The Last of the Series 11 LOST EPISODES, this one…even if it is the finale, must have been a weak one, as I’ve never heard of any of these guys. Ah well. Guess we have to find out.
Asher D’s a member of So-Solid Crew, which is a relief, since it’s been a while since we’ve had one of them on. Kenny Lynch is a 60’s/70’s comedian, singer and legend. Mark Joseph had a hit with ‘Get Through’, and that’s about it. Carrie Grant’s a singer and Fame Academy judge.
Actually this might be a good one, because THIS is Bill’s reaction to the question “How did Disney’s Goofy get John Lydon in trouble with the law?”:
Mark: “…You KNEW I was gonna ask you questions, right Bill?”
Bill, still caught off guard: “…I thought, since it was the last show, it’d be a bit different…”
Mark, explaining Courtney Love to Kenny: “She’s…like the Yoko Ono of Nirvana, only instead of splitting up the band, she split up the sides of her husband’s head…”
Phill: “There’s a lovely image here of some of the, uh-”
Kenny: “Ah. So-Solid Crew!”
Asher, laughing it off: “Yeah…before they were black…”
Phill and Mark, in unison: “BEFORE THEY WERE BLACK?!?!?”
Mark: “So when did ‘y’all turn black? When it became FASHIONABLE?”
Phill: “This is like the Blazin’ Squad in about 6 months. ‘Can I interest you in some fragrance?'”
This is great. For Bill’s intros, Carrie essentially votes Bill out, leaving Mark to repeat the intro himself. But he can’t remember it, so he needs Bill to help him, and he’s already going ‘no no, you do it…” Just a really good Bill moment.
There’s a joke involving the music from the cigarette advert, which Mark just starts using every time a joke bombs, at which point he takes a cigar and lights it. Later on, after an ID Parade intro bombs, he takes a cigar, and he tries to light it, but he ends up fumbling around with it for 5 seconds, cracking up Phill, AND MARK.
Mark: “If that’s not the most perfect Hamlet moment…”
Next Lines: “I’m going down to South Park, gonna have myself a time.”
Bill mouths those lyrics to himself, realizes he doesn’t know what comes next, and thinks of the next best thing: “SHUT YOUR FUCKING FACE, UNCLE FUCKER..”
Overall: Not a great final note for this Series, other than some really nice stuff between Mark and the regulars. The panel, save for I guess Carrie, wasn’t really into it tonight.
Best Regular: Mark
Best Guest: Carrie
Best Runner: Cigarette advert
SERIES 14 SUPERLATIVES
Best Episode: E1, featuring Terry Hall at his driest, Dave Fulton representing America, Phill’s entire panel squaring off against a pirate who won’t drop his sword, Kwame mistaking Top Cat and Shaft, and Mark absolutely butchering Bill in Next Lines. One of the best.
2nd Best Episode: E10, featuring Rich Hall, Phill and Bill dubbing over a David Bowie video, Amy Winehouse sober and full of laughs, Fearne Cotton putting up with Mark and Rich arguing with Mark over ‘Mr. Blue Sky’.
3rd Best Episode because this Series was pretty good: Episode 2, which was too good to not mention, featuring Alice Cooper surprisingly having a great time, Katie Melua and Tony Hadley in great showings, and Athelston appearing with a pirate in ID Parade.
Worst Episode: probably this one, E11. Just not a ton going on except for some Mark and Bill stuff.
Best Regular: Mark, for shifting his mean persona into full gear and almost commanding the show, while at the same time letting his character break enough to ensure the audience knows he’s still having a great time.
Best Comedian Guest: Rich Hall. Even at his most argumentative he’s killer.
Best Musician Guest: So many to choose from. I’m going with Terry Hall because he was as close to a comedian as a musician can get, but Alice Cooper, Amy Winehouse, Fatman Scoop and Martha Reeves are all very close.
Best Dartboard for Mark: I’d have to say Jill Jackson, for getting SO MUCH shit slung at her that it damn near knocked her out of the business.
Most Annoying Panelist: Sheila Ferguson, by far. Even if she was a lot better this series.
Most Clueless Panelist: Probably Kenny Lynch, for being a tad out of his element, even if he tried to keep the jokes coming.
Best Runner: Constantly adding pirates into the ID Parade, at one point having 4/5ths of them as pirates.