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[mod] 6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
Don't do cake guys - it's a bad made up drug

This notorious comedy series stars Chris Morris as any number of people, skewering the pop culture cult of celebrity. Episodes include: 'Animals', 'Drugs', 'Sex', 'Crime', and the 2001 special.

Chris Morris' Brass Eye is a brilliantly funny spoof on current affairs media that carries on where his previous The Day Today left off. The show ran for one single, contentious series in 1997, to be followed by an even more controversial one-off in 2001. While these episodes might cause offence to those not versed in Morris' satirical methods, and while one occasionally suspects his work is informed by a dark seam of malice and loathing rather than a desire to educate, Brass Eye remains vital satire, magnificently hilarious and, in its own way, fiercely moral viewing.

Brass Eye satirises a media far too interested in generating dramatic heat and urgency for its own sake than in shedding light on serious issues. Morris mimics perfectly the house style of programmes such as Newsnight and Crimewatch, with their spurious props and love of gimmickry. Meanwhile his presenter--an uncanny composite of Jeremy Paxman, Michael Buerk and Richard Madeley among others--delivers absurd items about man-fighting weasels in the East End and Lear-esque lines such as "the twisted brain wrong of a one-off man mental" with preposterously solemn authority. Much as the media itself is wont to do, each programme works itself up into a ridiculous fever of moral panic. Most telling is the "drugs" episode, in which, as ever, real-life celebrities, including Jimmy Greaves and Sir Bernard Ingham, are persuaded to lend their name to a campaign against a new drug from Eastern Europe entitled Cake. The satirist's aim here isn't to trivialise concern about drugs but to point up the media's lack of attention to content.

A response to the ill-conceived News of the World witch-hunt, in the wake of the Sarah Payne affair, the 2001 "paedophilia" special was the most supremely controversial of the series. It followed the usual formula--duping celebs such as Phil Collins into endorsing a campaign entitled "Nonce Sense", urging parents to send their children to football stadiums for the night for their own safety and mooting the possibility of "roboplegic" paedophiles--and prompted the sort of hysterical and predictable Pavlovian response from the media that Brass Eye lampoons so tellingly.

On the DVD: Brass Eye on DVD includes brief outtakes, such as "David Jatt" interviewing celebrities about breeding hippos for domestic purposes, an hilarious exchange with Jeffrey Archer's PA ("He's a very wicked little man") as well as trailers for the paedophilia special.
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#1
Probably the best British comedy ever made, if you have a robust sense of humour.
banned#2
Yep- best comedy ever.
#3
andywedge
"Brass Eye - Complete Sries [DVD] £5.48 @ Amazon

Tried to change the spelling of "Sries" for you but not enough brownie points to be able to.

BFN,

fp.
#4
This is hot - and that's scientific fact. There's no actual evidence for it, but it's scientific fact :-D

BTW, if you haven't seen the clip from Chris Morris' new movie about Jihadists, it's well worth checking out on YouTube.
[mod]#5
fanpages
Tried to change the spelling of "Sries" for you but not enough brownie points to be able to.

BFN,

fp.


Thanks fp
My splling is attroshus at tmes
#6
Great great great serious. I first heard about the drug cake from this program. Once you learn to swallow your pelvis after vomiting it up, it ain't half bad.
#7
:thumbsup:

paedo's share more genetic code with crabs .
#8
Smart aleky, clever clever but unfunny
#9
Cake is a made up drug! It's not made from plants.. it's made from chemicals.. by sick bast*rds!
banned#10
I'm talking NONCE SENSE

There's no real evidence for it, but it is scientific fact!
banned#11
Flombard
Smart aleky, clever clever but unfunny


Ignore this poster. Hes too stupid to get it.
#12
Have to agree this is one of the best satirical comedy programmes of all time.
#13
I still prefer The Day Today as a whole, but Brasseye at it's best was magnificent. The Paedo special was probably the weakest in terms of material, but it made more headlines.

I already have this, but still a good deal.
#14
vibeone

Ignore this poster. Hes too stupid to get it.


Please don't insult - eveybody is entitled to their opinion.

Humour is not just subjective but also "of it's time".

As a kid I found Monty Python hilarious, but watching it recently made me cringe.

Same with The Young Ones - just not very funny anymore.

I found a Goon Show on iPlayer last week and had a listen - bloody awful!

