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Smack the Pony 

Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.
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Series cast summary:
Fiona Allen ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Doon Mackichan ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Sally Phillips ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Sarah Alexander ...  Various Characters 23 episodes, 1999-2003
Darren Boyd ...  Various Characters 21 episodes, 1999-2003
Cavan Clerkin ...  Various Characters 18 episodes, 1999-2003
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Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrasse le poney See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Alternative suggested names for 'Smack The Pony' were 'Dangerous Cows' and 'Planes Trains and Forks'. See more »

Quotes

Singer: Where does our love lie? In the middle of nowhere. Will it still pass me by? In the middle of nowhere. Oh won't you tell me, what am I to do? I'm in the middle of nowhere, gettin' nowhere with you.
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A smack against my own head is funnier!
16 December 2005 | by naftalagiaSee all my reviews

Now, that seemingly all of the family and friends of the members of this "show" have given their positive comments regarding this drivel, I feel that someone else should review the show. I cannot comprehend how anyone could find this show funny. No, not even a family member should like this show. A show that takes everyday situations and leaves them to be everyday situations. If I hand someone a coffee in an elevator and give them a cookie with it nobody would laugh in real life, but the laugh-reel in the background of this show is peeing its pants. Yes, I am from Germany, but please do not base my review on that I cannot understand British humor. Shows such as Ab Fab, Black Adder, 'Allo 'Allo, Keeping Up Appearances and Benny Hill are some of my all-time favorite shows.

I have given this show many chances to make me laugh, but not even the slightest movement of my lips, that could ever resemble a smile, came from these wasted hours.

Caution: Stay clear and enjoy a rerun of Ab Fab instead.


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