BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.
In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »
Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »
Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
In the first "Sorry I just Cum" sketch, Charlie Higson plays a librarian. Charlie Higson later became a author and wrote the Young Bond book series for younger readers and a series of post-apocalyptic zombie-horror book series for young adults. See more »
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 »
I can understand why people can see the Fast Show as being simpleminded, or plain not funny and repetitive.
But that's just the point.
It's sketches, it's fast paced wit, it's not deeply intelligent humour. It's in your face comedy.
I especially like Bob Flemming and Clive Tucker. Bob:"I've got a tickle in my..." Clive:"ARSE!"
Also notable is Rowley Birkin who wilst only muttering and mumbling can actually tell you a whole story with a few audible sentences.
Ted and Ralph, as said before, do not rank as being humourous, but more as being lovable characters, although you can chuckle at Ralphs ineptitude in finding the words to say what's on his mind.
One that will also always stay in my memories is one with Jesse: He steps out of his door, looks quite bewildered and says with loud voice:"This week, I have been mostly eating..." slight pause..."PROZAC!"
It's a pitty that they stopped with this show, as for the fans, the highpoint has not yet been reached.
Any repeats are more than welcome!
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