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Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights: The Complete Series 2 &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Kay
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Alright, so it's not a particularly original comment now, but I'll say it anyway - Phoenix Nights is the funniest, most original thing to hit the small screen since Fawlty Towers, but it has managed, unlike some other sit-coms which had a great first series, but then fell a bit flat on the second (The Office??), to come back just as good the second time around.
Picking out favourite scenes is difficult because there are so many. As has become a kind of style with Phoenix Nights, the opening lines to some scenes are just plain hysterical - listen out for the receptionist on the 'phone at The Ponderosa: "Anyway mum, I'll have to call you back!" - nobody does stuff like this as well as… Read more
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights: Series One  [DVD] [200&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Kay
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
The fact that I've been motivated to contribute a review about the Phoenix Nights DVD says it all...Without a doubt, the funniest, most original comedy I've seen in years. Phoenix Nights turns over more material in the opening pre-titles sequence than most shows offer in 30 minutes. Each episode is a mini-classic: the opening show with TVs own Roy Walker having to pay 30p to get in ("And don't forget the raffle!"), Keith Lard's photo showing "a look of satisfaction rarely seen on an Airedale", Clinton Baptiste's psychic show ("Hands up, who can't have children?") and of course, Brian Potter's attempts at seduction ("You haven't seen me jukebox yet - have you got any change? It's 5 for… Read more