Harry & Paul - Series 3 Page 15

Harry & Paul. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Harry & Paul

Comedy starring sketch show veterans Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as a variety of characters

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john lucas 101

  • Wednesday 27th April 2011, 2:56pm
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Up for a Bafta for best comedy series. Quite right too.

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Peter Brouhaha

  • Friday 20th May 2011, 11:34pm
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Is the Eastern European coffee shop girls in this series? I think it's stunning.....everything the 'Ralph & Ted' sketches (which I can take or leave) was said to be. Genius observation/micro-acting. "Sank you"

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Aaron

  • Saturday 21st May 2011, 2:49am
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They did feature in the most recent series, yes. I seem to recall that they weren't as regular as previously, however.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 21st May 2011, 11:56am
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Quote: Peter Brouhaha @ May 20 2011, 11:34 PM BST

Is the Eastern European coffee shop girls in this series? I think it's stunning.....

I don't think Morwena Banks gets enough credit.

She's fantastic.

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dennispennis123

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 1:30am [Edited]
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It's a shame that as the ratings have decreased the quality of the show has increased.

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Ben

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 9:04am
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I liked the second series very much, but felt the last series was a step back in terms of quality. Not sure if this is due to Geoffrey Perkins sad passing.

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Dr Sanchez

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 1:51pm [Edited]
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It's been more miss than hit since day one. Still enjoyable though.

I went off it a bit when they had a dig at Ricky Gervais, I'm assuming it was because he wrote off catchphrase comedy, which has been a staple for Harry and Paul all their careers.

That seemed a bit small of them.

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Peter Brouhaha

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 2:12pm [Edited]
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Quote: Dr Sanchez @ May 22 2011, 1:51 PM BST

It's been more miss than hit since day one. Still enjoyable though.

I went off it a bit when they had a dig at Ricky Gervais, I'm assuming it was because he wrote off catchphrase comedy, which has been a staple for Harry and Paul all their careers.

That seemed a bit small of them.

Hi Doc. Who would you back in a punch-up between Gervais/Merchant V Enfield/Whitehouse? Gervais has lost a lot of weight, but maybe at the expense of muscle bulk. I know Whitehouse is a bit older than the Office boys, but he was a plasterer, and they're usually pretty handy in a ruck. Then again, Merchant is about 7 feet tall (so a hell of a reach). Enfield strikes me (as it were) as a bit of a lightweight, but you never know when 'it' hits the fan. On balance, I think I'd back the Enfield/Whitehouse combo....because of the latter's building site credentials. Tough call, though.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 2:30pm [Edited]
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Quote: Dr Sanchez @ May 22 2011, 1:51 PM BST

I went off it a bit when they had a dig at Ricky Gervais, I'm assuming it was because he wrote off catchphrase comedy, which has been a staple for Harry and Paul all their careers.

That seemed a bit small of them.

Or perhaps because he belittles British comedy in general at every chance he gets. Or because of his public persona as a grade-A c**t. Or... well, plenty of other reasons.

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Dr Sanchez

  • Sunday 22nd May 2011, 2:57pm [Edited]
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Quote: Peter Brouhaha @ May 22 2011, 2:12 PM BST

Hi Doc. Who would you back in a punch-up between Gervais/Merchant V Enfield/Whitehouse? Gervais has lost a lot of weight, but maybe at the expense of muscle bulk. I know Whitehouse is a bit older than the Office boys, but he was a plasterer, and they're usually pretty handy in a ruck. Then again, Merchant is about 7 feet tall (so a hell of a reach). Enfield strikes me (as it were) as a bit of a lightweight, but you never know when 'it' hits the fan. On balance, I think I'd back the Enfield/Whitehouse combo....because of the latter's building site credentials. Tough call, though.

It is indeed a tight call..

Gervais has lost a bit of weight, but I hear he's been at the weights and gulping down a protein shake or two of an evening. Merchant might look like a lanky streak of piss, but I'm in no doubt that he'd have a few tricks up his considerable sleeve.

Hey and let's not forget, Gervais beat Grant Bovey in the ring a few years back. (That's not a libelous comment by the way, he actually had a proper fight with him.)

Harry and Paul might have the building site grit about them but I think they've softened and the middle age spread might leave them gasping within minutes.

Quote: Aaron @ May 22 2011, 2:30 PM BST

Or perhaps because he belittles British comedy in general at every chance he gets. Or because of his public persona as a grade-A c**t. Or... well, plenty of other reasons.

Nah, I'm pretty sure they were bitter because Gervais said catchphrase comedy was a load of old bollocks.

I'd say he's pretty qualified to make such a comment too, being the man behind the biggest British comedy of all time and all.

Off-topic post by Peter Brouhaha on Sun 22nd May 2011, 15:06
Quote: Dr Sanchez @ May 22 2011, 2:57 PM BST

It is indeed a tight call..

Gervais has lost a bit of weight, but I hear he's been at the weights and gulping down a protein shake or two of an evening. Merchant might look like a lanky streak of piss, but I'm in no doubt that he'd have a few tricks up his considerable sleeve.

Hey and let's not forget, Gervais beat Grant Bovey in the ring a few years back. (That's not a libelous comment by the way, he actually had a proper fight with him.)

Harry and Paul might have the building site grit about them but I think they've softened and the middle age spread might leave them gasping within minutes.

Nah, I'm pretty sure they were bitter because Gervais said catchphrase comedy was a load of old bollocks.

I'd say he's pretty qualified to make such a comment too, being the man behind the biggest British comedy of all time and all.

Great response, Doc. With your medical background, I've got to take what you've said very seriously. Though I reckon Anthea Turner slaps Grant around for fun, so I'm not sure how much weight Gervais's victory carries. I totally respect your point of view and sound logic. All the best.

Off-topic post by Dr Sanchez on Sun 22nd May 2011, 15:17
Quote: Peter Brouhaha @ May 22 2011, 3:06 PM BST

Great response, Doc. With your medical background, I've got to take what you've said very seriously. Though I reckon Anthea Turner slaps Grant around for fun, so I'm not sure how much weight Gervais's victory carries. I totally respect your point of view and sound logic. All the best.

I appreciate that Peter, your input has been nothing short of fantastical.

Good health.

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john lucas 101

  • Monday 23rd May 2011, 9:54am
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ April 27 2011, 2:56 PM BST

Up for a Bafta for best comedy series. Quite right too.

And they won it! Congrats to them. Pity they didn't turn up. If they had the award might have been shown during the main body of the show, rather than stuck at the end.

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chipolata

  • Monday 23rd May 2011, 11:47am
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ May 23 2011, 9:54 AM BST

And they won it! Congrats to them. Pity they didn't turn up. If they had the award might have been shown during the main body of the show, rather than stuck at the end.

Bafta doesn't quite hold the same sparkle now The Only Way Is Essex has won one. Still, well done!

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john lucas 101

  • Monday 23rd May 2011, 11:50am
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Quote: chipolata @ May 23 2011, 11:47 AM BST

Bafta doesn't quite hold the same sparkle now The Only Way Is Essex has won one. Still, well done!

Yeah, but that was only a 'special' audience award, made out of tin foil.