British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

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Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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After the final show broadcast on 8 March 1982, Rowan Atkinson starred in a new historic sitcom "The Black Adder", which Atkinson co-wrote with Richard Curtis. Pamela Stevenson co-starred opposite Christopher Reeve in 1983's "Superman III" and both Mel Smith and Griff-Rhys Jones went on to do their own sketch comedy show "Smith and Jones" which premiered in 1984 and ran until 1998. See more »

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Classic satire!!
29 April 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

When I went to school in Denmark the greatest joy was to recite the surreal dialog from the team behind Not the Nine o'clock News with my mates. Granted, some of the more malicious jokes must have appealed more to the younger audience than grown-ups with true knowledge of famine and war - but on the whole - it was the greatest introduction to British society and language usage next to Monty Python. Some of the gags were so classical - I've never forgotten them: The court sketch with the judge and the lawyers arguing over how to prenounce "alibi" or the smash-hit-music-video "Good video - shame about the song - oh oh" with the title repeated again and again while all effort was put into making a state of the art video worthy of MTV. I do hope that the DVD will be released in Denmark too - it's classic fun from the eighties! :0D


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