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Smack The Pony.

Smack The Pony

Stylish, original and uninhibited Emmy award-winning sketch show starring Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips

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Sean Prower

  • Friday 4th September 2009, 2:58pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 102 posts

You can buy all three series & Christmas specials of Smack The Pony from iTunes.

Series 1 - £7.99
Series 2 & 3 - £10.99
Specials - £2.99

Or you can buy the complete series 1 & 2 from German Amazon.de.

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=smack+the+pony&x=0&y=0

The DVDs have the episodes as they were on TV just with a German voiceover option but you can ignore it. You just have to work your way through the German Amazon checkout. :S

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annagranfors

  • Tuesday 8th September 2009, 3:39am [Edited]
  • United States
  • 42 posts

Everyone in this thread who's said bad things about Smack The Pony is SOOOO wrong. (Aaron.) They were the best (well, yeah, the songs were hit and miss) and you should be DVRing all of 'em.

Stay well away from Gladiatress, the STP movie, though. God only knows why they did that. (And *they* even look embarrassed about it in the "Special Features".)

And then when you've got them all, you can put them in this lovely DVD cover. (Well, lovelier than the "official" ones, anyway. And I like the made-up hype I put on the back cover.)

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Nil Putters

  • Tuesday 8th September 2009, 3:42am
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,684 posts

Nice cover. I haven't seen the film, but wouldn't mind.

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Sean Prower

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 12:39am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 102 posts

I concur with the nice cover.

It's always confused me as to why Smack The Pony has never had a complete series DVD release. The best of is mostly the beginning of series 2. It deserves it a proper release. I mean look at Green Wing, roughly the same writing team, series 1 released, then 2, then the box set, then a definitive collection.

It doesn't even have a future due-for-release date which makes me :( and a little bit Angy .

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 3:48am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,281 posts
Quote: annagranfors @ September 7 2009, 11:39 PM BST

Everyone in this thread who's said bad things about Smack The Pony is SOOOO wrong. (Aaron.)

The first two episodes were dull dull dull!

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annagranfors

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 7:38pm [Edited]
  • United States
  • 42 posts

Cheers for the kind words, Nil and Sean! :)

Aaron--I'm probably remembering it as one remembers an old friend, and overlooking its flaws--judging it in its totality. (I tend to be very protective of old friends--sorry!) (And I only "picked on" you as I consider you a friend from previous yap, and thus capable of being picked on for comic purposes.) (Plus, how can you, as consummate Green Wing fan, not automatically just love this? Sue White would like a word...)

Anyone heard anything new about the new show that reunites them (reported a few months back), albeit in sitcom form? Looking forward to that and Campus, the new one from Vicky Pile.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 7:45pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,281 posts
Quote: annagranfors @ September 9 2009, 3:38 PM BST

Plus, how can you, as consummate Green Wing fan, not automatically just love this?

Because they're not the same show!

(Joking and all of the rest of that is fine, BTW. :))

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 9:43pm
  • England
  • 29,528 posts

It was an okay show that's got a much better reputation than it deserves. Although compared to a lot of recent sketch shows, it's practically Shakespeare.

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James19709

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 9:59pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 18 posts

I have freeview so I cannot watch it unfortunately but I do have a DVD of it called The Best Of Smack The Pony. I didn't want to buy it, I wanted to wait for the series to be released but still... no luck. It happened with French And Saunders too. I bought two complation DVDs, a month later the series box set came out (which I have!).

I hate complation DVDs. I love proper series and specials releases

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 9th September 2009, 10:41pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,281 posts

You should check our coming soon list, James. We had the F&S box set listed for months and months before it came out!

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Sean Prower

  • Thursday 10th September 2009, 1:40am
  • United Kingdom
  • 102 posts
Quote: annagranfors @ September 9 2009, 3:38 PM BST


Anyone heard anything new about the new show that reunites them (reported a few months back), albeit in sitcom form? Looking forward to that and Campus, the new one from Vicky Pile.

I honestly can't wait to see this new show and I mean really, properly excited. There are few shows that I genuninely look forward, but being such a Smack The Pony fan, this was just too good to be true!

Here was the news of the new project written in the Stage for those who didn't catch it:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/24956/exclusive-smack-the-pony-trio-reunite-for

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batcake

  • Friday 8th April 2011, 6:11pm
  • England
  • 1 posts

I want the DVD box set like a sickness. LOVE IT. I also love Gladiatress, never fails to make me laugh. Why made acquiring it so limited. Ridiculous I wantz it . Hope I don't have to buy a bootleg or wait 30+years for it's release.

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Ian Wolf

  • Friday 8th April 2011, 6:38pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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Well, as reported elsewhere in this forum, you can buy the first two series on DVD, but from Germany. Don't worry you can remove the German subtitles/dub.

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MTpromises

  • Friday 8th April 2011, 10:07pm
  • New York, United States
  • 365 posts

Three series are available on Hulu for those in the USA.

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sighdone

  • Wednesday 25th May 2011, 12:36pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 41 posts

All the shows are available on 4OD and YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=oY6WBu8EX38&s=1

It's all legit, so us impoverished writers still get some pennies for your viewing.

I agree, it was hit and miss, but it seems to have stuck in people's minds in a positive way.

Never liked the songs either.