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Title: 15 Storeys High
Post by: who cares on September 02, 2021, 09:42:03 AM
This probably has at least one thread, but why not a new one? I'm going to rewatch the whole thing soon with my wife, who hasn't seen it. Maybe do spoilers in case people are watching for the first time.

I don't know how many times I've watched Blue Rat... maybe 10? It became a go-to if I was feeling down. It's my favourite episode, with Pool Kids a close second. There's whole puffin chunks of dialogue I could recite.

I often want to repeat lines from the show- ie, can't hear the word 'Lisbon' without wanting to say in a gruff Northern tone, "it's the capital city o' Portugal".
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 02, 2021, 09:45:04 AM
Started rewatching this week.

The pre-revelations Jim'll Fix It thing at the end of Ep1 just about held up but only due to the Wombles doing the molesting.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on September 02, 2021, 09:48:36 AM
Quote from: who cares on September 02, 2021, 09:42:03 AM
This probably has at least one thread, but why not a new one? I'm going to rewatch the whole thing soon with my wife, who hasn't seen it. Maybe do spoilers in case people are watching for the first time.

I don't know how many times I've watched Blue Rat... maybe 10? It became a go-to if I was feeling down. It's my favourite episode, with Pool Kids a close second. There's whole puffin chunks of dialogue I could recite.

I often want to repeat lines from the show- ie, can't hear the word 'Lisbon' without wanting to say in a gruff Northern tone, "it's the capital city o' Portugal".

"The Boavista Hotel, wi' its legendary facilities."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 02, 2021, 04:50:11 PM
Vince and Errol are great lead characters, but I think the real masterstroke of the show was the scope the setting gave for side characters. It's like a hybrid of sitcom and sketch show. The League of Gentlemen is the only thing I can think of (off the top of my head) doing something similar.

"I warned you once, I warned you twice, I warned you trice!
That's the last time you'll swing that whistle, you big, swinging, whistley wanker."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 02, 2021, 05:13:56 PM
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 02, 2021, 09:45:04 AM
Started rewatching this week.

The pre-revelations Jim'll Fix It thing at the end of Ep1 just about held up but only due to the Wombles doing the molesting.

I forgot about this and panicked when he mentioned Jim'll Fix It, but it did add a serious sense of menace to the Wombles' deeds.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Mollusk on September 02, 2021, 11:28:36 PM
Favourite tiny little bit of this whole show is in Blue Rat when Vince observes a flat in the opposite block where there's a bunch of people dancing about wearing motorcycle helmets. It's incredible. The way the camera comes into focus on the scene, the couple of seconds' duration that it's onscreen, the total lack of context, the silence of viewing it from afar and having no idea if they're even listening to music or what. It's really Chris Morris-esque and I think more than any other minor sketch in the show it succeeds greatly in establishing an entire world out of very little. I think about it a lot more often than is probably normal.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: zomgmouse on September 03, 2021, 12:56:52 AM
cactises
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: neveragain on September 03, 2021, 02:32:10 AM
My favourite bit isn't very clever but the pure frustration of Vince's "Do you know what... Bollocks!" to the nurse in the lift has stuck with me.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Lemming on September 03, 2021, 02:50:35 AM
Every episode is ace but The Holiday is the standout. "Is this a... typical Finn Airways scam? I buy a ticket, make me tear it up in front of no witnesses? This'll all be gone tomorrow, just a few hotdog wrappers blowing about?"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Magnum Valentino on September 03, 2021, 09:21:56 AM
"AND a grenade."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 03, 2021, 09:27:29 AM
It was mentioned in the Sean Lock thread, but the bit where Vince drinks the extremely hot soup from the flask is honestly one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: phantom_power on September 03, 2021, 09:29:52 AM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 02, 2021, 04:50:11 PM
Vince and Errol are great lead characters, but I think the real masterstroke of the show was the scope the setting gave for side characters. It's like a hybrid of sitcom and sketch show. The League of Gentlemen is the only thing I can think of (off the top of my head) doing something similar.

