History Series / TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer

23rd Apr '17 5:55:39 PM nombretomado
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* {{Fartillery}}: Le Corbussier et Papin - literally, in one episode when the former uses the latter as a ''howitzer'' against passing TourDeFrance cyclists.

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* {{Fartillery}}: Le Corbussier et Papin - literally, in one episode when the former uses the latter as a ''howitzer'' against passing TourDeFrance UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance cyclists.
9th Mar '17 7:25:10 AM bookwormgirlLH
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* FakeAmerican: Kinky John Fowler.
29th Dec '16 10:25:19 AM nombretomado
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** The first series also had short films with high production values (presented as an ImagineSpot on Vic's part) which replicated an iconic scene from a film, such as running on the beach from ''ChariotsOfFire'', before crudely inserting a vegetable in place of someone's head or similar, with a label declaring low prices on veg. This was eventually explained as Vic blowing the budget on advertising, having forgotten that Reeves and Mortimer don't sell fruit and veg.

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** The first series also had short films with high production values (presented as an ImagineSpot on Vic's part) which replicated an iconic scene from a film, such as running on the beach from ''ChariotsOfFire'', ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', before crudely inserting a vegetable in place of someone's head or similar, with a label declaring low prices on veg. This was eventually explained as Vic blowing the budget on advertising, having forgotten that Reeves and Mortimer don't sell fruit and veg.
18th Dec '16 10:29:44 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecambeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him. This reflects the familiar dynamic of Ernie Wise as the deluded would-be 'serious' artist and Eric Morecambe as the clown happily-if-obliviously puncturing his pretensions.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecambeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob (usually) attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him. This reflects the familiar dynamic of Ernie Wise as the deluded would-be 'serious' artist and Eric Morecambe as the clown happily-if-obliviously puncturing his pretensions.
18th Dec '16 10:05:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecambeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecambeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him. This reflects the familiar dynamic of Ernie Wise as the deluded would-be 'serious' artist and Eric Morecambe as the clown happily-if-obliviously puncturing his pretensions.
18th Dec '16 9:59:56 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecombeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecombeAndWise.Creator/MorecambeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him.
18th Dec '16 9:59:39 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Between the mock-variety show format and the dynamic between Vic and Bob, the series often comes off as a more surrealistic version of Creator/MorecombeAndWise. This is especially evident in a series of RunningGags usually involving Bob attempting to do a 'serious' piece (albeit with a rather silly twist, such as his attempt to sing Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were" while wearing a pair of skies), with Vic popping up in the background to distract, upstage or otherwise annoy him.
18th Dec '16 12:07:31 PM DoctorNemesis
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* SleazyPolitician: Councillors Cox and Evans of the Aldrington-on-Sea District Council Planning Committee, two shifty, obese gentlemen with poor comb-overs who'd show up in a [[StylisticSuck cheap PSA]] for whatever ridiculous public initiative they'd come up with. These would inevitably cheap, nasty, designed primarily to line their own pockets and would always backfire in some way, resulting in Cox and Evans getting into a fist fight while screaming "''You fat bastard!''" at each other.

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* SleazyPolitician: Councillors Cox and Evans of the Aldrington-on-Sea District Council Planning Committee, two shifty, obese gentlemen with poor comb-overs who'd show up in a [[StylisticSuck cheap PSA]] for whatever ridiculous public initiative they'd come up with. These would inevitably cheap, nasty, designed primarily to line their own pockets and would always backfire in some way, resulting in Cox and Evans getting into a fist fight while screaming bellowing "''You fat bastard!''" at each other.
17th Dec '16 6:15:15 PM DoctorNemesis
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Rather than ''Big Night Out''`s parody of variety shows, ''The Smell'' was a sketch show interspersed with Vic and Bob sitting at their desk and doing surreal things before an audience, a format which would later be built upon for ''Series/ShootingStars''. An intermittent character was the incoherent Uncle Peter (comedian Charlie Chuck) and guest actors included Matt Lucas and David Walliams (later of ''Series/LittleBritain'') and Simon Day and Paul Whitehouse (later of ''Series/TheFastShow'').

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Rather than ''Big Night Out''`s parody of variety shows, ''The Smell'' was a sketch show interspersed with Vic and Bob sitting at their desk and doing surreal things before an audience, a format which would later be built upon for ''Series/ShootingStars''. An intermittent character was the incoherent Uncle Peter (comedian Charlie Chuck) and guest actors included Matt Lucas and David Walliams (later of ''Series/LittleBritain'') and Simon Day Day, Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse (later of ''Series/TheFastShow'').
17th Dec '16 4:11:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SleazyPolitician: Councillors Cox and Evans of the Aldrington-on-Sea District Council Planning Committee, two shifty, obese gentlemen with poor comb-overs who'd show up in a [[StylisticSuck cheap PSA]] for whatever ridiculous public initiative they'd come up with. These would inevitably cheap, nasty, designed primarily to line their own pockets and would always backfire in some way, resulting in Cox and Evans getting into a fist fight while screaming "''You fat bastard!''" at each other.
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