300 Years of French and Saunders

French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French. Copyright: BBC.

French And Saunders

Long-running popular sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders

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John M

  • Monday 1st January 2018, 9:41pm
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 225 posts

This was a great 30th anniversary celebration of French and Saunders on Christmas night 2017. An amusing look back at classic stuff, with new material mixed in. The Wonder Woman and 'Karcrashians' segments were pure bliss.

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zooo

  • Monday 1st January 2018, 9:48pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,242 posts

The Kardashians bit was funny. And the Gogglebox impressions were amazing! I really loved the illegal burials sketch too. I could definitely do with a new series.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 12:24am
  • England
  • 20,247 posts

Not a massive fan of theirs, but certainly enjoyed this and thought the Gogglebox skits were very funny.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 6:04pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,700 posts

Neither am I Herc but I did like the Handmaiden's Tale spoof.

Also I do think that Dawn can look absolutely stunning at times.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 11:54pm
  • England
  • 20,247 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 2nd January 2018, 6:04 PM

Also I do think that Dawn can look absolutely stunning at times.

I noticed (I think he was in the audience of Strictly) that Lenny's latest beau is a Dawn clone.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 10th October 2021, 5:19pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,752 posts
Quote: John M @ 1st January 2018, 9:41 PM

This was a great 30th anniversary celebration of French and Saunders on Christmas night 2017. An amusing look back at classic stuff, with new material mixed in. The Wonder Woman and 'Karcrashians' segments were pure bliss.

Caught the repeat the other night and agree the Karchrashians in particular was very funny. I didn't like the uneven mix of extremely brief flashes of their past sketches and very long new spoofs of Downton Abbey or whatever it was, mainly because the older stuff was much funnier and deserved the full sketch.

The longer the sketches, the more French outshines Saunders with her let's face it, much better acting. The shorter ones and those glimpses of past sketches suit Saunders better, she's very good at the funny facials but her acting has always been a bit peculiar, one dimensional and always appearing the same for whatever role. The prog showed they are still the best British female comedy act by miles, or at least no other act has yet surpassed their past output.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 11th October 2021, 8:31am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 6,292 posts

Used to love them till around 1996. My main issue was that the sketches went on too long. The good news for Jennifer Saunders is that if Melanie C doesn't propose to me within the next year, I am still available.

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beaky

  • Monday 11th October 2021, 11:08am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,969 posts

Their pop videos were always the highlight for me - the Abba one, with Raw Sex as the men, has me in stitches.