Author Topic: Rule of Three  (Read 6929 times)

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Re: Rule of Three
« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2019, 03:50:56 PM »
yep

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Re: Rule of Three
« Reply #91 on: April 16, 2019, 09:04:50 PM »
Watched Airplane! fairly recently. Just sought out Robocop on Netflix. Charlie Brooker is entirely right- it's funny, and it knows it.

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« Reply #92 on: April 16, 2019, 11:31:56 PM »
Watched Airplane! fairly recently. Just sought out Robocop on Netflix. Charlie Brooker is entirely right- it's funny, and it knows it.
Wasn't it adapted from an early Judge Dredd script? Which makes perfect sense. Up till Dredd it was the best (not quite) 2000AD out there, with all the satire and dark humour that entails.

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Re: Rule of Three
« Reply #93 on: April 19, 2019, 02:05:21 AM »
Matt Lucas talking about Gerard Hoffnung is absolutely fascinating. I was vaguely aware of Hoffnung before listening to the episode, but only because his name tends to crop up in books about the history of British comedy, but my God - Peter Cook must've been a huge fan. Hoffnung's brilliant improvisations as a bemused old patrician duffer are a direct influence on Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling.

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« Reply #94 on: April 19, 2019, 08:49:17 AM »
The new one (Mlies Jupp on Frasier) is lovely.
If only because it serves as a reminder of how great Frasier was.