Tag: Hale And Pace

  • R Soles At The Friendy Fascist Pig Bank
    R Soles At The Friendy Fascist Pig Bank

    This Hale & Pace sketch … … reminded me of this Smith & Jones sketch … … which reminded me of this from The Young Ones. Which lead me to wonder – is the Jools Holland ‘Good Morning Sir’ bit, a little reference to this? If so, then that’s pretty meta. Referencing an advert that…

  • BJ On A Seesaw
    BJ On A Seesaw

    I still can’t believe it took me so long to realise the massive B and J on their dungarees was a joke.

  • Hale & Pace & Parodies
    Hale & Pace & Parodies

    I still think Hale & Pace’s ITV show is overlooked a bit. Here’s a few parodies they did, starting with this James Bond one. Not sure this one counts as a parody really, but it invokes the Miami Vice name. He does blink in this one, but not much, which makes it rather accurate to…

  • Sponsored Threat
    Sponsored Threat

    Here’s Da Management performing at Comedians Do It On Stage, a 1986 Channel 4 charity special.

  • Hale & Pace Were Prophets
    Hale & Pace Were Prophets

    They knew. They knew what it would be like once lockdown is eased and we’re allowed back into the pub (with social distancing). They knew.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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