Posted on April 22, 2009 by bigrab
My daughter (only 10) has a highly developed taste in music and sense of humour for her age. She just loves Father Ted (especially the one about kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse)
Sorry about the quality on this but it’s one of the real genius moments.
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Posted on April 6, 2009 by bigrab
I was recalling this from The League of Gentlemen tonight. Not so much the whole sketch but the hearse that passes by at the beginning.
In case you missed the glimpse.
Is that no’ brilliant? Perhaps this would be a fitting sobriquet for Max Clifford’s last journey?
Meanwhile in Essex the research and development of a spellchecker for florists continues.
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Posted on February 12, 2009 by bigrab
Especially for Alan.
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Posted on February 10, 2009 by bigrab
With reference to my previous post.
This is hilarious.
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Posted on November 23, 2008 by bigrab
Whilst checking out Scott’s blog I found that Reg Varney had passed on at the age of 92. He was a ubiquitous figure on UK TV in the sixties and seventies, both as an actor and sometimes playing piano and singing. By far his best known role was that of Stan Butler in “On the Buses” To be frank about it and particularly from this distance in time, On the Buses was
rubbish pretty average fayre. However it spawned one of the great catch phrases of the time coined by the Inspector “Blakey” played by Stephen Lewis (surely the worst actor ever to star in a TV show) i.e. “I’ll get you Butler”. The opening titles from this On the Buses film from the early 70’s will give you a flavour of what passed for comedy in those days.
Two pieces of trivia arise from this. As Scott points out not many people know that Reg Varney, in his role of celebrity opened the first automatic cash dispenser in the UK in 1967. Also, On the Buses
was co-written by Ronald Chesney who is widely regarded as Britain’s finest ever harmonica player. I have two harmonicas which have his name on them and as far as I know, he’s still alive. Chesney apparently realised in the late sixties that there was more money in churning out “comedy” shows than being a moothie virtuoso.
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Posted on September 2, 2008 by bigrab
Posted on July 31, 2008 by bigrab