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Started by George White, July 23, 2022, 11:40:20 PM
Quote from: Bennett Brauer on July 24, 2022, 05:40:39 PMJason could have unwittingly stopped Steve Martin from being in two unfunny movies. Writer Bernard McKenna, who worked with Jason on The Odd Job, tried and failed to get the rights to Inspector Clouseau as a permanent vehicle for Jason. They ended up writing The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs for him instead. Similar kind of comedy incompetence setpieces.
Quote from: bigfatheart on July 24, 2022, 06:09:05 PMI know the CaB consensus is that he's confused Father Ted with Father Brown, but when this has come up before I've developed a couple of alternative theories as to what might have happened which, perhaps, make him look a bit less like a doddery confused old cunt.1. Maybe there was another sitcom about a priest in the works around the same time as Father Ted, and it was offered to him? He wasn't interested, so he turned it down - possibly dismissed it out of hand without even seeing a script - and then, when Father Ted comes on, he thinks "Oh, that must be that priest show they wanted me to do."2. It's a matter of record that Channel 4 weren't keen on casting Morgan et al because of them being unknowns in the UK. Maybe they sounded Jason out behind Mathews and the other one's backs, hoping he'd say yes and they could use this to keep their inexperienced and presumably now starstruck writers in line. Except he knocks them back, and they reluctantly agree to give this Morgan fella a go. This never gets back to Mathews and the other one, hence why it never got mentioned until Del Boy had a book out.I mean, those are 100% two scenarios I've completely made up, but the fact that David Jason claimed to have been offered the role of Father Ted when that very definitely didn't happen is something that has fascinated me for a while and occupies far too much of my brain.
Quote from: bigfatheart on July 24, 2022, 06:09:05 PMI know the CaB consensus is that he's confused Father Ted with Father Brown, but when this has come up before I've developed a couple of alternative theories as to what might have happened which, perhaps, make him look a bit less like a doddery confused old cunt.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on July 24, 2022, 06:45:46 PMSir David certainly has the acting chops
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on July 24, 2022, 06:45:46 PMYou can imagine him saying to the sole writer of Father Ted, Arthur Mathews, "I'm sorry I don't understand why playing this dreary record at the disco...Ghost Town, is it? over and over again is particularly funny. Maybe, he could be playing bagpipes badly or something instead.
Quote from: Jake Thingray on July 24, 2022, 06:59:47 PMAnd as he was already the Great British Wally Public's favourite by then, he'd have been a bit too mainstream for how C4 was then still perceived.
Quote from: kalowski on July 24, 2022, 09:37:19 PMI used to be his milkman. He used to piss in the bottles and leave them out for me.
Quote from: badaids on July 25, 2022, 12:42:59 PMDavid Jason was successfully cast for the supporting role of Karposi's Sarcoma, but after lobbying was eventually selected to play AIDS
Quote from: Autopsy Turvey on July 25, 2022, 12:22:42 PMI heard from a colleague of a colleague of a mate's mate's colleague that when they brought Danger Mouse back they got Sir David Jason OBE in to read for both DM and the narrator, but amazingly he sounded too old and slow for the frantic pace of modern kids' TV.
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