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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Owl Power.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Comedy series observing Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer fishing together

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 10:06pm
  • England
  • 586 posts

Funniest show on TV by a country mile. I'd go so far as to say it's truly life enriching stuff. I couldn't care less about fishing but their friendship is an utter joy to witness and I hope this series runs and runs. It can't be very expensive to make!

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Chappers

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 10:22pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,569 posts

I wouldn't go so far as to say it's the funniest show on TV but very funny, very genuine and just natural with 2 naturally funny unscripted men.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 7th September 2019, 11:18am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,940 posts

Good banter, nice scenery. I sometimes think Whitehouse's talent engulfs Mortimer and shows him up but Bob is so easy going it makes him very likeable. I do find some of the heart surgeon stuff a bit scary though, makes me a bit nervous of eating that pizza with a beer while I'm watching it. Purely fishing I'd find it a more comfortable watch.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 7th September 2019, 11:46am [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,132 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 7th September 2019, 11:18 AM

I sometimes think Whitehouse's talent engulfs Mortimer and shows him up

I know what you mean but, in terms of comedic style, the two men are chalk and cheese and are thus not readily comparable.

I see a lot of the old "straight man and funny man" in them, with Paul as the irritable straight man and Bob as the lovable buffoon. I know Paul is a sensationally talented comedian but that's the vibe I frequently get from their interactions in this show.

Whoever cast (see what I did there?) the two of them is an excellent judge of what complements what in comedy.

And I reely mean that.

(See? I did it again). Laughing out loud

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Aaron

  • Monday 9th September 2019, 4:35pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,392 posts

I adore this series, really. It just oozes warmth and comic brilliance from start to end. Longing for news of Series 3 (and onwards).

I particularly enjoy the cooking bits. Indeed, I'd love to see a spin-off, Moretimer & Whitehouse Go Cooking.

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Nil Putters

  • Monday 9th September 2019, 6:51pm [Edited]
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,688 posts

Love this show.

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019, 6:36am
  • England
  • 29,789 posts

I sort of enjoy this show, and admire the two guys immensely, but I never feel that compelled to watch it religiously. It doesn't grab me,

Quote: Nil Putters @ 9th September 2019, 6:51 PM

Love this show.

Putters! Nice to have you back, even if just for a drive-by.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Thursday 7th November 2019, 4:24pm
  • England
  • 586 posts

Cannot over emphasize enough how ecstatic I am that this has just been recommissioned! Television and its most life affirming and joyous!

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 7th November 2019, 6:00pm
  • England
  • 3,132 posts
Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 7th November 2019, 4:24 PM

Cannot over emphasize enough how ecstatic I am that this has just been recommissioned! Television and its most life affirming and joyous!

Indeed, it's comforting in the middle of this ever-worsening televisual entertainment famine to know that the BBC still knows how to make thoroughly entertaining programs.

Let's hope they employ that knowledge more and more frequently as time goes by.