Hi, everyone! I'm new to the forum, and I thought I'd introduce myself as Dave suggested.
What is your name? Jane - How old are you? 24 - Where are you from? A northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Currently residing in North Hollywood and trying to break into the entertainment industry. - Are you male or female? Female - How did you find this forum? Through Katie’s excellent “James Beck Online” site. - How long have you been a fan of Dad's Army? How did you discover it, etc? I’ve been a fan for a very long time. I used to watch “Dad’s Army” in the UK with my granddad, who was a WWII veteran himself and who I can best describe as a calmer, less batty Jones. - What are your most favourite episodes? I haven’t seen all of them yet, as I’ve only recently got back into the series. However, so far I’d have to say I like “Operation Kilt,” “The Lion Has Phones,” “Room at the Bottom,” “Mum’s Army,” “Getting the Bird,” “The King Was in His Counting House,” "The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones," and “Time on My Hands.” And I may have got a little emotional when the platoon got their rifles at the end of “Command Decision.” - Who are your favourite characters? My favourite is definitely Walker, although Jones isn’t far behind. I actually like Hodges as well, though I didn’t expect to. - What is your favourite Croft and Perry Series? I’ve only seen “Dad’s Army,” but I love it, so I’ll go with that. I’ll have to seek out the others! - Have you any suggestions for the forum or for Dave Homewood's website's Dad's Army section? No suggestions right now. Everything looks terrific, and I’m so glad there’s actually an active “Dad’s Army” forum!
Thanks - it's great to be here! My parents and much of my family are British, so although I was born and raised in America, I've been steeped in British culture my whole life. I think I feel closer to England than to the US, even though I live here. That's probably why the episode "My British Buddy" absolutely made me cringe! So embarrassing, the Americans just stampeding in like that... I should really try to get more of my friends here interested in "Dad's Army." I don't think it's very well-known in the States, which is a shame. British comedy tends to do quite well over here, although usually it's the more modern, subversive shows that attract attention. There's no problem with that, but it would be nice if more people here were aware of "Dad's Army." I think it's one of those shows that everyone can enjoy. People aren't kidding when they say it's just as funny today as it was during its original run!
Thanks, Helen! I'm looking forward to being able to discuss "Dad's Army" with other fans. Did your American friend tell you why she didn't like the show? Chicago really is quite a fun city, isn't it? It's funny that Pike keeps bringing it up, on account of his obsession with gangsters. I don't think Chicago will ever really shake that image!
Post by TheOldEmptyBarn101 on Dec 6, 2010 11:49:30 GMT 12
Hello. I am TheOldEmptyBarn101 (obviously). Though you can call me "Wardie" if you like (that's my nickname).
I am a huge fan and own the entire DVD collection (definetly money well spent). I love all of the episodes but my favs must be: Don't Forget The Diver, The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage, Battle of the Giants, The Day The Balloon Went Up, Room at the Bottom etc (all of the episodes are my favs).
I generally love sitcom and old-school comedies, I'm a fan of other series like: Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, Open All Hours, Porridge, The Two Ronnies and so forth.
This forum looks like a great place.
"HQ Head Quaters Head" -Jones in The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones
Post by Midsomerlover on Dec 18, 2010 11:08:18 GMT 12
I'm Pieter from Belgium, and I've recently started watching Dad's Army on DVD (I bought the boxset). I had been a fan of other David Croft comedies like 'Allo 'Allo!, Are You Being Served? and You Rang, 'M Lord? but for some reason or another I never really got round to watching Dad's Army.
Frankly, a week has passed since the arrival of the boxset and I am now officially hooked. I've been watching three or four episodes every evening and I must admit I have rarely seen anything this brilliant. I feel of course stupid for not discovering Dad's Army earlier, but on the other hand I still have a lot to catch up to (I'm now up to Series 4).
Anyway, I look forward to read (and post!) some thoughts on the show here.
And oh, by the way. I was wondering if the End titles theme still exists without the applause on it? And if it's available on CD/LP?