French and Saunders (1987– )

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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box office films such as Batman Forever and Pulp Fiction. 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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[they are spoofing "Gone With the Wind"; Jennifer is affecting a Southern accent]
Jennifer: Oh whatever will I wear to the party tonight, Mammie?
Dawn: [in her normal English accent] I thought you were going to wear this frock.
Jennifer: [grabs the dress] Oh fiddle-dee-dee!
Dawn: Should I have that dry-cleaned, then?
Jennifer: [reverts to her English accent] What?
Dawn: The dress? Do you want me to go and drop it at the dry cleaners?
Jennifer: Maybe you should just go and beat it on a rock!
Dawn: What? Why?
Jennifer: Because you're my SLAVE!
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Are You Going To Do The Accent?
13 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See 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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