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While political satire is to be actively encouraged, especially in the face of unprecedented corruption in government these days, the Mash Report suffers from being simply not funny. I don't even think it was particularly left wing as some seem to think - it simply failed as a vehicle for satire. Hopefully there'll be some kind of successor, perhaps with some more likeable presenters.

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 12 Mar 21 5.33pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

It wasn't particularly funny, granted, but then it wouldn't have been allowed to be.

To be satirically funny would be impossible nowadays.

Something like Monty Python could never happen now, and recently an attempt was made to bar one of the episodes from being shown.

Mash was also fronted by a mixed race man with a beard, hardly John Cleese.

 

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Was utter sh@te

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 12 Mar 21 6.55pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

It wasn't particularly funny, granted, but then it wouldn't have been allowed to be.



The overall decline in mainstream comedy is across the board now.

We really need a specific TV company that only produces offensive material. Make it clear from the onset that if you are likely to be offended then don't watch it. That simple.

Accross the board now it appears that people metaphorically bend the knee to anybody who takes offence and it is getting beyond ludicrous.

Naturally, I lay the blame for this pathetic state of affairs at the doors of the Left but the Right are becoming just as bad now, by way of a response.

The only organisation that I feel has a duty of care not to be offensive is, oddly enough, the BBC. If we are forced to pay for something then it is only right that it seeks to ensure that its content is as harmless as possible. And probably, a bloody good reason to abolish it along with dozens of others.

But other than that, the more offensive the better.


 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 12 Mar 21 7.59pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov


The overall decline in mainstream comedy is across the board now.

We really need a specific TV company that only produces offensive material. Make it clear from the onset that if you are likely to be offended then don't watch it. That simple.

Accross the board now it appears that people metaphorically bend the knee to anybody who takes offence and it is getting beyond ludicrous.

Naturally, I lay the blame for this pathetic state of affairs at the doors of the Left but the Right are becoming just as bad now, by way of a response.

The only organisation that I feel has a duty of care not to be offensive is, oddly enough, the BBC. If we are forced to pay for something then it is only right that it seeks to ensure that its content is as harmless as possible. And probably, a bloody good reason to abolish it along with dozens of others.

But other than that, the more offensive the better.


I agree M, and I must say that your brexit posts fall into that category.


 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 12 Mar 21 10.25pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

I suppose what people find funny will always depend on the individual but I found the Mash Report hilariously funny and often very telling as it mercilessly exposed hypocrisy.

It was particularly good at showing Trump to be the false prophet that he undoubtedly is and for that alone I will always be grateful.

I think it's really sad that such a refreshingly unrestrained show as this is being withdrawn. I will miss it and hope that it will be replaced by something even better. We need programmes like this to mock those who preach to us.

The thing about the Mash Report was it didn't just attack everything from a political perspective. It attacked hypocrisy, wherever it was found and offered praise where it was due. That it found more hypocrisy in Trump and Johnson is simply because they were the ones making the running and being hypocritical.

 

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 12 Mar 21 10.31pm Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I suppose what people find funny will always depend on the individual but I found the Mash Report hilariously funny and often very telling as it mercilessly exposed hypocrisy.

It was particularly good at showing Trump to be the false prophet that he undoubtedly is and for that alone I will always be grateful.

I think it's really sad that such a refreshingly unrestrained show as this is being withdrawn. I will miss it and hope that it will be replaced by something even better. We need programmes like this to mock those who preach to us.

The thing about the Mash Report was it didn't just attack everything from a political perspective. It attacked hypocrisy, wherever it was found and offered praise where it was due. That it found more hypocrisy in Trump and Johnson is simply because they were the ones making the running and being hypocritical.

I thought it was about the Korean War?!

 

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Tom Lehrer said satire died when Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize - 48 years later they’re still hacking out the same old tropes.
The trouble with satire now is that are too many subjects everyone is afraid to touch which kind of defeats it’s purpose.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 12 Mar 21 10.54pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

I thought it was about the Korean War?!

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 13 Mar 21 1.13am Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

If its such a great show & Kumar owns the rights to it, then he'll have absolutely no problem selling it to
CH4, CH5 or Netflix then will he?
That's the beauty of the free market.

 


Pro USA & Israel

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View Sir James Hird's Profile Sir James Hird Flag Mount Martha 13 Mar 21 1.43am Send a Private Message to Sir James Hird Add Sir James Hird as a friend

I think we should just all Love Thy Neighbour.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


Tom Lehrer said satire died when Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize - 48 years later they’re still hacking out the same old tropes.
The trouble with satire now is that are too many subjects everyone is afraid to touch which kind of defeats it’s purpose.

I gotta admit, that one still makes me chuckle.

 


'I can't stand innuendo. If I see one in a script I whip it out immediately.' (Kenneth Williams)

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