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5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical.., 29 May 2010
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Alan Partridge is one of those characters that entertains and annoys in equal measures. Some people find his shows so funny that tears actually run down their cheeks, whereas others will not utter a single giggle.

Personally, I think this dvd set contains some of the funniest British comedy moments to ever grace our screens.

The genre than Steve Coogan champions with his character Alan Partridge has recently come to be known as 'cringe comedy', more so after the creation of 'The Office'.
I prefer however to call it 'underdog' comedy. Alan Partridge is a hateful man. He's rude, arrogant, thinks he's above everyone he meets, is always out for just himself, and he fails at everything he does. And it is exactly those qualities that makes him so endearing. Everyone loves a loser, and Alan is the biggest loser out there.

This boxset contains every episode from 'Knowing Me Knowing You' - the spoof talk show. As-well as series 1 & 2 of 'I'm Alan Partridge' - the follow up series that sees Alan fail as a Radio DJ and Author.
Also there's a load of extras and deleted scenes for each series, including the Knowing Me Knowing You Christmas special, and the Comic Relief scenes from 1995.
Altogether there's just under 11 hours of Alan Partridge goodness. Which makes this set extremly good value for money.

Many others have written far more extensive reviews on here, so I won't go on any further except to say this.. ..Alan Partridge is a golden comedy creation, and this dvd set is an essential purchase for anyone with a sense of humor. Buy it now before the price goes back up!
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Initial post: 16 May 2012 04:43:23 BDT
A. Holliday says:
'He's rude, arrogant, thinks he's above everyone he meets, is always out for just himself, and he fails at everything he does. And it is exactly those qualities that makes him so endearing.'

Put like that, it sounds like Galton and Simpson's take on Tony Hancock.

Not such a recent genre then...

Posted on 16 May 2012 10:51:05 BDT
R says:
I didn't say it was a recent genre, I said it has 'recently come to be known as' - the influence of The Office is heralded as year one for this type of comedy. I agree with you however, this is far from the case.

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 18:12:02 BDT
Eli says:
Are the 'Partridgepilgrimage' episodes and 'mid morning matters' included in this set?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 04:11:50 BDT
K-Man says:
I would say not as this box was produced years before :)
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