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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Also Known As:

Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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John Cleese appeared as himself in an sketch. In real life, John Cleese was Rowan Atkinson's idol whom inspired him to become a comedian and Atkinson appeared opposite Cleese in some stage production. See more »

Quotes

Gerald, the Gorilla: I went to evening classes.
Prof. Timothy Fielding: Oh, shut up about your bloody evening classes, Gerald!
Gerald, the Gorilla: As Aristotle once said...
[speaks Greek]
Prof. Timothy Fielding: You arrogant little bastard, you're wrecking my life's work! Trampling around the garden... eating daffodils!
Gerald, the Gorilla: I do *not* eat daffodils.
Prof. Timothy Fielding: Well, somebody does, don't they?
Interviewer: Well, I'm afraid that's all we've got time for. Professor, Gerald, thank you very much.
A Daffodil: He bloody does eat daffodils, you know.
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Great Range Of Comedy.
28 August 2001 | by (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

I have recently been watching the repeats of NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS and I've really enjoyed them. I didn't see them the first time around, but I really enjoy the range of subjects that this comedy show embodies. These include music gags, political humour and a whole lot more! The stars include Rown Atkinson, Mel Smith and Griff Rhyss-Jones and if you are a fan of any of these people I would advise you to check out this show. Very enjoyable with a great cast. 8/10


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