My seven year old nephew LOVES Doctor Who (the NuWhoverse, specifically) and has a special fondness for the Dalek and Cybermen episodes (what self-respecting child wouldn’t like evil killer robots/cyborgs?), he also likes the “sillier” Monty Python sketches (anything with Gumbies, exploding animals/orchestras, the Spam sketch, Dead Parrot, The Whizzo Chocolate Company sketch, Argument Clinic, The Ministry of Silly Walks, and other sketches
He’s a smart kid, I think he’d really like the bitter, cynical wit of Edmund Blackadder (series 2-4), and I’m sure he’d also enjoy the absurdities of Red Dwarf, he’d like the mindless violence of The Young Ones, I’m sure, especially Vyvian’s random violence, but TYO is definitely too “adult” for him now…
some of the eps of Blackadder and Red Dwarf may also have a bit of “mature” content in them, but they’re taken in a far more humorous vein
I’m sure I can pick and choose acceptable episodes, but I’m not sure if seven is a tad young to watch the entire run of Edmund and co. or the “Boyz from the Dwarf”
What age would you think these series would be appropriate for, what was the target age group over in Britain when they were originally broadcast?