Apparently the British public has spoken. The public has (or rather the contributors to the UK Gold poll have) voted Peter Kay’s line, “Garlic bread, it’s the future, I’ve tasted it” the funniest one-liner of all time…
In third place was,
“If you were to ask me to name three geniuses, I probably wouldn’t say Einstein, Newton… I’d go Milligan, Cleese, Everett, Sessions…”.
from The Office.
Now I’d suggest that it’s not the funniest one-liner of all time either.
However, the poll was based on lines from British comedy shows.
Any suggestions for the funniest one-liner (within this constraint) are gratefully received. If limited simply to British comedy shows I’d go with
“When we first captured Gerald he was completely wild.”
“Wild? I was absolutely livid.”