Author Topic: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody  (Read 5077 times)

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2019, 01:07:40 PM »
I guess it fits in with the British male comedy trope of 'pathetic bloke concocts convoluted way to get off with a lady, but when it comes to crunch time he panics and is reduced to a shrinking violet'. Richie in the 'Digger' episode of Bottom being an archetypal example.

Trope though it is, the Bottom example is a bad one. Richie has instead prematurely ejaculated in his pyjamas and is nervously stalling for time.

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2019, 01:25:19 PM »
Trope though it is, the Bottom example is a bad one. Richie has instead prematurely ejaculated in his pyjamas and is nervously stalling for time.

I dunno, couldn't prematurely ejaculating and nervously stalling for time count as panicking?

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
Yes, but not panicking for horrible comic-book "err actually I'm so sexually repressed that I really want to escape having sex now that I have it on a plate" reasons. (ie. most Carry On films and some 70s/80s British sitcoms)

Richie gets over-excited and then panics. He does actually go for it in the end.

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2019, 10:42:29 PM »
This must be the geographical center, deepest point, and also the town hall, of Uncanny Valley.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2019, 11:37:57 PM »
This must be the geographical center, deepest point, and also the town hall, of Uncanny Valley.

Yes it is so borderline-realistic that I can hardly believe it.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2019, 01:02:58 PM »
Forgive the delay, had some trouble finding this. One of the lesser, lesser forgotten Viz one-off strips. Good last line, though.


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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2019, 01:44:41 PM »
Got a good chuckle out of that.  Thanks for posting it, Hank the Rapper.

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2019, 02:07:17 PM »
alright yeah i gotta admit that i laughed at the last panel

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2019, 08:14:37 AM »
Just a tiny amount?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f19hF7-nT8g


I was going to post this when I saw the thread title. Best Fast Show sketch ever.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2019, 08:32:48 AM »
This is a good observation and might explain why I've always loathed things like Family Guy's depiction of, say, Bert and Ernie as alcoholics or whatever they do. Bert and Ernie is already a lovely thing, so what does "parodying" it - or in this case reframing it as nasty - it expose?


I've never seen Family Guy but I've always disliked this sort of thing too. I remember as a kid watching an item on the regional news about someone doing a 'punk' Punch And Judy show and just thinking: "Why would you want to watch something like that?" Because of course Punch And Judy is so bloody nice...

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2019, 09:33:56 AM »
Surely "Cracking jizz"..?

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2019, 03:11:04 AM »


Security cam footage of Gromit taking a shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfb1je5zqE


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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2019, 03:47:22 AM »
Late to the thread I’ve just watched the Lenny Henry sketch.

I liked it, a very bold storyline for a mainstream entertainment show even today. A submissive locked in a gimp dog suit sabotaging his Dom master’s attempt to end their toxic relationship.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2019, 12:28:06 PM »
Security cam footage of Gromit taking a shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfb1je5zqE

Not gonna lie.  I wanked off to that.

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2019, 02:34:05 PM »

Security cam footage of Gromit taking a shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfb1je5zqE
I was going to post that. Well I would've done if I remembered it was off friday Night Armistice.

They must've got that from Aardman,  right? It's too perfect

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2019, 02:42:42 PM »
I was going to post that. Well I would've done if I remembered it was off friday Night Armistice.

They must've got that from Aardman,  right? It's too perfect

I very much doubt it, though it is fantastically done. I was wondering who might have done it (I thought maybe Triffic Films, though that said I can't recall them doing anything non-2D).

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
Also the Lenny Henry one reminds me when all the big 90s comedians would do big "parodies" of the same things on their shows. Awful parodies of things like Tellytubbies too. Which again, is cloying self promotion from the Big British Castle.

I like Henry's body acting in it, but they never really point out the absurdity of anything, except perhaps a man living with his dog. And yes, it well points out the difference between parody, spoof and pastiche. A parody makes fun of the source material. A spoof is silly with the source material. This is a pastiche, because about all it does is   imitate the source material.

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2019, 01:05:22 AM »
That is wrong and bad and frightful. Reminded me of the old softmints ad. Brr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTRCHbG_IA

That advert used to scare me as a kid. I remember telling me mom, so.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2019, 01:55:00 AM »
I really liked that one.

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« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2019, 08:17:11 AM »
I always liked the Mr Soft advert too. 

The advert along the same lines that freaked me out was the family eating Skips and going all melty, their heads suddenly flopping back and forth.  “Tenderise tenderise!”

Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2019, 08:54:12 AM »
I always liked the Mr Soft advert too. 

The advert along the same lines that freaked me out was the family eating Skips and going all melty, their heads suddenly flopping back and forth.  “Tenderise tenderise!”

This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvnDu-BhikY

Was so glad when this was finally uploaded to youtube. Whaddya say Crispo?

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« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2019, 10:40:21 AM »
Oh yeah, liquidise, not tenderise.

What I think freaked me out was the way Skips (and their body/mind warping abilities) were being used to distract from the reality of the house being smashed up and the husband obviously having really severe emotional/behavioural issues that weren’t explored beyond that.


Also Skips didn’t even fucking melt.  Absolute scam.

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Re: Lenny Henry's 1997 Wallace and Gromit parody
« Reply #82 on: January 23, 2019, 10:46:37 AM »
On the one hand they speak with American accents, on the other hand they use the word 'crisp' as a noun. Absolutely baffling!

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« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2019, 10:58:51 AM »
On the one hand they speak with American accents, on the other hand they use the word 'crisp' as a noun. Absolutely baffling!

Chris Barrie is one of those voice artists who could do a range of accents but you could always hear his voice there somehow.  I think it’s called “not being as good as everyone thinks”.