History Theatre / BeyondTheFringe

10th Mar '18 12:44:48 PM Malady
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* TheWestCountry: The rustics Snot and Puke in "So That's The Way You Like It" have this accent.
15th Oct '17 2:56:27 PM nombretomado
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* TheBritishInvasion: made its US debut a good two years before Music/TheBeatles jumped the pond. Also made its US debut in Washington, DC with President Kennedy and his wife Jackie attending.
9th Jul '17 11:03:01 AM nombretomado
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* BlackComedy: In a parody of post-war British WW2 films, Peter Cook as a senior RAF officer orders Jonathan Miller to go on what amounts to a suicide mission, because the war isn't going too well and "we need a futile gesture at this point":

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* BlackComedy: In a parody of post-war British WW2 [=WW2=] films, Peter Cook as a senior RAF officer orders Jonathan Miller to go on what amounts to a suicide mission, because the war isn't going too well and "we need a futile gesture at this point":
14th Dec '16 3:30:06 AM 06tele
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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: One sketch is about a man in the audience who has been to see the show nearly 500 times, because he'd heard a rumour that members of the royal family were going to attend...some day.

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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: One sketch is about a man in the audience who has been to see the show nearly 500 367 times, because he'd heard a rumour that members of the royal family were going to attend...some day.
14th Dec '16 3:25:59 AM 06tele
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** In "Steppes in the Right Direction", Cook, Bennett and Miller attempt to win Moore (who's playing a Russian) around to the British way of life by getting him to say "Mmmm" to positive British things, but it's not working.
--->'''Miller''': All right, well in that case we'll have to start with something quite innocuous, something he can't possibly take exception to, something fatuous like C.P. Snow, and then work up.[[note]]C.P. Snow was an English chemist, novelist and civil servant who gave an influential 1959 lecture called ''The Two Cultures'', in which he complained about the gulf between the sciences and the humanities, pointing out that many educated British people couldn't give an account of basic concepts such as mass or acceleration. He was severely criticised for this by the even more influential literary critic F.R, Leavis, whose response was basically that you couldn't take seriously anything Snow said, because he was such a terrible novelist. This caused a big fuss in letters pages at the time but no conclusion was arrived at, making this an early, pre-internet example of a Flame War.[[/note]]
14th Dec '16 3:14:11 AM 06tele
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* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Cook''': Who is that fellow who keeps coming in and playing "God Save the Queen"?
-->'''Miller''': I don't know, but he's not English. No Englishman would come and keep playing the National Anthem quite like that.
-->'''Bennett''': He's not English, certainly.
-->'''Cook''': You know what I think he is? I think he's a member of the Moscow State Circus.
-->'''Miller''': What makes you say that?
-->'''Cook''': I was in the washroom the other day chatting to him, he was developing some photographs or something, when I asked him what he's doing over here, and he said "I am a member of the Moscow State Circus." So I put two and two together, and the whole thing adds up.
14th Dec '16 2:51:34 AM 06tele
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* ShoutOut: Peter Cook's gardener character who remembers the day war broke out/the day they bombed Civvy Street/the day rationing was declared is this to comedian Robb Wilton, who had a famous monologue beginning "The day war broke out, my missus said to me..."
14th Dec '16 2:48:30 AM 06tele
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* TakeThat: The "Sea Slug" missile ("a ludicrously cumbersome weapon, relying as it does on a team of highly trained runners carrying it into enemy territory") is this to Britain's aborted Blue Streak ballistic missile project.
8th Dec '16 1:28:51 AM 06tele
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* {{Pastiche}}: of war movies, Shakespeare, and religious TV shows.

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* {{Pastiche}}: of Of war movies, Shakespeare, and religious TV shows.



* {{Satire}}: it was credited with starting a "satire boom".

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* {{Satire}}: it It was credited with starting a "satire boom".


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* StandardSnippet: Dudley Moore punctuates the scenes in "So That's The Way You Like It" with a brief bit of fake-Tudor music (stately piano chords and falsetto warbling).


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* TheWestCountry: The rustics Snot and Puke in "So That's The Way You Like It" have this accent.
8th Dec '16 1:15:53 AM 06tele
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* LargeHam: Everyone in "So That's The Way You Like It", a parody of a Shakespeare history play.
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