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Title: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Thursday on November 04, 2018, 07:12:07 PM
Or have perhaps become real phrases through the ubiquity of people referencing it.

"Mad as a Lorry" saw someone using that and genuinely forgot it was entirely invented for the madometer.
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Post by: magval on November 04, 2018, 08:08:54 PM
I say "proof if proof be need be" too often because I forget it's a nonsense phrase from The Day Today.
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Post by: jobotic on November 04, 2018, 08:19:27 PM
Hatstand. Wibble.
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Post by: Lordofthefiles on November 04, 2018, 09:53:03 PM
"<Jackie Treehorn> treats objects like women"
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Post by: DrGreggles on November 04, 2018, 10:41:32 PM
"You couldn't present a... cat"
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Post by: Bronzy on November 04, 2018, 10:46:26 PM
"You couldn't present a... cat"

"Some of these people have come from Stoke"
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 04, 2018, 11:22:44 PM
"proof if proof be need be"

read this in Dennis from Aufwiedersehn pet voice
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Post by: icehaven on November 05, 2018, 12:32:37 AM
"You people have held me back long enough, I'm going to Clown College."
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Post by: Chollis on November 05, 2018, 01:39:30 AM
It's not a comedy phrase/by a comedian but still a phrase that's replaced the old one for me:

“Fool me once, shame on.... shame on you. Fool me..... you can't get fooled again.”
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Post by: Bingo Fury on November 05, 2018, 02:07:03 AM
Got to be "gay as a window".
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Post by: Maurice Yeatman on November 05, 2018, 02:39:11 AM
I say shazbot instead of shit in front of my niece and nephew. They think I've made it up myself but one day Netflix will show them I'm non-creative garbage.
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Post by: RedRevolver on November 05, 2018, 03:04:41 AM
Moon on a stick.
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Post by: bgmnts on November 05, 2018, 07:51:15 AM
"Bunsen burner, nice little earner".

"You're shit ahh, you're shit ahh, you're shit ahh".

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Post by: AsparagusTrevor on November 05, 2018, 10:07:02 AM
Got to be "gay as a window".

Moon on a stick.

These were the first two that came into my head. Also, "You lying get" comes up often, and I struggle to refrain from singing "That's fucking teamwork" it anyone mentions teamwork.
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Post by: studpuppet on November 05, 2018, 10:16:12 AM
Also, "You lying get" comes up often

I'm sure there's loads of Big Night Out stuff I say without realising it, "Or AM I?!" being one of them.
Probably a lot of Comic Strip ones as well, thinking about it...

Whenever they're on the radio: "The EAGLES! Everybody loves The Eagles!"

Whenever someone in my family wants to play some kind of game, I always reply with, "Not Fatty's game."
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Post by: EOLAN on November 05, 2018, 10:16:36 AM
Anytime people are in a rush in real life or on a programme I always feel compelled to shout "Hurry, Hurry, Hurry" in the voice (and you won't be expecting this) of Michael Palin at the end of the Spanish Inquisition episode as they are rushing to get to the court.
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Post by: AsparagusTrevor on November 05, 2018, 10:18:26 AM
Probably a lot of Comic Strip ones as well, thinking about it...

Whenever they're on the radio: "The EAGLES! Everybody loves The Eagles!"

"I hate the fucking Eagles, man"
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Post by: Bronzy on November 05, 2018, 11:38:26 AM
"Bullshit artist"
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Post by: KennyMonster on November 05, 2018, 12:53:54 PM
I say "proof if proof be need be" too often because I forget it's a nonsense phrase from The Day Today.

I find myself using this at work sometimes.
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Post by: Ornlu on November 05, 2018, 01:23:26 PM
"Great running!"
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Post by: popcorn on November 05, 2018, 01:46:30 PM
Moon on a stick.

