Often is the time that a nostalgia-based television show will show clips (usually comedies, ironically) that make a modern-day audiences suck aggressively on their teeth and say, “ooh, you could do that nowadays”. Til Death Do Us Part; Mind Your Language; even Dave Allen would be subject to such alarmist scrutiny that they wouldn’t even get as far as the commissioning editor. We reckon the Nanny State is far stricter even than these obvious troublemakers and are happy to share the benefit of our research into shows which could never see the light of day today.
Promoting sugar addiction to a degree that youngsters of today would see as a free-for-all to demolish sherbet dips and cans of Monster with wild abandon. Triple threat due to him smoking in the workplace and calling his colleague, Stavros, “Fatso”
A carbon footprint nightmare world where exhaust fumes kill both goodies and baddies before the programme’s end. Poor safety procedures by all concerned too. A poor advert for the highway code.
From Hannibal’s cigar to ‘Howling Mad’ Murdoch (Mental Health Issues Murdoch?), the merry group’s brazen disrespect for the American penal system, regardless of whether they’re innocent , is beyond the pale. At least B.A. “ain’t gettin’ on no plane’, so it’s not all a write-off.
For generations, the Corbetts have kept a dog alongside two bears, one endangered. Female bear is made to conform to gender stereotypes. Why not just set Battersea Dog’s Home on fire and just have done with it?
Mork & Mindy
Mentally disturbed foreigner arrives in America and is mocked on a weekly basis for his inability to understand what is happening around him. Frequent contact with superiors back home suggest he is a potential terrorist threat
Everyone appearing on the show received a Blankety Blank chequebook and pen, literally giving them the means to amass debt as quickly as possible and bring about the ruin of the nation.