"I warned you once, I warned you twice, I warned you trice!
That's the last time you'll swing that whistle, you big, swinging, whistley wanker."
,

Yeah they aren't so much sketches as scribbles, impressions, vignettes. They never outstay their welcome and often leave you wanting more
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: turnstyle on September 03, 2021, 10:31:59 AM
'I don't like this game - Britney's dead and I've got to get off with a duck.'

Been rewatching this over the last few days. Still as brilliant as I remember it being.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Crumb on September 03, 2021, 10:38:21 AM
Absolutely love Errol's terrible airport story and his concluding '... Fog?'

Also 'Those the jeans? That the arse?'
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Mollusk on September 03, 2021, 01:09:17 PM
"I just don't think people should be naked in their living rooms. That's where you have Christmas."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: turnstyle on September 03, 2021, 01:49:47 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 03, 2021, 01:09:17 PM
"I just don't think people should be naked in their living rooms. That's where you have Christmas."

There's a lovely call back to that later in the episode too when Errol calls him Mum.

From the same episode: 'Is there a thing such as two litres?'
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Poobum on September 03, 2021, 01:58:35 PM
I'd forgotten how wonderful Paul Putner is in a bath. Also loved Errol instantly needing to toilet after being put in the stocks.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 03, 2021, 02:37:37 PM
Vince summed up in one line:

"Some nosy bastard phoned them up. It wasn't you, was it?"
"No. I hate the RSPCA."

Vince vs. the pool kids:

"I'll get my dad on you!"
"You haven't got a dad."
"Yes I have."
"Not at home."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:19:25 PM
"JESUS CHRIST"............."JESUS CHRIST"......"BE THERE IN A MINUTE BRIAN........JESUS CHRIST"

Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:20:41 PM
Quote from: The Crumb on September 03, 2021, 10:38:21 AM



Also 'Those the jeans? That the arse?'

"TWENTY......no......Fourty...Rothmans"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:23:43 PM
My favourite bit is when they go get the pigeon lady her shit back and vince is making the small talk with the old lad in the hall, it's classic Sean, the banality of it all..

"How old are you?"
"71"
"When did you husband die?"
"1997"
"How many grandkids have you got?"
"Seven"
What was the hardest thing to get in the war"
"Bananas"

"Right that's enough smalltalk"

*skips up the stairs*

Absolutely brilliant.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Crumb on September 03, 2021, 07:45:53 PM
I've only had sex with 3 women in my life, and IT'S NOT ENOUGH!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: neveragain on September 03, 2021, 10:00:04 PM
Always thought that should be the last thing he shouts, rather than second-last.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 03, 2021, 10:20:55 PM
Y' Flippin' SOD!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 04, 2021, 05:22:53 PM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:23:43 PM
My favourite bit is when they go get the pigeon lady her shit back and vince is making the small talk with the old lad in the hall, it's classic Sean, the banality of it all..

"How old are you?"
"71"
"When did you husband die?"
"1997"
"How many grandkids have you got?"
"Seven"
What was the hardest thing to get in the war"
"Bananas"

"Right that's enough smalltalk"

*skips up the stairs*

Absolutely brilliant.
She didn't need this? *holds up glass eye*
It's still wet.
It's probably condensation
*licks* No, tears
Urgh
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 04, 2021, 05:25:09 PM
"Actually, there is one thing you could do... dye your roots, you look like a badger!"

Vince shitting on the one person being nice to him over the dead swan escapade.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: pigamus on September 04, 2021, 05:30:30 PM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:19:25 PM
"JESUS CHRIST"............."JESUS CHRIST"......"BE THERE IN A MINUTE BRIAN........JESUS CHRIST"



I still say it like that, and for a while I sort of forgot where I'd got it from - I thought I was doing Frank Butcher or something
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: icehaven on September 04, 2021, 07:08:20 PM
I'm on the last episode of S1 and have only just clocked he's called Vince Clarke. Is that deliberate?
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: SteveDave on September 04, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
A few of my favourite bits

"Dear Jimmy Sommerville..."

