Very Important Pennis (1995– )

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 Dennis Pennis / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Herself (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Herself (2 episodes, 1996)
 Himself (2 episodes, 1996)


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This program shows various celebrity married couples, some of whom have since divorced, such as Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer, Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly, Mike Myers and Robin Ruzan, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, Teri Hatcher and 'Jon Tenney (I)' and most recently Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Couples seen who are still married include Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Bill Wyman and Suzanne Accosta, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith (married in 2001), Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn (married in late 1997), Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi (who remained married until Swayze's death), and also Elton John and David Furnish (who had a UK civil partnership in 2005). Also seen in one episode are Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley who never married but had a high-profile 13 year relationship. See more »


Followed by Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (1997) See more »

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Anyone for Pennis?
22 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before Paul Kaye decided he would be better off concentrating in his acting he created the persona of Dennis Pennis. The character first appeared on The Sunday Show which was also a launching pad for the comedian Peter Kay.

Kaye played Dennis Pennis. He had a shock of Ginger hair, loud clothes and nerdy glasses. He looked and sounded a little like a punk Woody Allen.

Pennis and his camera crew would visit film premieres and other celebrity events to interview stars and ask them annoying questions which usually left the stars bemused.

It used to be British stars that were harassed but then he visited Cannes and got to interview more international stars hence the title Very Important Pennis.

The celebrities were mainly left stunned as to what hit them. Sometimes someone like Kevin Costner managed to insult him back. Pennis seemed to like humiliating his star guests and liked it more if they were offended.

There was controversy when Pennis asked of Steve Martin "How come you're not funny any more?" which upset Martin so much he cancelled all press interviews in Cannes that year.

Of course Kaye realised that such a character had a limited shelf life hence why he quit when he was ahead. Although he did inspire a few years later the character Ali G to adopt a similar tone of questioning.

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