Movies and TV shows like Asylum 1996

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Asylum (1996)
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Asylum (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Asylum is a British comedy series which was shown on Paramount Comedy Channel in 1996. Set in a mental asylum, it ran for one series of six episodes. Unlike traditional sitcoms or comedy television shows, it was to some extent an opportunity for stand-up routines by various comedians, mixed with an overall story involving much black humour. It is significant for involving a large number of British comedians, many who have gone on to work on some of the most successful comedy programmes of the last decade. It marked the first collaboration of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, who would go on to make cult sitcom Spaced. Many of the characters names were the same as those of the actors who portrayed them. David Devant & His Spirit Wife were the "house band" for the series, performing segments in every episode, from their first album, Work, Lovelife, Miscellaneous. The lead-in track "Ginger" served as the programme's title music. The series has yet to be released on DVD; however, the full episodes are viewable on Norman Lovett's website.
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, realistic, surreal, not serious, parody
Plot: mental institution, confined, dark humor, misfit, support group, mental illness, delivery, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, countryside, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, wrongfully committed, confinement indoors, power relations, silly humor, prisoner, psychiatric nurse, insanity, pizza delivery boy, escape, hiding place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Are You Being Served? Again! (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Grace & Favour is a British sitcom sequel to the long-running series Are You Being Served? It aired on BBC1 for two series from 1992 to 1993 and marked the return of Are You Being Served? creators and writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
2point4 Children (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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TV show
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
TV show
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Country: UK
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.2
 12K
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, surreal, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.4
 2K
Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: surreal, cynical, not serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.3
 3K
The State (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The State is a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast in the USA on MTV between December 17, 1993, and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to present sketches that won the favor of its target ...
Style: parody, surreal, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
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Supernova (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Supernova is a British comedy television programme produced by Hartswood Films and jointly commissioned by the BBC in the UK and UKTV in Australia. It follows Dr Paul Hamilton, a Welsh astronomer, who leaves a dull academic post and unloved ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%