The Fast Show: Complete Series 3 [VHS] 
This three-volume box set of the fast-paced sketch show includes 'The Fast Show: Series 3, Part 1', 'Part 2' and 'The Fast Show: You Ain't Seen All of These, Right?', the latter of which includes over 20 minutes of previously unseen material. So old favourites like Ron Manager, Rowley Birkin, Ted and Ralph, Arthur Atkinson and Tommy Cockles will find themselves rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mid-life Crisis Man, Road Rage Man, Up All Night Shagging Man and Ponce in the Garden.
Built up from sketch ideas rejected when they were working on Harry Enfield and Chums, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson conceived The Fast Show as a lean, protein-packed comedy package. The idea was to cut the essence of sketches and characters without undue build-up--hence the high number of catchphrases the show yielded. "Suits you, sir", "Brilliant!", "You ain't seen me, right?" and even "Chris Waddle" were all quickly established in 1994's opening series, whose highlights are on this video. Despite its relentless verbal riffing, slapstick and gleeful use of four-letter words, such as Whitehouse's "Arse!"-grunting sidekick to Coughing Bob Fleming, there's a very knowing subtlety about The Fast Show and a freshness to the subject matter. "Channel Neus", the skit on the TV station of indeterminate foreign origin is very cleverly turned, as is Whitehouse's incomprehensible pre-war comedian Arthur "Where's me washboard?" Atkins, while the sketch in which old man Unlucky Alf walks up a road and falls down a hole is, although it may not appear so on paper, a mini-comedy masterclass. Then, there's the perverse pathos of young landowner Ralph's infatuation for his elderly gardener, Ted. This pair are the least "Fast", yet possibly best characters on the show. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I watched The Fast Show religiously, recently I picked up a copy of the complete Fast Show episodes on DVD and was reminded of just how funny this show was, they had lost none of... Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 2013 by buyer 1
When I first watched The fast show I thought what the F??!! But after a few episodes I just started laughing. And after all theese years I still do. Read morePublished on 23 July 2013 by Tor Johansen
I ordered this for myself and then reordered it again by mistake. but i knew my son wanted a copy so it was convenient for him to have. thank you so much sellerPublished on 25 April 2011 by Mr. Rt Bridger
If you have watched the series, then you must get this DVD. Almost all the characters you know and love are here, live on stage and in top form. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2005 by Jockstar
a brilliant video and as i found it for 3 pounds in my local video shop it was evening more rewarding
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Needless to say when the fast show crew decide to pull their show they do it with style, the fast show is undenialbly the best comedy on TV, and with the show now off the air... Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2004 by TL:DR Reviews
The reason I sought for this video is simple. I am a trainer on a CPAS course. The course material reccommends that the sketch relating to christianity, evangelism in particular... Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I have always been very irritated by the relentless catchphrase-mongering of this program. But for some odd reason the writers have finally started doing different things with... Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2001