Author Topic: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2  (Read 8090 times)

Utter Shit

  • Snotty Bumstead
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #120 on: September 07, 2019, 10:10:59 PM »
Appalled to see Whitehouse getting a panning on this prestigious comedy forum full of knobheads. Appalled. The Fast Show is a fucking masterclass in sketch comedy which has aged tremendously, a damn sight more than so many other shows of its type. Not only is Paul a fantastic comedy character actor (tbh I’d say almost unparalleled in terms of sheer diversity) he also displays genuine heart and beauty in a way that is so quintessentially British, loathe as I am to use such a phrase but it’s fucking true.

Examples include (from The Fast Show) Ted and Ralph, Rowley Birkin, (from Help!) Monty the old Jewish chap coping with his wife's dementia, the very bolshy character who suddenly frankly admits he doesn’t know who he is, and swathes of stuff on Down The Line.

Luck is not a factor whatsoever. He is a superb talent, one of the best we'll see. If you’re expecting him to be hilarious in his day to day existence you’re a mug and you may as well be asking some cunt who’s good at writing songs to be poetic and metered and insightful in every thing they say as well. Get shagged. Literally go and shag yourself through a wall and keep shagging yourself until you’re off a cliff and splattered all over the rocks with what’s left of your genitals loosely assembled around the hand on the end of your twisted and gnarled arm. I won’t hear another word on it. LOCK THE FUCKIGNG THEREAD

Beautifully put. Whitehouse is one of the greats.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #121 on: September 08, 2019, 05:56:15 PM »
Nah, most of it does.  And the speed it whips along is still fairly unique, so even the shit characters/sketches are over in no time.

I was watching a bunch of the ‘black’ sketches cobbled together on YouTube the other day and was amazed at how brilliant they were, far better than I remembered.
“THEY LOCK ME IN THE CUPBOARD AND FEED ME PINS!”

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

  • It rubs the lotion on its skin
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #122 on: September 08, 2019, 06:38:04 PM »
WHERE ARE WE SLEEPING TONIGHT MOTHER? FATHER'S GRAVE?

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #123 on: September 08, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
THE CHASM OF CLAMS!

Shit Good Nose

  • Several bags of balls
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #124 on: September 08, 2019, 08:34:59 PM »
I was watching a bunch of the ‘black’ sketches cobbled together on YouTube the other day and was amazed at how brilliant they were, far better than I remembered.
“THEY LOCK ME IN THE CUPBOARD AND FEED ME PINS!”

And it's in those where Arabella Weir fits.  For all her own shit characters (although I always liked the rude Saffer), she was always the best at being the straight character in the sketches that required one (which I guess comes from her drama background which most people forget about or don't even realise - comedy was more of a second career for her).

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

  • It rubs the lotion on its skin
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #125 on: September 08, 2019, 08:49:18 PM »
Come along Johnny, I think it's about time we headed home now, don't you?

Was she meant to be his Mum or something?

Rizla

  • That's not another knife - THIS is another knife!
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2019, 08:50:30 PM »
Appalled to see Whitehouse getting a panning on this prestigious comedy forum full of knobheads. Appalled. The Fast Show is a fucking masterclass in sketch comedy which has aged tremendously, a damn sight more than so many other shows of its type. Not only is Paul a fantastic comedy character actor (tbh I’d say almost unparalleled in terms of sheer diversity) he also displays genuine heart and beauty in a way that is so quintessentially British, loathe as I am to use such a phrase but it’s fucking true.

Examples include (from The Fast Show) Ted and Ralph, Rowley Birkin, (from Help!) Monty the old Jewish chap coping with his wife's dementia, the very bolshy character who suddenly frankly admits he doesn’t know who he is, and swathes of stuff on Down The Line.

Luck is not a factor whatsoever. He is a superb talent, one of the best we'll see. If you’re expecting him to be hilarious in his day to day existence you’re a mug and you may as well be asking some cunt who’s good at writing songs to be poetic and metered and insightful in every thing they say as well. Get shagged. Literally go and shag yourself through a wall and keep shagging yourself until you’re off a cliff and splattered all over the rocks with what’s left of your genitals loosely assembled around the hand on the end of your twisted and gnarled arm. I won’t hear another word on it. LOCK THE FUCKIGNG THEREAD
Check out late 90's Johnny Depp over here.

I agree wholeheartedly, the (seemingly unloved) Harry&Paul bears this out - something like the chocolatier sketches would easily fall flat with any other actor, but he can breath funny into that kind of stuff.

Shit Good Nose

  • Several bags of balls
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #127 on: September 08, 2019, 09:00:14 PM »
Was she meant to be his Mum or something?

Husband and wife, but I seem to remember in one of the specials there was a line that suggested she was more of his carer now.


the (seemingly unloved) Harry&Paul

There are a few of us that think it was great.  This still kills me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaX205vig_M  "Ulf Yofetob".  And Pik the Saffer gym instructor.  Fuuuuuuck me.....


Twit 2

  • Penske material
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #128 on: September 08, 2019, 09:04:12 PM »
They’re here, they’re here! They’re waiting on the pier!

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #129 on: September 09, 2019, 11:29:05 AM »

alan nagsworth

  • life's too short to be a dope!!
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #130 on: September 09, 2019, 08:16:04 PM »
Whitehouse also stood out in a strong cast in the Death of Stalin

He has the best line in the film, towards the end. Those who've seen it will know the one I'm on about.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #131 on: September 09, 2019, 10:45:14 PM »
Another shout for the Landlady sketches from Harry & Paul. Just looked up the The Confectioner one on youtube and FUCK ME, ELEVEN YEARS AGO?? Time, you wretched cunt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a0odh8ro08

BUMGUMS.

kidsick5000

  • Gotta be groovy for the moovy
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #132 on: September 10, 2019, 01:10:31 AM »

kidsick5000

  • Gotta be groovy for the moovy
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #133 on: September 10, 2019, 01:13:27 AM »
Another shout for the Landlady sketches from Harry & Paul. Just looked up the The Confectioner one on youtube and FUCK ME, ELEVEN YEARS AGO?? Time, you wretched cunt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a0odh8ro08

BUMGUMS.

Perfection. I even love the way he throws the pear drops back into the bag

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #134 on: September 13, 2019, 03:59:49 PM »
Oh while we're talking about Harry and Paul sketches (OK four days ago), can anyone find and link to the bit where they're playing the surgeons in their Oxbridge days, playing in a jazz band?

Hang on found it