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  • #2690
    p2p_productions
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    #87450
    Mr Flibble
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    Hmm, interesting. From an anonymous source too. Sounds like it could be a clip show with a difference though!

    #87451
    Paul Muller
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    Maybe it’s being guest directed by Lars Von Trier.

    #87453
    Phil
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    It sounds exactly like my Who’s Dwarf is it Anyway idea (but no, I promise I did not add that to Wikipedia) that I aired here a while back. Except I also assumed they’d be doing it without having seen scripts, from memory.

    Could I have made a very lucky guess?

    #87454
    peas_and_corn
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    I’m not sure if I can just take the word of an anonymous editor on Wikipedia…

    #87456
    performingmonkey
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    If they just did it from memory it would be crap! You can’t expect them to remember all the past scenes.

    #87457
    Phil
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    Well, no, you couldn’t expect them to remember the scenes. Which is why you’d end up with a half-hour of improvisation and synergetic, spontaneous comedy, as you get in Whose Line is it Anyway.

    My title, Whose Dwarf is it Anyway, contained a very subtle reference to that other improv comedy show. I wonder if you can find it.

    #87460
    Paul Muller
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    I don’t like it.

    #87461
    hummingbird
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    I can’t see them doing an improv show. Bobby, possibly; Craig, at a push; Chris/Danny, no.
    But I could be wrong. Maybe they’d be great. What do I know, anyway?

    Neither can I see them doing old scenes purely from memory. There’s no way that I’d be able to remember the details of a job that I did 10-20 years ago, which is what you’d be asking them to do.
    They could just give them the old scripts and ask them to do it without any rehearsal, but I can’t see that being particulary different or exciting – and different/exciting, if I remember correctly, is what was originally implied.
    So there has to be more to it.

    It seems more like someone’s posting the barest snippets of info to prompt us into a frenzy of speculation.

    #87462
    Phil
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    >There?s no way that I?d be able to remember the details of a job that I did 10-20 years ago, which is what you?d be asking them to do.

    Well yeah, fair enough…but it’s not likely you took time out over the past few years to review footage from your old jobs, give interviews about them, record commentaries while reminiscing with coworkers and attend conventions where you were no doubt reminded of all the highlights anyway.

    I certainly feel that if you sat Craig and Chris down and said, “Okay, the virginity conversation…go!” you’d get something absolutely hilarious. They’d remember enough of the cardinal points to keep it on track, but the two actors bouncing off of each other would be delightful, no matter how wrong they got it.

    That said, I’m not designing any programs, and so can’t be held accountable for whether every specific of my idea is feasible. It was just a guess which was recently echoed by some most-likely unreliable source on Wikipedia, the web’s overall least reliable source for information about anything.

    But I do stand by the idea that it COULD work. It’d have to be fleshed out better, yeah, but I’m not pitching this to the BBC (or Dave, I guess…); I’m posting on a webboard to keep from being productive.

    #87463
    Tarka Dal
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    It would also make use of the fact that as a bunch of comedians/actors (call them what you will) there is a bit of magic there. It’s always enjoyable watching and listening them bounce things off each other. So yeah I say we go with Phil’s plan.

    #87470
    hummingbird
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    > the two actors bouncing off of each other would be delightful, no matter how wrong they got it.

    You’re right, of course. That would be lovely.
    And Karl’s right about the chemistry.

    OK, I’m in too.

    #87471
    Joey
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    Ten years ago I was working in a newsagent and I think I can remember how to work the ancient till. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

    #87472
    Tarka Dal
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    It’s decided then.

    Actually now I’ve had a bit of time to think about it. I really like the idea of the cast trying to ad-lib famous bits with failing memories. Their needs to be some cleverer spin on it than just ‘Rob, Craig… do the bit with the shrinking pants’ but if it was perhaps worked into somekind of the format ‘The story of Dwarf in half an hour’ or some loose panel show format(Whose Line as someone mentioned)with points for effort could be fun.

    #87516
    Squeaky Gibson
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    I wonder if it will be hosted by John Sargent, his seems to be Dave’s new golden boy!

    #87540
    Jo
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    I don?t like it.

    But you’ll have to go along with it

    #87561
    Paul Muller
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    Obviously : )

    #87565
    Phil
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    And to translate for Marleen, “Ich nichten lichten…”

    #87587
    performingmonkey
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    In front of a black screen? That sounds cheaper than the Justice courtroom set!

    #87600
    Danny Stephenson
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    It’s been removed from Wiki…

    #87607
    Phil
    Participant

    I was actually tempted to remove it myself, because if you follow the “citation” it leads you back to a TOS article that doesn’t actually mention Dwarf Unplugged at all.

    Then I remembered the promise I made to myself never to interfere with the march of bad information.

    Still, though, with shooting coming up next month, we are likely to get some more info on what these specials actually are. Right?

    …right?

    #87695
    performingmonkey
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    Personally I would love not to know right up to broadcast but I doubt that will happen.

    #87711
    Mnoooah
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    The best part about all this anticipation? The emotional rollercoaster. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    #87716
    hummingbird
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    *Are* we emotionally rollercoasting?
    We’ve not heard anything since Bobby had his head cast, so there’s still time for it all to go tits up – like a certain movie I could mention.

    OK, maybe that’s overly pessimistic, but the lack of any news at all is preventing me from getting too excited.

    #87717
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I think it’s safe to say this is definitely happening. Things should hopefully go *mental* in the New Year when things start filming. We should hopefully be busy boys and girl at G&T towers, and I can’t fucking wait.

    #87720
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    We should hopefully be busy boys and girl at G&T towers

    Pick up some milk on the way home, John used it all in a wanking incident.

    #87722
    performingmonkey
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    I think going overboard with ‘news’ and hype would be a big mistake for TOS. After all the letdown over the movie it might feel like tempting fate. The news was already kept under wraps for a long time (as we now know, from that smug fucker Ellard, the relaunch of TOS was at first going to coincide with at least SOME word of this project) which IMO was good for us because I’m guessing there was always the chance it could fall through.

    #87728
    hummingbird
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    Still, it would be nice to hear *something*, rumours on wiki notwithstanding.

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