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“Stephen!” “Yes?” “I’m in trouble!” “Just coming!”

There’s already a thread about this on NotBBC, but it’s just too good a subject to pass over by way of a lazy-blog-filling end-of-the-weekend tonic.

A few weeks ago on their 6 Music show*, Adam and Joe asked listeners to send in memories of, and examples from, juvenilia. Sadly the chance to hear the duo’s audio adaptation of the short-lived comic STEPHEN! is no longer available online, but it’s already prompted somebody to go to the trouble of re-imagining the cover, plus animate a version for YouTube.

If you heard this particular show live, or via the podcast, you’ll know it was one of the funniest things ever. In fact, the whole subject of demented childhood literary and pictoral creations could easily run and run. Which is precisely what the pair have done, turning it into a regular feature.

Anyway, if ever you’re walking down the street and hear the cry go up, “STEPHEN!”, you’ll know salvation is but a politely restrained response away.

*The best programme on the radio



  1. Claire

    June 8, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I loved this…am keeping all my Adam and Joe podcasts.

    The bit on yesterday’s show about Nick Cage in National Treasure also cracked me up.

    Can’t wait for the Song Wars album!

  2. Simon

    June 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

  3. Ian Jones

    June 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Brilliant – thanks Simon.

  4. ben

    June 10, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Glad its not just me who was obsessed with “STEPHEN!” then. Tears did roll. Its like an actual phenomenon and not something Ricky Gervais made up to make Karl Pilkington sound like a four year old.

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