UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Brilliant!  »

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(25 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Winehouse appeared in an Competitive Dad sketch in Series 3. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: What are you fishing for?
Ted: Fish.
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Crazy Credits

Paul Whitehouse performs "Please Me Release Me (Let Me Go)" in character as Kenny Valentine in the Series 1 title sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Paul Whitehouse? Brilliant!!!
27 June 2004 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

I honestly reckon The Fast Show is the best ever British 'sketch' programme

  • & that includes Monty Python & Not The 9 O'Clock News.
Why do i think that? because they're ALL fantastic. Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark (We Wanna Be T'GETHER) Williams, John Thomson, Caroline Aherne & the other woman whose name I can't remember: "Does my bum look big in this?" For a long time I had an idea that Paul Whitehouse reminded me of an old friend I just couldn't put a name to. In the end I realised there was no such person. He's just got such a wonderful expressive face. The Fast Show has given us Brits so many catch phrases that are STILL instantly recogniseable, and that's the mark of a QUALITY show, and such fantastic characters. I bet everyone reading this has come across 'dodgy' menswear salesmen and knows someone just like Swiss Tony, or Dave Angel, or Ted. It's really hard to pick the best. All I can say is: Watching The Fast Show is like, making love to a beautiful woman. Enjoy!


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