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Philomena Cunk is one of my favourite characters. There's a bit from 2012 Wipe that's probably my favourite.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 7:31 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


There's a bit from 2012 Wipe that's probably my favourite.

Too close to the bone for me, though.
posted by ambrosen at 7:49 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


ambrosen: "Too close to the bone for me, though."

She called it, "it'll probably happen next year".
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 7:51 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Maybe I'm just reading too much into her performance but it seems like she even walks like she doesn't really grasp walking and is kind of faking her way through it.
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:05 PM on January 11 [5 favorites]


Her Professor Brian Cox impression is spot on.

I had been burned on Charlie Brooker related stuff recently, but I guess it's time to hop back on this horse.
posted by Mezentian at 8:23 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


At that time of the night, when questions rally in an open mind.

Questions like, how do I get time back out of my watch?
posted by arcticseal at 8:26 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


"Hello, science man. Who are you?"

She's got a great deadpan.
posted by Lexica at 8:28 PM on January 11 [3 favorites]


This is just the precursor to Idiocracy.
posted by arcticseal at 8:32 PM on January 11


What I want to know is how does Charlie Brooker get to produce so many shows when he didn't go to Oxford or Cambridge? Did they at least send him to some kind of remedial BBC ruling class camp to shine shoes for upperclassmen and do bad musical comedy about pudding and Shakespeare before they let him in the club?
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:35 PM on January 11 [13 favorites]


"Every day that's ever happened starts exactly here, coming out of that time transmitter and running along this metal line on the ground. That's why this is the only place in the world where I can be in the past and the future with the present running right up through my middle bits."
posted by eye of newt at 8:35 PM on January 11 [4 favorites]


Also relevant (i.e., British, and also Aussie, but British. But Aussie.): What Is Time?
posted by GamblingBlues at 8:42 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


It's about time.
posted by carsonb at 11:51 AM on January 12


Also relevant (i.e., British, and also Aussie, but British. But Aussie.): What Is Time?

Yeah, I liked Cunk's Brian Cox impression when I saw it, but it felt too close in tone and content to Claudia O'Doherty's masterful take on the same subject to enjoy it without reservation.
posted by rory at 12:19 PM on January 12


Charlie Brooker is a damned treasure.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:36 PM on January 12


lol
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:59 PM on January 12


I think the Brian Cox piece from the previous link is stronger because it does more than one thing; some of the real hilarity is in its affectionate but very effectively on-target jabs at Cox as well. While Philomena Cunk is a perfect distillation of that inescapable enemy of all that is good, the stupid person who doesn't know they're stupid (Tina Fey's version of Sarah Palin comes very close, though it's easier pickings for her because by her own admission half the time she's simply quoting verbatim) in itself it's not enough. So while I enjoyed this I hope it doesn't become a regular thing as such... her bits are at their best when she isn't the only thing being poked fun at.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:21 PM on January 12


Also, I'm glad to see that Charlie Brooker is writing for the Grauniad again.
posted by acb at 5:53 PM on January 12


Philomena Cunk is my new celebrity crush.
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch at 11:24 PM on January 12


Cunk's Brian Cox impression annoyed me and was done better on youtube 2 years ago. Plus Brian Cox is awesome and personally I don't think he needs any jabs but instead a pat on the back for inspiring people with science.
posted by 13twelve at 3:56 AM on January 13


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