Author Topic: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side  (Read 15382 times)

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2018, 10:39:08 PM »
Alan in the background of that part is one of the best physical bits of acting he's ever done. Confusion to sheepish laughter to a mocking belm in the space of 2 seconds.

One upped by his incomprehensible rivalry with his fellow cashier Pat Bevin in the supermarket.

 also this makes me chuckle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBEub-kOb2Q

'Hello I'm Alan Partridge and you must be Paul?'
'It's David'

Alan voice over: 'This was store manager David Paul'

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2018, 11:05:14 PM »
Large Toblerones are fucking amazing it has to be said.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2018, 11:16:38 PM »
Alan couldn't have prompted Lynn to draw on his back, and Lynn is stood about 10 feet away from him throughout anyway. It's bizarrely careless.

I'd always thought he had got her do it earlier at the school and he hadn't noticed because he wouldn't have put his jacket on until the end of the day.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2018, 12:13:28 AM »
While I understand that you don’t want a clown, the guy from Dante Fires should’ve allowed him to put a few jokes into his speech.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2018, 12:47:37 AM »
I recall Coogan once saying something along the lines of Alan being someone who is aware of political correctness, he sort of understands it and wants to go along with it He's right-wing and ill-informed, but he's not an out and out bigot.

One of my favourite comments from the commentary for the first series of I'm Alan Partrige is in relation to Bangkok Chickboys; "Alan's not gay but he's afraid that he might be".

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2018, 12:55:15 AM »
Do we think Lynn is mostly on Alan's side? I have the feeling she was initially subversive but has learned to manipulate him. But often feels pity and a kind of love, when he's not being a shit.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2018, 01:19:24 AM »
Do we think Lynn is mostly on Alan's side? I have the feeling she was initially subversive but has learned to manipulate him. But often feels pity and a kind of love, when he's not being a shit.

I always got the impression that Lynn secretly loved Alan in series 1 of I'm Alan Partridge (a great example of this being the fungal foot powder scene with Jill).  However, I suspect that this was retconned in series 2.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2018, 01:44:26 AM »
Whichever episode he kept on telling everyone not to look in *that* drawer.

We all have *that* drawer, surely?

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2018, 01:54:57 AM »
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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2018, 06:49:11 AM »
One of my favourite comments from the commentary for the first series of I'm Alan Partrige is in relation to Bangkok Chickboys; "Alan's not gay but he's afraid that he might be".

Just thinking of that scene when he says to another man, "I'd really love to have it off with her," in a very forced, stilted way, and those fantasies he has of himself dancing onstage in leather hotpants.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2018, 08:17:37 AM »
Whichever episode he kept on telling everyone not to look in *that* drawer.

We all have *that* drawer, surely?

No word of a lie; my Aunt came over to my flat to tidy up when I was feeling deathly ill.  She opened *that* drawer, said "oh" and promptly closed it again.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2018, 12:43:10 PM »
That woman on reception at the hotel did have a lovely smile.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2018, 01:34:59 PM »
That woman on reception at the hotel did have a lovely smile.

And an awful singing voice!

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2018, 01:49:34 PM »
The child genius on radio KMKYWAP.

That's one where you can't be on Alan's side, surely? He smacked the kid and then ganged up on him until he pissed himself.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2018, 02:08:44 PM »
That's one where you can't be on Alan's side, surely? He smacked the kid and then ganged up on him until he pissed himself.

Aye but to be fair, he was a precocious little shit.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #75 on: June 17, 2018, 02:16:27 PM »
With no pubic hair.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #76 on: June 17, 2018, 02:36:55 PM »
That's one where you can't be on Alan's side, surely? He smacked the kid and then ganged up on him until he pissed himself.

"You are a little shit."

Too bloody right, Alan.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2018, 02:57:36 PM »
That time when the studio band does a sudden unexpected flourish of some sort, after Alan thinks they have finished introducing him, throwing him off for a moment as he starts his opening spiel.  "If you're going to surprise me, surprise me in rehearsal, not on the night.  Little bit naughty that," he tells the band, visibly repressing annoyance, while trying to maintain a good-humoured atmosphere.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2018, 03:11:51 PM »
In KMKYWAP, when he hushes the elderly Olympian for being racist. It’s a bit of a cheat as he’s mainly doing it because he’s broadcasting a live primetime show, but I tend to think older racists get given too much leeway because of their age so would have been heartily applauding him in the audience.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2018, 04:03:43 PM »


Can't remember which series it's on, or any other context, but there's a bit on one episode where he's helping a small child and he seems genuinely lovely and kind. He says something like 'go on, my love' in a really sweet voice. I do like it when they show him to be a decent man (occasionally). I remember feeling quite sad at the end of the Christmas special when he said he spent the whole day alone.


