Category: Vic & Bob

  • It’s Slightly Rippled With A Flat Underside
    It’s Slightly Rippled With A Flat Underside

    I was slightly amazed to learn that the Cadbury’s Boost bar is older than I thought. I had a feeling it was launched in the 1990s, with the famous Vic & Bob advertising campaign. (As an aside, here’s the slightly less famous (possibly forgotten) Gladiators one they did). But in actuality, the Boost was first…

  • Popadoodledandy

    Perhaps one Sunday afternoon in 1993, maybe on Valentine’s Day, you were perusing the pages of The Sunday Mirror, and a picture of Nurse Duffy from Casualty caught your eye. If you let your gaze wander, you would have seen that Vic and Bob had just recorded a new pilot for Channel Four called Popadoodledandy.…

  • Clip Clip, It’s Reeves And Mortimer
    Clip Clip, It’s Reeves And Mortimer

    There are a few common themes when reading reviews for Vic and Bob shows. See if you can spot some. Here’s James Green’s thoughts in The Stage from 14th June 1990, as he discusses Vic Reeves Big Night Out. Here’s Simon London, talking about The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer, from The Daily Mirror on…

  • The Genesis Of Swiss Toni
    The Genesis Of Swiss Toni

    Swiss Toni made his first appearance on screen in an episode of The Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer. The character is a creation of Bob Mortimer and Charlie Higson, and this is how he arrived on the show. He later moved to The Fast Show, but Mortimer receives no writing credits on that, so he…

  • Bob Falling
    Bob Falling

    Some clips from Last Of The Summer Wine Gone Fishing of Compo Bob falling down.

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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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