The Fast Show (1994–2000)

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Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne star in this sketch show with characters like Ken and Kenneth two rude tailors... See full synopsis »

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Caroline Aherne ...
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Paul Shearer ...
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Maria McErlane ...
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Donna Ewin ...
 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
Rory Jennings ...
 Toby / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
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Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne star in this sketch show with characters like Ken and Kenneth two rude tailors... See full synopsis »

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The garage in Scotch Corner was used in early Swiss Toni scenes. See more »

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Rowley Birkin: ...thin layer of lemon curd...
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The title sequence from Series 2 - Last Fast Show Ever is a montage of the regular characters. See more »

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Spin-off The Fast Show Farewell Tour (2003) See more »

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Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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5 January 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can understand why people can see the Fast Show as being simpleminded, or plain not funny and repetitive.

But that's just the point.

It's sketches, it's fast paced wit, it's not deeply intelligent humour. It's in your face comedy.

I especially like Bob Flemming and Clive Tucker. Bob:"I've got a tickle in my..." Clive:"ARSE!"

Also notable is Rowley Birkin who wilst only muttering and mumbling can actually tell you a whole story with a few audible sentences.

Ted and Ralph, as said before, do not rank as being humourous, but more as being lovable characters, although you can chuckle at Ralphs ineptitude in finding the words to say what's on his mind.

One that will also always stay in my memories is one with Jesse: He steps out of his door, looks quite bewildered and says with loud voice:"This week, I have been mostly eating..." slight pause..."PROZAC!"

It's a pitty that they stopped with this show, as for the fans, the highpoint has not yet been reached.

Any repeats are more than welcome!


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