Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

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

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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

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Also Known As:

Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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After the sketch comedy show ended. Mel Smith and Griff-Rhys Jones went on to have their own sketch comedy show "Smith & Jones" which ran from 1984 - 1998. See more »

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Buyer: [looking at scaled down model of bathroom set with toilet and shower on the scene] A shower isn't as much use as a toilet is it? Well let's stick another toilet in there then!
Salesperson: But you've already got one sir!
[pause]
Salesperson: How about this heating rack? It can go just here...
Buyer: For drying towels and things?
Salesperson: That's right, yes.
Buyer: A heating rack isn't as much use as a toilet is it, really?
Salesperson: [laughing] Well, I suppose not, no...
Buyer: [takes out rack] , well let's put a toilet there then!
[puts toilet in in its place]
[...]
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Classic sketches, even if you can't remember the '80s
8 August 2000 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

The reason that NTNON isn't remembered as much as it could be is the sheer topicality of many of the sketches. The company bosses acceding to the increasingly outrageous demands of the Union bosses - "and his daughter to be phased in at a later date" - are still funny, but were probably funnier still at the time. Of course, there are plenty of other sketches that don't require a full knowledge of Britain in the early Thatcher years to appreciate, and if you ever get the chance, it's worth catching them.

And the songs are still brilliant. Altogether now - " I Like Trucking"


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