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Why have I only just discovered In the Thick of It?

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cbatbh Tue 25-Jun-13 11:12:53

Where have I been? Is it worth watching the second and subsequent series?

Lizzabadger Fri 05-Jul-13 05:45:00

It's fantastic. I love Julius and the whole of series 3, esp the 5live episode.

Thurlow Thu 04-Jul-13 16:53:13

"You fools! Those were good biscuits, they cost £4!"

ARealDame Thu 04-Jul-13 16:33:29

Yeah,its brilliant.

I have a box set!

Davros Tue 02-Jul-13 13:49:18

The Fucker he come ....

cbatbh Tue 02-Jul-13 13:38:53

I am on series three now. It is so awesomely brilliant. I still laugh at "come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off". Some of my other fave bits (millions more, just can't remember them they just fly at you so quickly)

The total faffing about at the end of series 2 when they are trying to decide to wear a tie or not.

"eat that prawn".

When Julius complains about the broken biscuits that cost four pounds.

"He's so dense that light bends round him"

"Get me Nicola Murray. If she says no the only other candidate is my left bollock with a fucking smiley face drawn on it." grin

JohnSnowsTie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:02:39

Series three, when the character played by David Haig tells "Baldemort" (Alex MacQueen) to "Shhhhhhit off!" Comedy gold.

WhiteShakette Mon 01-Jul-13 12:06:31

It is unspeakably brilliant, but it ruins your language permanently. Now that our toddler is starting to copy what we say, we're trying to avoid his first words being baby-Tuckerisms. Also, I used to live down the road from Peter Capaldi, and from running into him in the supermarket, he gave the impression of being shy and thoughtful, and nice.

ImperialBlether Sun 30-Jun-13 23:22:16

I'm so glad I've found this thread. OP, you are in for a fantastic time. Series 3 is the best, in my opinion.

The moment I like is when Malcolm Tucker is about to be fired (sorry, OP!) and there's that moment when he realises what's going to happen and he's says, "Oh no..." and you just think, "Fucking hell!" and duck!

And the line that always cracks me up is, "Fuck off, Bagpuss."

harryhausen Thu 27-Jun-13 12:37:05

I love episode in series 3 when Nicola and Peter Magnan ate being interviewed by Richard Bacon on 5live. Absolutely everyone ends up in the Green room and then Malcolm threatens the producer and 'Tim' who's phoned into the phone ingrin

cbatbh Tue 25-Jun-13 23:25:30

This is brill. Cant wait to watch the rest of them.

Thurlow Tue 25-Jun-13 20:56:29

Its the nicknames that get me every time, especially Malcolm's nicknames for Oli. 'The little man in the red and yellow car' is my favourite. There's a video of all the nicknames from the first few series. It's 8 minutes long, and it's just nicknames.

Lottapianos Tue 25-Jun-13 16:44:10

Oh come on NoRain, give us some goss then!

Haha, yes everyone's frozen terrified faces when Malcolm leads Terri off for a quiet chat.....

Thurlow Tue 25-Jun-13 16:40:25

It's Oli's little wave as Malcolm leads Terri off, oh that gets me every time.

And afterwards, when Terri says Malcolm just waffled on about Pharoah's and crisps...

NoRainNoRainbow Tue 25-Jun-13 16:37:04

I love it, my friends works on it!!! It's awesome.

<not even trying to be stealth like in my boasting> grin

LauraShigihara Tue 25-Jun-13 16:33:22

'This is like the Shawshank Redemption but with more tunnelling through shit and no fucking redemption' grin

And I love Ollie and Glen. And Terri - 'like a sultana in a salad'

Thurlow Tue 25-Jun-13 16:24:40

That episode where Terri is wearing trainers in the office - apart from the one moment she needs to be wearing them, brilliant. I think that's also the episode where she tries to tell Malcolm that he's going wrong, and you get Glenn, Oli and Nicola just watching horrified from the sidelines grin

I quite liked In the Loop. "I'm sorry, I know you don't like swearing, so I'll rephrase that for you. You are an f, star, star, cunt."

