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The Fast Show 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1994–2000)
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 ...
 Various Roles / ... 15 episodes, 1996-2000
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 Chanel 9 Girl / ... 13 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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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Aske Hall was used as the background in the early Ted and Ralph scenes. See more »

Quotes

Dave Angel: How you doing? Dave Angel here. I'm here with a few of my new pals - Smudge, Tofu, Roadkill and Arabella. And they're protesting about the construction of a brand new motorway which is being built slap bang in the middle of one of the oldest forests in England. Charming wood in fact. It's a beautiful spot. People have been coming here for over a hundred years to picnic, play simple games or walk hand in hand with their nearest and dearest. And they want to bulldoze it all away for a road.
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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

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.87 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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5 January 2004 | by 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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