the 2nd spots this and smugly brings out a slightly bigger bottle.
they then look over to the 3rd character who brings out a litre size bottle of water and drinks.
The writing of this comedy along with a superb cast lead by three extremely funny women make this show wonderful.
The half an hour speeds by leaving you wishing for more, much more.
When the half hour is up, you're left wanting more. Two of my favorite sketches are the ice-skaters in the kiss-n-cry (think: tongues) and the dental hygienist from hell (think: she's not very hygienic). The show combines great dialogue in both realistic and surreal comedy scenes to create some terrific jokes laughs, genius, cringing and fun to watch.
Perhaps the most significant difference is that Smack The Pony featured a primarily all-female cast. The reoccurring situations include unsuccessful relationships, competition in the work place and latent lesbianism.
The reoccurring themes include the dating agency videos on video and online, and of course the fantastic spoof songs at the end of each episode.
It was nominated the BAFTA TV Awards for Best Comedy Programme or Series (three times), and the British Comedy Award for Best Broken Comedy Show. Thank goodness for Bravo, which is airing Smack the Pony in the U.
The spoof dating agency clips take in the full range of stereotypes and unfailingly hit the spot.One particularly nice feature that Smack the Pony has taken advantage of is that each sketch is short and to the point, UNLIKE other sketch comedy shows (one in particular with the initials S. L.) that just drag on and on, wallowing in their own stupidity. I love the "video interviews" for the Dating Service.It's sometimes difficult to understand because of the quick- and soft-spoken dialogue. I like the shot-on-film look, especially for many of their sketches which are "realistic." They seem to shoot in a variety of locations, and the actors are quite versatile.The 90 minute SNL moves with all the momentum of a drunk moth in a bowl of cold punch. I understand that the title is meant to sound like a euphemism for female masturbation, it is certainly a funny sketch show, probably one of the only near full female ones.SMP scoots right along, thanks to it's ultra-quick sketches and 30 minute running time. Written by and starring Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and British Comedy Award nominated Sally Phillips, with regular appearances by Sarah Alexander and Darren Boyd, this sketch show with no reoccurring characters, only certain situations and themes, is fantastically funny.
Since I'm Alan Partridge in 1997, the most innovative and funny Brit comedies have all been sketch-based like Big Train, Goodness Gracious me and now Smack the Pony This is a hilarious show. SNL has always been content in it's role as a mostly political/pop culture parody.