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Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:04 pm
by Andy McDandy
Cyclist wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:34 pm
This is a classic example of why Shittlejhon is so popular - his references chime with his audience. They 'get' what he's saying straight away. He uses the lowest common denominator of "retro" popular culture. Everybody over a certain age is aware of Minder, The Sweeney, Dad's Army etc. No complicated explanations (which his readers probably wouldn't understand anyway) are necessary.
Indeed. He's had to explain the rules of Pointless on more than one occasion although that could just have been padding.

He's done it to troll, too. Can't remember who it was exactly, but some reasonably famous actor died and rather than talk about any of their career defining performances, Dicky said that their career highlight had been a villain of the week on Minder.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
by davidjay
Andy McDandy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Cyclist wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:34 pm
This is a classic example of why Shittlejhon is so popular - his references chime with his audience. They 'get' what he's saying straight away. He uses the lowest common denominator of "retro" popular culture. Everybody over a certain age is aware of Minder, The Sweeney, Dad's Army etc. No complicated explanations (which his readers probably wouldn't understand anyway) are necessary.
Indeed. He's had to explain the rules of Pointless on more than one occasion although that could just have been padding.

He's done it to troll, too. Can't remember who it was exactly, but some reasonably famous actor died and rather than talk about any of their career defining performances, Dicky said that their career highlight had been a villain of the week on Minder.
He said it about Warren Mitchell and his one appearance in The Sweeney.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:32 pm
by Boiler
davidjay wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
He said it about Warren Mitchell and his one appearance in The Sweeney.
This will be the twice 'Larry' winning actor who played Shylock in a 1981 adaptation of The Merchant of Venice?

Really?

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:39 pm
by youngian
Up there with the Sun’s Guilgud obit: ‘He’ll be best known to readers as the butler in Arthur.’

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:54 pm
by davidjay
Warren Mitchell - an award-winning actor on stage, screen and TV for over half a century who created arguably the most memorable comic character of his era. Who appeared once in The Sweeney and played the part of a middle-aged man seduced into crime by having his head turned by a young femme fatale with what can only be described as his usual genius. Who in one scene when he was trying to escape from the police wearing her clothes gave a masterclass in humour and pathos. Whose career Littlejohn summed up as "Hur, hur, he played a bloke in a dress". You can only shake your head at what sort of mentality could come up with something like that, and be glad that you don't possess it..

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:12 pm
by Daley Mayle
He could do with a visit from the Ghost Of Christmas Future who will drag him to his gravestone where he wil read:

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN
He was no Keith Waterhouse
Invented the soubriquet
'Two Jags' Prescott
That's it.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm
by youngian
Daley Mayle wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:12 pm
He could do with a visit from the Ghost Of Christmas Future who will drag him to his gravestone where he will read:

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN

He made Michael Winner look good

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:51 pm
by Andy McDandy
Cunt.



Not "working as a cunt".

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:53 pm
by KevS
I'd have thought his gravestone would simply read "Dance here".

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:56 pm
by Daley Mayle
Andy McDandy wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Cunt.



Not "working as a cunt".

Ah, yes, I was forgetting Stewart Lee's piece. Or maybe not.

Unintentional plagiarism m'lord, not unlike George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord'.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:08 pm
by SoulBoy
KevS wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:53 pm
I'd have thought his gravestone would simply read "Micturate here".
FTFY

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:24 pm
by Andy McDandy
But yeah, I'm sure Warren Mitchell isn't the only one who's received the Minder/Sweeney treatment. But he was a good recent example.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:06 am
by Andy McDandy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... tcher.html

New prison rules, apparently. Cue a detailed fisking of them and razor sharp demo...oh sorry it's a Porridge parody and a few gay jokes.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:20 am
by Andy McDandy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -word.html

In which Dickie feels all betrayed by something he really doesn't understand, and concludes that it's everyone's fault and it's just not fair.

Re: Richard Littlejohn

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
by satnav
What a surprise a man who spends most of his year residing in America rarely uses the word 'Brexit.'