This one more or less has entered everyday lexicon, hasn't it? It's even in a Radiohead song (Lotus Flower), and I doubt it was a reference to Lee and Herring.
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Post by: a duncandisorderly on November 05, 2018, 06:07:03 PM
These were the first two that came into my head. Also, "You lying get" comes up often, and I struggle to refrain from singing "That's fucking teamwork" it anyone mentions teamwork.

us smoggies would call each other out on tall stories or exaggerations with "you lying get" when I was a kid on teesside in the 70s. so.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 05, 2018, 07:55:54 PM
Cock, bitch. Cock, bitch, motherfucker.
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on November 05, 2018, 08:01:13 PM
us smoggies would call each other out on tall stories or exaggerations with "you lying get" when I was a kid on teesside in the 70s. so.
On the other end of the A66, they take great pride in being fibbing gits, hence having the annual "World's Biggest Liar" competition.

Or am I lying about that?
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Post by: Bronzy on November 05, 2018, 09:28:58 PM
"I'm using me fables"
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Post by: a duncandisorderly on November 06, 2018, 10:03:31 AM
On the other end of the A66, they take great pride in being fibbing gits, hence having the annual "World's Biggest Liar" competition.

Or am I lying about that?

you wouldn't let it lie...
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Post by: Lordofthefiles on November 07, 2018, 01:02:18 PM

"I'm not the kinda person to say atoadaso, but you know what?, A-fuckin-toadaso"
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Post by: king_tubby on November 07, 2018, 01:26:23 PM
'You shitty shoe bastard'
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 07, 2018, 03:08:43 PM
"I'm not the kinda person to say atoadaso, but you know what?, A-fuckin-toadaso"

Worst case Ontario.
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Post by: H-O-W-L on November 07, 2018, 03:45:45 PM
"Babytown Frolics" and "Shantytown situation" to describe scenarios.
Also it's hardly direct comedy but because of the video game Payday 2 I always go "Shoite" instead of "Shit" when saying it in reaction to something because I always play the Irish lass or the Aussie, both of whom do exactly that. It gets me weird looks.
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Post by: kalowski on November 07, 2018, 05:36:40 PM
The phrases that pop into mind regularly include:

"You've got nice tits... Denise."

"Who wants to shag Bamber Gascgoine? Not even Mrs Gascgoine."

"It made me laugh." "I agree. It made me laugh. A lot."

"Have you ever noticed...?"

"I'm doing it, I'm doing it!"

"Bleeding radiators!"

"Not being rude. I'm being funny."

I watched that Coogan video a lot when I was younger.
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Post by: jobotic on November 07, 2018, 05:54:37 PM
I say "I'm doing it I'm doing it" in Duncan Thickett's voice a few times a week.

I also always say "I'll have two from the top and one from the bottom" before engaging in sex .
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Post by: Jumblegraws on November 07, 2018, 06:09:48 PM
A girl at work picked up the phrase “it’s a pain in the padded ass” from an ex and didn’t realise it was a makes-more-sense-in-context line from Mrs Doubtfire
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Post by: kalowski on November 07, 2018, 08:51:00 PM
I say "I'm doing it I'm doing it" in Duncan Thickett's voice a few times a week.

I also always say "I'll have two from the top and one from the bottom" before engaging in sex .
Ha ha.

Occasionally, when I'm happy I shout out "Stockport Viaduct!" or "Rochdale Multi storey car park!" But if I do the latter I can't help following it with, "But who's this hiding here. It's our old friend, Barry White." (Not the singer, but an orphans of the same name).
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Post by: purlieu on November 08, 2018, 09:03:26 PM
Several times I've spoken about 'Peter's Mad Thoughts' before realising that, actually, not many people have read the Fist of Fun book, and won't know what the fuck I'm talking about.

Another 'proof if proof be need be' here too.
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Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on November 08, 2018, 11:39:49 PM
‘The Rise of the Idiots’
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Post by: neveragain on November 09, 2018, 11:11:48 AM
Tree fiddy.
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Post by: Dannyhood91 on November 09, 2018, 11:24:23 AM
Gay as a window
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Post by: AsparagusTrevor on November 09, 2018, 12:36:11 PM
Tree fiddy.
That's one that seems to have transcended South Park, along with "that makes me a sad panda" which I've heard said by people I know don't watch the show.
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Post by: Better Midlands on November 09, 2018, 03:12:01 PM
I'm pretty sure "moon on a stick" was around long before Lee & Herring.

Someone could Mandela me otherwise though.
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Post by: popcorn on November 10, 2018, 11:52:57 AM
I'm pretty sure "moon on a stick" was around long before Lee & Herring.

