History Radio / TheBurkissWay

14th Aug '16 4:57:13 AM pavelbronco42
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* CharacterTics; British educational documentaries presented for the BBC by Dr Jonathan Miller, such as ''The Body in Question'' and ''Your Life in Their Hands'' were made compulsive viewing by Miller's vastly exaggerated hand movements when speaking. So much so that Burkiss opened its sound parody with

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* CharacterTics; CharacterTics: British educational documentaries presented for the BBC by Dr Jonathan Miller, such as ''The Body in Question'' and ''Your Life in Their Hands'' were made compulsive viewing by Miller's vastly exaggerated hand movements when speaking. So much so that Burkiss opened its sound parody with
11th Mar '16 8:52:46 PM Angeldeb82
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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable; the parody of ''Series/{{Cosmos}}'' doesn't really need to exaggerate Carl Sagan's idiosyncratic delivery of the title word ''Kohzzz-MORSS''. It also has great fun with variant pronunciations of the planet "Yuhr-AY-nuzz".

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable; AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle; the parody of ''Series/{{Cosmos}}'' doesn't really need to exaggerate Carl Sagan's idiosyncratic delivery of the title word ''Kohzzz-MORSS''. It also has great fun with variant pronunciations of the planet "Yuhr-AY-nuzz".



* AchillesHeel: The Greek hero Testiclese (who apparently had a brother called John). It wasn't his heel his mother held him by when she dipped him in the Styx, but [[GroinAttack oooh he wishes it was]].

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* AchillesHeel: The Greek hero Testiclese (who apparently had a brother called John). It wasn't his heel his mother held him by when she dipped him in the Styx, but but, [[GroinAttack oooh oooh, he wishes it was]].



'''Alan Whicker''': …refreshingly, reassuringly recuperative, so emphatically effervescent in its empirically endowed…

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'''Alan Whicker''': …refreshingly, Whicker''': ...refreshingly, reassuringly recuperative, so emphatically effervescent in its empirically endowed…endowed...



* BigBrotherIsWatching: Parodied in the spoof of ''NineteenEightyFour'' starring one Winston Smoth, to wit: "Big Brother is Up Your Nose!" There is another candidate for Big Brother, but the incumbent mocks his opponent's claim that he's just going to watch people. "Up their nose! ''That's'' where you've got to be!"

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: Parodied in the spoof of ''NineteenEightyFour'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' starring one Winston Smoth, to wit: "Big Brother is Up Your Nose!" There is another candidate for Big Brother, but the incumbent mocks his opponent's claim that he's just going to watch people. "Up their nose! ''That's'' where you've got to be!"



** "Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way (part 2)" spoofed the Orson Welles version of War of the Worlds, and the urban legend of the realism of the broadcast causing mass panic. Despite repeated blatant [[{{Lampshading}} lampshading]], the [=BBC=] still received complaints about the show panicking people; as a result an [[{{Narm}} awkward and out-of-place]] announcement that "You're listening to The Burkiss Way, the not-to-be-believed comedy show" was inserted into the middle of the episode on repeats.

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** "Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way (part 2)" spoofed the Orson Welles version of War of the Worlds, and the urban legend of the realism of the broadcast causing mass panic. Despite repeated blatant [[{{Lampshading}} lampshading]], {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing, the [=BBC=] still received complaints about the show panicking people; as a result an [[{{Narm}} awkward and out-of-place]] announcement that "You're listening to The Burkiss Way, the not-to-be-believed comedy show" was inserted into the middle of the episode on repeats.



* TheCameo: Tim Brooke-Taylor makes a one line appearance in "Avoid Like The Plague The Burkiss Way". The debt Eric Pode of Croydon owes to his Lady Constance deCoverlet character from Radio/{{I|mSorryIllReadThatAgain}}SIRTA is acknowledged by having her turn up where Pode is expected. Turns out it's Eric Pode ''pretending'' to be Lady Constance.



