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

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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

4 seasons

Characters:

Fiona Allen – Various

Doon Mackrichan – Various

Sally Phillips – Various

Sarah Alexander – Various

 

Trivia

 

  • 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’.

 

Classic Clips

Dating Agency Videos

 

 

The Insensitive English Teacher

 

Dog Walking