Tag: John Candy

  • Shop Sketches
    Shop Sketches

    I love a good shop sketch. Shops lend themselves so well to the format. Whether it’s a normal assistant dealing with a weird customer … Or two normal people doing something weird … Or annoying assistants ticking off haughty customers.

  • Roy’s Food Repair
    Roy’s Food Repair

    I’m just as fascinated by the shows that Lorne Michaels produced that failed, than the huge successes. Here’s a great sketch, featuring John Candy and Carrie Fisher, from the short-lived The New Show. The New Show aired on NBC for nine episodes in the spring of 1984. It featured appearances from a host of SNL…

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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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