The only bit I can think of that resembles this is his conversation with ‘Sophie’ on MMM regarding the muppet and the bad man.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2018, 04:23:39 PM »
I always felt sorry for Alan when Michael didn't let him in his house. Even though in previous scenes Alan let Michael stay over in a spare room of the house he was building. Instead Alan is left slightly intimidated by the big bloke who leaves and then he has to just eat the cup of beans and sausage on the front, before sheepishly leaving the cup on the step. All the while, Michael is watching him through the door.

It's a very surreal scene, but I felt sorry for him.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2018, 04:41:30 PM »
In 'I, Partridge' when he's describing the break up with Carol, and his crying. He seemed so sad and pathetic. I just wanted to give him a cracking hug and take him out for a pint.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »

The only bit I can think of that resembles this is his conversation with ‘Sophie’ on MMM regarding the muppet and the bad man.

It also has the greatest Bill Oddie fantasy ever. Bill Oddie and the RSPCB vs the egg-stealing Russian Oligarchs.

'Bill Oddie goes APESHIT!'

(also Tim Key and Nigel Lindsey barely concealing smiles).

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
When it dawns on Alan that everyone on the French KMKYWAP episode secretly went to the Folies Bergère the night before because Glenn Ponder deliberately engineered it that way. Horrible bunch of bastards. Sadly, Alan loses the moral highground by angrily sacking Ponder on the spot (which he's later forced to retract) but jesus, that's a dreadful thing to do to someone, even when it's Alan - who isn't so much a bully himself at this point, more a tactless ignorant prat. He simply doesn't deserve that level of psychological torture.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #84 on: June 17, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »

The only bit I can think of that resembles this is his conversation with ‘Sophie’ on MMM regarding the muppet and the bad man.

It's when he's helping the two girls dressed as turtle doves in KMKYule.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #85 on: June 17, 2018, 09:00:27 PM »
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Yes, the joke is definitely 'Alan is such a clueless dolt, he can't even name an album by the most famous band of all time'

That isn't the joke, that isn't even nearly the joke. Otherwise that would be completely thrown out by him mentioning Wings.

The point of the question posed to Alan is a conversation starter to compare albums in that kind of male oneupmanship way, yet Alan picks the one kind of album where it isn't possible to make a follow up comment about, with the added pathos of by doing so signalling that he is fundamentally middle brow and not an avid or obsessive music fan or collector (counter to the suggestion in the beginning of the scene). This further establishes the fact that Alan's career is as a chat show host/DJ yet doesn't possess the ability to hold anything other than a completely inane conversation.

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Mmm.

 

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2018, 05:30:38 PM »
It's when he's helping the two girls dressed as turtle doves in KMKYule.

Oh yes.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #87 on: June 18, 2018, 05:34:41 PM »
That isn't the joke, that isn't even nearly the joke. Otherwise that would be completely thrown out by him mentioning Wings.

The point of the question posed to Alan is a conversation starter to compare albums in that kind of male oneupmanship way, yet Alan picks the one kind of album where it isn't possible to make a follow up comment about, with the added pathos of by doing so signalling that he is fundamentally middle brow and not an avid or obsessive music fan or collector (counter to the suggestion in the beginning of the scene). This further establishes the fact that Alan's career is as a chat show host/DJ yet doesn't possess the ability to hold anything other than a completely inane conversation.

Mmm.

I just took it that he couldn’t think of a Beatles album.

Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2018, 05:40:11 PM »
When it dawns on Alan that everyone on the French KMKYWAP episode secretly went to the Folies Bergère the night before because Glenn Ponder deliberately engineered it that way. Horrible bunch of bastards. Sadly, Alan loses the moral highground by angrily sacking Ponder on the spot (which he's later forced to retract) but jesus, that's a dreadful thing to do to someone, even when it's Alan - who isn't so much a bully himself at this point, more a tactless ignorant prat. He simply doesn't deserve that level of psychological torture.

Yes, that whole episode is interesting in that we are obviously meant to take against Alan’s xenophobia (no French) and general English arrogance, and yet all the guests, with perhaps the exception of the chef, are twats.

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Re: Times you were on Alan Partridge's side
« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2018, 06:45:55 PM »
I just took it that he couldn’t think of a Beatles album.

Compared to the other guy who's never heard of Wings? Alan 1, Sarcy Hotel Fella nil.

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