British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.
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 Various Roles (28 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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Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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Mel Smith provided the voice of the daffodil in the Gerald the Gorilla sketch. 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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A brilliant show
30 October 2002 | by (England, UK) – See all my reviews

This show was so funny. I especially liked the toilet sketch involving the assistant and the weird bloke trying to design a bathroom for the weird bloke and all he ever puts in it is a toilet. that was the best sketch ever.

De niro 2001, you really need to lighten up, not all the sketches involved plane crashes. Only about 2 or 3 did. the rest of the sketches were just funny things about everyday life. The humour isn't in the plane crash, it's how they edited together two completely different news stories and made them look relevent. People weren't sitting at home saying "Hahahaha look at those people on that plane dying". The thing is, if they did have to acknowledge the fact those people died, they would have done it in a funny sketch anyway. like they did when they had complaints about a (stuffed) hedgehog being run over. for god sake it was stuffed. they didn't ask the local nature reserve for a fresh hedgehog to run over but anyway they then did an apology the following week involving them saying "We probably exibited less pain to hedgehogs per-say than whoever it is who goes around stuffing them". Anyway, sorry about all this writing but this show was just great and i'll love it forever. Overall 10 out of 10.


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