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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After the sketch comedy show ended, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones went on to have their own sketch comedy show Alas Smith & Jones (1984). 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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Two Lions in Congress
4 December 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sure, this was the funniest show ever. Right up until 'Kids in the Hall,' anyway, which gave NTNON about ten years reign. Do you realise NTNON was the first comedy troupe to make fun of ABBA? Respect is due. If you can picture Mel Smith dressed like Agnetha, you get the idea... And if it comes easily to your mind, I raise an eyebrow at you.

Just a young lad when this show was on-air, I was glued to the tv set like wet toilet paper.

Nowadays NTNON's humour seems fairly commonplace. But NTNON was the first to mock the MGM logo by zooming out on the roaring lion to show him mounting a female. Since this is done routinely in comedy now, the impact is lost. But at the time, it was mind-blowingly irreverent. And since this was the first time I had ever seen sex, it was also educational.






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