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Coilette

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« on: 11-30-2004 14:21 »

And now the wonders of british comedy can continue. Such as watching Allo Allo whilst having breakfast at 7 in the morning  smile
Zmithy

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« Reply #1 on: 11-30-2004 14:34 »

Saw monkey dust for the first time last night, weird show, but good animated stuff. Especially the trial scene with the Mugabesque dictator, and the clubbers talking nonsense.
Are the characters the same every week?
Bushmeister

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« Reply #2 on: 11-30-2004 16:09 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2004 16:09 »

I saw Monkey Dust for the first time yesterday as well and thought it was pretty good. I especially liked the sketches with those clubbers and it was slightly surreal to see that Tony Adams song as well. But good overall.

Nice to have an 'Allo 'Allo related title as well, I can always remember the episode with the "gateaux in the chateau", "candle with the handle" and the "pill in the till".
Impossible

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« Reply #3 on: 11-30-2004 16:59 »

I'm tempted to buy the first series of Monkey Dust on DVD, I really like it, and didn't expect to! 2DTV was also good last night - Rupert The Chav  laff
Nurdbot

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« Reply #4 on: 11-30-2004 18:21 »

Monkey Dust is okay, pretty dark. But the king of all British Satire is still Spitting Image.

What time is 2DTV on? and when?
Melllvar

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« Reply #5 on: 11-30-2004 19:19 »

Funny though, I listened to a Spitting Image album a few weeks back, and it's incredibly dated.  Some of it's just not that funny.  Bizarre, how my folk-memory of it has distorted over the years.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #6 on: 11-30-2004 19:26 »

Also, I saw the last episode of the first series of Little Britain. Why haven't I got a Boris The Babysitter avatar yet?
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« Reply #7 on: 11-30-2004 19:43 »

But it pisses me off about monkey dust people say its "kind of dark" as if that automatically means its good.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #8 on: 12-01-2004 01:56 »

I didn't say it was good, It relies on the dark gallows humour a lot. The stuff they choose can be disturbing sometimes.
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« Reply #9 on: 12-01-2004 10:45 »

That's my main problem it just feels like its trying to be shocking and controversial.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #10 on: 12-01-2004 11:50 »

Really? Because they suck at the controversial part. It's down right odd.

Anyone got the themetune of Boris The Baby Sitter?

'My brother is a very bad man!'

catindisguise

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« Reply #11 on: 12-01-2004 12:25 »

I saw monkey dust for the first time the other night too.
I liked the mind-chess and the gambler father. "Yes daddy, you can have one of my lungs...."

Although apparently last week's episode was really funny:
Crowd: (running down street) Kill all the peadophiles! Kill all the paedophiles!
Man from crowd: Look! There's one!
Another person from crowd: How do you know?
Man: .....he's got a hat on!
Attacking ensues.


(I can't be sure of this by the way, I'm just going on what my crrrazy friend told me. I wish I'd seen that episode, apparently it was great)
Coilette

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« Reply #12 on: 12-01-2004 12:37 »

aah, yes. I remember seeing that episode a while back.

I love the "I want to start a History Club" sketch, but his GCSE's in Bling and Rap will take up too much time  big grin
Juliet

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« Reply #13 on: 12-01-2004 14:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Really? Because they suck at the controversial part. It's down right odd.

Anyone got the themetune of Boris The Baby Sitter?

'My brother is a very bad man!'


I could give it a try plus I post some pics for you to pick an avater if you want?


Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #14 on: 12-01-2004 15:27 »

"Im Brian Blessed....Hello!"

Man Monkey Dust is just plain exellent. I'll have to get the series 1 DVD, ohh to have money....

Plus it cant be long till the second series of Look Around You, and its going to be full half hour long episodes too, write that in your copy books now. Does anyone have any ideas of a release date?
Juliet

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« Reply #15 on: 12-01-2004 16:05 »
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Here some Boris pictures but I couldn't get the sond    frown





Ah Peter! That was my mother's name!

