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Old 10-05-2005, 23:31   #1
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Modern Toss

First in a new run of those Comedy Lab things. Apparently it’s a cult comic first and foremost. Thought Mr Tourette and Prince Edward, Royal Entrepeneur were the only funny bits with the rest leaving me fairly stonefaced. Probably the sort of thing that Nathan Barley and the staff of Suga Rape would find totally hilarious. Anyone else see it?
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:59   #2
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some bits were funny, some bits weren't! there!
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Old 11-05-2005, 14:27   #3
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This programme was very strange, didnt really like it. Most of the sketches made no sense.

The one where the wee cartoon guy asked another cartoon guy to put a "For Sale" sign outside his house and then made a sign sayin wh**e and that was it.

It was all very random, bit weird. I was talking to people about this today, still not found anyone who liked it.

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I've read the modern toss book so i kind of new what to expect.

Lots of randomness that's occasionally funny but once you've seen one Mr Tourettes sketch you've seen them all.
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I actually find Mr Tourette really funny but much prefer reading to watching it. It just lost something between page and screen for me.
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Old 11-05-2005, 20:04   #6
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Ah, forgot this was on, quite enjoyed the books.

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It just lost something between page and screen for me.
Always seems to happen, I have bad nightmares of The Far Side cartoon that was on TV, it just didn't work.
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A partial success but it works better as a comic and even then, you either love it or hate it. 'The Guardian loves them and ''Home Clubber' is in the Saturday guide weekly. Very much an acquired taste.
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This returns in a six part series (!) next week. Turns out I used to know one of the co-creators years back. I can see now how he would come up with something like this. Credit to him for convincing C4 to back a series but I thought the idea was stretched even at half an hour.

At least the Hoxton crowd will be pleased.
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Caught this tonight. Patchy as ever, but one or two moments of genius in there. Have to say that Alan is a bit of a personal hero of mine...

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Caught this tonight. Patchy as ever, but one or two moments of genius in there. Have to say that Alan is a bit of a personal hero of mine...

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That sketch was far better then the other alan one they showed last night
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Quite enjoyed the Illegal Alphabet, and while i'd like to kid myself into thinking that I don't know why, i'm *pretty* sure it's the childish glee that goes with seeing rude words on television. Which is the only real reason to enjoy Mr Tourette, of course.
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Mr Tourette and Drive-by Abuser were very funny but the rest just left me cold. Character designs owe more than a little to the old Inspector Clouseau cartoons in the Pink Panther show.
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Best "Alan" so far this week.

Why is it I **** myself everytime I see Sneezeman? Its very basic jokes but its done so well.
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New series of this starts 4/5 but they’ve been kidnapped by Adult Swim/Bravo. I thought the first series was reasonably well received. Surprised C4 didn’t want to do another. DVD of series one is out at the same time apparently.
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Give this thread a warning bump when we are within Sky+ing distance of it please. MORE SNEEZEMAN PLEASE!
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New series of this starts 4/5 but they’ve been kidnapped by Adult Swim/Bravo.
Shame. I quite enjoyed the first series but I'm stuck in terrestrial TV land...
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New series of this starts 4/5 but they’ve been kidnapped by Adult Swim/Bravo. I thought the first series was reasonably well received. Surprised C4 didn’t want to do another. DVD of series one is out at the same time apparently.
I've just sat down to watch my recording of this, and it was a repeat of the C4 series
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Really?!? How bizarre.

Wikipedia entry now says late summer for series 2 & series 1 DVD.
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ANIMATION: Modern Toss
On: Channel 4 (104)
Date: Thursday 17th January 2008 (starting in 15 days)
Time: 00:35 to 01:05 (30 minutes long)

The acclaimed animated cult comedy sketch show returns for a new six-part series, drawn and directed by Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. A stylish blend of crudely drawn animation, live action and bizarre music, Modern Toss features a cast of surreal foulmouthed cartoon fools.
(Watch Online, Subtitles, Part 1 of 6)
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=82717

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
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Sorry to point this out now but it was on last night. The announcer said "return" like this was the first of the new series... was it?
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