Nazi officer: “What’s so good about a sickle?”
Another Nazi officer: “Well… nothing. And obviously, if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last thousand miles of retreat, it’s that Russian agriculture is in dire need of mechanisation. But, you gotta say, it’s better than a skull!”
I’m a big fan of David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Peep Show is one of the best British sitcoms ever made and their sketch shows (That Mitchell And Webb Sound on BBC Radio 4 and That Mitchell And Webb Look on BBC2) are pretty good too.
Yep. Pretty, pretty, pretty good… well, y’know, except, of course, that, well, like most sketch shows they’re a bit… well, y’know…
Anyway, here are some of my favourite sketches from the show.
First of all, a nice line in satire about how the modern media’s obsession with collecting and reporting what people think of the news can get in the way of actually reporting the news itself:
Next, a couple of guys decide to invite some famous guests to their party:
Of course, although these sketches are brilliantly written and performed… well, it’s only comedy, you know? It’s not exactly…
And now, the parable of the Good Samaritan… um… falls on, er, stony ground:
I don’t think David Mitchell likes football much:
And finally, perhaps their best-known sketch: