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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by joefish » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:53 pm

Harry Enfield is a great character performer, but without Paul Whitehouse contributing to the writing it just didn't work.

The very first episode of the first series is just fantastic. It has a really heart-felt 'Slobs' sketch, where Waynetta kicks Wayne out because social services say he's probably a paedophile for wanting to spend so much time with his own kids, so he leaves to date Naomi 'Nomio' Campbell. Martin Clunes plays the Terminator sent further back in time in a Merchant-Ivory period costume drama, and Ben Elton sends himself up in an overly-feminist spoof of the Benny Hill end-of-show chase sketches.

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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by djcarlos » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:06 pm

Which series had the Sword Of Ultimate Justice and She-Woman-Cat-Type-Thing?
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:58 pm

I think that was Harry Enfields Television Programme
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by crusto » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:49 pm

Poor lulu!
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by SpockIOM » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:57 am

Mr Cholmondley-Warner and the 1950's public information films were always bloody hilarious. Wrong, but bloody hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNY ... NYjg8w#t=0
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by oldtimer » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:56 am

SpockIOM wrote:Mr Cholmondley-Warner and the 1950's public information films were always bloody hilarious. Wrong, but bloody hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNY ... NYjg8w#t=0
My favourite one of those was "Women! know your limits" was the most sexist thing ive ever seen but i cried laughing lol
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by psj3809 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:35 pm

Some of those early characters were superb 'onlyy meeeeeeeeeeeeee' and of course the german guy 'i vant to apologise for my nations conduct in the war.....'

Takes me back to the early 90's watching that, good times

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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by oldtimer » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:31 pm

psj3809 wrote:Some of those early characters were superb 'onlyy meeeeeeeeeeeeee' and of course the german guy 'i vant to apologise for my nations conduct in the war.....'

Takes me back to the early 90's watching that, good times
Another classic lol
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by Negative Creep » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:09 pm

To be honest I don't think German gy has aged very well. Mr C-W is still utterly hilarious though
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by SpecChum81 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:15 pm

I don't think the show has aged very well to be honest.

I still love some of the sketches and characters, but having seen it again recently it doesn't make me laugh like it did first time round.

I also think that Harry Enfield became less and less funny as time went on, whereas the supporting cast became funnier and carried the sketches.

Interestingly, a lot of Fast Show characters and sketches were ideas that Paul Whitehouse originally suggested/offered to Enfield but he turned them down as he didn't think they would work...
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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by JazzFunk » Wed May 11, 2016 1:00 am

The Sky show was pretty poor, but I used to enjoy the Toby Carmichael character quite a lot (all that 'yah yah yaaah' stuff):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zsm63Wr_Qs

Pity he looks like one of the Old Gits now. Speaking of The Old Gits, I used to really like Paul Whitehouse's sitcom Help...but unfortunately, his co-star kind of mucked that one up with his dodgy extracurricular activities... :cry:

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Re: harry enfield and chums

Post by Mortis » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:52 pm

Love these two and there still really popular in cities and towns selling gigs out in halls very quickly.

Still never had cheesy peas...

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