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The Weekenders

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Watching things you loved when you were younger is often interesting. Sometimes things are just as good as you remember; other times, well, they’re not. I’m always amazed at how few episodes of children’s programmes there were, too. There were only 12 episodes of The Flumps, only 13 of Bagpuss. But that’s besides the point. Looking back at things from my late teens/early twenties, some of the things that I was really really into, well, they just don’t do it for me any more. The other night, one such thing popped into my head: a one-off half-hour thing by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer called The Weekenders. I adored Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out, and I loved The Weekenders, too. Watching it again, though, nearly twenty years later… it’s okay. A few funny moments here and there. But maybe it’s just me that’s changed. I don’t think I find things that are silly-for-the-sake-of-it funny any more. (Although, the bit at Vic’s door near the start did make me chuckle quite a bit.) Anyway, to save you some clicking, it’s worth a watch, so embedded below, here’s The Weekenders (chopped into three parts on YouTube.)

Written by Craig

May 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Blah blah,Video

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