Author Topic: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon  (Read 80780 times)

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2017, 02:31:09 PM »
I've always found it a sad thing that, until the film at least, IAP seemed to be the only Partridge thing people knew or referenced, because both KMKYWAP series are full of incredible moments.....'

I think pretty much ALL of Coogan is 100% quotable, it's up there with Python and The Simpsons when it comes to having a line for every moment.  Even if it's just 'bag o'shite' or 'time for a wank' to 'What's dignity?  THIS...This is dignity...basically' (owtte)

As for yer Thompson yer Marber and yer rest of the cast of this world they're all pretty top notch whether back ground members of the band, Tony Le Mesmers or one of the clowns, Nina Vanier or whoever.  A great ensemble.

'He's wry, he's spry, he's crisp 'n' dry.....!

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
"Is that a distributor cap from a Ford Mondeo?"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »
Nice action

Morrison Lard

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2017, 03:45:48 PM »
"The loony breakfast show on Radio Leeds."

The various weapons he's using at the start of KMKY.

"Remarkable."

Marber licking his fingers when miming counting out the money.

"Mike Taylor from TV Quick."

Mary humming the Match of the Day theme.

Turner's Kitchen Solutions.

"Listen to me, and look at her. Don’t get it the other way round, please, that would be awful."


Bacon

  • Fiona Bruce
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2017, 04:20:41 PM »
After the french clown performance, Alan sits back in his seat not realising the clown is sat there

the way he says 'What are you doing there?!' is brilliant

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2017, 05:35:21 PM »
Alan drumming his hands on the coffin of the other Alan Partridge in KMKYWAP.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2017, 06:02:50 PM »
Immigration - it's a political hot potato. Charlotte Rampling, catch.

BritishHobo

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2017, 07:29:27 PM »
I think pretty much ALL of Coogan is 100% quotable, it's up there with Python and The Simpsons when it comes to having a line for every moment.  Even if it's just 'bag o'shite' or 'time for a wank' to 'What's dignity?  THIS...This is dignity...basically' (owtte)

As for yer Thompson yer Marber and yer rest of the cast of this world they're all pretty top notch whether back ground members of the band, Tony Le Mesmers or one of the clowns, Nina Vanier or whoever.  A great ensemble.

'He's wry, he's spry, he's crisp 'n' dry.....!

It is, but I feel like outside of here people only ever go for IAP stuff - Jurassic Park, Dan, monkey tennis, smell my cheese etc, and Lynn and Michael are the only remembered characters.

Need to relisten to the radio show.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
"It's a good idea, I agree with it."

"Right. Mine is 'Robin's Nest'."

"So I couldn't call you that?"
"No, but you could fax me."
"What if I wrote it on a piece of paper and held it up to your face?"
"That would be perfectly legal, yes... And people do do that."

batwings

  • Timewaster seeks same. No timewasters please.
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2017, 11:01:13 PM »
Alan: "Recently, you've been an outspoken defender of pornography?! What's that about?"
Lord Morgan of Glossop: "What a man chooses to do in the privacy of his own attic, is his business alone."

"...immovable, beneath this hastily-improvised pringle shroud."

the midnight watch baboon

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2017, 11:01:44 PM »
No offence Lynne, but your life is technically not worth insuring.

Barney. Barney the dog.

It was the only time I ever heard a swan quack.



Van Dammage

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2017, 11:02:32 PM »
"That's just noise"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2017, 11:24:02 PM »
I love this (apparently improvised) scene which was cut from IAP series 1. You can see them both trying not to laugh at certain points: "OH MY GOD YOU'RE LOW ON WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID!" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8LLp7Q5WQ

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2017, 12:13:37 AM »
Couple of OTH Sports Desk gems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCHiu3-5oE - particularly his commentary over the F1 race.  The way Alan emphasises "PIQUET" every time kills me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCHiu3-5oE - everything, but...

"Well Graham Gooch, all out for 36!  That was quick, you must be pleased."
"I hear you've been having a bit of trouble in the groin department..."

Twed

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2017, 12:19:49 AM »
I love this (apparently improvised) scene which was cut from IAP series 1. You can see them both trying not to laugh at certain points: "OH MY GOD YOU'RE LOW ON WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID!" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8LLp7Q5WQ
Felicity Montagu is so good, and so underrated. Wow, she was only in her mid-30s when she played the perfect mousy 50 something.

Ptolemy Ptarmigan

  • Far away is close at hand
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2017, 12:28:56 AM »
Couple of OTH Sports Desk gems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCHiu3-5oE - particularly his commentary over the F1 race.  The way Alan emphasises "PIQUET" every time kills me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCHiu3-5oE - everything, but...

