Author Topic: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon  (Read 101543 times)

kalowski

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1080 on: February 11, 2019, 07:56:49 AM »
Lovely little Tapas restaurant there.
I wonder if Domingo works there?

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1081 on: February 11, 2019, 09:16:39 AM »
I wonder if Domingo works there?

Spanish name innit?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1082 on: February 11, 2019, 10:11:15 AM »
There's a similar joke in Scissored Isle about a girl who'd used a loan shark and they'd masked her face and voice (badly) to keep her anonymous but Alan pulls up outside her house with the street name and house number clearly visible.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1083 on: February 11, 2019, 10:21:11 AM »
And then blur his face and not hers for a shot.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1085 on: February 11, 2019, 10:46:23 AM »

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1086 on: February 11, 2019, 04:12:43 PM »
The Police Officer in this scene was none other than Jessica Knappett

Police Officer: [reading from transcript of radio conversation] 01:00 Partridge: I wish this was abroad because it would make a brilliant Banged Up Abroad
Farrell: What's Banged Up Abroad?
Partridge: You don't know Banged Up Abroad?
Farrell: No
Partridge: Everyone knows Banged Up Abroad
Farrell: I don't, what is Banged Up Abroad
Partridge: You seriously don't know Banged Up Abroad? You have to be shitting me
Farrell: I've never even heard of Banged Up Abroad

Policewoman: Just get to the bit where they stop saying Banged Up Abroad

*Turns a few pages*

Police Officer: Sidekick Simon: I once banged up a broad
Partridge: That's the best you've got, even with a gun to your head?

Policewoman: He's got a gun to his head?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1087 on: February 11, 2019, 04:43:44 PM »
I think they're worse than scum, I think they're.... I want to say sludge?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1088 on: February 11, 2019, 05:10:04 PM »
On MMM Sidekick Simon in going through the papers to find a "funny" story about a postman that has gone missing and comparing it to The Royal Mail, he will turn up but just not on time a bit like our post.

Alan: (completely deadpan) yeah, they just found his body this morning.

Awkward radio silence.

Then the news headlines kick in with the top story being about the said postman's body being identified after being found washed up...

kalowski

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1089 on: February 11, 2019, 06:29:52 PM »
On MMM Sidekick Simon in going through the papers to find a "funny" story about a postman that has gone missing and comparing it to The Royal Mail, he will turn up but just not on time a bit like our post.

Alan: (completely deadpan) yeah, they just found his body this morning.

Awkward radio silence.

Then the news headlines kick in with the top story being about the said postman's body being identified after being found washed up...
I watched this again just the other day. This section is so well timed and the news headline just caps it off perfectly.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1090 on: February 11, 2019, 08:26:02 PM »
The entire interview with the countryside alliance nob is amazing.

“Spiffing... er errr err wagwan!”

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1091 on: February 11, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
The bit where he’s trying to cover up some minor racism and he goes “err... because I trumped”

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1092 on: February 11, 2019, 08:39:00 PM »
I’d love to see you call it a roly-poly in from of Andy McNabb. He’s knock you out!

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1093 on: February 11, 2019, 08:40:48 PM »
I’d love to see you call it a roly-poly in from of Andy McNabb. He’s knock you out!

“...She'd invite the Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.”

“Ohhh - he'd get battered!”

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1094 on: February 12, 2019, 08:25:29 AM »
In Scissored Isle, when he confronts John Thompsons loan shark type character and he opens his car boot and the fuel cap. Followed by Alan completely backing down because the guy likes his show, with "Just go easier on your rates of interest, if you can". The whole intensive hard hitting journalist mocking is sublime.

Wonderful moment, thanks.

Iirc he observes he "hasn't even brushed his teeth"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1095 on: February 12, 2019, 09:11:44 AM »
The Police Officer in this scene was none other than Jessica Knappett

Police Officer: [reading from transcript of radio conversation] 01:00 Partridge: I wish this was abroad because it would make a brilliant Banged Up Abroad
Farrell: What's Banged Up Abroad?
Partridge: You don't know Banged Up Abroad?
Farrell: No
Partridge: Everyone knows Banged Up Abroad
Farrell: I don't, what is Banged Up Abroad
Partridge: You seriously don't know Banged Up Abroad? You have to be shitting me
Farrell: I've never even heard of Banged Up Abroad

Policewoman: Just get to the bit where they stop saying Banged Up Abroad

*Turns a few pages*

Police Officer: Sidekick Simon: I once banged up a broad
Partridge: That's the best you've got, even with a gun to your head?

Policewoman: He's got a gun to his head?

Ah man. By some considerable distance the funniest moment in Alpha Papa. It almost makes me want to watch it again. Not enough to, y'know, actually watch it. But enough to make the thought of doing it cross my mind.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1096 on: February 12, 2019, 11:05:44 AM »
“...She'd invite the Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.”

“Ohhh - he'd get battered!”

Coogan and Key just losing it toward the end of that seemingly improvised line is beautiful.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1097 on: February 12, 2019, 11:44:08 AM »
Strod?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1098 on: February 12, 2019, 02:58:20 PM »
Comic Relief '99. Impossible to pick one gem; the whole thing is basically just one massive gem.

https://youtu.be/f2hFb0vleDM

This is apex Alan. Peak Partridge, if you will.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1099 on: February 12, 2019, 03:30:48 PM »
Partridge pinnacle

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1100 on: February 12, 2019, 04:10:33 PM »
His reaction when he had his bum brutally exposed in another Comic Relief is brilliant, half pulling his pleat-fronted slacks up with one hand, as is his reference to the incident as a gang-debagging is I, Partridge

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1101 on: February 12, 2019, 04:54:57 PM »
I can't remember the exact quote but on MMM series one where he interviews the entrepreneur who he is keen to impress, the chap says something about relying too much on computers and Alan thumps his computer 'Yea, ya bitch!'

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1102 on: February 12, 2019, 04:58:56 PM »
What's the sort-of jingle thing of Alan doing a Jamaican accent "Me love Alan Partridge, mon. Man is fresh" or something to that effect. So many joyous little snippets like that throughout MMM that make me laugh but i can never remember.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1103 on: February 12, 2019, 05:21:23 PM »
Comic Relief '99. Impossible to pick one gem; the whole thing is basically just one massive gem.

https://youtu.be/f2hFb0vleDM

This is apex Alan. Peak Partridge, if you will.
Not even kidding when I say watching 6:14 - 6:35 is the closest I've ever felt to having sleep paralysis while awake.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1104 on: February 12, 2019, 06:08:15 PM »
Wonderful moment, thanks.

Iirc he observes he "hasn't even brushed his teeth"

"Why do you look like a sad teddy in a suit?"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1105 on: February 12, 2019, 07:14:41 PM »
Not even kidding when I say watching 6:14 - 6:35 is the closest I've ever felt to having sleep paralysis while awake.

Haha tremendous.

Looking back, you can tell the Dundee Incident wasn't far off. We're watching someone clearly on the brink of total collapse.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1106 on: February 12, 2019, 08:03:34 PM »
Not even kidding when I say watching 6:14 - 6:35 is the closest I've ever felt to having sleep paralysis while awake.

I knew exactly which moment this would be! However, this is the first time I have ever noticed Michael's whispered "Are you all right, Mr Partridge?"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1107 on: February 12, 2019, 08:15:59 PM »
What's all that about getting married to a Canadian?! Pretty sure that's never even mentioned in any other things - are these Comic Relief things not canon?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1108 on: February 12, 2019, 08:18:25 PM »
"Spurts porsonality" - glorious.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1109 on: February 12, 2019, 09:04:11 PM »
Wonder who wrote this.