Tag: Dudley Moore

  • Dud And Johnny
    Dud And Johnny

    Here’s Dudley Moore’s first appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

  • Pete And Dud On Joan Rivers
    Pete And Dud On Joan Rivers

    Here’s a segment from Joan Rivers 1986 British show Can We Talk? Dudley Moore appears as her guest, while Peter Cook was a regular co-host. The show began on BBC Two, on 10th March 1986, with guests Jim Henson. Dame Edna, and Barry Manilow. Moore joined her for the 24th March show, alongside other guests […]

  • CBS And Dudley
    CBS And Dudley

    In the early 1990s, CBS fell in love with Dudley Moore. They wanted him on their network, and they wanted him in a sitcom. And so they made a sitcom pilot. And they called it Dudley. The trouble is, it’s not the Dudley you’re thinking of, it’s a different Dudley. Dudley, the first attempt, was […]

  • Moore, Cook, Sellers, Atkinson & Barclays
    Moore, Cook, Sellers, Atkinson & Barclays

    When I think of Barclaycard adverts, I invariably think of either Alan Whicker, or Rowan Atkinson. But Barclays has a longer history of using comedians in their commercials than I realised. Here’s Dudley Moore in 1981, playing a punk rocker who has run out of cash. And here he is playing a sort of version […]

  • Best Defense
    Best Defense

    If you’ve listened to the latest episode of Comedy Is …, or if you know such things, you’ll be aware that the movie Best Defense is not considered by Eddie Murphy to be his finest hour. The film was shot with Dudley Moore, and when it tested poorly with preview audiences, Jeffrey Katzenberg took a […]

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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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