Top Ten British Sitcoms The Americans Stole

There have been A LOT but to be fair here are the top ten.

The Top Ten British Sitcoms The Americans Stole

1 The Inbetweeners

Which was a flaccid attempt and totally f-lopped. Plop! - Britgirl

2 The Office

The people who created the British version of The Office also created the American version of The Office, so... - ParasN2000

3 Steptoe And Son

Became Sanford and Son. I've never seen it but the British version was hilarious! 'You dirty old man'

4 Dad's Army
5 Little Britain

It was NOT an American remake. The British original version was HILARIOUS and so clever. The actors David Walliams and Matt Lucas were brilliant. However, there's no point in watching it if you're a pearl clutcher.

How on earth did this work? Was it funny? I didn't know this was an American remake.

6 George & Mildred
7 Love Thy Neighbour
8 On The Buses
9 Are You Being Served
10 Only Fools And Horses

This was a right royal flop; it didn't even get past pilot episode. 'Rodney you dumbass' and 'Awesome jawsome' would've just sounded weird!

The Contenders

11 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made.

So much bias in this list, wow. America did not "steal" your beloved British sitcoms. Even if they did ruin them, "stealing" refers to plagiarism, not copying them for other purposes. - Swellow

The Americans tried to make it more interesting by getting rid of Basil! What the hell?!?! He was the highpoint of the show! What was wrong with them?!?!

12 Red Dwarf Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.

Would have loved to have seen Robert Llewellyn's face when he went to America to see the script and just went straight home! Laugh out loud! - PositronWildhawk

13 Man About the House

Became 'Threes A Company' in the USA.

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