Someone could Mandela me otherwise though.

Now I want to know. Can anyone find an earlier instance?
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Post by: DrGreggles on November 10, 2018, 07:14:48 PM
I'd always assumed it was something from Herring's schooldays. He was never shy about mining that for material.
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Post by: FredNurke on November 11, 2018, 02:35:19 AM
'To ask / cry for the moon' has been around for a long time, but I can't find any instances of 'moon on a stick' before 1996, when it shows up in largely self-conscious contexts in a number of UK Usenet groups. If Lee and Herring didn't actually coin it, they're certainly responsible for popularising it.
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Post by: New Jack on November 11, 2018, 02:47:52 AM
I assume Popcorn did look themselves, buuut I did find an amusing Italian question about the meaning of the phrase. They have something similar, about wanting the moon.

But aye, the stick part. Nowt. No etymologies or owt. It's Lee and Herring. Unless it's super obscure, but I love googling idioms to see what the hell they meant originally, just seems there's nothing more to find on moon on a stick.

Ergo wanting to know its full history is like wanting the moon on a stick!... Soz.
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Post by: The Boston Crab on November 11, 2018, 07:39:09 AM
That's one that seems to have transcended South Park, along with "that makes me a sad panda" which I've heard said by people I know don't watch the show.

Ah, that's where that sad panda thing comes from. If only I'd known before beheading and burning them all.
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Post by: kalowski on November 11, 2018, 07:54:35 AM
Not a stick but...
(https://i.etsystatic.com/14894623/r/il/3771f7/1217974333/il_570xN.1217974333_6nrq.jpg)
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Post by: olliebean on November 11, 2018, 11:16:03 AM
'To ask / cry for the moon' has been around for a long time, but I can't find any instances of 'moon on a stick' before 1996, when it shows up in largely self-conscious contexts in a number of UK Usenet groups. If Lee and Herring didn't actually coin it, they're certainly responsible for popularising it.

Sweeney Todd (Sondheim, 1979) has "Had her chance for the moon on a string." I expect the phrase "moon on a string" has been around longer than that (the line in It's a Wonderful Life alluded to by the above cartoon seems to reference the idea), although that's the earliest example I can find with a perfunctory Google.

I assume Lee and/or Herring either mis-remembered the phrase having heard it in their youth, or (more likely) altered it to make it funnier (we all know that timeless rule of comedy, that words with a "k" sound in them are funnier, right?)
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Post by: Replies From View on November 11, 2018, 11:28:40 AM
“Hello, I am David Dimbleby.”
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Post by: clarkgwent on November 11, 2018, 11:40:49 AM
Has anyone any idea where to see that "Lee and Herring meet Moon Unit Zappa" interview?

She looks mighty perplexed by that phrase, if memory serves.

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Post by: popcorn on November 11, 2018, 04:19:52 PM
I assume Popcorn did look themselves

In fact I did, though not very hard. The best clue I could find was an Urban Dictionary entry saying that Lee and Herring "popularised" it. Which still doesn't mean they didn't invent it.

And aye, there are lots of moon-related idioms of similar meaning, but it's the stick we need.
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Post by: popcorn on November 11, 2018, 04:21:13 PM
Here's one I'm wondering about at the moment: does "dicks in the wind" originate with the movie JFK?

"Khrushchev sent the missiles to resist the invasion, Kennedy refused to invade and we were standing out there with our dicks in the wind."

It feels like something I've heard a lot, but when you google "dicks in the wind" you mainly get JFK clips.
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Post by: popcorn on November 11, 2018, 04:40:03 PM
BOMBSHELL

Just asked Richard Herring on Twitter if they invented "moon on a stick" and he said "We didn't. It was an existing phrase."
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Post by: olliebean on November 11, 2018, 07:02:11 PM
Which doesn't rule out the possibility that they were misremembering "moon on a string."
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Post by: Better Midlands on November 11, 2018, 07:07:40 PM
Which doesn't rule out the possibility that they were misremembering "moon on a string."

Follow this link and it references a 1994 biography of Billie Holiday written by a guy from Wisconsin born in 1940.