I laugh at things if I find them funny, not because I'm supposed to find them funny.

;-)
#15
Amazing, amazing series. Well worth checking out The Chris Morris Music Show (his Radio One series that led to a lifetime ban...) - has some brilliant moments (such as interviewing 2Unlimited, the Cow Quiz, Peter Baynham and turtles...) and if you listen to it in the car you can pretend it's the mid-90s all over again.

You can find it over at the Chris Morris fan site Cook'd and Bomb'd.
#16
Fildo Stronst
Please don't insult - eveybody is entitled to their opinion.

Humour is not just subjective but also "of it's time".

As a kid I found Monty Python hilarious, but watching it recently made me cringe.

Same with The Young Ones - just not very funny anymore.

I found a Goon Show on iPlayer last week and had a listen - bloody awful!

I laugh at things if I find them funny, not because I'm supposed to find them funny.

;-)


bet it's a laugh a minute at your place :|
#17
FurCough
bet it's a laugh a minute at your place :|


Going by that post, it used to be :thumbsup:
#18
Luffed it.
#19
Poindexter
I still prefer The Day Today as a whole, but Brasseye at it's best was magnificent. The Paedo special was probably the weakest in terms of material, but it made more headlines.

I already have this, but still a good deal.


Brilliant deal.

I thought the Paedo special was, if anything, the funniest and timeliest episode and exposed media hysteria best. "This paedophile is disguised as a school".

I always think of Brass Eye when I see a 'celebrity' fronting some absurd and unscientific populist cause (normally a 'moral crusade' against something like violent video games).
#20
MKultra
Brilliant deal.

I thought the Paedo special was, if anything, the funniest and timeliest episode and exposed media hysteria best. "This paedophile is disguised as a school".

I always think of Brass Eye when I see a 'celebrity' fronting some absurd and unscientific populist cause (normally a 'moral crusade' against something like violent video games).


There's no real evidence for it, but it's scientific fact! :)
#21
"This is a conversation...yes."
#22
Poindexter;7835272
I still prefer The Day Today as a whole, but Brasseye at it's best was magnificent. The Paedo special was probably the weakest in terms of material, but it made more headlines.

I already have this, but still a good deal.


The Day Today : Complete BBC Series (2 Disc Set) [1994] [DVD] £5.98 at Amazon

Not a bad price for these radio gems - probably even better than Brass Eye, and that's saying something! ;-)
banned#23
Flombard
Smart aleky, clever clever and too stupid to punctuate. This forum seems to have a surfeit of pathetic, spotty little runts that get their thrills from throwing random imbecilic abuse. I see your drivel about Man united you Cockney Manc, now Chelsea win everything you'll swap teams. Continue your lick spittling of Morris' nasty show and nuture your unwarranted superiority complex. Sheep.


The irony is, that kind of mixed up argument is the kind of randomness found in Chris Morris' stuff. Only funny.

Then again, you kinda explain your position when you say "nasty show" - as suspected, and so I'll repeat - you are too stupid to understand the show. Here's hoping "When The Whistle Blows" gets a full series eh?

How's that for 'imbecile abuse'?
#24
vibeone

Ignore this poster. Hes too stupid to get it.


+ 1
#25
Flombard
Smart aleky, clever clever and too stupid to punctuate. This forum seems to have a surfeit of pathetic, spotty little runts that get their thrills from throwing random imbecilic abuse. I see your drivel about Man united you Cockney Manc, now Chelsea win everything you'll swap teams. Continue your lick spittling of Morris' nasty show and nuture your unwarranted superiority complex. Sheep.


I don't think this helps his cause :roll:
#26
Flombard;7835797
Smart aleky, clever clever and too stupid to punctuate. This forum seems to have a surfeit of pathetic, spotty little runts that get their thrills from throwing random imbecilic abuse. I see your drivel about Man united you Cockney Manc, now Chelsea win everything you'll swap teams. Continue your lick spittling of Morris' nasty show and nuture your unwarranted superiority complex. Sheep.


Keep on digging...............:whistling:
#27
vibeone

The irony is, that kind of mixed up argument is the kind of randomness found in Chris Morris' stuff. Only funny.

Then again, you kinda explain your position when you say "nasty show" - as suspected, and so I'll repeat - you are too stupid to understand the show. Here's hoping "When The Whistle Blows" gets a full series eh?

