Top 25 TV put downs

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TV critic John Naughton has compiled the 25 best putdowns for Radio Times listings magazine – from The Muppets to Blackadder and Cheers.

The full list is here. My favourites are;

4. Roseanne Conner

Roseanne Barr, Roseanne

To screen husband Dan (John Goodman): “Your idea of romance is popping the can away from my face.”

5. Patsy Stone

Joanna Lumley, ABsolutely FABulous

“One more facelift on this one and she’ll have a beard”

7. Carla Tortelli Lebec

Rhea Perlman, Cheers

Barfly Cliff: “I’m ashamed God made me a man.”

Carla: “I don’t think God’s doing a lot of bragging about it, either.”

25. Captain Mainwaring

Arthur Lowe, Dad’s Army

“You stupid boy”