Tag: Holsten Pils

  • Pils An Asshole
    Pils An Asshole

    Yesterday, I had a memory flash of a British show that featured filmed inserts of Denis Leary, in black and white, delivering his stand-up to camera, with a junk yard in the background. Apparently, this is from Saturday Zoo, a show I was convinced I had never seen, but now looking at clips of it,…

  • You Ain’t Seen Pils, Right
    You Ain’t Seen Pils, Right

    During an episode of the Harry Hill show on Channel 4 in 1998, something rather remarkable happened. The first part of the show ended, and the advert break began. Except it was an advert break with a bit of a difference. As reported on 23 July 1998 on the BBC News Site: The Fast Show’s…

  • Holsten Griffs
    Holsten Griffs

    I’d completely forgotten about these until I came across them yesterday. A capaign in the late 1980s for Holsten Pils, fronted by Griff Rhys Jones, which played on the Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid movie with Steve Martin. Each ad featured a scene from an old movie, edited into which was Griff and his bottle…

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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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