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The Armstrong & Miller Show - 25/10/2007 9:26:32 PM   
Mason Verger


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The Armstrong and Miller Show
Friday 26 October
9:30pm - 10:00pm
BBC1
1/7

Two Spitfire pilots sit puffing pipes but talking in modern teen-speak. A man returns home to find his wife in bondage gear with his best friend, but is somehow persuaded that this is a surprise Happy Easter party. A foulmouthed Gordon Ramsay-style chef finally gets his comeuppance. These are the kind of straight-ahead, no-frills sketches with which Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong return to being a double act after going their separate ways for far too long - and yes, they are very funny. Series like this tend to pack their best jokes into the first show, in which case the rest of the run may be a let-down; but all the more reason not to miss tonight's opener, which also includes a brilliant parody of Who Do You Think You Are? and a filthy Jane Austen spoof. Still, it's those posh pilots ("Jumbo Wilkins got shot down last week and it was, like, really bad because he died and everything?") who look like stealing the show.

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Subtitled, Widescreen
Cast

  • Alexander Armstrong,Ben Miller

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 25/10/2007 11:31:40 PM   
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    Chuffed at this, I was a big fan of their show previously.  I'll be tuning in...providing its on catch up.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 27/10/2007 12:55:42 PM   
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    Watched this on the off chance, found it patchy.When it was funny it was very funny, mainly not.The pilots and the Who do you think you are? parody were the high points.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 27/10/2007 3:18:39 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: vader100

    Watched this on the off chance, found it patchy.When it was funny it was very funny, mainly not.The pilots and the Who do you think you are? parody were the high points.


    I was dubious of this at first considering it was on BBC One, but I liked it, aswell as the sketches mentioned above I thought the sketch with the "surprise easter party" and the russian mob boss meeting the football coach was very funny, although I really did not get the melon/kennedy's been shot sketch

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 27/10/2007 6:44:19 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: BatFan

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: vader100

    Watched this on the off chance, found it patchy.When it was funny it was very funny, mainly not.The pilots and the Who do you think you are? parody were the high points.


    I was dubious of this at first considering it was on BBC One, but I liked it, aswell as the sketches mentioned above I thought the sketch with the "surprise easter party" and the russian mob boss meeting the football coach was very funny, although I really did not get the melon/kennedy's been shot sketch


    I thought it was kinda like how everyone remembers what they were doing etc at that point, so for him to be doing that would be embrassing tale when people ask him in years to come, well how i saw it anyway
    Overall thought it was funny definitly worth giving it another try anyway, think the best sketch was the happy easter party

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 27/10/2007 9:26:31 PM   
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    Missed it.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 27/10/2007 10:52:47 PM   
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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 28/10/2007 1:35:34 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: parsonage84

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: BatFan

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: vader100

    Watched this on the off chance, found it patchy.When it was funny it was very funny, mainly not.The pilots and the Who do you think you are? parody were the high points.


    I was dubious of this at first considering it was on BBC One, but I liked it, aswell as the sketches mentioned above I thought the sketch with the "surprise easter party" and the russian mob boss meeting the football coach was very funny, although I really did not get the melon/kennedy's been shot sketch


    I thought it was kinda like how everyone remembers what they were doing etc at that point, so for him to be doing that would be embrassing tale when people ask him in years to come, well how i saw it anyway


    Yeah-

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 28/10/2007 11:27:50 AM   
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    Hit and miss, yes, but aren't all sketch shows?  Certainly better than the usual BBC comedies of recent times (how the hell that dross with Nicholas Lyndhurst or My Hero got beyond one series is a mystery).

    "Kill them" could be the new 'Yeah, 'know".

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 3/11/2007 11:55:33 AM   
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    Really warming to this.  The pilots are brilliant.  I don't like the mafia football manager though.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 3/11/2007 8:08:34 PM   
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    More hits than misses.


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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 3/11/2007 8:56:46 PM   
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    This reminded me of Ruddy Hell, It's Harry and Paul... and not in a good way. Mr Biffo wrote one of the sketches last week though. Huzzah!

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 3/11/2007 10:46:10 PM   
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    This reminded me of Ruddy Hell, It's Harry and Paul... and not in a good way. Mr Biffo wrote one of the sketches last week though. Huzzah!


    I get what you mean but it wasn't quite that bad!



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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 4/11/2007 12:22:26 PM   
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    The dancing in the titles...what the hell were they thinking.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 4/11/2007 5:33:19 PM   
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    Makes me laugh.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 4/11/2007 10:49:16 PM   
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    The second episode was a bit more desperate than the first, unfortunately.  I like the pilots though.

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    RE: The Armstrong & Miller Show - 4/11/2007 10:52:18 PM   
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    "Isn't it though...."

    Personally thought the bloke dancing with the woman ala Mr Darcy was great!
    "I have a stirring in the trousers good lady"

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