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ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #40 on: 09-25-2008 16:54 »

I always wondered why George Bush never bombed no 10 Downing Street; it's a terraced terrorist house after all.
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« Reply #41 on: 09-25-2008 17:30 »

The Day Today: Bombdogs laff
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #42 on: 09-25-2008 21:20 »

What I think is his finest hour, the Jas Man interview.

He just destroys him mercilessly.
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« Reply #43 on: 09-26-2008 16:00 »

Jas Man was class, I think his interview with Mad Frankie Fraser takes some beating too.  Also, Rhodes Boyson MP, when he carefully inserted Batman as suggestion for a way of tackling crime in the UK.

"In Gotham City in the USA, they call up a vigilante by projecting a large lumimous bat signal into the sky... do you think that would work here?"
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« Reply #44 on: 09-27-2008 16:05 »

A friend of mine once said of Chris Morris: "He's not a comedian, he's an artist."

I think that's accurate.
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« Reply #45 on: 09-28-2008 19:01 »

I would never describe Chris Morris as a comedian, he's clearly far outside those boundaries.  Some of his stuff is also near perfection as far as being like a performance art statement, like getting David Amiss MP to lodge a question in the House Of Commons on the dangers of "Cake", right off the bat.

On one of the "On The Hour" episodes, he tries to sell the story of (then) Labour Leader, Neil Kinnock going batshit insane in a hotel bar to a number of tabloid newspapers, claiming to have a tape (of Kinnock impersonated by Steve Coogan) which he tries to hawk for 2,500 and a framed heart-shaped picture of the Editor.
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« Reply #46 on: 09-29-2008 15:25 »

I just found that call online, pure class. It makes you wonder what he could have done if he'd stuck with it and handed over the tape. Then again, Kinnock screwed up his career all by himself anyway.

Obviously getting MP David Amiss MP to raise a question must be something of personal triumph for him, made even more incredible by the constant insistence that it is "made up". He shows us that even the people we supposedly respect/like; the people who make our laws, tell us our news and provide our entertainment (not sure if Noel Edmunds can be described those ways though) do not check their facts - "cranabolic amphetamoids", "dimesmeric anderson phosphate", and of course "Shatner's bassoon".

He must be an incredibly persuasive person off-camera, probably having to swallow his pride and massage a few egos to get the results he wants.
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« Reply #47 on: 09-29-2008 20:47 »

"Can we lose this bit about the slow crushing of his skull?"

I think the made-up-ness of "Cake" was pure genius, a drug which alters time-perception, with after effects like enormous water-retention in the neck causing death by suffocation.

Noel Edmonds was pure brilliance, as much as (Dr.) Neil Fox's rant on paedophiles/crabs.

I did forget to mention Morris' brass nuts going on the streets to barter with real drug dealers for nonsense drugs, "Have you got any Clarky Cat?"
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« Reply #48 on: 09-30-2008 01:20 »

"Any Yellow Bentines? Triple-sod?

It's a shame he's above that sort of thing now, or maybe he's too well known.

And let's not forget Cesar the Geezer (even though I don't have clue who he is - big radio DJ in London, apparently. Probably not anymore.): "There are people who say to me that heavy electricity doesn't exist; that electricity couldn't possibly fall out of wires. What a load of old crap."

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« Reply #49 on: 10-02-2008 19:00 »

Now I'm back in the UK, I'll sort out "On The Hour" for you, Shark.

I watched the first three episodes of The Day Today last night, and my girlfriend had never seen it, she was blown away by how utterly convincing it was.  I think it's terrifying that News Programming has become like it now.

This is the NEWS!
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« Reply #50 on: 10-02-2008 22:17 »

Since it's no rules POTM, you'll have to be one of my nominations for doing that, Melll. You're a true gentleman.

Your girlfriend is a lucky lady to have not seen The Day Today. It's on my "I wish I could wipe that from my memory so I can watch it for the first time again" list. It was one of those shows that always had a few surprises after repeat viewings (my most memorable "discovery" was that shot where Chris passes a machine gun across the desk - I missed that moment for ages). A decade plus later, I don't think there's anything new to see but it's still worth watching any time.

I'm off to look for some of those spliced George Bush speeches. I have a hankering to hear such gems as "Trusting in the sanity and restraint of the United States is not a strategy, and it is not an option".
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« Reply #51 on: 10-03-2008 22:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2008 22:34 »

Are they still on Smokehammer.com?

On The Hour Series 1.ZIP

On The Hour Series 2.ZIP

On The Hour Specials.ZIP

For your delight and delectation, Sharky.  Yours too Nurdy.  Enjoy!

