UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
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Paul Shearer ...
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Maria McErlane ...
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 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Toby / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Brilliant!  »

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(25 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Hartlepool, One Unlucky Alf scene had him sitting in the empty Rink End Stand of Hartlepool United's ground, Victoria Park. Also, one Ed Winchester scene was in front of the Mill House Stand. Some of the Brilliant Kid scenes were also filmed at nearby Seal Sands. See more »

Quotes

Dave Angel: Heey! My name's Dave Angel, eco warrior. Behind me there is my missus Shirley, and we haven't had sex for twelve years, which is fine because we got better things to do.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Quick sketches are shown, with John Thomson as the voice-over saying "Coming up on next week's show..." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wimbledon: 2014: Day 11, Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Pure genius
15 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Fast Show represents some of the finest comedic writing, performances, and timing since the very early days of BBS comedy (which is huge praise). The format is based around mostly quick sketches of characters that are not only funny, but immediately identifiable. Every single sketch is magic, not only being outright funny, but many also mixing comedy, with tragedy and usually with a poignant comment on society. The acting is, to use a Fast Show catch phrase - Brilliant!, with the performers going over the top when needed, but also being subtle and somehow surprisingly dramatic just at the right moments. With that said though, there are many laughs to be had, and I still get a good laugh out of it five years after the series finished up (and having seen all the episodes many times before). For those of you that need big names mentioned before you'll give a show a chance, then watch the last Fast Show ever which stars Johnny Depp in a scene with two of the funniest characters from the whole series (Depp was a huge fan of the show, especially the driving force behind it - Paul Whitehouse)


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