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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Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis came up with the idea for a historical sitcom during work on the show, which became "The Blackadder". See more »

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Prof. Timothy Fielding: I didn't see the point of him writing letters, I mean they either ate them or wiped their bottoms on them.
Gerald, the Gorilla: Look, I know you've never got on with my mother.
Prof. Timothy Fielding: Well, she didn't exactly like me either, did she?
Gerald, the Gorilla: She got on perfectly well with David Attenborough.
Prof. Timothy Fielding: David Attenborough! All I ever hear is David bloody Attenborough!
Gerald, the Gorilla: Let's leave Dave out of this.
Prof. Timothy Fielding: Oh, shut up and have a banana!
Gerald, the Gorilla: All right, then, I will.
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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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