Category: About Writing
Variations On A Theme
Let’s have a look at two sketches, completely independent to one another, written an ocean apart, but which demonstrate very well how two people can arrive at almost exactly the same idea. Here’s the first, from an 1989 episode of The Kids In The Hall. And here’s the second, from A Bit Of Fry And […]
How To Write A Smith And Jones Head To Head
I’ll be honest, I bought this used book under the impression that it was a collection of sketch scripts, and put it aside to read later. I’ve just opened it, and obviously, it’s just transcripts of Smith & Jones’ Head To Heads. Hence the title. I’m a moron. It’s a little disappointing, as I have […]
Following on from yesterday’s daft post, here’s The Armstrong & Miller Show’s take on the subject. This is another great example of the comedy technique of taking a very silly subject and treating it very seriously. There seems to be many variants of the song. Here, from the film John Rabe. And here from The […]
I always find it fascinating that some of the more outlandish characters to hit our screens usually have a seed in real life (c.f The League Of Gentlemen). That’s the case with Milton from Office Space. And also Boomhauer from King Of The Hill.