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MILLIGAN MULLARKEY which bemused most (including the Beeb) but delighted enough to keep it being recommissioned despite the same things showing up in the same order every bloody series, namely: Nazis; Nazis dressed as Jews; Nazis dressed as beautiful buxom women; Nazis and beautiful buxom women running an unlikely business such as a costermogers or grocery; everyone blacked up; everyone blacked up playing Nazis; everyone walking off set into the audience; everyone walking off set into another sketch on film; people with cotton wool in their ears; hole reinforcers and cutlery falling from people’s sleeves; BBC costume department labels on the outside of clothes; and racist and sexist punchlines. Original trailer announced the death of Spike, aged 104.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I conducted an e-mail interview with Q series regular Julia Breck (the “beautiful buxom woman” mentioned above) last year, you can find it here…
    http://bringbackcomedy.blogspot.com/2009/01/interview-with-julia-breck.html

  2. THX Kling Klang

    December 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    “You realise this puts me in a very difficult position.”

    I remember watching an episode of what must have been the final series and halfway through demonstrating the new British Army Boot (which was huge and “driven” by Spike) the programme kept breaking down.

    They restarted it about five times, but it continued to break at the big boot bit, so I never did get to see the rest of the episode. It’s not one of the major regrets of my existence or anything, but it’s my main memory of the series because I couldn’t quite tell if it was another joke or not, such was the odd nature of Spike’s humour.

  3. Lee James Turnock

    April 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Sorry, can someone delete my old comment? That blog is no longer online.

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