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Not the Nine O'Clock News

Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC 2 from 1979 to 1982, and which launched the careers of its stars - Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson.

John McEnroe sketchEdit

[Breakfast in the McEnroe household]

McEnroe Snr (Smith): John, don't slurp your orange juice.
McEnroe (Jones): ...You cannot be serious!

Constable SavageEdit

Chief Inspector (Atkinson): All together, Savage, you have filed 55 ludicrous, trumped-up charges [...] against the same man!

Chief Inspector: Do I take it, Savage, that Mr Kodogo is .... a coloured gentleman?
Savage (Jones) I can't say I've ever noticed, sir.

Two Ronnies spoofEdit

Corbett (Jones): Good evening - it's lovely to be with you again, isn't it Ronnie?
Barker (Smith): No, it's a pain in the arse, quite frankly... but you'll be relieved to hear that tonight we'll be doing exactly the same material...
Corbett: ... as we've been doing for the last twenty years.
Barker: I shall be doing spousands of thoonerisms and dressing up in women's clothing...
Corbett: ...and I won't be getting any laughs at all, because he writes most of the script and makes sure I get all the crappy bits.

External linksEdit

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