Category: Kids In The Hall

  • Variations On A Theme
    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…

  • Put Frank On The Phone
    Put Frank On The Phone

    At long last, Kids In The Hall is available here in the UK again, via streaming on Prime. I shall be re-watching it all again over the next few weeks.

  • Sarcastic Convergence
    Sarcastic Convergence

    I bet that this was just a coincidence, I really, really do.

  • Until Proven
    Until Proven

    Time was, such a stupid attitude and demeanour in courts was the subject of ridicule and comedy. And no, I have no idea why this Kids In The Hall sketch ends like this either. Ah well, it’s good up until that moment.

  • Writing Lessons To Be Learned From The Wrong Guy
    Writing Lessons To Be Learned From The Wrong Guy

    Last night I watched the Dave Foley film The Wrong Guy, which is well worth your time. I want to talk in particular about this scene though. This made me piss giggles, and it’s a great lesson for writers, and writers of comedy. First, it’s always more interesting when minor characters provide an obstacle, and…

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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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