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February 16, 2013 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Jimmy Fallon -- 'Downton Sixby' -- Episodes I, II, III and IV.
posted by ericb (15 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Downton Sixbey Extended Cut/Bloopers: Higgins' Dirty Secret.
posted by ericb at 12:26 PM on February 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Eat shit." I laughed.
posted by bleep at 1:08 PM on February 16, 2013


liked it until the "ugly women are men in dresses" bits
posted by rebent at 2:06 PM on February 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


But Fred Armisen does just a great "ugly woman" job.
posted by modernnomad at 2:39 PM on February 16, 2013


Big fan of both Downton and of Jimmy Fallon but this is pretty awful.
posted by Perplexity at 3:10 PM on February 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just watching Brooke Shields try not to lose it during Higgins's dark and possibly forced reveal is worth it.

If only he had ad-libbed "dropped my rusty anchor in the blue lagoon."
posted by zippy at 3:55 PM on February 16, 2013


Watched the first one: Brooke Shields is a very good Lady Grantham. That was the funniest part of this, and it wasn't all that funny.

I suppose you could mix impression, satire and self-referential jokes together and get something very good. However, the impressions are generally bad past the "bad for comic effect" level. The satire focuses on narrow character traits and that makes me feel like the writers were only pretending to be familiar with material. As for the self-referential bits, jokes about disposable pop culture are precisely the reason I'm not interested in watching Jimmy Fallon. (that and also because there should be a New England fatwa against him for "Fever Pitch.")
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:46 PM on February 16, 2013


Brooke Shields was so good, I knew there had to be an Elizabeth McGovern connection somewhere.
posted by pashdown at 4:52 PM on February 16, 2013


The satire focuses on narrow character traits

I think you accidentally wrote "the satire" instead of "Downton Abbey."

I love the series, but the characters are as wild and unpredictable as Swiss public transit.
posted by zippy at 5:02 PM on February 16, 2013


Then there's Upstairs Downstairs Abbey, from Red Nose Day 2011.
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:26 PM on February 16, 2013


A. D. Miles Dowager Countess is to me the funniest part of this. The facial expressions are just incredibly hilarious.
posted by smcameron at 5:35 PM on February 16, 2013


They could have done so much more with that.
posted by Devils Slide at 7:03 PM on February 16, 2013


Colbert did this better when he mashed Downton and Breaking Bad, with actual cast members pitching in.
posted by Ber at 7:33 PM on February 16, 2013


I liked it. (Just to counter the naysayers. Thanks for the post.)
posted by maryr at 8:19 PM on February 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Colbert did this better when he mashed Downton and Breaking Bad, with actual cast members pitching in.

HOW DID I MISS THAT?? I haven't laughed that hard in a long while. Thanks!
posted by littlesq at 8:53 PM on February 16, 2013


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