History Trivia / WithnailAndI

12th Apr '16 1:06:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Marwood is the [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]]! Or is it [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Hornblower]]'s First Lieutenant, Mr Bush?
** Withnail is the Doctor as well, although in an alternate timeline.
** Daragh O'Malley of ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' is the Irish guy in the pub at the beginning.
** Uncle Monty is also ''Film/HarryPotter''[='=]s Uncle Vernon and Dr. Meinheimer from the second ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie.
** Danny the drug dealer [[Film/WaynesWorld once had to beat a shopkeeper and his son to death with their own shoes.]]
19th Mar '16 9:00:08 PM Ilshan
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** Uncle Monty is also ''Film/HarryPotter''[='=]s Uncle Vernon.

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** Uncle Monty is also ''Film/HarryPotter''[='=]s Uncle Vernon.Vernon and Dr. Meinheimer from the second ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie.
12th Mar '16 3:05:40 PM Ilshan
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** Danny the drug dealer [[Film/WaynesWorld once had to beat a shopkeeper and his son to death with their own shoes.]]
12th Feb '16 5:49:12 AM Solle
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* Both the stars have subsequently played the title character of ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/PaulMcGann played the Eighth Doctor, and Creator/RichardEGrant the non-canonical Ninth Doctor from the animated serial ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka''. It's also worth mentioning that Richard E. Grant also played the Doctor in the non-canon comedy special ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath''. Much later, Richard E. Grant eventually appears within the Eleventh Doctor's tenure as Dr. Simeon / The Great Intelligence. Finally, according to later interviews by Andrew Cartmel, had ''Doctor Who'' not been cancelled after the 1989 season, the film's third major actor, Richard Griffiths, would have been offered the part of the Eighth Doctor (after having previously been considered for the part of the Seventh).

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* Both the stars have subsequently played the title character of ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/PaulMcGann played the Eighth Doctor, and Creator/RichardEGrant the non-canonical alternate-timeline Ninth Doctor from the animated serial ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka''. It's also worth mentioning that Richard E. Grant also played the Doctor in the non-canon comedy special ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath''. Much later, Richard E. Grant eventually appears within the Eleventh Doctor's tenure as Dr. Simeon / The Great Intelligence. Finally, according to later interviews by Andrew Cartmel, had ''Doctor Who'' not been cancelled after the 1989 season, the film's third major actor, Richard Griffiths, would have been offered the part of the Eighth Doctor (after having previously been considered for the part of the Fifth and Seventh).



** A ''very'' famous version is for the audience to match Withnail drink-for-drink over the course of the film. This means nine and a half glasses of red wine, half a pint of cider, one shot of lighter fluid (contestants are generally allowed to substitute another clear spirit, or vinegar), two and a half shots of gin, six glasses of sherry, thirteen glasses of whisky and half a pint of ale, and one Camberwell Carrot[[note]]A doobie, though, as we would never encourage illegal drug use (unless you live in Colorado), a cigarette is a common substitute[[/note]]. And a hangover the size of Norway, or probably death from alcohol poisoning. It is incredibly difficult to progress far beyond the whiskey Withnail drinks late in the First Act before either violent vomiting, unconsciousness, or sleep kicks in. This is probably a good thing, as the reference to alcohol poisoning was not a joke. The entire shebang amounts to roughly ''58'' units of alcohol, which is ''fourteen times'' the maximum recommended daily intake, just under twice the typical lethal dose for an adult male, and three times the weekly intake levels set by the UK Health Board. The film's running time is 107 minutes...[[note]]A wiser version is to pour a single glass of each of Withnail's drinks, plus vinegar, plus cigarette, and take a ''sip'' when he drinks.[[/note]]

