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This Time with Alan Patridge
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#1 hello spiral

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:17 AM

Starts in Feb. I am so hype

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:12 AM

Where do I start with Alan Partridge if I haven't seen anything except Alpha Papa promos and some The Day Today bits?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:17 AM

Start with Day Today ideally yeah. Most people would say just watch I'm Alan Partridge 1 & 2 after that (which is where the gold is) but I'd argue Knowing Me Knowing You gives important context for when they go full meta with I'm Alan Partridge.

After that it's all gravy. I need to rewatch Scissored Isle.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:19 AM



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:44 AM

Start with Day Today ideally yeah. Most people would say just watch I'm Alan Partridge 1 & 2 after that (which is where the gold is) but I'd argue Knowing Me Knowing You gives important context for when they go full meta with I'm Alan Partridge.
After that it's all gravy. I need to rewatch Scissored Isle.


Yeah I'm a big fan of Day Today, seen it several times already so I'll move on to Knowing Me Knowing You. Thanks a lot!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:48 AM

I fucking love Alan Partridge. Probably my favourite comedy thing ever. Can't wait.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:53 AM

I fucking love Alan Partridge. Probably my favourite comedy thing ever. Can't wait.

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:25 AM

Speaking of Day Today, do you think a show like this or Brass Eye would work today? Or did reality catch up too closely?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:27 AM

I'm not sure how you could improve on Brasseye. Current affairs programs still look, sound and feel like Brasseye.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:38 AM

brasseye has proven itself to be an accurate prophet of human/media stupidity over the last 20 years tbh. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:50 AM

I think Nathan For You is the most similar to Brass Eye/The Day Today in terms of humor but obviously very different subject matter. I pray for the return of Chris Morris though (I think he’s making a movie currently)

Regarding Alan Partridge I haven’t seen anything other than the two shows and the movie but I think he did a bunch of one off stuff. Any of it worth checking out?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:00 AM

Pretty much all of it really. Scissored Isle is great, so is Welcome To The Places of my Life.

 

Mid Morning Matters is another one that's great, but watch it when you're more familiar with the character. It's very dry and presented like a live webcam feed of Alan doing his radio show. Hilarious though.

 

Partridge is probably the funniest, most well realised comedy character ever made. Other than Mr Blobby.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:56 AM

both the books are great too, but i would recommend watching enough of him on screen to make sure your brain auto-reads in his voice. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

both the books are great too, but i would recommend watching enough of him on screen to make sure your brain auto-reads in his voice. 

 

Sod that, just download the audiobooks. Then you don't need to imagine his voice.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

i cant cope with audiobooks. the spoken word is too slow for me in the knowledge that a book exists. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:32 AM

I'm the same usually, it's just such a funny book when read by Partridge. I make exceptions only for the Partridge books.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:47 AM

both the books are great too, but i would recommend watching enough of him on screen to make sure your brain auto-reads in his voice.


Sod that, just download the audiobooks. Then you don't need to imagine his voice.

I didn’t know there were books, let alone audiobooks. Jurassic Park!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:41 PM

brasseye has proven itself to be an accurate prophet of human/media stupidity over the last 20 years tbh.

Yeah pretty much - Pretty much any sensationalist news piece or documentary nowadays looks like it's been ripped straight from Brass Eye

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:03 PM

although i had a hard time with most british comedy at first, turns out a lot of my favorite stuff is indeed british... i love alan partridge and i'm excited about this new show, thanks for the heads up...



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:24 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:22 PM

I really want a well-done infographic of every single appearance of Alan in chronological order. starting from on the hour through to this one. the world needs it. I would love to do a full run of alan, not dissimilar to watching every bond film back to back in my static caravan.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

was his first appearance the sports reporting on the day today, or earlier?



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:23 AM

I think alan partridge was in on the hour, which was the radio 4 thing which came before day today. It's basically the same thing, and funny as fuck

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:48 AM

I think his first on screen thing was the sports commentary on Day Today yeah. The "they look like cattle, in a weird way. But cattle on bikes!" one



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

I really want a well-done infographic of every single appearance of Alan in chronological order. starting from on the hour through to this one. the world needs it. I would love to do a full run of alan, not dissimilar to watching every bond film back to back in my static caravan.


not an infographic but this is a seemingly very comprehensive start https://en.wikipedia...dge#Appearances