Smith and Jones’ police interrogation sketch, 1990
There is of course a brilliant variation on the re-edited interview gag in The Simpsons (“Her swee-swee-sweeeet can!”), but the Lowlands Police Video Unit came first and it’s a fabulous sketch, wonderfully performed by two fine comic actors. The whole thing is packed with wonderful little details – the clock, the “taped over” football, PC Longman building his part, the copyright date. What really makes it for us is Griff’s corpse halfway through the interrogation (“And then did PROCEED…”) , which we’ve never worked out is genuine or not, but either way it emphasises Griff’s obvious delight at delivering such a funny script. And as well as being hilarious, it’s also genuinely satirical as well. A perfect two minutes of comedy from a hugely underrated series.