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A young Eddie Izzard contemplates Daleks. (slyt) A famous Scottish cow makes a cameo. Surprisingly funny youtube comments ensue. Related: This Dr. Who themed cookbook is available (as of this posting) as a free download on Kindle. Contains equal parts amusing episode commentary and gross food imagery.
posted by tllaya (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Real fans know there is only one real cookbook.
posted by Mezentian at 11:07 PM on January 16, 2013


So before he started appearing in women's clothing, he was a Donald Trump impersonator.
posted by Nomyte at 11:16 PM on January 16, 2013


Eddie Izzard is so awesome. Such a quick mind. I wear a perpetual smile listening to him.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:35 PM on January 16, 2013


Yeah he just looks weird in men's clothing. Great bit though.
posted by no mind at 11:54 PM on January 16, 2013


EJACU-LATE! EJACU-LATE!
posted by MartinWisse at 2:55 AM on January 17, 2013


One of the few things I don't get about the British is how grown adults go on there about Doctor Who.

They all love it -- and for good reason -- but the way they tell their personal stories, you'd think the entire nation was hiding behind the couch, and that none of them had ever seen the show at all.

My mother was British, and I grew up watching it as a kid in America... but I never once hid behind my couch. Hell... I didn't even do that for The World at War, with its scary opening and brutal footage.

It needs to be asked... what is it about British children that makes them such wusses?

(I, as an American, blame this problem on a disturbing lack of video game violence.)
posted by markkraft at 3:15 AM on January 17, 2013


"EJACU-LATE! EJACU-LATE!"

I actually bought a copy of "Abducted by the Daleks" when it came out seven years ago, before it got pulled.

I'm not sure whether I can sell it on EBay, but I'll certainly entertain any reasonable offers.
posted by markkraft at 3:22 AM on January 17, 2013


Your tension has been EX-TER-MIN-ATED!
posted by jamincan at 5:27 AM on January 17, 2013


and I grew up watching it as a kid in America... but I never once hid behind my couch.

American here. My parents watched Doctor Who when it was being aired regularly on PBS in the 1980s, and I have memories of being scared out of my wits by high-grade nightmare fuel like tumbleweeds that act like wolves and cactus-based Doctor impersonators.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 5:43 AM on January 17, 2013


And also Tom Baker's eyebrows. The way he waggled them at someone when he offered them a Jelly Baby made me writhe in my seat.
posted by wenestvedt at 5:46 AM on January 17, 2013


(I, as an American, blame this problem on a disturbing lack of video game violence.)

Erm... most of the people who grew up watching Doctor Who grew up before video games.
posted by hoyland at 5:47 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Real fans know there is only one real cookbook.

There's also only one pattern book should anyone ever feel the need to dress up in Adric's space anorak.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 5:59 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


EX-FO-LI-ATE

IN-FA-TU-ATE
posted by NoraReed at 6:36 AM on January 17, 2013


Has the Doctor ever gotten it off with a Dalek?
HARD-AR HARD-AR HARD-AR.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:39 AM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


His nails are lovely. As always.
posted by noaccident at 6:57 AM on January 17, 2013


And also Tom Baker's eyebrows. The way he waggled them at someone when he offered them a Jelly Baby made me writhe in my seat.

Hell, the opening credits were enough to make me start whimpering and run out of the room when I was seven. (seriously - you had the creepy music....and then the spooky lights....and then appearing out of the darkness suddenly TOM BAKER'S ENORMOUS HEAD WITH THAT HUMUNGOUS HAIR! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!)

....To be fair, the Horta on Star Trek had the same effect on me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:59 AM on January 17, 2013


Sean Connery and James Mason really are his only two impersonations, aren't they?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:15 AM on January 17, 2013


EX-FO-LI-ATE

IN-FA-TU-ATE


Aannndd now I have INXS stuck in my head.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:15 AM on January 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hell, the opening credits were enough to make me start whimpering and run out of the room when I was seven. (seriously - you had the creepy music....and then the spooky lights....and then appearing out of the darkness suddenly TOM BAKER'S ENORMOUS HEAD WITH THAT HUMUNGOUS HAIR! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!)

Yup. American here, and I distinctly remember racing to the TV to turn PBS off as soon as Doctor Who was supposed to start. (I think I would have been about 7 too, possibly even younger.) And I remember FREAKING THE FUCK OUT at Tom Baker's very visage. Sorry, Tom Baker.
posted by kalimac at 8:34 AM on January 17, 2013


Canadian, here. Grew up watching Doctor Who on TVO. For me, Tom Baker was like a charming old eccentric uncle.

Cybermen, the mummy robots from Pyramids of Mars, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang all scared the crap out of me.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:45 AM on January 17, 2013


The Horns of Nimon completely unnerved me when I saw it on PBS, even watching it with my parents.
posted by Panjandrum at 9:24 AM on January 17, 2013


I liked the early iteration of his "Cake or death?" bit here.
posted by ook at 11:25 AM on January 17, 2013


"Erm... most of the people who grew up watching Doctor Who grew up before video games."

Clearly, none of you never slaughtered an entire village of Native Americans when you were growing up.
posted by markkraft at 12:01 PM on January 17, 2013


I actually remember Inferno as being pretty edgy, at the time...
posted by markkraft at 12:09 PM on January 17, 2013


The Horns of Nimon completely unnerved me when I saw it on PBS, even watching it with my parents.

Excuse me.... *cackles like Soldeed*.

I never hid behind any furniture, but it did scare the (short) pants off me and gave me nightmares, so I would stop watching for weeks at a time. Looking at the effects now, well, clearly that was a silly response, but it was a simpler time.
posted by Mezentian at 3:04 PM on January 17, 2013


I love the Daleks. New ones, old ones, skittle ones, hybrid ones. Even goofy old Dalek Sek. They are such screeching, genocidal pests with impossible plungers, but I adore them. I really wish my new GPS had a Dalek option so they could yell at me to ACCELERATE!
posted by Biblio at 3:13 PM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


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