Tag: Saturday Zoo

  • Pils An Asshole
    Pils An Asshole

    Yesterday, I had a memory flash of a British show that featured filmed inserts of Denis Leary, in black and white, delivering his stand-up to camera, with a junk yard in the background. Apparently, this is from Saturday Zoo, a show I was convinced I had never seen, but now looking at clips of it,…

  • Mr Zed
    Mr Zed

    This performance must be exhausting. It’s Mr Zed on an episode of the short-lived Saturday Zoo. He’s really David Kirk Taylor, but Mr Zed has his own show called Mr. Zed Show.

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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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