"From behind, I thought you were Fabio!"

"Derek! It's the fishslice!"

"Boys So Cool! Say it fast it sounds like Bicycle"

"I'll have one big arm for lifting things and one normal one for stroking kittens"

"For sale- Wedding dress. Size 18 Never worn. Bastard."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 08:08:00 PM
Quote from: icehaven on September 04, 2021, 07:08:20 PM
I'm on the last episode of S1 and have only just clocked he's called Vince Clarke. Is that deliberate?

Almost certainly I reckon.

I don't know how much Sean is into synth pop but he does mention Bronski Beat when talking about his purple jacket.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: icehaven on September 04, 2021, 08:11:49 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 08:08:00 PM
Almost certainly I reckon.

I don't know how much Sean is into synth pop but he does mention Bronski Beat when talking about his purple jacket.

And one of his letters is to Jimmy Somerville.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 04, 2021, 08:15:09 PM
Quote from: SteveDave on September 04, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
"Boys So Cool! Say it fast it sounds like Bicycle"
"That is shit."
"Okay... Chestnuts!"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 04, 2021, 08:27:09 PM
"Your ponies gone your mums a bitch and theres no good reason why your dad's flat smells of shit"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 08:49:56 PM
Quote from: icehaven on September 04, 2021, 08:11:49 PM
And one of his letters is to Jimmy Somerville.

Ha fuck that flew over my head when I watched it!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Crumb on September 04, 2021, 09:06:09 PM
She doesn't cook, her meals are delivered
She's got 3 pairs of glasses
She keeps little bits of soap in a cup!
We just wanted you to know - your nan ain't all she's cracked up to
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 09:47:27 PM
I know Lamarr isn't all that well liked round here but I fucking love the Silver Man scene.

"I'm afraid love, it looks like this time it's going to be custodial."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 04, 2021, 09:48:50 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 09:47:27 PM
I know Lamarr isn't all that well liked round here but I fucking love the Silver Man scene.

"I'm afraid love, it looks like this time it's going to be custodial."

I was just about to post this. Also love the little mime before "shite".
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Blumf on September 04, 2021, 10:12:47 PM
Quote from: SteveDave on September 04, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
"For sale- Wedding dress. Size 18 Never worn. Bastard."

The slow burn build up to that joke really makes it.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: jsgibble on September 04, 2021, 10:52:55 PM
Errol's little staged tripping over the cans of Blue Rat.

As far as the sketches go one of my favourites is Peter Serafinowicz auditioning that woman buying fake perfume.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Mollusk on September 05, 2021, 08:08:54 AM
I love Lisa... NASTY little jab.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: ImmaculateClump on September 05, 2021, 01:13:27 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on September 04, 2021, 09:47:27 PM
I know Lamarr isn't all that well liked round here but I fucking love the Silver Man scene.

"I'm afraid love, it looks like this time it's going to be custodial."

If it wasn't him it'd be great.
His cuntiness comes through, he can't help it seeping out and his delivery is shite.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: purlieu on September 05, 2021, 08:04:22 PM
Quote from: zomgmouse on September 03, 2021, 12:56:52 AM
cactises
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on September 03, 2021, 03:19:25 PM
"JESUS CHRIST"
Words and phrases permanently lodged in my brain.

The sofa chase soundtracked by the Propellerheads' 'Bang On' is one of my favourite bits of comedy ever.

edit: and Lee Cornes as the cowboy poetry repair guy.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Mollusk on September 05, 2021, 09:06:46 PM
God yeah the trucker poet is one I always forget about but he's one of the best
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 05, 2021, 09:12:07 PM
Trucker poems! I love the couple's despair when he tries to continue with his awful, awful poem.

