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Bill: I like ev-everything about y-you. Just the other day, s-someone asked me who the most beau-beautiful person in the world was. You know what I said?

Stan, blushing: …What did you say?

Bill: I said… [sees Richie with binoculars in a tree outside the window] Richie?

Stan: You said Richie?!

Top 10 British Sitcoms! (In my personal opinion)

1) Father Ted (1995 - 1998)

What’s funnier than a bunch of bizarre priests and their clumsy housekeeper who loves tea? Well, barely anything. Hence why this is my number one.

Father Ted is one of those comedy shows that always seems to be on a channel somewhere, and no matter the episode, I’ll end up roaring with laughter. I adore this show on a magical level, and it’s definitely hard to top.

2) Blackadder (1983 - 1989)

Rowan Atkinson at his finest. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Mr Bean, but Blackadder is just spectacular. Fast paced, sarcastic and hilarious, it’s another show that I can always just pick up and burst out laughing at. One of the most interest aspects of the show though is the different era per series, however keeping the same amazing cast. Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Tony Robinson’s characters also having a special place in my heart due to the antics and hilarity. 

3) Fawlty Towers (1975 - 1979)

The quintessential British comedy sitcom. I don’t want to say too much about this, because if you have never seen it, shame on you.

4) Black Books (2000 - 2004)

Quite simply one of the greatest, but shortest, sitcoms ever created. Anyone who has actually seen this show has regarded it as one of their favourites of all time for good reason. Black Books follows the character of Bernard Black, the owner of a shoddy and sticky bookshop, and lacks all regard or care for people. The majority of the comedy is derived from Bernard’s two ‘friends’ who attempt to make his lifestyle more socially acceptable, much to his despair. I truly recommend checking out this show, but be prepared to be annoyed that there isn’t more!  

5) Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973 - 1978)

Probably one of the favourite comedy shows I watch with my Grandfather. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em follows the character of Frank, a childish, often moronic and insanely clumsy individual who only wants best for his family, although all he does is infuriate and anger people. A show with amazing catchphrases and hilarious situations, I simply adore this show.

6) Dads Army (1968 - 1977)

An amazing comedy focused on the Home Guard during the Second World War, the Home Guard were the volunteer army of those deemed ineligible for military service, usually due to age. The majority of the comedy derives from the pure uselessness of the group, and their lack of contribution to the war effort. The humour is often subtle and hilarious, I’d recommend it to anyone, I love it.

7) Porridge (1974 - 1977)

Ronnie Barker was one of the penultimate lords of comedy, that is all.

Porridge follows the goings on in the prison HMP Slade, following the character of Fletcher and his cellmate, an inmate serving his first sentence who Fletcher takes under his wing. The characters are strong and well written, as well as having amazing comedic timing and execution. The majority of the comedy comes from the interactions between the prisoners, as well as their relationships to the guards. It’s a show with a lot of heart and a lot of fun. 

8) Red Dwarf (1988 - ?)

Sci-Fi and sitcom, a bizarre genre hybrid that was an amazing gamble, but alas paid off incredibly well for Red Dwarf. The show follows the interesting cast of characters aboard the ‘Red Dwarf’ ship, all of whom are odd and interesting in their own ways. Unfortunately, I would not do the show justice if I were to attempt to describe the plot, so I shall urge you to check it out yourself. Trust me when I say this is an amazing show though.

9) Only Fools And Horses (1981 - 2003)

One of the longest running and most popular sitcoms in Britain, for good reason might I add. The show primarily follows the family of Del-Boy, Rodney and their Granddad (who is later replaced by Uncle Albert due to the unfortunate passing of the actor). The show is set in Peckham, a district in the south east of London, known for it’s working class citizens, the comedy mainly deriving from the vast array of occurring characters, as well as Del-Boy’s constant attempts of quick-rich schemes, with his main catchphrase being, “this time next year, we’ll be millionaires”. The show is a lot of fun, and the characters are all well written and performed and it has truly earned its cemented place as being one of the best in British history. 

10) Outnumbered (2007 - 2014)

Literally the most hilarious ‘family’ in Britain. Holy crap, I adore this show. The show is centred around a middle-class family who live in West London, the parents of whom, are ‘outnumbered’ by their 3 children. Jake, the typical teen, Ben, the hyperactive and strange child, and Karen, the oddly sarcastic child with a lot of questions, and a lot of answers. 
In essence, it’s a great show with hilarious situations, Karen and Ben being the funniest and most interesting parts of the show in all honesty. Even though it’s number 10 in my list, it’s amazing and I think everyone should attempt to watch this show.

