Static

Static. Image shows from L to R: Cath (Alison Steadman), Rob (Rob Beckett), Gal (Phil Davis). Copyright: Zeppotron.

Static

Studio audience sitcom about a man who jacks in a job in London to move back in with his parents

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Aaron

  • Saturday 16th September 2017, 12:21pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,707 posts

This Rob Beckett sitcom pilot was by far my favourite of this year's Comedy Playhouses.

Some delightfully obvious jokes as well as some more surprising. Great to see a new studio sitcom on screen, and a fantastic cast bringing it all to life. Lots of potential in the premise and setting. I'm definitely hoping for a full series.

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G180e

  • Saturday 16th September 2017, 1:49pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,369 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 16th September 2017, 12:21 PM

This Rob Beckett sitcom pilot was by far my favourite of this year's Comedy Playhouses.

Some delightfully obvious jokes as well as some more surprising. Great to see a new studio sitcom on screen, and a fantastic cast bringing it all to life. Lots of potential in the premise and setting. I'm definitely hoping for a full series.

Really? I thought all three of this year's pilots were disappointing. I like Rob Beckett but I don't think this should go to a full series.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 3:08pm
  • England
  • 739 posts

Admittedly I did enjoy the recurring pear/apple joke, and it's always nice to see Phil Davis onscreen. I'd personally put the Tim Vine one first, this next and then Mister Winner well, well below. Haven't seen The Other One yet though.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 3:10pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,707 posts
Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 17th September 2017, 3:08 PM

it's always nice to see Phil Davis onscreen.

Absolutely top cast in Static. He and Steadman were a treat. Would definitely love to see more of them together.

Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 17th September 2017, 3:08 PM

Haven't seen The Other One yet though.

That's not a Comedy Playhouse - that's New On Two.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 4:08pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 17,461 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 16th September 2017, 12:21 PM

This Rob Beckett sitcom pilot was by far my favourite of this year's Comedy Playhouses.

Some delightfully obvious jokes as well as some more surprising. Great to see a new studio sitcom on screen, and a fantastic cast bringing it all to life. Lots of potential in the premise and setting. I'm definitely hoping for a full series.

OI!!! Just cos you're a mod - my thread was an hour earlier than yours AND I was continuing the theme of it being one from the series of three Comedy Playhouse.

And you're wrong anyway - the Tim Vine one was by far the best. This was just amateurish.

And now I find you've locked my EARLIER PROPER thread - Bloody cheek!!

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Aaron

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 4:26pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,707 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 17th September 2017, 4:08 PM

OI!!! Just cos you're a mod - my thread was an hour earlier than yours AND I was continuing the theme of it being one from the series of three Comedy Playhouse.

And you're wrong anyway - the Tim Vine one was by far the best. This was just amateurish.

And now I find you've locked my EARLIER PROPER thread - Bloody cheek!!

I think you'll find that 12:21pm is earlier than 11:21pm.

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paulted

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 9:55pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 635 posts

This was great fun. A bit of a throwback of a sitcom and all the better for it. Rob Beckett's style of delivery is very 70s (and that's a compliment).

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Chappers

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, 11:00pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,247 posts

I quite enjoyed it. Touches on Not Going Out with lots of gags shoe-horned in. I remember seeing the "Entertainer" as a really evil bent copper in a recent TV series. I can't remember the name though.

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zooo

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 10:38am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 17th September 2017, 11:00 PM

I quite enjoyed it. Touches on Not Going Out with lots of gags shoe-horned in. I remember seeing the "Entertainer" as a really evil bent copper in a recent TV series. I can't remember the name though.

Line of Duty. Pure evil.

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Chappers

  • Monday 18th September 2017, 9:06pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,247 posts
Quote: zooo @ 18th September 2017, 10:38 AM

Line of Duty. Pure evil.

Definitely. But then at the end he did a good thing!

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gb901

  • Wednesday 20th September 2017, 8:25pm
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 398 posts
Quote: G180e @ 16th September 2017, 1:49 PM

Really? I thought all three of this year's pilots were disappointing. I like Rob Beckett but I don't think this should go to a full series.

Indeed - it truly terrible with the gags signposted!

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Charlie Boy

  • Thursday 21st September 2017, 12:34pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 548 posts

All three have been awful.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 21st September 2017, 7:42pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,247 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 21st September 2017, 3:17 PM

For once we fully agree.

I thought you liked the Tim Vine one.