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« Reply #16 on: 12-01-2004 16:21 »



 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Really? Because they suck at the controversial part. It's down right odd.


But that's what I'm saying, that's why I said its my main problem with it. So why post as if you disagree with me.

Communication breakdown here.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #17 on: 12-01-2004 19:16 »

Sorry years of cynicalism. When I first saw Monkey Dust I thought it was going to be something like a 2D Spitting Image. I was sadly mistaken.

Is there any Spitting Image DVD's out?

Juliet: Thanks.
catindisguise

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« Reply #18 on: 12-02-2004 13:29 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2004 13:29 »

Bloody computer...ahem.

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
"Im Brian Blessed....Hello!"

Man Monkey Dust is just plain exellent. I'll have to get the series 1 DVD, ohh to have money....
Can't you just "borrow" it off some unsupecting "friend" like I have?  tongue

 
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Plus it cant be long till the second series of Look Around You, and its going to be full half hour long episodes too, write that in your copy books now. Does anyone have any ideas of a release date?
No news on the release date, but you were right (for once) about the episodes. Whee! From t'interview:

And we'll get half hour episodes instead of 10 minute ones?

Yes, there will be six of them (6).

Won't it be hard for students to concentrate for that long?

Each 30 minute programme is punctuated by regular 'nap-breaks'.


Look! (around you)

I may ask for the Dependable Video Discus ('DVD') for xmas...

God, I'm a link-whore today  tongue
Juliet

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« Reply #19 on: 12-03-2004 19:13 »
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I missed Max and Paddy because I was watching Little Britain on the other side but I did watched Peep Show and I thought it was really good. Awww poor Mark. Then I watched   Friday Night with Jonathan Ross with Matt Lucas, David Walliams, and Jessica Stevenson. I also find it funny when he introduced this new toy. I want to get it for Christmas.  laff

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Melllvar

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« Reply #20 on: 12-04-2004 15:05 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
Look! (around you)

I may ask for the Dependable Video Discus ('DVD') for xmas...

I have the Dependable Video Discus already.  I'm keeping a close eye on BBCi for an announcement regarding the new series of Look Around You.  It was originally slated for December, I understand.

Now, write that down.
jerkberg

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« Reply #21 on: 12-10-2004 14:39 »

Anyone here watch "MINE ALL MINE" it's a great show, very funny
Lurrr

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« Reply #22 on: 12-13-2004 06:58 »

To avoid bumping the Red Dwarf thread:
 http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=propstore

Awesome!  big grin
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« Reply #23 on: 12-13-2004 21:29 »

man I wish I had cable.  I don't know most of these shows.  The best british showes I've seen are monty python (du'h) and rex the runt, which is just so messed up!
Juliet

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« Reply #24 on: 12-14-2004 06:34 »

You don’t want to have cable because it is so shit. You want to get Sky. I might order mine today.

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« Reply #25 on: 12-14-2004 10:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Funny though, I listened to a Spitting Image album a few weeks back, and it's incredibly dated.  Some of it's just not that funny.  Bizarre, how my folk-memory of it has distorted over the years.
I guess that is inevitable as given that the show was mostly based on things happened that week, the world has changed a lot since then, at the time it was must see tv, I don't think there is any satire like that these days unfortunately.

Digital Dragon

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« Reply #26 on: 12-14-2004 21:35 »

I loved Monkey Dust, it was quite dark and controversial but it didn’t rely on it’s darkness and controversy, it possessed a genuine sharp wit underlying every sketch.

My only criticism would be that it was quite repetitive and formulaic at times, although later in the series it’s makers seemed to grow in confidence and branch out in terms of characters. I think my favourite was probably the Paedo Hunter General:

“Why did you shoot Rover in the head?”

“He licked your bare cheek, HE WAS A PAEDO-DOG!”

