History Series / TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer

5th May '16 1:32:27 PM aye_amber
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** OtisRedding and Marvyn Gaye (said in Geordie accent): "We're here sittin' on the dock o' the beeyah watchin' the ships cummin' in and gooin' aht agin"

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** OtisRedding Music/OtisRedding and Marvyn Gaye (said in Geordie accent): "We're here sittin' on the dock o' the beeyah watchin' the ships cummin' in and gooin' aht agin"
4th Oct '15 2:57:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands:
** Kinky John Fowler, introduced in ''Bang Bang'' as compere of the Club, later reappears as a policeman in ''Catterick'' with no explanation.
** In addition, a recent tribute to Steve Coogan featured Kinky John as a TV executive, Tom Fun and Derek as cameramen, and Carl and Chris as BBC security.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Kinky John Fowler, introduced in ''Bang Bang'' as compere of the Club, later reappears as a policeman in ''Catterick'' with no explanation.
** In addition, a recent tribute to Steve Coogan featured Kinky John as a TV executive, Tom Fun and Derek as cameramen, and Carl and Chris as BBC security.
15th Jul '15 11:47:19 AM MarkLungo
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->''Like a shrimp in a suitcase lying on a window ledge,\\

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->''Like ->''"Like a shrimp in a suitcase lying on a window ledge,\\



These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds!''

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These things you'll find constantly irritate our minds!''minds!"''



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: A segment parodying the overuse of metaphors in public information films, in which Vic and Bob explained the human body in terms of the appliances in a house...but wrongly.
--> '''Vic''': Your body has its own central heating, in the form of your lungs. Hot foods such as steak, pies and soup are transferred directly to the lungs whereupon they heat the entire body.



* BritishAccents - Characters are often given incongruous Geordie accents for comedy value. Everyone in the Slade segments has a Birmingham accent.

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* BritishAccents UsefulNotes/BritishAccents - Characters are often given incongruous Geordie accents for comedy value. Everyone in the Slade segments has a Birmingham accent.



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether - Not quite this trope, but in the 'Slade' segments it appears that every rock star in [[SweetHomeMidlands Birmingham]] live next to each other.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether - Not quite this trope, but in the 'Slade' segments it appears that every rock star in [[SweetHomeMidlands [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]] live next to each other.



* YouFailBiologyForever: A segment parodying the overuse of metaphors in public information films, in which Vic and Bob explained the human body in terms of the appliances in a house...but wrongly.
--> '''Vic''': Your body has its own central heating, in the form of your lungs. Hot foods such as steak, pies and soup are transferred directly to the lungs whereupon they heat the entire body.
29th Apr '15 9:00:02 PM LeeM
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Added DiffLines:

* [[NakedPeopleAreFunny Naked People Are Surreal]]: In most episodes of ''Bang Bang'' the front of the desk is semi-transparent and a naked man can be seen crouching beneath it. In one episode there's a naked woman as well, but there seems to be a partition separating her from the man.
29th Apr '15 8:46:45 PM LeeM
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* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions - On ''Bang Bang'' the Stotts insist on starting every interview with "a nice explosion", and in a variation on EveryCarIsAPinto, perhaps the most surreal sketch of all involved a car whose bonnet and boot lids would blast off into the air, then land and explode in an absurdly oversized detonation.

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* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions - On ''Bang Bang'' the Stotts insist on starting every interview with "a nice explosion", explosion"[[note]]They ignite a small pile of gunpowder,which "explodes" with a dull fizz[[/note]], and in a variation on EveryCarIsAPinto, perhaps the most surreal sketch of all involved a car whose bonnet and boot lids would blast off into the air, then land and explode in an absurdly oversized detonation.


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**** Mulligan and O'Hare also sang hip-hop with their rendition of Music/RunDMC's "It's Like That".


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* TheNarrator: Patrick Allen. Credited as "The Voice of...", even in the one episode where he actually appears on camera.


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* VoiceOfDramatic: Patrick Allen.
24th Nov '14 8:03:19 AM LongLiveHumour
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--> '''Bob:''' I love the smell of FidelCastro!

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--> '''Bob:''' I love the smell of FidelCastro!UsefulNotes/FidelCastro!
29th Aug '14 6:19:36 PM mlsmithca
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-->-- opening song for episode 1, very much setting the tone


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-->-- opening Opening song for episode 1, very much setting the tone




* TheParody: A few remarkably surreal examples, more towards the earlier part of the show's run. Some examples of shows parodied include ''Stars in their Eyes'', ''Noel's Addicts'' (and ''NoelsHouseParty''), ''Countryfile'', ''Masterchef'', ''The South Bank Show'' and ''The Antiques Roadshow''.

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* TheParody: A few remarkably surreal examples, more towards the earlier part of the show's run. Some examples of shows parodied include ''Stars in their Eyes'', ''Noel's Addicts'' (and ''NoelsHouseParty''), ''Series/NoelsHouseParty''), ''Countryfile'', ''Masterchef'', ''The South Bank Show'' and ''The Antiques Roadshow''.
2nd Aug '14 6:28:48 PM ThePope
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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Cup-a-Soup for all the members of Slade.

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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cup-a-Soup for all the members of Slade.
2nd Jul '14 4:29:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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The second surreal comedy show put together by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, following ''VicReevesBigNightOut''. Considered to be some of Vic and Bob's best work. Had two series, in 1993 and 1995.

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The second surreal comedy show put together by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, following ''VicReevesBigNightOut''.''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut''. Considered to be some of Vic and Bob's best work. Had two series, in 1993 and 1995.



* {{Mockumentary}}: ''The Club'', covering hapless attempts by the owners of the "fourth best club in Hull" to keep it going. Nearly all the characters were played by Reeves or Mortimer, and despite the comedy one perceives an oddly serious sorrow on their part for the death of the traditional variety club that it symbolises and from which they originated (see ''VicReevesBigNightOut''). Quite similar to ''That Peter Kay Thing'' and ''Phoenix Nights'' in a way, but predates them by a year.

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* {{Mockumentary}}: ''The Club'', covering hapless attempts by the owners of the "fourth best club in Hull" to keep it going. Nearly all the characters were played by Reeves or Mortimer, and despite the comedy one perceives an oddly serious sorrow on their part for the death of the traditional variety club that it symbolises and from which they originated (see ''VicReevesBigNightOut'').''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut''). Quite similar to ''That Peter Kay Thing'' and ''Phoenix Nights'' in a way, but predates them by a year.
12th Jun '13 12:29:41 PM HelenC
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* SpeakOfTheDevil: Literature/HerculePoirot appears when Bob misreads Vic's note asking for "dancing marionettes and Pierrot" as "dancing majorettes and Poirot".

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* SpeakOfTheDevil: Literature/HerculePoirot appears when Bob Vic misreads Vic's Bob's note asking for "dancing marionettes and Pierrot" as "dancing majorettes and Poirot".
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