Cunk on Britain

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  1. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Has anyone been watching this on BBC2? The second episode just ended and honestly it was possibly the funniest half hour of TV I've seen in years. 10 minutes after it finished I still had tears streaming down my face :D Catch it on iPlayer NOW

     
  2. Rita

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    Oh Ellie I am going to catch this. I need cheering up.
     
  3. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    Love all of Cunk's work. It's wall to wall jokes. Still dying at Onion Jack and Vegan Queen.

    It seems to be developing a decent following already, I expect her to explode to a degree after this series.
     
  4. supermassive

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    She seemed a bit more overt silly this episode compared to previous episodes.
     
  5. Whatevar

    Whatevar SAVE MY SOUL

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    Love it!
     
  6. Indie

    Indie Skeptopotamus

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    Haven't watched yet but got on record. Hopefully it'll be as good as Cunk on Shakespeare/Christmas
     
  7. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    It's so popular, even my friends studying in the UK are loving this
     
  8. big ron

    big ron We Are All Jark

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    Love her. I can't decide if the boffins she interviews are in on it or not.
     
  9. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    I reckon. I started re-watching the Shakespeare one earlier and several appeared in that. I loved the one who dressed like a generic professor and gave tip top answers to her questions.
     
  10. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    The Shakespeare one in case anyone needs to catch up... I'm only 2 mins in and DEAD @are you FUCKING joking?

     
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  11. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    I haven't seen the second episode yet but the first was so good. Especially enjoyed her Camelot line of questioning. I did wonder beforehand if this series might be stretching her a bit thin, but so pleased this doesn't seem to be the case.
     
  12. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I loved Shakespeare but have been holding out on this until Mr Sheena and I can sit down together.

    Until tonight he confessed he's quite happily watched both episodes without me :evil:
     
  13. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    What do you tell the interviewees you’re filming beforehand and is it difficult to remain in character and be that gloriously rude?

    “I’m actually not sure what they’re told beforehand. I imagine it’s as little as possible. We don’t tell them what we’re going to ask them though and it isn’t rehearsed. The interviews themselves last a couple of hours and are cut down, so you can take your time lulling someone into a false sense of security before you hit them with the really weird questions. Staying in character isn’t difficult for me. I enjoy being Philomena and actually feel more comfy as her than me because she’s totally bulletproof. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her.”
     
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  14. big ron

    big ron We Are All Jark

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    Amazing
     
  15. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Must remember for moopy 2018 QOL
     
  16. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    Having just fully rewatched Shakespeare and Christmas and spent a solid hour laughing, I'm living AND dying for:

    "good night sweet prince. I'm loving angels instead"

    and

    "and a very new year"
     
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  17. Suomi

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    This could not be more Moopy and I would recommend to all.
     
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    I love her. Cunk on Shakespeare was life changing.
     
  19. Alex

    Alex Is this a triangle?

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    Legend.
     
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    "I’m sorry I had that thing when your brain stops listening"
     
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  21. Ellie

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    My favourite bit was learning the name of the head witch hunter:

    “MATTHEW HOPKINS? He went to my school!”
     
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  22. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    I've only watched the first one so far but I think my favourite bit was "But this Iron Man didn't have special powers - he couldn't fly or tolerate Gwyneth Paltrow"
     
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  23. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    "Like Plymouth" :D
     
  24. Peekaboo

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    This is hilarious, but then pretty much anything comedy written by Charlie Brooker is. This is actually slower paced than his Screenwipes, which are wall to wall packed with RELENTLESSLY brilliant jokes.

    His description of Theresa May as a 'haunted art gallery owner' is UNCANNY :D
     
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  25. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    It's not so hard to believe that the man who did tvgohome ended up as one of the most in demand TV producers/ writers in the world and is even dropping spin-offs.
     
  26. cwej

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    Love this. I also love Diane Morgan in Motherland if people haven't checked it out. It's more typical sitcom, but Morgan and Lucy Punch are both fabulous in it. The lead is Anna Maxwell-Martin, but she's nowhere near as funny as those other two.
     
  27. Slave

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    I enjoyed the first episode. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way the humour veered from witty to STUPID but I’ll definitely stick with it.
     
  28. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I prefer Maxwell-Martin to Punch. But clearly Morgan steals it.
     
  29. cwej

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    Oh I love Punch so much. She's brilliant in it.
     
  30. Marilyn

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    Some ledge has uploaded this to YouTube and it is indeed fucking hilarious

    Add this to the list of gifts Moopy has given me that I might not have heard of otherwise alongside Su Pollard and iglooing
     
  31. octophone

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    I've just watched the first episode of this. There's a part of me that feels the "clever person playing stupid wasting the time of other clever people" thing is done to death but it was so funny that I couldn't grudge it.

    Cunk:" If you got the Black Death, how long were you off work?"
    Expert:" Well in 70% of cases you were off work forever"
    Cunk:"Result!"
    Expert "...because you were dead"
    Cunk:"Oh"

    "Hard Ian's Wall" made me laugh heartily as well.
     
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  32. FetchFugly

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    This has been wonderful. I didn't really need to have the theme from Brush Strokes looping in my mind though.
     
  33. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I'm behind and only up to Episode 2, but what a joy "There WAS something about Mary and I don't just mean Cameron Diaz with dried spunk in her hair" was :D
     
  34. Ozymandias

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    i enjoy this but it does have a touch of charlie brooker talking through a hand puppet...the one off specials were great but padding it out to a 6 part series falls a little short, it feels a bit weekly wipe

    and one trick (esp after you’ve read an article in detail about how they get such good responses...) doesn’t repeat particularly well
     
  35. Marilyn

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    Of all the amazing jokes this week the one that sent me into fits was when she walked into the door she was trying to open :D
     
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  36. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    Just rewatching episode 1. Baywatch Tapestry :D
     
  37. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    There's STILL radio?
     
  38. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

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    We shall fight them bitches.
     
  39. Jætike

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    Should I start watching this series?
     
  40. big ron

    big ron We Are All Jark

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    No.
     

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