Big Train (1998–2002)

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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various roles (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Amelia Bullmore ...
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 Various roles (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various roles (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Various roles (6 episodes, 2002)
Barry Davies ...
 Stare-Out Commentator (6 episodes, 1998)
Phil Cornwell ...
 Stare-Out Commentator (6 episodes, 1998)
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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Like reality, only better!

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Customer: [a customer enters a ball shop, footballs, tennis balls etc]
Customer: Hi, I'd like a ball please.
Ball Shop Owner: Terribly sorry, but we don't sell balls.
Customer: Oh... ok. Bye
Customer: [he leaves]
Ball Shop Owner: [notices the balls on the walls] Oh wait...! We've got plenty of balls.
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Big Train
Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Best sketch show ever?
22 September 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome show. No laugh track, completely deadpan the entire time, and i think generally massively underrated. Primarily the work of the lads from Father Ted, i would rate this show (and particularly the first series) as my favourite sketch comedy show of all time. In no particular order, I would recommend: Ming the Merciless vacuuming at home, the cat suit and dog suit pub fight, the duck assassin, Hall & Oates (with Eurythmics) helping clean up inner city London, the wanking office, 'no, sorry, i don't speak English', the eponymous big train sketch, the foxhunting firemen...

Great to see Simon Pegg doing so well also.


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