Paul Merton has had an interesting career in the world of TV, and this 2 disk set showcases some of the finest Merton moments. The DVDs include his long career on Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Who's Line Is It Anyway?, Paul Merton: The Series and his short film Suicidal Dog.
Disk 1 has some of the finest moments on HIGNFY (Have I Got News For You), including the one where they tease Angus Deyton, and the one where Paul has a tub of lard as his guest and still beats Ian Hislop! Of course there's the crazy Bruce Forsyth moment where he plays an alternative version of Play Your Cards Right.
There's also the sketches he did on WLIIA (Who's Line Is It Anyway?) where his career started back in 1988, some of his funniest improv stuff is here and shows us why Merton got a stint on HIGNFY.
There are also a few interviews - mainly two with Michael Parkinson which are not too bad.
Disk 2 has a lot of Room 101 stuff, like the time Johnnie Vegas admitted to being addicted to internet chat rooms, Boris Johnson's fear of eggs, Jonathan Ross's hatred of dogs kissing humans and many more hilarious moments.
It also has Paul Merton: The Series on here which really was the reason why I bothered with it in the first place, but when I found that it wasn't complete I felt a bit depleted. It's all the best moments Paul Merton enjoyed, but this doesn't mean it's bad, it's just not the full thing, which I would have loved to have on here; but it's got some of the finest moments from the show, which is really good like the psychic, the news stand moments and of course that funny German POW sketch I'll never forget. It's not the way Paul does things, it's his tone.
Finally we have Suicide Dog, which is a short movie Paul made, as he loves silent cinema, and he's made a silent version as well as the original version. he mixes short movie with psycho-dramatic actions, even though it's not as funny as he is on HIGNFY or The Series.
This is a cracking set, featuring some of the finest moments from Paul's brilliant career. Just a pity they didn't include the full series of Paul Merton on here, but there you go, it's just a 6hr tour of Merton's career and brings the best moments to enjoy again and again.
Rent before buying though, not evenyone's cup of tea.