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Not the Nine O'Clock News 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1979–1982)
British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Various Roles / ... 28 episodes, 1979-1982
Mel Smith ...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
Pamela Stephenson ...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
Griff Rhys Jones ...  Various Roles / ... 27 episodes, 1979-1982
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

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Comedy

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UK

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English

Release Date:

1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei yhdeksän uutiset See more »

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(27 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the final show broadcast on 8 March 1982, Rowan Atkinson starred in a new historic sitcom Blackadder (1982), which Atkinson co-wrote with Richard Curtis. Pamela Stephenson co-starred opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman III (1983) and both Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones went on to do their own sketch comedy show Alas Smith & Jones (1984). See more »

Quotes

Doctor: I've got your results back from the lab, and you have the highest level of cholesterol they've ever seen.
Man: Oh.
Doctor: I know this is premature, but when you die, would you consider leaving your body to me?
Man: Well, obviously, if I can be of any help. For research purposes?
Doctor: No, I want to hang you in the garden so the blue-tits can peck at you.
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Alternate Versions

The series was edited down to eight 25-minute compilation episodes in 1995; these have been released on video, and are the versions used for repeats on British TV. See more »

Connections

Featured in Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News (2009) See more »

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Absolute classic hilarity
25 February 2005 | by jeffie2k-1See all my reviews

If there is one defining characteristic about British humour it is our ability to laugh at ourselves, not take anything too seriously, and therefore a good few 'sick' jokes abound. Name any major disaster of recent history (Townsend Thoresen, Exxon Valdez, Concorde) and dozens of 'sick' jokes spring to mind. Such is the case with NTNOCN, with their constant Chappaquiddick references and the 'Wallaby Airlines' skit. I was a big fan of NTNOCN, and loved the skits "Gay Christian" "American Express" and "Gerald the Gorilla" as well as their parodies of "That's Life" and "Game For A Laugh" ("Oh, I don't believe it! We love your show!") and dead-on impressions of celebs such as Janet Street-Porter and Sir Robert Mark. The songs were funny too, such as "Gob On You", "The Bouncing Song" and a great skewering of 80's music on "Nice Video, Shame About The Song". All in all a must for any aficionado of British humour.


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