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March 22, 2011 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Comic Relief held Red Nose Day to raise money for charity by making some funny sketches.
posted by jaybeans (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
There were also two Doctor Who sketches:

Part One

Part Two

I'll leave the "is that funny?" debate up to you.

(Saw this on Nerdist, cite your sources!)
posted by fijiwriter at 12:01 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'll leave the "is that funny?" debate up to you.

No debate. Ponds flirting is amazing.
posted by you're a kitty! at 12:02 PM on March 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


Yeah, the fact that Steven Moffat was doing near-parody of Series 5/30 before Series 6/Season 31 even came out means he is either evil, genius, or an evil genius. Either way, I'm sure he dares not delve into the idiocy that is much Doctor Who online fandom.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:34 PM on March 22, 2011


The Who sketch was funny, if a bit cheekier than you would expect for its audience.

I also really loved the Misery Bear sketch.
posted by Kitteh at 12:43 PM on March 22, 2011


Comic Relief held Red Nose Day to raise money for charity by making some funny sketches.

That'd be a bit of a change in strategy for them.
posted by Artw at 12:48 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


My favorite DW related comedy sketch is The Kidnappers, found alongside "An Unearthly Child" on the "The Beginnings" DVD set, starring Mark Gatiss, someone I don't recognize but might 'twere I British, and a very special guest. The final two lines, and the fantastic eye acting, crack me up just thinking about it.

The Kidnappers
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 12:51 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Lenny Henry and James Corden. Two of the downright funniest, most cutting edge - not to mention most likeable - comedians in the United Kingdom brought together in the same sketch. Is it any wonder that I sat through Comic Relief from the first minute til the last?!
posted by fire&wings at 12:59 PM on March 22, 2011


Sorry... did you just say that Lenny Henry was cutting edge?

It must have been someone else on the "Live at the Apollo" show then.

I didn't see Comic Relief, so he may have been great there. It's just that everything else of his I've seen recently has been decidedly 'meh'.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:06 PM on March 22, 2011


Also of note was a very special Only Connect (previously-ish), featuring some very smart people answering some very fun questions.
posted by persona at 1:31 PM on March 22, 2011


some very fun questions .

Are... you sure those are the links you meant?
posted by you're a kitty! at 1:34 PM on March 22, 2011


Good to see Misery Bear getting some mainstream coverage, but that video was nowhere near as miserable as Misery Bear's Christmas or Misery Bear Prepares for a Date.
posted by mattn at 2:19 PM on March 22, 2011


Are... you sure those are the links you meant?
Very much so, those really are 3 of the pieces of knowledge they demanded of, among others, the previous Poet Laureate.
posted by persona at 2:27 PM on March 22, 2011


Speaking of Red Nose Day and Dr. Who, how about Rowan Atkinson as the Dr.? Check it out.

Added bonus: includes Jonathan Pryce, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, and Joanna Lumley.
posted by calamari kid at 3:57 PM on March 22, 2011


Noteworthy because I found it amazing: Noel Fielding does "Wuthering Heights".
posted by a. at 6:38 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


MCMikeNamara: Yeah, the fact that Steven Moffat was doing near-parody of Series 5/30 before Series 6/Season 31 even came out means he is either evil, genius, or an evil genius. Either way, I'm sure he dares not delve into the idiocy that is much Doctor Who online fandom.

I really enjoyed series 5, and this makes me even more excited for series 6 since it seems to me that Moffat has something good planed. Also, before Moffat was given the job as Doctor Who show runner, he did post on one of the fan message boards. So he is quite aware of how rabid some of the fans can be.
posted by Harpocrates at 2:21 AM on March 23, 2011


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