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/moon_on_a_stick
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Post by: DrGreggles on December 03, 2018, 08:27:07 AM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this but, now I've had my coffee, I've just seen a quick reply email I'd sent about an hour ago to someone called Bob which was sitting atop my 'Sent' folder.

(https://i.imgur.com/TOdxfpY.jpg)

Like I said, I hadn't had my coffee...
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Post by: Lordofthefiles on December 03, 2018, 09:55:13 AM
"That's the kind of guy I am"

- Kirk St Moritz off of Dear John (...and me whenever someone points out that I'm being obnoxious or suchlike).
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Post by: Norton Canes on December 03, 2018, 10:53:42 AM
"Ooh, pardon!" (or rather, I forget it's from a spoof comedian and not a real one)
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Post by: Huxleys Babkins on December 03, 2018, 12:19:08 PM
"As soon as is likely" from the Mr Dalliard "brothels" sketch. I use it all the time without thinking. Nobody ever picks up on it.
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Post by: ASFTSN on December 03, 2018, 12:32:48 PM
Not so much aren't real phrases, but ones that enter my head as standard figures of speech all the time.

"There's something wrong!" as screamed by Dan Ashcroft at the crowd of baying Idiots at the end of that Nathan Barley episode.

"That don't matter. None of this matters." as dejectedly muttered by Carl Brutananadilewski. Works in so many situations in my life.

"Never talk to your neighbours. They're all NUTTERS." - Vince Clark, 15 Storey's High

and of course....

"Pissing's just horseplay"
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on December 03, 2018, 01:28:15 PM
As others i'm sure have mentioned on here previously, I am fond of describing people as "scum, subhuman scum," which may come across as judgemental to non-Partridge liking types (scum, subhuman scum).
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Post by: Dr Trouser on December 03, 2018, 02:20:19 PM
I use the phrase "i'll nick your brylcreamed arsehole sunshine!" a lot, and in a wide variety of contexts, and my wife now uses it as well.

I cannot remember for the life of me where it's from - something to do with a policeman shouting at a ne'er do well - but it is ingrained in  the Trouser household lexicon
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Post by: Bennett Brauer on December 03, 2018, 02:45:54 PM
I use the phrase "i'll nick your brylcreamed arsehole sunshine!" a lot, and in a wide variety of contexts, and my wife now uses it as well.

I cannot remember for the life of me where it's from - something to do with a policeman shouting at a ne'er do well - but it is ingrained in  the Trouser household lexicon

Jonathan Creek?
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Post by: Dr Trouser on December 03, 2018, 03:42:59 PM
fucking hell yes! it appears so - shouted by George from George and Mildred apparently

Not really a comedy was it though Johnathan Creek?
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Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 03, 2018, 03:49:27 PM
I used "equals pequals" in conversation the other day. Thought it sounded a bit odd said out loud before it dawned on me this was Jez and Mark's version of "even Stevens" and not in common usage. My colleague either knew their Peep Show or were too polite/bored to ask.
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Post by: kngen on December 03, 2018, 03:55:44 PM
'Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult'
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Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on December 03, 2018, 03:58:51 PM
‘The hottest weather since weather began.’
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Post by: biggytitbo on December 03, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
‘The hottest weather since weather began.’

I used Ollies 'A lot of weather we've been having lately!' quite a lot.
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Post by: Chollis on December 03, 2018, 04:11:15 PM
Me and most of my family use 'Scorchio, scorchio'  when it's hot. That's well racist now isn't it
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Post by: The Lurker on December 03, 2018, 04:17:56 PM
"There's your answer, Fishbulb"

I once said that to a friend who doesn't like The Simpsons (I know, right?) and got a very puzzled look.
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Post by: kalowski on December 03, 2018, 06:09:14 PM
As others i'm sure have mentioned on here previously, I am fond of describing people as "scum, subhuman scum," which may come across as judgemental to non-Partridge liking types (scum, subhuman scum).
Such a funny line, but I too have discovered that use of this line is audience specific.
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Post by: mojo filters on December 03, 2018, 06:18:05 PM
Such a funny line, but I too have discovered that use of this line is audience specific.

I agree it is audience specific. I'd go further to say it's Partridge specific, because you need the Alan context to appreciate the specific misanthropic context in which it was originally used.