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** A ''very'' famous version is for the audience to match Withnail drink-for-drink over the course of the film. This means nine and a half glasses of red wine, half a pint of cider, one shot of lighter fluid (contestants are generally allowed to substitute another clear spirit, or vinegar), two and a half shots of gin, six glasses of sherry, thirteen glasses of whisky and half a pint of ale, and one Camberwell Carrot[[note]]A doobie, though, Carrot (A doobie. Though, as we would never encourage illegal drug use (unless you live in Colorado), use, a cigarette is a common substitute[[/note]].substitute). And a hangover the size of Norway, or probably death from alcohol poisoning. It is incredibly difficult to progress far beyond the whiskey Withnail drinks late in the First Act before either violent vomiting, unconsciousness, or sleep kicks in. This is probably a good thing, as the reference to alcohol poisoning was not a joke. The entire shebang amounts to roughly ''58'' units of alcohol, which is ''fourteen times'' the maximum recommended daily intake, just under twice the typical lethal dose for an adult male, and three times the weekly intake levels set by the UK Health Board. The film's running time is 107 minutes...[[note]]A wiser version is to pour a single glass of each of Withnail's drinks, plus vinegar, plus cigarette, and take a ''sip'' when he drinks.[[/note]]



** Withnail is the Doctor as well, although not officially.

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** Withnail is the Doctor as well, although not officially.in an alternate timeline.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: Richard E. Grant is physically incapable of drinking alcohol, due to his body not producing a certain enzyme that forces him to throw any up minutes later.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Richard E. Grant is physically incapable of drinking alcohol, due to his body not producing a certain enzyme that enzyme, which forces him to throw any alcohol up minutes later.
10th Jan '16 10:25:52 PM mlsmithca
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* Paul [=McGann=]'s character is not named in the film, although the script gives his surname as "Marwood". There is LadyMondegreen {{fanon}} that his first name is "Peter", as many fans have independently and distinctly misheard, "He's just had an audition for rep," as "Peter's just had an audition for rep." The name has somewhat become AscendedFanon according to the actors and directors involved. Withnail is not named either, but was widely assumed to have the first name of the person he was based on, Vivian Mc Kerrel, and his first name has been stated to by "Vyvyan" by Grant on twitter.

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* Paul [=McGann=]'s character is not named in the film, although the script gives his surname as "Marwood". There is LadyMondegreen {{fanon}} that his first name is "Peter", as many fans have independently and distinctly misheard, "He's just had an audition for rep," as "Peter's just had an audition for rep." The name has somewhat become AscendedFanon according to the actors and directors involved. Withnail is not named either, but was widely assumed to have the first name of the person he was based on, Vivian Mc Kerrel, [=McKerrell=], and his first name has been stated to by be "Vyvyan" by Grant on twitter.Twitter.
19th Dec '15 2:18:10 PM malifee
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* Paul [=McGann=]'s character is not named in the film, although the script gives his surname as "Marwood". There is LadyMondegreen {{fanon}} that his first name is "Peter", as many fans have independently and distinctly misheard, "He's just had an audition for rep," as "Peter's just had an audition for rep."

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* Paul [=McGann=]'s character is not named in the film, although the script gives his surname as "Marwood". There is LadyMondegreen {{fanon}} that his first name is "Peter", as many fans have independently and distinctly misheard, "He's just had an audition for rep," as "Peter's just had an audition for rep."
" The name has somewhat become AscendedFanon according to the actors and directors involved. Withnail is not named either, but was widely assumed to have the first name of the person he was based on, Vivian Mc Kerrel, and his first name has been stated to by "Vyvyan" by Grant on twitter.
22nd Oct '15 8:20:09 PM bwburke94
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* Both the stars have subsequently played the title character of ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/PaulMcGann played the Eighth Doctor, and Creator/RichardEGrant the Ninth Doctor from the animated episode ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka''. It's also worth mentioning that Richard E. Grant also played the Doctor in the classic non-canon special ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath''. He becomes the Doctor upon the death of Rowan Atkinson, and regenerates into Jim Broadbent. Much later, Richard E. Grant eventually appears within the New Series' Eleventh Doctor's tenure as Dr. Simeon/[[spoiler:[[Characters/DoctorWhoVillains The Great Intelligence]]]]. Finally, according to later interviews by Andrew Cartmel, had ''Doctor Who'' not been cancelled after the 1989 season, the film's third major actor, Richard Griffiths, would have been offered the part of the Eighth Doctor (after having previously been considered for the part of the Seventh).