:: Magnus Pyke, who was known for his enthusiastic gesticulating as well, gets spoofed on several occasions, too.
* CorrespondenceCourse: One on radio. [[RuleOfFunny Don't ask how that works]]. The Burkiss Organization's other courses are also advertised, such as a bodybuilding course that promises to give you [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower bulging rippling muscles]] simply through lifting up all that heavy money and sending it to Professor Burkiss.

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:: ::: Magnus Pyke, who was known for his enthusiastic gesticulating as well, gets spoofed on several occasions, too.
* CorrespondenceCourse: One on radio. [[RuleOfFunny Don't ask how that works]]. works.]] The Burkiss Organization's other courses are also advertised, such as a bodybuilding course that promises to give you [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower bulging rippling muscles]] simply through lifting up all that heavy money and sending it to Professor Burkiss.



** The shows three sucessive producers were always refered to, in order, as "Simon Brett of Stepney", "John Lloyd of Europe" and "David 'Hatch of the BBC' Hatch".

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** The shows three sucessive successive producers were always refered referred to, in order, as "Simon Brett of Stepney", "John Lloyd of Europe" and "David 'Hatch of the BBC' Hatch".



* SirSwearsalot: The show's send-up of period drama ''The Duchess of Duke Street'':
-->'''Louisa:''' Cor blimey, your majesty! If you wern't so bleedin' busy sitting on your bleedin' throne, you'd see what a fine mess the bleedin' country's in! Cor blimey, I mean to say! Have some lobster thermidor garnished with tiny sautéed BBC props! If you pulled your bleedin' finger out, our poor bleedin' soldiers bleedin' in bleedin' France, instead of bleedin' the bleedin' country apart, would be bleedin' the bleedin'-\\

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* SirSwearsalot: SirSwearsALot: The show's send-up of period drama ''The Duchess of Duke Street'':
-->'''Louisa:''' Cor blimey, your majesty! If you wern't weren't so bleedin' busy sitting on your bleedin' throne, you'd see what a fine mess the bleedin' country's in! Cor blimey, I mean to say! Have some lobster thermidor garnished with tiny sautéed BBC props! If you pulled your bleedin' finger out, our poor bleedin' soldiers bleedin' in bleedin' France, instead of bleedin' the bleedin' country apart, would be bleedin' the bleedin'-\\



* TheCameo: Tim Brooke-Taylor makes a one line appearance in "Avoid Like The Plague The Burkiss Way". The debt Eric Pode of Croydon owes to his Lady Constance deCoverlet character from [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain ISIRTA]] is acknowledged by having her turn up where Pode is expected. Turns out it's Eric Pode ''pretending'' to be Lady Constance.
* TheyKilledKenny

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* TheCameo: Tim Brooke-Taylor makes a one line appearance in "Avoid Like The Plague The Burkiss Way". The debt Eric Pode of Croydon owes to his Lady Constance deCoverlet character from [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain ISIRTA]] is acknowledged by having her turn up where Pode is expected. Turns out it's Eric Pode ''pretending'' to be Lady Constance.
* TheyKilledKenny
TheyKilledKennyAgain
1st Feb '16 10:42:17 AM pavelbronco42
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* CourtroomEpisode: "Get Off With Life The Burkiss Way", in which the show is prosecuted on three charges of "being funny", thus contravening the BBC charter. The judge? [[{{Literature/Biggles}} Mr Justice Biggles]], whose first action is to bomb the jury because he thought they might have been Hitler.
16th Jan '16 2:59:16 AM Anddrix
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** "Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way (part 2)" spoofed the Orson Welles version of War of the Worlds, and the urban legend of the realism of the broadcast causing mass panic. Despite repeated blatant [[{{Lampshading}} lampshading]], the [=BBC=] still [[ViewersAreMorons received complaints about the show panicking people]]; as a result an [[{{Narm}} awkward and out-of-place]] announcement that "You're listening to The Burkiss Way, the not-to-be-believed comedy show" was inserted into the middle of the episode on repeats.

