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Comic Strip Presents…, The

YOU ARE HERE. Mayall, Edmondson, French, Saunders, Coltrane, Richardson, Sayle and Allen piss about on a grand scale. In order: FIVE GO MAD IN DORSET (“Blah blah blah”); WAR (“Pot of tea for four, please!”); THE BEAT GENERATION (black and white wankery); BAD NEWS TOUR (“For you, and you, and you, and you”); SUMMER SCHOOL (too much Dawn French); FIVE GO MAD ON MESCALIN (“You like that, don’t you, Timmy?”); DIRTY MOVIE (lobster gets run over); SUSIE (pass); A FISTFUL OF TRAVELLERS CHEQUES (“No soft toilet papers in Hotel Bastardos!”); GINO – FULL STORY AND PICS (that rarest of beasts: a decent Keith Allen turn!); EDDIE MONSOON – A LIFE? (“Plipetty Plop, and Flippety Flop…”); SLAGS (er); CONSUELA (yet more too much Dawn French); PRIVATE ENTERPRISE (shit – literally); THE STRIKE (oranges); MORE BAD NEWS (Donington Rock Festival); MR JOLLY LIVES NEXT DOOR (“Nicholas bloody Parsons!”); THE YOB (that commonest of beasts: a crap Keith Allen turn); DIDN’T YOU KILL MY BROTHER? (“Tighter than a very tight thing”); FUNSEEKERS (no jokes); SOUTH ATLANTIC RAIDERS (first on BBC2); GLC (Kate Bush soundtrack); OXFORD (shagging in the spires); SPAGHETTI HOOPS (Italian thingy); LES DOGS (arty); RED NOSE OF COURAGE (satire!); THE CRYING GAME (football); WILD TURKEY (Christmas special); DETECTIVES ON THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (you’ll have stopped watching by now); SPACE VIRGINS FROM PLANET SEX (you’ll have stopped reading by now); QUEEN OF THE WILD FRONTIER (they really needn’t have bothered); GREGORY – DIARY OF A NUT CASE (sigh); DEMONELLA (ditto); JEALOUSY (last one for ages until…); FOUR MEN IN A CAR (so-so revival on Channel 4); FOUR MEN IN A PLANE (rotten revival of the revival); SEX, ACTUALLY (do you see? No).



  1. Matthew Rudd

    February 14, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    And, of course, THE SUPERGRASS (“Chocolates are bad for your teeth!”)

    • Joanne Gray

      November 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      The only one to be released as a feature length movie, I believe? I used to spend a lot of my pocket money hiring Supergrass from the local video shop most weekends, I enjoyed it that much.

  2. Stuart Kenny

    February 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Plus, there was the new one out last year, the Fugitive/Hitchcock spoof The Hunt For Tony Blair, which was OK actually. Not vintage, but it’ll do.

  3. ellis

    July 1, 2013 at 10:04 am

    In War, it is “A pot of tea for four, you bitch”

    and various others; “I normally have a carrot about this time”
    “All the green stuff is grass”
    “No, No Hermaine, we can mix our own cocktails now”

  4. Applemask

    January 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    And don’t, or maybe do, forget EAT THE RICH (“Knock, knock…”)

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