Harry Enfield first came to fame on Friday Night Live with Loadsofmoney and Buggerallmoney. They were satirical takes on the money obsessives who populated the city in the 1980s and whining Geordie plasterer who lived on everyone else. Here’s his single. However the satire began to be lost and in some ways Loadsofmoney especially was admired so Enfield killed him off on Red nose day, comic relief. That gies me an excuse for this take off of Downton Abbey on Red Nose day 2011.
Enfield has done many shows, one being a voice over for Spitting Image, the puppet show. Here’s an example of the show. The extract is from a review covering the Royals; check out the Queen and I Will Survive.
Also if you ever get the chance to read Spitting Image script writer John O’Farrell’s autobio ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ then do. It is truly hilarious.
My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline.
I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy.
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Whup your what on the counter! I definitely see the 80s influence. Oh, and funny naughty puppets! “Not real people” so they pushed the boundaries. 🙂
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Wait, what? What’s this take off of Downton Abbey? Inquiring minds…
Love Harry Enfield…
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