Category: Dear John

  • Lonely Sitcom Characters
    Lonely Sitcom Characters

    There are more lonely sitcom characters than you might expect. The first one that springs to mind for me is Richie, in Bottom. The whole show is pretty bleak in a Beckett kind of way. Two people who can’t stand one another are forced to live out their shitty existence together, and smash each other…

  • De(adverts) John
    De(adverts) John

    This one for Nice biscuits feels like it was probably a bit before the John Sullivan sitcom Dear John, but I don’t know for sure sorry. Interesting that he says Neice biscuits, and also interesting that the blandest most dull of biscuits gets an advert. Not strictly an advert this, but a trailer of 2point4…

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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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