The Fast Show, to it's credit, has been a leading light in the new wave of British comedy from the mid 90's onward.
It layed the groundwork for other great shows such as The Leauge of Gentlemen, the Office, Little Britain and In the Thick of It.
Yet those that followed never managed to catch the energy, the raw speed and the powerful imagery that the Fast Show delivered on time and time again.
With many memorable characters such as Slim Tony, Farmer Ted, and the ever annoying half-Greek goobeldygoop from the staff of Channel 9 the show was always a joy and a treat to watch.
Dont't blow the trumpet when you can suck at it, baby!