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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3090 on: April 12, 2019, 10:11:01 AM »
Alistair MacGowan's masterful impersonation of Richard Madeley was his crowning achievement. Where on earth do you start to mimic somebody with no discernible vocal tics or catchphrases such as he? He said the key that unlocked the impression was that Madeley is always on the defence.

These are very This Time-ish.

Terrible video quality on the first clip.

The original sketch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQp1M3asMQo

The comeback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXug2XX12W8

Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3091 on: April 12, 2019, 02:48:44 PM »
Alistair MacGowan's masterful impersonation of Richard Madeley was his crowning achievement. Where on earth do you start to mimic somebody with no discernible vocal tics or catchphrases such as he? He said the key that unlocked the impression was that Madeley is always on the defence.

These are very This Time-ish.

Terrible video quality on the first clip.

The original sketch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQp1M3asMQo

The comeback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXug2XX12W8


Great stuff. McGowan nailed him with fiendish accuracy. His attention to detail with impressions was always impressive.

The fact Jon Culshaw became bigger than McGowan is criminal really.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3092 on: April 12, 2019, 08:31:52 PM »


The fact Jon Culshaw became bigger than McGowan is criminal really.

Not so sure about that, They were level-pegging with success at the time of Big Impression and Dead Ringers. However, the more serious McGowan wanted to pursue acting beyond the impressions whereas Culshaw seemed quite happy sticking with what he knows. McGowan did have his own detective show Mayo for one series but it didn't take off. Shame. He was chillingly excellent as Savile in that bio-play a few years back, it has to be said. Recently, when not appearing on The One Show, he seems to have returned to live comedy. I believe he's a successful dialect coach too. He's done alright.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3093 on: April 12, 2019, 08:56:37 PM »
McGowan's Madeley impersonation is uncanny. It's not a broad pastiche of the man, it actually captures his exact mannerisms.

He said the key that unlocked the impression was that Madeley is always on the defence.

That had never occurred to me before, but it makes so much sense when you watch AM's performance. Richard, for all of his surface-level confidence, actually suffers from an acute case of nervous verbal diarrhoea a la Partridge. He can waffle on with apparent ease, but really he's frantically floundering. He can't stop talking, his mind is racing. He always wants to come across as someone who knows exactly what he's talking about, someone who shoots from the hip and tells it like it is, and to hell with the embarrassing consequences.

A fascinating character. 

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« Reply #3094 on: April 12, 2019, 09:31:05 PM »
This is a pure Partridge situation - can totally imagine it happening on KMKY or TT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruIp-cNxawM

"It's a visual metaphor"

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« Reply #3095 on: April 12, 2019, 10:19:48 PM »
More  Madeley, the early Shaking Stephens interview is echt Partridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjxfQDHnyo

Incredible, could easily be an unseen segment from KMKY. Years later shakin apologises for his antics by way of a glowing book review

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« Reply #3096 on: April 12, 2019, 10:43:24 PM »
"It's a visual metaphor"

Richard's little grunts and hmm noises are absolute Partridge. One worries that Coogan actually does live in that sterile, lonely flat from The Trip, his entire life reduced to obsessively watching endless hours of Madeley on YouTube.

Still, his loss is comedy's gain.

Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3097 on: April 18, 2019, 12:26:05 AM »
Madeley on GMB this morning has overdone his fake tan

The story's even more Partridge than that.  He accidentally applied developing fake tan which progressively got more and more orange as the show went on.


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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3098 on: April 18, 2019, 01:06:27 AM »
More  Madeley, the early Shaking Stephens interview is echt Partridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjxfQDHnyo

Wow. Cracking up.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3099 on: April 18, 2019, 07:16:26 AM »
The story's even more Partridge than that.  He accidentally applied developing fake tan which progressively got more and more orange as the show went on.



This is at least 18 times funnier than those fucking lips

Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3100 on: April 20, 2019, 10:08:54 AM »
More Madeley, the early Shaking Stephens interview is echt Partridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjxfQDHnyo

That's hilarious. Everything about that is Partridge.

Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3101 on: April 20, 2019, 01:00:03 PM »
Shaky channelling Emu, there.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3102 on: April 20, 2019, 02:39:04 PM »
I think we underestimate Madeley. He knows what he's up to and he knows he's an inspiration for Partridge. Amazing that they are still both on telly contemporaneously after 25 years, both feeding off each other for inanity.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3103 on: April 20, 2019, 03:01:39 PM »
I think we underestimate Madeley. He knows what he's up to and he knows he's an inspiration for Partridge. Amazing that they are still both on telly contemporaneously after 25 years, both feeding off each other for inanity.


