A return for Mani, and the debut appearance of Jo Brand, who’s been on everything else I’ve reviewed so I’m not worried, kicks off this episode.
Matthew Marsden was on Coronation Street for a while, and then went onto an acting career. Jah Wobble was a member of Public Image Limited, and to that end I feel very sorry for him.
JO’S HAIR IS FRIGHTENING IN THIS. WOW. DIDN’T KNOW IT COULD BE THAT LONG.
Phill, on the Fantazee lyrics: “There’s probably a Kung Fu Master from Bradford called Stands So High. “RIGHT! A’HM A KUNG FU MAHSTEH.”
Mark: “Is that how Japanese people speak? “‘ALLO, ‘AH’M JAPAN’AISE, NOICE TA MEET YA!” Come on, any country in the world, shout one out!
Mark: “‘ALLO! A’HM FROM BOTSWAAANA, NOICE TA MEET YA!”
Sean, on the Simple Minds lyrics: ‘I think that’s a bit too intelligent for Jim Kerr. Is it “PLEASE…COME BACK, PATSY. PLEASE, I’LL DO ANYTHING.”
Sean, in response to something, goes ‘BAD MON.”
Mark: “Have you been to Zimbabwe recently?”
Phill: “I have! ALLO, AH’M FROM ZIMBABWE!”
Mani realizes that Phill and Matthew are doing his song, gets up and starts to leave. He then goes “I FEEL LIKE I’VE HEARD THIS SOMEWHERE…”
Jah and Sean trying to do Low Rider is one of the most amusing things I’ve seen in a while. Even Jo looks horrified the entire time.
WAIT, SHIT, LIMAHL IS HERE FOR ID PARADE??? I mean, he should be one of the blokes on the panel.
Mark: “Postman Pat, Postman Pat.”
Jo: “What a twat.”
Yeah, Jo never changes.
Overall: Quieter episode. I didn’t know how to write down a lot of Jah’s drum stuff, because most of it was phonetic, but it was really funny. Jah was the right kind of crazy, and seemed to just confuse the hell out of Mark in how adamant he was. Meanwhile, Jo, Mani and Matthew all did solid jobs.
Best Regular: Phill
Best Guest: Jo
Best Runner: Jah’s drum noises.