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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1710 on: March 08, 2019, 09:40:35 PM »
Quote from: This weeks TV Cream mailout
Old thrill!
LITTLE AND LARGE
It was quite useful Noel managed to revitalise BBC1's Saturday night line-up when he did as the Beeb spent much of the rest of 1991 clearing out their huge catalogue of past their prime variety acts, with Russ Abbott and Les Dennis both appearing in their last shows this year. Also out the door were Little and Large, after a marathon fourteen years at the Corporation, being poached from ITV in 1977, making their debut on the Beeb that Christmas and starting their long-running series the following year. Original producer Michael Hurll was quick to point out they weren't signed as a replacement for Morecambe and Wise, not least as they were still there when they arrived, and even Syd and Eddie were well aware of their limitations, especially Syd ("He is not pretending to be just standing there, he is just standing there"). Nevertheless the show continued successfully for many years, helped by Syd and Eddie's obvious good nature, their willingness to go to extreme measures for a laugh and, of course, Eddie's car starting routine. However despite their remarkable consistency, the Beeb never seemed to care for them, seemingly embarrassed by their lowbrow material and only letting them continue due to their high ratings, on at least one occasion being officially axed and then reprieved in lieu of any better ideas. However come 1991, even the smallest viewer could tell that they'd suffered a massive budget cut and nobody’s heart was in it, and it was no surprise that turned out to be the final series. Even after that the Beeb showed some repeats in the summer, but then that was finally that. However the lads never seemed to moan and simply accepted they'd had a good run, and while they split up for a while and Eddie was in a bad way, we were thrilled to see them back on Saturday night the other week on Pointless. Sadly we didn’t find out how Lulu started her car

Glebe

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1711 on: March 08, 2019, 09:42:42 PM »
Fascinating to see how the dynamic has shifted with Syd being the dominant partner here. I'm concerned about Eddie's tongue lolling though. Never a good health symptom. Poor old Mel Smith in his last years springs to mind.

I actually think he's looking pretty fly with his classy specs. But yes, Syd has finally had his revenge, and is clearly The Boss now. He may have given Eddie a strong speaking-to in the dressing room - and perhaps threatened violence.

But on a lighter note, to celebrate their prime-time reunion, let's have a classic song!

Sorry bomb_dog, I jumped the gun there:

Old thrill!
LITTLE AND LARGE
It was quite useful Noel managed to revitalise BBC1's Saturday night line-up when he did as the Beeb spent much of the rest of 1991 clearing out their huge catalogue of past their prime variety acts, with Russ Abbott and Les Dennis both appearing in their last shows this year. Also out the door were Little and Large, after a marathon fourteen years at the Corporation, being poached from ITV in 1977, making their debut on the Beeb that Christmas and starting their long-running series the following year. Original producer Michael Hurll was quick to point out they weren't signed as a replacement for Morecambe and Wise, not least as they were still there when they arrived, and even Syd and Eddie were well aware of their limitations, especially Syd ("He is not pretending to be just standing there, he is just standing there"). Nevertheless the show continued successfully for many years, helped by Syd and Eddie's obvious good nature, their willingness to go to extreme measures for a laugh and, of course, Eddie's car starting routine. However despite their remarkable consistency, the Beeb never seemed to care for them, seemingly embarrassed by their lowbrow material and only letting them continue due to their high ratings, on at least one occasion being officially axed and then reprieved in lieu of any better ideas. However come 1991, even the smallest viewer could tell that they'd suffered a massive budget cut and nobody’s heart was in it, and it was no surprise that turned out to be the final series. Even after that the Beeb showed some repeats in the summer, but then that was finally that. However the lads never seemed to moan and simply accepted they'd had a good run, and while they split up for a while and Eddie was in a bad way, we were thrilled to see them back on Saturday night the other week on Pointless. Sadly we didn’t find out how Lulu started her car

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1712 on: March 08, 2019, 11:39:00 PM »
Oh, I've got the dream team being interviewed on BBC Points West here.

