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The Great Lost Barrymore Video
« on: May 04, 2021, 11:31:17 PM »
Wasn't sure if this was ok for a new thread or should go in the Youtube one so sorry if wrong place to put it or it's been posted already but...

I have looked for this video every so often since Youtube was invented and finally someone has posted it up. Hadn't seen it since broadcast but it is just as brilliantly horrendous as I remembered. Not sure what's worse...this or the other Accidental Partridge one with the Gospel choir. It's a close one. Just need the Puff Daddy cover to show up now for the holy trinity of Barrymore's crimes against music to be completed.

Barrrymore does the Backstreet Boys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKH12XCuys&ab_channel=LiquidEffluent

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Re: The Great Lost Barrymore Video
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 12:16:20 AM »
It’s his hands. They’re everywhere. All over the place. And they’re massive.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 12:19:07 AM »
I've wanted to see this for so long. Almost in tears.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 12:29:07 AM »
Great stuff. I love when things like this turn up, usually when someone goes through a load of old VHS it's old eps of Corrie and other random shite. I wouldn't say it was all that Partridgey though.

Edit - Waaaaay more Partidgey this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_bIaF7P9WA

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 01:04:40 AM »
Funnily enough, I got sent this link today. I think even Partridge would find it a tad racist:

https://twitter.com/franticplanet/status/1389229541256843266?s=19

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 01:38:11 AM »
Great stuff. I love when things like this turn up, usually when someone goes through a load of old VHS it's old eps of Corrie and other random shite. I wouldn't say it was all that Partridgey though.

Edit - Waaaaay more Partidgey this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_bIaF7P9WA

Yeah its not very AP- Partridge would never lower himself to that. The Remission one is Partridge. The Backstreet Boys one is class A's. I think the BB is possibly more terrifying but lacks the layers of the Remission one. Either way. A treat after all these years. Definitely a 'finally clear that box of old videos from the Garage' job!

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 01:50:13 AM »
I wouldn't say it was all that Partridgey though.

I agree. Those Barrymore clips are jaw-dropping, hilarious, but he was never a Partridge type. Barrymore's whole shtick was predicated upon an intensely uncomfortable negotiation between contrived, wacky, 'anything could happen!' anarchy and lachrymose 'but this is the real me' sincerity. Such a weird fucking act, but nothing like Partridge.

Incredible scenes, though. Thanks for sharing!


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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 07:00:49 AM »
Yeah i think you're right. Maybe there's a risk that anything cringe inducing by a light entertainer/sports presenter type is now being bracketed in as Accidental Partridge. But there's a nuance to the really good accidental Partridge. Everyone always cites Madeley as the ultimate example but for me those various Derek 'Tommo' Thompson clips are even closer to pure Partridge. Having listened to him on radio and seen him on TV over the years he definitely comes from that very particular group of sports presenter and corporate video minor celebrity like Gary Newbon etc who were so influential when they were first coming up with the Partirdge character.

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 09:51:36 AM »
Such a weird fucking act, but nothing like Partridge.

I think if Barrymore were to kill someone, it'd be in totally different circumstances to Partridge.

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 10:20:39 AM »
One word. Beak.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 11:37:05 AM »
At least all that television work managed to pay for his swimming pool.

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 11:56:47 AM »
People who say "Accidental Partridge" in reaction to videos are immediately worse than Barrymore in my mind.

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2021, 12:06:18 PM »
At least all that television work managed to pay for his swimming pool.

That Coolio vid on Youtube actually has advertising links to swimming lessons. And the song has big "Facebook poem about the good old days" energy.

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 12:54:47 PM »
It's like everyone encouraging a drunk in a park before the police turn up and get him to have a sit down.

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 03:09:36 PM »
The worst thing he’s ever been involved with.

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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2021, 03:19:19 PM »
The juddery "Jam" special effects in the first half make it.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 03:55:21 PM »
If there is every a droid rebellion and robots take over the world, this is what it'll look like.

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 04:10:30 PM »
If?

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 06:46:07 PM »
What the hell even is this

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2021, 07:03:55 PM »
The juddery "Jam" special effects in the first half make it.

Very much the day Michael Barrymore lost his mind.

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 07:46:19 PM »
Hands like kites, christ

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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2021, 08:05:54 PM »
It's not as good as when Earl Sinclair sung that Biggie track tbf.

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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2021, 10:03:24 PM »
From the youtube comments

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The most shocking thing about this whole event is that he doesn’t sing AWIGHT

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2021, 01:18:20 AM »
I've just noticed as well that having laid down an utterly criminal first take vocal of himself to mime along to he totally gives up any pretence at all and by the end is stealing lines from the one poor fucker of a session musician on the backing track who can actually sing.
I can't pretend my Nan's reasons for stopping watching him by this point were honourable but they were wise.

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