The Fast Show Returns!!!!!

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  • roz123 11 Nov 2011 09:17:56 7,112 posts
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    WATCH IT

    Sorry if there is a thread already, did a search and didn't see it.
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Nov 2011 09:33:58 17,248 posts
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    Nice one, you have terrible taste in teams, but great taste in comedy.
    ;)
  • Tom_Servo 11 Nov 2011 09:36:42 18,082 posts
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    The Fast Show's pretty embarrassing if you watch it these days, TBH.
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Nov 2011 09:42:57 17,248 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    The Fast Show's pretty embarrassing if you watch it these days, TBH.
    What! Monkfish is great no matter what, as is Rowley...and the blonde!

    I enjoyed it anyway, didn't like Arsenal getting beat 11-0 mind you.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Nov 2011 09:45:20 18,082 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Very dated. A show of it's generation.
    The show that is the ultimate recent example of this is Spaced.
  • roz123 11 Nov 2011 10:04:17 7,112 posts
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    I don't agree, great comedy does not age. This is short but its funnier then 90% of the stuff on TV these days.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Nov 2011 10:04:54 18,082 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    I don't agree, great comedy does not age.
    Indeed. :)
  • King_Edward 11 Nov 2011 10:08:55 11,471 posts
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    I got the complete box set of the Fast a few months ago and it's still quality.
  • Dougs 11 Nov 2011 10:08:56 73,021 posts
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    Meh, I am soooooo over character sketch shows. Was never really into FS, watched too much Harry Enfield I think. The format was tired to me, bar the odd one
  • disusedgenius 11 Nov 2011 10:09:02 6,371 posts
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    For me The Fast Show still buried the sketch format - it distilled it to a point where everything else seems so... fatty in comparison.

    /possibly thinks too much about these things
  • OllyJ 15 Nov 2011 08:58:14 3,386 posts
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    The hitchhiker guy "Slithering things!"

    and "Black....all black!" art guy, sorry but those two alone justify Fast Shows existence.
  • lucky_jim 15 Nov 2011 09:14:21 5,447 posts
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    I think all character sketch shows only really have two good series in them, it's just a flaw in the concept: unless you scrap everything and bring in a load of new characters (in which case you may as well make a new show), then you're just repeating the same catchphrase ad nauseum.

    Spaced, however, is still awesome and Tom_Servo is clearly 100% wrong. Or his opinion simply differs from mine. But I think it's the first one.
  • DUFFMAN5 30 May 2014 08:57:45 17,248 posts
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    Just watched the 2 specials, I thought they were great fun, a couple of misses but for the most part they were excellent, and the Blonde with the rack :)
    Dave Angel and his breakfast was brilliantttttttttt!
    Monkfish and Jazz Club also very good.
  • FWB 30 May 2014 09:02:45 48,719 posts
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    Thought they were really poor. Same jokes, badly rehashed. Can't watch anymore for fear of ruining my memories.

    Edited by FWB at 09:14:25 30-05-2014
  • DUFFMAN5 30 May 2014 09:12:05 17,248 posts
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    @FWB
    Really, fair enough, no point in spoiling happy memories.
    I have a warmth for the characters so it felt nice to be back.
  • FWB 30 May 2014 09:14:42 48,719 posts
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    The old ones still do it for me tho. :)
  • BillMurray 30 May 2014 09:15:14 8,317 posts
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    I'd have no problem watching the old episodes but I thought the specials felt really flat. It was odd not having a laughter track/audience in the background.
  • imamazed 30 May 2014 09:15:54 6,226 posts
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    Hello, we're cockneys!

    Check me one time, whitey.
  • binky Moderator 30 May 2014 09:22:35 10,387 posts
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    I really enjoyed the specials. Dave Angel was great and the "nobody wins...except Mr Kipling," line was brilliant :D
  • DUFFMAN5 30 May 2014 09:30:10 17,248 posts
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    @binky
    At last an ally
  • Whizzo 30 May 2014 09:35:10 44,049 posts
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    I enjoyed both of them as well, just a shame Mark Williams wasn't involved.

    It would have been nice to have Ed Winchester pop up once as well but we can't have everything.
  • binky Moderator 30 May 2014 10:42:37 10,387 posts
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    In fact, on the strength of the specials I'd gladly see it back for another series. But no, instead we'll get another 6 episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys instead.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 30 May 2014 10:43:53 42,590 posts
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    I was unaware this is was even a thing again. Is it on iPlayer?
  • DUFFMAN5 30 May 2014 10:50:20 17,248 posts
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    @MrTomFTW

    Yes :)
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 30 May 2014 10:51:32 42,590 posts
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    BRILLIANT!
  • DUFFMAN5 30 May 2014 10:52:29 17,248 posts
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    binky wrote:
    In fact, on the strength of the specials I'd gladly see it back for another series. But no, instead we'll get another 6 episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys instead.
    Spot on!
    Likewise the brilliant Pulling got cancelled after 2 series/1 special and the total shit that was lager-crips run for 10 odd years, how the fuck!
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 30 May 2014 11:01:10 17,077 posts
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    It's the new "chicken in a dustbin".
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