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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3104 on: April 20, 2019, 06:09:59 PM »
Swallow: The Oroboros File would be an excellent title for Partridge's first foray into fiction.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3105 on: April 23, 2019, 02:14:06 PM »
I see the DVD extras have turned up on dailymotion, according to the good people at https://www.reddit.com/r/AlanPartridge/

I won’t link here directly but they’re out there.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3106 on: May 04, 2019, 07:29:55 PM »
Only just watched the last episode. I think this series was amazing, an astonishing feat of writing and performance. Yes, there were some slighly disappointing things, bits that went on for too long, but I think this intermittent sense of disappointment is mainly due to our extremely high expectations of Coogan et al. We've been spoilt by consistently great work from them and, as someone mentioned upthread, "very fucking funny" sometimes doesn't cut it for us when Partridge is concerned. But I think it's important to take a step back and appreciate how consistently fantastic this character is. Due to be rewatched and quoted for years to come, surely.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3107 on: May 04, 2019, 08:27:18 PM »
I’d love to do a rewatch now that the dust has settled

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« Reply #3108 on: May 07, 2019, 03:54:07 PM »
I’d love to do a rewatch now that the dust has settled

Good idea, though I enjoyed it a lot the first time round when everyone was talking about it and pointing things out, it was nice watching it again when there's not so much attention on it. Every week you seemed to have an equal amount of people saying it was the best or worst episode so far, so it's nice to just enjoy it and not really worry about that

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« Reply #3109 on: May 08, 2019, 10:16:27 PM »
I'm surely not the first Cabber to have seen this pilot thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJXtrbky_Js

Apologies if it's been posted before

PS, just occurred to me that this is probably the DVD extra and I'm an idiot

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« Reply #3110 on: May 09, 2019, 01:42:17 AM »
I'm surely not the first Cabber to have seen this pilot thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJXtrbky_Js

Apologies if it's been posted before

PS, just occurred to me that this is probably the DVD extra and I'm an idiot

It is a DVD extra and yes, it has been mentioned before.  However, I do not care to purchase a copy of the DVD and was seeking a digital copy of said extra.  Therefore, much like Deckard, you've done a man's job, Sir.  Thank you.

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« Reply #3111 on: May 09, 2019, 08:28:45 AM »
That's cool, thanks for posting it

Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3112 on: May 10, 2019, 01:52:20 AM »
I think I prefer the smaller studio used in the pilot.

Coogan looks genuinely nervous in it and his wig is terrible.

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« Reply #3113 on: May 10, 2019, 01:57:11 PM »
I think I prefer the smaller studio used in the pilot.

Yes, it's a better atmosphere and it means when the crew laugh they don't sound like they're laughing at something else in a different room.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3114 on: May 10, 2019, 02:48:21 PM »
I'm surely not the first Cabber to have seen this pilot thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJXtrbky_Js

Apologies if it's been posted before

PS, just occurred to me that this is probably the DVD extra and I'm an idiot

Thanks for sharing that. Filmed in the actual One Show studio, apparently.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3115 on: May 10, 2019, 06:00:25 PM »
Came across these two posts on Digital Spy's Showbiz Forum's Nice and Not Very Nice Celebrities thread.

Quote from: scribbelle;c-93476876
Got a few customers of fame that frequent my shop. Alison Moyet, Nick Cave and when you serve them they seem really pleasant, however, I've not as yet acknowledged their fame and don't know how they'd react. Similarly Cate Blanchett once had a transaction declined (seriously!) and I was on customer service and she accompanied the checkout supervisor with the trolley of shopping to me who said I've saved this transaction, can you recall it when the customer returns, then turned round and asked her "what's your name please" OMG...Kate she said..so he wrote Kate on the receipt with a K....she was totally non plussed, smiled, came back, paid and was totally pleasant! Steve Coogan on the other hand...right old misery guts, though not personally spoken with him, though one funny incident, he was choosing a loaf of bread to buy, when my colleague innocently called "Alan" to attract the attention of another member of staff called Alan, because he had a customer waiting, he hadn't seen him by the bread. Steve said "For god's sake audibly and walked off in a huff!" Hilarious!

You can just imagine this happening to Alan, and him saying 'so just because I'm on TV, I can't shop in peace! This country!'

This post in response to the last was revealing.

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I've heard a few times that Coogan is pretty close to Alan Partridge personality wise in real life, this is probably why the character is so well played by him. He's just being himself!

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« Reply #3116 on: May 10, 2019, 06:21:16 PM »
It's no secret that Coogan can be quite grumpy and socially awkward, he's quite open about that. Speaking as a grumpy and socially awkward person myself, I'm sure he's a good lad really. A bit like Alan sometimes, but nicer.

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Re: This Time With Alan Partridge (One Show Spoof)
« Reply #3117 on: May 10, 2019, 06:28:10 PM »
When was Alan nicest?

It'll surely be something from when the Gibbons were writing.

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« Reply #3118 on: May 10, 2019, 06:35:02 PM »
When was Alan nicest?

It'll surely be something from when the Gibbons were writing.

In This Time, when he sort of said something nice to Lynn after hearing she'd received the all clear? That was only because he felt guilty about forgetting she might've been ill - with cancer, presumably - but it shows he has a conscience at least.

I'm struggling to think of any other examples, although I suppose he does feel quite sad about Michael's disappearance.

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« Reply #3119 on: May 10, 2019, 06:35:44 PM »
He wasn't particularly unpleasant in the pre-KMKY stuff was he? He was far nastier in Alpha Papa and MMM.

I said before, he shows a rare glimpse of a tender side when helping one of the turtle doves down from the ceiling in KMKYule.