I'm Alan Partridge

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Alan is a self-obsessed DJ who has had several TV jobs in the past (including chat show Knowing Me Knowing You) and has failed to bounce back from his long dead career. Each episode normally sees Alan resorting to embarrassing anecdotes, insulting someone without noticing and failing to revive his career. In Series One he lives in a motel after a divorce leaves him homeless.

Between promotional films for Norwich firms and his early (3am!)radio show, we see Alan ineptly flirting with the receptionist and sneaking larger plates into the breakfast buffet. By Series Two he has 'upgraded' to a mobile home next to his partially built new home and can't avoid delaying the builders' work on the house with his pedantic requests.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The funniest TV show ever written!

    10
    Ah-haaaaa... do you want to smell my cheese?... Bangkok ladyboys... getting caught by the Police with the traffic cone... Cone-an the Barbarian... falling asleep at the bar... getting trapped by the dead cow... Buck Rogers toilet... you mentalist... handing out the Terry's chocolate orange... the boys are back in the barracks... absolute genius!

    Alan Partridge, the failed TV presenter â€" Steve Coogan's finest comic creation by a country mile â€" no matter how naive, ignorant or down right obnoxious he is, you just can't help but laugh at the situations he gets himself into. I laughed so hard at times that I couldn't breath properly. Please, please, please do one more series Steve?moreless
  • Underated and understated

    10
    This show is absolutely unbelievable, I could seriously watch it for hours. I sat down by myself and watched every single episode and it was worth it. I almost cried at the bit where Alan is outside re-enacting James Bond whilst everyone is inside watching the World's Strongest Man.



    This definitely has to be the best of British comedy, Steve Coogan plays Alan Partridge perfectly, and himself and the writers do a brilliant job. They've created a completely believable character that everyone must have in their life, I know that I do. It's that guy who thinks he's amazing, when really he's just awkward and nobody really likes him.



    Haha, I'm smiling just thinking about it.moreless
  • My first comedy favorite.

    10
    I'm Alan Partridge is such a funny show. It's full of hilarious scenarios in witch Alan finds himself in, and struggles to get out of. The show's casting is brilliant and Steve is at his best in this short lived, but brilliant comedy classic. The show centres around a former TV personality, who now runs a slot on a local radio station, but secretly wants to be back on the box. Alan says what he likes, does what he likes, and basically offends allot of people on the way. That's why I love him. This show should definitely come back for a 3rd series, after Coogans's performance in the brilliant Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sunshine, he proved he act in any situation, as well as create sublime comedy shows.moreless
  • I was watching re-run's of this fantastic show when i thought i'd give my view's on A.P

    9.8
    This series is without doubt the best comedy television I have ever watched, purely because it has so many moments where no matter how hard you try you cant seem to keep the laughter inside. Its jokes are cleverly done, whilst at the same time there are some blatant slapstick moments (for instance where he gets a dead cow dropped on his head by a group of farmers).



    The best performance is without doubt by Steve Coogan as Alan himself but there are so many loveable characters from Susan and Sophie the hotel receptionists to Dave Clifton the hilarious try-hard DJ not forgetting Alans P.A. Lynn and Michael his bestest friend.



    In my own opinion great comedy comes from making people laugh at things and situations that maybe they shouldn't. This is probably the finest example of great comedy for the late 90's. Alan Partridges says and does things without fully thinking them through. He mainly insults others but the great thing about it is that we don't laugh with him but we laugh at him.moreless
  • Half Hour British comedy following the life of a former sports broadcaster and chat show host.

    10
    I must first state that my score for this series is for the brilliant series 1 which was produced back in 1997. Before UK's The Office and the career of Ricky Gervais there was another brilliant performer with an hilarious and ground breaking show. In a similar way that Larry David did with Curb Your Enthusiasm, Coogan's Alan Partridge creation is a horrible, selfish and unlikeable character you just can't get enough of. Through this character and series Coogan proved that he is the UK master of 'cringe' humour, and his comic style and sensibility to my way of thinking has been a major influence on everyone from Ricky Gervais in the UK to Rove and Hamish Blake in Australia. In fact, as an Australian, it upsets me to see that Steve Coogan has so far not really taken off outside of the UK. It's unfair to compare but when you see how the US has embraced Ricky Gervais, you just get the feeling that Coogan's career could have been far more successful than it currently is. Having said that, in fairness Coogan has made several questionable movie career choices in a bid to be received by a broader market. There is talk of an Alan Partridge movie being co-penned by Screenwriter, Playwright and former Knowing Me Knowing You writer Patrick Marber. Fingers crossed that it's as great as this magnificent series.moreless
  • THIS WEEK'S ROUNDUP BRINGS US THE SECOND SEASON OF THE CEREBRAL COP SHOW NUMB3RS WHILE SERVING UP SOME GOOD LAUGHS WITH SCRUBS, I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE, AND HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. THERE ARE ALSO SOME EXCITING OFFERINGS FOR THE ACTION LOVER IN THE A-TEAM, MAGNUM, P.I., AND FARSCAPE. GET THE WHOLE FAMILY TOGETHER FOR MORE GOOD TIMES WITH ED, EDD N' EDDY, HARRY AND HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS, AND EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS.

    October 10, 2006 DVD Releases

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    fame and fortune, disturbing but funny, horrible people, depression, pop culture references