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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2010 on: May 14, 2021, 11:10:23 PM »
I may not have the quote precise but:

"first of all I must say... your handwriting is ex-quisite"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2011 on: May 21, 2021, 06:39:18 AM »
"Baby Sitting by King Herod."
"Marriage Guidance by King Henry the Eighth"
"Or How to Lose Squash Gracefully by Anne Diamond."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2012 on: May 21, 2021, 06:56:22 AM »
“They call them bag for life, must have a dozen in the boot of the carrr”

Well yes Alan - not throwing them away is kind of the point!

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2013 on: May 21, 2021, 08:26:41 AM »
"Baby Sitting by King Herod."
"Marriage Guidance by King Henry the Eighth"
"Or How to Lose Squash Gracefully by Anne Diamond."

Coogan’s delivery on that line is amazing.

https://youtu.be/kZTCIH2t4BA

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2014 on: May 21, 2021, 11:19:45 AM »
This mental breakdown from MMM s01e05 3 mins in:


(Alan is determined not to mess up his appearance on a fellow NND host's morning show, and has drunk two cups of coffee after arriving far too early to the studio)


Host: ...sounds delicious. So! It's 7:01 and it's time for a review of today's papers with... Alan!

Alan: Right you are! So, I have got some big tits for you tit tits tit-titbit bit tits bits tit titbits! Titbits!

Host: (laughing) Freudian slip there - oh dear sorry about that

Alan: I don't know what the fuss is about really I mean... (gestures having breasts) they're just pointed sacks of fat on the upper torso of a woman for goodness sakes. What's the big deal, people? I mean, you know we've all got our favourite - all got our favourite - um - gland. Mine just happens to be the - uh -mammory-The Independent leads with "Government in Secret Spending Cuts"...

(He reads out yesterday's headlines - because he arrived too early to have picked up the new headlines, and therefore must improvise a traffic report to fill the dead air: "just-just-just-just drive sensibly, for Christ's sakes!")

It's the little wobble in his voice when he says "The Independent" that makes this..

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2015 on: May 25, 2021, 05:22:10 PM »
For those of you into impressions, Terry Mynott (from The Mimic) regularly does an Alan impression on his twitch stream and it is, to be fair, ruddy good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jmP3LmDbiA

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2016 on: May 25, 2021, 09:31:30 PM »
Sounds much more like an impression of Steve Coogan. Much more Manchester twang there than Alan has.

kalowski

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2017 on: May 27, 2021, 09:24:34 PM »
I have a soft spot for anything that has Alan using a go pro type camera (like the rally driver segment on TDT. "A modern camera about the size of a small panatela cigar")

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2018 on: May 31, 2021, 05:32:59 AM »
I love Alan’s impression of Giles Brandreth in Nomad


Mobius

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2019 on: May 31, 2021, 08:15:42 AM »
Does anyone know who voices the caller in MMM Series 2 Episode 1, the one about blowing up Noel Edmonds in Hampton Court

Some of the callers feel very Down The Line

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2020 on: May 31, 2021, 08:31:31 AM »
I think that one was Dan Skinner.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2021 on: May 31, 2021, 08:56:56 AM »
I love Alan’s impression of Giles Brandreth in Nomad



Yes, that one's splendid!

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2022 on: June 02, 2021, 10:09:13 AM »
The way he says his cleaner's name in Oasthouse is seared into my mind. I'm currently trying to teach my pet rabbit his name and have accidentally got him to respond to anything said in that cadence, so he may actually think his name is "Ro-sa".

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2023 on: June 02, 2021, 11:53:13 AM »
"Good therapy or barmy old cack?"

Mobius

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2024 on: June 03, 2021, 09:03:05 AM »
In Scissored Isle Alan says his dog Seldom only eats boiled eggs but in From The Oasthouse he describes planing the bottom of a door off to pass thin slices of meat to Seldom

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2025 on: June 03, 2021, 02:18:47 PM »
"If you speak again I will physically hit you".

Also:

"What is it? WHAT IS IT?"

SADLY neither are well known enough to be said as menacing asides in a meeting, I have discovered.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2026 on: June 03, 2021, 03:12:50 PM »
Sounds much more like an impression of Steve Coogan. Much more Manchester twang there than Alan has.

True, but to be fair it's a very accurate impression of Coogan.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2027 on: June 04, 2021, 04:58:22 PM »
In Scissored Isle Alan says his dog Seldom only eats boiled eggs but in From The Oasthouse he describes planing the bottom of a door off to pass thin slices of meat to Seldom

Dogs tastes change to be fair - I have rotate to new biscuits every couple of months because my spoilt little bugger turns her nose up

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2028 on: June 04, 2021, 05:08:16 PM »
But there is also a whole bit in Oasthouse where he boils 16 eggs for Seldom.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2029 on: June 08, 2021, 10:14:38 PM »
Murderer you killed my son.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2030 on: June 09, 2021, 09:31:57 AM »
I'm not sure if it's in I, Partridge, Nomad or Oasthouse (or even in one of those Guardian interviews Partridge sometimes does) but there's a section where Partridge talks about touching Noel Edmonds' leather jacket only for him to wheel round, knock Alan's hand out of the way and "adopt the karate stance".
It's only a throwaway comment but the image it conjures up is absolutely fantastic.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2031 on: June 17, 2021, 01:59:04 PM »
will you apologise to finteh?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2032 on: Yesterday at 11:26:00 PM »
Alan talks to a vicar. Don't remember what this is from, one of the Gibbons specials I guess? The guy who plays the vicar does a great job.

Mobius

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2033 on: Yesterday at 11:43:24 PM »
"People have always asked me, why do you hate Edmonds? It makes me laugh. Ha! I don't hate Edmonds. I don't give a shit about Edmonds. I hate the things he does, sure. I hate the way he behaves. I hate his personality and his appearance. But hate Edmonds himself? No, sir. Wouldn't give him the satisfaction."