British programming and I have been fast friends since high school. I cut my teeth on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and it did not stop there. I love British humor because it is wry, witty, subtle and smart -- rather like a description I would write of myself.
Here's an example of why I love the Brits so much: as a disclaimer to their new show "Hotel Babylon," they run this:
"The following program contains accents that you would have heard a lot more of if you hadn’t thrown our tea into Boston Harbor."
"To find out what on earth anyone is talking about, please turn on closed captioning."
Don't you just love that?
P.S. I understood them quite fine, thank you, without the assistance of closed captioning. I guess I dig foreign accents, and watching so many foreign television shows and movies probably helps.