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Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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Rowan Atkinson had actually been a serious contender for role of The Doctor in the regular TV series. See more »

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The 9th Doctor: They could communicate only by precisely modulated gastric emissions.
Emma, The Assistant: Oh no! Planet of the Bottom Burpers! So what happened to them?
The 9th Doctor: They discovered fire.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Moo-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaa!
26 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Although not to be taken seriously, "Curse of the Fatal Death" is a labor of love. The script features a lot of fan-pleasing moments and references. Rowan Atkinson proves how good a Doctor he could've been by playing the character straight, and not primarily for laughs. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Jonathan Pryce, who is just as excellent as the Master, going waaaaaaaaay over the top. The best part of the sketch is the quick-change regenerations near the end where Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley all play the Doctor in less than five minutes. Richard Grant is hilarious as the sex-fiend Doctor who has a good laugh over the Master's Dalek "bumps". Hugh Grant surprised me with his portrayal.

The video release also contains a "Making Of" special which may even be more funny than the sketch itself. Jonathan Pryce is the highlight of this section, proving how completely bonkers he really is. His interpretations of the Master's various laughs are hilarious.


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