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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ...  Julian / ... 41 episodes, 1982-2012
Adrian Edmondson ...  Billy / ... 30 episodes, 1982-2012
Jennifer Saunders ...  Anne / ... 30 episodes, 1982-2012
Nigel Planer ...  Den Dennis / ... 27 episodes, 1983-2012
Dawn French ...  Frances / ... 26 episodes, 1982-2012
Robbie Coltrane ...  Max / ... 19 episodes, 1982-2012
Rik Mayall ...  Colin Grigson / ... 19 episodes, 1983-2012
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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

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Comedy

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilakuvat esittää See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (episode "Beat Generation, The")| Black and White (episode "Spaghetti Hoops")| Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Only five of the planned six shows from the first series were produced when Channel 4 decided that "Back to Normal With Eddie Monsoon" (also referred to as "An evening With Eddie Monsoon" by some sources) was unsuitable for broadcast. The character was revived in the second series episode "Eddie Monsoon: A Life" and features Adrian Edmondson in the title role as the washed-up South African TV host. The name Eddie Monsoon is, of course, a pun on the name Edmondson. Many years later, Edmondson's real-life wife Jennifer Saunders resurrected the name Eddie (short for Edina) Monsoon for her character in the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992). See more »

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Helen: [voice over] Now all that Spider needs to do is convince his wife to let him join the group again.
Spider Web: Darling, would it be all right if I got back together with the band?
Spider's wife: Hmmm.
[pause]
Spider's wife: All right
Vim Fuego: [surprised] That went rather well.
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Follows The Comic Strip (1981) See more »

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4 May 2004 | by sailor7samSee all my reviews

unique, hilarious parodies of cliche-ridden entertainment by a semiregular group of brits. I particularly remember their spoofs of spaghetti westerns ('a fistful of travelers checks') and post-apocalyptic flicks ('the slags'), as well as shots at kids shows, Rebecca, back-to-the-wilderness retreats, and a pre-Spinal Tap metal band's misfortunes. the Slags featured a young Anthony Stewart Head (Giles on Buffy tVS) as the leader of a gang called the Hawaiians ('that's not...nice!'). my personal favorite is the 'Travelers Checks' episode; the music and scenery and camera work would have made a perfectly good movie of the genre (especially the guitar-and-whistle music); and who could forget 'Billy Balfour, the Man with No Name'?! some of the regulars (Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer) played in the bizzare 'Young Ones' series.


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