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(BBC)   Mel Smith, actor, writer and producer behind some of the best British comedy of the last 30 years, has died   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 45
    More: Sad, Mel Smith, British comedy, comic actors, Rowan Atkinson, comedian  
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2013-07-20 12:34:38 PM  
I mainly remember him from "Morons From Outer Space".
 
2013-07-20 01:15:21 PM  
 
2013-07-20 02:18:10 PM  
I hope he went to the good place and not the Pit of Despair.

Goodnight, actually funny man.
 
2013-07-20 02:36:24 PM  
 
2013-07-20 03:45:38 PM  
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Brain Donors, one of my favorite movies.
 
2013-07-20 03:46:24 PM  

albert71292: I mainly remember him from "Morons From Outer Space".


Oh, God! No!

Not the Albino from "Princess Bride"!

/now haz a sad
 
2013-07-20 03:47:29 PM  
He was also the albino in  The Princess Bride.
 
2013-07-20 03:56:29 PM  
Very sad, no snark from me on this one, I genuinely liked this guy's thing and when I was growing up he was one of the true greats.
Been watching the tributes come in and unless I missed it there's a noticeable absence of anything from Rowan Atkinson, did they fall out?
 
2013-07-20 04:03:27 PM  
I read that as "Mel Brooks" for a split second and almost screamed "Noooooooooooooooooo!"-which would have been a noise ordinance violation around here.

................

Not that the loss of THIS Mel doesn't deserve an anguished wail or two, mind you.
 
2013-07-20 04:04:36 PM  
I loved his work on Not the Nine O'Clock News first.

Gerald the Gorilla Sketch...

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=beCYGm1vMJ0

RIP Funny guy.
 
2013-07-20 04:09:24 PM  

YoOjo: Very sad, no snark from me on this one, I genuinely liked this guy's thing and when I was growing up he was one of the true greats.
Been watching the tributes come in and unless I missed it there's a noticeable absence of anything from Rowan Atkinson, did they fall out?


FTFA -
Atkinson, who starred in Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie, directed by Smith in 1997, paid tribute to a "lovely man of whom I saw too little in his later years".
"He had a wonderfully generous and sympathetic presence both on and off screen," he said.
 
2013-07-20 04:12:48 PM  
Such sad news. He directed The Tall Guy which is one of my favorite obscure comedy films. It features Jeff Goldblum as an American actor in London who goes from working with the completely unappreciative, shallow, attention whoring comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson), to being the lead in a musical adaptation of The Elephant Man (ELEPHANT!). It also stars a brand shiny new Emma Thompson as a feisty nurse he has a huge crush on, and Geraldine James as his nymphomaniac Landlady.

Written by Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc)

Amazingly clever, funny movie. If you like Blackadder you really should watch it.
 
2013-07-20 04:14:40 PM  

BATMANATEE: YoOjo: Very sad, no snark from me on this one, I genuinely liked this guy's thing and when I was growing up he was one of the true greats.
Been watching the tributes come in and unless I missed it there's a noticeable absence of anything from Rowan Atkinson, did they fall out?

FTFA -
Atkinson, who starred in Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie, directed by Smith in 1997, paid tribute to a "lovely man of whom I saw too little in his later years".
"He had a wonderfully generous and sympathetic presence both on and off screen," he said.


Thanks, I didn't RTA as I thought it'd be more of the same stuff I read on ITV.com earlier, thank you for putting me straight.
 
2013-07-20 04:15:10 PM  

Soulcatcher: The Tall Guy


Yes, if people haven't seen this they need to to do so. Like now. Seriously.

/Forgot to mention the guy is the gorilla suit in that last link is Rowan Atkinson.
 
2013-07-20 04:18:43 PM  
I forgot to mention, The Tall Guy has the funniest sex scene I have ever seen in a movie.

Epic.
 
2013-07-20 04:19:40 PM  
Just looked at ITV.com again and they reported Rowan's tribute three hours ago, I'm going to slink back into another thread and make up random bullshiat again.
Favorite Mel Smith moment before I go... any of the head-to-heads with Griff.
 
2013-07-20 04:40:39 PM  
RIP Will Smith
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2013-07-20 04:55:42 PM  
RIP Dai "Fatbelly" Gutbucket
 
2013-07-20 05:05:01 PM  

mrlewish: RIP Will Smith
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This is the worst meme on earf.
 
2013-07-20 05:38:33 PM  
Smith & Jones was heavily watched during my high school years.

RIP, very funny British comedian man.
 
