I shall return interfrastically. Prof. Timothy Fielding: Oh yes, yes. [removes the bath and puts a shower in] Put it here and we'll have a couple of toilets in there as well [insert two more toilets]. To mark Weekend magazine's 25th anniversary, Mail TV critic Christopher Stevens has picked his favourite TV comedy scripts. . Well, kids like you shouldn't be in prison, should they, not really? Groin Attack: Proposed as a solution for football hooliganism. Mother Tongue doesn't get murdered, does she? . . Doctors claim Manchester will RUN OUT of hospital beds as Boris 'offers city £100m' to quell coronavirus... Average house price soars to a record £323,530 as sellers cash in on huge demand during stamp duty holiday. : 'I'm absolutely terrified!' Piecing together a team which included Mel Smith, Chris Langham, Pamela Stephenson and Rowan Atkinson, the first series aired in 1979. Wtiters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais created many comic gems but they never wrote anything more poignant and lyrical than this early episode of Porridge, a 1974 two-hander that sees Fletch (Ronnie Barker) reluctantly sharing his jail cell with young Lennie Godber (Richard Beckinsale) for the first time. He was enormously slow and difficult. GEOFF: Brain surgery? Episodes are sometimes broadcast on Comedy Central. . Official Sites Cocaine, Wild parties and X-rated Playboy clubs: Were those... You burned the life's work of England's foremost man of letters? . FLETCHER: You've changed your spots, ain't you? GERALD THE GORILLA: Look, I know you've never got on with my mother. DR JOHNSON: Here it is sire. But I am in the face of adversity. | Which, as a brain surgeon, is what I do. Written by Dick Clements and Ian La Frenais. . IT'S night time. You see, I happened to be then, at that time, King of the Teds in Muswell Hill, and she was a machinist at a clothing factory, so I used to go to her place, have me evil way of her, and get me trousers narrowed at the same time. I suggest you do the same. GERALD THE GORILLA: It's a whoop, Professor, a whoop of gorillas. Langham’s departure was touched upon, with Lloyd seeming to take the blame, though Atkinson had campaigned for Langham to be kept in the cast (Langham actually refused to speak to his former cast-mates for a number of years after he was fired, until appearing as a regular on Smith & Jones in the 1990s). Interviewer This is all beginning to sound a bit like dago talk to me. Yes, yes, if I might just butt at this point Tim, I think I should point out that I have done a considerable amount of work on this project myself and if I may say so your teaching methods do leave a bit to be desired... Prof. Timothy Fielding Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Of course it was extremely difficult to get him even to this stage. When I first captured Gerald in the Congo, '67 I think it was... Gerald, the Gorilla Gerald, the Gorilla You arrogant little bastard, you're wrecking my life's work! You have to realise my position. Yeah, I actually know a joke about this. : However the 1979 general election intervened, and the show was pulled as too political, being replaced with reruns of American sitcom Rhoda. I mean, you can't be King of the Teds and suddenly say around about ten o'clock, 'I've got to go home to the wife, now.' These full episodes were repeated in 1993 on UK Gold. Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television sketch comedy which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. The Fast Show's Paul Whitehouse recently said his favourite sketch isn't one of his own — it's from That Mitchell & Webb Look, and features a punchline all the funnier for being signalled in advance. . Now that I've got my lovely fire, I'm as happy as a Frenchman who's invented a pair of self-removing trousers. may say so, your teaching methods do leave a bit to be desired. Godber, who's from the Midlands, speaks from below. BALDRICK: The hot orangey thing under the stony mantelpiececy thing. FLETCHER: That's true. He's now frantic, scribbling down all these new words. Now, this book of yours. PRINCE GEORGE: So, Dr Johnson. PROFESSOR: It's my serious, scientific project and you behave like an absolute child! Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O’Clock News on BBC1, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_the_Nine_O%27Clock_News, http://www.discogs.com/sell/item/147300485. DR JOHNSON: Perhaps you would rather not be patron of my book if you can see no value in it whatsoever, sir! . Bill Wilson directed the first three series, Geoff Posner the fourth. Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC 2 from 1979 to 1982, and which launched the careers of its stars - Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson. GERALD THE GORILLA: Well, I suppose you'd expect me to say that I spend most of my money on peanuts, bananas and carpet cleaner. GODBER: So, you don't make a habit of indiscretions, then? : Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Treat yourself to the perfect entertainment bundle with NOW TV's offers, Get a discount code to save on your internet security, Discover a range of promo codes on kitchen appliances, Find Just Eat's special deals and offers this week, Listen to podcasts and books for less with these offers. PROFESSOR: Oh, yes, yes yes — he can speak a few, actual words. (he is interrupted.). GODBER: After Gloria, you was moaning about Sharon. Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1 , it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. What Britain's shrinking economy means for your job and your savings (and... Is YOUR business ready? : Blackadder is revealed very calmly. : Of course, it was extremely difficult to get him even to this stage, erm . Company Credits : The idea came from the then-recent publication of Not The New York Times, a spoof of the famed paper which was not circulating at the time because of a general strike occurring in the city, leaving it with no papers. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. It is a book that tells you what English words mean. Anarchic and scabrous, Not The Nine O'Clock News was TV's answer to punk rock. FLETCHER: Oh no, don't get the wrong impression. [a ticket tout solicits a man in a theatre lobby]. FLETCHER: All right, all right. Aside from Atkinson, the original cast was comprised by Christopher Godwin, John Gorman, Chris Langham, Willoughby Goddard, and Jonathan Hyde, and the show was planned for 2 April 1979, the episode also featuredChris Emmett (impersonating Denis Healey), Robert Llewelyn (impersonating Bob Hope) and Hertz Rental (narrating general elections in Greenland). The show featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as Chris Langham in the first series. An American adaptation, Not Necessarily the News ran for seven years, from 1983–90 on the Home Box Office cable television channel. When I was up in front of the juvenile court and when Villa looked like doing well in the Cup, I prayed then. Lloyd met Pamela Stephenson at a party and she agreed to join. Not... however, was both consistently intelligent and topical. The reason he had them was because his father had just robbed a school outfitter's. Sketches were mostly self-contained, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes and often had a degree of naturalism in performance. LIONEL: Oh, that's good. Gerald, the Gorilla: Look, I know you've never got on with my mother. BLACKADDER: Your Highness, may I offer my congratulations? GODBER: Yes. I'm sorry, I'm sorry! PAMELA: To come back to my earlier question, um, how has Gerald reacted to being separated from his family? A Daffodil: He bloody does eat daffodils, you know. Man: Well, obviously, if I can be of any help. GERALD THE GORILLA: (Airily in Greek) η λuυαιχα ειυαι το ποδιγατψ; η ζψηθ ειται ευ'αυγοuφι. Trampling around the garden... eating daffodils! You're just here for public revenge. . They have not been repeated since. It has taken him ten years. When I caught Gerald in '68 he was completely wild. 27 October–15 December 1980: eight episodes ANGELA: I'm just going to hand this food round. In 2005, Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Chris Langham, and John Lloyd reunited to talk to Sue MacGregor about the show. I got probation and Villa lost to Rotherham, one-nothing. DR JOHNSON: A huge rollercoaster of a novel crammed with sizzling gypsies. Blackadder nearly drops the teapot that he's holding. The more observational sketches are still funny because producer John Lloyd authored the show so rigorously. : Throwing open the doors to almost any writer, it put through their paces most of the stars of the last generation including Clive Anderson, Richard Curtis and practically everyone else. DR JOHNSON: (To Prince George.) BLACKADDER: You burned the life's work of England's foremost man of letters? . What about heroines? Sergeant: I know he's a jailbird, Savage, he's down in the cells now! But it also ensured the birth of Mr Bean, so perhaps we should mute the enthusiasm a little. BLACKADDER: (Aghast.) GERALD THE GORILLA: Look, the production on that album is amazing. GODBER: Yeah, you're right. Various roles: Nothing, I'm just talking to the plants. Gerald, the Gorilla "Not the Nine O'Clock News Quotes." He marches towards the double doors and flings them open. Series 2 View episodes. Trampling around the garden... eating daffodils! FLETCHER: Only thing is, my old lady's called Isobel. Give me just a few minutes and I will deliver both the book and his patronage. Music, Vinyl, CD's, Magazines, Collectables and Everything Else. As Aristotle once said... Prof. Timothy Fielding That's the one place you can get a bit of privacy inside prison, that is — in your head. Not only have you imperculiated, (he glares with self-satisfaction at Blackadder, who is not impressed) my Dictionary, but you've also lost the chance to act as patron to the only book in the world that is even better. Want a bit of this? PRINCE GEORGE: Ah, Dr Johnson. [pause] How about this heating rack? DR JOHNSON: Oh, will you, sir . GODBER: Don't think it matters much. Buyer: I'll stick a toilet in the shower as well, kill two birds with one stone as it were. Dr Johnson left in the highest of spirits. I had to do a lot of work with him on a sort of one-to-one basis... Gerald, the Gorilla (He shoots out.). The format was a deliberate departure from the Monty Python’s Flying Circus stream-of-consciousness meta-comedy, returning to a more conventional sketch show format. Inside Meghan Markle's WOKE-drobe: From gender-neutral knitwear to shoes made from recycled bottles, BETH... What it takes to copy Kate's crowning glory: Hairdresser Richard Ward explains how to get that envy inducing... Archbishops' assault on Brexit bill: Boris on collision course with UK's five Anglican church leaders as... Why good old M&S should never be sexy!

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