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We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels.

Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable.

Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to American audiences), we'll be taking a weekly deep dive into every single episode ever made of our favourite childhood sitcoms: examining the humour, characters, fashions and cringey bits together.

Join us at saddo.club to get involved!

Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive (SADDO‪)‬ Eggs Benedict & Alison Barton-Simmons

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels.

Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable.

Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to American audiences), we'll be taking a weekly deep dive into every single episode ever made of our favourite childhood sitcoms: examining the humour, characters, fashions and cringey bits together.

Join us at saddo.club to get involved!

    S03E14 - Bonk (Dear John S02E07)

    S03E14 - Bonk (Dear John S02E07)

    As we sadly reach the end of our Dear John journey, John is struggling with his conscience. Kirk on the other hand, is mysteriously missing in action.

    Meanwhile at SADDO HQ, Eggs continues to speak like a tabloid journalist headline writer, and we explore the hypothetical world of sitcom porno parodies.

    Check out our episodes notes page at https://saddo.club


    #saddo #sitcom #dearjohn #kirkstmoritz

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S03E13.5 - Belinda Lang Interview (BONUS EPISODE)

    S03E13.5 - Belinda Lang Interview (BONUS EPISODE)

    In this special BONUS episode, we spend an hour in the company of Belinda Lang, talking about her long and varied career in sitcoms and the theatre, as well as her friendships with Ralph Bates, Peter Blake and Gary Olsen.

    Belinda also tells us about the importance of finding humour even during the dark times, and takes our Dear John 'Kate or Not Kate' quiz.

    A big thanks to the extremely busy Belinda for generously giving her time to talk to us and make our week! ❤️

    Check out our episodes note page at https://saddo.club

    #saddo #podcast #sitcom #2point4children #dearjohn #comedy

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S03E13 - Karen the Kitten (Dear John S02E06)

    S03E13 - Karen the Kitten (Dear John S02E06)

    Everything's coming up John for John Lacey: he's getting the promotion he's longed for and attracting the attentions of a lovely young lady....but not everything is as it seems...

    Meanwhile, we explore the fascinating lexicon of safari metaphors for sexual predators....

    Listen now wherever you get your podcasts or on our website at saddo.club

    #saddo #sitcom #dearjohn

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

    • 56 min
    S03E12 - Be Gentle With Me Kirky (Dear John S02E05)

    S03E12 - Be Gentle With Me Kirky (Dear John S02E05)

    Has John's apparent sexual prowess t been enough to keep Liz from falling from another man?

    While John impatiently waits for a make or break call, Kirk gets shitfaced on one shot of tequila and falls apart thinking about Tiger cavorting with the Greeks...

    Meanwhile, Al flexes her lying muscles and Eggs' innocent memes go wrong on Facebook, angering the internet!

    Check out our episodes notes page at https://saddo.club

    #saddo #sitcom #podcast #dearjohn

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

    • 49 min
    S03E11.5 - Will Bates Interview

    S03E11.5 - Will Bates Interview

    In this special BONUS episode, Eggs is joined by Will Bates: TV and film composer, son of Ralph, and child star of Dear John (in which he played John Lacey's young son Toby).

    As well as discussing what it was like to act alongside his Dad and his work as a composer of original score for film and television.

    Will also tells us a little about the Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund charity founded by his mum Virginia Wetherall, which helps fund research into the causes and cures for pancreatic cancer.

    You can find out more about the Ralph Bates PCR Fund by visiting www.ralphbatespcr.org.uk where you can also make a donation to help this worthwhile charity and honour the memory of a fabulous actor and good man, who gave us some wonderful performances in Dear John and many other roles on stage and screen.

    Check out out episode notes page at saddo.club

    #willbates #sitcom #dearjohn

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    • 58 min
    S03E11 - Pocket Crucifix (Dear John S02E04)

    S03E11 - Pocket Crucifix (Dear John S02E04)

    Things are finally looking up for John Lacey on the ladies front, while poor Kirk confesses to Kate that he's going to miss her.

    Somewhere in between the two, asexual Ralph gives short shrift to femme fatale Wanda's best moves.

    Check out our episode notes page at https://saddo.club

    Meanwhile, Al tests Eggs to see how much he can remember from the big news stories of 1987....

    #saddo #sitcom #dearjohn

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sitcom-archive-deep-dive-overdrive/donations

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Count_Flanigan ,

Oy Oyyy!

Fantastic to listen to Alison & Eggs dissect the minutia of every episode, recommended to watch along but I haven’t found it necessary- their story telling paints a picture of the episode, the characters and their lives. Great job - onwards to the next show...

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