"Well Graham Gooch, all out for 36!  That was quick, you must be pleased."
"I hear you've been having a bit of trouble in the groin department..."

The sports desk produced a couple of phrases that always automatically come to mind when I see the Boat Race and horseracing on TV: "Where are the others?" on OTH, and TDT's "Dunno what that is" at the close-up of the finishing post.

Tikwid

  • "Always got to wash them at their ends."
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2017, 02:18:20 AM »
To go even more obscure, the Day Today special feature where Alan chats to Chris Morris about Diana and JFK is a worn favourite of mine. 'There's so much about the world you don't know, Chris. I mean, you're, you're very- you're quite good at your job, but there are so many... do you think the Prime Minister runs the world? Does he heck. What a laugh.' 'Who does run the world, Alan?' 'Trade unions.'
Oh yes. Honestly one of my favourite Partridge bits ever.
THE FBI KNEW ABOUT CDS FOR AAAAAGES

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2017, 03:40:18 AM »
I love this (apparently improvised) scene which was cut from IAP series 1. You can see them both trying not to laugh at certain points: "OH MY GOD YOU'RE LOW ON WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID!" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8LLp7Q5WQ

Fucking hell, I'm crying my eyes out at that. I don't know how I've never seen it before but that is sensational. The fucking clock. How Coogan holds it together, even he is momentarily speechless at how funny that line is.

Glebe

  • So here we are, then.
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2017, 04:26:26 AM »
Fucking hell, I'm crying my eyes out at that. I don't know how I've never seen it before but that is sensational. The fucking clock. How Coogan holds it together, even he is momentarily speechless at how funny that line is.

I'm sure I saw that before, but I don't recall them trying not to corpse... Felicity Montague is definitely struggling at points there.

HappyTree

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2017, 05:27:20 AM »
Peak sports Alan has to be the racecourse in the rain. When he interviews the jockey: Hello, how are you? - I'm very well. It's the little "Are you now?" that makes it.

Repeater

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2017, 08:40:12 AM »
"Challet"

non capisco

  • I'm going through the motions like a champ
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2017, 09:26:36 AM »
Peak sports Alan has to be the racecourse in the rain. When he interviews the jockey: Hello, how are you? - I'm very well. It's the little "Are you now?" that makes it.

"Don't know what that is."

Cuellar

  • Push off my wire
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #82 on: January 24, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
On Wine

"...currants?"
"No no no no no...it's very specific"
"...well it's musky, so..
"...no, no no"
"..."
"..."
"...berries?"
"No Rosie, that's wrong"

-MMM

Love the way he seems really annoyed when she suggests berries

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #83 on: January 24, 2017, 10:51:17 AM »
The foot/spike/speech 'it's a goooood pappppurrrgh' gets a lot of praise and quite rightly so, I almost died laughing the first twelve times I saw that but the conversation with the South African owner of Dante's Fires is almost as funny.

The rolling stuff up and down the 'table' to balance it, the 'did you see that?', 'Yes', torches as lights and Lynn whacking on the full beam.

Great.

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #84 on: January 24, 2017, 11:43:02 AM »
"Hot hot hot hot ham"

"Pop not broth"

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #85 on: January 24, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
The rolling stuff up and down the 'table' to balance it, the 'did you see that?', 'Yes', torches as lights and Lynn whacking on the full beam.

You've got to laugh when you fall off a sofa!

Cuellar

  • Push off my wire
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #86 on: January 24, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
So many great bits from MMM.

When he's filling in on the 'Norfolk Today' program and gets a bit delirious at the end, signing off by saying:

"You've been listening to Alan Partridge, with special guest Tory Bronwen.."
"..Tory councillor Bronwen Matthews..."

and "Me, Alan Partridge, standing in for Eddie Shadow...Shepherd" after saying earlier "Fingers crossed it's just a shadow on the x-ray"

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #87 on: January 24, 2017, 11:56:40 AM »
From Saxondale, but it could so easily be Partridge

While drunkenly remonstrating with the members of a Queen tribute band, Tommy leans on a side table and accidentally knocks over a bowl of fruit. After carefully replacing the bowl and its contents, exactly the same thing happens a minute later.

"I've done it agaaain..."

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #88 on: January 24, 2017, 11:58:53 AM »
INCEPTION

NO

INCEPTION

NO

INCEPTION

NO

INCEPTION

NO

Bacon

  • Fiona Bruce
Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #89 on: January 24, 2017, 12:12:15 PM »
'No Sophie they cleared the cave'