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3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #560 on: 04-15-2004 21:03 »
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
 ...crap like Keeping up appearances and As Time Goes By. They are the FOX of British TV.

HEY! Keeping Up Appearances is NOT crap! It has a disgusting fat guy and a slut (Onslo and Rose).
I agree that As Time Goes By sucks though.
   mad hahah just kidding you're alright

yay! totp dance!   big grin   big grin
catindisguise

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« Reply #561 on: 04-16-2004 04:21 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
By the way anyone who has the series two DVD, who features on the commentaries.

It's only Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greg. But they are really funny together.  big grin
User_names_suck
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« Reply #562 on: 04-16-2004 14:06 »

Just those 3 again then.I do have the first series and its good but Tamsin Greg's obnoxious Laugh started to annoy me after a while.
Impossible

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« Reply #563 on: 04-16-2004 14:14 »

I thought Black Books was really good last night  smile

"Let's parrrrrr-"
"Don't you DARE use that word as a verb in my shop!"
"Let's p...potter on down to the party!"  laff

And Father Ted was good too  smile

"Ted, do the words 'Father Jack', 'sleepwalking' and 'bollock naked' mean anything to you?"
Smitty

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« Reply #564 on: 04-16-2004 14:27 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
Just those 3 again then.I do have the first series and its good but Tamsin Greg's obnoxious Laugh started to annoy me after a while.

You know, it's weird, I've never listened to any of the commentaries. Must get round to that...tonight, I think.  big grin
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #565 on: 04-16-2004 18:06 »

Hey I missed Black Books for the 3rd week in a row! What happened last night?
And I didn't miss Father Ted despite the fact I've seen that episode six million times!
catindisguise

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« Reply #566 on: 04-16-2004 18:29 »

Ok, last night on Black Books:
On Friday night, Manny and Fran are determined to go out for once, but Bernard is determined to stay at home, get drunk and ignore them. Features a lovelorn Manny lusting after Rowena (Elizabeth Chadwick) before culminating in some dancing to Motorhead, which isn't a bad way to go out.

I copied that from a website, so what?

A more indepth summary: They were in the shop on a Friday night, bored. Fran got a new haircut.  They tricked Bernard into thinking that they had no wine left and went to a party that Manny had heard of. He said he liked a girl there, Rowena.
They came home, talked about things: you found out that Bernard was engaged to a girl once. Apparently she died, but Fran had found out years ago that she was alive and just wanted to get out of the relationship. She told Manny this and made him promise not to tell Bernard. He did, and Bernard and Fran started reveling secrets about each other to Manny. Rowena showed up at the shop saying that Manny left his cup at the party. They went into the back room. Fran and Bernard made up and Fran went to sleep on the sofa as Bernard phoned up his former fiancee and pretended to be dead and haunting her. That was really it. At the end Manny put some earmuffs on Bernard so he wouldn't hear him and Rowena, erm, "laughing".

Sorry if its very confusing. I'm not good at explaining things.  hmpf
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #567 on: 04-16-2004 18:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
"Let's parrrrrr-"
"Don't you DARE use that word as a verb in my shop!"

That was quite funny, but I was amazed with the round of applause that it got. I didn't think it was that amazing!

QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #568 on: 04-16-2004 18:38 »

Yeah I saw the end where she came and gave him his cup, ad they went upstairs and Bernard called Emma, I just didn't know what had happened in the rest of it. Damnit that sounded good as well!
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« Reply #569 on: 04-16-2004 18:39 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
Sorry if its very confusing. I'm not good at explaining things.   hmpf
Don't quit your day job.  big grin
catindisguise

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« Reply #570 on: 04-16-2004 18:41 »
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Ok! :falls asleep: :eats candy:  big grin
alenacat
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« Reply #571 on: 04-16-2004 18:52 »
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I almost cried laughing at the part where Fran pulled out of her bag a copy of her dental records, birth certificate and a photo of her saying "I love life" or some such   big grin

mm beetroot liquor
catindisguise

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« Reply #572 on: 04-16-2004 18:53 »
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I think the best part of that episode was the dancing!

Oh lord, the dancing!   laff
Coilette

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« Reply #573 on: 04-16-2004 18:54 »

I've never watched Black Books, I feel as if I'm missing out on something now.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #574 on: 04-16-2004 19:01 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
I think the best part of that episode was the dancing!

Oh lord, the dancing!    laff

Yeah, but only when Bernard Black started having a go.  wink
alenacat
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« Reply #575 on: 04-16-2004 19:04 »
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EDIT: disregard
User_names_suck
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« Reply #576 on: 04-16-2004 19:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
I've never watched Black Books, I feel as if I'm missing out on something now.


Thats because you are.

well that was probably the last episode of the last series anyway so it will be missed.

Damn short lived british sitcoms. That simpsons quote is appropriate here but I cant be botherd to type it.
TurongaLeela

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« Reply #577 on: 04-17-2004 00:58 »

you know whats a really good british comedy? red dwarf  smile i hope i'm not the only one who thinks so
nerdlingus

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« Reply #578 on: 04-17-2004 06:17 »

You certainly are not the only person to think so  wink

The Cat rocks.
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« Reply #579 on: 04-17-2004 07:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
And Father Ted was good too   smile

"Ted, do the words 'Father Jack', 'sleepwalking' and 'bollock naked' mean anything to you?"

