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    Toast of London . . .

    . . . returning and moving channels, here . Hard to believe it's 2015 since we last saw Toast, lets hope it's as good as it left off.
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    I absolute love that programme, this has made my evening!


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    Yes, I can hear you Clem fandango!



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    Literally never heard of him.

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    Great news, I used to love this!

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    'Year of the Rabbit' - priceless.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Costco truffled cheddar on toast using home-baked sesame bread, YUM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico View Post
    Literally never heard of him.
    You deserve at least one hat tip for that one!

    Rewatching them all again for the 4/5th time & still crying with laughter each episode.

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    Fingers crossed that Ray bloody Purchase isn't in it.

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    Great news! I'll rewatch them on Netfix in preparation.

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    Cult series, just superb.

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    Somewhat surprisingly this is my 20 year old sons favourite program. I say surprising as we watched it together when it came out so he must have been 12 or 13 - I remember the whole family laughing until we all head tears down our faces at the ‘gay German porno voiceover’ scene, even though it seemed a bit ‘adult’ for him at the time and was probably wildly inappropriate, neither my wife or I could stop laughing long enough to change channels!


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    Some other Matt Berry humour, others available on You Tube


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    I hope it transfers well to a larger scenario. I loved his flatmate 'Ed'. The scene when he brings home his girlfriend who's had plastic surgery to make her look like Bruce Forsyth was priceless!

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    Superb stuff - looking forward to the new series.

    Hope it's as good.
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    Stephen Toast at his best


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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    'Year of the Rabbit' - priceless.
    Both were brilliant.. can't wait !

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    Yes. Yes! YES! YES!....YES!

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    Great program, good to see it back!!

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    Toast tonight
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    Talented guy, Matt Berry. Quite the musician.

    This is amazing- rework of the theme from World in Action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE851dFthm8

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    Love the show. Big Matt Berry fan. Also loved him in ‘what we do in the shadows’


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    Binge watched the whole 3rd series over two days. Loved it. Especially noticing all his fellow actors from What We Do In The Shadows. Loved it all. Shame no one else I know watches it.


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    Toast of London . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by SCH74 View Post
    Shame no one else I know watches it.
    Because there is so much fantastic choice on the TV comedy menu

    8 out of 10 Cats
    QI
    The Last Resort
    Live at the Apollo
    Have I Got News for You
    Would I Live to You
    The Last Resort
    Bloody compulsory viewing of Romesh Ranganathan, Sarah Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen and what’s his face O’Briain.

    (Dire offerings, thank god for Toast, Purchase and Plough)

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    I know Matt Berry is never going to do a "straight" comedy but I feel there's too much forced wackiness in Toast of Tinseltown. It's a bit of a disappointment to be honest, Toast of London was so much better observed.

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    Toast of London . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I know Matt Berry is never going to do a "straight" comedy but I feel there's too much forced wackiness in Toast of Tinseltown. It's a bit of a disappointment to be honest, Toast of London was so much better observed.
    Totally agree. The first three seasons from C4 were amazing but this recent series started off good but faded out. Reminded me of the mighty boosh but just not as funny. Mind you the part where he’s watching Carmen do her song and he says “GOOD GOD had me in stitches


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    My son and I absolutely love Toast, has us in stitches even after regular viewings. Sadly we both thought the latest series was dreadful - only one appearance from Ray Purchase and that was it. Wacky but not all that funny


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    Dr Harold Shitman
    Mr Dubale Dekka
    Jennifyer Maddrass
    Shepherd Jerbil

    It has gone a bit 4th dimension but Toast himself is such a fabulous character….

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    Watched the latest series and whilst not as good as others, Toast himself is a fantastic character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I know Matt Berry is never going to do a "straight" comedy but I feel there's too much forced wackiness in Toast of Tinseltown. It's a bit of a disappointment to be honest, Toast of London was so much better observed.
    My thoughts exactly.

    Although this series has cleared up who in Father Ted came up with the silly character names. Compare; Fr. Henry Bigbigging, Fr. Hank Tree, Fr. Hiroshima Twinkie, Fr. Stig Bubblecard, Fr. Johnny Hellzapoppin’ , Fr. Luke Duke, Fr. Billy Ferry, Fr. Chewy Louie, Fr. John Hoop, Fr. Hairycake Linehan, Fr. Rebulah Conundrum, Fr. Peewee Stairmaster, Fr. Jemima Racktool, Fr. Jerry Twig, Fr. Spodo Komodo, Fr. Cannabranna Lammer, Fr. Todd Unctious!

    With the names of some of the characters in TIT: Russ Nightlife, Danny Bear, Clem Fandango, Ed Howzer-Black, Billy Tarzana, Blair Toast, Ray Purchase, Agent Saucepan, Dr. Harold Shitman, Jennifyer Madraass, Shepherd Jerbil, Dwight Difference, Will Willis, Phyliss Willis, Weech Beacon, Nina Armenian, Des Wigwam, Richard Chickentoss, Rusty Halloween, Neil Doobla-Decca, Hoop Kaaak, Bellender Bojangles.


    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    Talented guy, Matt Berry. Quite the musician.
    This is amazing- rework of the theme from World in Action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE851dFthm8
    Good but not as nearly as great as the original.



    This from Mick Weaver, the Hammond Organ player on the track.

    "Any comment about the 'World in Action' theme being written by Shawn Phillips, is utter bullshit. I played the B3 Organ parts over a descending chord progression that Phillips came up with. It was a 50/50 collaboration between he and I, and I am utterly pissed off with this charlatan claiming or being credited with having 'created' the entire thing. What happened was that Shawn came to me and said that he had been asked to compose some theme music for a T.V. programme, and that he had come up with a chord progression, but needed help with putting some melody lines to it, and asking would I be interested in collaborating with him to complete it. So, I came up with some vaguely 'Bachish' melody lines and we spent an evening in Trident Studios in Wardour Street, London, recording several segments of varying lengths of my melody lines with Shawn's chord progression."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Watched the latest series and whilst not as good as others, Toast himself is a fantastic character.
    That's how I see it.

    Great comedy series can't go on forever, enjoy it while you can.
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    I always find Matt Berry one dimensional.

    I mean, he really does the same act in everything he's in, IT Crowd, Dark place, What we do in the shadows, Toast, he's exactly the same in all of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I always find Matt Berry one dimensional.

    I mean, he really does the same act in everything he's in, IT Crowd, Dark place, What we do in the shadows, Toast, he's exactly the same in all of them!

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    Rather like Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, John Wayne et al?

    The other side of the coin is that when you see one of them in a film you have an idea what their character will be - likewise Matt Berry.
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    7 years since the last Toast Of London?! Christ.

    Are there any fans of Garth Marenghis Dark Place here? Still his, and Matt Holness' best work IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    7 years since the last Toast Of London?! Christ.

    Are there any fans of Garth Marenghis Dark Place here? Still his, and Matt Holness' best work IMHO.
    Yep, count me in.

    Saw it again a while back, can't remember the channel though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    7 years since the last Toast Of London?! Christ.

    Are there any fans of Garth Marenghis Dark Place here? Still his, and Matt Holness' best work IMHO.
    I've tried! Watched a couple of episodes when it first came out, thought it was utter toss. Something keeps pulling me back though, I've watched the first couple of episodes again recently... and still thought it was a bit toss. Might push through to see if it grows a bit.

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    It was released on DVD, and all the actors did commentary in character. Was worth watching the whole series again just for that.

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    I bring you all good news !

    Matt did indeed make it into the latest "Stah Wars Moovee"

    He is non other than '8D8' in "The Book of Boba Fett"


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    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    Talented guy, Matt Berry. Quite the musician.

    This is amazing- rework of the theme from World in Action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE851dFthm8
    I suspect he thinks of himself first as a musician before anything else.

    See https://www.soundonsound.com/people/matt-berry

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    7 years since the last Toast Of London?! Christ.

    Are there any fans of Garth Marenghis Dark Place here? Still his, and Matt Holness' best work IMHO.
    Pretty safe bet I'm a fan....

    Last edited by Dean Learner; 21st January 2022 at 21:28.

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    Yes, love it.

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    Did anyone else watch Snuffbox, Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher? Very left field, but often funny and occasionally hilarious. Recommend for any toast or boosh fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkio View Post
    I suspect he thinks of himself first as a musician before anything else.

    See https://www.soundonsound.com/people/matt-berry
    thanks for the link, I never knew he was so talented with various instruments & his own productions...

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    I started watching this after reading about it.
    So far I’ve chuckled at Des Wigwam and Dr Harold Shitman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Because there is so much fantastic choice on the TV comedy menu

    8 out of 10 Cats
    QI
    The Last Resort
    Live at the Apollo
    Have I Got News for You
    Would I Live to You
    The Last Resort
    Bloody compulsory viewing of Romesh Ranganathan, Sarah Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen and what’s his face O’Briain.

    (Dire offerings, thank god for Toast, Purchase and Plough)
    Would that be ‘Pluff’ , spelt p l o u g h? So many good characters. Always love the rolling catchphrases.


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