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Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« on: January 21, 2017, 08:57:22 AM »
I've been rewatching Knowing Me Knowing You for the first time in ages and forgot how many amazingly funny things this show has. One such moment is episode 4, where he's in France and has the French co-host, and he meets a French lorry driver whose also called Alan Partridge (but a Frenchified version) and Alan presents him with a bizarre painting of a British Bulldog with frog's legs, to celebrate the friendship of Britain and France.



I laughed so hard at this bit. Completely forgot about it. Fucking great, and the look on the guy's face is golden:



Also on the episode where he has a sort of Question Time section, and the Conservative politician flips out at the Birmingham Slap Heads party guy: "You are a bloody shit!"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 11:28:12 AM »
Not sure if it's oft-forgotten by others, but I always forget how good the Joe Beesley and Cheeky Monkey performance is. Then I have to watch it over and over again.


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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 11:36:06 AM »
"Bloody buggering shitting buggerhead" has entered my lexicon, as has shouting "Bald Brummies!" They're two lines that improve any occasion.

Mobius

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
With a little bit

With a little bit

With a little bit'a bloomin' luck

Lemming

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 02:59:53 PM »
Yachting mishaps - some funny, some tragic

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 03:37:15 PM »
HAVE YOU GOT ANY PUBIC HAIR??

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 03:44:20 PM »
"Rubbish, crass, putrefying cack, drivel... that's what Melvin Bragg said..."

With a little bit

With a little bit

With a little bit'a bloomin' luck
That whole interview is a series highlight for me "Wipe that soppy look off yer gormless face!"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 03:55:50 PM »
"All nets are full of holes."

"It's menial work!"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 04:07:51 PM »
HAVE YOU GOT ANY PUBIC HAIR??

would love to see Bernard Cribbins play Hamlet

Rolf Lundgren

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »
Diddly dit dee dee 2 ladies

Alan talking about the phone-in of your favourite rough voiced winner - "They've been massacred by a late surge from rasping taffy Bonnie Tyler. I wonder how many she smokes". The whole of Anglian Lives is very underrated.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2017, 06:40:59 PM »
"Like all feminists she combined a hatred of being sexualised with a fixation that everything is to do with sex."

- I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 07:21:57 PM »
The extended phone-in bit with Mary.  Not a little unnerving, but very funny too.  Some corpsing evident from Mary, perhaps that's why they didn't use it.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 07:30:50 PM »
'Sprünt! Sprünt!!!'

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 11:21:45 PM »
There's so many wonderful little lines/moments, I'd have to think about it... but going with an obvious one, when Alan meets Dan, I love the way you can hear the audience cottoning on to him being a perfect buddy for Alan.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2017, 12:39:36 AM »
Recently discovered the clips of Alan doing a Kate Bush medley on two different occasions. I spent ages a couple of years ago attempting to collect every single Partridge appearance, but this somehow managed to pass me by. His bellowing, laddish performance of 'it's me, it's Cathy, I've COME HOME NOW', as if it's being shouted by a bloke storming into his house after ork expecting a shag and a hot meal, might be my new favourite bit of Partridge delivery.

Apart from Michael. Who died.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2017, 02:09:46 AM »
"Like all feminists she combined a hatred of being sexualised with a fixation that everything is to do with sex."

- I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan

The best bit is the line which follows:

"I mean do you like having it off or not?  Hellooooo?!"

Coogan's sing-song delivery of that sarcastic "Hello" is hilarious.

iamcoop

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2017, 02:19:54 AM »
There's a line in I, Partridge which is always popping into my mind and I'm not really sure why but it's when he describes being caught with a microwave in his room in the travel tavern as a result of its "unusually loud ding" which is a "common failing of many of the newer Sanyo's."

Even laughed as I typed that.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2017, 04:08:26 AM »
KMKYWAP is my favourite of all AP. That French ep is a treasure trove. I think my favourite moment is when Alan is asking around about who knew about going to the Folies Bergères. He asks the lone accordion player if he knew as well and the look of amused contempt he gets in reply is something to behold.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2017, 07:55:27 AM »
"Danny Franchetti's Jazz Box"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2017, 08:08:08 AM »
Wrapping up his radio chat show after causing a boy genius to wet himself:

"...and from me, Alan Partridge, dry as a bone..."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2017, 08:23:35 AM »
Wrapping up his radio chat show after causing a boy genius to wet himself:

"...and from me, Alan Partridge, dry as a bone..."

That's one of my favourite episodes. I also like when he's on the back foot and panickingly claims to have seen a version of Hamlet starring Bernard Cribbins. Now whenever anyone mentions Bernard Cribbins I immediately hear Alan's intonation in my head.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 08:29:32 AM »
"Of course you do, you little terror!"

"Even horses...even horses..."


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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 09:02:14 AM »
'I'm all for God, me.  Can't stand the Devil.  I think he's an evil idiot!'

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2017, 09:12:46 AM »
"Listeners, I have someone on the line who fears he may be a gay.
He's married so I shall only be using his Christian name.
I'm talking to Domingo in Little Oakley.
No? He's gone.
Pity."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2017, 10:08:02 AM »
I'm currently enjoying the Radio Norwich Comic Relief bits from 1999 and 2013.

Alan's weird mangling of words in the former is a nice little running thing I never noticed before

"...if you have the same name as a famous person or actor, or spurts porsenality..."

"Bladdackers' Rowan Atkinson, the rubber famousman...Bean."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2017, 10:27:00 AM »
I'm currently enjoying the Radio Norwich Comic Relief bits from 1999 and 2013.

On Bryan Ferry's Comic Relief donation - "Suffice to say it will buy you 2 microwave ovens. Or 3 and half Dyson vacuum cleaners"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2017, 01:04:55 PM »
"WHY!? Why do people have to die!?"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2017, 02:06:24 PM »
Just been watching some Partridge clips on youtube and noticed on the episode of KMKYWAP when Alan reels off his list of nicknames for Lawrence Knowles and asks Lawrence if he would like to comment, the line "I have the same solicitor as Dave Lee Travis" has been removed.

My favourite line from IP:WNTTAA is when he's talking about his birth and how everyone ("a cool 100% audience share") in the delivery room heard him cry, he states "not bad, I probably thought, not bad at all."

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2017, 02:17:18 PM »
"I'm being bawdy, Lynn. Enjoy it"