Gr8at – Comedy Greatness

As everyone reading this will know, I’m a huge fan of comedy. I’ve managed to see all kinds of great shows, and grew up with all kinds of comedic influences. I wanted to share with you all a Gr8 of memorable scenes and sketches that still have me in hysterics. Do you have a favourite? See any of the endings coming? As always, feel free to share your thoughts below.

Just when you think you think you know the five stages of grief, a giraffe comes along to show you the way. Probably not a good idea to have on speaker if you’re at work.

 

In case you ever thought knowing all kinds of random one liners and catchphrases was ever a bad idea.

 

You won’t see this ending coming. One way to make an introduction for sure.

 

Still my favourite trailer. Astonishingly original.

 

We’ve all met someone who is great at finding loopholes.

 

A huge fan of Friends. This is still one of my favourite storylines.

 

Incredibly clever idea for a premise, superbly executed. The writer of the sketch also wrote this scene.

 

One of the all time great moments in British comedy.

Line(s) of the Day #TerryVenables

Terry Venables

If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.

Successful former footballer and coach Terry Venables (1943 – ). Known as ‘El Tel’ from his time managing Barcelona, he has also managed clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds, as well as the national team.

 

Film Quizzes: Time Travel Part 2

Time travel fascinated writers like Ray Bradbury, Philip K Dick and HG Wells, and so it is no surprise that Hollywood writers have seen the wide appeal too. Below are six film with the answers underneath. How will you do this time? And in case you missed it, here is Part 1.

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 1 (1980s)

 

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 2 (1980s)

 

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 3 (1990s)

 

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 4 (2000+)

 

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 5 (2000+)

 

Film Quizzes - Time Travel Part 2 Film 6 (2000+)

 

Answers

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1. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure  (1989)

2. Field of Dreams  (1989)

3. Twelve Monkeys  (1995)

4. Donnie Darko  (2001)

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  (2004)

6. Looper  (2012)

Line(s) of the Day #LordoftheFlies

Lord of the Flies

Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.

Spoken by the character Simon, in the seminal masterpiece Lord of the Flies, by the Nobel Prize winning writer, Sir William Golding (1911 – 1993)

Line(s) of the Day #Innuendo

Queen Innuendo

While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand
While the waves crash in the sea and meet the land
While there’s a wind and the stars and the rainbow
Till the mountains crumble into the plain
Oh yes we’ll keep on tryin

The opening lyrics from the album title track ‘Innuendo’ (1991) from the British band Queen. The song is actually longer than the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which was itself six minutes long.