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  • #6267
    Danodin
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    Coogan to make ten 12-minute online episodes for Foster’s lager??

    The Foster’s involvement doesn’t conjure good images of how this could turn out but 2 hours of new Alan?? (minus the advertising…) Surely this is worth celebrating!

    Hopefully…

    a) Armando Ianucci and/or Peter Baynham will be involved.

    b) the movie will still happen at some stage.

    c) Alan won’t be drinking Foster’s at any point in the episodes…

    d) Felicity Montague will be back as Lynn.

    e) we won’t want to stab Coogan’s eyes out for taking the money and delivering a piece of bloody rubbish

    #110549
    Dessie
    Participant

    I have a bad feeling about this. I really hope it’s a good quality and not just a half arsed thing to make some cash.

    #110550
    John Hoare
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    His last attempt at reviving Alan Partridge ended in disaster.

    Being massively unfair there. Dunno what happened in Liverpool, but the O2 Arena gig I went to on the same tour was hardly a disaster. (Although the O2 isn’t suitable for comedy.)

    Anyway, interested to see how this turns out. He should do a load of Sprunt gags about Fosters.

    #110557
    Jonsmad
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    I went to the Birmingham show I think. It was a great tour, really enjoyed the show. While it’s not as peak at The Man who things he is it show, I really enjoyed a lot of the partridge stuff and more.

    So i’m reading Foster is after the Fast Show as well. Does this mean there is potential for mini Red Dwarf episodes from the website as well. Or would Leopard lager object.

    #110556
    Danodin
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    I saw Steve’s show in Blackburn and while plenty of it was dodgy (he had to have cue cards in front of him for a lot of it, and the material for the non-Partridge characters was either just rehashed or weak) we were still crying laughing during the Alan segment. The character still has tons of mileage as far as I can see.

    There’s definitely two different Alans though, the one with Armando’s voice and the one without. Even though Steve is always great as the character I definitely prefer the Coogan/Ianucci/Baynham-written Partridge. That’s the real deal. I remember ages ago Armando said he was storylining the Partridge film, which should be enough to get anyone excited! Of course, it doesn’t look like they’re making it any time soon but we can live in hope…

    As for the upcoming Coogan/Brydon series, ‘The Trip’, I thought this was gonna be a straight doc series – the brother of someone I work with was involved with it (he’s a chef at one of the pubs they used) and it was played in that way. It turns out it’s more like a Curb-style improvisation setup directed by Michael Winterbottom. Can’t wait to see the outcome!

    #110558
    p2p_productions
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    #110561
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Fuck me, you’re awesome!

    #110567
    Pete Part Three
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    I saw the tour in Hammersmith and thought the first half was truly awful, but the second half (with y’know, Alan and “Everyone’s a Bit of a Cunt Sometimes”) was fine. It wasn’t IAP standard, but very little is.

    I’m kind of baffled as to why anyone would want Partridge to endorse their product, though. It’s like the Daily Mail running a series of commercials with him praising the paper. It misses the point somewhat.

    #110568
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I liked it when Pauline Calf got her tit out.

    #110569
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    Cheers, Dan!

    And I’m hoping eventually, we’ll get a DVD release of Paul and Pauline’s video diaries (outside of the Coogan Boxset). And Brian Walden interviewing Alan B’Stard, while we’re at it. :D

    #110818
    John Hoare
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    #110843
    Jonsmad
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    #110845
    Danodin
    Participant

    First ep launches 5th Nov!! They don’t seem to have done any age makeup on Steve, thank god (sometimes on IAP series 2 Alan looked about 60!).

    With any luck the scenes will be funny…

    #110921
    Ridley
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    #110923
    Alex
    Participant

    First episode is up. Not bad at all. Really enjoying having Tim Key in it too.

    #110924
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I didn’t realise that was Tim Key! I seem to enjoy his work when he’s not reading out his fucking poetry.

    #110925
    Danodin
    Participant

    Loved it! This is instantly the Alan I like. The play between Alan and Tim Key is perfect and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.

    It’s frightening how Steve can just become Alan like that! This setup makes me more aware of it for some reason.

    ‘Do you ever have dark thoughts?’

    #110931
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    “THAT’S NOT A CONDIMENT, IT’S A HOT SAUCE.”

    “I’ve just realised I was reading that from an internal memo. That wasn’t for you. Sorry!”

    #110933
    Phil
    Participant

    FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK it is blocked in my country on copyright grounds.

    The clip that Ridley linked to even stopped working for me, even though I could watch it fine a few days ago.

    jaf;lkjdf;lkajsdlfk

    #110934
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    This is meant to fix it. http://ktunnel.com/ Cuntpaste the URL into here and then click “Start Browsing”…

    #110935
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    There’s also a pretty good WebRip up on That One Torrent Site What Just Has British Telly On It.

    #110936
    Phil
    Participant

    Thanks Danny! That was excellent.

    #110937
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Didn’t feel it was amazing, but liked the first half. Tailed off a bit towards the end, though.

    Thought the sudden scene ends were a bit jarring.

    #110938
    Danodin
    Participant

    > Thought the sudden scene ends were a bit jarring.

    Yeah, that would be my only issue with it. It’s a shame they didn’t do at least the odd exterior aside they could cut too at these points, if only for a few seconds. Still, it was funny and I’m gonna rewatch it right now!

