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The Fast Show. Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: BBC.

The Fast Show

Fast-moving BBC Two sketch show featuring a host of hugely popular characters

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Definitely Tarby

  • Tuesday 17th October 2017, 9:02pm
  • South South West, England
  • 841 posts

I loved her Janine sketches where she's telling the story of her becoming pregnant and her dad kicked her out.

He said "get out the house our Janine" and called me a slapper, slut, slag. All beginning with S. Funny that int it.

:D

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paulted

  • Tuesday 17th October 2017, 9:29pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 511 posts

Roy and Renee " I didn't say shit through the eye of a needle, Roy!" Classic

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017, 8:47am [Edited]
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 173 posts

I wonder why Caroline Aherne was not part of the Fast Show Live shows?

I initially thought it was because she was in the middle of quite a long break-down in the late 1990's, but could be wrong. I know she was very unwell with cancer throughout her life too. But just wondered if there was any other reason.

Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 17th October 2017, 9:02 PM

I loved her Janine sketches where she's telling the story of her becoming pregnant and her dad kicked her out.

He said "get out the house our Janine" and called me a slapper, slut, slag. All beginning with S. Funny that int it.

:D

Simple but magic, wasn't it?

It just occurs to me that what separates the Fast Show from most other sketch shows, is the characters present themselves directly to you, the viewer for many of their acts. Whereas other sketches are just acted out as if it were a short section in a sitcom.

For example:
"You ain't seen me, right?"
"Hello, and welcome to Jazz Club"
Janine school girl talking crap
"Brilliant!"
"Does my bum look big in this"

etc etc

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017, 9:07am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 2,463 posts

Not The Fast Show but Carolines 'stand up' was presented as talking to her friends over a cup of tea.
She snuck in incredibly well crafted jokes that were easy to miss - or give you the impression that only you got it.

eg: 'I went out with a car mechanic last week and a friend of mine, who is a nurse said 'make sure he cleans his hands properly after work - especially under his nails or you can get a womb infection'... it's true.

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Chappers

  • Monday 4th December 2017, 9:37pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 28,540 posts

I'm watching the the Fast Show Christmas Special which I've had on a DVD given away by the Sun a few years ago.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 4th December 2017, 9:53pm
  • South South West, England
  • 841 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 4th December 2017, 9:37 PM

I'm watching the the Fast Show Christmas Special which I've had on a DVD given away by the Sun a few years ago.

Is that the one with Bob Fleming's Folkin Folk Classics?

ARSE!

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Chappers

  • Monday 4th December 2017, 10:45pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 28,540 posts

"All around my arse!"

And premonitions of the Royle Family with Caroline Aherne complaining about her Dad.

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