Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was very popular at the end of the nineties and even gained celebrity fans – Smack The Pony
Opening Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.-IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Fiona Allen – Various
Doon Mackrichan – Various
Sally Phillips – Various
Sarah Alexander – Various
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a big fan of the show, and subsequently offered Sally Phillips a recurring guest part as the Finnish Prime Minister on Veep (2012).
- Miranda Hart appeared in three episodes of the third season, which marked her debut in a comedy series, as well as her debut on television. Hart later had a lead role in her own sit-com, Miranda (2009), which featured Sally Phillips, as an appreciation for helping Hart getting her breakthrough.
- Alternative suggested names for ‘Smack The Pony’ were ‘Dangerous Cows’ and ‘Planes Trains and Forks’.
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