David Croft for the last time. The co-creator one of my favourite sitcoms Dad's Army.
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I quickly checked online to see if he ever wrote/co-wrote anything I enjoyed. (I might have forgotten something.)
I watched Dad's Army as a kid because it was on. (My dad liked it). Same with 'Are You Being Served'. It was on so I saw some episodes.
None of it was anything I ever looked forward to though.
'It Ain't Half Hot Mum' was a total cringe and I only ever saw one episode of 'Allo Allo' (my father was watching it in his hospital room one day in 1989. So, again, no choice).
It made him laugh so I bought him a series on VHS but I couldn't ever watch it again.
I was more into Steptoe & Son, Monty Python and even 'Porridge' as a kid.
However, obviously, millions DID enjoy David Croft's work (and still do), my parents included (and my dad especially), so I can't argue with that.
An enviably popular body of work that many modern writers would kill for. (I just happened not to like it much myself.)
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Understandable: Outside of Dad's Army and Allo Allo, I wasn't a big fan either. The former certainly whammed rubbish like 'On The Buses', 'Please, Sir!'...
When the Pythons first came out my parents wouldn't allow me to watch anything that was a little too risky for a 7-8 year old...
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