Comedy Clicks – This Week – The Trip

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 won Steve Coogan a BAFTA – The Trip 

 

the trip

 

Trailer 

 

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Steve is asked to review restaurants for the UK’s Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan’s romantic relationship falls apart. – IMDB

 

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons

 

Characters:

Steve Coogan – Steve
Rob Brydon – Rob
rebecca Johnson – Sally
Claire Keelan – Emma

 

 

Trivia

  • The dialogue is largely improvised.
  • Michael Winterbottom came up with the idea for the series after working with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on A Cock and Bull Story (2005). He was specifically inspired by the opening scene, where the two actors, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, make fun of each other in a completely ad-libbed conversation.
  • Steve Coogan states in his autobiography that he and Rob Brydon both initially disliked the pitch for the series, but went along with it anyway due to their friendship with Michael Winterbottom.

 

Clips

Random Impressions 

 

Drink It

 

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