I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Reaction score
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
I loved that show when I was a kid.
Yeah, The Monkees originally were before my time, but I really loved them when they had a resurgence in the 80's. My cousin was crazy about Mickey, and I was fond of Mike. I still like a man in a wool hat, actuallyI've been rewatching The Monkees recently. It still holds up, good tunes and some really funny bits, so innocent and fun and all that stuff. Very well made, has aged better than a lot of shows from that time. Plus guest stars like Stan Freberg and Lon Chaney Jr! Amazing how often Micky Dolenz dressed as a woman, mind you.
Shock horror news!...Also, I just remembered that Absolutely Fabulous was a huge hit here in the states, even though Edina and Patsy are nearly impossible to understand. That's probably not an accent issue, though - Edina and Patsy are just inarticulate.
Love it! Looking forward to it.Shock horror news!
Break out the Bolly: the Ab Fab movie is on
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will start shooting in October
13 August 2015 2:27pm
The Absolutely Fabulous film, written by the original series’ creator Jennifer Saunders, is set to start shooting in October. Fox Searchlight will co-produce and co-finance the adaptation of the 1990s sitcom along with the BBC.
Saunders finished the script last year, and she and Joanna Lumley will reprise their roles as PR agent Edina Monsoon and magazine editor Patsy Stone in the big-screen adaptation. So too will Julia Sawalha, who played Edina’s prim and proper daughter Saffron.
While writing the script last year, Saunders claimed that she wanted everyone who ever appeared in the TV series to have a role in the film. While it is not yet known whether guest stars such as Richard E Grant, Kate Moss, Lulu and Minnie Driver will appear in the new film, Deadline reports that all the original cast are confirmed, including Jane Horrocks as Bubble, and June Whitfield as Edina’s mother.
Much as I loved the original series, I suspect this will prove to be an encore too far. The cast will have a combined age of several hundred years!
It's the midwestern accent they use in US films and TV. It's the plainest and therefore easiest to understand. Kinda funny - so many movies are made in Hollywood, yet when was the last time you heard a California accent in a film?Our first view of a Royle Family ep had us asking "Why does this not have subtitles?" Quite soon our ears became accustomed and it's one of our fave imports.
This thread makes me wonder if US coms imported to GB are always so bland, regional dialect-wise, that there are no difficulties watching them. To my ear, US coms have very bland accents.
Yes, the sitcom was called 'Oh Crikey' as I recall.Whenever I hear sitcom I always think of Terry and June or George and Mildred .. does anyone else remember the satirical sketch in The Young Ones when Rick is watching TV and the onscreen action is clearly a reference to these two shows .... it ends with a man trying to pick up a dog from behind, he's on his knees, his trousers have fallen down and then the vicar walks in to the living room
Bilko has at least one ardent British fan:I'd generally steer well clear of the home as base for the underlying situation, much preferring the institution. Nothing better than the absurdities of the armed forces to supply that. There are bound to be lots of Dad's Army fans but I'm sure the underlying model for that awkward squad was Sgt. Bilko.
Given that he only seemed to have three expressions, Phil Silvers was one of the most magnetic of the early television stars. Like Lucille Ball, his earlier films rôles seem rehearsals merely for the talent which would bloom on tv. It helps, I think, that the shows were recorded live - fluffs and all. Like Hitchcock's tv shows, they seem to be preserved on 35mm film so our fuzzy memories can be refreshed by some vivid recordings of those classic shows.
Time was they were deployed by the BBC as cheap fillers around the witching hour and were part of everyone's taken-for-granted comedic heritage. As with so much, those who missed them will probably never have cause to seek them out.