Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder

Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder. Al Murray. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder

Sketch show in which Al Murray plays a range of characters

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Jack Massey

  • Friday 27th February 2009, 11:55pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Just thought I'd start a thread on this sketch-show the night of its debut. I'm in two minds whether to watch it or not.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 12:02am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,345 posts

I'll definitely be watching. I'd have loved to go to a recording, but they were all bad dates for me. Should be good though, from what (admittedly little) I've seen.

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Jack Massey

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 12:05am [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Heard a bit of the P.C. PCs. Sounds very good. Somebody is apparently commiting suicide: "Where's PC Smith, he's ideal for suicide cases?" "He's on a diversity course, learning Latin. We must cater for everybody."

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Aaron

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 12:24am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,345 posts

Yeah, I saw that one too. Much better on screen than written down!

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Renegade Carpark

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 3:06am
  • England
  • 11,291 posts

Just watched this and I must say, I really enjoyed it. Proper old school comedy and a few laugh out loud moments. Though some of the humour had that 'deja vous' (i.e. totally ripped off) feel from other sketch based comedy shows, the talented cast really pulled them off.

The only character that didn't work for me was the gay nazi - Tom Cruise does it much better in Valkyrie (boom! boom!).

Twas good to see Jenny Eclair back on the box. And it's good to use the word 'twas' in a sentence to express this sentiment.

I hope they can keep this standard of humour up throughout the series, as I'm led to believe that all the best bits are used in the first episode of most sketch based comedy shows.

Um, two thumbs up.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 3:07am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,345 posts

I really enjoyed that. Doubt that anyone else will have, but I really enjoyed that. The camp Nazi was surprisingly good, given its premise!

Quote: Renegade Carpark @ February 27 2009, 10:06 PM GMT

Just watched this and I must say, I really enjoyed it.


Wow, and indeed, double wow!

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Nil Putters

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 3:59am
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,687 posts

Laughed at one sketch, the phone one.

The young bloke in it was the best thing about it imo.

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Rustle T Davis

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 4:24am [Edited]
  • la la land, England
  • 237 posts

Didn't see the show, but I want to add my support to bring back "twas"... and Tiswas. The phantom flan flinger... where is he now?

Is the Al Murray show a sketch show then... not a sitcom(ish), with him playing different characters? That was the impression I was under and the reason I wasn't too bothered about missing it.

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NickTheDon

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 4:58am
  • Brighton, England
  • 1,348 posts

I watched about fifteen minutes, don't think I laughed out loud once. Don't really find Al Murray that funny at all.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 5:03am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,345 posts
Quote: Rustle T Davis @ February 27 2009, 11:24 PM GMT

Is the Al Murray show a sketch show then... not a sitcom(ish), with him playing different characters? That was the impression I was under and the reason I wasn't too bothered about missing it.


It is a sketch show.

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Renegade Carpark

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 7:00am
  • England
  • 11,291 posts
Quote: Aaron @ February 27 2009, 10:07 PM GMT

Wow, and indeed, double wow!


I know, you and I actually agree about a new show. :O

I really enjoyed the quality of writing in this. The sketches had a beginning, middle and end and usually finished on a good punchline. I don't know why, but the phone shop manager taking a picture whilst hiding under the desk really tickled me.

After watching The Wrong Door on Beeb 3 and Cowards on Beeb 4 and some of the ITV2 'efforts', I'd pretty much given up on a new sketch show being funny.

Anyways, got to get back to my new hobby - dubbing porno music over those new Stroke adverts on the telly.

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Lee

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 7:03am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts
Quote: Renegade Carpark @ February 28 2009, 2:00 AM GMT

I know, you and I actually agree about a new show. :O


Alriiight!

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Lee Henman

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 7:59am [Edited]
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

Reminded me of Harry Enfield. Great to see this kind of thing back on the telly again.

I was even more shocked to see a member of BSG starring in one of the adverts. Who? My lips are sealed. Whistling nnocently

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Ian Wolf

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 12:56pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2,837 posts

I liked the show, although when the gay Nazi character appeared, I kept thinking of Herr Lipp from The League of Gentlemen.

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Ian G

  • Saturday 28th February 2009, 4:59pm
  • Hull, England
  • 168 posts

It just made me think of every other sketch show I've ever seen.