This was just before the Slapstick (!?) Festival last January.

https://vimeo.com/322359209

jenna appleseed

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1713 on: June 05, 2019, 08:35:23 PM »
Was it one of you lot you contacted 6music on Monday claiming to have met Little and Large when you were two?

a slightly later link by Shawn (too wafferly & tedious for Radio 2 & makes Steve Wright look good) Keaveny (not sure if his sudden memory, or something he'd forgotten to mention from his listeners message) mentioned Eddie Large having a guitar (pos bouncing up & down?) on a piece of elastic, and said in the style of a man having a depressing flashback.

Glebe

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1714 on: June 05, 2019, 09:53:43 PM »
Oh, I've got the dream team being interviewed on BBC Points West here.

This was just before the Slapstick (!?) Festival last January.

https://vimeo.com/322359209

YES! It's like Stan & Ollie!

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1715 on: June 05, 2019, 10:48:23 PM »
Little & Large mentioned on Chart Music again!

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1716 on: July 29, 2019, 11:02:10 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNys08sBIzs

original link dead. try this.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1717 on: July 31, 2019, 09:17:48 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8ZmvzV5EV8&t=410s

A brutal Chesney Hawkes edit, a Brief Encounter parody, and a midget doing the splits.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1718 on: July 31, 2019, 12:25:18 PM »
Here's Syd being interviewed on the subject of God by a Christian snooker referee on the verge of a nervous breakdown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIW8QJ96lXA

EDIT: Shit, in all seriousness I didn't know Syd had endured such personal trauma. This thread has taken a strange, unexpected turn. Sorry.
Christian snooker referee. LOL.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1719 on: July 31, 2019, 10:22:24 PM »
Chicken in a basket please don't weep,
The door is locked just you and me.
We can go to a stadium that's got glass tables,
You can watch me sing, while you are eating.


LOL

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1720 on: August 02, 2019, 10:26:47 PM »
As long as we're on the subject of adverts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67WmWfWcd3Q

There's such a (presumably unintentional) bleakness to this which I find both compelling and oddly disturbing. The stark set. The absence of background music. The static crackle at the start. The dead echo on the dialogue recording. The grainy film stock, no doubt made worse by the bleary quality of the video conversion and the YouTube compression. The fact that the ad agency have hired two 'funny men' off the telly but were apparently stumped when it came to giving them something - anything - even vaguely amusing to say. Then there's the truly Sydian tragedy that whilst the Two Ronnies did adverts for watches, cars, crisps and cereals, Little and Large got stuck with flogging bog roll. Hmmm babaloo arsewipe.

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1721 on: August 04, 2019, 10:22:37 PM »
Hello! I've not posted here for ages, but I've been inevitably drawn back as I have to report that someone has started working in my office, an actual real live person called Edward Large. And nobody there has mentioned it or anything, as if it isn't the most amazing thing in the world.

Also, in the interminable NKOTB parody Eddie says "I've seen more fat on a chip" when questioning why someone is regarded as fat. But that makes no sense at all - chips are a notoriously fatty foodstuff.

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1722 on: August 04, 2019, 11:35:07 PM »
Hello! I've not posted here for ages, but I've been inevitably drawn back as I have to report that someone has started working in my office, an actual real live person called Edward Large. And nobody there has mentioned it or anything, as if it isn't the most amazing thing in the world.

Also, in the interminable NKOTB parody Eddie says "I've seen more fat on a chip" when questioning why someone is regarded as fat. But that makes no sense at all - chips are a notoriously fatty foodstuff.

That Edward Large is an IMPOSTER!

And yes, the real 'Eddeh' dropped the ball there with the chip fat comment. Disappointing.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1723 on: August 04, 2019, 11:53:31 PM »

Glebe

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1724 on: August 05, 2019, 06:26:10 AM »
Eddie should sue these imposters. FUCK 'EM.

