French and Saunders (1987– )

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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box office films such as Batman Forever and Pulp Fiction. The duo also invited notable Brits such as Patsy Kensit, Lulu, and Kate Moss. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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[in a "Gone With the Wind" spoof]
Jennifer: [doing her best to affect a Southern accent] Why aren't you wearing the face paint I gave you?
Dawn: I tried it on but it just looked stupid.
Jennifer: Well are you at least going to try the accent?
Dawn: Oh, I meant to ask you about that. Do you think I should?
Jennifer: Well, try it. "How are you doing today?"
Dawn: Oh, very well, thank you. I had lunch and...
Jennifer: No, SAY it!
Dawn: Oh.
[attempts a Southern accent and sounds more like a mentally ill person]
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Are You Going To Do The Accent?
13 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is no doubt that French and Saunders is by far one of the best sketch comedy shows in the history of television. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders- formerly the Tampon Sisters- are considered comedy royalty in Britian and recently received a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards.

Although not what it used to be in the 80s and (especially) the 90s, French and Saunders are still near the top of the food-chain of comedy. The magic of earlier episodes is you didn't need to know what they were spoofing to bust a gut. In later episodes, you almost need to know what they're spoofing and watch it forwards and back. For example, a Kill Bill sketch featuring decapitation made five viewers send off letters of complaint. Had they seen the Kill Bill movies, it is more than likely they would have understood the joke.

French and Saunders will probably be around until the end of time and even then, there will still be new episodes.


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