The weirdly deep voiced kid talking about how badly wants to go to Lisbon and the Kubrick retrospective at the NFT always tickles me.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 05, 2021, 11:43:02 PM
Quote from: ImmaculateClump on September 05, 2021, 01:13:27 PM
If it wasn't him it'd be great.
His cuntiness comes through, he can't help it seeping out and his delivery is shite.

I kind of think the fact he's a cunt (and I think a bit of a fighty prick back in the day) adds to it, probably wasn't intentional but still.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: jobotic on September 06, 2021, 10:54:36 AM
"I'm not gay"

"Neither am I, but it doesn't stop them licking their lips when I walk down Old Compton Street"



[from memory]
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 06, 2021, 10:58:17 AM
"Dick dick dick dick dick dick dick few spots... Dick dick dick dick"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 06, 2021, 11:01:01 AM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 05, 2021, 09:06:46 PM
God yeah the trucker poet is one I always forget about but he's one of the best
"Big'n mean and needs a shave..."

Going to have to stop this now.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on September 06, 2021, 12:27:47 PM
The bit I found myself laughing at the most on this recent rewatch was the 'sexing the whitebait' scene from Blue Rat. A perfect example of dragging something out way too long but actually keeping it funny (unlike a thing such as Family Guy, for example)
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: BritishHobo on September 06, 2021, 01:00:49 PM
The one bit that always got me is Errol telling the snidey vicar that they film Hollyoaks in Chester. "Everyone knows that!" Don't know why it always tickled me.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 06, 2021, 08:05:01 PM
Love when Errol can't bear to tell the dude from phone shop that he doesn't have the car part, fits his character perfectly and tells you so much about him with hardly anything.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Mollusk on September 06, 2021, 08:10:26 PM
I've had this little exchange stuck in my head for two days now:

"This Gandhi bloke's amazing!"

"Yeesss, GANDHI! Cheers to Gandhi!"

"Cheers to Gandhi!"

"Gandhi cheers!"

"Gandhi cheeee"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on September 06, 2021, 08:42:27 PM
I love the bit in the holiday episode where Vince tells Errol before he's about to leave "no chicken or poultry in the flat". Just a brilliant, bizarre, unexplained neurosis, which culminates in him walking in on Errol onanistically guzzling down on a pot noodle in front of dozens of food magazines spread out on the floor.

"Have you been eating chicken"
"No! Just looking!"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on September 06, 2021, 08:49:48 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 06, 2021, 08:10:26 PM
I've had this little exchange stuck in my head for two days now:

"This Gandhi bloke's amazing!"

"Yeesss, GANDHI! Cheers to Gandhi!"

"Cheers to Gandhi!"

"Gandhi cheers!"

"Gandhi cheeee"
"Who do you think you are? Sting?"
"No, I'm Gandhi"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 07, 2021, 10:45:32 AM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on September 06, 2021, 08:05:01 PM
Love when Errol can't bear to tell the dude from phone shop that he doesn't have the car part, fits his character perfectly and tells you so much about him with hardly anything.

lol and his boss' "what are you talkin' about? Telling wankers we haven't got their thing in stock is the best part of this job!".
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 08, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
I've been rewatching these, so many wonderful moments, some of which I had completely forgotten. I thought I knew the Blue Rat episode by heart but totally forgot about the pony bloke clinging to Vince's leg and trying to drag him back into his flat!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 08, 2021, 12:39:15 PM
"Gas is a wonderful treasure. It's given to us by the almighty saviour. He has given us so many wonderful things: gas, coal, oil..." Felix Dexter's cameo is so funny.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Magnum Valentino on September 08, 2021, 03:05:27 PM
The payoff with the rowdy girls is amazing
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: JamesTC on September 08, 2021, 07:33:52 PM
*DIY SOS theme from TV*

I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOUR YOU PAINT THE KITCHEN

NOBODY CARES
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: BritishHobo on September 08, 2021, 09:06:37 PM
I warned you once

