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Fiona G. ([personal profile] rockunroll) wrote in [community profile] britcoms2010-09-15 12:06 pm

Fact x Importance = News

Hello everyone!

Many thanks to [personal profile] lupinity87 for setting up this community. I'm a huge British comedy geek. I enjoy the likes of Father Ted, Black Books, Spaced, Look Around You, Outnumbered, I'm Alan Partridge, The Adam and Joe Show, Monty Python, Rock Profile, Brass Eye, The Day Today, The Office, and an assortment of panel shows (Buzzcocks, Shooting Stars, Have I Got News... to name a few).

One of the things I like about British comedy is the way the actors tend to guest star on each others sitcoms a lot. I watched an episode of Brass Eye the other day and was like "hey, there's Brian from Spaced... and look, Hugh Dennis!". You never know when a familiar face is going to appear out of the blue.

I just wanted to share a couple of clips from The Day Today which I hope will make you laugh. For those who are not familiar with it, it's a parody of news programmes.



And an early Alan Partridge appearance...



Enjoy!
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[personal profile] lupinity87 2010-09-21 10:46 am (UTC)(link)
Years ago, I couldn't stand Alan Partridge - I always found the show really annoying (which makes sense I suppose, as the character himself is really annoying). But I went out with a guy a few years ago who was obsessed with him, and we used to spend entire weekends watching I'm Alan Partridge and Knowing Me, Knowing You (aha!). He broke me and I became a fan, haha. I haven't watched it in years! You've inspired me to raid youtube!

And every time I watch Jeremy Paxman do a serious interview, all I can think of is the newsreader from Brass Eye. I can't work out whether the similarities are intentional or not.