Author Topic: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side  (Read 15541 times)

gilbertharding

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #150 on: July 13, 2018, 01:51:18 PM »
I suppose it might have been funny if instead of 'Best of the Beatles' he knew the actual title of a Beatles compilation album, and remembered it was especially good.

It's the kind of thing he might be obsessive about. 'Beach Boys 20 Golden Greats', 'ChangesOneBowie', Status Quo 12 Gold Bars', 'ChangesTwoBowie'...

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #151 on: February 25, 2019, 10:31:45 PM »
"Mickey".

gilbertharding

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #152 on: February 26, 2019, 12:09:48 PM »
Trudy Sky: "I think the day that it rose in our collective psyche..."

AP: "When you got the idea?

I forgot that a lot of the guests on Knowing Me Knowing You were every bit as dreadful, often worse, than Alan himself. Sometimes he skewered them quite nicely, even if he never had the upper hand for long.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #153 on: February 28, 2019, 06:15:59 PM »
Yeah, I'm watching it now and as fun as it is, it's sad to see the punk band in the first episode, and the clowns in episode 3, take over his show and humiliate him. He gets so many little victories though, like over the cunt Keith Hunt, who Patrick Marber plays brilliantly.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #154 on: March 01, 2019, 01:59:56 PM »
That time he wasn't impressed by kitsch oversized tomato sauce bottles, unlike those 'two prositutes', Kati Puckrick and 'that lot'

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #155 on: March 01, 2019, 08:24:40 PM »
Lately I've been really jamming, really digging, really vibing on the little moment when Alan has to sack Peartree Productions staff and picks on a fella because of a tic he has, rolling his eyes up & tutting

It is good when the man does the twitch and Alan points it out as it is truth. Just the crass, almost-casual destruction of this fella who almost certainly has this reflex built into his psyche, perhaps an emotional response that got baked into his routine, and it's too too late to iron out now and Alan just wheels it the fuck out and stamps on it, in front of everyone, bits rolling every which way

"You do *this* all the time"

All. The. Time. Imagine what that's like to do, the freewheeling horribleness of saying it. Imagine what it's like having it pointed oot! You know Alan wasn't making it up. It wasn't quite from the top of his head. And out comes this weird slice of some innocent fella's personal psychological pathos just to be crushed.

Not siding with Alan per se, just respect his argument as it were, the evidence being clear, technically correct again. Oh my god I'm a monster
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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #156 on: March 01, 2019, 08:53:48 PM »
I love the self-fulfilling nature of him doing the tic in reaction to the firing. "Yeah, see? You did it again! Yeah, you’re definitely sacked."

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #157 on: June 04, 2021, 10:08:22 PM »
When Seldom died.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #158 on: June 04, 2021, 10:33:54 PM »
Funnily enough when I saw this thread had been bumped it would be someone (other than me) saying “when he punched Sidekick Simon”.

When he punched Sidekick Simon.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #159 on: June 04, 2021, 10:44:31 PM »
I assumed it had been bumped because of the whole thing of not wanting to hear the worthless views of the general public.

Anyway, that.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #160 on: June 05, 2021, 12:13:39 AM »
Definitely that for me too. The hypocrisy of Alan criticising the general public for expressing inane viewpoints is funny, obviously, but at the same time I do sort of sympathise with broadcasters who have to pretend that idiotic contributions from their audience are of any value whatsoever.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #161 on: June 05, 2021, 12:56:05 AM »
Moment of insanity - I clicked this thread without thinking and read it without watching this weeks episode.

What a fucking plonker.

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