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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:12 pm
I am completely new - but want to expand on the comment about the Gents really working hard never to repeat themselves - or seemingly "sell-out". Think what you like about all their various series - collectively they have striven to change, evolve, get better - and never have they rested on their laurels. They put SO many of their peers to shame. They really do. And I think for those who prefer a little thought to some aspects of their comedy - they are to be cherished and hailed for years to come. They changed comedy. Fact. The look of it, the tone of it, the quality of its acting, in ways that, were they to suddenly arrive on the scene now, they would be heralded SO much more. But the fact is, they did it ALL ten years ago!
Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:13 pm
Well said that man!
Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:03 am
What you all said
and yeah just to echo the comments about this forum. You guys are the best. Its fab to have met the people I have & look forward to seeing you all again.
I went to Hadfield, wouldn't have done that without the Gents
And also all those programs/films that the referenced, I've had fun watching them
Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:15 pm
I would like to thank The Gents for...
inspiring me to look for, find, and subsequently explore, this place... I have made so many friends here (REAL friends, not just 'cyber-acquaintances'); I can't imagine not
having so many of you in my (REAL) life now...
Short and sweet.
A bit like me.
But, seriously. If it weren't for The Gents, I wouldn't be so lucky to know (personally) all (most) of you.
*sheds a happy tear*
PS - they still give me the horn. All of them. Together. Bring on the next collaboration!
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:41 am
What a mega thread! And so true. I think I need to echo what everyone else has said really. Without the Gents, I would never have known all you lovely people, let alone met you in "real life", and for that I'm so grateful. I genuinely can't imagine life without you all now. And seriously, this forum is like medicine. It always makes me giggle. If I'm tired or miserable, I read that insane Parteeee thread or "thi is mah Mortal Enemy", and I'm crying with laughter.
Also have to thank them for...well actually, for being where I am no, in London, and therefore potentially most of the things that will happen in the next four years and beyond. Without them, I wouldn't have got into comedy in such a big way and wanted to go to Lundun to be more involved with it, since that was one of the big reasons to not go to St Andrews and to come here instead. And now I'm here, I seriously doubt that I'll leave. So whilst it's quite abstract, I feel they had a hand in it somewhere.
Thinking about it, they've a lot to answer for. They pretty much created the obsessive fangirl in me, and they are definitely the first one that I've stuck with for this long. I guess I owe them quite a lot!
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:53 pm
I just want to echo what Tracy said. The gents helped me discover true friendship in a way I never experienced even in my school days. Gents fans are generally the most complex and rounded of individuals and I've found a real "meeting of minds" on their fan forums. Without the Gents I would definitely not have had some of the most amazing times over the past eight years. Not only by attending "Gents Events" with other fans but also for connecting me with people who have interests completely outside Gent-Lore (Kids in the Hall, anyone!). As I said... A meeting of minds!
Regarding the Gent's works themselves, even though I am a comedy geek-ette, I still hold up "On The Town" as one of the finest pieces of british radio comedy that has ever been made. A classic. I can't imagine life without it.
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:24 pm
Must SAY again, thanks for all you brilliant friends I've made on here, and you aren't just superficial friends ,I count you as REAL friends who I really want to hang with and care a great deal about..Just so you know!
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:52 pm
Just want to echo what everyone has said here so far...
Without the Gents I would never have found and kept the friends I have - its just great to have like minded people to share interests & enthusiasms.
They've helped built the foundations for real, lasting friendships!
It proves that The League's creativity has a real legacy behind it - such quality means it is built to last. Their unsurpassed work has given them a real fan base - all eagar to follow and support whatever they decide to do next...
Their unique brilliance remains undimmed after more than a decade!
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:53 pm
Gent's just look what you did, lust everywhere!
You are extremely talented Gentlemen with an uncanny insight into what makes people laugh and what makes a sketch funny. You can take the darkest situations and make them amusing and that is clever.
Damn you all for being so attractive though!
Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:16 pm
I echo everything said in this thread. The gents still are the greatest
It shows in their work how talented and hard working they are.Without the gents their wouldn't be this forum. On this forum i heard about the penny dreadfuls and now i am going to meet some of you lovely people at the faversham picnic!
Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:35 pm
a1tiptop wrote: Without the Gents I would definitely not have had some of the most amazing times over the past eight years.
Eight years? Has it really been that long??
But yes, without the Gents there are so many experiences I wouldn't have had. In fact, when I got into the League of Gentlemen, I was such a different person I find it hard to imagine it now. I was cripplingly shy, miserable at work and in a miserable relationship, but all my friends were my fiance's friends, so I felt I didn't really have a life outside it. It's funny how people are disparaging about forums, and the geekiness of the whole fan thing, and not deeming friendships begun online as "real"... The Gents have given
me a life, dammit!
Now I'm just sat here going through various memories... picnic in Hyde Park, the 99p Challenge, Little Britain radio recordings, the nail file of Asmadae, HLA, Husbands, mong faces, wrist-licking in the park... too, too many of them!
Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:46 pm
What can I say that hasn't already been said about the gents and their work. The fact that all these years later this forum is still going strong and people are joining long after the series have finished just prove how timeless and talented they are.
Also without them the forums wouldn't have existed and I wouldn't have met such an amazing group of people and consider the ones I have met so far to be some of my closest friends. I'll be going to my first Edinburgh festival this year and will be going with people that I have met on here and through league events.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:04 am
I can't believe the Forum's birthday wasn't in the birthday list!
It is now!
Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:47 pm
Greetings from a Newbie!
I lurked, but did not join until I obtained a copy of the Apocalypse movie to avoid "spoilers."
I think the one major thing that made me a Gents fan--aside from the willingness to do absurd black comedy--was that the actors act. Over here, it is a "comic actor who plays ______." With The League of Gentlemen, it seems as if each character is a real character rather than, say, a "Reese Character" or a "Mark" character.
Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 2:18 pm
Welcome to the Pleasuredome!
Why not go on over to Newbie thread in General Chat and tell us all about yourself! We would love to get to know you!