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Plasticine Never Found a Better Use
on 8 January 2017
Here's a compendium of the plasticine duo's first four cracking capers: A Grand day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, and A Matter of Loaf & Death. It's surely impossible to remain mirthless in the face of Park's bonkers little sitcoms, outlandish adventures, hilarious script and sight gags, with Peter Sallis's inimitable delivery. These little movies are wondefully presented and although brief, each took longer to realise that most full-length Hollywood blockbusters. Editing, lighting sound-effects and script are all spot-on. It's not entirely complete, but these first four are the core. My personal favourite is The Wrong Trousers; it always seems to me that Park got the formula just right with this one after his first, rather experimental Grand Day Out.
It's hard to believe they've been going since 1989. And there'll be no more to come; old Peter Sallis says he's just no longer up to the task of doing more voice-overs, so unless Wallace finds a new and younger voice (what travesty!) then this is it.
I got this as a stocking-filler prezzie for one of my great neices. It is a good, clear recording, it arrived promptly, and gave plety of Christmas laughs.