TabithaStephens Tue 25-Jun-13 16:19:42

The series was great, all of it, but I was VERY disappointed in In the Loop.

Hassled Tue 25-Jun-13 16:07:47

Tucker's Law is the best law ever.
Do not click on that link if anyone under say 18 is in the room with you.

Lottapianos Tue 25-Jun-13 16:05:14

Laura, the back of the car bit is fantastic. How the other actors don't kill themselves laughing I can't imagine. Maybe they're genuinely scared of him?!

Peter Mannion is fab. He's so world weary and sick and tired of all the spin and nonsense from Stuart - 'Mr Political Correctness gone boring' grin

Absolutely love Terri as well. She's as much use as a chocolate fireguard and would drive you insane if you had to work with her but she's great fun on a TV show. My favourite Terri bit is the episode in series 1 where Hugh sent a 'sweary email' from her email account to a man with a child in Ruislip grin

Thurlow Tue 25-Jun-13 15:01:53

God, that Paxman coronary joke has me in tears every time.

I love Peter Mannion too, especially in the last series, on top of the climbing frame, or "I'm bored, I'm going to have a Twix.

Oh, oh, and Glenn describing Nicola during her radio interview with Mannion as looking like a squirrel trapped in a pedal bin grin

LauraShigihara Tue 25-Jun-13 14:59:19

I love the bit in series three where Nicola has blabbed secrets in front of the journalist and Malcolm goes for her, all guns blazing, saying that he will have to put ticks on some people and crosses on others so she knows who to speak to. But then she might see the cross and think x marks the spot... I am laughing just thinking about it.

And when Malcolm punches Glen on the nose at the conference and his rage in the radio station, about Tim from Ruislip...

You always hear or see something new on each viewing though. We watched the sacking one the other day and I noticed them at Malcolm had a little boy peering out of his front window, waiting for him. I never realised that Malcolm had a family.

Lottapianos Tue 25-Jun-13 14:57:40

Ooh I'm on a roll now.....

Prepping Blinky Ben for his Newsnight interview with Paxman:

'Have you ever flown at a hundred miles an hour through a tunnel full of pig s***? Coz that's what's going to happen to you tonight if you don't listen to us'

'What are you going to do when Paxman pulls that rubbery horse-face of mock incredulity at you?'

And again about Paxman:

'Aah Paxman! I'll miss him when he has that massive coronary'


Lottapianos Tue 25-Jun-13 14:55:22

'Take that! Stand over there and play with that! And don't you move or I will perform a f---ing living autopsy on you, with a rusty spoon and I'll have yer kidneys fer cufflinks!'

Good times Thurlow grin

Peter Capaldi is an amazing actor. I read an interview with him where he said that he's actually a very mild-mannered and quiet bloke and he found it quite exhausting having to keep himself at boiling point all the time when they were filming!

How nice would it be to behave like Malcolm for just one day at work, with no consequences? smile

Thurlow Tue 25-Jun-13 14:52:10

It's the fact that you get to the end of the hour and finally realise what Malcolm has been trying to achieve. And it's so well done, so tightly and cleverly plotted. Plus it has all those scenes of badly dressed advisers ("a herd of Wildebeast dressed by Burtons") running around. And Blinky Ben.

Though I think my single favourite moment is in series 2 when Malcolm is having a Very Bad Day and send Ben to stand in the corner of the office with a keyboard to amuse himself grin

Lottapianos Tue 25-Jun-13 14:42:31

'The second of the specials (kind of series 2) is one the finest hours of comedy ever made.'

Totally agree. It's one of those where you have to watch it several times because you miss loads of the great lines the first time because you're laughing so hard grin

My favourite line from the whole thing is one of Malcolm's of course - 'oh what's this then? Tinker Tailor Soldier C***???'

It's truly delicious grin grin grin

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