Really quite a brave comment on the paranoia over paedophilia that exists in britain.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-15-2004 11:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Digital Dragon:
I loved Monkey Dust, it was quite dark and controversial but it didnít rely on itís darkness and controversy, it possessed a genuine sharp wit underlying every sketch.


No it didn't, it feels like controversy for the sake of controversy. It brings a chuckle at best

 
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Really quite a brave comment on the paranoia over paedophilia that exists in britain.

Except Brass Eye did this over 3 years ago.

Sorry that's just my opinion.
Impossible

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« Reply #28 on: 12-15-2004 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Funny though, I listened to a Spitting Image album a few weeks back, and it's incredibly dated.  Some of it's just not that funny.  Bizarre, how my folk-memory of it has distorted over the years.
I haven't seen Spitting Image in such a long time, I used to absolutely love it when I was a kid  big grin

Zmithy

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« Reply #29 on: 01-07-2005 19:20 »

I just watched World Shut Your Mouth.

It's Trigger Happy TV!  big grin , the only show that makes me laugh more than Futurama.

It's on BBC1 at 10:40pm on Fridays.
I can't find a damn thing about the show on the internet, apart from its upcoming dvd release for those of you with better things to do on a Friday night...

I'll mention a few memorable bits of the first show below.

Juliet

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« Reply #30 on: 03-01-2005 17:07 »

Well I have been watching High Spirits on BBC3 to see what itís like and all I can say about this comedy is itís bloody crap.

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Juliet

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« Reply #31 on: 09-23-2005 13:03 »

BUMP!

Why is this thread dead? Oh I am so happy because tonight on channel 4 they going to show Max and Paddyís Road To Nowhere the outtakes at 10pm. this might be the ones where they going to put it on DVD soon.
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« Reply #32 on: 09-23-2005 18:00 »

It's dead because of the state of British Comedy, there's nothing worth talking about except thankfully a new series of QI next week,though it going to clash with a horrible looking sketch show called spoons.
Impossible

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« Reply #33 on: 09-23-2005 19:16 »

There's also one of those new female-only comedy sketch shows which started on BBC3 this week - Tittybangbang I think it was called. Looks rubbish.

And I agree - there just ain't any good British comedy on at the moment. I think Balls of Steel is rubbish...
Juliet

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« Reply #34 on: 09-23-2005 19:21 »

I have gone off Balls Of Steel after I watched the tonight's episode
I Dated A Robot

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« Reply #35 on: 09-23-2005 19:42 »

I'm not familiar with any recent British comedies.  All I know is that I need to buy The Young Ones DVD some day.  I'd like to see Black Books again too.
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« Reply #36 on: 09-23-2005 20:00 »

I've downloaded Black Books 1 & 2 and nearly have 3!
Woo!

Also got Bill Bailey, Part Troll (awesome, trying to get Bewilderness too) and Irish comic, Dylan Moran in Monster (double awesome, cos I get the Irish jokes and you all don't, haha, I rule!)  tongue
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« Reply #37 on: 09-25-2005 14:06 »

tittybangbang is another example of dark comedy without the comedy, same with Nighty Night.
Melllvar

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« Reply #38 on: 03-27-2006 19:43 »

*BUMP-O-MATIC*

The Mighty Boosh

I love it, being a person who never gets things on the first try, my girlfriend bought me the DVDs for my birthday (both series') and I'm a total convert to the world of The 'Boosh.

My favourite episodes are "Hitcher" from series 1 (basically anything with the Evil Cockney in it), and "The Priest & The Beast" from series 2.  I love the characters of Rudy and Spider, they crack me up.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #39 on: 03-29-2006 06:57 »
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y'know what melll....
i saw this thread, and as i was reading it i was SERIOUSLY GOING TO POST IF I WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD WHO'S SEEN THE MIGHTY BOOSH!....

I was drooling over that boxset in London, but due to the fact that the £ is worth $$$ it was MUCH too expensive for me to get...

they showed only 5 episodes down here..   cry
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