History Series / NotTheNineOClockNews

23rd Jun '16 9:12:29 AM gewunomox
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* MileHighClub: From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Creator/KateBush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' albums):

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* MileHighClub: From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Creator/KateBush Music/KateBush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Not the Nine O' Clock News'' albums):
27th Nov '15 5:05:27 PM nombretomado
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[[TheEighties 1980s]] British comedy SketchShow which starred and launched the careers of Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Creator/RowanAtkinson, and Pamela Stephenson[[note]]Stephenson would later become a cast member with ''SaturdayNightLive'' for the show's tenth season from 1984 to 1985[[/note]]

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[[TheEighties 1980s]] British comedy SketchShow which starred and launched the careers of Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Creator/RowanAtkinson, and Pamela Stephenson[[note]]Stephenson would later become a cast member with ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the show's tenth season from 1984 to 1985[[/note]]



* TransatlanticEquivalent: A sort of one for ''SaturdayNightLive'' (Stephenson was featured in both shows), being similarly groundbreaking and controversial at the time. However, ''NTNON'' was more political in tone, aside from not having as many guests or regular sections ''SNL'' had.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: A sort of one for ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (Stephenson was featured in both shows), being similarly groundbreaking and controversial at the time. However, ''NTNON'' was more political in tone, aside from not having as many guests or regular sections ''SNL'' had.
12th Oct '15 6:50:42 PM RAraya
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A mixture of conventional sketches, brief non sequitur punchlines of the type later popularized by ''Series/TheFastShow'', musical numbers and biting political satire, it was so called because Creator/TheBBC put it on BBC Two opposite their own BBC One ''Nine O'Clock News''. After a long fallow period during the post-Creator/MontyPython era, it was the next big thing in British TV sketch comedy, and inspired a boom in the genre during the rest of the 1980s.

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A mixture of conventional sketches, brief non sequitur punchlines of the type later popularized by ''Series/TheFastShow'', musical numbers and biting political satire, it was so called because Creator/TheBBC put it on BBC Two opposite their own BBC One ''Nine O'Clock News''. After a long fallow period during the post-Creator/MontyPython era, it its mix between alternative comedy and social commentary was the next big thing in British TV sketch comedy, and inspired a boom in the genre during the rest of the 1980s.



* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".

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* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Labour Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely particularly convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".spending".
** Another one, this time for Labour, resembled a movie trailer for the trainwreck of a final term for Harry Wilson, with the slogan "Labour is... never bothering to say ''you're'' sorry".
25th Sep '15 3:37:23 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Aug '15 4:36:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".
17th Aug '15 2:31:18 PM MRAustin
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* IncessantMusicMadness: Gryff-Rhys Jones plays a colonial planter, driven to drink by the noise of the jungle, who staggers drunkenly onto the verandah and demands, "Will you shut up! Will this damn noise never end!" The camera pans back, revealing that what we have taken to be the chittering of night insect noise is really 30 or 40 natives, each of whom is playing with a Rubik's Cube...

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* IncessantMusicMadness: Gryff-Rhys Jones plays a colonial planter, driven to drink by the noise of the jungle, who staggers drunkenly onto the verandah and demands, "Will you shut up! Will this damn noise never end!" The camera pans back, revealing that what we have taken to be the chittering of night insect noise is really 30 or 40 natives, each of whom is playing with a Rubik's Cube...Cube.
** A similar sketch featured Rowan Atkinson opening a window and shouting "Why don't you grow up, you little bastards!" When questioned by his wife, he clarifies that he was talking to their plants.
17th Aug '15 2:28:37 PM MRAustin
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]] [[note]] The gushing obituary quotes they include in the song are all ''absolutely genuine'', despite Mosley being such an inveterate fascist that he was interned from 1940-43.[[/note]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ com/watch?v=LPCZvYu0QBA Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]] [[note]] The gushing obituary quotes they include in the song are all ''absolutely genuine'', despite Mosley being such an inveterate fascist that he was interned from 1940-43. [[/note]]
17th Aug '15 2:24:26 PM MRAustin
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]]]] [[note]] The gushing obituary quotes they include in the song are all ''absolutely genuine'', despite Mosley being such an inveterate fascist that he was interned from 1940-43.[[/note]]
14th Jul '15 12:00:19 PM talltalltree
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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: In one sketch, a woman from a youth employment scheme goes to visit the owner of a successful pie factory, who employs a large number of young people from the scheme. He claims to use them for "filling in" ... a bit more literally than the woman thinks.



* ThoseWackyNazis:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]]
** Subverted with the Chilean Milk Marketing Board (a TakeThat against the government of the time), with the gov't agents varying between stereotypical German and Italian accents (with the occasional use of ElSpanishO).



* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: In one sketch, a woman from a youth employment scheme goes to visit the owner of a successful pie factory, who employs a large number of young people from the scheme. He claims to use them for "filling in" ... a bit more literally than the woman thinks.
* ThoseWackyNazis:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMdeQFCGMQ Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley.]]
** Subverted with the Chilean Milk Marketing Board (a TakeThat against the government of the time), with the gov't agents varying between stereotypical German and Italian accents (with the occasional use of ElSpanishO).
14th Jul '15 11:59:23 AM talltalltree
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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: In one sketch, a woman from a youth employment scheme goes to visit the owner of a successful pie factory, who employs a large number of young people from the scheme. He claims to use them for "filling in" ... a bit more literally than the woman thinks.
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