Post by Island St. Bee on Sept 5, 2019 21:16:17 GMT
Kevin Eldon's George Martin was one of the highlights of Big Train - it's uncanny. And it's funny because it's such an unusual choice for an impression. The silliness here just adds to the fun. It's ace.
I'm sure B was vaguely amusing for families sitting around the wireless in 1954.
A is possibly more clever than funny, although the way the scene is cut adds considerably to its impact.. the half dying, open mouthed guy looking on helpless as 'Martin' droned on really made me laugh.
B is an important social document, it's amazing the way the team bought a gay subculture into the mainstream. It doesn't make me laugh though.
B wasn't, although I can see how it went down like a cup of cold sick with those who weren't around in the mid-late 1960s (get your decades right, Coan) and aren't particularly into camp, Polari, or Ken Williams's range of funny voices. Written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman.