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20 August 2010 @ 12:07 am
That Mitchell and Webb Look  
Cor. It's been a bit of mixed bag this series, but I did like this last episode. Although I'm not entirely sure what it says about a comedy sketch show that leaves you crying...

It was that last sketch, with a senile Sherlock Holmes that did for me. I don't know whether it was my recent plunge into Sherlock and it's fandom, or just that the whole idea of any person, but particularly one that brilliant, losing it all, and still being aware of what it is that's gone... I was in floods.

And then there was the last 'Remain Indoors' sketch when David takes Rob's hand at the end. I was sniffing a bit at that too. But I did manage to laugh long and hard in the middle with the 'Sorry' sketch though. God, all of the ones when they're just being them are the funniest ones imo. I laughed so hard at 'we can't keep on being alternative' and 'Peep Show won't last forever, you know'. I hated 'Sorry' back in the day - the thought that David might remake it - the horror, the horror! :)
smarter than a speeding bullet: legotronella on August 19th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that Holmes sketch was so tragic! I loved it though.
Valderys: Mitchell and Webbvalderys on August 20th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Wasn't it? I suspect I'm at that slightly more hormonal end of the month, but it wasn't just that. I'm glad they did it like that, with Holmes knowing, or it might have been cheap. As it was, it was tragic.
Sarah: Mitchell & Webbmorganmuffle on August 19th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty convinced that I love the bits when it's "them" the best and the whole of that Sorry thing had me in stitches but the, yes, the Remain Indoors thing made me bite my lip and the Sherlock bit was incredibly poignant (and timely given new Sherlock, I wonder if they knew)
Valderys: Mitchell and Webbvalderys on August 20th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
I know they have to have real sketches to intersperse it, but if it was just them sniping at each other for half an hour, I'd be as happy as Merlin the Happy Pig! :)

And they have done Sherlock Holmes sketches before, so I doubt it was specifically timed, but it does work particularly well, I agree!
smirnoffmule on August 19th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I think this whole series has been genius. I love the dark edge to it - I've really enjoyed the Remain Indoors sketches and how they've developed, and retained story all the way through. The Diana sketch this week made me cry laughing, and the Holmes bit - oh my god yes. Blackadder ending indeed.
Valderys: Mitchell and Webbvalderys on August 20th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I have to say that some of this season has made me wince - for example, if I never have to see 'Prayer and a Pint' again it will be too soon. I fast forward through it. But yes, I have liked what they've done with the on-going plot of 'Remain Indoors' that's been brilliant - and I too nearly died in the Diana sketch. That was fantastic!

I hadn't associated the Blackadder ending, and I totally should have, it so is. Great stuff.
the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Robinson: BBC2 clockmatildabj on August 20th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
if I never have to see 'Prayer and a Pint' again it will be too soon

Oh, I LOVED 'Prayer and a Pint'. The hymn at the end always topped it off. Perhaps I've seen too much Christian TV not to be entertained by it!

I have no M&W icon.
Valderys: Mitchell and Webbvalderys on August 22nd, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I think that was the problem for me actually, it was too embarrassing - it hit my embarrasment squick really hard! I just couldn't bear it. Hence the fast-forwarding :)
Lotripper: billy-viggo kissmsilverstar on August 20th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
there are some fine Mitchell/Web fics on AO3...
Valderys: Mitchell and Webbvalderys on August 20th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
I am aware of it, and have read many, and written one or two of them... :) There's more Charlie Brooker/David Michell fic though - there was a huge anon meme a few months ago at notdancers, and brookerfic is the main community. I think David just seemed the natural partner for Charlie!