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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1950 on: February 08, 2021, 08:21:07 AM »
I prefer IAP2 to 1, it makes me laugh more

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1951 on: February 09, 2021, 08:22:06 PM »
The video recording he made to be played to his grandchildren posthumously:

"Hello. Pop Partridge here. Sorry I'm dead."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1952 on: February 14, 2021, 10:34:54 AM »


When Lynn jumps when Alan says "Dan's a fantastic man!" is a fantastic bit. It really is.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1953 on: February 14, 2021, 10:47:10 AM »
I prefer IAP2 to 1, it makes me laugh more
It is good, although I feel that they dialled up the laugh track a bit which makes it feel a lot more 'broad', if that makes sense

Oh and the AP subreddit is pretty dire to be fair, but every so often someone chucks up a bit of fan fiction in the style of AP which is quite good.  #accidentalpartridge on twitter blows it completely out of the water though:

https://twitter.com/AccidentalP

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1954 on: February 15, 2021, 04:28:43 PM »
I always took Alan's "stroke face" as him trying too hard to project that he wasn't a depressed fat bloke any more. Like a rictus grimace .

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1955 on: February 18, 2021, 11:35:39 PM »
Hope this hasn't been done before, but from the MMM Who Would You Invite To Your Dinner Party? phone-in.

LISTENER: The Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.

PARTRIDGE: Ooooh... he'd get battered.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1956 on: February 19, 2021, 06:43:30 AM »
Hope this hasn't been done before, but from the MMM Who Would You Invite To Your Dinner Party? phone-in.

LISTENER: The Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.

PARTRIDGE: Ooooh... he'd get battered.

That is a gem. Perfect amount of relish on “battered” and then a pause before what feels like Tim Key joyfully corpsing.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1957 on: February 19, 2021, 08:49:30 AM »
Hope this hasn't been done before, but from the MMM Who Would You Invite To Your Dinner Party? phone-in.

LISTENER: The Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.

PARTRIDGE: Ooooh... he'd get battered.

Totally forgot about this and it gave me a chuckle. The delivery is absolutely perfect.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1958 on: February 19, 2021, 09:32:08 AM »
Hope this hasn't been done before, but from the MMM Who Would You Invite To Your Dinner Party? phone-in.

LISTENER: The Harlem Globetrotters and Nigel Farage.

PARTRIDGE: Ooooh... he'd get battered.
Jesus, that's delightful. I am laughing as much as I did when I first saw it. Fuck it, I'm buying them all on Prime.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1959 on: February 19, 2021, 02:54:26 PM »
I've just watched Alpha Papa with the commentary on (£2 in Poundland, bargain hunters) and they pointed out that in Alan's study, he has a photograph of Delia Smith and husband at a football game in which his head can be seen at the bottom, which he has essentially framed as a photograph of him 'with' Delia Smith.

I like that.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1960 on: February 19, 2021, 03:03:31 PM »
I've just watched Alpha Papa with the commentary on (£2 in Poundland, bargain hunters) and they pointed out that in Alan's study, he has a photograph of Delia Smith and husband at a football game in which his head can be seen at the bottom, which he has essentially framed as a photograph of him 'with' Delia Smith.

I like that.

I will now raise my score of the film from a 2/10 to a 2.5/10

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1961 on: February 19, 2021, 07:38:51 PM »
Listening to Coogan on the commentary it's clear that he doesn't really like the film either. He says something at the end like "well, it's definitely a film". Critical throughout, not in that relentlessly miserable Linehan-on-the-Father-Ted-commentary way, but just unable to hide his grumpiness at the many scenes he doesn't like and not prepared to hide the difficulty of making the film more or less without a script and after Armando and Gleeson (not mentioned by name) dropping out.

Also my fancy that the MMM-era Alan and the IAP2 Alan are parallel universe alternates doesn't fuckin work because Alan's roster photo on the studio wall is an IAP2 promo still! So if you see me rabbiting on about it in another thread, forget it buddy, it's fucked. Dog won't hunt, monsignor.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1962 on: February 19, 2021, 08:36:36 PM »
Listening to Coogan on the commentary it's clear that he doesn't really like the film either. He says something at the end like "well, it's definitely a film". Critical throughout, not in that relentlessly miserable Linehan-on-the-Father-Ted-commentary way, but just unable to hide his grumpiness at the many scenes he doesn't like and not prepared to hide the difficulty of making the film more or less without a script and after Armando and Gleeson (not mentioned by name) dropping out.

I'm sure you know, based on this post, but he talks quite a bit about how the film was a nightmare to make in his (completely shite) autobiography. The bit that broke my heart was Iannucci saying something to the effect of "it's not really my humour Steve" and ducking out of the whole production.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1963 on: February 19, 2021, 11:23:03 PM »
Has Iannucci been involved with the post movie Partridge stuff?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1964 on: February 20, 2021, 04:48:22 PM »
Has Iannucci been involved with the post movie Partridge stuff?

Pretty certain he hasn’t

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1965 on: February 20, 2021, 05:06:01 PM »
The TV stuff since then as been all Coogan & the Gibbons (which sounds like a lost Hanna Barbera series if ever there was one). I can't remember if Iannucci contributed to I, Partridge?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1966 on: February 20, 2021, 05:18:29 PM »
The TV stuff since then as been all Coogan & the Gibbons (which sounds like a lost Hanna Barbera series if ever there was one). I can't remember if Iannucci contributed to I, Partridge?

He did, he's credited as one of the writers. He might have just done an edit or something who knows.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1967 on: March 01, 2021, 06:51:30 PM »
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