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 from Vic & Bob. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2005. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Steve Coogan, John Thomson and others.

Series 1, Episode 4

The can't-be-God-bothered vicar has a tickle in his anus and the heroically loud cops argue over who could pull Copeland, a lucky female colleague.

Further details

We learn that 'movement deprivation' can be overcome by 'the power of trout'; blastoff at the Geordie Space Centre is aborted due to 'fart putty'; and it's a rum do in Professional Footballer's Wives: a rum do of match-fixing and drug-addiction.

The can't-be-God-bothered vicar has a tickle in his anus; voice-over man Dave takes on the personalities of various tobacconalian devices; and the heroically loud cops argue over who could pull Copeland, a lucky female colleague.

The Croc Botherer finds a fish called a limghted (pronounced limalt); Roy of Roy's Toys upsets a baby; and "Windy" Dick Baker says some stuff about antiques.

Finally, naturalist Dave Fletcher explores the little-known coastline of Otley. He is about as respectful of nature as the Croc Botherer, but less fearless.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th June 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
Matt Berry Various
Joanna Bobin Various
Guest cast
Griff Rhys Jones Various
Rhys Thomas Various
Marc Wootton Various
Angus Deayton Various
Susan Earl Various
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Richard Preddy Writer (Additional Material)
Jill Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Howe Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Kerr Director
Lisa Clark Series Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer

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