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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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 Various Roles / ... 21 episodes, 1994-2000
Paul Shearer ...
 Various Roles / ... 20 episodes, 1994-2000
Maria McErlane ...
 Various Roles / ... 15 episodes, 1996-2000
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Donna Ewin ...
 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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Comedy

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Brilliant!  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It's been considered that the cutaway shots in the Septic Peg sketches in The Brian Conley Show (1994) could had been a possible influence behind the cutaway shots in the Jazz Club sketches, which Louie Balfour (John Thomson) says his regular catchphrases. See more »

Quotes

Dave Angel: But Genetically Modified Food? That's messing with Mother Nature's Ballbag.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits of The Last Fast Show Ever, we see a montage of the characters. Brilliant Kid is seen walking through field and says "Ain't goodbyes brilliant? Well, bye!" The camera dramatically pulls away from brilliant kid. Dave Angel is seen walking a road and waves goodbye to the camera. Chris Jackson is seen being dragged away by a policeman and waves goodbye and makes a wanking gesture. Ted and Ralph are seen running through a field. Jesse is seen leaving his shed for the last time and putting up a sold sign. Jazz Club host Louie Balfour is seen banging on drums and is struck in the back with a arrow and killed. Swiss Toni is seen outside his car shop playing with the shop sign. Jesse is seen getting into a red car with a young woman and drives past Ted and Ralph whom are sitting on a gate and they wave goodbye at each other. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.59 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Commenting on a tv show is very much like making love to a beautiful woman
12 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

The British lead the world in comedy by a long way. I love Australian comedy, but as far as consistancy, quantity and quality, the Brits have it all over us. The US, on the other hand, have so many poor quality shows, it's disgraceful. There are some gems, such as Seinfeld, earlier Simpsons, and The Tom Green Show, but all in all, there's a lot of cliched garbage. The Fast Show is a fine example of great British humour. There are so many great characters to enjoy- Monkfish, Dave Angel and Carl Hooper being some of the very best. Butmy favourite by far and away is Swiss Tony. The first episode I ever saw of the fast show, had 'the big O', Swiss Tony sketch. Then and there I realised that this was a classic show, and I haven't missed an episode since.


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