Posts Tagged ‘mitchell and webb’

Seaweed snack

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 | Food


They were giving out free seaweed snacks in Anglesey. They look like a packet of crisps and are possibly designed to be marketed as a healthy alternative. I gave them a try. If you are imagining the Mitchell & Webb sketch, that is exactly what it was like.

The Good Samaritan

Friday, February 8th, 2013 | Humanism

Last week at Atheist Society, retired Religious Education teacher Margaret Bramham presented a talk on the Gospels. It was an interesting talk, though I couldn’t help thinking about this Mitchell & Webb sketch.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound series 1

Friday, November 30th, 2012 | Distractions

From time to time, I want to quickly find my favourite That Mitchell & Webb Sound sketch, but there doesn’t seem to be an index of them. So, I’ve done one, for series one at least.

Episode 1

Time Sketch
00:24 Bit of ham on your face
02:33 Sex scenes with people yelling “now we know!”
05:12 Radio 4 “Sciencey stuff”
08:30 Grand piano busker
09:12 Wedding vows
11:11 Bookshop in someone’s house
12:39 Pit ponies
14:27 Ross Kemp as Gandi
14:50 Hairdressers Sans Frontières
16:45 Snooker commentators
18:15 Advert for “The Word Master”
19:00 Touching Cloth dry cleaning business
22:11 Guy who has a band
24:12 Party invites: Scooby Gang

Episode 2

Time Sketch
00:24 The Ring dinner party conversation
02:29 Imagine That: baked potato
05:21 Flightless birds on an island (dodos)
07:35 Radio Switzerland
09:37 Hospital announcement: fire
10:02 Jason: Make Over City (shopping for socks and a bag)
12:02 Snooker commentators: nutty earnest, gold fish
12:57 Blokes doing Sex and the City
15:28 Hospital announcement: Bomb
15:50 Introduction to voodoo
17:34 Nice man: park bench
19:18 Bad writers: medical drama
21:14 Break up advice (planting the crack)
23:29 Hospital announcement: dead woman in toilets
23:39 Party invites: Bond

Episode 3

Time Sketch
00:24 Heaven is only for the Amish
02:42 Big Talk: Aids pandemic
04:27 Castrati (Sopranos parody)
05:51 Jason: Sell that house to them
08:50 Call centre staffed by children
10:50 Rabbit news night
11:40 Ignore charity appeals, and buy stuff
12:38 Charge of the Light Brigade reading
13:35 Welcome to Hufflepuff
15:59 Environment – how much stuff can we keep?
19:00 Kipling reading, “If”
19:45 Jungle book, Mowgli’s parent’s night
21:37 Nick Hornby parody
22:29 Queen Victoria radio address
23:23 Party invites: Hitler

Episode 4

Time Sketch
00:24 Nature Notes: bird song
03:02 Direct credit pensions
04:09 Spy who works at vehicle licensing centre in Swansea
05:39 Road rescue helpline for broken down car
06:53 Downloaded the whole internet
09:24 Snooker commentator: drinking during inteval
10:39 No hot water in a hotel
11:27 Jason: Crap in the loft
14:30 Golden anniversary island
15:00 Lessons from 18th century France
17:50 Sold your novel
18:38 Big Talk: is there a god?
20:06 Nice doctor
21:26 Fishing for cats
23:53 Returning jeans because she is too fat
25:36 Party invites: Ghandi

Episode 5

Time Sketch
00:24 Increase in MPs salaries
02:16 The Late One: reads letter, sings Gold Finger
04:00 Drinks: chat up beer, pity beer
06:19 Total pants rap song
07:39 Exciting Adventures of Sir Digby Casear Salad
09:42 Snooker commentators: Lager is more fizzy
10:46 Tram crash safety campaign
12:37 The Late One: Domestic violence
14:26 Correspondance golf
17:15 Life insurance for old people
18:47 Writers: spy drama
20:35 What do you really think? (Minister’s interview)
21:29 The Late One: Lonely, Hilter
23:00 Global warming, cold in my flat
24:00 Party invites: Darth Vader

Episode 6

Time Sketch
00:24 Shooting take away pizza menu deliverers, Stalin, Hilter
03:12 We meet years ago, I’ve written you a song
05:03 Porn on 4: Radio 4 review show
06:17 Drama about how horrible war is
08:22 Jason: Where it is, where it is, where it is
11:31 Fisherman catching all the fish
12:04 Snooker commentators: Shandy
13:23 Splitting a restaurant bill
14:30 Posh actor footballers
16:01 Ignore BBC3
16:19 Harold Wilson impersonator
16:41 Phone call from Mike’s mugger
18:54 Can’t remember the word “horse”
20:19 57% of people say interest rates have gone up
21:29 Red flags in front of cars
21:51 Birthday party at a strip club (the crack)
23:18 Round table: I could have written your book
23:37 Party invites: Oscar Wilde

That Mitchell & Webb Sound

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Distractions

Peep Show is a brilliant show. That Mitchell & Webb look is a great sketch show too. But in my opinion, the best work they have ever done, isn’t any of the material they are famous for.

For me, the best work they have ever done is actually their Radio 4 series – That Mitchell & Webb Sound. It must have been popular (for Radio 4 at least) as it ran for four series, and each one of them was brilliant.

Highly recommended.