2013-07-20 05:41:24 PM  
 
2013-07-20 05:45:32 PM  
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RIP

 
2013-07-20 05:46:17 PM  
R.I.P. the Albino.  <sniffle>
 
2013-07-20 06:09:36 PM  
He was very, very, drunk
 
2013-07-20 07:06:04 PM  
 
2013-07-20 08:10:04 PM  
 
2013-07-20 08:15:15 PM  
I'd best conceal this sticky bun by placing it precariously on the edge of this box.
 
2013-07-20 08:51:10 PM  
Nice Young Ones reference, but that was Robbie Coltrane as the sticky bun doctor. Mel Smith was the "Bacon sandwich? That's a funny name for a ferret!" guy in the "Bambi" episode. You still win.
 
2013-07-20 09:23:31 PM  

DeepDownHounds: Nice Young Ones reference, but that was Robbie Coltrane as the sticky bun doctor. Mel Smith was the "Bacon sandwich? That's a funny name for a ferret!" guy in the "Bambi" episode. You still win.


Dammit.  I always get those two mixed up.  *kicks self repeatedly*
 
2013-07-20 09:24:06 PM  
Alas.
 
2013-07-20 10:16:11 PM  

DeepDownHounds: Nice Young Ones reference, but that was Robbie Coltrane as the sticky bun doctor. Mel Smith was the "Bacon sandwich? That's a funny name for a ferret!" guy in the "Bambi" episode. You still win.


Pants full of macaroni!!: Dammit. I always get those two mixed up. *kicks self repeatedly*


Silly people, check the fourth post.
 
2013-07-20 10:17:52 PM  
:(

Mel's one of the comedians I've always blamed for my solid appreciation of comic timing. Farewell and thanks for the laughs.
 
2013-07-20 10:20:04 PM  
Da Ali G Show brought me here. Sad to hear about this.

/booyakasha
 
2013-07-20 10:33:29 PM  
Mel Smith has to be the least British sounding name ever.
 
2013-07-20 10:47:51 PM  

YoOjo: Favorite Mel Smith moment before I go... any of the head-to-heads with Griff.


They were great. The smart idiot vs. the clueless know-it-all.
The were a bit like Fark politics threads in a way...
 
2013-07-20 10:50:21 PM  

PacManDreaming: DeepDownHounds: Nice Young Ones reference, but that was Robbie Coltrane as the sticky bun doctor. Mel Smith was the "Bacon sandwich? That's a funny name for a ferret!" guy in the "Bambi" episode. You still win.

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dammit. I always get those two mixed up. *kicks self repeatedly*

Silly people, check the fourth post.


Oh no! So sorry. How do we handle this touchy situation? Hmm...this calls for a delicate blend of psychology and extreme violence.
 
2013-07-20 11:07:57 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Brain Donors, one of my favorite movies.


This
 
2013-07-20 11:22:14 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: albert71292: I mainly remember him from "Morons From Outer Space".

Oh, God! No!

Not the Albino from "Princess Bride"!

/now haz a sad


I've never seen that film.
 
2013-07-20 11:54:53 PM  
www.geekation.com

I didn't mean to jog him so hard.
 
2013-07-21 12:07:51 AM  
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RIP
 
2013-07-21 11:38:42 AM  

DeepDownHounds: Oh no! So sorry. How do we handle this touchy situation? Hmm...this calls for a delicate blend of psychology and extreme violence.


Without a doubt, Bambi is my favorite episode. Nasty is a close second.
 
2013-07-21 01:07:47 PM  
the darts sketch was comedy genius RIP Mel
 
2013-07-21 01:29:29 PM  

Soulcatcher: Such sad news. He directed The Tall Guy which is one of my favorite obscure comedy films. It features Jeff Goldblum as an American actor in London who goes from working with the completely unappreciative, shallow, attention whoring comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson), to being the lead in a musical adaptation of The Elephant Man (ELEPHANT!). It also stars a brand shiny new Emma Thompson as a feisty nurse he has a huge crush on, and Geraldine James as his nymphomaniac Landlady.

Written by Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, etc)

Amazingly clever, funny movie. If you like Blackadder you really should watch it.


It also has one of the funniest sexscenes in movie history.
 
2013-07-21 01:31:03 PM  

DeepDownHounds: Nice Young Ones reference, but that was Robbie Coltrane as the sticky bun doctor. Mel Smith was the "Bacon sandwich? That's a funny name for a ferret!" guy in the "Bambi" episode. You still win.


It's a pig ferret.
 
2013-07-21 10:12:17 PM  
...and as a last act, nearly gave heart attacks to thousands of Whovians everywhere. Rest in peace, funny man.
 
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