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The Fast Show

The Fast Show is a BBC comedy sketch program ran in the mid 1990s. It was very loosely structured and relied heavily on character comedy, long-running gags, and endless catchphrases which would be repeated across the nation the morning after each show was aired.

Many catch phrases from the program have entered use in British English, and many of the comedians have now become household names: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson and Arabella Weir. The show featured many famous characters, including:

This week I have mostly been eating ... ... I'm afraid I was very, very drunk. Bono Estente, Hefefefefefe hefefefefefef ef, Chris Waddle. Boutros Boutros Gali. Colin Hunt's office trolly, geddit? *whack*
Note: the writers claim Colin is based on fans of comedy sketch shows, who constantly repeat the catchphrases the next day
Ummm, Nice! ''Me, the 13th duke of Wybourne, here? In a student nurses' halls of residence? With my reputation? What do they take me for? ...and I was rummaging around in the attic and I found the original copy of the Bible. Which was nice. It's a far cry from small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Isn't it? Mmmmm. Marvellous. Fitting a carpet is much like making love to a beautiful woman. You lay her out, pin her down and walk all over her. A great favourite of Johnny Depp who appeared in a sketch with the "Suit you" tailors ("An American Gentleman").

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