• Junkies

    Junkies

    David Quantick, over on Twitter, reminded me the other day of his online sitcom Junkies. It starred Sally Phillips, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon, and Peter Baynham. It was written by David and Jane Bussman, and appeared on the internet in 2000. I remember waiting days for the Real Video file to download, when watching video, […]

Sitcoms

  • Junkies

    Junkies

    David Quantick, over on Twitter, reminded me the other day of his online sitcom Junkies. It starred Sally Phillips, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon, and Peter Baynham. It was written by David and Jane Bussman, and appeared on the internet in 2000. I remember waiting days for the Real Video file to download, when watching video, […]

Bottom

  • Your Bottom’s Listing

    Your Bottom’s Listing

    Let’s have a look at the listings for the debut of Bottom, on 17th September 1991. We’ll start with the Staffordshire Sentinel, because why not? It’s not often described as a black comedy, even though it’s terribly bleak. That said, we see that descriptor again, this time from Graham Young in the Sandwell Evening Mail. […]

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  • Ooh, They’re Floaty Light

    Ooh, They’re Floaty Light

    Today’s earworm is the strapline from this 1990s Quavers advert. Which is a much better advert than this one from 1994. But I do like this one, the animation in particular, and the voice work from Lenny Henry. It’s from back when crisp packets had windows in the bag so you could see inside.

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  • Comedy Is … Based On A Hit Movie

    Comedy Is … Based On A Hit Movie

    I didn’t watch everything the Paramount Comedy Channel offered up or course, most notably the early evening fare. So I never watched the sitcom Clueless. I’ve no idea what it was like. And I only recently watched the movie it was based on too. But it does give me the opportunity to note an interesting […]

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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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