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10th-Jan-2013 05:31 pm
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FINNEMORE! \o/



It was brilliant as usual. When we got up to 'camel camel' I'd pretty much sold my soul to Finnemore. And Douglas pointing out that something had only been repeated once when it had been said twice (at this point, it would've been kinda great if Arthur could have popped in just to hear the tail end of that and been all "does that mean if you say something once you're peating it?") Martin actually working with Douglas! Arthur and his knowledge and erudition!

Just. OH. The cleverness and the overall sweetness of the humour and the puns, yay, the puns. Comedy after my own heart.

Comments 
10th-Jan-2013 07:24 am (UTC)
What a wonderful episode indeed! The car trip had me rolling with laughter, and Giancarlo and his sign, and Mr Birling being so sober! :D
10th-Jan-2013 07:27 am (UTC)
Yellow car!

Cabin Pressure has the best repeating jokes, honestly.
10th-Jan-2013 08:04 am (UTC)
And wasn't it as well they hadn't been flying to Baden Baden?

I was listening with headphones on and trying hard not to laugh out loud.
10th-Jan-2013 08:17 am (UTC)
I have to admit, sometimes I wish Douglas didn't win all the time and he becomes my least favourite character --- and then he says lines like that and I remember why I love him. Roger Allam has an A+++ delivery. ♥

I actually think Cabin Pressure has surpassed Spaced for me as the greatest sitcom of all time --- and it's not even on the tellybox.
10th-Jan-2013 09:24 am (UTC)
I loved Martin being all panicky about the CRIME! And Arthurrrrr, 'I can't stop being too helpful by being more helpful'. <333
10th-Jan-2013 09:27 am (UTC)
I know, right? The voice acting on Cabin Pressure is second to none.
10th-Jan-2013 11:57 am (UTC)
Damnit, I really have to get into listening to this. Between you, and another mate who loves it (and went to the recording on Sunday: genuinely lovely report about meeting the stars and writer here, if you're interested), I think I'm sold.
10th-Jan-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
If you like wordplay and puns and stock sitcom characters who then also explode stereotypes on occasion, you will like it. You get to know enough about the characters that you really grow attached (I personally have an especial fondness for Arthur, who's voiced by Finnemore himself.) It's remarkably well performed and cleverly written. And while it's frequently predictable and formulaic, it's in that good comforting way that the best comedies can be.
10th-Jan-2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
Downloading Series 1 as we speak. :)
10th-Jan-2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
I literally listened to the first two series in a day. Then I had to wait for the third to be broadcast, woe. But the radio player WORKS in Australia! So I got to listen to S3 in almost real time, and same now with S4.

One more point in CP's favour --- it's not mean. Even when a joke is at a character's expense, it's never done in such a way that you feel people like that character are being mocked? And even so, that character will frequently have their shining moment. (And really, Arthur's probably the one who bears the biggest brunt, and there is no one in the world like Arthur Shappey.)

Edited at 2013-01-10 12:08 pm (UTC)
10th-Jan-2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
I loved the first episode, and especially how wonderful the little dysfunctional family of MJN Air has become. I could listen to CP for days on end and never get tired of it. Can't wait for the next episode!

If John Finnemore doesn't win another prize for best comedy this year, I'll be very disappointed.

11th-Jan-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
Yesss, all of that.
11th-Jan-2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
It was absolutely brilliant :-) He's a comic genius :-)
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