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A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« on: December 29, 2018, 07:44:33 PM »
I really liked this, previously years have been a bit repetitive or had the odd sketch which didn't work but I found it consistently funny and enjoyable. Though he should get the death penalty for what he did to Paddington, obviously.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 11:29:30 PM »
'Musician Brian Pern Faces Jail After Faking His Own Death'.

Enjoyed that little reference. These are usually good. Burgess Meredith during the 'people we've lost' almost fooled me!

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 12:26:26 AM »
Surprised there wasn't a thread.  There's a formula but it works and this year's edition didn't try and change things.  I got a bit choked up by the last segment about Geoffrey Hayes :(

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 12:29:13 AM »
I'm so glad that things like this are still being made. When Armando Iannucci stopped doing them, I thought there wouldn't be any more of these silly edited shows. Utter nonsense, but funny as arse.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 01:43:03 AM »
It's mad seeing Neil Breen on BBC Two!

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »
I'm so glad that things like this are still being made. When Armando Iannucci stopped doing them, I thought there wouldn't be any more of these silly edited shows. Utter nonsense, but funny as arse.

Yep. Totally silly but gloriously so. I’ll always have time for something as daft as this.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 07:06:13 AM »
May indeed.

The way he pronounced NHS got as big a laugh as anything from me.

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 08:15:54 AM »
It's mad seeing Neil Breen on BBC Two!

It's mad seeing Neil Breen anywhere!

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 10:58:05 AM »
I thought this year's was fantastic, so many great moments. The squeaky noise in the Bodyguard bit was great, as was the piss-take of that stupid BBC gameshow...Simon Day and Lucy Montgomery trying to keep Barry from Eastenders alive, then Day scarpering when he died...brilliant.

Was it Paul Whitehouse singing at the end?

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 02:48:13 PM »
Rhys also produced an directed BBC4's Secret Story of the BBC's Christmas Tapes, which is a clear inspiration for this sort of stuff. Worth a look for peak celebrity swearing and general rudeness

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 07:55:29 AM »
It's mad seeing Neil Breen on BBC Two!
Amazing scenes. Brooker needs to get him in a Black Mirror episode for real.
The Ben Wishaw Paddington/A Very English Scandal redeb was great, as was MAY, the text over the Bohemian Rhapsody footage and Thomas's constant mispronunciations. I'm glad he's still asked to do these as it's become the highlight of the New Year period for me.

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 09:29:10 AM »
being bezzie mates with Shane Allen from way back probably helps. More please.

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 04:17:34 PM »
Loved it.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 09:11:55 PM »
Amazing scenes. Brooker needs to get him in a Black Mirror episode for real.
The Ben Wishaw Paddington/A Very English Scandal redeb was great, as was MAY, the text over the Bohemian Rhapsody footage and Thomas's constant mispronunciations. I'm glad he's still asked to do these as it's become the highlight of the New Year period for me.

I didn't get the joke with the Bohemian Rhapsody bit. Whose face was that over Freddie's?
Also the Black Mirror section. I know I've read about the Netflix thing that those clips came from but can't remember what it actually is.

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 09:45:14 AM »
I didn't get the joke with the Bohemian Rhapsody bit. Whose face was that over Freddie's?

Instead of using clips from the 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody film, they showed clips from a 2016 Channel 5 drama.



https://metro.co.uk/2016/11/20/the-freddie-mercury-story-blasted-for-wooden-acting-as-fans-get-all-emotional-over-queen-stars-death-6271514/

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2019, 01:47:40 PM »
Surprised there wasn't a thread.

There's one in Picture Box.


Yes, thoroughly enjoyed.  Highlights for me were extended Alfie Boe, "Burr-gess Mredreeth", the aforementioned MAY, and the simplicity of "Stanley Lee - comics".

A couple in the other thread mentioned a brief glimpse of Chubby Brown being a highlight, but I've watched it three times now and haven't spotted him anywhere.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2019, 01:51:05 PM »
Instead of using clips from the 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody film, they showed clips from a 2016 Channel 5 drama.

That's hilarious but moments like this go totally over my head as the editing is often far too good, subtle or quick to pick up on such obscure things.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 03:09:23 PM »
A couple in the other thread mentioned a brief glimpse of Chubby Brown being a highlight, but I've watched it three times now and haven't spotted him anywhere.

During the bit about the royal wedding(s), there's a line about the biggest stars attending. Among those shown is a clip of Chubby Brown - out of costume - attending some sort of red carpet event.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 04:33:58 PM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 11:02:41 PM »
"...and that hippo thing"

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2019, 02:01:49 AM »
Simon Day in The Button elicited the first guffaw and they kept on coming.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 12:18:41 PM »
So was it Paul Whitehouse or fucking not?

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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2019, 01:33:04 PM »
I don't think it was.

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
So was it Paul Whitehouse or fucking not?

It's definitely not Paul Whitehouse.  I think it's the same bloke featured briefly (again) earlier on in the episode at the beginning of the BBC Music Day bit.  I don't know if it was actually from one of the BBC Music Day shows or something else completely unrelated.


Also remembered during the football on Newsround bit "from this" (cheering school children) "to this" (man on fire in his living room whilst his wife looks on helplessly).  Killed me that bit.  Had to watch it about ten times.

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 02:51:50 PM »
second clip there (man on fire) is from movie Hereditary

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 03:52:11 PM »
"Paul Whitehouse" is Phil Minton.

Stewart Lee is a fan.

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Re: A Year In The Life Of A Year 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2019, 04:33:56 PM »
Hey I know what woulda bin funny, some footage of Maxine Peake desperately trying to escape her pursuant in the Black Mirror episode Metalhead, cut with footage of... of K9!

Whirring slowly along a corridor

I have literally just thought of that.