I always love it how they have him and the other bishops in a bath, at a party or something very un-holy. Just cracks me up.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #580 on: 04-17-2004 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
You certainly are not the only person to think so   wink

The Cat rocks.

He does, but he lost some of his catty personality after Series 2, which left him in a kind of limbo of jokes about vanity and nonchalance. Still, they did give him some belters every once in a while, like at the end of "Backwards".  big grin
catindisguise

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« Reply #581 on: 04-17-2004 17:03 »
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 Yeah, but only when Bernard Black started having a go.    wink
Yes, he's the best dancer ever!   big grin

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
The Cat rocks.
Aww thanks Nerdlingus.   big grin

What?! You weren't talking about me?! Awwwww   frown   cry

Argh. Evil sig.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #582 on: 04-17-2004 17:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 He does, but he lost some of his catty personality after Series 2, which left him in a kind of limbo of jokes about vanity and nonchalance. Still, they did give him some belters every once in a while, like at the end of "Backwards".   big grin


And that is why my favourite series is series 2. As well as for various other reasons.
aslate

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« Reply #583 on: 04-17-2004 17:24 »

Why do the BBC never repeat "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister". They're well written comedies and did well in the top sitcoms, coming in at #6 if i remember correctly.

The great thing is they're timeless! Watch the episodes now and look at the issues: Should we join Europe, the NHS in crisis, bureaucracy, the civil service... That and when they were first written, they took the stories from 30 years ago!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #584 on: 04-17-2004 17:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
 
And that is why my favourite series is series 2. As well as for various other reasons.

Yeah, same here. Also very much enjoy series 1, despite its little flaws.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #585 on: 04-17-2004 18:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 Yeah, same here. Also very much enjoy series 1, despite its little flaws.

Same for me. I like Red Dwarf up until series 6, although even before that the central theme of getting back home to Earth was but to the side a little. It being the central theme for the first two series made them better for me and for me Red Dwarf started to decline pretty much after the crew become stuck with Starbug.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #586 on: 04-17-2004 18:42 »

I will make a bold statement and say right now that despite the crude nature of the humour of series 8, I enjoyed the whole jail concept. I can't remember much of series 6 though.
catindisguise

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« Reply #587 on: 04-17-2004 18:43 »

 
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Originally posted by 3/4 of a Jesus:
[...]Keeping Up Appearances[..]

Wait a second....

Is keeping up appearances that show with Patricia Routledge? She used to go to my school! I never really watched that show though....
Coilette

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« Reply #588 on: 04-17-2004 18:56 »

Useless Fact No 31: Keeping Up Appearences was filmed in Northampton.

My favourite Red Dwarf episode is Back To Reality.
   Red Dwarf kind of petered out after the old crew was resurrected/re-built, what series was that in?
aslate

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« Reply #589 on: 04-17-2004 19:09 »

That was the last, #8.

I wanna see how the film ends up, should be finished in another 10 years  tongue
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #590 on: 04-17-2004 19:17 »
« Last Edit on: 04-17-2004 19:17 »

I am the only person who's noticed that the film doesn't actually look that good from what they have on the website?
aslate

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« Reply #591 on: 04-17-2004 19:21 »

I've not really looked at it.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #592 on: 04-17-2004 19:23 »

I haven't looked at it for a while, but if I remember rightly it has a very generic plotline about saving the universe from machines, or something of that sort. I may be wrong, I can't remember!
Bushmeister

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« Reply #593 on: 04-18-2004 04:51 »
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Yes, from some snippets on the website, it does pit Red Dwarf as humanity's last hope against some kind of bad nemesis. And if series 7 and 8 taught us anything then it is that only having Doug Naylor (which this film does) is a bad thing. It also has that stupid Chloe Annet in it as well, who doesn't really fit in with the feel of Red Dwarf to me. Clare Grogan is the only one for the role to me.

edit: Just got this from the Red Dwarf site:

RED DWARF THE MOVIE is set in the distant future where Homo Sapienoids, a fearsome combination of flesh and machine, and the next stage of human evolution, have taken over the solar system and almost wiped out the human race.

The only survivors are the crews of long-haul space freighters that left Earth before the conflict began. The Sapienoids send forth fleets of Death Ships to hunt them down. One by one - the human ships fall, until only one remains.

Its name - Red Dwarf...


Although below this it does recognise how dodgy this blurb sounds, saying it is purely a marketing tool for companies who don't know much about the show. Still sounds a tad dodgy to me.

sheep555

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« Reply #594 on: 04-18-2004 05:28 »

I think I remember hearing Doug Naylor giving an interview saying the movie bears no continutity with the TV series...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #595 on: 04-18-2004 08:40 »
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Considering that the series ended on a 'to be continued,' I say that officially sucks noodles.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #596 on: 04-18-2004 10:09 »

It does suck noodles because I want to know what happened to Rimmer, because he was stuck in some parallel universe wasn't he?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #597 on: 04-18-2004 10:26 »

As far as I can remember... the new Red Dwarf was going to explode, most of the crew had left, and Rimmer had just kicked Death in the balls.
aslate

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« Reply #598 on: 04-18-2004 11:29 »

I think it's good and bad that it doesn't carry on from the series in some ways. I don't think the position the series was in was great for the start-point of a film.

And there are no plans to stop the TV Series at 8, i presume they'll carry on after the film.
winna

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« Reply #599 on: 04-18-2004 11:41 »

yeah, they're supposed to start on 9 after the movie.... 

I like seeing the old episodes, though  big grin
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