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Vic and Bob sitcom, BBC2 tonight, 10pm. Hope it's better than Sherlock.
I really enjoyed it. Bob's dead nice and walked around shaking hands with the audience after, which I was chuffed with as a pretty much lifelong fan. It's very broad and kind of hit and miss but Matt Berry does his shtick and that always lands and the cast all seem to enjoy being in it. I'm intrigued to see whether it works as a kind of satire on tacky sitcoms or whether it lands uncomfortably in tacky sitcom territory itself. It wasn't up there with the better sketch work or the immersive strangeness of Catterick but it was definitely funny enough for a 30 minute show, although I still think their best format is when they can look straight down the camera and riff on absolutely nothing.
Today's the 14th isn't? Carry on.
other than didyousayhand? obviously
DI Fowler, the American Eagle, is my hero
Matt Lucas pure stole his Andy character from Vic in Catterick
Since the days of Big Night Out, but, to my shame, I still haven't watched all of Catterick.
A lot of those characters were from The Club, which was one of my favourite of their sketches, so I really should.
It was very funny AND utterly shit. It's going to get an absolute pasting from the critics...
zero chance of being commissioned.
Better than I expected anyway
Stupid, silly, naff, and pretty much a continuous chuckle from start to finish, with a few real belly laughs in there towards the end too.
from start to finish it was brilliant. absolutely lost it at the flash back to bobs last date. wasnt keen on eric or bosh, they were a bit unnecessary
Not much more you can ask. GF gave up half way through, physically wincing at it. I can see that being the two general reactions to it and not much in between.
then Matt Berry entered and I started laughing.
Then I resigned myself to the fact that it's pretty shit, but also pretty funny. So shit it's good in fact. I shall be tuning in next week.
'i am going to have an EARTHA KITT' and just walked into the kitchen
and Vic confusing curtains with toilet paper
and when th eomwan walked in the house and Vic had made fake legs
actually fuck off this was fantastically better than it shouldve been
ridiculous slapstick nonsense that when it smacks them in the face, like this did, it's hard to feel comfortable with it, but it reminded me of why I love them so much. It will be a cult hit. I thought it was brilliantly joyful.
The cucumber holster :')
and the way Morgana kept taking "sly" photos of bloke's crotches with her digital camera :')
'Yeah, I want to see your little balls as they pass over, enjoy mesel' for once.'
It's just daft fun, which is refreshing in an age of more naturalistic, plot-driven sitcoms.
Did I hear a snippet of Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady in there? (Scene where Vic has the flashback involving the cucumber)
this was really awful
think about it
ur doin it wrong
after two minutes but it wasn't and I stuck with it and it was really good. Love the woman. Wish they would ditch Angelos though.
his character was a bit pointless here. as was the son.
Angelos is the guy in The Office who gets Brents autograph at the grocers
he was good in the recording, between takes etc. I don't think I've liked anything else that he's been in.
About walking in the park? "Like gays" or something.
I don't know why any of us are here though either.
much to my surprise, it was pretty funny.
So yeah, I'm a fan. Just nice to have them around. With all the old guard dying off, it's nice to have someone on telly I can relax and know I'm in safe hands with.
What's wrong with you people?
Bit too much dialogue, 'punchlines' a bit sparse, less visual gags. Guess it's the nature of the show though, will be watching the series.
even the pie man last night was just like rottweiler. still, quite enjoying it all the same. the column of expanding foam :D
this show rides the line between genius and absolute, irredeemable shite so well
As was Vic saying "Beef - curtains!" and then trying not to laugh.
an official joint apology from marckee and Royter for making me watch this?
I know marckee’s got quite a backlog, but I’m prepared to wait.
I dont know why, but when Bob shouts 'Vic, move your elbows...no, not your eyebrows!'
it made me keg myself
and when they all did their renditions of Bob's song outside Ben Gunns.
'nah you go in, I'm going to stand over here and scratch me nuts;
I do think that it's actually funnier reading about it again afterwards though. Like, I've laughed more at the posts in this thread quoting it, than I did the programme itself.
Cos the first time your brain's trying to parse the not-making-sense of it.
not as good as the pilot still but really enjoying it
lost it when vic and bob bobbed by the window to that cheesy music
but the first episode benefitted from incredibly low expectations...
too much bosh, who is the worst character. did my head in that he kept dropping the accent all the time as well. still decent though.
which is odd because Vic & Bob have a pretty incredible record of 'finding' new comedians.
