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May 21, 2020 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Time to lick some doorknobs. Charlie Booker's offers a fresh Newswipe, antiviral edition. Guest appearances by Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas. (SLYouTube)

Previous Newswipes: 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016.

Other MetaFilter Charlie Brooker previously.
posted by doctornemo (21 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Excellent special. Glad to see Brooker back to doing some comedy. I think he was quite right we don't need more Black Mirror right now we're busy living it.

It was a pleasure to see Barry Shitpeas prominently again, I felt he had been underutilized in the more recent Philomena Cunk specials.

Cunk, as always, is a treasure.
posted by deadaluspark at 7:19 PM on May 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

"Happy birthday twice". Great stuff.
posted by greenhornet at 7:28 PM on May 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

that was an even bigger shot across the bows than tom hanks had been
posted by benzenedream at 7:37 PM on May 21, 2020

I like the phrase "allergicness to bread".
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:48 PM on May 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

posted by Catblack at 8:12 PM on May 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

this was good. i forgot about that mitchell and web sketch...dang. thanks charlie.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:50 PM on May 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

"like what happened with fidget spinners"
posted by hippybear at 9:00 PM on May 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

I really needed this, thank you for posting. I haven't had a chance to actually laugh about this situation in a very long time, and this has me laughing loud enough i'm worried I'll wake my partner sleeping on a different floor. Tension release! Yay!
posted by hippybear at 9:20 PM on May 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

"which have closed shopping malls and cinemas across America thereby crippling its mass shooting industry"

I laugh to keep from crying.
posted by acidnova at 10:33 PM on May 21, 2020 [9 favorites]

Honestly, haven't grown up in my formative years watching Monty Python in various forms (tv, films, whatever) over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

I don't know how I ever find anything funny that isn't delivered in that utterly dry British tone.
posted by hippybear at 10:38 PM on May 21, 2020 [3 favorites]

My husbear recently put on Monty Python And The Holy Grail and I told him when he selected it "you do realize I have this movie memorized, right?" and he sort of nodded and laughed a bit... I think by about the 30 minute mark he was realizing that perhaps he should have not embarked on this particular exercise in my deeply burned memory pool.
posted by hippybear at 10:40 PM on May 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

Leave it running, turn the sound off, and make 'em watch you do the voices. Use plastic cups as coconuts, foley the whole thing. Vamp up Castle Anthrax.
posted by bartleby at 11:14 PM on May 21, 2020 [3 favorites]

This wasn't tonight, it was a few weeks ago. He was both amused and horrified. I was also, too, a bit. I didn't realize how much it was.. a... part of me.

Some TV bits are, too. Not so much the other films. But that dry delivery... that is what the thing is, I think. And it is so present in this video.
posted by hippybear at 11:24 PM on May 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

The thing that delights me is that this is the same brain who thought up the San Junipero episode of BLACK MIRROR.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:42 AM on May 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

Needed this; thanks.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:17 AM on May 22, 2020

Always fun to see how successful PC Zone's staff cartoonist has become.

Also Diane Morgan's amazing, but seemed like she was having a hell of a time making Philomena Cunk worse than the regular "non-satirical" news right now. Shrinking doctors and injecting them to fight the virus is really only comparably stupid to getting sunlight into the body. Poe's law has taken over the world.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 9:22 AM on May 22, 2020 [7 favorites]

For those catching up with Mr Brooker's output, the TV Go Home archive is well worth a peruse. (I miss that internet)
posted by inpHilltr8r at 9:43 AM on May 22, 2020 [3 favorites]

Video "no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party"? damn, I could have watched this yesterday and didn't
posted by illongruci at 6:10 AM on May 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

Link is now dead. RIP.
posted by hippybear at 5:32 PM on May 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

posted by BYiro at 8:29 PM on May 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

also on vimeo!
posted by kliuless at 2:02 AM on June 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

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