Phoenix Lazarus

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1725 on: August 05, 2019, 06:35:52 AM »

Also, in the interminable NKOTB parody Eddie says "I've seen more fat on a chip" when questioning why someone is regarded as fat. But that makes no sense at all - chips are a notoriously fatty foodstuff.

If he's talking about an individual potato chip, that has a very small proportion of an adult's human's bodily fat.  He could also be talking about a wood chip.

jenna appleseed

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1726 on: September 23, 2019, 07:23:10 PM »
Surprise Little & Large lurking on discogs, on the back of somebody else's record


(eta: their contributions: unreadable sleeve blurb (even at full size), repro sigs & standing around the 'star' - Eddie pointing, Syd replaced by waxwork).

https://www.discogs.com/release/14171486

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1727 on: September 23, 2019, 07:26:47 PM »

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1728 on: October 01, 2019, 04:11:25 PM »
Also, in the interminable NKOTB parody Eddie says "I've seen more fat on a chip" when questioning why someone is regarded as fat. But that makes no sense at all - chips are a notoriously fatty foodstuff.

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Alberon

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1729 on: January 09, 2020, 11:00:21 PM »
Time to get this thread back where it belongs. Not sure if either of these has been posted before.

Syd and Eddie on a terrible pop quiz show called Pop Quiz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Vell4E6mI

Features Roy Wood, Noddy Holder, Pauline Black and Jonathan King all hosted by Mike Read.

And Syd and Eddie on Pointless from 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zR1SUrNn4o

non capisco

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1730 on: January 09, 2020, 11:26:25 PM »
Someone once made me a Little and Large themed birthday card as a direct result of this thread.

kalowski

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1731 on: January 10, 2020, 06:16:49 AM »
Time to get this thread back where it belongs. Not sure if either of these has been posted before.

Syd and Eddie on a terrible pop quiz show called Pop Quiz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Vell4E6mI

Features Roy Wood, Noddy Holder, Pauline Black and Jonathan King all hosted by Mike Read.

That's horrible. Read with that dreadful rock star DJ hair and King being an utter cunt.

Glebe

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1732 on: January 10, 2020, 07:05:01 AM »
YES, Syd and Eddie into the Twenties!

Bobby Treetops

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1733 on: January 10, 2020, 10:55:22 AM »
Someone once made me a Little and Large themed birthday card as a direct result of this thread.

Sadly my finest work...


Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1734 on: January 10, 2020, 10:40:38 PM »
That's a young Les McQueen there. Syd had got the shits about going in the cannon, so the producer looked round for a suitable stand-in. Creme Brulee were studio guests and Les was about the right height. Ended up with a fractured wrist.

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1735 on: January 10, 2020, 11:01:11 PM »
That's a young Les McQueen there. Syd had got the shits about going in the cannon, so the producer looked round for a suitable stand-in. Creme Brulee were studio guests and Les was about the right height. Ended up with a fractured wrist.
It's a shit business.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1736 on: January 18, 2020, 01:06:19 PM »
Delighted that this masterpiece of tagging has been restored to it's former glory, although the lack of formatting make it read like one long continuous rambling nightmare of cruelty inflicted on poor Syd by his erstwhile partner.

Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1737 on: January 18, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
YES!

Alberon

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1738 on: January 18, 2020, 03:38:48 PM »
Delighted that this masterpiece of tagging has been restored to it's former glory, although the lack of formatting make it read like one long continuous rambling nightmare of cruelty inflicted on poor Syd by his erstwhile partner.

Which it probably was, to be honest.

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Re: Little & Large Xmas special 1980. Extraordinary.
« Reply #1739 on: January 18, 2020, 03:44:17 PM »
It reads like a nastier version of a list of Itchy & Scratchy script ideas.

