Author Topic: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon  (Read 106576 times)

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1110 on: February 13, 2019, 12:18:09 AM »
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?

I could be completely wrong here but I vaguely remember reading that his partner in IAP 2 was supposed to be a Canadian woman called Toni, but they ditched that idea and changed it to Sonja.

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« Reply #1111 on: February 13, 2019, 12:38:40 AM »
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

I felt quite sorry for him there! I think that was cited as one of the reasons for his descent into toblerone. Jon Thompson's 'Get him, now' is quite sinister

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« Reply #1112 on: February 13, 2019, 01:22:19 AM »
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?

He never did marry Toni, presumably. Visa complications? Either way, probably for the best when you consider his state of mind.


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« Reply #1113 on: February 13, 2019, 01:03:15 PM »
I felt quite sorry for him there! I think that was cited as one of the reasons for his descent into toblerone. Jon Thompson's 'Get him, now' is quite sinister

Its brilliantly topped with the cream pie being slapped on his arse.

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« Reply #1114 on: February 13, 2019, 01:44:44 PM »
Rewatching MMM S1 to get me in the mood for TTWAP. Does anyone know if there's a massive difference between the original Fosters shorts (OFS) and the edited episodes that went out on Sky (EETWOOS)?

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« Reply #1115 on: February 13, 2019, 02:23:53 PM »
It's weird Fosters just gave them up, isn't it? Obviously, they'll have been bought out, but nevertheless – if they'd stayed on YouTube, they'd be perpetually successful no-cost sponsored content that would keep them visible. Instead, it's almost forgotten that they were instrumental in restarting one of the greatest comedy characters ever.

Just seen that the Vic & Bob stuff is gone too (uploaded by someone else) so maybe the whole Fosters Comedy thing was a time-limited deal? Seems short-sighted.

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« Reply #1116 on: February 14, 2019, 06:17:22 AM »
Just seen that the Vic & Bob stuff is gone too (uploaded by someone else) so maybe the whole Fosters Comedy thing was a time-limited deal? Seems short-sighted.

Ironically enough, being short-sighted is often the result of drinking Fosters.

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« Reply #1117 on: February 14, 2019, 10:27:03 PM »
Just remembered a bloody great bit from Mid Morning Matters, where Alan plays the Sidekick Simon ditty after Key squirms his way through an explanation of the evil nurse skit he did on Bedtime with Branning.

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« Reply #1118 on: February 15, 2019, 03:10:49 PM »
Ironically enough, being short-sighted is often the result of drinking Fosters.

Six of those a day and you're away

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« Reply #1119 on: February 16, 2019, 12:43:11 PM »
"and what chicken nuggets"

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« Reply #1120 on: February 16, 2019, 03:07:35 PM »
I do love the way he started saying a hard 'h' in words like 'why' and 'what'.

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« Reply #1121 on: February 16, 2019, 10:02:36 PM »
Although I believe it was a conspiracy, to get rid of her, I'm not against the idea of state assassination.

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« Reply #1122 on: February 16, 2019, 10:13:28 PM »
I do love the way he started saying a hard 'h' in words like 'why' and 'what'.
What made me thus? WHAT made me THUS?

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« Reply #1123 on: February 17, 2019, 12:17:47 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.

It slots so well into Partridge canon I wonder if they were already intending to have him suffer a breakdown, some three years before the next series?

Also the first time I've noticed the Goldeneye jacket!

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« Reply #1124 on: February 17, 2019, 01:56:42 PM »
Rewatching MMM it strikes me what a well-produced radio show Alan is running. Music aside, there's a constant flow of new formats, varied in-studio guests, stunts and phone-ins (with a very engaged listenership). I've worked around radio a little bit and it is by no means easy to run a daily show like that. Especially as Alan appears to be producing himself. I'd listen to it.

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« Reply #1125 on: February 17, 2019, 09:26:53 PM »
I could be completely wrong here but I vaguely remember reading that his partner in IAP 2 was supposed to be a Canadian woman called Toni, but they ditched that idea and changed it to Sonja.
yeah I remember reading that in an interview prior to the series. I'm sure it also said they would be living in a houseboat too.

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« Reply #1126 on: February 17, 2019, 10:34:45 PM »
I'm glad they didn't go that way, Sonja and a caravan is more likely for the character

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« Reply #1127 on: February 17, 2019, 11:04:37 PM »
I don't have Nomad in front of me. Doesn't detective Swallow live on a houseboat?

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« Reply #1128 on: February 17, 2019, 11:16:28 PM »
Can't find a reference to it, just Flint's house:


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« Reply #1129 on: February 18, 2019, 12:17:04 AM »
Sonia is great, but it would have been great seeing Alan with a brash North American type too. Dragging him to things he doesn't want to go to and embarrassing him in public by speaking her mind. Although are you sure you're not getting this mixed up with Toni from Peep Show, who was played by a Canadian?

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« Reply #1130 on: February 18, 2019, 12:30:36 AM »
My all time favourite Partidge moment is this. The Mary call. [edited unused Alan]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpBH1je2Ks&t=203s

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« Reply #1131 on: February 18, 2019, 12:58:33 AM »
Sonia is great, but it would have been great seeing Alan with a brash North American type too. Dragging him to things he doesn't want to go to and embarrassing him in public by speaking her mind. Although are you sure you're not getting this mixed up with Toni from Peep Show, who was played by a Canadian?

Are you sure you aren’t getting Toni mixed up with Merry (sp?), who was Canadian in the show (and owned Jez’s/Hans’ pub)? Or have I got that wrong also?

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« Reply #1132 on: February 18, 2019, 01:04:43 AM »
Are you sure you aren’t getting Toni mixed up with Merry (sp?), who was Canadian in the show (and owned Jez’s/Hans’ pub)? Or have I got that wrong also?

Clearly getting Toni mixed up with Nancy, who was American in the show but played by a Canadian.

Toni was English in the show and played by an English person.

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« Reply #1133 on: February 18, 2019, 01:30:39 AM »
No, Merry was the woman from the sectioning episode, and was a Canadian character played by a Canadian (Meredith MacNeill).

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0672488/

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« Reply #1134 on: February 18, 2019, 01:50:46 AM »
STOP TALKING ABOUT AMERICAN THINGS!

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« Reply #1135 on: February 18, 2019, 01:54:37 AM »
Just listening to I partridge again, and after all these years without questioning the name I finally realise why he called his production company 'Pear Tree Productions'

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« Reply #1136 on: February 18, 2019, 09:10:06 AM »
Can't find a reference to it, just Flint's house:


I must have dreamt it.

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« Reply #1137 on: February 18, 2019, 09:17:13 AM »
Just listening to I partridge again, and after all these years without questioning the name I finally realise why he called his production company 'Pear Tree Productions'

One for the "I am a thick cunt " "0bvi0us th1ngs Y0u 0nly ju5t realised " thread.
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« Reply #1138 on: February 18, 2019, 10:15:41 AM »
Getting Toni, Merry and Nancy mixed up with Tex, short for Terry and Texas and that. He likes American stuff.

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« Reply #1139 on: February 18, 2019, 10:52:56 AM »
Just listening to I partridge again, and after all these years without questioning the name I finally realise why he called his production company 'Pear Tree Productions'

And get this that only struck me this morning: Steve Coogan's real life production company is called 'Baby Cow'. A baby cow is a calf, as in Paul and Pauline.