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Monday, February 12, 2007

A-ha Moments

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge EntranceSteve Coogan as Alan Partridge with Dancing PartridgesTake a Tom Snyder-style character, have him host a spoof talk show like 1977's "Fernwood Tonight," and set it in London. That's what "Knowing Me, Knowing You" is like. Wildly popular in Britain, this 1994 talk show parody stars Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge. This series is very British and very dry, so dry that sometimes the humor doesn't hit you until the next day. Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge in hot tubAlan Partridge is known for his signature "A-ha" line, which comes from the Abba song, of course ("Knowing me, knowing you, A-ha"). Typically, each show devolves into mayhem as control-freak Partridge loses his British manners with uncooperative guests. I only wish there were more episodes available on DVD.

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