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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2018, 12:05:48 AM »
I was a bit disappointed by it. I still enjoyed it but I just didn't find it that funny, and all of the laughs that were present came from Bob.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2018, 12:25:53 AM »
The thing this show is doing best is showing those moments where one friend just cuts through another friend's foibles and pretension. Being utterly straight and incisively funny at the same time.

This isn't really about fishing, way above anything else it's about the inner workings of friendship.
The bit that really made me laugh was when it went something like Paul saying:

"You can see the Black Mountains from here."
"Why are they called the Black Mountains?"
"Take a guess..."
"Oh, fuck off."

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2018, 08:13:18 AM »
I'M FUCKIN' IN!!

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #123 on: July 01, 2018, 10:57:35 AM »
Didn't really enjoy the first episode, but was drunk and not really watching,  the second one really got its hooks into me (sorry).

I was transported back to being 8 or 9 and going fishing with my dad, reading the 'Angling Times' and finally getting one of those bright blue 'shakespeare' fishing boxes which I had long coveted. For a few moments I had an urge dig out my old rods, but then they went ledgering for Barbel and the glow of nostalgia was wiped away by the reality of gravel pit fishing with boilies in the pouring rain and remembering just how much I hated it.

Still, I got to see Bob's Audi as featured in taskmaster.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #124 on: July 01, 2018, 11:37:42 AM »
This is the only thing on terrestrial currently that I look forward to watching. I just love the whole relaxed vibe. I particularly enjoyed seeing Bob working his charm on the staff in the food shop, I bet he really made their day.

It's just great that something as unusual as this actually got made.



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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #125 on: July 01, 2018, 11:51:09 AM »
It's just great that something as unusual as this actually got made.

This is an excellent point - what on earth could their pitch have been? It is more devoid of content than Seinfeld’s famous “show about nothing”.

It’s bloody lovely and I suspect one of the commissioners was a big Bob/Paul fan. The only scenario I can think of that makes sense.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #126 on: July 01, 2018, 01:38:13 PM »
Got a show idea: we go fishing and you film it.
Sounds cheap, ok.

Something like that?

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #127 on: July 01, 2018, 01:45:27 PM »
More like, 'Have you seen The Trip?'

Excuse-to-piss-about telly's been going for ages. Three Men and a Boat was more than ten years ago.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #128 on: July 02, 2018, 10:34:11 PM »
This is an excellent point - what on earth could their pitch have been? It is more devoid of content than Seinfeld’s famous “show about nothing”.

It’s bloody lovely and I suspect one of the commissioners was a big Bob/Paul fan. The only scenario I can think of that makes sense.

i'd like to think it was literally just paul whitehouse saying to an exec 'listen, bob's had a rough time, he needs to get out the house. this will do him some good' and they are like ahh go on then. 

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #129 on: July 02, 2018, 11:47:58 PM »
Does it always have to be belly laughs?  Can't things be Just Lovely sometimes?

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #130 on: July 02, 2018, 11:52:35 PM »
Does it always have to be belly laughs?  Can't things be Just Lovely sometimes?

No.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2018, 07:01:39 AM »
I’m bemused by people saying they preferred the 2nd ep to the 1st, when they’re so similar and about equally funny (ie not really funny at all). The music is very ‘The Trip Series 2’.  I like both episodes btw.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #132 on: July 03, 2018, 10:10:38 AM »

To be honest though I’m getting more laughs out of this than that pisspoor Vic and Bob special last Christmas.

No, no.

No.


The second was way better than the first, I have to agree. But if I read one more description of the show as 'amiable' 'gentle' or 'low-key' I will go and blast several rounds into the nearest river.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #133 on: July 03, 2018, 11:07:19 AM »
Does it always have to be belly laughs?  Can't things be Just Lovely sometimes?

But it's all about the who is "just lovely". Put two unappealing personalities in the show, same gentle humour, and it'll be slagged off to the sky.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2018, 12:00:46 PM »
I reckon it's perfect television for people over fifty who have just got over a massive health scare or a big operation. It's like Highway for old punks.


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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #135 on: July 03, 2018, 03:10:51 PM »
I've not found any means to watch this, so I've just been imagining it in my head during moments of nausea or panic and it seems rather lovely: sunny riverbanks, sparkling waters, Bob pissing around, Paul being serious, perhaps a mill or two, maybe a horse.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #136 on: July 03, 2018, 03:20:07 PM »
It's really taken a bit of the Detectorists model hasn't it with two middle aged blokes chatting interspersed with shots of nature.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #137 on: July 03, 2018, 08:04:08 PM »
I've not found any means to watch this, so I've just been imagining it in my head during moments of nausea or panic and it seems rather lovely: sunny riverbanks, sparkling waters, Bob pissing around, Paul being serious, perhaps a mill or two, maybe a horse.

Reddit is your friend. It’s on a public google drive in lovely HD.

https://www.reddit.com/r/VicAndBob/comments/8sml1y/mortimer_whitehouse_gone_fishing_s01e01/

https://www.reddit.com/r/VicAndBob/comments/8uhavd/mortimer_whitehouse_gone_fishing_s01e02/

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #138 on: July 04, 2018, 12:43:38 AM »
Watched the Smell parody of the South Bank Show. Fucking amazing.


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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #140 on: July 04, 2018, 09:51:23 AM »
Saw a bit of this without having a clue what it was. But, ooh, it's Paul Whiitehouse. And ooh, it's Bob Mortimer. So I carried on watching it. Didn't do a lot for me though, If I'm flicking channels again and happen to land on it, I'll probably watch a bit of it again. But I really can't imagine sitting down to watch the whole thing.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #141 on: July 04, 2018, 11:53:19 AM »
Imagine a relaunched Down the Line with Bob Mortimer on board. This fishing shit doesn't seem so funny then, eh?

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #142 on: July 04, 2018, 12:13:11 PM »
Miserable cunts, this is excellent.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #143 on: July 04, 2018, 12:32:42 PM »
Interview with Bob & Paul - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06bm14c

Bob's greenroom anecdote was funnier than anything on M&W:GF. But I liked it anyway.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #144 on: July 04, 2018, 01:56:24 PM »
Imagine taking a whole 30 mins of your life to watch this, I mean just IMAGINE!

I thought it was amiable, gentle, and low-key and just BLOODY LOVELY. Will watch again.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #145 on: July 04, 2018, 02:06:48 PM »
Nice one. Thanks, Ferris.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #146 on: July 04, 2018, 11:22:03 PM »
Nice to hear the Peter Beardsley monologue backing music during Bob's aquatic cow encounter. Although I think this might be the third show in which Bob has used that "sniper's dream" joke. It didn't even make sense in this context.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #147 on: July 05, 2018, 12:20:46 AM »
I'd watch 'Hookers & Cookers' if it meant Bob would close the BAFTA gap.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #148 on: July 05, 2018, 12:43:56 AM »
rubbish

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
« Reply #149 on: July 05, 2018, 12:45:17 AM »
fishing