Monday, March 09, 2015

Latest Great BBC Sitcom du Jour

I'm Alan Partridge

If I’d seen it a few days ago it woulda made this list, and certainly in the Top 5 although I have no idea what I’d take out to make room for it. I’ve worked somewhat backward through Steeve Coogan’s career, including both Trip movies, and have heard about this show for almost a decade before finally inhaling it over the weekend. It’s not only laugh-out-loud hysterical, but it’s almost impossible to calculate the influence he’s had on other sitcom characters (and The Office has to be at the head of that line.) There's different permutations; a series that came before and some that came after, but the 1997 and 2002 series are definitive.

Two Angliophile thumbs up!

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