Snuff Box: "demented genius" Brit-com


29 Responses to “Snuff Box: "demented genius" Brit-com”

  1. yer_maw says:

    peep show= the best

  2. Powell says:

    NJCLARKE, good call, that sketch has got to be patterned after that clip. lol.

  3. Powell says:

    I would also like to reccomend the following british comedies for the unintiated…
    Green Wing
    Mighty Boosh (duh)
    ITCrowd (duh)
    and Black Books

  4. Piers W says:

    #20 kevitivity

    They have Martin Jarvis. That’s it, but he’s very versatile.

  5. Anonymous says:

    im a rapper with a baby, with a baby…
    i got a little bitty mother fuckin baby…

    classic stuff, I love BBC3, thank god for torrents and IMDB

    also recently got into – Unnatural Acts, Man Stroke Woman, How Not to Live Your Life, The Day Today, Time Train, Ideal, Pulling, Jam…

    all because of a mighty boosh rec here on BoingBoing over a year or so ago… so thanks a ton

  6. jaybushman says:

    I quote Matt Berry all the time: “WHISKY!!!”

  7. Piers W says:

    # 12

    I would nominate Chris Morris’s Jam.

  8. monstrinho_do_biscoito says:

    my DVD of snuffbox is the only time i have ever received a birthday gift that i didn’t specifically ask for that i have utterly loved.

    my favourite is the guitar lesson sketch.

    also, another lost classic is 15 Storeys High. Bit of a slow burner, but it sucks you in utterly, like a darker Black Books.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m here to pick up my silver cowboy boots….

    Man this show is GENIUS

  10. sebastian6 says:

    The clip in this entry is kinda funny but wasn’t it already done in Spinal Tap with the “Lick My Love Pump” bit?

  11. reginald says:

    welcome to the darkside
    where british comedy reins supreme

  12. dunnright says:

    Also Richard Ayoade (AKA Moss from IT Crowd).

    I like this snuff box clip from the tube:

  13. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely loved Snuff Box. Totally crazy, and completely indescribable.

    Another great comedy series from a few years back was Black Books.

  14. Powell says:

    Great thread! #19, awesome post, thanks for sharing it, I will be searching these out immediately. #12 thanks also!

  15. Powell says:

    Snuff Box is the best, if you havent seen it check it out immediately!

  16. J France says:

    Just when I think I’ve mined BBC for all it’s obscure, single-season champagne comedies… ta-daa. More!

    Not at all a bad thing. Thanks for the suggestion…. I think Metzger should just post a complete catalogue of his DVD collection here, every time he makes a suggestion it’s gold.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I loved this show. The people on a park bench doing a very NSFW rendition of the theme song has gotta be one of the funniest things ever:

  18. Anonymous says:

    both of these actors were in the show ‘Garth merenghi’s dark place’ which you can find on youtube. it’s absolutely brilliant and anyone who enjoys the shows mentioned above (spaced etc) will love it. also check out ‘Look Around You’ (see youtube).

  19. Anonymous says:

    To be perfectly honest, I still can’t quite decide if Rick Fulcher is a comic genius or just rude. But the show is very good. And Ayoade is just so damn cool.

    And although you already mentioned it in the post, here’s a bit of Darkplace goodness (probably my favorite scene, from the very first episode even):

  20. Takuan says:

    splendid #4, thank you!

  21. dunnright says:

    @ NJCLARKE, you probably won’t see this but, Is your first name Nelson?

  22. jjloy314 says:

    I’ve heard enough people complain about this show to realize that it’s not for everybody. In fact, the original title was supposed to be Comedy Bronze, which is referenced in the theme song.

    I wrote a post on some of my favorite UK comedies last year- lots of video clips and some recommendations.

    …not mentioned in the clip, Nighty Night. It’s my new favorite thing. It’s the darkest comedy, I’ve ever seen.

  23. hicks says:

    Mustn’t forget Matt Berry’s album Opium, which features extended versions of the theme song (which he wrote and sang), among other oddities.

    I saw Fulcher a few weeks back at the live Boosh show after Comic-Con. Pretty sure he’s incredibly funny, not just awful and rude. Though sometimes it’s close.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Love Snuff Box!

    Here’s one of my favorite segments, just 65 seconds but it got stuck in my head for days:

  25. _kevitivity says:

    Does the BBC only have a pool of like 5 actors to use or something? :)

    Looks like a funny show – time to fire up bit-torrent.

  26. Takuan says:

    “Does the BBC only have a pool of like 5 actors to use or something? ” You fool! Run! Save yourself!

  27. devophill says:

    #20 _Kevitivity- The thing is, shows don’t tend to run as long on the BBC, so actors can end up doing lots and lots of different shows. Most of the shows mentioned in this thread seem to feature many of the same folks, but none of them ran very long. Also, there are lots of other shows, these are just the better ones.

  28. Njclarke says:

    Thats great, these guys have made loads of stuff I love but I hadn’t heard of this, definately going to check it out some more.

    Incidentally I’m fairly certain this sketch is inspired by The Edgar Winter Groups appearance on the old grey whistle test.

  29. Keeper of the Lantern says:

    Eh. The humor to sucky music ration wasn’t high enough for me to deem this worth the effort. In fact, the humor is so “subtle” (ie, unhumorous), they should have stamped “THIS IS FUNNY” on it.

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