Author Topic: Paul Merton - The Series  (Read 9337 times)

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2020, 02:59:19 PM »
Both series are being released on DVD, with commentaries for each episode, recorded this year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Merton-1-2-DVD/dp/B08J1WLXWF/r

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2020, 03:40:04 PM »
I'll have some of that.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2020, 03:43:14 PM »
i hope it has scene selection and animated menus

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2020, 08:47:09 PM »
It could happen.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2020, 09:11:22 PM »
At last! 

Meanwhile, enjoy the brilliant 1985 library music theme tune.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUtU3ZrlXuw

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2020, 10:01:17 PM »
i hope it has scene selection and animated menus a dolphin in a bathtub

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2020, 10:30:06 PM »
anyone see that does china exist one off?

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2020, 10:32:53 PM »
I remember being quite disappointed by it as I loved The Series. If it’s[1] coming out on DVD this is fantastic news.
 1. The Series that is.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2020, 10:42:22 PM »
anyone see that does china exist one off?

Someone (I believe from this parish) put the whole show up on YouTube earlier this year.  (It's not great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbMPloUSI70

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2020, 08:51:57 PM »
I watched the latest HIGNFY the other night, Has Paul Merton's voice risen a couple of octaves?  He sounded like his balls were in a vice.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2020, 10:10:20 PM »
At last! 

Meanwhile, enjoy the brilliant 1985 library music theme tune.

Please Maestro - Thierry Durbet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUtU3ZrlXuw

bizarrely I've spent years trying to track that down properly and never managed. Even got the Young Ones end theme before this

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2020, 10:30:46 PM »
Love this series. The POW sketch. The author who had lifted whole pages from a book about chickens. The security guards and the camera. I think it was on just about when I first got a TV in my room as a kid and was up till all hours watching ch4 for comedy, weird Eastern European animations and continental films with nudity.

Absolutely, Whose Line... , Vic Reeves. That live thing with Frank Skinner. Good formative comedy experiences.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2020, 11:23:23 PM »
The security guards and the camera.
Top five sketch of all time, for me.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #73 on: October 18, 2020, 12:25:39 AM »
That live thing with Frank Skinner. Good formative comedy experiences.

What was the live thing?

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2020, 12:30:13 AM »
What was the live thing?

Packet of Three, it turns out. Kevin Eldon in series 2!

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2020, 01:48:27 AM »
Top five sketch of all time, for me.

Absolutely!  Same for me.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2020, 02:12:37 AM »
There was a nice pisstake of the legendary early 90s Rap'Tou advert, I recall.
Rap'Tou/Abdominizer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMvQO_xMrsw

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2020, 02:21:37 AM »
watched through this several years ago. brilliant stuff. the one i recall the most is the inner monologue about not having a train ticket. can't remember which ep that was from

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2020, 02:48:57 PM »
the cat sketch is a thing of beauty

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #79 on: October 19, 2020, 09:09:48 PM »
the cat sketch is a thing of beauty

+1 Karma for the title you've given to it.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2020, 09:49:16 PM »
Love this series. The POW sketch... The security guards and the camera.

I still remember both of those and how brilliant they were even though it was nearly 30 years ago, I was about 12 at the time and I haven't seen them since. I can't wait for the DVD.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2020, 09:52:48 PM »
I still remember both of those and how brilliant they were even though it was nearly 30 years ago, I was about 12 at the time and I haven't seen them since. I can't wait for the DVD.

It's up on the ALL4 player

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2020, 10:07:44 PM »
It's up on the ALL4 player

Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to the commentary though!

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2020, 12:35:20 PM »
It's all ruined on All4 anyway (unless they have fixed it since I last watched it a few months ago.)

The usual All4 problem - 4:3 material has been zoomed to 16:9 and then cropped to 4:3. The worst of all possible worlds.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2020, 01:38:45 PM »
It's all ruined on All4 anyway (unless they have fixed it since I last watched it a few months ago.)

The usual All4 problem - 4:3 material has been zoomed to 16:9 and then cropped to 4:3. The worst of all possible worlds.

I think it's just the All4 app that screws the ratio up. Playing it through the website on a browser the ratio appears correctly.

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2020, 05:37:17 PM »


Due on the 23rd November according to Amazon.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2020, 12:53:00 AM »
+1 Karma for the title you've given to it.
innit marvellous

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2020, 03:17:07 AM »
The continuity sketch had me crying with laughter. And "he learned French the hard way. From a Spaniard".

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Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2020, 11:26:34 AM »

And "he learned French the hard way. From a Spaniard".

In his book he says that joke came to him during sexual intercourse, and he had to break away to jot it down. I think. It all hinges on the funniness of the word ‘Spaniard’, as my French teacher was German, which must have been harder surely.

Re: Paul Merton - The Series
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2020, 05:08:37 AM »
In s02e03 he does a worse version of Harry Hill's "what is it about people who repair shoes that makes them so good at cutting keys?" joke. A favourite joke of mine, but who did it first? (fiiiigggght). I suspect thievery on Mertons part but could be wrong.

He later redeems himself with "he was a workaholic, he sometimes drank 3 bottles of workahol a day"

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