History Series / TheFastShow

1st Jan '17 1:47:53 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* PromotedFanboy: Creator/JohnnyDepp appeared in one of the "Suit you, sir!" sketches. (If you want to do this, it helps to be Johnny Depp.)
1st Jan '17 1:16:50 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* FanDumb: Invoked in the case of Archie the Pub Bore, specifically the Monomaniac variety. ''Every'' conversation he butts into he will ultimately turn into a lecture about Frank Sinatra.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the Dave Angel sketches, Shirley is often doing the exact thing Dave is warning against in the background whilst he is talking to the camera e.g. When Dave is warning against using aerosols, Shirley can be seen using an aerosol in the background.



* FanDumb: Invoked in the case of Archie the Pub Bore, specifically the Monomaniac variety. ''Every'' conversation he butts into he will ultimately turn into a lecture about Frank Sinatra.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the Dave Angel sketches, Shirley is often doing the exact thing Dave is warning against in the background whilst he is talking to the camera e.g. When Dave is warning against using aerosols, Shirley can be seen using an aerosol in the background.

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* FanDumb: Invoked InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Used in the case of Archie the Pub Bore, specifically the Monomaniac variety. ''Every'' conversation he butts into he will ultimately turn into a lecture sketch parodying Film/ForrestGump. This sketch is trailer for a fictional film about Frank Sinatra.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the Dave Angel sketches, Shirley is often doing the exact thing Dave is warning against in the background whilst he is talking
'a cute disabled man', called ''Cute Disabled Man''. It won an award for 'best portrayal of a disabled man by a fit and healthy young actor who wants to the camera e.g. When Dave is warning against using aerosols, Shirley can be seen using win an aerosol in the background.Oscar'.
1st Jan '17 1:08:01 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The entire premise of 'Cheesy Peas' - "They're a combination of cheese and peas to form Cheesy Peas!"
1st Jan '17 1:04:18 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* CaliforniaDoubling: the "Shore Leave" song, supposedly in New York, is clearly filmed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1st Jan '17 1:02:33 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* AnnoyingLaugh: Arthur Atkinson has an incredibly annoying laugh.
1st Jan '17 12:37:44 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* WriteWhoYouKnow:
** Simon Day admits to basing "Competitive Dad" on a man he saw at a public swimming pool, who challenged his children to a race and then swam away at top speed leaving them to struggle behind him.
*** This inspiration formed part of the very last Competitive Dad sketch, where we see a video recording of Competitive Dad's own father doing it to him as a child.
** Rowley Birkin QC was based on a similarly incomprehensible (English) person Paul Whitehouse met in Iceland - although his style also owes something to ventriloquist Ray Alan's puppet Lord Charles.
** One of Arabella Weir's characters is a woman who suggests something to a group of arguing men, only for them to totally ignore her and hear the suggestion [[GladIThoughtOfIt as though one of them had made it]]. This, as Whitehouse and Higson wryly realised on reading the first sketch, was her commentary on how they tended to treat her in script meetings.
** Insecure Woman was suggested to Weir by the others, based on herself.
** Swiss Toni was apparently based on several different real car salesmen.
** The Suit You Tailors were based on a real person, but oddly enough, a bank manager rather than a tailor.
1st Jan '17 12:33:51 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* SieSwearsALot: Shane, one of the guests on ''That's Amazing!'', has a genuinely interesting story, but he canít stop swearing long enough to tell Carl about it.

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* SieSwearsALot: SirSwearsALot: Shane, one of the guests on ''That's Amazing!'', has a genuinely interesting story, but he canít stop swearing long enough to tell Carl about it.
1st Jan '17 12:33:05 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* SieSwearsALot: Shane, one of the guests on ''That's Amazing!'', has a genuinely interesting story, but he canít stop swearing long enough to tell Carl about it.
-->'''Carl''': Tell the people what happened next.
-->'''Shane''': Well, shit, Carl, it was the weirdest thingó
-->'''Carl''': Whoa, mate. You Canít swear.
-->'''Shane''': Sorry, mate, I got a bit carried away.
-->'''Carl''': Donít worry. Just roar off. Away you go.
-->'''Shane''': Well, as I was saying, I was cleaning my pool, when ripples started appearing on the water. Next thing I knew was this rumbling sound. It sounded like a train. Then, fuck me, there was a fucking great roar! The fucking ground started shaking like a fucking roller coaster! The fucking wife shouted out the fucking window, ďWhat the fuckís going on?Ē
-->'''Carl''': Shane, Shane, what are you doing, mate? You canít swear. You keep swearing!
-->'''Shane''': Sorry, mate. Itís force of habit. It was a pretty frightening experience. I fucking shit meself.
1st Jan '17 12:24:46 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* BeamMeUpScotty: "Suits you, sir!" was never ever said; the line was always "'''Suit''' you, sir!"
1st Jan '17 12:23:52 PM bookwormgirlLH
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* MoodDissonance: The "Rowley Birkin QC" monologues are generally unintelligible but very funny anecdotes. One, however, seems to be about a woman he was in love with during WW2, and who apparently died. The whole scene is melancholy, and the final line "I held her in my arms... (long pause)... I'm afraid I was very drunk." is unutterably sad.



* WhatYearIsThis: This is spoofed in ''The Last Fast Show Ever'' with a recurring character wearing a space suit running into random places and yelling "Where I am? What year is it? Who's the president?", but running away again before he can get a reply.



** This inspiration formed part of the very last Competitive Dad sketch, where we see a video recording of Competitive Dad's own father doing it to him as a child.

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** *** This inspiration formed part of the very last Competitive Dad sketch, where we see a video recording of Competitive Dad's own father doing it to him as a child.
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