Otherwise it just sounds like an absurdly inappropriate criticism!
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Post by: yesitsme on December 04, 2018, 09:53:29 AM
Can't believe no one has said 'What if your arm bursts?' yet.  I always use that in 'what if...' scenarios.

Yes, all the Cooganisms above, I'd say 'I'm doing it! I'm doing it' is the most popular one.  I'm sure people who hear it know it's from something.  At least I hope they do.

Lots of Simpsons ones.  Perhaps the most used is 'Cornsnaggit'.  Grandpa Simpson says it a lot but I use it if I stub my toe on something.

From Python 'Whining hypocritical toadies' gets a good few outings as do 'Oh no 'es snuffed it!' and 'No, no I've got enough swimming pools already thanks' from Spitting Image.

Me and my dad will also slip in a 'He's his own best friend' when we're describing someone.
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Post by: Norton Canes on December 04, 2018, 10:07:15 AM
"Ooh, pardon!!"

At least, I have to keep reminding myself it's a comedy pastiche of a comedy phrase
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Post by: Pingers on December 04, 2018, 10:10:56 AM
Moon on a stick.

I used this just yesterday, and had entirely forgotten that it's not a 'real' expression. No wonder my work colleague looked at me a bit odd.
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Post by: Pingers on December 04, 2018, 10:17:47 AM
Me and most of my family use 'Scorchio, scorchio'  when it's hot. That's well racist now isn't it

And its corollory - "Cumulonimbus!" Lots of Fast Show ones have entered my vernacular. Now we're in December I'm looking forward to saying "Turkey? It's just a fat bastard chicken!!" quite a lot.
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Post by: Noodle Lizard on December 04, 2018, 10:31:19 AM
I say "proof if proof be need be" too often because I forget it's a nonsense phrase from The Day Today.

Yeah this one.  It’s a really bad habit, and I’m sure one that has caused people to silently judge me.
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Post by: yesitsme on December 04, 2018, 10:56:03 AM
"Ooh, pardon!!"

At least, I have to keep reminding myself it's a comedy pastiche of a comedy phrase

Don't know if you saw last nights FA Cup draw but every time yer Paul Inces of this world pulled a ball out of the bag he'd make an 'Oooh, pardon!' noise.

Do you want Fanny or do you want the Guv'nor?

I think it's from the Every Which Way films but we also enjoy a good 'My arrrrrrrrrrrse!'
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Post by: kalowski on December 04, 2018, 06:48:22 PM
"100 shovels? That'd be good."
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Post by: Mobius on December 04, 2018, 11:38:32 PM
Another Partridge one, referring to sweaty hands as ‘palm piss’
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Post by: mrpupkin on December 05, 2018, 11:37:06 AM
The worth of boast worlds
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Post by: weaseldust on December 05, 2018, 01:04:25 PM
"not bloody likely!" from seinfeld
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cx8jpyM5Vsw
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Post by: mojo filters on December 06, 2018, 04:00:55 AM
Lessor babka...plus in an even more unusual coincidence, I rarely pay for American baked goods that can be easily liberated from the elderly!
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Post by: Mobius on December 06, 2018, 04:01:40 AM
Prognosis negatiiive!
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Post by: græskar on December 06, 2018, 07:22:16 AM
"Oh my god, it's the last days of Rome" (Peep Show)
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Post by: zomgmouse on December 06, 2018, 09:48:47 AM
Terrible man. Terrible man. Terrible terrible terrible man.
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Post by: up_the_hampipe on December 06, 2018, 10:00:28 AM
Reece Shearsmith's delivery of "oh yeah, I hadn't thought of that" in Spaced became an ongoing insult with my circle of friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY8311Q1KJ8
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Post by: SteveDave on December 06, 2018, 11:19:19 AM
"Oh this is a saga now!"
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Post by: zomgmouse on December 06, 2018, 11:25:22 AM
IN THIS HOUSE...
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Post by: Autopsy Turvey on December 06, 2018, 12:12:05 PM
Whenever anyone is labouring a point that has already been sufficiently made and understood, or if something's going on that I'm not very keen on continuing, I've been known to say "Are we going up to Z on this?" I've said it so many times I forgot where it came from, and when the KMKY CDs were reprinted last year I got a wallop of a laugh hearing it in its original context.

