Tag: Smack The Pony

  • The First Key & Peele Sketch
    The First Key & Peele Sketch

    The thought that goes in to the choice of the first ever sketch shown in a new series must be a headache. The first sketch we see in the series proper for A Bit Of Fry & Laurie for example is Parent Power, with Hugh telling off Stephen’s headmaster for suggesting his child is the…

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    Today’s mood, basically.

  • Shop Sketches
    Shop Sketches

    I love a good shop sketch. Shops lend themselves so well to the format. Whether it’s a normal assistant dealing with a weird customer … Or two normal people doing something weird … Or annoying assistants ticking off haughty customers.

  • Smack The Pony In Russian
    Smack The Pony In Russian

    Women’s League, or to give it its proper Russian title Женская Лига, is a remake of the Channel Four series Smack The Pony. While you may recognise the look, I have no idea what’s being said. So there.

  • Nauseated Waiters
    Nauseated Waiters

    Watch this brilliant sketch from The Dana Carvey Show. Now watch this. Aside from this being a lovely and funny interview, it’s also good writing advice for sketch writers. Take a profession and figure out the one thing that you shouldn’t be in that profession. That’s what I did for this sketch. Two things about…

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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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