McKenzie - half man, half owl
episodes (4 series) out of just one (ONE!!!) lame, worn out, tired,
goosed, unfunny-as-fuck, xenophobic gag.
Did Nellie Pledge marry, or is Nellie Pickersgill supposed to be a
different character? Set in a pub in London and featuring characters so
ludicrously none-dimensional that, by comparison, John Inman seemed to
have studied under (oo-er) Lee Strasberg. Sadly there was no part in
this for Joe 'GGGGITE-OH MIKKKSS NELLEH" Gladwin (former head of the
Catholic actors' union my late mother reckoned). Knock-kneed knackered old
and Jimmy Jewell - the Liz Taylor and Dick Burton of Granada's light
remember seeing a docco (not sure what) in the 70's that showed Terry
Scott in a caravan, being given £300 cash for opening a 'Garden Fete' in
Sussex. When he realised he was being filmed he went fucking nuts. The
only funny thing I've ever seen involving him. Terry and June - anti
freak Scott ran Marathons right up to his unexpected death. Sorry, that
should be ate Marathons right up to his untimely death.
the Elephant and Round The Castle
title reminds me of when Alan Partridge said to the BBC feller "A
Partridge among the Pigeons". When the feller asks him what it was he
said "Well...it's just a title". Shame this shite didn't stay
'just a title'. Let's face it, there are men and women who are never going
to make you laugh, because they're putrid, hateful and venal. Pol Pot,
Adolf Hitler, Derek Nimmo (doing his Liverpool accent) and right at the
top of that list, sly-eyed, wife-beating racist cunt, Jim Davidson.
Thing with Joe McGann
know what it's called but I'm sure it got one of 'those' titles (ie:
'Roses on Mondays', 'Changing Seasons', 'My Better Half' etc) The plot is
something about...erm he's a housekeeper and his tart is blonde and Honour
Blackman is her mam and they live in one of those places that only exist
in ITV sitcom-world and the kids have all got those bowl haircuts that
were obviously considered 'cute' by some....cunt. Anyway having stitches
put into your retina by an insane, alcoholic blind surgeon with the Hattie
Jacques, would be 700 times more enjoyable than watching it.
can I have a cookie, Uncle Joe McGann?" One of the really fucking
ugly bowl headed kids from The Upper Hand turns American for no particular
Rab C Nesbitt
presumably by Carla McLaine. I mean Fuck me, nine series and specials!? If
you were from Glasgow, I imagine you would have been depressed to the
point of planning a visit to Nooses-R-US (that was the effect Bread had on
me). Jesus, imagine the chance to produce a sitcom, having a
look around the world and choosing as a target....working class
Glaswegians. And not only that, but making the 'joke' that they drink too
much and don't want to work. Cutting edge! Bet they pissed themselves in
going to let us win this time?" Actor Gregor Fisher's one-man stage
interpretation of First Blood: Part Two was just as contentious as
the Stallone original.
do a lot of growing up in a couple of years. In 1970 (I was 11) I remember
WANTING to watch it; two years later it was depressing me to the point of
making me almost suicidal. To be fair, the fact that it was school in the
morning didn't help, but it wasn't JUST that. I started to realise that
nearly spitting a ciggy out, while shouting "COR BLOIMEE!!"
wasn't actually a punchline.
it WAS in On The Buses....over and over and over. Joke - Girl wearing mini
skirt and boots climbs up stairs of bus. Jack looks up and sees
paisley-patterned knickers covering arse the size of Leeds. Ciggy-spit
"COR BLOIMEE" (just as well I wasn't shaving and had access to
Weekend's popular sexual molestation comedy On the Buses.
won't go into detail, but it is 100% true that if I were to hear two
consecutive notes of the theme tune, it could start a depression that
might take me years to pull out of.
will simply tell you that 'Blakey' (off On The Buses) retires and goes to
live in Spain with his sister (played by Pat Coombes - in the 1970's she
was ITV's sitcom Meryl Streep)
know that this flat is not big enough,
Not big enough for both of us,
This flat is not big enough,
Not big enough for both of us,
And I ain't gonna leave!"