How's that for 'imbecile abuse'?


Thanks for highlighting the aspects of my post that are most representative. This nasty little show lured minor celebs etc to give talking head interviews on serious subjects and proceeded to ridicule them. Later pseuds could feel a sense of smug superiority and imagine that they were very intellectual because they "got it" . Still unfunny to me.
#28
Flombard
Smart aleky, clever clever and too stupid to punctuate. This forum seems to have a surfeit of pathetic, spotty little runts that get their thrills from throwing random imbecilic abuse. I see your drivel about Man united you Cockney Manc, now Chelsea win everything you'll swap teams. Continue your lick spittling of Morris' nasty show and nuture your unwarranted superiority complex. Sheep.


Flombard
Thanks for highlighting the aspects of my post that are most representative. This nasty little show lured minor celebs etc to give talking head interviews on serious subjects and proceeded to ridicule them. Later pseuds could feel a sense of smug superiority and imagine that they were very intellectual because they "got it" . Still unfunny to me.


Your posts are really poorly constructed, not so much in content but moreso in delivery.
Why use 80 words to say, "its just not my cup of tea and i found it in bad taste" and "there are a lot of people on this forum who in my opinion are ill informed and often abusive"?
#29
FREEZIN WOLF
Your posts are really poorly constructed, not so much in content but moreso in delivery.
Why use 80 words to say, "its just not my cup of tea and i found it in bad taste" and "there are a lot of people on this forum who in my opinion are ill informed and often abusive"?


Blimey. Greenhouses and stones, you just used 50 words an I'm still not sure what you wanted to say. :whistling:
#30
Flombard;7836434
Blimey. Greenhouses [SIZE=4](GLASS HOUSES)[/SIZE] and stones, you just used 50 words an [SIZE=4](AND)[/SIZE] I'm still not sure what you wanted to say. :whistling:

50ish words to make a statement and put 2 example points across.
All fairly easy to understand.
#31
Made perfect sense to me too, Freezin Wolf

I can't figure out if Flombard is actually a genius: surely trolling a thread about Chris Morris must be a world record attempt at irony?!
#32
Flombard
Thanks for highlighting the aspects of my post that are most representative. This nasty little show lured minor celebs etc to give talking head interviews on serious subjects and proceeded to ridicule them. Later pseuds could feel a sense of smug superiority and imagine that they were very intellectual because they "got it" . Still unfunny to me.


I disagree - it lured minor celebs into giving interviews and promoting blatantly hoax (HOECS?) subjects of which they showed they knew nothing about and did not research, proving some would attend the opening of an envelope and jump onto any cause to be on television.
banned#33
verybigchris
Made perfect sense to me too, Freezin Wolf

I can't figure out if Flombard is actually a genius: surely trolling a thread about Chris Morris must be a world record attempt at irony?!


lol
:thumbsup:
#34
P2PBSH means Pipe To Pipe Bushman - code for two paedophiles having sex with each other while watching children from a shrub.

DBL; means Dusty Blonde Lulu and that's a male paedophile disguised as a lion.

Baltimora; this means literally : "I'm running at them now with my trousers down"
#35
dodoegg1
P2PBSH means Pipe To Pipe Bushman - code for two paedophiles having sex with each other while watching children from a shrub.

DBL; means Dusty Blonde Lulu and that's a male paedophile disguised as a lion.

Baltimora; this means literally : "I'm running at them now with my trousers down"


Does your keyboard smell of hammers?
#36
i've watched this dozens of time and it still has me in stitches, to find this funny you need an intelligent sense of humour (i:e most people will not find it funny) the sketch on git surfing has me rolling every time, one of the best shows ever made and at this price you cant go wrong.
#37
I'm so proud that nobody has commented that it is "dry humour". Everything that is unconventional or intelligent humour usually gets branded as being "dry" by people that don't get it.
#38
verybigchris
Made perfect sense to me too, Freezin Wolf

I can't figure out if Flombard is actually a genius: surely trolling a thread about Chris Morris must be a world record attempt at irony?!


At last my genius has been recognised. Funny that the great iconoclast Morris is untouchable. Now that's ironic. If you can be bothered to read back I wasn't trolling initially but replying to a repeat Troll Noob.
OK you have convinced me with your rapier debating skills Morris is hilarious and not a bit smug.
#40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuNybnoxqVE

interview with chris on his new film four lions

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