Monkey Trousers. Image shows from L to R: Ted (Alex Lowe), Patsy Palmer, Constance (Ronni Ancona), Stanley (Alistair McGowan). Copyright: Pett Productions / Baby Cow Productions.

Monkey Trousers

ITV sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2005. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Mark Benton, Tim Healy, Alistair McGowan and others.

Series 1, Episode 2

Monkey Trousers mesmerises Star Search judges Louis Walsh and Foxy with his nonverbal Tourettism, and we're introduced to the marvel that is Bullwinkle face cream.

Further details

The Sneezer does his mucous thing all over his newly-wed wife.

Professional Footballers' Wives is sponsored by Norsons Meths ('the sportsman's meths'); the pathologically sweary chef Chris Graham starts a new slot on PMTV; and the astronauts of Whippet infuriate mission control at the Geordie Space Centre.

The Croc Botherer dives on a rare butterfly whilst looking for an effeminate 'dile; Roy of Roy's Toys crafts a haunting tale of a struggling toy farm; and Alasdair the estate agent gets pushed into a swimming pool.

Finally, the Vicar is bemused by the bush that burned and was not consumed, and some loud cops argue over who's got the balls for the McFarlane case.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th May 2005
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Vic Reeves Various
Bob Mortimer Various
Steve Coogan Roy
John Thomson Various
Mark Benton Various
Tim Healy Various
Alistair McGowan Stanley
Ronni Ancona Constance
Patsy Palmer Various
Alex Lowe Ted
Rebecca Front Various
Neil Morrissey Various
Guest cast
Mackenzie Crook Sneezer
Glynis Barber Various
Paul Nicholas Various
Sarah Parish Various
Penny Smith Various
Lisa Stansfield Various
Rhys Thomas Various
Marc Wootton Various
Neil Fox Self
Louis Walsh Self
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Christian Azzola Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Kerr Director
Lisa Clark Series Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer

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