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French and Saunders 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1987– )
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big ... See full summary »
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Dawn French ...  Various Characters / ... 52 episodes, 1987-2017
Jennifer Saunders ...  Various Characters / ... 52 episodes, 1987-2017
Simon Brint Simon Brint ...  Ken Bishop / ... 29 episodes, 1987-1995
Rowland Rivron Rowland Rivron ...  Duane Bishop / ... 28 episodes, 1987-1995
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box-office movies such as Batman Forever (1995) and Pulp Fiction (1994). The duo also invited notable Brits such as Patsy Kensit, Lulu, and Kate Moss. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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9 March 1987 (UK) See more »

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Dawn: [pretending to be Madonna reading from her new children's book] Now, once upon a time there was a naughty, dirty little girl who sang and danced her way to the top. She didn't care who she was horrid to in order to get famous. She even did a nude book where she showed her vixen toilet parts to everyone, and depicted scenes of depravity with young and old gay boys and girls licking and poking her. When she grew up she realized she didn't want her own children to read this smut or to see her on ...
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Are You Going To Do The Accent?
13 September 2005 | by palahniuk15See all my reviews

There is no doubt that French and Saunders is by far one of the best sketch comedy shows in the history of television. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders- formerly the Tampon Sisters- are considered comedy royalty in Britian and recently received a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards.

Although not what it used to be in the 80s and (especially) the 90s, French and Saunders are still near the top of the food-chain of comedy. The magic of earlier episodes is you didn't need to know what they were spoofing to bust a gut. In later episodes, you almost need to know what they're spoofing and watch it forwards and back. For example, a Kill Bill sketch featuring decapitation made five viewers send off letters of complaint. Had they seen the Kill Bill movies, it is more than likely they would have understood the joke.

French and Saunders will probably be around until the end of time and even then, there will still be new episodes.


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