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Post by: SteveDave on December 06, 2018, 12:48:08 PM
"Is that it? Happy New Year!"
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 06, 2018, 12:49:12 PM
"Stop getting Bond wrong!"

Can be used in other outbutsts relating to different subject matter. ie:- "Stop getting Who wrong!" or "Stop getting tea wrong!" or "Stop getting comedy phrases you forget aren't real phrases thread wrong!"
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Post by: Thursday on December 06, 2018, 11:30:48 PM
"Stop getting comedy phrases you forget aren't real phrases thread wrong!"

I started it, and I'm not sure what it's supposed to be tbf
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 07, 2018, 01:08:12 AM
I started it, and I'm not sure what it's supposed to be tbf

Just a throwaway rule of three gag , not a dig at your OP.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: ColinPopshed on December 16, 2018, 09:46:18 PM
If anyone ever says “six months” my internalised response is “SIX MONTHS??! TO RAISE MONEY FOR A JAM FESTIVAL ISN’T THAT RATHER STUPID?”

But there’s only a few people I know who I could actually say it to.
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Post by: studpuppet on December 17, 2018, 01:34:29 PM
I've just been looking for a bit of Alas Smith & Jones (the cabaret duo at the end) when I stumbled across this and realise that I still say, "An' all that an' everything else" frequently to this day.

https://youtu.be/KapoBy-zNQo?t=5 (https://youtu.be/KapoBy-zNQo?t=5)
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on December 19, 2018, 11:11:35 PM
'The audience are like ginger in my hands.'
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: trabuch on January 09, 2019, 02:54:03 AM
"Of that, there's no doubt."  I fear I say it way too much, and probably with a Partridge lilt, without any sense of where it comes from. (Is it the radio show?)

Also "proof if proof be need be" - I know where that comes from, but with no sense that some other people may not.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Mobius on January 09, 2019, 03:55:30 AM
I think it’s from the Smelly Alan Fartridge hypnosis bit in KMKY radio show?
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: McQ on January 09, 2019, 03:12:25 PM
If anyone ever says “six months” my internalised response is “SIX MONTHS??! TO RAISE MONEY FOR A JAM FESTIVAL ISN’T THAT RATHER STUPID?”

But there’s only a few people I know who I could actually say it to.

I have this with eighteen months (and the boardroom drugs sketch from Brass Eye). I also enjoy balancing a lighter on its end, very deliberately.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: bgmnts on January 09, 2019, 03:20:16 PM
"In off the red".
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: RedRevolver on January 09, 2019, 05:26:28 PM
"<Jackie Treehorn> treats objects like women"

Related:

"NEVER FUCKING ROLL ON THE SHABBAT!"

and

"Say what you want about National Socialism, at least it's an ethos." It's funny AND true.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: St_Eddie on January 09, 2019, 05:36:53 PM
"NEVER FUCKING ROLL ON THE SHABBAT!"

"SHOMER FUCKING SHABBOS" is a phrase which has been rattling around in my head for the past couple of days.  Thinking about it, I don't think that a single week goes by where at least one quote from The Big Lewbowski doesn't enter my mind.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: The Culture Bunker on January 09, 2019, 05:49:16 PM
A friend of mine is partnered up with a lady called Catherine, and whenever he mentions her, part of me wants to respond with "Oh, Catherine! You're so BLOODY HEAVY!" from Adam and Joe's toy parody of 'The English Patient'.

Probably a few from those, actually, such as "you little tin twat!"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: kalowski on January 09, 2019, 07:31:03 PM
Related:

"NEVER FUCKING ROLL ON THE SHABBAT!"

and

"Say what you want about National Socialism, at least it's an ethos." It's funny AND true.
A friend and I have this exchange on a regular basis
Hey, I'm not messing with your special lady.

She's not my special lady... she's my fucking lady friend. I'm just helping her conceive.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: magval on January 09, 2019, 07:36:00 PM
I think it’s from the Smelly Alan Fartridge hypnosis bit in KMKY radio show?

It is, but he also says it in one of the sports reports in On The Hour and I think a few other times in the early 'canon'. It's one of those stealth catchphrases, like Lee and Herring's "sorry, I didn't think".

