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How to talk like Michael Caine
November 8, 2010 9:59 PM   Subscribe

How to talk like Michael Caine (slyt)
posted by AceRock (35 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coogan's impression starts out sounding inferior to Brydon's, but once Coogan incorporates the observant and funny detail about Caine's "specificity", it takes a massive step up. Love it.
posted by EmGeeJay at 10:08 PM on November 8, 2010


Love it!
posted by russmaxdesign at 10:13 PM on November 8, 2010


If there's one thing worse than a murderer...
posted by atrazine at 10:15 PM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was expecting Craig Ferguson to be involved somehow. Not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed he wasn't.
posted by axiom at 10:15 PM on November 8, 2010


Michael Caine masterclass (previously)
posted by zippy at 10:15 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


"awryte levs havit then"
posted by clavdivs at 10:16 PM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Craig Ferguson: Sean Connery meets Michael Caine (NSFW)
posted by zippy at 10:17 PM on November 8, 2010 [11 favorites]


The full episode of The Trip is available here (iPlayer) or here (YouTube).
posted by chorltonmeateater at 10:18 PM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was the Chinese translation. The original was When Sean Connery met Michael Caine.
posted by zippy at 10:18 PM on November 8, 2010


Roight.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 10:31 PM on November 8, 2010


Madness has a rather awesome song about Michael Caine called "Michaels Caine" featuring guest vocals (?) by Michael Caine. Alas, I cannot find a decent YouTube clip of the Caine-filled studio version.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:32 PM on November 8, 2010


Craig Ferguson: Sean Connery meets Michael Caine (NSFW)

Well, I just killed an hour with Craig Ferguson clips.
posted by device55 at 11:15 PM on November 8, 2010


The Spider House Rules [warning: lots of bad caine impressions]
posted by benzenedream at 12:30 AM on November 9, 2010


Self-post-promotion: Previous article on The Trip.
posted by Stark at 12:41 AM on November 9, 2010


"Ruprecht, do you want the genital cuff?"
posted by bwg at 1:02 AM on November 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


Brydon definitely won it.
posted by Decani at 1:41 AM on November 9, 2010


That was freaking funny. Who are those guys, and what is that show? You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off.
posted by e.e. coli at 2:34 AM on November 9, 2010


The full episode of The Trip is available here (iPlayer) or here (YouTube).

What an odd ending. Such an oddball show. Wish I could see more of it in the States.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:07 AM on November 9, 2010


e.e.coli- those guys are Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. Both have loads of comedy under their belt. Worth exploring their solo work and the stuff they have done together. A Cock and Bull Story is the best of their joint work (but only if you are familiar with Tristram Shandy). The individual work is more comic and relies less on a knowledge of 18th Century literrature
posted by Gratishades at 3:12 AM on November 9, 2010


De ferd act es cawled de presssteyshe.
posted by moviehawk at 3:56 AM on November 9, 2010 [7 favorites]


Brydon & Coogan on a biscuit trip.

(I could not make it through the The Trip but Partridge (previous post by self) remains sublime genius)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:14 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Blazecock Pileon - this is the first of a six-part series, I believe, so hopefully the endings will add more closure later on.

I found it made me sad, which is a pleasant change for me to the cringe-based comedy shows that I've seen recently. And the countryside that Steve Coogan is highlighting is beautiful, even if he doesn't seem to appreciate it...
posted by Stark at 4:27 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's funny how different, but still very accurate, their impressions were. (And how terrible Craig Ferguson's was.)
posted by DU at 4:52 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ya want a bi...foowd.
posted by Sutekh at 6:01 AM on November 9, 2010


something something unCainey valley.
posted by hawthorne at 6:01 AM on November 9, 2010 [4 favorites]


"What's my motivation? Do I have some sort of brain damage?"
posted by Joe Beese at 6:38 AM on November 9, 2010


Caine does that controlled yelling bit that Malkovich does, although Malkovitch has more hysteria and Caine has anger. "Myra! Stop. Hov'ring!"
posted by adipocere at 7:06 AM on November 9, 2010


Too funny. I just listened to Michael Caine on Fresh Air last week. This guy does a fair job!
posted by PuppyCat at 8:18 AM on November 9, 2010


they left off the punchline -- where, after Coogan delivers his supercilious rebuke, Brydon looks at him blankly for a second, and then says "Shall I fetch the Batmobile, Master Wayne?". It was kind of the highlight/turning point of the programme for me, and underscored why the dynamic worked so well as the episode went on.
posted by rollick at 10:32 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Madness has a rather awesome song about Michael Caine called "Michaels Caine"

Ah! I see atrazine found what I couldn't and linked it and I didn't even bother to click in my YouTube-ing frenzy. Well played, atrazine.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:58 AM on November 9, 2010


THe Trip is the best sitcom I've seen for ages. Watch it.
posted by greytape at 1:50 PM on November 9, 2010


And how terrible Craig Ferguson's was

A friend of mine said that Craig's being Scottish is an impediment to his Sean Connery impression. And I listened again, and it's true. Ferguson's Sean Connery is too Scottish. There's something about how Ferguson rolls his 'r's - it's heavier than Connery's accent.
posted by zippy at 11:12 PM on November 9, 2010


Phil Cornwell did a bang-up Caine impression in Stella Street.
posted by hot soup girl at 7:35 AM on November 10, 2010


In Stella Street, here's Caine getting specific.
posted by zippy at 12:43 PM on November 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


More episodes available in my deleted post:

Also, this show is a quiet revelation, every moment that seems unplanned building on the others...the last scene in episode 4 just blew me away.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:40 PM on December 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


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