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Doon Mackichan - My Lady Parts.

Started by Glebe, October 06, 2023, 12:24:12 PM

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Twilkes

Doon Mackichan drowns rabbits, that's Watership Doon, Channel 5 etc etc

dontpaintyourteeth

Doon sounds a bit like down, is there anything we can do with that

Quote from: Pink Gregory on October 07, 2023, 05:54:29 AMShamefully, I can't think of many of her recurring roles outside of On the Hour/Day Today/Brass Eye, Smack the Pony and Toast of London (which I don't love).

Anything I should check out?

Ever watched 'Plebs' - sitcom set in Roman times - or 'Two Doors Down' - modern day comedy of manners set in suburban Glasgow? She's a regular in both. Did leave TDD for the last series but has now returned for the latest series, due to be shown soon.

Hobo With A Shit Pun

I logged on to Amazon for the first time in ages yesterday, and there on the front page, personally recommended to me, was...

Glinner's new book.

I'm hoping that their algorithm has picked up on my buying books by comedians and the mentally ill, rather than thinking I've had tbe shopping list of a transphobe.

They'd have done better plugging this. Though I ordered a copy when I saw this thread, so they'll still get their money.

I have a wall in my livingroom covered in framed photos of folks I'm just glad to be reminded exist(ed). Doon McK is one of only two represented by an agent's headshot (the other is Don Warrington), though in her case the name underneath is "JANE PLOUGH".

By the way, if anyone didn't realise, the book is not simply an autobiography but is also an examination of sexism in the industry she works in, hence each chapter title is named after various stereotypical roles women can be assigned in dramas and comedies, hence the list on the front cover, which includes some of them. I have not read the book cover to cover but did take a look at it the other day, and it does look quite interesting and pertinent to the issue.

pigamus

I remember her as very good but one of those very hyper people, perhaps to the edge of being annoying, or am i mixing her up with somebody else

Barry Admin

What the actual fuck is going on in this thread? I'm gonna have to spend my Saturday morning pruning all this shit now.

Barry Admin

Done.

1) I don't mind the odd bit of whimsy, in CC, but this subforum is primarily for serious discussion of comedy, and for treating the artform with respect.  "You can't tell jokes in here, this is the comedy forum" - basically, yeah.  Don't overwhelm threads with whimsy please, as has happened in the Russell Brand thread - go and start a new one in GB or HS Art. 

2) There is to be no kind of sexist or bigoted shit on here, at all.  I don't care how ironic you think you're being. 

3) please use the "report to moderator" function.

Back on topic now please.

The Bumlord

Quote from: Barry Admin on October 07, 2023, 10:41:27 AMWhat the actual fuck is going on in this thread? I'm gonna have to spend my Saturday morning pruning all this shit now.

That's Pruning Doon, 10pm on Channel 4


ollyboro

She's superb as Cathy in 2 Doors Down. Cathy is one of the most hateful, entitled, selfish pisshead arseholes you could imagine, but you can't help but like her.

Norton Canes

Doon Mackichan plays an ascendant religious leader on a desert planet where water is a scarce commodity.

That's... yeah.

The Late Satoru Iwata

#42
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Stoneage Dinosaurs

Was going to say I liked her in Our Friends in the North but thought that some of the nudity was maybe a bit gratuitous, then I realised that was actually Gina McKee. Guess I'm the real sexist

Clive Dogshit

I like how even though Barry had to step in and ask people to stop shitting up the thread, everyone's just carrying on with it. Top work.

Quote from: Clive Dogshit on October 07, 2023, 12:51:20 PMI like how even though Barry had to step in and ask people to stop shitting up the thread, everyone's just carrying on with it. Top work.
My response #13 to a now-deleted post doesn't make sense now, that's the worst thing about it.

Andy147

Quote from: Alternative Carpark on October 07, 2023, 08:34:15 AMEver watched 'Plebs' - sitcom set in Roman times - or 'Two Doors Down' - modern day comedy of manners set in suburban Glasgow? She's a regular in both.

But only for the first 3 series of Plebs (plus a brief appearance in S4E1 to explain why her character doesn't appear again).