Trabuch and I must be a lot alike, as I say "of that there's no doubt" AND "proof if proof be need be" probably every week.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: DrGreggles on January 09, 2019, 07:44:13 PM
The passive/aggressive way he says, "It's a good idea, I agree with it." is superb.

It's so obvious that he has been overruled at some point and forced to say it, but that backstory only exists due to Coogan's delivery of those 8 words.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: McQ on January 10, 2019, 03:57:36 PM
Oh, two from Spaced...

In response to a question about what I think of something: "I like them, I think they're good."

When I want to tell someone to go somewhere: "Go there."

Oh, and from Withnail & I..

"Alright here?"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: jobotic on January 10, 2019, 04:06:15 PM
Saying "I AGREE" in a heavy Welsh accent, like John Thomson in the foyer in the Steve Coogan video.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: kalowski on January 10, 2019, 06:05:49 PM
Saying "I AGREE" in a heavy Welsh accent, like John Thomson in the foyer in the Steve Coogan video.
Scouse accent! I also do this, as well as "TOO UNREALISTIC!"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Cuellar on January 10, 2019, 06:24:02 PM
"More testicles means more iron"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: jobotic on January 10, 2019, 08:04:26 PM
Scouse accent! I also do this, as well as "TOO UNREALISTIC!"

Is it? God I'm getting everything wrong on here recently. I haven't seen it for years.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: wooly on January 13, 2019, 02:39:09 PM
"Ooer, sounds a bit rude!"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Dusty Substance on January 16, 2019, 03:56:34 AM

"Get out of that one, Rommel" from the chess episode of Bottom.

Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Lordofthefiles on January 16, 2019, 02:12:54 PM
"I come like the falls"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 26, 2019, 02:02:13 PM
'A wank, I think.'
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 27, 2019, 09:04:14 PM
Pronouncing Pernod as 'pur-nod' like they do in Bottom.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Cuellar on January 27, 2019, 09:16:35 PM
"Bring back our plucky paedophiles"
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on January 28, 2019, 07:17:24 AM
"Fuck Off, you cunt."
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on January 28, 2019, 12:19:32 PM
Just used the phrase "mad as a snake" at work to a bemused audience before remembering it was from People Like Us.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: mojo filters on January 28, 2019, 12:41:14 PM
Similarly, I've reflexively agreed that "I love pubs on the way back" to some bemusement at my Roy Mallard inflection!
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: DrGreggles on January 28, 2019, 12:58:37 PM
"Oh, you meaty hero!"

Just had my lunchtime gyros delivered.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: The Culture Bunker on January 28, 2019, 06:10:58 PM
Do often have to stop myself from quoting Richie Richard after asking someone what they were doing and getting a reply - "thank heavens for that, I thought you were masturbating again".

Maybe I should and one day hope for a "actually, sorry, I am".
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 28, 2019, 07:23:31 PM
I've always wondered if I could get anywhere with 'tell me, do you use Timotei?'.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Darles Chickens on January 29, 2019, 02:43:58 AM
I always pronounce it "Brocco-lye" like in the undertaker sketch from Monty Python.  Never gets old (for me).

Hardly not a real phrase, but I can't help but add Am I riiiiight? after I've said something bold or opinionated.  My wife never replies "You're not wrong", but then she doesn't even know what an Alan Partridge is, let alone seen one of.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 29, 2019, 11:27:10 AM
What are we watching? [/Father Stack]

whenever I enter a room and the TV is on.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 29, 2019, 01:48:55 PM
What are we watching? [/Father Stack]

whenever I enter a room and the TV is on.

I just start blasting cutty ranks' limb by limb.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 29, 2019, 05:41:18 PM
And you're probably imagining him without his shorts on.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: petrilTanaka on January 29, 2019, 07:27:37 PM
Oh, two from Spaced...

In response to a question about what I think of something: "I like them, I think they're good."

there's also the very similar version done by Simon Quinlank. probably just stick to the Spaced one for safety.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 29, 2019, 07:39:20 PM
'and then I gave him the millimetre tread for good measure.
Title: Re: Comedy Phrases you forget aren't real phrases
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on January 29, 2019, 11:25:06 PM
You sick little puppy!