UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
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Series cast summary:
...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Simon Day ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Various Roles / ... 21 episodes, 1994-2000
Paul Shearer ...  Various Roles / ... 20 episodes, 1994-2000
Maria McErlane ...  Various Roles / ... 15 episodes, 1996-2000
...  Various Roles / ... 14 episodes, 1994-2000
Donna Ewin ...  Chanel 9 Girl / ... 13 episodes, 1996-2000
Rory Jennings ...  Toby / ... 11 episodes, 1996-2000
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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Comedy

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Brilliant!  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Cute Disabled Man sketch from Series 2 is a spoof of the film "Forrest Gump". The movie is visible in an "Our Janine" sketch in a Rental Store. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
News Anchor: A fe fe fe a fe fe fe, Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits of The Last Fast Show Ever, we see a montage of the characters. Brilliant Kid is seen walking through field and says "Ain't goodbyes brilliant? Well, bye!" The camera dramatically pulls away from brilliant kid. Dave Angel is seen walking a road and waves goodbye to the camera. Chris Jackson is seen being dragged away by a policeman and waves goodbye and makes a wanking gesture. Ted and Ralph are seen running through a field. Jesse is seen leaving his shed for the last time and putting up a sold sign. Jazz Club host Louie Balfour is seen banging on drums and is struck in the back with a arrow and killed. Swiss Toni is seen outside his car shop playing with the shop sign. Jesse is seen getting into a red car with a young woman and drives past Ted and Ralph whom are sitting on a gate and they wave goodbye at each other. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Room 101: Episode #11.3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Pure genius
15 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Fast Show represents some of the finest comedic writing, performances, and timing since the very early days of BBS comedy (which is huge praise). The format is based around mostly quick sketches of characters that are not only funny, but immediately identifiable. Every single sketch is magic, not only being outright funny, but many also mixing comedy, with tragedy and usually with a poignant comment on society. The acting is, to use a Fast Show catch phrase - Brilliant!, with the performers going over the top when needed, but also being subtle and somehow surprisingly dramatic just at the right moments. With that said though, there are many laughs to be had, and I still get a good laugh out of it five years after the series finished up (and having seen all the episodes many times before). For those of you that need big names mentioned before you'll give a show a chance, then watch the last Fast Show ever which stars Johnny Depp in a scene with two of the funniest characters from the whole series (Depp was a huge fan of the show, especially the driving force behind it - Paul Whitehouse)


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