I didn’t get where I am today without making a post once in a blue moon…

September 25, 2006

treggie.jpgRightiho, I’ve got this obsession with Reggie Perrin at the moment. Not only is it brilliant, but my sister has it all on DVD! The series carries huge nostalgia value for me too. I remember watching repeats on Sundays with my sister and parents at home, eating some toast and jam just after Catchphrase had been on.

This section of the Leonard Rossiter site (http://www.leonardrossiter.com/reggie perrin) carries a wealth of information, video clips, quotes and pictures from the three series of ‘The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin’. The character, created by David Nobbs, not only fronts a great ensemble comedy, but it is also a powerful critique of modern living and life. All its issues are all pretty much applicable today, especially the constant late running of the trains.

Yes, it is catchphrase/farce comedy (but then so was Father Ted…) and yes, this site doesn’t have the greatest design, but much like Reggie, sometimes it’s all about intention rather than success. After all, ‘I didn’t get where I am today without recognizing a great comedy when I see one…

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