History Series / ThatMitchellAndWebbLook

15th Jun '17 12:08:06 AM CaptainTedium
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* CerebusEnding: The very last episode of the last series ends with a surprisingly touching sketch about a senile Sherlock Holmes, who reveals he knows [[TearJerker all too well what is happening to him]]. It also offers us a moment of HeReallyCanAct for both Mitchell and Webb. For a show built around frequently insincere, cynical BlackComedy and SurrealHumour, to have a moment of genuine pathos cap the series off works surprisingly well.
** Consider also that this is a ''SketchComedy'' we're talking about, not a {{Sitcom}}. It is rare - if not unprecedented - to see sketch comedy showrunners decide to finish off their run with a moment of ''genuine'' drama.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: General Drayfox is quite disturbed to hear that the superhero Captain Todger is in jail for statutory rape and is greatly appalled by his [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero politically incorrect ways]].


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* SuddenDownerEnding: The very last episode of the last series ends with a surprisingly touching sketch about a senile Sherlock Holmes, who reveals he knows [[TearJerker all too well what is happening to him]]. It also offers us a moment of HeReallyCanAct for both Mitchell and Webb. For a show built around frequently insincere, cynical BlackComedy and SurrealHumour, to have a moment of genuine pathos cap the series off works surprisingly well.
** Consider also that this is a ''SketchComedy'' we're talking about, not a {{Sitcom}}. It is rare - if not unprecedented - to see sketch comedy showrunners decide to finish off their run with a moment of ''genuine'' drama.
14th Jun '17 9:19:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The radio version of the "[[ThoseWackyNazis Are we the Baddies?]]" sketch has the worried Nazi officer begin to realise that the course of the war has begun to resemble the plot of every single UnderdogsNeverLose film ever (with the Allies in the role of 'underdogs'), and that he's never actually seen a film where the good guys start off strong, have a few setbacks, but then win anyway:
-->"I'm increasingly worried about our place in the narrative structure of this war..."
12th Jun '17 6:09:12 PM comicwriter
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* PreviouslyOn: Series 4 opens up with a montage of out of context clips from past episodes set to a serious, dramatic musical score. Of course, since this is a sketch show, [[FakeOutOpening none of the clips have any bearing on anything that happens in the premier]].
12th Jun '17 12:18:58 PM ironballs16
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* DeadlyEuphemism: Parodied in one of the Bond Villain sketches, when Leslie wants a detective killed but keeps using euphemisms.
-->'''Alan''': "'Have him removed'? 'Take him out of the picture'? I thought we agreed at the meeting that these terms are needlessly ambiguous? We all agreed that from now on, when we want someone murdered, i.e. ''deliberately killed to death'', then that's what we we're gonna say!"

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* DeadlyEuphemism: Parodied in one of the Bond Villain sketches, when Leslie wants a detective killed but keeps using euphemisms.
euphemisms, and Alan [[EuphemismBuster insists on clearer language]].
-->'''Alan''': "'Have "Have him removed'? 'Take removed"? "Take him out of the picture'? picture"? I thought we agreed at the meeting that these terms are needlessly ambiguous? We all agreed that from now on, when we want someone murdered, i.e. ''deliberately killed to death'', then that's what we we're gonna say!"say!



-->'''Alan''': "This is gonna be 'let's hope Professor Ritson meets with a little accident' all over again! We spent nine months ''hoping'' that Professor Ritson would meet with an accident until Leslie made it clear it was an accident ''we were supposed to make happen!''"

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-->'''Alan''': "This This is gonna be 'let's "let's hope Professor Ritson meets with a little accident' accident" all over again! We spent nine months ''hoping'' that Professor Ritson would meet with an accident until Leslie made it clear it was an accident ''we were supposed to make happen!''"happen!''
4th Jun '17 2:41:14 AM needsanewhobby
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** Honourable mentions to "The Gift Shop Sketch", and "Reports Mode", the latter of which makes a series of ''graphs'' awesome.
2nd Jun '17 10:32:38 AM johnnye
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Them, from the Quiz Broadcast. It's never made clear if these cannibalistic former humans are zombies or just atrocious mutants, but they are unquestionably terrifying.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Them, "Them", from the Quiz Broadcast. It's never made clear if these cannibalistic former humans are zombies or just atrocious mutants, {{mutants}}, but they are unquestionably terrifying.
2nd Jun '17 7:55:08 AM comicwriter
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** Played for laughs again in the stage adaptation, ''The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb''. While the televised Numberwang sketches always had Simon and Julie played by Creator/PatersonJoseph and Creator/OliviaColeman, two fairly well known actors, the stage show had to use James Bachman and Abigail Burdess instead. The change was {{Lampshaded}} in the sketch itself:

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** Played for laughs again in the stage adaptation, ''The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb''. While the televised Numberwang sketches always had Simon and Julie played by Creator/PatersonJoseph and Creator/OliviaColeman, Creator/OliviaColman, two fairly well known actors, the stage show had to use James Bachman and Abigail Burdess instead. The change was {{Lampshaded}} in the sketch itself:
2nd Jun '17 7:54:41 AM comicwriter
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* TheOtherDarrin:[[invoked]] Played for laughs with Speedo, in which the actor playing the white main character died, only to be replaced by an black actor. The (fictional) writers were too lazy to rewrite the scripts, resulting in the now black Speedo [[CrowningMomentOfFunny telling a young black client he knows he doesn't want a "big white guy in a suit" like him defending him.]]

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* TheOtherDarrin:[[invoked]] TheOtherDarrin:
** [[invoked]]
Played for laughs with Speedo, in which the actor playing the white main character died, only to be replaced by an black actor. The (fictional) writers were too lazy to rewrite the scripts, resulting in the now black Speedo [[CrowningMomentOfFunny telling a young black client he knows he doesn't want a "big white guy in a suit" like him defending him.]]]]
** Played for laughs again in the stage adaptation, ''The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb''. While the televised Numberwang sketches always had Simon and Julie played by Creator/PatersonJoseph and Creator/OliviaColeman, two fairly well known actors, the stage show had to use James Bachman and Abigail Burdess instead. The change was {{Lampshaded}} in the sketch itself:
-->'''Host''': As you may have noticed, Simon and Julie have [[TheNthDoctor regenerated into two slightly less expensive actors]].
22nd May '17 10:12:19 PM DoctorNemesis
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** SicklyGreenGlow: The plutonium in the "Cash 4 Plutonium" sketch.

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** One sketch is an inversion of a well-known [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry and Laurie]] sketch involving a man tormenting another man by showing him holiday photos. Whereas the original version ends with the reveal that the second man slept with the first man's daughter and that this is a form of CoolAndUnusualPunishment, the Mitchell and Webb version involves the first man's holiday photos gradually becoming very pornographic in nature in order to torture the (apparently asexual) second man into demonstrating sexual urges.
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SicklyGreenGlow: The plutonium in the "Cash 4 Plutonium" sketch.
22nd May '17 6:59:42 PM Lirodon
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* SicklyGreenGlow: The plutonium in the "Cash 4 Plutonium" sketch.

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* ** Another Quiz Broadcast featured a parody of ''Series/TheGenerationGame'''s conveyor belt round. Of course, they don't know how to use the conveyor belt, so all the prizes are carried in front of the player by stagehands. They include food objects, fuel, tablets, Holy tablets, a "Frightening animal" (the cuddly toy), [[RuleOfThree a stone, a stone, a stone]], and a dirty traffic cone ("We don't know, but they're everywhere").
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SicklyGreenGlow: The plutonium in the "Cash 4 Plutonium" sketch.
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