📺 How Good Was it Really: Limmy's Show 📺

Kinda feel that Wallace and Gromit should be merged…

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what, like the human centipede?

haha! I guess anything is possible with plasticine.

I mean in terms of the (current) top 10 having 3 separate W&G shows, and while they are clearly stand alone pieces and more like TV films (I think strictly they’re classified as short films, rather than a TV show, or feature film), and so perhaps people have voted for them as ‘W&G’ in general, and maybe they should be merged. Just putting it out there, not really got a strong view about it.

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The eccied da sketch makes me laugh just thinking about it. Has ruined being on a dancefloor for me because my main instinct now is to start waving my arms in the air and shout “I’m coming to get you hen!”

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It’ll look fine once we get through another 50 shows imo

They deserve to be treated separately imo, they were made in different years with different storylines. That’s enough for me

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Quite shit, but not in a way that irked me.

Gave it a 2 because the 1s are for stuff like Little Britain.

Does it help if you’re Scottish?

dunno

Yeah, loads.

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Oh you mean for watching the show? Dunno.

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Everything he’s done is nearly a 5 for me, but not quite (haven’t read autobiography yet tho).

Some of the stuff in That’s Yer Lot is absolutely incredible. The one where the showkeeper is trying to keep an eye on a guy he reckons is about to rob the place and ends up telling telling legitimate customers to fuck off so he can keep watching the guy is amazing, creases me every time. The guy who loses his back door key is amazing as well.

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an easy 5. superb.

series 3 was still good but felt like he was starting to run out of ideas so was a good time to finish. series 2 is the absolute sweet spot, when the better cast has joined but he’s still on fire

My fave of his short stories is the guy who forgets a bucket whilst bleeding his radiators so instinctively puts his mouth there and starts drinking the radiator fluid but then thinks it’s really delicious so just keeps going and then dies

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That’s Your Lot was quite weird in the way some of it was surprisingly serious or just ended without any kind of punchline. Limmy does Hemingway.

big fan of the holiday story at the end though, and the one with the children’s party magician had me trying not to laugh like an idiot when i was sitting in the park.

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Also, his description in Daft Wee Stories of when the bloke has a moment of clarity whilst dancing on a dancefloor about “what the fuck is everyone doing?” is the most accurate description of how I feel when I see people dancing and the sense of alienation that it inspires that I’ve ever read.

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He’s basically ripping off Raymond Carver (by his own admission)

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when I’ve tried to write short stories I’ve very consciously been ripping off Limmy ripping off Raymond Carver

i’m not very good though

Not sure my TV has BBC ALBA