Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.
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Mel Smith ...  Various Roles / ... 62 episodes, 1984-1998
Griff Rhys Jones ...  Various Roles / ... 62 episodes, 1984-1998
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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31 January 1984 (UK) See more »

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The Home-Made Xmas Video (1987) is a spin-off of Alas Smith and Jones and is based on the dysfunctional family camcorder sketches in Series 3. See more »

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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

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Great pair from Great Britain
18 January 2007 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones are the stars of the sketch show "Alas Smith & Jones" (1984-1998).Here in Finland we're watching the older episodes, from the 80's.There you can see how the world has changed.The show can often be very funny, just hilarious.It's the skill of the comedians who make it all work.They both have huge amount of energy and chemistry, that raise the show from mediocrity to something really memorable.It's also a brilliantly written show.Smith and Jones have also been writing it, so they're versatile talents.If you want to laugh hard then this may be your show.Otherwise watch something else- something not funny.


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