It’s a difficult question isn’t it? There’s a few candidates…
The Lock, Stock… TV Series
For: Hilarious and violent, some great characters.
Against: No fucker’s seen it.
The Fast Show
For: Putting up a tent is… very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You unzip the door, put up your pole and slip in to the old bag.
Against: It ended.
For: When it’s good it’s very very good.
Against: When it’s bad it makes you taste sick at the back of your mouth.
For: Great mysterious conspiracies, and friggin’ Excalibur!
Against: Not many cars
For: Lots of cars.
Against: Not a great deal of crashes or fireballs.
So then, on balance what’s the best show ever? Why it’s one I can’t understand and have never seen a complete episode of!
So why is this show the best thing ever? Well just look at the sort of thing that happens in EVERY episode.
This scene is on Youtube. “Neeeein!” doesn’t have the same impact as “Nooo!” somehow XD
The main character who has been in all the episodes (except the first two, ahem) is called Semir and various other sidekicks have been rotated over the years. The current one is rather tasty.
They get through as many caravans as Top Gear, mind.
Unfortunately this series doesn’t appear to be available in English. There’s a big fan-site (where I nicked all the pics from, they’re probably the copyright of RTL or some shit like that) here: http://www.afc11.nl/EN/
That site also has some videos including a “re cap” of the series from 1995 – 2009 (with plenty of crashes!) and also a video with the various languages the series has been translated into. These include Japanese, where it’s apparently known as “Aotobaan Supeedo”. Though when I was there once I did see a huge box set with the name translated into “English” as “Alarm For Cobra 11” (though of course a better English translation would be something like “Call For Cobra 11”). Of course the actual shows would be in Japanese though. If the video on that site is anything to go by one of the voice actors actually has a go at putting on a German accent XD