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Smith & Jones (TV Series 1984–1998) Poster

(1984–1998)

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In the "Swiss News" sketch. Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones reactions were genuine, as they nearly cracked up, which was unintentional and was not in the script.
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The show's title is a parody of the title of an American TV series, Alias Smith and Jones (1971).
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Mel Smith passed away on 19th July 2013, 14 years and 9 months after the sketch comedy show ended on 14th October 1998.
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones wanted to keep the show in the tradition of "Not the 9 O'Clock News", the BBC sketch comedy show which the comedy duo appeared in together as regular performance and for which launched their careers.
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones worked on their 1985 film "Morons from Outer Space" between the 1984 and 1985 seasons of the show.
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For the "Sword of Kagnazax" sketch. Mel Smith wore a muscular body suit for the Conan-like Flagor the Barbarian.
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Between the 8th and 9th season. Mel Smith directed 1997's "Bean" starring Rowan Atkinson as the iconic British comedy character Mr. Bean. Rowan Atkinson was a regular performer on "Not the 9 O'clock News" which starred Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones.
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The "Police Interrogation" sketch was voted one of "Smith and Jones's funniest sketches".
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For the 10th and final season. The show was credited in the closing credits as "Smith and Jones 1998".
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The sketch which Mel Smith kisses Griff Rhys-Jones was voted "One of Smith and Jone's funniest sketches".
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The "Scottish Lighthouse" sketch was voted "One of Smith and Jones's funniest sketches".
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Smith and Jones were called "The Two Ronnies of the Eighties". Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones had mocked Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett in a "Two Ronnies" parody sketch in "Not the 9 O'clock News".
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The sketch which Smith and Jones discuss about The Beatles was voted online as "Mel Smith's No. 1 finest comedy moment" on July 20th, 2013, in memoriam of Mel Smith whom died the day before on July 19th.
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In the show, Mel Smith is the guy everybody likes, whilst Griff Rhys-Jones is the guy everybody dislikes.
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones parodied their recurring conversation sketch in a BBC advert, which Mel Smith morphed into various actors, TV personalities and television presenters.
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The show ended the same year as another sketch comedy show "Hale and Pace". Although "Hale and Pace" ran for a decade. "Alas Smith and Jones" ran for 14 years.
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Flagor the Barbarian, played by Mel Smith in the Sword of Kagnazax sketch in (#1.4)is a parody of Conan, the title protagonist of "Conan the Barbarian".
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When Mel Smith passed on, Griff Rhys-Jones led a tribute to his comedy partner on the Twitter social network and stated "I still can't believe this has happened. To everybody who ever met him, Mel was a force of life. He had a relish for it that seemed utterly inexhaustible. He inspired love and utter loyalty and he gave it in return. I will look back on the days working with him as some of the funniest times that I have ever spent. We probably enjoyed ourselves far too much, but we had a roller-coaster of a ride along the way. He was a gentleman and a scholar, a gambler and a wit. We are in a state of shock. We have lost a very, very dear friend."
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