    Btw when he says ‘It doesn’t make sense but it’s still funny, it’s surreally funny…which is why we booked you.’ he reminds me so much of Richard Madeley it’s untrue. Maybe Steve’s been listening to Richard’s radio show for tips!

    #110945
    Stabbim the Skutter
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    “By the way, the voice actress wasn’t given the right context for that line, and by the time we found out, she was in the taxi already. Total waste of 30 quid, she sounds like she’s being touched on a bus.”

    #110946
    Danodin
    Participant

    The ‘touched on a bus’ line is another classic to add to Partridge canon!

    2nd episode wasn’t as good, pretty flat through most of it (reminding me too much of listening to an actual boring radio show) but you can’t stop watching it. Steve could probably say and do anything as Alan and it would be worth sticking with.

    #110952
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    “By the way, the voice actress wasn’t given the right context for that line, and by the time we found out, she was in the taxi already. Total waste of 30 quid, she sounds like she’s being touched on a bus.”

    Speaking of voice actor context, there’s a bit of a contextual flub from Chris Barrie in Simon the Sorcerer. There’s a bit where you GIVE Gold Coins TO Wizards, and Simon says “There you are. 100 gold pieces in unmarked coins.”

    Those two sentences were recorded as separate lines, and unfortunately Chris delivered the line as “There you are,” as if he’d just found someone he was looking for. It always rubs me the wrong way when I hear it.

    #110954
    Dave
    Participant

    Speaking of voice actor context, Matt Smith and Karen Gillen in Doctor Who’s Adventure Games sound like they have never heard human speech before.

    #110955
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    Yeah, old adventure games have loads of those. Thankfully nowadays designers like Telltale try to avoid it.

    #110956
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    As a whole the second one wasn’t as good as the first – but I think the postman bit is the funniest moment in the whole thing so far.

    #110960
    Danodin
    Participant

    > Speaking of voice actor context, Matt Smith and Karen Gillen in Doctor Who’s Adventure Games sound like they have never heard human speech before.

    It’s Gillan.

    #110961
    Dave
    Participant

    >It’s Gillan.

    No, they’re both as guilty.

    #110966
    Danodin
    Participant

    I hope there’s more of Amy lusting after the Doctor in series 6. Just lusting, of course, none of the Rose or Martha stuff, and, of course, not really considering cheating on her new husband……

    The idea that she just wants sex from him is so brilliant. Suddenly you realise it’s the way Doctor Who should allllways have been, right back to the Zoe and Victoria days! *sigh* Zoe…the places that arse could have taken me…void space, for instance…

    #110982
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Finally watched the second one the other night. Much better than the first one. I’m tempted to stop watching them until the run has finished and then watch them all back-to-back.

    #111548
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    If that’s the last one, I think that was a brilliant ending.

    Overall a great series, The SAS guy episode 9 one was hilarious, that and this last one are probably my favourite of the 12.

    #111549
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    #111550
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    That’s the last of the regular series, there’s also a Comic Relief special next week, excellently.

    #111551
    Alex
    Participant

    As much as I’m delighted that there is an extra episode for Comic Relief, there is a part of me that is annoyed that having spent time making menus for a DVD, there is now an extra episode that I have to put in which cocks up the template. How wonderfully anally retentive.

    #111553
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Excellent, glad there is a comic relief one.

    #112932
    Nick R
    Participant

    Alan’s got a book coming out. And a promotional video interview to go with it.

    It’s not Andrew… McNab.

    #112933
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I salute Coogan for making PR an artform.

    #112935
    pfm
    Participant

    Is that Peter Baynham interviewing him? If so, that’s the kind of thing that makes me feel warm inside….:D

    Steve, again, scarily good as Alan. There’s a reason why you never feel like ‘oh god, he’s falling back on Alan…again *sigh*’ He’s so rounded, so real, even moreso now than ever before. Steve doesn’t need an Oscar (see The Trip :P) cause his work as Alan is beyond the worth of a mere golden statuette!

    #112936
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’m sure Alan would disagree with you, perf.

    #113064
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    According to my Sky box. ALAN is on Jonathan Ross’s Show. Character appearance, I think. Plugging the book.

    #113074
    pfm
    Participant

    I still believe Alan should host an episode of The One Show!

    #113076
    Alex
    Participant

    Coogan is also doing two signings of the book (one in London on Tuesday) in character which could be amusing.

    #113112
    Nick R
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    #113115
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Going to have to get the audiobook now. Am reading it with Alan’s voice in my head but it’s not the same.

    #113116
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    “Stand back!” said the midwife, “Her contractions are MASSIVE!”

    #113118
    Alex
    Participant

    Her knowledge of mimed punctuation was pitiful.

    Yeah, that was a fun night:

    #113143
    Nick R
    Participant
    #117763
    Dave
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    #117852
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Outstanding work. I’ve just tweeted it, but I can’t remember if you’re on Twitter or not to credit you for it. But that is first class.

    #117870
    Dave
    Participant

    Thanks. I’m not on Twitter, but I hope they like it.

    #117914
    pfm
    Participant

    I bet Coogan, Ianucci and Baynham can’t believe how much impact that scene had on everyone’s lives! :P It probably took them something stupidly quick like 10 minutes to write as well…

    #117560
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    “No too ways about it – this man had a disabled mouth.”

    #117589
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >I’m not on Twitter, but I hope they like it.

    It’s possibly the most successful thing I’ve ever posted on there. 150+ retweets. I blame Andrew and his comedy-writer chums.

    #117615
    Dave
    Participant

    Crikey.

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