I warned you twice

I warned you TRICE
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 08, 2021, 09:39:41 PM
Errol's face after he wakes up surrounded by cactises.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 09, 2021, 12:44:53 AM
One of my favourite shots is Errol sheepishly walking down the hall with his pockets bulgingly full of wallpaper.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: who cares on September 09, 2021, 08:57:05 AM
Quote from: buttgammon on September 08, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
I thought I knew the Blue Rat episode by heart but totally forgot about the pony bloke clinging to Vince's leg and trying to drag him back into his flat!

I thought I knew it by heart as well, but after a rewatch last night, there's loads of bits I'd forgotten. "Handsome Jack the lucky squid" :D Also the part where Vince falls asleep at the pool and everyone starts misbehaving according to the poster of forbidden activities- no bombing, no running, no kissing etc

There's enough plotlines in there to fuel at least three episodes of a lesser sitcom
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: petril on September 09, 2021, 10:16:30 AM
the way Errol smokes, trying to breathe in all of it
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 09, 2021, 10:23:16 AM
Quote from: who cares on September 09, 2021, 08:57:05 AM
I thought I knew it by heart as well, but after a rewatch last night, there's loads of bits I'd forgotten. "Handsome Jack the lucky squid" :D Also the part where Vince falls asleep at the pool and everyone starts misbehaving according to the poster of forbidden activities- no bombing, no running, no kissing etc

There's enough plotlines in there to fuel at least three episodes of a lesser sitcom

Definitely, there's so much brilliantly funny stuff going on in that episode.

I also forgot how well they brought the Errol and Vince strands together in a lot of episodes - for example, the end of the Ice Queen episode with the jacket and Errol's driving lesson. Stuff like that is worthy of Seinfeld at its best.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: SteveDave on September 09, 2021, 09:28:13 PM
"That's strange...their cheese is very mild"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on September 10, 2021, 08:11:04 AM
I was genuinely happy for Vince when he actually ended up copping off with the Ice Maiden. You'll notice that even though he desperately wants to achieve this aim, he just can't help himself and indulges in very Vince- like behaviour like sarkily reading the Bible to her when they're both trapped in a lift. It's a shame he fucked things up with his purple coat, they would have made a good couple, I reckon.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: dissolute ocelot on September 10, 2021, 04:27:06 PM
Any storyline about adults feuding with kids is funny, and anything about baldness is funny, but putting up posters saying Vince is selling a baldness cure is such a perfectly evil piece of revenge. And yet it's totally justified as an escalation of baldness-related abuse earlier in the episode (a lesser comedian might have them shaving Vince's head or putting Veet in his shampoo or something, but no, Sean created some really clever baldness-related pranking).
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 10, 2021, 04:55:14 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on September 10, 2021, 04:27:06 PM
putting up posters saying Vince is selling a baldness cure is ... totally justified as an escalation of baldness-related abuse earlier in the episode
You can tell Vince is self conscious about it as well, as it's the only insult that that really gets a reaction from him. Lock's hairline was frequently referenced on Cats Does Countdown, which also lists Martin Trenaman as a writer.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on September 10, 2021, 07:54:56 PM
^ exactly, and Lock is the perfect level of baldness for all the 'baldy' jokes to work. He's got enough hair that it's funny as a ridiculous insult, but just bald enough for it to wind Vince up.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dirty Boy on September 10, 2021, 08:33:12 PM
"Listen son, you've got the mane of Samson..."