And that comes to the end of my list, have I missed anything? What are your top 10 British Sitcoms?

  • Crutchie: I don't want the other fellas to see I ain't been walkin' so good.
  • also Crutchie: tie my shoe jack, carry me race, pull me in your wagon albert.
thanks to the mic levels of newsies live, we can finally hear the ensembles comments.

including but not limited to:

aw five to one, jack stomps ‘em - ben cook (meeting the delanceys)

hey get offa me - ben cook (meeting the delanceys)

yeah seriously I want more papes - chaz wolcott (davey refused jacks papes)

oooooh oookaaaayy - nick masson (they was coronas)

aww come on - josh burrage (new newsie price)

yeah right - josh burrage (sleeping in a worse neighborhood)

uh I can’t afford that - ben cook (new newsie price)

but I got no choice - josh burrage (maybe we don’t buy papes)

hey hey hey stop touching me - ben cook (les pushes everyone away)

no no thats not what he said - josh burrage (davey mentions a strike)

aww gee im touched - jeremy jordan (i nominate jack president)

nice - chaz wolcott (unioned we stand)

does anyone knows whats happening? - Anthony zas (discussing the strike)

yeah alright race - chaz wolcott (pleasure to tell weasel myself)

aww siddown - jeremy jordan (how’d she know my name)

wait really - josh burrage (you’d make the front page)

what? I liked it - josh burrage (crutchie’s strike sign)

we can handle ‘em - chaz wolcott (scabs arrive)

ah you’ll still smell - nico dejesus (last in time for the tub)

whats he saying - michael dameski (ya erster)

thats an oyster race - everyone (ya erster)

all right albert - nick masson (broom dance)

get ‘em - ben fankhauser (spoon battle)

spoon fight!! - josh burrage, nico dejesus, nick masson and ethan steiner (spoon battle)

thats it? - ben fankhauser (kara’s first tap solo)

thats pathetic - chaz wolcott (kara’s first tap solo)

ya gotta be kidding me - michael dameski (kara’s first tap solo)

that’s not right - ben fankhauser (jordan’s speed taps)

we made the front page - iain young (king of new york dance break)

he’s a sellout - nick masson (jacks betrayal)

guys! - ethan steiner (Jeremy and kara’s kiss)

lookout - nico dejesus (finale turns)


**feel free to add your own**

top 10 nicest nhl players

i decided to compile a list of the nicest guys/best experiences i have had with nhl players! this is not by any means a full list (i haven’t met every single nhl player lol) and i wish i could include 50+ pictures.

10. Braden Holtby. When the caps were in town, he stopped and signed/ took pictures with everyone! We had a little conversation and he seemed genuinely happy to meet fans. 

9. Brandon Saad/Cam Atkinson: I had to include both these guys! they were such happy and smily good sports when my friends and i made them take soooo many pictures. Super sweet!

8. PK Subban: Ok i feel like this is an obvious one. PK is such a fun and nice guy and always so kind to everyone! 

7. Lars Eller: I met Lars when he was still on the habs, and he was so nice to me and my sister! we were of course so excited to get photos with one of our favorite teams and he laughed at our excitement lol.

6. Roman Josi: Roman is SO SWEET. He always takes time to talk to people and ask how they are, even in crazy autograph lines or events where everything needs to move quickly. 

5. Craig Smith: one time we battled in air hockey and managed to end in a tie. He’s always so nice and smily, he gave my sister a puck for her birthday one time and was so happy to do so! 

4. Ben Bishop: ok maybe I’m just head over heels in love with Ben, but meeting him was so great! It was his birthday so of course i run up and tell him “happy birthday” and his face lit up and he laughed “thank you!” super nice guy

3. Filip Forsberg: Fil is the OG love of my life (which is where my url comes from) and i love him so much. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gotten to talk to him, but he is always so kind and excited to see fans. Sometimes at public practices he’ll greet fans first saying “good morning everyone!!!”

2. Nick Foligno: Let me preface this by saying if you ever want a player to talk to you, you have to engage in the conversation. Nick Foligno is not like this. He asked me how i was doing. usually it’s the other way around. Love him!

1. Pekka Rinne: Ok .. y’all knew this was coming. Pekka isn’t even the nicest hockey player i have ever met, he is one of the nicest people on this planet. He is always so kind and nice to me and my friends every time we see him and always asks how life is going. Is it bad he knows our names now? I could go on for days about how much he cares about his fans but we would be here for a while. I will tell you that one time i gave him the DORKIEST letter and he got in touch with me to thank me for it. Can’t say enough about Peks. 

