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US sketch shows doing 'British' sketches

Started by George White, June 09, 2024, 05:22:47 PM

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McChesney Duntz

Another SNL sketch (TRIGGER WARNING: contains Russell Brand):

And another - this is extremely well-made, combining the impulse that led to the great Documentary Now! series with Fred Armisen's deep love of first-wave Britpunk:

Hell, while we're here, let's check out Ian Rubbish's return to the show for Armisen, Hader and Jason Sudeikis' last show as cast members - not really comedy (and definitely not a TOTP spoof), but very sweet with some cool surprise guests:

Famous Mortimer

Bill Hader is one of those Emperor's new clothes people for me. Just don't get it.


Quote from: Famous Mortimer on June 11, 2024, 07:49:03 PMBill Hader is one of those Emperor's new clothes people for me. Just don't get it.

If you haven't watched BARRY, I cannot recommend it enough. Up there with Better Call Saul and the Sopranos. If you're not on Team Hader after watching that, it's never gonna happen

Famous Mortimer

Not Bill Hader! What the balls am I talking about? Fred Armisen is the one I don't get, Hader is great.

George White

Same. I like Hader, but Armisen I can't stand.

George White

Kermit doing Newley. https://youtu.be/_d9oCb1NIIk?t=204

Richard Harris on Ed Sullivan doing Camelot in a castle set.

Not a British sketch, but this performance of Didn't We on Sullivan is CSO-tastic.

From the Rothschilds musical

An excerpt from Pickwick reversioned as a sketch on Sullivan, with Sir Harry and Roy surrounded by NY theatrical types @spam.

A genuinely British sketch
Weird to think people in butfuc, Idaho in 1964 heard Oddie's singing.

Weird to see Luke, Ronnie, John, Ciaran and Barney in an 'Irish pub' (ie CBS Studios) in that gaudy early NTSC colour one associates with Dark Shadows, Laugh-In, Sesame Street and Sid and Marty Krofft. 
Also that I'm older than Luke Kelly was, then.

George White

- Lawrence Welk Show (ABC, 1955 -1971)

From the LAWRENCE WELK show (Syndi. 1971-1981).

Pearly queen shite involving the Lord Mayor's show.

George White

https://youtu.be/bKgmGfT6HZA?t=96 - Lawrence Welk Dr Dollitle sketch from The Lawrence Welk Show (1968, ABC)

https://youtu.be/VGkDg6560KA?t=2828 Unconvincing outback sketch in Lawrence Welk Show (1967, ABC)

https://youtu.be/VGkDg6560KA?t=3108 Harry Lauder pastiche from Aladdin Palante (yes, that's hisname) from Lawrence Welk Show (1967, ABC) 

�Lauder  did work on BBC Radio Scotland later in life, and appeared in the 1927 Huntingtower with Moore Marriott, the first Paramount film made in Britain.

From the same ep - Proto-Foster and Allen-ery https://youtu.be/VGkDg6560KA?t=1898


Weird parody thing - a fake TV show about British big game hunters - https://youtu.be/VGkDg6560KA?t=2265

Welk's radio show was on AFN, which was received in Ireland. No UK TV airings bar guest shots.