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May the Farce be with You
December 8, 2015  | By Jonathan Storm  | 1 comment
 
British comedy team Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence have put together an hilarious spoof Star Wars trailer in the style of naturalist British director Ken Loach, complete with appropriately weird Yorkshire dialect. Be on the lookout for a Yoda from the backstreets of Leeds. It's set in Barnsley, where Loach based his much lauded film Kes (1969), on which the spoof is based. Giggle, you will. And if the lingo is a bit too obscure for your American ear, you can always activate the little closed-captioning switch at the bottom right.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mark Isenberg
Bloody,brilliant funny a la Benny Hill,the Goon Show and almost Avengers worthy. Good show,blokes.
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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