Chewin' The Fat

BBC (ended 2002)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 6

    'The Last One'


  • S 4 : Ep 5

    'Funeral for a Lonely Shopkeeper'


  • S 4 : Ep 4

    'The Big Man's Life Insurance Advert'


  • S 4 : Ep 3

    'All Hail the Arrival of Captain Nipple Whistle!'


  • S 4 : Ep 2

    'Brenda the Bossy Aunt'


  • Cast & Crew
  • Ford Kiernan

    Various Roles

  • Greg Hemphill

    Various Roles

  • Gordon McCorkell

    Various Roles

  • Paul Riley

    Various Roles

  • Tom Urie

    Various Roles

  • show Description
  • Chewin' the Fat was a cult smash in Scotland, an award-winner, and was watched/worshipped with a fervour unseen since the heyday of Rab C. Nesbitt. A sketch show, it poked fun at Scottish, US and English sterotypes, merging farce, outrageous humour, social commentary. Two characters, Jack and Victor, have gone on to form their own spin-off series, Still Game, which has further smashed CTF's own record. Other possible spin-offs were discussed, including Ronald Villiers. Go right on, Ford and Greg and the team: You've nowhere to stay but put.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • 'Go oan - Go oan Billy - gi us the ol' drinks patter!'

    • Victor: Ah bikini weather. a told you, Jack, she's ganten for it

    • Victor: Type, 'hello Kathy is it your nookie you're after' Jack: Am no typing that. Victor: how no?

    • Victor: Where's the 'h' key, am gonna type hello you see. Where's the 'e'?

    • Victor: Here's me about to get my nat king, and there's you sitting there like a...Virtual gooseberry!

    • 'Tartan Briefs - Boring mince, shot from queer angles'

    • 'His Honour countered this argument by stating that 80% of single men lose all sense of time when confronted by a microwavable snack'.

    • Ad Man: Here's how it works. If you live to the ripe old age of 95, then you have got us humped. But if you should get ill before then, which will probably happen, then we will do our outmost to snatch your home from right out beneath you and forget all about your sad old wrinkly arse. Homefree - where we get your home, for free!

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    Notes (32)

    • First appearance of: The Neds, Betty the Old Slapper, Ronald Villers, the Arguing Threesome and Jack and Victor.

    • Ronald Villier's poker sketch is Paul Riley's favourite.

    • The Devil Gets a Hunger On Him for Toaty scones is Mark Cox's favourite sketch.

    • 1st appearance of The Lonely Shopkeeper.

    • Compare the 'Homefree' sketch with the dialogue in Still Game Live. The character Ford plays in this sketch bears more than a passing resemblance to Frank Windsor.

    • The end credits are celebrated by a farting competition.

    • The Glasgow Science Museum serves as NASA's headquarters in this episode.

    • Tanfasy Island is Karen Dunbar's favourite sketch.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Betty the old slapper's wig changes colour, making her look twenty years younger.

    • The teacher goes back to being about fifty again, where they de-aged her in the last episode.

    Allusions (5)

    • Karen Dunbar: "Let's have a look at a few of the lighter moments that have made this tournament so entertaining.."
      This entire sketch pays homage to the much-missed BBC Snooker montages normally played on the final day of the World Championship.

    • .: .
      Incidentally, Billy moved away from Glasgow in the 80s because he was fed up with people pestering him whenever he ate in a restaraunt.

    • Greg Hemphill: 'Is's you! Billy Conolly!'
      In the sketch Ford plays the Big Yin himself, Glasgow's most famous son, Billy Conolly. The scene explodes into comedy when the staff of the cafe try to get him to do one of his famous song routines.

    • Ford Kiernan: 'Yeah, yeah, inventive, isn't it?'
      Ford plays a talent scout specialising in cover acts. One of his acts' name is Vanessa Parody - parodying (get it?) the French actress/child pop star/all round lovely Vanessa Paradis.

    • Ford Kiernan: 'See this?'
      Ford's character is wearing a t-shirt that reads CNUT. 'You've been ripped off, mate!' Greg's character tells him. A reference to the FCUK clothing line.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This was a great show that gave us huge laughs and something to talk about after the weekend.

    By Roberf, Mar 28, 2006

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