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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1200 on: March 22, 2019, 12:29:14 PM »
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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1201 on: March 23, 2019, 04:48:23 AM »
Yesterday’s quickfire phone in only yielded 3 calls. My mistake. I think panel beating was too narrow a topic. So today we’re going to open it up with the question, "What is the best thing?"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1202 on: March 24, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
"Come on, Jill. You’re from Holt. You’re from Holt, Jill!"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1203 on: March 24, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
"Come on, Jill. You’re from Holt. You’re from Holt, Jill!"

Haha, yeah! I love how inexplicably hyper and rowdy he gets in that little moment. And the spiteful little exchange that follows.


Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1204 on: March 24, 2019, 02:40:23 PM »
Haha, yeah! I love how inexplicably hyper and rowdy he gets in that little moment. And the spiteful little exchange that follows.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1205 on: March 24, 2019, 02:43:48 PM »
I've recently revisited Mid-Morning Matters and greatly enjoyed Alan calling his ex-wife a "fucking witch"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1206 on: March 24, 2019, 08:12:41 PM »
One of the Miss Norwich models from Knowing Me Knowing You was the hotel manager in I'm Alan Partridge. Fuck my hat!

Had no idea about that either! Similar kind of thing with the widow of Tony Hayers, who was played by the Jam Festival lady in The Day Today (and Simon's mum in CBBC favourite Simon And The Witch).

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1207 on: March 24, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
Just want to point out that maybe-obvious thing that Susan/Miss Norwich was also the mum from My Parents Are Aliens.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1209 on: March 31, 2019, 11:39:27 PM »
My brother pointed out to me today that Alan mentions in Joe Beazley's introduction that he first saw his act fifteen years ago. I'd never once picked up on that detail before, and it adds a lot more dimension to the sketch. Joe's act presumably not changing or improving and Alan's bizarre and commendable sense of obligation and debt are added as extra reasons why this is one of the best comedy segments ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT_W6FwN_hY

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1210 on: March 31, 2019, 11:46:15 PM »
Just want to point out that maybe-obvious thing that Susan/Miss Norwich was also the mum from My Parents Are Aliens.

She was also in Boon, First of the Summer Wine, The Bill and the 1987 film Wish You Were Here...welling up here.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1211 on: April 01, 2019, 03:59:59 AM »
My brother pointed out to me today that Alan mentions in Joe Beazley's introduction that he first saw his act fifteen years ago. I'd never once picked up on that detail before, and it adds a lot more dimension to the sketch. Joe's act presumably not changing or improving and Alan's bizarre and commendable sense of obligation and debt are added as extra reasons why this is one of the best comedy segments ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT_W6FwN_hY

And “15 years ago” would be 1979 when this aired, making Partridge 24 or thereabouts.

A 24 year old Partridge going around watching bad ventriloquists and making absurd career promises to them (instead of doing whatever else it is 24 year olds do) is also a very funny concept.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1212 on: April 01, 2019, 09:01:20 PM »
Carmella Soprano trying to bond with her son AJ:

"And you know Ringo wasn't the original drummer. It was Pete Best. And they fired him. Then he put out his own album 'Best of The Beatles'."


Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1213 on: April 02, 2019, 03:23:21 PM »
The bit in Partridge over Britain when Alan speaks to David Silk on the phone and asks him 'David, are you wearing any silk?' and he says 'no I'm naked'. The look on Alan's face is priceless. That's my funniest ever Partridge moment.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1214 on: April 02, 2019, 03:39:20 PM »
Talking about a schoolboy nemesis he still bears a grudge against:

“He’s got a pathetic life. I’ve parked outside his house and watched him come and go many times and he’s got a pathetic life. Who is he? He’s Steve Mcoombe, a nobody and I... I AM ALAN PARTRIDGE.”

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1215 on: April 04, 2019, 03:54:38 PM »
I love this one. So simple and so pleasing:

SFO Steve Stubbs: And if you do anything to endanger the lives of those hostages, so help me God I will take off this police uniform and make you pay for it.

Alan Partridge: You want me to pay for your police uniform?

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« Reply #1216 on: April 04, 2019, 06:29:14 PM »
Charlotte Fraser, Labour, we see these pictures of old woman's faces in the paper, surely the best way to deal with hooligans is to hang them by the neck until the spinal column is severed thus starving the body of oxygen, isn't that the best, most sensible way to deal with them?

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1217 on: April 05, 2019, 08:09:09 AM »
"A Partridge Amongst the Pigeons"
"What's that?"
"Well it's just a title."

Good insight into Alan's mindset. He just wants to make something bog-standard and full of tropes, but with him as the star.

Also good is him imagining it starting with him in Trafalgar Square "going oh god".

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1218 on: April 05, 2019, 08:49:16 AM »
"A Partridge Amongst the Pigeons"
"What's that?"
"Well it's just a title."

similarly "A Partridge in Paris... A.PartridgeInParis AlanPartridgeinParis", the insecurity and contempt for the audience, "oooh they might not get that it's so clever"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1219 on: April 05, 2019, 09:41:06 AM »
The "are you getting out here or going all the way with me?" lift scene is incredible.

Alan's uncomfortable face. Susan's confidence, knowing the power she has over Alan. And then afterwards, Alan trying to save face with himself by saying "this country". He was on the back foot, but making a comment about the downfall of society puts him back in control, in his mind.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1220 on: April 05, 2019, 10:12:53 AM »
Lynne: "I'm just doing a bit of tidying."
Alan: "Tidying?"
Lynne: "Don't worry. I didn't go near... your drawer."

The dramatic performance of this exchange is definitely an homage to soap operas. The way Alan hovers with his hand in the drawer.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1221 on: April 05, 2019, 03:46:28 PM »
It's like a fucking jelly with eeeeeyes!

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1222 on: April 05, 2019, 06:34:13 PM »
I love this one. So simple and so pleasing:

SFO Steve Stubbs: And if you do anything to endanger the lives of those hostages, so help me God I will take off this police uniform and make you pay for it.

Alan Partridge: You want me to pay for your police uniform?

Ha! That's popped into my head a couple of days ago and really made me laugh out of nowhere; even though it's signalled a mile away I love it.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1223 on: April 05, 2019, 06:40:03 PM »
Ha! That's popped into my head a couple of days ago and really made me laugh out of nowhere; even though it's signalled a mile away I love it.

Yes. I love how it's just a classic gag, like something from Police Squad, and even though it's predictable there's something amusingly inevitable about it.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1224 on: April 10, 2019, 12:42:56 PM »
This is good fun. Nice to see Coogan laughing at the bits of Partridge he'd forgotten about:

How well does Steve Coogan know Alan Partridge?

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1225 on: April 10, 2019, 12:48:10 PM »
"I just fist it into a discarded coffee beaker and pop it into a canal"

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« Reply #1226 on: April 11, 2019, 03:13:52 PM »
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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1227 on: April 17, 2019, 01:56:31 PM »
Just watching Scissored Isle - when the security guard discovers him in the warehouse you hear a quiet incredulous "what have you done with your fucking clothes?"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1228 on: April 19, 2019, 08:51:09 PM »
"Scope?  Why do they change the name and ruin it? Consignia and Scope. It’s the Post Office and the Spastic Society."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1229 on: April 20, 2019, 08:21:51 AM »
"I wanted to watch Roger Moore necking with Fiona Fullerton. And instead, I have to watch a giant Michael Bolton lookalike, in a tight vest, throwing an oven over bales of hay!"