As someone with a receeding hairline i don't find baldy jokes funny anymore. Any time i hear kids shout slaphead i instinctively turn around, even though i've got more hair than the average CABber.
Quote from: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on September 10, 2021, 08:11:04 AM
I was genuinely happy for Vince when he actually ended up copping off with the Ice Maiden. You'll notice that even though he desperately wants to achieve this aim, he just can't help himself and indulges in very Vince- like behaviour like sarkily reading the Bible to her when they're both trapped in a lift. It's a shame he fucked things up with his purple coat, they would have made a good couple, I reckon.
I don't think the coat was what fucked it up. Judging by her face when she leaps out of bed on hearing his voice it wasn't to be anyway.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 10, 2021, 08:41:31 PM
I love the bit with the kids insulting him for his supposed baldness (and calling him a bitch and a slapper), it's something I can never tire of.

Something just reminded me of 'Mr Burton no here'.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: DrGreggles on September 10, 2021, 11:38:36 PM
Martin Trenaman nails both his appearances.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 11, 2021, 12:16:47 AM
So much so that there are three of them.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: DrGreggles on September 11, 2021, 12:36:43 AM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 11, 2021, 12:16:47 AM
So much so that there are three of them.

Exactly!

forgot the stocks
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 11, 2021, 12:41:35 AM
You should be pilloried for that mistake (and then immediately let out, because you need to go toilet).
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on September 11, 2021, 06:13:30 AM
Oh, Dr. Greggles! You've made a laughing stock(s) of yourself!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on September 13, 2021, 10:25:00 PM
Just watched the first episode with my partner, first time seeing it for her

It's so flipping good isn't it? Looks great, instantly likeable characters, brilliant passing characters, taxi sofa lady is so great. Benedict Wong is the absolute perfect foil to lock's character, really elavates it. The bit were he fucks off to Buckingham palace in the middle of the mayhem is beautiful

Cab watch along anyone?
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Mobius on September 13, 2021, 10:30:01 PM
MAXINE WE GOT A PERVERT IN 'ERE
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: SteveDave on September 14, 2021, 09:05:52 AM
"'Ello Mum, it's Errol...the Chinese one..."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: petril on September 14, 2021, 10:50:53 AM
I do love how that's (I think) the only time Errol's ethnicity ever comes up
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Post by: Butchers Blind on September 14, 2021, 11:10:42 AM
"...I'm not going to get this job, so let's have some fun with it."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 14, 2021, 01:06:14 PM
"Don't answer that: it could be Jim Davidson. Urgh, you don't want him coming round, do you?"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on September 14, 2021, 06:32:15 PM
I love some of the little background jokes too, like Errol making a house out of the box for his trainers, or Vince crushing all the bags of crisps before putting them in the vending machine at work.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on September 14, 2021, 10:13:34 PM
Episode 2

This show is so good at taking something potentially grubby and laddish, Vince and his grot Mags, and subverting it in a weird, relatable way. The cut back to Errol, looking satisfied having painted the bathroom, is such a lovely touch.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: pigamus on September 14, 2021, 10:43:09 PM
Quote from: buttgammon on September 10, 2021, 08:41:31 PM
I love the bit with the kids insulting him for his supposed baldness (and calling him a bitch and a slapper), it's something I can never tire of.

Something just reminded me of 'Mr Burton no here'.

Think I already said this but the baldy bit was the original trailer, and that's why I started watching it. I think it probably went out as a double bill with something else, but I can't remember now.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on September 15, 2021, 06:53:36 AM
I remember the first 15 Storeys High clip I saw must've been from some kind of BBC promo segment on a magazine/news show. It was the bit where Vince is revealed to have had a tantrum at his pastie and pizza.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: jsgibble on September 19, 2021, 10:26:12 PM
Quote from: PlanktonSideburns on September 14, 2021, 10:13:34 PM
Episode 2

This show is so good at taking something potentially grubby and laddish, Vince and his grot Mags, and subverting it in a weird, relatable way. The cut back to Errol, looking satisfied having painted the bathroom, is such a lovely touch.

Great performance by Cavan Clerkin in that, it's one of my favourite episodes.

