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Or after this week's events can I absolutely binge watch The Thick Of It??

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StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:16

It just seems a brilliant way to end an awful, politically unstable week, especially as the Toxic Twosome marched out today.... visions of Malcolm are swirling...

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Kpo58 · 10/06/2017 20:22

YABU. You should be watching Yes Primeminster instead.


2ducks2ducklings · 10/06/2017 20:36

Absolutely not! I binge watched it on my afternoon off on Wednesday! I can't help thinking that the woman who asks Hugh if he has ever had to 'clean up his own mothers piss' sounds just like the leader of Plaid Cymru.
I love, love this programme. I really wish they'd bring it back to cover this debacle!


Dandandandandandandan · 10/06/2017 20:37

YANBU. I love Malcolm tucker.

But I miss "spitting image". They'd have had a field (of wheat) day with trump and Brexit and Corbyn!


Dandandandandandandan · 10/06/2017 20:41

Tucker's Law:

"If some cunt can fuck something up, that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck up, because that cunt's a cunt".


"I will tear your fucking skin off, I will wear it to your mother's birthday party, and rub your nuts up and down her leg whilst whistling "bohemian fucking rhapsody". Right?"

It's like poetry Grin


JovialNickname · 10/06/2017 20:42

Also.... where's Rory Brenner? I know he can't exactly do Theresa May but he'd do a fab Jeremy Corbyn.


StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:43

Ahhh, I KNEW I wasn't the only one!

"You big sack of cum" GrinGrin

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StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:45

Agree with you all though, satire is the only way to get through this mess!

Can imagine Malcolm tearing the Toxic Twosome a new one, whilst simultaneously telling some fuckwit from the Daily Fail that basically they're a piece of shit and he will personally force them into the sewer to be feasted upon by rats...or something similar Grin

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JovialNickname · 10/06/2017 20:45

"You'd better be wearing brown trousers. And a shirt the colour of blood"


Hassled · 10/06/2017 20:45

I have been wondering what Malcolm would make of it all. He'd be loving it.


SimplyNigella · 10/06/2017 20:46

YADNBU I have been consoling myself with thoughts of Malcolm Tucker and Jamie all week. I would love a new series, the script writers would be spoiled for choice on who to satirise first.


StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:46

Dan A friend of mine has that on a tea towel Grin
Funnily enough, it isn't out on general display, especially when her DG are about!

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TooStressyForMyOwnGood · 10/06/2017 20:47

You never need a reason to binge watch The Thick Of It Smile. Have to agree that this week's politics is a good reason though. Also agree with Kpo58's Yes Minister recommendation.


StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:48

2ducks It's for the emphasis on "piss" that I could watch that scene over and over... I really wish someone would charge up to Jeremy (C)Hunt one day and literally scream that line in his smug face!

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Hassled · 10/06/2017 20:49

Hugh Abbott about Malcolm: "I don't know what's worse. Seeing him rumble towards you, like prostate cancer. Or have him suddenly surprise you, like a stroke."

You actually used to be able to buy Tucker's Law on a tea towel. Someone spotted a market - and I should have bought one.


StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:49

Kpo58 Yes is another fave, I shall have to do a search for it after TTOI :)

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StewPots · 10/06/2017 20:50

Hassled My mate has it! It's absolutely fantastic and I want it and now I will look on Amazon (but hide it and only bring it out on appropriate occasions like Cards Against Humanity).

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FannyWisdom · 10/06/2017 20:51

I think it should be compulsory for some!


IsThatYouPaul · 10/06/2017 20:53

The Thick of It is just perfect, perfect tv.

That inquiry episode was so expertly crafted. It's damn selfish of Armando Iannucci and his team not to do any more.

Never mind the Tory-DUP petitions, this is more worthy.


2ducks2ducklings · 10/06/2017 20:54

Hassled - one of my favourite lines ever. Along with Malcolm telling Nicola that she's got a 'face like dot cotton licking piss off a nettle'.
Peter Mannion deserves special mention too.
I'm going to have to go and watch it all again now!


ghostyslovesheets · 10/06/2017 21:01

Stewart is my very fave not to mention the mega sexy Ben Willbond as the titty Lib Dem


I was wondering if The Chop was going to start following TM!


ImperialBlether · 10/06/2017 21:01

Oh I have found my tribe!

I only tend to watch series 3, though - I came to it late, after whatshisname had gone to prison and I didn't have to stomach to watch him in the earlier episodes. Are they worth it?

Ever since the referendum I've thought about how Malcolm Tucker would respond. As soon as the results came in I thought of Rebecca Front running round in circles saying, "Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit!"

And all that business with Gove and Boris - that went beyond the scope of TTOI.

Fantastic series - best comedy on TV.


PhyllisWig · 10/06/2017 21:04

It's on. It's on like fat pats thong


ghostyslovesheets · 10/06/2017 21:04

you have to watch In The Loop as well 'meat in the room' and 'climbing the mountain of conflict like some Nazi fucking Julie Andrews'

of and 'don't call me English'


Dandandandandandandan · 10/06/2017 21:06

Haha so jealous of the tea towel.

I do a bit of scriptwriting (purely for fun, unless anyone wants to pay me!!) and took a class recently that was taught by the chap who taught the writer of the thick of it. He said that even as a beginner he had a way with words and an ability to plot really tightly Envy

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