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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1980 on: May 03, 2021, 07:44:04 PM »
I like the bit in Oasthouse where someone asks why he doesn’t have a Norfolk accent and Partridge gets angry and apologises for getting “het up” , I’d never heard het before

Have to give Oast House a second listen soon but does he say 'het' is a Norfolk word? Am from the East Midlands and grew up with it and my very Lancashire friend also says it - which fits in with Coogan bringing that to Alan's speech patterns.

From what I remember that whole Norfolk rant was very much like the "Alan's hair" grumbling.

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1981 on: May 10, 2021, 03:35:58 PM »

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1982 on: May 10, 2021, 05:26:10 PM »
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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1983 on: May 10, 2021, 09:42:32 PM »
Unrelated but since this is a general Partridge deal, I think it would've been funnier in Alpha Papa if Alan had fucked up at one point and played the interminably shit Pet Shop Boys version of Always On My Mind instead of the Willie Nelson version.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1984 on: May 10, 2021, 09:44:10 PM »
The interminably WHAT?!

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1985 on: May 10, 2021, 10:04:41 PM »
the interminably shit Pet Shop Boys version of Always On My Mind

Oh dear

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1986 on: May 11, 2021, 04:17:46 AM »
I will die on this hill.

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« Reply #1987 on: May 11, 2021, 08:51:43 AM »
It's the only good cover version!

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« Reply #1988 on: May 11, 2021, 01:21:30 PM »
Ahhh but Willie Nelson's version is a cover version and it's good ahhhhh

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« Reply #1989 on: May 11, 2021, 01:27:37 PM »
Elvis' version is a cover too.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1990 on: May 11, 2021, 02:53:21 PM »
A Sun journalist who killed his wife, served a prison sentence and was then welcomed back into the Sun office died a couple of days ago, and various journos have been surprised to the response to the tributes to this lovely, nice man. I couldn't help keep thinking "Identification only possible with reference to dental records".

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1991 on: May 12, 2021, 06:58:08 PM »
I didn't know which Partridge thread to post this in but I didn't think it was worth its own thread.

Does Alan actually own the rights to K9?

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« Reply #1992 on: May 12, 2021, 08:34:16 PM »
I think he would sell them to you for the right price, if that's why you're asking.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1993 on: May 12, 2021, 09:09:30 PM »
I always saw that as a wee drop in the otherwise robustly embraced continuity, as K9 has appeared in the unexpectedly massive Doctor Who after Alan bought the rights and a wee mention of a royalty check being spend on something amusing could have been worth a line or two.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1994 on: May 12, 2021, 10:03:35 PM »
That can easily be explained away by Alan either selling the rights to someone else after recovering from his breakdown - after all, he was clearly aware that he'd spent a massive amount of money on an apparently futile business venture - or the deal turning out to be a con, and he didn't own the rights to K-9 at all.

But yeah, it's funny. Alan could've made a fortune.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1995 on: May 12, 2021, 10:05:09 PM »
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!")

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1996 on: May 12, 2021, 10:08:28 PM »
I love that moment so much.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1997 on: May 12, 2021, 11:06:28 PM »
See also from MMM: the hyper ventilating and “god not now which implies he has semi-regular panic attacks.

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« Reply #1998 on: May 13, 2021, 12:53:18 AM »
Again a bit unrelated but I'm watching MMM in full for the first time (don't judge) and I'm laughing my fucking arse off.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #1999 on: May 13, 2021, 12:58:27 AM »
Again a bit unrelated but I'm watching MMM in full for the first time (don't judge) and I'm laughing my fucking arse off.

It's really hard to choose a favourite era Partridge but the MMM, WTTPIML, Scissored Isle, I Partridge and Nomad era are probably mine. The Gibbonses have added so much to the Partridge character.

MMM is probably the peak, just the perfect environment for Alan I reckon.

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« Reply #2000 on: May 13, 2021, 02:26:56 AM »
It's really hard to choose a favourite era Partridge but the MMM, WTTPIML, Scissored Isle, I Partridge and Nomad era are probably mine. The Gibbonses have added so much to the Partridge character.

MMM is probably the peak, just the perfect environment for Alan I reckon.

Massively agree with all this.

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« Reply #2001 on: May 13, 2021, 02:36:41 AM »
The parts that have utterly split me the most are the little vignettes of Alan alone, like the mouthwash bit.

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« Reply #2002 on: May 13, 2021, 02:40:53 AM »
Huh, was his step-child Colby ever brought up again?

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Nevermind it's one of the kids from Alpha Papa in't it?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2003 on: May 13, 2021, 08:41:01 PM »
Shit Sister!

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« Reply #2004 on: May 13, 2021, 09:06:44 PM »
I know it's not acceptable to give your spouse a fat lip or a thick ear and hasn't been acceptable since 1978. Even in Scotland.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2005 on: May 14, 2021, 12:43:06 PM »
"Why would you want to kill... people... most of whom are already dead?"
"Noel Edmonds isn't. He's very much still at large."

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Probably reading into it too much, but is that a clever reference to the Brass Eye bit about Edmonds? Is he a wanted felon in the MMM 'verse?

Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2006 on: May 14, 2021, 01:29:17 PM »
I send a command to my brain. Instantly the fingers of my right hand begin to curl inwards. Within seconds a fist has been formed.



It's the "within seconds" obviously.

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Re: Oft-forgotten gems from the Alan Partridge canon
« Reply #2007 on: May 14, 2021, 01:41:22 PM »
Opening 15 minutes of Scissored Isle is so fluid, bouncing from one laugh to another, quick enough that you need to go back and rewatch in case you missed anything.

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« Reply #2008 on: May 14, 2021, 03:42:30 PM »
Opening 15 minutes of Scissored Isle is so fluid, bouncing from one laugh to another, quick enough that you need to go back and rewatch in case you missed anything.

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« Reply #2009 on: May 14, 2021, 04:27:39 PM »
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