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This Time with Alan Partridge

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6 hours ago, Chris B said:

It ends up feeling a little sketch-show at times, so it's inconsistent, but when it's good, it's amazing. The stuff with the 'CPR' doll was incredible, because it can only have happened one of two ways, and either is funny.

 

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1 - Alan didn't know it's actually a sex doll. 

2 - Alan knows exactly what it is, which (based on his general fetishes) seems pretty likely. However, he's clearly come up with an excuse that it's a CPR doll at some point, and ended up going through with a CPR course to justify it. At which point, he's got so used to using it as such, that he's forgotten its original purpose and is only using it for CPR. Or has forgotten what kind of doll it is when he proposed the segment, and then just hoped nobody would notice.

 

 

I don't think he did know. He said he bought it off Pete Gabbatiss.

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His co-host really is fantastic. She perfectly conveys the vapid and disingenuous patter you see on the One Show, while subtly ramping up her disgust and confusion at Patridge.

Anyway, this may very well be the pick of the series. I was howling at the delay scene. A simple joke beautifully timed by all.

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They really did strike gold with Susannah Fielding, she nails it every single time.

Whilst episode 4 was superb, the burp was a bit of a cheap gag.

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The CPR bit into the Irish impersonator may be the best 10 minutes of Partridge. Its just perfect. The episodes are getting better as Partridge is getting more confident, which can only lead to disaster down the line. Agree with the comments on his co-host. She does so much with her eyes its brilliant.

Also the line 'Apologies for the wind and the racism' had me howling.

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There's been about 200 "time delay" sketches over the years, so when they started doing it I was a bit "ugh" because they are always the same. And then that little twist made me howl. I'll never doubt Partridge again.

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In amongst everything else great about that episode, Alan's delivery of the line "on shaky ground" while standing under a "thin ice" sign made me absolutely fucking howl.

 

 

...oh fuck, I wrote that before having got to the end of the episode. I don't think my body has ever made quite the noises it did when laughing uncontrollably at "Come On Simon!" during that closing number. Fuck.

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