Blackadder, Red Dwarf, and the Young Ones -- why is it that the best Britcoms are also the sickest and most violent.
Also good were Are You Being Served?, Chef, and the Vicar of Dibley.
Chef is the show that first got me interested in cooking. I think it was the towering rages he flew into, whenever anyone screwed up his kitchen. Of course, my wife only let me try that once. . .