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Comedian Victor Lewis-Smith presents an alternative view of the world. Archive and news footage are re-dubbed with new commentaries, taking them completely out of context, in order to make them look ridiculous. The same treatment is given to tawdry TV programmes, to make them appear even more rubbishy then they already were. Written by Cynan Rees <>

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31 October 1997 (UK)  »

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Sometimes Very Offensive But Sometimes Very Funny
27 February 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Victor Lewis Smith seems to have given birth to a few British comedy icons in the late 1990s , Chris Morris owes more than a nod to him as does the brilliant Ali G , but it should be remembered Smith did this type of comedy first . TV OFFAL features a prank telephone call to a " celeb " in every episode . Smith phoned up director Michael Winner with a premise about a Siamese twin committing a murder and being sentenced to death

Winner: Well it depends on how the screenplay is developed ?

Smith : yeah last thing I want is a two bit hack like you to f*** it up

Winner : I`m hanging up now

The best phone call was to Mary Whitehouse the infamous campaigner for television standards . Smith phoned her up with a soundtrack to a hardcore porn film in the background

Smith : I`m just phoning to let you know you`ve won a twenty thousand pound prize

Whitehouse ( Surprised ) Well I never

Smith : So you can keep it or give it to charity ( The soundtrack becomes more and more prominent as the actress involved moans and screeches for her co star to .... well you get the idea ) Keep it down Rhona . Sorry about that . That`s my wiife Rhona in the next room with her fitness instructor . Winston he`s called

Whitehouse : That`s nice

TV OFFAL also features " Home made " spoofs of shows . For those not in the know what happens - usually at Christmas - TV producers in the industry decide to have a bit of fun and make a risque edition of their show . These spin offs are just shown at the office party and are hardly ever seen by the public but TV OFFAL broadcast a spin off of childrens` classic RAINBOW with George , Bungle , Geoffery and Zippy wanting to play with Jane`s marracass` ( ! ) and we saw a spin off of gameshow BULLSEYE with presenter Jim Bowen as a gay leather boy ( !! ). Oh and there`s a weekly feature on the lives of a couple of gay Daleks ( !!!!!! ) . That`s the funny stuff but a lot of the show is rather objectionable and sick and just seems to be included to shock.

As a footnote I used to know a guy called Rob who edited a DOCTOR WHO fanzine and Victor Lewis Smith`s type of humour planted the seed of Rob phoning up the BBC to tell them he`d won the lottery and wanted to donate several million pounds to make some more DOCTOR WHO .....

Rob: But there`s conditions involved

BBC Girl : Yes

Rob : First of all I want an on screen executive producer credit

BBC Girl : yes

Rob : Secondly the monster involved must be a blizzard octopus

BBC Girl : What`s a blizzard octopus ?

Rob : They live in snow drifts but you don`t know they exist until they jump out and bite your face off

BBC Girl : Is this a joke or something ?

Rob ( Hanging up ) Yes

Mr Victor Lewis Smith , oh what genies you have released from your bottle

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