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"The Comic Strip Presents..." Bad News Tour (1983)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

One of the best episodes.

9/10
Author: OtwoD from Butt Town
19 May 2017

Even though this was released slightly before Spinal Tap(they were somehow both in production at the same time), most people think this is a rip-off of it.While the movies have similar themes, the stories are vastly different.Spinal Tap parodied specific things that real bands did, while Bad News was about a terrible band pretending they were rock stars.The one big difference is when you hear that the actors really played the music, you won't be surprised with Bad News.They are truly awful.But they are also much funnier than Spinal Tap.Anytime anyone tries to act cool, Nigel Planer messes it up and that never gets old.This is probably the best episode.Watch it.

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Nigel is Hilarious

Author: Director Jim from Shawnee, OK, USA
19 March 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I love this episode. Nigel Planer's 'Den Dennis' complains to a waitress that the menu says "bangers," yet he only receives one sausage on his plate, all during the taping of the diner scene. Chaos ensues.

{Without further ado, a few spoilers}

And when the end comes, well only with a down-on-their-luck band could have so much trouble. The guys get fed up with the film crew, after having ran out of petrol, and so beat them up and steal all of their recording equipment and the van they had (just because the film crew could not 'interfere' with reality). Next thing we know, the boys in the band try to continue the filming in regular chaotic style. As the film runs out, sound recording continues. The boys argue as the credits roll, and cannot come together on any good resolution to continue with the film themselves. The audio ends for us, so we think that the only conclusion these trouble musicians could agree on, was to leave the whole lot. Or perhaps trade it in for money.

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