Big Train - Staring contest

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Big Train - Staring contest

Post by El Capitan » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:51 pm

I've been wanting to see this again for years - I hope some of you remember this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SWgg20IqibM

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Post by Catherine » Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:34 am

Hmmm.
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Post by The Doctor » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:07 am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CfgRGW9Ghik

This is a good sketch too - the inspiration for Numberwang.

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Post by Mase » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:16 pm

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Post by Mase » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6fmBwSgso4&NR

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Post by Dr Clam » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:41 pm

Another classic Big Train episode

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Post by Dr Clam » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:35 pm

Apologies Mase.

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Post by Mase » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:39 pm

Cheers

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Post by Craig » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:12 pm

Nice one JW.   :shock:

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Post by Pete F » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:59 am

You can get both series of Big Train in a DVD set fairly cheaply (£20ish, I think).  It hasn't really dated at all.

Speaking of Numberwang, I'm seeing the Mitchell & Webb stage show tonight.  Anyone seen it?  I was really looking forward to it but I'm primed for disappointment:  all the reviews I've read have said that they just repeat sketches verbatim from the TV programme ...

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Post by shovie » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:20 pm

I'm going later this month, let me know how it goes!!

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Post by tjlandy » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:36 pm

Pete F wrote:all the reviews I've read have said that they just repeat sketches verbatim from the TV programme ...
I went to the Cambridge show, and there was quite a lot of repeat sketches but seeing it live and on stage is very different to the radio/tv.

The highlight of the new material was an episode of Big Talk where Raymond Terrific enters the crowd to field questions for the panel. They also sing the complete version of the snooker words to "Lady in Red", complete with a dancing snooker table.

As Mitchell and Webb went to Cambridge they also threw in tons of local references, and David Mitchell's impro is amazing.
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Post by Pete F » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:51 pm

Yeah, it was really good!  Probably no more than 20% of the sketches were repeated from the TV, and those weren't exactly the same anyway.  Clearly the reviews I'd read were lying ...

Agreed on the improv stuff; since it's their first tour I had wondered if it would be heavily scripted, but they're both very sharp and quick-thinking.  The audience questions for the crowd interaction during Big Talk were mainly idiotic (it reminded me of the students attending the comedy night in Phoenix Nights) but they shot people down really easily.

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Post by shovie » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:11 pm

Was awesome, favourite was Mitchell's Bloop take of the over-hyping of football matches -

"Reading vs Portsmouth, a match so eagerly anticipated its aready being described as... 'Happening this Sunday'" Brilliant.

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