The various "Doon/Down" jokes remind me of "Doon Your Way", her Radio 4 sketch show from 1996 - anyone remember that? I don't think I ever heard it but have vague memories of some people being a bit shocked and appalled by its bad language, but SOTCAA liked it.

neveragain

Quote from: Maureen Brontë on October 07, 2023, 12:57:41 PMMy response #13 to a now-deleted post doesn't make sense now, that's the worst thing about it.

Response #26 is a bit out of place too now. But I'm glad I made the cut!

Brundle-Fly

Quote from: holyzombiejesus on October 07, 2023, 08:22:24 AMWasn't she in that Glam Metal Detectives series? Only watched one as it seemed really unfunny.

She's great in that. GMD usually gets a kicking but it  always had some laughs in there among the dross.

Glebe

Quote from: Maureen Brontë on October 07, 2023, 12:22:32 AMCover's a bit crass

Not half as crass as some of the comments ruining this thread.

Barry Admin

Quote from: Glebe on October 07, 2023, 03:34:38 PMNot half as crass as some of the comments ruining this thread.

They've been removed, we can talk about the book now.

Glebe


Egyptian Feast

Quote from: Brundle-Fly on October 07, 2023, 03:19:31 PMShe's great in that. GMD usually gets a kicking but it  always had some laughs in there among the dross.

I'd forgotten she was in GMD until I rewatched the first episode to explain who they were to my partner when they showed up on TOTP as they passed her by completely. I think I only watched one episode when it was on originally, so it hadn't made too much of an impression on me either, but it was a fascinating relic from a time when such a daft and risky concept for a show could get approved with what looks like quite a large budget.

The rips on YouTube sadly don't do it any justice (is it available anywhere in better quality?) but I'll definitely watch the rest at some point.

The highlight of the first episode for me was Betty's Mad Dash, which to those who haven't caught it features Doon as a flapper running wild with the filth in hot pursuit. If the rest of the series turns out to be crap, at least I know there's more of that to look forward to.


Noakes

Quote from: ollyboro on October 07, 2023, 12:14:14 PMShe's superb as Cathy in 2 Doors Down. Cathy is one of the most hateful, entitled, selfish pisshead arseholes you could imagine, but you can't help but like her.

The first series dropped hints there was a great sadness in their marriage over not having children, and it explained her fragile jealousy and drinking and self aggrandising. It got a lot more cartoony as they went on though because she was so obviously the breakout character.

Blue Jam

Quote from: Brundle-Fly on October 07, 2023, 03:19:31 PMShe's great in that. GMD usually gets a kicking but it  always had some laughs in there among the dross.

Saw GMD on an old Top Of The Pops last week! Clean forgot they even did a record.

Art Bear

She's really good as angry Dundonian Shona in Nick Revell's Radio 4 programme in the early 90s.

gilbertharding

Book looks fine. Very interesting, I'm sure.

I completely understand the reason for the words on the cover, and the title. I have to say I understood the meaning of them before they were so helpfully pointed out by @Alternative Carpark, even without having had the benefit of leafing through it in a bookshop.

Doon Mackichan has been good in a large number of comedy shows I have enjoyed. I am certain she has many interesting things to say about this and her views are well worth reading and contemplating.

I notice that my previous, admittedly glib, contribution to the thread was one of the ones deleted.

lauraxsynthesis

Thanks to Baz for stepping in.

Always chuffed to see Doon in stuff. I'm also a Glam Metal Detectives fan, though hands up I'm into whatever Peter Richardson does so.

A few years back there was a very well-cast Twelfth Night at the National Theatre with some gender-switched casting including Tamsin Grieg as "Malvolia" and Doon stealing the show as the Fool. If I remember right, she was Scottish in that too.

There's a fab ep of Carpool with Doon going swimming at the Scottish seaside in the middle of it. I imagine listening to the audiobook of her autobio, which I plan to do, might be a bit like this.

Kankurette

Quote from: Pink Gregory on October 07, 2023, 08:27:21 AMfeels obvious to post the video dating sketches from StP but in terms of quickfire character comedy with almost no setup they're really quite proficient.

"I'm Margaret, I'm 46 and I've never come."

I loved those. Especially Lesley and her HUGE BREASTS.

Pink Gregory

Quote from: Kankurette on October 10, 2023, 06:28:46 PMI loved those. Especially Lesley and her HUGE BREASTS.

the second volume on Youtube starts with Fiona Allen looking uncannily like Bill Hicks.

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