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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1140 on: February 18, 2019, 01:57:07 PM »
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.

and what do cows often produce? a bag o' shite

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1141 on: February 18, 2019, 09:44:28 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/this-time-with-alan-partridge

In case it hasn't been posted yet

Probably has been but hey here it is again

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1142 on: February 19, 2019, 02:54:26 AM »
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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1143 on: February 19, 2019, 05:50:09 AM »
"bebearded"

I recall this word often

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1144 on: February 19, 2019, 04:08:11 PM »
….and please don’t call in saying i’m encouraging people to kill themselves (again). I’m suggesting that one person throw himself off Clifton Suspension Bridge, because he is and hopefully soon to be was, a very unpleasant individual….a bit like...Jammmiroquaiiii…


Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1145 on: February 24, 2019, 08:52:12 PM »
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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1146 on: February 24, 2019, 09:03:32 PM »
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.

It's also a line from the Get Calf episode of Coogan's Run. Paul meets a member of a religious cult - as they shake hands:

Cult member:  "My name's Dolphin, as in the mammal."
Paul:  "Calf - as in baby cow."

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1147 on: February 24, 2019, 11:07:58 PM »
It's much more than a place to buy cheese, chops, chocs and cheap chicken, chicory and chives.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1148 on: February 25, 2019, 04:10:39 PM »
"... particularly virulent."

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1149 on: March 03, 2019, 06:10:34 PM »
2 popped into my head today, the first from I, Partridge describing the in-house radio station he briefly worked at:

“It was a concept way, way, way ahead of its time - indeed, it folded within weeks”

Secondly, the conversation on self-service scanners in MMM. It would be easy to make him angry at the machines, but he’s actually angry at other people being angry at the scanners because it implies they aren’t scanning their items correctly. Great bit of character work.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1150 on: March 03, 2019, 06:17:04 PM »
Secondly, the conversation on self-service scanners in MMM. It would be easy to make him angry at the machines, but he’s actually angry at other people being angry at the scanners because it implies they aren’t scanning their items correctly. Great bit of character work.

And I'm with him 100%.

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« Reply #1151 on: March 03, 2019, 07:00:56 PM »
And I'm with him 100%.

As am I, but it’s not the obvious boorish Top Gear opinion that would be so easy to apply to him. That was supplied by the guest and Sidekick Simon.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1152 on: March 04, 2019, 12:41:27 AM »
"let me put that in context for you: FLYING AIDS"

"perhaps he'd be selling knock-off teletubbies stuffed with old tampons"

"should lightning decide to strike"

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1153 on: March 04, 2019, 09:54:49 AM »
"It was either a gun, or the brush from a dustpan and brush."

The Jed Maxwell section in I, Partridge is great in its entirety, but this line always has me in hysterics.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1154 on: March 06, 2019, 01:59:38 PM »
Phil, if you’re listening, give me a call.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1155 on: March 06, 2019, 02:05:21 PM »
Oh Alan. Where's your sense of humour gone?

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1156 on: March 06, 2019, 06:49:29 PM »
Oh Alan. Where's your sense of humour gone?
She is a fantastic character. I don't know if anybody has ever caught that same sense of domestic, lonely desperate insanity in a comedy character before.

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« Reply #1157 on: March 06, 2019, 07:41:54 PM »
She is a fantastic character. I don't know if anybody has ever caught that same sense of domestic, lonely desperate insanity in a comedy character before.

I know that character cropped up in Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge but am I right in thinking that it may have originally been a deleted scene from I'm Alan Partridge series 2?  The lack of a studio audience laughter track would suggest not, but it's possible that it was recorded with the intention of it being used as a VT.  Either way, fantastic scene and as mentioned previously in this thread, I adore the actress incorporating her corpsing into her character.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1158 on: March 06, 2019, 11:26:36 PM »
It's one of the greatest Partridge scenes.  Mary, the sudden loud studio audio, and 'Tuna Melt' with 'Contact Lens'.  That it didn't make it in tells you all you need to know about IAP2.

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« Reply #1159 on: March 07, 2019, 12:16:30 AM »
It's one of the greatest Partridge scenes.  Mary, the sudden loud studio audio, and 'Tuna Melt' with 'Contact Lens'.  That it didn't make it in tells you all you need to know about IAP2.

That's exactly why I was asking as to whether it was filmed for the second series.  It would figure if one of the greatest Partridge moments was omitted from one of the worst Partridge related things.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1160 on: March 07, 2019, 10:10:48 AM »
So pleased about the Mary appreciation.

She is possibly my favourite character / interaction. She seems to draw so much from Alan - pity, fear, bit of lust, impatience, selfishness. The bit where you're drawn in to thinking she might have (at best) self-harmed and Alan seems to be doing an Ian Lee in keeping her on the line is making me laugh even now when it turns out he just wants to make sure she's gone.

I could listen to her for hours but glad there isn't loads.

It's Amelia Bullmore isn't it? (Excuse the spelling)

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1161 on: March 07, 2019, 12:34:04 PM »
I love all the Mary stuff. And she says 'I thought it was smashing' in a way that sounds exactly like Kenneth Williams in a Hancock's Half Hour.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1162 on: March 07, 2019, 02:44:49 PM »
a couple of gems from the Mid Morning Matters outtakes:

Alan: "Sometimes the farmers can react violently to-"
Former SAS man: "-to boy scouts?"
Alan "Yes. They can come out with a shotgun."
Simon: "Or invite them in."
Alan: "And bum them."
Simon: "At gunpoint."

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« Reply #1163 on: March 07, 2019, 03:06:04 PM »
Trying to keep Ibrahim on the line while the agony aunt is out (and doing the travel updates.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1164 on: March 07, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
It's Amelia Bullmore isn't it?

I've always thought so, but others reckon it's Julia Deakin.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1165 on: March 07, 2019, 04:01:29 PM »
IMDb says Bullmore.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1166 on: March 08, 2019, 07:37:07 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good starting place for Partridge? Parents have been cajoling me to do my homework on him for ages but never get round to it. Love him in On The Hour though.

"Oxford and Cambridge, undisputed champions of... Racing boats. But where are the others? I wonder how Norwich are doing"

When interviewing a showjumper "Stil, you hit all the right fences"

And CM's merciless handovers to him. "... And I understand Alan, at the weekend your wife rose from the dead!"

Note - it's only my parents who remind me to get further into Partridge, not parents in general on some kind of campaign.

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« Reply #1167 on: March 08, 2019, 07:43:03 AM »
I'd really recommend doing it in order. Radio version of Knowing Me, Knowing You, then the TV version, then I'm Alan Partridge, and on from there. It's really great seeing a whole career in order.

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« Reply #1168 on: March 08, 2019, 07:59:20 AM »
I'd really recommend doing it in order. Radio version of Knowing Me, Knowing You, then the TV version, then I'm Alan Partridge, and on from there. It's really great seeing a whole career in order.

Yes, there's definite character growth.
And Coogan's performances are increasingly amazing.

If I had to name my single favourite Alan it would be the I Partridge audiobook. It's just fucking perfect.
Working towards it chronologically makes it even more rewarding though.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1169 on: March 08, 2019, 09:46:21 AM »
Where's this Mary scene from? An IAP2 deleted scene? Alpha Papa?

I've got the IAP2 DVD and I'm sure I've watched all the extras, don't remember this.