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* Both the stars have subsequently played the title character of ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/PaulMcGann played the Eighth Doctor, and Creator/RichardEGrant the non-canonical Ninth Doctor from the animated episode serial ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka''. It's also worth mentioning that Richard E. Grant also played the Doctor in the classic non-canon comedy special ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath''. He becomes the Doctor upon the death of Rowan Atkinson, and regenerates into Jim Broadbent.''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath''. Much later, Richard E. Grant eventually appears within the New Series' Eleventh Doctor's tenure as Dr. Simeon/[[spoiler:[[Characters/DoctorWhoVillains Simeon / The Great Intelligence]]]].Intelligence. Finally, according to later interviews by Andrew Cartmel, had ''Doctor Who'' not been cancelled after the 1989 season, the film's third major actor, Richard Griffiths, would have been offered the part of the Eighth Doctor (after having previously been considered for the part of the Seventh).
15th Oct '15 5:48:28 PM mlsmithca
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** Not Marwood himself, but one of his brothers was [[NomesTrilogy Masklin]].
1st Jul '15 3:02:59 PM mlsmithca
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** Daragh O'Malley of ''{{Sharpe}}'' is the Irish guy in the pub at the beginning.

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** Daragh O'Malley of ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' is the Irish guy in the pub at the beginning.



* RealitySubtext: Something that makes the last twenty minutes even sadder. At the time, Paul [=McGann=] was an established actor and so he knew that he was still having a career after this movie. This was Richard E. Grant's first movie, however, so he had no idea if this was going to his one and only film or not and so he knew how upset and jealous Withnail was feeling. But as we all know, Grant's fears were unfounded and this film even managed to make him a sex symbol for a while.

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* RealitySubtext: RealitySubtext:
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Something that makes the last twenty minutes even sadder. This was the first film of both Richard E. Grant and Paul [=McGann=]. At the time, Paul [=McGann=] was an established actor stage and so TV actor, and while this was his first film role, he knew that he was still having had a career after this movie. This was Richard E. Grant's first movie, waiting for him if his attempt to move into films didn't pan out. Grant, however, so he had no idea if this was going to be his one and only film or not and so he knew how upset and jealous Withnail was feeling. But as we all know, Grant's fears were unfounded and this film even managed to make him a sex symbol for a while.



* WordOfSaintPaul: Via Twitter, RichardEGrant said that Withnail's first name is Vivian, the same as the character's inspiration Vivian [=MacKerrell=].
* WriteWhoYouKnow: The film is based on Robinson's own life in London, albeit dramatized and condensed a bit. Withnail is based on his friend Vivian [=MacKerrell=], who later died of throat cancer.
** Robinson maintains he received unwanted advances from Italian filmmaker Creator/FrancoZeffirelli whilst playing Benvolio as a young actor in the 1968 film adaptation of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Uncle Monty is loosely based on this experience.

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* WordOfSaintPaul: Via Twitter, RichardEGrant Creator/RichardEGrant said that Withnail's first name is Vivian, the same as the character's inspiration Vivian [=MacKerrell=].
* WriteWhoYouKnow: WriteWhoYouKnow:
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The film is based on Robinson's own life in London, albeit dramatized and condensed a bit. Withnail is based on his friend Vivian [=MacKerrell=], who later died of throat cancer.
** Robinson maintains he received unwanted advances from Italian filmmaker Creator/FrancoZeffirelli whilst playing Benvolio as a young actor in the 1968 film adaptation of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Uncle Monty is loosely based on this experience.experience, and some of his dialogue with Marwood is supposedly quoted verbatim from Zeffirelli's attempts to seduce Robinson.
30th Jan '15 2:21:26 PM Eegah
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Richard E. Grant is physically incapable of drinking alcohol, due to his body not producing a certain enzyme that forces him to throw any up minutes later.
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