I'm one of those people who enjoys seeing things with other people, as I get to enjoy it through their eyes.  I'm able to do this with my girlfriend a lot, as she's not seen a lot of the stuff I'm into...  Morris included.
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« Reply #52 on: 10-04-2008 01:21 »

There's links to those speeches on wikipedia now. I simply searched "bushwhacked". It was that easy to find.  Did you ever hear the remix?

And this is what I get if I type Smokehammer.com. I feel very disappointed.

Much platonic, non-gay  love  for the links.

"And the FTSE index closed down

Shut.

Finished.

Good."


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« Reply #53 on: 10-04-2008 01:32 »

http://www.thesmokehammer.com/

I missed out the www, it's still there.

You're welcome for the links....  Enjoy.
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« Reply #54 on: 10-04-2008 20:37 »

Unless my memory is faulty, which I don't think it is, this is more On The Hour than I've ever heard.

I'm sure I would've remembered "bucket of wasps" and the attempted debunk of the geological evidence of evolution. There's certainly more than I remember hearing 10 years ago.

So extra thanks, I got more than I hoped for.  big grin
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« Reply #55 on: 10-04-2008 21:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2008 06:17 »

Dr. Fact is knocking at the door, someone please, let the man in!

I think my favourite bits are, the aforementioned Neil Kinnock sting, anything with Wayne Carr of Radio One, the "Let's Look Local" bit with the interview with Mike D'Arbo of Manfred Mann:

CM: You had a hit record, didn't you?  With "The Mighty Flan"?
MD: "The Mighty Quinn", you mean?
CM: Don't contradict me, if you don't mind!

....

CM: That the most moving thing I've ever heard in my life...
MD: Yeah...
CM: Perhaps we should pause a few seconds, just to think about it....
MD: Yeah...
CM: Shut your face then!

And, the interview with Dr. Horace Dobbs of International Dolphin Watch....

HD: He gave me unconditional love, he loved me for what was inside of me...
CM: Fish.
HD: I'm sorry?
CM: She may have eaten some fish?

....

CM: ...and it may be good to have some of their characterists in us?
HD: Well, yeah...
CM: There's no such thing as a nutter in the dolphin-world?
HD: There appears not be.

EDIT:

Update on CM's latest project:

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25 to fund and appear in Chris Morris' jihadi comedy....

CHRIS MORRIS JIHADI COMEDY TO BE A WARPFILMS CINEMA FEATURE

Following rumours in the press and online Warp Films can confirm that Chris Morris' comedy about british jihadis is being made by Warp Films as an independently funded cinema feature. The script has been written by Chris in collaboration with Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain and is now ready to shoot. Production will begin as soon as we are fully funded. To that end we are running a number of investment schemes including donations which give you the chance to be in the film.

mail enquiries to: fundingmentalism@warpfilms.com

More:

Morris goes to the Super Collider
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #56 on: 10-07-2008 21:52 »

25 sounds like a bargain.

Re: The Supercollider. Nice to hear Chris not taking the piss for a change. Although I liked his attitude to the throwing out of data, that made me smirk at least.


ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #57 on: 06-14-2009 20:14 »

Today we celebrate the anniversary of 1991, people did different things back then and lived different lives.

They also gave acceptance speeches that are quite simply amazing.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #58 on: 08-27-2009 23:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2009 02:02 »

I know triple posting is a heinous crime, much like doing drugs. And if time is a drug then Big Ben is a giant needle injecting it into the sky. But in the phone booth this time is BF1221, the new killer drug via Brussels:





This is a far nerdier pilgrimage than visiting Black Books.  tongue to Melll and airbagfailure.  big grin
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #59 on: 03-30-2010 23:08 »

Four posts in a row. Oh, and Four Lions on general release May 7th. 'bout time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGk2TojOd-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwcj7o4pW_o
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« Reply #60 on: 08-07-2010 14:44 »

Hey, if time's a drug, then Big Ben is like a giant needle injecting it into the sky....

Still haven't seen Four Lions.  Due on DVD at the end of the month.  Need to see what those rubber-dinghy rapids are gonna be like...
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #61 on: 08-10-2010 20:09 »

I'm disappointed in myself for not seeing Four Lions yet, but end of the month you say? Might as well wait. Probably struggle to find a theatre still playing it anyway.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #62 on: 08-31-2010 01:36 »

(Chris Morris style BUMP):
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« Reply #63 on: 09-04-2010 14:20 »

"What we gonna do Brother Raj?"

"....blow something up."

"What we gonna blow up?"

"....internet."
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #64 on: 09-04-2010 15:51 »

"Number withheld. I don't do number withheld."
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