Monday, July 24, 2006
Good job this was so comprehensive (that can, to some extent, be read as 'long') because for those of us interested in tv there wasn't a whole lot of new information - Eric and Ernie didn't originately want to share a bed on national tv? Well I never.... But it was a decent summing-up exercise, and Stephen Fry could read the phone book (maybe he will) and I'd listen. Good to have the story brought up to date with Ant and Dec and Vic and Bob, too, though they did miss a trick not mentioning the Boosh (oh yes, them again) who are the true successors to 'talking heads' double acts like Pete and Dud. There's a genuine connection, they love to make each other laugh and, importantly, Vince and Howard are - as Noel Fielding has pointed out - essentially Noel and Julian Barratt 'plus ten percent'. Instead, they seemed to suggest that this particular line of succession ends at Little Britain, but I'm not sure that's right. It's a sketch show which happens to have just two regulars... but I'm biased, I guess. :)
Posted by Anna Lowman (annawaits) at 2:48 p.m.