And I agree about the writing, I think there's a Victoria Wood / Alan Bennett quality about it in the way it can ground things like that.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on September 20, 2021, 01:21:44 AM
Yes those are good comparisons in what they're doing, but it's got such a strong voice of its own I would have never thought to compare em
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Mobbd on September 20, 2021, 03:04:56 PM
Quote from: SteveDave on September 14, 2021, 09:05:52 AM
"'Ello Mum, it's Errol...the Chinese one..."

Beat me to it. That's the line I always remember.

But also:

Vince: Stay in your lane, you're veerin' of to the left.
Man: I've only got one arm!
Vince: Well, only use one leg then.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 20, 2021, 05:51:45 PM
Quote from: Mobbd on September 20, 2021, 03:04:56 PM
Vince: Stay in your lane, you're veerin' of to the left.
Man: I've only got one arm!
Vince: Well, only use one leg then.
Also:
"No weeing in the pool!"
"I wasn't!"
"You're seven years old - you're bound to be."
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: gmoney on September 20, 2021, 07:33:10 PM
Also:

"I'll get my dad on you"
"You haven't got a dad"
"Yes I have"
"Not at home"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Twit 2 on September 22, 2021, 09:31:12 AM
"She doesn't even like frogs!"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: turnstyle on September 22, 2021, 02:04:07 PM
'And look where he buys his milk! Harrods!'
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 22, 2021, 06:28:58 PM
"You're shit at Karate"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: SteveDave on September 23, 2021, 08:33:02 AM
"Your medication is being reduced. You are allowed to wear a belt"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: The Crumb on September 27, 2021, 10:36:27 PM
Love the cut back to the listless couple in one of their pointless exchanges.

'Already?'
'Yeah'
'I thought it was earlier'
'Nah'
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Pink Gregory on September 27, 2021, 10:58:29 PM
The first time ever I saw your BOLLOCK
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Ray Travez on September 29, 2021, 09:24:04 AM
A couple of bits I'd forgotten- the trucker poem. It's his enthusiasm coupled with their sheer boredom that makes it.

Also 'Mister Rodgers- no heeere!'
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 29, 2021, 12:11:04 PM
Quote from: Ray Travez on September 29, 2021, 09:24:04 AM
Also 'Mister Rodgers- no heeere!'
Did anyone else think that was Steve Pemberton's voice before the door opened?
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: buttgammon on September 29, 2021, 12:18:18 PM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on September 29, 2021, 12:11:04 PM
Did anyone else think that was Steve Pemberton's voice before the door opened?

Even though I've seen it multiple times before, yes!
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: jsgibble on September 30, 2021, 09:49:53 AM
"Use a big word, like metropolis"
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on October 05, 2021, 04:24:56 PM
Rewatching this now. I'm astounded by how brilliant every second of this is. So beautifully shot and way too funny. Best comedy I've ever seen no hyperbole
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on October 05, 2021, 04:25:50 PM
I keep telling everybody I know to watch this
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Ron Maels Moustache on October 05, 2021, 05:28:00 PM
"Dear Emlyn Hughes...busy?"

I love the economy of that as a put-down.

Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 05, 2021, 08:45:49 PM
"What you doing with that plough, you twat?"

An understated bit of hilarity in the previous episode, with Errol standing around in his underwear at the launderette.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on October 05, 2021, 10:10:32 PM
Another thing that's struck me recently about the show is how sporadic the swearing is. There's not much in the way of f bombs but when there is one it's absolutely perfectly timed.

Errol: (whispering) that's a cushion.
Vince: IT'S A FUCKING HORSE! (sorry)
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 06, 2021, 04:28:47 PM
Perhaps they had to save them up for the airport episode.
Title: Re: 15 Storeys High
Post by: Harry Badger on October 06, 2021, 04:31:21 PM
 
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 05, 2021, 08:45:49 PM
"What you doing with that plough, you twat?"

An understated bit of hilarity in the previous episode, with Errol standing around in his underwear at the launderette.


Preceded by "I don't mind abuse, as long as it's accurate" - god knows how many times I've said that in real life.