Scrutinations of the Ultranews
August 11, 2004 11:32 PM   Subscribe

Cookd and Bombd: With news about the drug Cake, Margaret Thatcher as the new Doctor Who questions in Parliament and Blue Jam. Turning the zeitgeist of news gathering into the spirit of investigation, an archive to savour
posted by lerrup (20 comments total)
Chris Morris is a genius. Nuff said really. They need to get on with repeating Brass Eye on C4 already. (His new Nathan Barley show is out soon, btw)
posted by wackybrit at 12:05 AM on August 12, 2004

Oh Flange that's good news.

NSFW Flash
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:45 AM on August 12, 2004

Wackybrit: You can pickup brass-eye on dvd for eight quid on amazon.
posted by toby\flat2 at 3:57 AM on August 12, 2004

Bushwhacked I II(remix)
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:04 AM on August 12, 2004

Glebe's Thrift Funnel is another valuable Chris Morris resource. I recently found a Chris Morris interview that he gave about working with Peter Cook, which interested me greatly.
"I held out no great hopes that he wouldn't be a boozy old sack of lard with his hair falling out and scarcely able to get a sentence out, because he hadn't given much evidence that that wouldn't be the case. But, in fact, he stumbled in with a Safeways bag full of Kestrel lager and loads of fags and then proceeded to skip about mentally with the agility of a grasshopper. Really quite extraordinary."
Also, it's always fun to have another look/listen at Morris's Bushwhacked reinterpretation of George W Bush speeches. Probably NSFW.
posted by nthdegx at 4:08 AM on August 12, 2004

Also worth looking out for the Day Today, also avaiable on Amazon now. A more accessible road in to Morris's work, I think.
posted by nthdegx at 4:09 AM on August 12, 2004

The Day Today is absolutely fucking brilliant.

Check out FurQ's "Uzi Lover" tune

"Uzi like a metal dick in my hand; Magazine like a big testicle gland"

posted by derbs at 4:34 AM on August 12, 2004

The Breezeblocks show he's a great ginuwine DJ on top of everything else.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:48 AM on August 12, 2004

The interviews with Peter O'Hanrara-Hanrahan from The Day Today were the fantastic -

"In German how did he say it?"
"Ich nichten lichten..."

The scripts for The Day Today (along with all the other Alan Partridge shows) can be found here.
posted by longbaugh at 4:54 AM on August 12, 2004

"Peter you've lost the news!"
posted by nthdegx at 6:34 AM on August 12, 2004

"Portillo's face felt like guts, says girl"
posted by derbs at 6:50 AM on August 12, 2004

Chris Morris and Viv Stanshall in one day. It's like I banged my head on the monitor and am now reading the contents.

(PS- I am stuck on dialup and badly bleedingly need the glorious MP3s of Blue Jam, because my Real Audio copies are utter shit. Can anyone help me out, CD-R wise?)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:54 AM on August 12, 2004

My parcel of The Day Today, Jam and My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 [a short film of Morris'] arrived on Monday. What a blissful week.
Jam is grimly compelling - the blackest humour ever. It's the kind of thing that would be reeled out if I ever did anything bad: "Police found amongst his possessions a DVD that contained scenes of men ejaculating to death, a man claiming that he wasn't cheating on his wife because he was raping the other woman and a six year old girl who hacks up a dead body". If I was a politician I wouldn't want Jam within 100m of me.
posted by meech at 8:28 AM on August 12, 2004

"Crazed wolves in store 'a mistake' admit Mothercare"
posted by TheCuriousOrange at 10:11 AM on August 12, 2004

Thank god for some real funny after yesterdays ghastly thread.

When Chris Morris does satire, he actually makes sure there's some jokes in it - and he doesn't much care if people are left or right wing.

What I loved about Morris' interviews with Peter Cook was that Cook tried to start every one with some pre-prepared material and Morris would shoot it down everytime and make the old bugger improvise. And boy could Cook improvise - the stuff he came up with about owning a fossil of the baby Jesus is totally fucking mindbending.

Unfortunately I'm not convinced that the Nathan Barley series will be a great success, but I'll be delighted if I'm proven wrong!
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:56 PM on August 12, 2004

Wackybrit: You can pickup brass-eye on dvd for eight quid on amazon.

I'm sure, but it's better when they're on TV.. nothing like getting the Daily Wail Mail all pissed off.
posted by wackybrit at 3:22 PM on August 12, 2004

I'm just disturbed that the Blue Jam doctor somehow escaped and is now telling Dot Cotton she's going to die.
posted by seanyboy at 4:12 PM on August 12, 2004

posted by seanyboy at 4:25 PM on August 12, 2004

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posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:50 PM on August 12, 2004

I fell off my seat when I saw that, Seanyboy. It's the most wicked joke to ever be played on the TV-watching-great-unwashed.
posted by ascullion at 2:56 AM on August 13, 2004

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