Author Topic: 'What does it mean to be not human?'  (Read 1316 times)

Hangthebuggers

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'What does it mean to be not human?'
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:25:45 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgi7W5hSoOs

Everything from 1:00 onwards is staggeringly good. Him stroking Lisa's hair and then saying 'fully human' and then turning to the dumpy looking Rebecca Front's Christine and saying 'or are we not human?' and then approaching the office manager shrinking in his chair and plucking his beard.

Such a brilliant little thing in a tiny amount of time.

'Lisa please uncross your legs, John uncross your legs'
*quick stare at Christine*
'That's good''
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'Christine hit Anthony'

(also don't think i've seen this extended version)

Coogan: 'Get a knife'

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Re: 'What does it mean to be not human?'
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 03:24:35 PM »
By far one of my favourite Day Today sketches. Better than the Pool, I think. So much more layers to the one-off characters, particularly Coogan's.

Tries to stand up to Lester Beck "Look--" but immediately breaks down.

Also one of the most brilliant lines before this "When you go to the toilet, do you have an Armitage Shanks defecation scenario or do you just have a shit?"

When it follows him up a few months later and he's a butcher "I respect meat. In some ways I respect it more than people."

"I'll stab him with this knife."

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Re: 'What does it mean to be not human?'
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 10:53:28 PM »
You've precisely extracted my highlights from that sketch, MoonDust.

Tries to stand up to Lester Beck "Look--" but immediately breaks down.
The effortlessness with which Beck breaks him down is beautiful, in a horrific way. It would have been so easy to make Beck a bullshit artist, but they imbue the character with real power.

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Re: 'What does it mean to be not human?'
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 10:54:11 PM »
OH MY GOD and then the way Christine piggybacks on that. Absolutely amazing.

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Re: 'What does it mean to be not human?'
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 01:41:41 PM »
It's truly amazing. And yes, Lester Beck is a pretty sinister character. Acted beautifully.

One little thing I always thought was both amusing and sweet is when Lester releases the pig into the office, and Christine's way of making the pig feel relaxed is by making it follow a trail of paper.

A sweet little thought, but amusing because I'm left thinking "who would think of doing that? Why would a pig like paper?" I dunno, just a nice little touch to the scene.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

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Re: 'What does it mean to be not human?'
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 06:55:39 AM »
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