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July 30, 2010 9:13 AM   Subscribe

The Adam and Joe show ran on Channel 4 during the 90s. There are many marvellous memories from the late-night lo-fi bedroom fest, but most fondly rememberered are their re-enactments of popular films and shows using toys. Kids. This Life. Toytanic. Shine. Se7en. American Beautoy. Saving Private Lion. Furends. The Toy Patient. ToyTrainspotting.
posted by mippy (20 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yay!

No Star Wars stuff?
posted by Artw at 9:19 AM on July 30, 2010


I don't do Star Wars. That was the point where I could get up and get a cup of tea on.
posted by mippy at 9:20 AM on July 30, 2010


I love Adam & Joe. If you can catch the podcasts of Adam's Big Mixtape *somewhere* you'll hear the best radio so far this year. Try the one with Louis Theroux for starters.

(I'm assuming you know about the Adam & Joe podcasts already)
posted by DanCall at 9:32 AM on July 30, 2010


Soon as I saw the Kids post earlier I thought of this...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:33 AM on July 30, 2010


And I never did get around to doing a Ken Korda / Speeding On The Needle Bliss post...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:34 AM on July 30, 2010


Oh, Janie, how can you be so stupid? They represent repressed sexual desire, and when you end up in your own disastrous marriage, you can choose your own symbolic flowers!

Wow, I love these. Thanks!
posted by Houyhnhnm at 9:35 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Seven" is pretty damn great.
posted by ColdChef at 9:37 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ooohhhhh, we need a Ken Korda post! I liked the one where he tried to form a boy band as well.
posted by mippy at 9:48 AM on July 30, 2010


Speeding On The Needle Bliss was a hard hitting social classic!
posted by Artw at 9:56 AM on July 30, 2010


Any excuse to post this. I think of it every single time I turn on the tv and see a modern gameshow.
posted by fire&wings at 10:24 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


American Beautoy is brilliant--it really does cover the film, but adds new meaning to the "dancing bag" video. Which means I can never, ever watch the original again without laughing. Hard.

Can't wait to get home from work so I can watch the others. Great Friday post.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:29 AM on July 30, 2010


Some more toy shorts:
Shakesbeare in Love
Stuffed Trek
Guy Ritchie's Twat
Toy Review
posted by seikleja at 10:43 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I live really near to the shop they filmed in for Speeding on the Needle Bliss. It always makes me smile when I walk past.

"Do you have a big problem with girl gangs?"
posted by DanCall at 10:47 AM on July 30, 2010


Steven!
posted by vectr at 10:57 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


^...but adds new meaning to the "dancing bag" video...

The dancing bag was absolutely brilliant!
posted by bitteroldman at 10:58 AM on July 30, 2010


Just coming!
posted by Artw at 11:00 AM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Try the one with Louis Theroux for starters.

Try the one with Ed O'Brien of Radiohead for starters!
posted by rory at 12:40 PM on July 30, 2010


Adam and Joe were one of the few things that actually made my teenage years survivable.
posted by Coobeastie at 2:30 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yay!

No Star Wars stuff!
posted by Chichibio at 3:23 PM on July 30, 2010


I'm happy to see that the dancing bag is as funny as I remember.
posted by betweenthebars at 3:37 PM on July 30, 2010


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