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May 18, 2010 7:01 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember a clip from a Northern European comedy show that had a court room drama where all the dialog is in english but completely nonsense?

I recall southern accents and whatnot... I'm pretty certain I saw it linked here on metafilter.
posted by cloeburner to MetaFilter-Related at 7:01 PM (33 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Your herring trawler does not fit into my daschhund's sauna.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:39 PM on May 18, 2010


My hovercraft is full of eels.

Actually, that Python sketch did have a courtroom scene in it.
posted by marxchivist at 8:54 PM on May 18, 2010


I recall very vaguely that this show also had a Eastern European sendup of the news where the weather girl marked everything "scorchi!" with a giant sun.

This is driving me crazy.
posted by boo_radley at 9:19 PM on May 18, 2010


I recall very vaguely that this show also had a Eastern European sendup of the news where the weather girl marked everything "scorchi!" with a giant sun.

Was that The Fast Show?
posted by Abiezer at 9:22 PM on May 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


If it's Caroline Aherne declaring the weather 'Scorchio!' (or indeed, 'Cumulo-nimbus! Disastro!'), then it's The Fast Show.
posted by Bodd at 9:23 PM on May 18, 2010


I sort of remember this too, but dont have the Fu at the moment to locate it. Could this possibly be the one where the old lady storekeeper wanted to read Dante in Italian, and just couldnt get the languiage no matter how she tried, then the young blonde (Shelly?) just picked it up and could do it like a savant?

And now it's driving me crazy too.
posted by timsteil at 9:25 PM on May 18, 2010


No, the show was not British. The joke of the sketch was that the phrases were very irregular, but perhaps natural sounding to a non-native English speaker. I'm pretty certain it was from a Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic or Finnish television show.
posted by cloeburner at 9:43 PM on May 18, 2010


Thank you Abiezer and Bodd. That's it.
posted by boo_radley at 9:53 PM on May 18, 2010


Suits you sir.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:54 PM on May 18, 2010


Hardest game in the world. Done it meself, you see. Paul Whitehouse is a comedy genius.
posted by Abiezer at 9:57 PM on May 18, 2010


Here's a school scene from some Italians.
posted by stavrogin at 10:49 PM on May 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is it fake English or English words in nonsensical order?
posted by stavrogin at 10:53 PM on May 18, 2010


Grotesco?
posted by furisto at 11:54 PM on May 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


Why is this on MeTa?

Isn't this an AskMe?
posted by hal_c_on at 12:47 AM on May 19, 2010


Presumably because it was linked on MeFi... but probably would work better in AskMe.
posted by keijo at 2:41 AM on May 19, 2010


Why do people become gynecologists? I'm pretty certain I saw it linked here on metafilter.
posted by gman at 4:50 AM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Boutros Boutros Ghali.
posted by pracowity at 5:13 AM on May 19, 2010


Chrees Waddle
posted by i_cola at 5:26 AM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


...lorry load of interesting cheeses!
posted by Acarpous at 5:32 AM on May 19, 2010


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posted by ob at 6:34 AM on May 19, 2010


I'm pretty certain it was from a Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic or Finnish television

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland

And Germany now one piece,
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:40 AM on May 19, 2010


Sminky-pinky almonds!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:54 AM on May 19, 2010


With my reputation?
posted by Busy Old Fool at 7:12 AM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Crete and Romania, then Transylvania... Monaco, Lichtenstein, Malta, and Palastine, Fiji, Australia, Sudan!
posted by functionequalsform at 7:45 AM on May 19, 2010


Why is this on MeTa?

"Can anyone help me track down this thing that I remember seeing on mefi" questions, being explicitly mefi-related, go in Metatalk. It's one of those odd borderland things but this is the correct way to do it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:00 AM on May 19, 2010


Furisto, I think you got it! Thanks so much. I had no idea it would be so difficult to find.
posted by cloeburner at 8:20 AM on May 19, 2010


Damnit, all you The Fast Show people. Now I want to watch more, but it's not in Netflix on this side of the pond!
posted by Xoder at 8:34 AM on May 19, 2010


I remember seeing in Metafilter whether I should eat this sandwich I left out on the counter overnight. Does anyone have a link?
posted by lore at 9:25 AM on May 19, 2010


lore I searched the archives and found this... No.
posted by cloeburner at 10:16 AM on May 19, 2010


Xoder, The Fast Show was screened in the US as Brilliant! for a while -- I saw some reruns on BBC America, I think. Try searching for that.
posted by vickyverky at 10:54 AM on May 19, 2010


Thanks vickyverky, but it looks like no dice again. I shall have to find a corner to cry in...
posted by Xoder at 12:54 PM on May 19, 2010


Bono estente!
posted by chorltonmeateater at 1:46 PM on May 19, 2010


Could it have been this show?
posted by empath at 12:18 AM on May 20, 2010


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