Tag: Men Behaving Badly

  • Alan Behaving Badly
    Alan Behaving Badly

    In the week that I’m Alan Partridge first aired, we also got to see a new series by Ray Galton (Get Well Soon), and a new series of Men Behaving Badly. Maggie Brown wrote about all three sitcoms in The Stage on Thursday 13th November 1997.

  • Stay Inside
    Stay Inside

    If you’re not familiar with the term ‘bottle episode’, you will certainly understand the sentiment. This is when a show spends a whole episode stuck in one place. Sometimes they’re made to save money that can be spent on bigger budget episodes. Seinfeld’s more famous one is The Chinese Restaurant. What makes this episode so…

  • Novel Sitcoms
    Novel Sitcoms

    As happens sometimes, the waft of an idea teased my brain this morning, and I wondered if there was a series of blogs to be written about movie tie-in novels. Then I realised how much effort this would be, and decided against it. My mind wandered a little further, and I started wondering about sitcoms…

  • Men Behaving Badly USA
    Men Behaving Badly USA

    I thought I’d do a little deeper dive than normal into a US version of a British show. Men Behaving Badly was created by Matthew Carlson, based on the ITV/BBC series by Simon Nye. It aired on NBC from September of 1996 to December the following year. It arrived with much fanfare. While I don’t…

  • Whither 2 Point 4 Children?
    Whither 2 Point 4 Children?

    Not sure where this is going, it may just be a rambling jumble of words, but what happened to 2 Point 4 Children? I’ve had the theme tune stuck in my head all week, which is quite something, because I probably haven’t heard it since the late nineties. It was a flagship show for the…

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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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