Tags: GEE MUSKY "Say goodnight, Syd!" "Goodnight, Syd!" Stands back in amazement Not as good as The Wire Pathetic Tit and Fat Cunt Syd finds blood in his urine while Eddie watches, laughing Eddie gleefully shows Syd videos of his affair with Syd's wife Eddie hands pictues of Syd's shrivelled penis around studio Eddie stamps on Syd's birthday cake in big, shitty boots Eddie scratches 'Cancerous Cunt' onto Syd's windscreen Eddie puts kiddie porn on Syd's laptop and phones the papers Eddie spits in Syd's face at Syd's mum's fueral Wild-eyed Eddie grins while emptying ashtray into Syd's mouth Syd has a nervous breakdown while Eddie pisses into his collar Eddie uses Syd's arsehole like a cunt Eddie stubs his cigar out on Syd's arm, to rapturous applause Eddie leads the audience in a song called Slit Your Wrists, Syd Eddie ties a cord around Syd's balls, tightening it each day Eddie sews Syds areshole closed and keeps feeding him and feeding him Eddie kills Syd's dog and eats it in front of him, laughing Eddie forces Syd to suck on a gun like a big cock Eddie tea-bags Syd's late wife - at her funeral Eddie throws a pint of cum at Syd's daughter Eddie shoves a bloated finger deep into Syd's urethra Eddie ties Syd down and fists him up to the elbow Syd pisses in Eddie's cornflakes, but then Eddie swaps bowls Eddie frames Syd for 9/11 Eddie slowly crushes Syd's glans in a car-compactor Eddie stretches his foreskin over Syd's face, down to the chin Eddie milks Syd's prostate with a rusty coathanger Eddie draws a big spunking cock on Syd's forehead Eddie eats a kilo of turds and regurgitates them all over Syd Syd tries to slash his wrists, but Eddie nicks his razor blades Eddie puts Syd into a decompression chamber till he pops Eddie bums Syd while wearing Garfield as a condom Eddie strips Syd naked and then dumps him outside Harrods Eddie uses Syd as an ashtray Eddie dresses up as Deputy Dawg and mouth-rapes Syd "Rock on Sydneh!" Eddie kicks Syd up the bum Eddie something something Syd something something PAIN Eddie works his Tobasco-covered fist slowly down Syd's urethra Eddie takes a big shit in Syd's toilet at his wife's wake Eddie puts a snake in Syd's bed, then drugs him Snoozo Musky gee Syd Little's.... Timing. Eddie curbstomps Syd then makes him gnaw on the bones of his dead wife Eddie injects sodium bicarbonate into Syd's eyes, wanking Eddie coils his scrotum around Syd and mummifies him Eddie drops a fat sweaty log into Syd's favourite coffee mug Eddie burns Syd to death in a large wicker microphone Eddie makes Syd fully understand the concept of 'pegging' Eddie does a line of bisto and forces Cannon and Ball to spitroast Syd Eddie fish-hooks Syd in front of an industrial fan, exposing his skull Eddie staples Syd's eyelids open and throws him in a salt mine Eddie buries Syd up to his neck on a beach and farts in his mouth Eddie calls Syd at the airport and shouts BOMB down the phone Eddie scrapes smegma from his priapistic phimosis on Syd's tongue Eddie removes Syd's limbs and chucks him into a vat of Tipp-Ex Eddie hands Syd over to a cannibalistic cult for a fiver Eddie begins to give Syd a Glasgow smile but doesn't stop ever Eddie forces Michael Gambon at gunpoint to eat Syd's burnt cock Eddie forcibly addicts Syd to skag Eddie dive-bombs Syd from a Junkers Ju 52 Eddie pops his bum-grapes right into Syd's coffee Eddie hog-ties Syd between two shire horses and starts yelling Syd discovers that Eddie has replaced his rash cream with H2SO4 Eddie sews concealed razor blades into Syd's favourite love-seat Eddie films Syd wanking over Mr Hands, calls the tabloids Syd does Simon Templar stunt, but Eddie has cut the brake cables Eddie compares Syd unfavourably to Bobby Davro and laughs and laughs Eddie wipes after a post-hangover shit using Syd's Sunday best Syd eats his shit with broken glass before Eddie forces him to Eddie gets Gary Gizmo to punch Syd in the gut Eddie splices Syd's genes with that of sea-cucumber