But not so much in this.
The chicken scene was the only bit that raised a titter. Agree that the main reason for this was probably that it had too much Angelos.
Agree with the consensus that it's almost really shit but manages to be really funny instead
AS IF THAT MATTERS
i love this pie
i'll do this film cos i love this pie
Also Vic's acting is annoying sometimes, bit too much like normal acting rather than just a half-arsed pisstake. Bob's so much better
so I quite like Bob's son. Bob is the best though, agreed.
It's a toss-up between him and the neighbour as my favourites.
love everyone else though
but THE WIG ONE...
oh man. So good. I loved the repeated slow motion bits. Bet some people reached for the remote when that kept coming up.
I think you're going to get a bit of duff stuff if V&B aren't repeating the funniest stuff with minor variations over and over like they did on Shooting Stars n that. I think it's great every episode is different even though some of it doesn't really land
"Was that a joke was it? It didn't land, yeah?"
Maybe I'm just getting more into them.
Erik's song was brilliant, as was Bob having a bath on the stove and then scuttling up the wall.
Daniel Simonsen, though!
Great series, and great final episode.
Just the thought of them doing the fighting/dancing thing cracks me up.
End of the series you say? Oh.
'what does it look like?'
'like a proper twat
Subsequently grew on me week by week. Shame it's finished.
"It was a Saturday. Actually, it was all The Saturdays. All of 'em, the bitches."
Made me LMAO that did.
Day Trip To Bangor has been in my head for the past couple of months. Which has been nice. It's the very first song I can remember, so it's like an aural comfort blanket of sorts.
Erik sings when he thinks Bob's dead:
quite fancy a couple of days in the city though)
Maybe try some slapstick humour instead next time? Bash your head against the music board and see if it makes a funny noise or something?
The Christmas special was a treat.
and Reece Shearsmith doing the Reece Shearsmith character wasn't great, but it made me laugh so fuck you.
Was very good, as per.
trap wire......and how Beef got zapped then banged his head on the door jamb and then bounced back down again.......like a ping pong ball being tortured.
And it was funny how Eric got his knackers zapped so he flew up the stairs nude.
i miss tom and jerry and its good to see they do too.
but.....it knows it is.
Like a "wacky" Miranda. Bring back Shooting Stars.
Mentioned 'Such fun' about 3 or 4 times and then had the whole 'being kooky in a bistro thing' that Miranda does.
It was kinda awful like the first series but with enough stupidly ace bits in it that I ended up enjoying it lots. The mugs falling out of the cupboard was a bit Stewart Lee in that it got funnier the more tedious it got.
But then when they followed it up with shouting for the guy when he was already in the room, I just gave up.
instaed of just walking behind the bar
Laughed at other stuff that I've forgotten
Last night's episode might have been my favourite so far.
matt berry cracks me up
loved how close it was to them bursting out laughing on many occassions and how they were trying to make it happen...I wonder how many retakes there were.....Eric was noticably struggling and Bob adopted such a strange expression during Vic and Beef trying to pull erotic faces at each other
the bit that tickled me the most is during the dance off they did the exact same moves the first 3 times
Erik is getting better, think Bosh is largely irrelevant
Remember the one-off pilot panel show that Vic & Bob had a few years ago on Channel 4? In that, Daniel Skinner played a sort of real-ale pagan hippy. It was a much more endearing and entertaining character than both Bosh and Angelos. I'd like to see more of him!
i quite like Angelos (and there's also really old David Brent training thing for Microsoft he shows up in). In this though, it's the same every week. He calls someone a twat, jumps over the bar and says something to a character referencing it's a real series
he was better last series when he actually had a role. this series i think is better though, more consistent
The guests were given meaningless strings of numbers instead of names, and it opened with a screaming...something.
It was good!
julie taking pictures of men's crotches never gets old
Summats wrong with yers if you can't find humour in it.
Though Steve Pemberton's racist santa in the xmas special beats 'em all.
I bloody love it tho.
probably need to make space in the schedules for the new sitcom from [generic private school Oxbridge types]
Vic Reeves will next be seen as a blind man in the silent TV comedy Three Kinds Of Stupid, whilst Bob Mortimer has a number of panel show appearances lined up. Together.