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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    The Passive-Aggression of the Christ

    Doug Chaplin links to a sketch from last week's The Mitchell and Webb Look about the moon landing conspiracy theory. This week, not only did they send up the Princess Diana conspiracy theory, but they also included a brief sketch called The Passive-Aggression of the Christ. As far as I can make out, it's not yet been copied onto YouTube, but the whole episode is still available on iPlayer. The sketch is about 14 minutes in. That said, the title is probably the funniest thing about it. Overall the series has been rather hit and miss. As with previous series some real gems - not least when they take on religion - but they need to learn when to kill off repeating sketches. The post apocalyptic quiz was wearing thin last series, but has continued in each episode this series as well.

    However, this is probably a good moment for me to link to M&W's takes on the Good Samaritan and Abraham as well.


    • At 2:26 pm, August 20, 2010, Blogger Mark Goodacre said…

      Agreed. I couldn't bear the post-apocalyptic quiz. The sketch about The Passive-Aggression of the Christ was just terrible. Really terrible.

    • At 9:18 am, August 23, 2010, Blogger Matt Page said…

      The strange thing is that they had a slot in the show where they just posted up potential titles that they didn't do. They could have quite easily just done that. Instead they went to quite a lot of effort in terms of costuming and set, but almost no effort in terms of writing.



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