- Well tell him he's taking the bus to George Best airport, right?
[quote:a833d51a2a="@Alannucci"]new Thick of It on BBC 2 at end of Oct. will be repeated on BBCFour, who are also showing 2 1hr Specials in advance. more....[/quote:a833d51a2a]
- It's like being Simon Cowell, only without the ability to say, "Fuck off, you're mental".
- Turn that fucking racket off! It's just VOWELS! Subsidised... foreign... vowels!
- Just fucking do it! Otherwise you'll find yourself in some medieval war zone in the Caucasus with your arse in the air, trying to persuade a group of men in balaclavas that sustained sexual violence is not the fucking way forward!
- If it isn't Humpty Numpty sitting on top of a collapsing wall like some clueless egg cunt.
- You are a real boring fuck. Sorry, sorry, I know you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out. You are a boring F, star, star, CUNT!
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T0Ofr6VYMI]Tucker's Law - if some cunt can fuck something up that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck up because that cunt's a cunt... I've got that embroidered on a tea towel at home.[/url]
can't believe yous haven't mentioned the best line ever said on tv.
"If you ever say anything about Al Jolson again I'll take that ipod and ram it up your cock! And then stick my fist up your hole to press shuffle everytime a song comes on I don't like. Which'll be fucking [i:1a66abfa17]all[/i:1a66abfa17] of them."
Plus, on the morning of a resolution to the leadership crisis;
"Ok people, wake up and smell the [i:1a66abfa17]cock[/i:1a66abfa17]!"
[i:128c5ea59b]What did you expect? They're builders! Have you ever seen a film where the hero is a builder? No, no, because they never fucking turn up in the nick of time. Bat-builder? Spider-builder? Huh? That's why you never see a superhero with a hod![/i:128c5ea59b]
[i:128c5ea59b]What, just because I haven't shot someone in fifteen years. I'm not a soldier? You know, the Army doesn't make you drag some bullet-ridden bloody corpse into the Pentagon every five years to renew your soldier's license![/i:128c5ea59b]
[quote:08210ba851="my-angel-rocks"]What are the DVD extras like, many hours of deleted swearing?[/quote:08210ba851]
[Jamie] I went to see There Will Be Blood. Fucking great title: [i:08210ba851]There Will Be Blood[/i:08210ba851]. Say no more - I'm fucking in! You couldn't have a better title. Except maybe [i:08210ba851]There Will Be Tits[/i:08210ba851].
[quote:08210ba851="my-angel-rocks"]coming soon: "Lord of the Rings - extended Herbert edition" containing 16 weeks of additional footage.[/quote:08210ba851]
Including director's commentary in native Elvish tongue.
Hmm, I actually think this one was probably the only episode yet that hasnt fired on all cylinders. It relied far too much on Malcolm to hold it. The trouble is he can only do one thing really, as much as I love it. The minister isnt in any way funny, and Olly's lines all sound far too scripted now, in a way. There's not as much evident spontinaiety. Still very funny of course, but more danger needed.
Olly often steals the show. There was one but in the first series, think it was episode 4 or 5 when it was clear they were doing their improvising thing, and Olly said something completely off the wall. Hugh looked at him and asked "did you just make that up?", which was more Chris Langham asking than Hugh.
A good percentage of what they do is unscripted. However you've got to have great chemistry for that to work and it probably takes a while to get into the flow of that - so far Rebecca ain't a patch on Langham. Certainly season 1 was better towards the end.
Malcolm is up there with Basil Fawlty as an all time amazing character.
"I just wanted to say to you by way of introductory remarks that I'm extremely miffed about todays events and in my quest to try to make you understand the level of my unhappiness I'm likely to use an awful lot of what we would call 'violent sexual imagery', and I just wanted to check that neither of you would be terribly offended by that..."
"You have laid your first real egg of solid fuck"
You should be able to get all of S2(/3) on Iplayer. Or Youtube.
When a series is commissioned, the number of episodes in each order is the series.
The Thick of It was initially commissioned for 3 episodes, making that the first series. After the critical success of it a second series of 3 episodes was commissioned, presumably as 6 episode runs are standard issue for British comedy series and they were intending to ultimately release it on DVD, which they subsequently did as The Complete First Series - less confusing for retailers and customers than The Complete First and Second Series, but there only being 6 episodes.
Anyway, after the second of these series Langham had his run in with paedo-justice, but the BBC wanted to re-commission a full series - however, since they'd have to re-cast the central MP character Iannucci re-negotiated 2 stand-alone specials. Specials in the BBC are NEVER considered a series - ie Dr Who Christmas Specials aren't series 5 on their own.
One special screened January 2007, the follow-up was July 2007. Following this Armando wrote In The Loop, shot it in 2008 and released it early 2009. The anticipation of this meant the BBC were falling over themselves to commission the third series of The Thick Of It.
Most of this is from Wikipedia, with the whys and wherefores from interviews I read with Iannucci around the time of In The Loop's release.
None of it is important, except to us [i:4534c7ad19]really[/i:4534c7ad19] committed pedants.
[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00p90kr/The_Thick_of_It_Series_3_Episode_7/]Episode 7[/url]: Fuck me, it keeps getting better. What a cliffhanger! This series has been excellent drama, quite apart from the quality swearing.
The bit when Malcolm finishes berating Ben Swain and turns to Terri - ''Terri! Good news I believe! I hear there's good news! What the fuck is it!'' - greatest display of manic behaviour in general on UK TV this year.
Marvellous. Can't wait for the election mayhem of series 4.
- Post Psychotic Twat's Disorder
- Hello, Philip Schofield; I fuck lobsters for money
- Schizo-hat fuck
- Fuckbob Shitpants
- What's the story, fuckanory?
- Cock in the cookie jar
- Who Fucks, Wins
- Pontius Pilate, with the emphasis on 'ponce'
- Bright and breezy, or shite and wheezy?
- You are a naughty bastard
- I will not eat the pissy biscuit
- Choo fucking choo
- Shitting Henry
- From touchy-feely to smashy-testes
- Twat the fuckery out of them
Nice hat-tip to [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Cards#.22I_couldn.27t_possibly_comment.22]House of Cards[/url] in there too.