2021
Jerry's gin addled mind has him convinced that proving his opponent's nose is cosmetically enhanced is the best way to land his dream job. Meanwhile, Tom has his eye on the oil Mrs Weaver left behind when she upped sticks to Esher to embrace the wife swapping invasion en route from Epsom. #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

Duration:00:49:32

S01E27 - Suits You Sir!

2/23/2021
As Jerry and Margo prepare to schmooze their way into Sir's good books to land Jerry the top job at JJM, Tom and Barbara are more concerned with making green dye from nettles and fashioning their own clothes. Which of the candidates from the creme de la Surbiton will 'Sir' ultimately pick for the job? Surely not the snivelling Snetterton!?!? #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:41:14

S01E26.5 - James Hogg (Author of Richard Briers Biography)

2/19/2021
In this bonus episode, Alison is joined by James Hogg, author of 'More Than Just a Good Life' (the authorised biography of Richard Briers). James is an extremely successful biographer and ghost writer who in addition to authoring this tome about Dicky, has also written for and about Kenny Everett, Torvill & Dean, Gary Numan and Brian Blessed (among others). To buy James' excellent book on Richard Briers,click through to https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BNVLT9F or visit a book retailer that...

Duration:00:26:23

S01E26 - ERNIE! (The Crappest Salesman in the West)

2/16/2021
When Tom accompanies Margo to Dorking, the manipulative bastard is delighted when she sets her heart (and Jerry's chequebook) on a spinning wheel. If he can convince Ernie (the crappest salesman in the west) to flog him a loom, will Tom & Barbara be able to add making their own clothes as a new undertaking to their already 82 hour week? #mental #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast at —...

Duration:00:47:46