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** "Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way (part 2)" spoofed the Orson Welles version of War of the Worlds, and the urban legend of the realism of the broadcast causing mass panic. Despite repeated blatant [[{{Lampshading}} lampshading]], the [=BBC=] still [[ViewersAreMorons received complaints about the show panicking people]]; people; as a result an [[{{Narm}} awkward and out-of-place]] announcement that "You're listening to The Burkiss Way, the not-to-be-believed comedy show" was inserted into the middle of the episode on repeats.
15th Jan '16 12:30:11 PM tenryufan
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: the one thing so utterly, unimpeachably, sacred and holy that hanging it over your bed is guaranteed to repel vampires, is Music/CliffRichard.



* MissingEpisode: The final episode of the first series is not included in the shows repeats on BBC7, presumably due to it being, for some reason, only fifteen minutes long.



* TalkingToHimself
15th Dec '15 2:54:10 AM pavelbronco42
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnywayWhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: One episode had a ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} sketch where the team were irritated by an applicant trying to claim the ability to stand up from a sitting position as a super-power. ("I can do it quite quickly...") When this fails to impress them, he claims to have the ability to move from place to place at will - by getting on the bus:
--> '''Applicant''': I simply raise my right arm, like this, until it's outstretched...\\
'''Invisible Kid''': And fly up into the air!\\
'''Applicant''': No, the bus stops and I get on.
**They try and throw him out, so he reveals he has one last super-power: The ability to stop any comedy programme at will.
--> '''Team Leader''': Really? Well I don't bel-
** The previous applicants weren't much better. There was Transvestite Lad (''"Has the ability to dress up in women's clothes at will"''), Captain Horlicks (''"Can make hot malted milk bedtime drinks at will"''), Commander Lemon (''"Can change into a lemon at will"'') and Archive Lass (''"Can obtain obscure back-numbers of the Exchange and Mart at will"'').
1st Dec '15 5:02:48 PM hamza678
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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable; the parody of ''{{Cosmos}}'' doesn't really need to exaggerate Carl Sagan's idiosyncratic delivery of the title word ''Kohzzz-MORSS''. It also has great fun with variant pronunciations of the planet "Yuhr-AY-nuzz".

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable; the parody of ''{{Cosmos}}'' ''Series/{{Cosmos}}'' doesn't really need to exaggerate Carl Sagan's idiosyncratic delivery of the title word ''Kohzzz-MORSS''. It also has great fun with variant pronunciations of the planet "Yuhr-AY-nuzz".
24th Oct '15 5:59:40 AM AgProv
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** Besides the aforementioned Mr Different Adams, the shows other recurring character based on a real person is Lord Russian Emigre, a shamelessly downmarket showbiz impresario (his production of ''Oedipus Rex'' cuts all the stuff about murdering his father and marrying his mother to make room for a hillbilly dance routine), clearly intended to be Baron Lew Grade. He reappears in an episode of ''End Of Part One'' under the even blunter name of Lord Jewish Caricature.

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** Besides the aforementioned Mr Different Adams, the shows other recurring character based on a real person is Lord Russian Emigre, a shamelessly downmarket showbiz impresario (his production of ''Oedipus Rex'' cuts all the stuff about murdering his father and marrying his mother to make room for a hillbilly dance routine), clearly intended to be Baron Lew Grade. He reappears in an episode of ''End Of Part One'' under the even blunter name of Lord Jewish Caricature. He was even named once as Baron Low Grade, [[SarcasmMode possibly one of Burkiss' amusing mis-spellings]].
24th Oct '15 5:57:25 AM AgProv
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: the one thing so utterly, unimpeachably, sacred and holy that hanging it over your bed is guaranteed to repel vampires, is Music/SirCliffRichard.

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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: the one thing so utterly, unimpeachably, sacred and holy that hanging it over your bed is guaranteed to repel vampires, is Music/SirCliffRichard.Music/CliffRichard.
24th Oct '15 5:56:57 AM AgProv
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: the one thing so utterly, unimpeachably, sacred and holy that hanging it over your bed is guaranteed to repel vampires, is Music/SirCliffRichard.
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