Quote: Ed Parnell @ July 24 2007, 5:43 AM GMT
Actually BG encompassed a great many sketch forms; the repetition, the slight, teh sudden reveal, consequence. And all of them it did with great results. I agree the staring thing got old, though. I think it was more a comment on the commentators than it was on the staring.
Loved the Hypnotist, The Pervert, The Dusseldorf proposal, Opinion Of Your Own, Dating and The Tin Man. Excellent. if you want to see Sketch Comedy in Britain done to perfection, this is the thing to watch.
I don't think I've ever agreed with anything anyone has ever said as much as I agree with this.
And what a cast! In the modern era only Spitting Image and The Day Today have come close to smooshing this much comedy genius into yr tellybox in one fell swoop. Eldon! Davis! Heap! Bullimore! Front! Pre-Coldplay-and-David-Schwimmer-Pegg! If they'd budged up a bit and found room for Serafinowicz it would've been perfect.
In terms of great sketches I'd add Kevin Eldon as Chairman Mao singing 'Virginia Plain', The Artist Formerly Known as Prince vs Jockeys, Simon Pegg is a Man Who Has Trouble With Doors, People On The Bus Doing the 'Home and Away' Theme Tune, and particularly, Shirehorse Recreates Marilyn Monroe's Last Moments to 'Wonderful Tonight.'
History will be kind.