Honorable mentions who would probably be next on the list: Juuse Saros, Colin Wilson, Dougie Hamilton, TJ Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Mike Richards, Shea Weber, Tomas Vokoun, also met Wayne Gretzky one time - he signed everything but didn’t really say much lol 

you know i had to do IT to em

After all this time.

((I have a feeling that this is total shit, but it was in my head. So I wrote it))

Eddie had just moved back to Derry & everything looked the same. He wondered if his old friends remembered him, he had only moved away 5 years ago. He was now 17 & 5’5, he hit a small growth spurt at 14 & been that height ever since.


When he moved to New York the losers kept in touch but after a year the calls stopped. Of course Eddie had never forgotten them. When he found out he was moving back all he wanted to do was call all of them, but he worried they had no memories of him, so he decided against it.


“Eddie we’re here.” His moms voice snapped him out of his thoughts. Eddie looked up, they were indeed home. New York never felt like home, not they way Derry did. Of course he had made friends, he also discovered things about himself.


Like the fact, he was indeed gay. New York shed a whole new light on him. He had a couple boyfriends, none of which he shared so much of a kiss with. He wanted to make sure he was gay. His first boyfriend he had at the age of 15. The boy, Trevor was 18. He brought Eddie to his first queer party. Which were apparently a thing? He had never seen people so free. That’s when he knew for sure.


After the Kaspbraks finished unpacking, Eddie decided to go for a walk. After the move to New York, Eddies mom didn’t care as much about what he did. She told him to at least shower & change seeing as he was still in his night clothes.


Once Eddie was changed, he walked out the door & into town. Everything looked the same. Was he surprised, not really.


Eddie was walking past The Aladdin when he heard the yelling.


“Holy fucking shit, is that Eddie Kaspbrak!?” He smiled & turned to see Beverly Marsh & Ben Hascom.


“Why yes it is, lady & gent” They had the biggest smile on their faces.


“We’ve missed you so much!” Beverly pulled him in to a tight hug.


“Dude, why didn’t you call?” Ben asked him giving him a hug also.


Eddie took a minute to take in their appearances. Beverly had grown up beautifully, she had curves & her hair was a little longer than her 12 year old self.


Now Ben, he had lost his belly that had gotten replaced by huge muscles. His face was still the same just less chubby.


That’s also when he noticed, they were holding hands.


“What holy shit are you guys to-“


“Yep!” Beverly said with the biggest smile “Have been since 14.”


“and Bill?” Eddie asked, it was no secret Bill had a crush on the girl back when they were 12.


Ben & Beverly looked at each other & laughed.


“Well if you want the truth, Billy boy is dating Stan” Ben said looking at Eddie.


“Wait Bill & Stan…….are gay?” Eddie asked look confused as hell.


“Well if that’s a shocker, wait until I tell you about Richie!”


Eddies breathe stopped short. Richie, the first boy he had a crush on. Richie, the boy who made him question his sexuality. Richie, the boy he loved & probably still did.


“He’s gay too?” Eddie said swallowing a lump in his throat.


“After all this time….you still love him?” Beverly said giving him a smirk.


“What no?” Ben looked past them.


“Here come the rest of ‘em, quick get behind me Eddie let’s surprise ‘em” Ben said & pushed him behind them.


“Well look here, Miss Beverly Marsh & Hamburger Helper” Eddie knew that voice, it was slightly deeper. But he knew it was Richie.


“Hey guys” That was Bill, for sure. He could see through Ben & Beverly that Stan was there.


He was holding Bills hand, so they weren’t lying.


“Who’s that behind you?” Stan spoke up.


“Well everyone, i’d like to present to you. The new & improved…….Eddie Kaspbrak!” Ben pushed him out.


“Eddie, what the…” Bill said smiling.


“It’s been so long” Stan said pulling him in a hug.


“Holy fucking shit” Eddie finally got a good look at Richie & he looked…..well, hot.


He had grown, he had to be at least 6’0. He still had those stupid glasses, but his face had matured. He noticed, he still had his Hawaiian shirt & well he looked damn amazing.


“No mom jokes?” Eddie finally said, his voice cracking.


“Well fuck Eddie, I don’t think I need your mom anymore.” Richie said looking him up & down.


“Well fuck Richie, your still an idiot.” Eddie said smiling at the taller boy.


Eddie hugged him, after all this time.


Yes, he still loves Richie.


((I might write a part 2 if anyone actually likes this lol))