Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ...
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Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ill-informed philosophies on life) and Dud (credulous, dim-witted and scruffy) discuss all manner of subjects, bedecked in cloth caps and Macs.Written by
The show was originally intended as a solo project for Moore, called Not Only Dudley Moore, But Also His Guests. However, unsure about going it alone, Moore invited his partner from Beyond the Fringe, Peter Cook, to guest in the pilot (along with Diahann Carroll and John Lennon, who was to make two more appearances during the course of the series). So well received by the studio audience was their double act, in particular the first "Dagenham Dialogue", "A Spot of the Usual Trouble", that Cook was invited to become a permanent fixture and the show became Not Only Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, But Also Their Guests, though it was only ever really referred to as Not Only... But Also. This somewhat cumbersome title was later referred to by Cook in an interview as "another of Dudley's plodding ideas". See more »
I agree with the other commentators about the significance of this show. I think it is a tragedy that the BBC was so funding poor that it had to re-use the videotapes! But what about Poet's Corner, when the cream of Brit comedy would have to sit in a dunking chair and versify without skipping a beat--or else! Yes, The Goons started it, and Monty Python completed it, but perhaps it was consummated in Yes, Minister! If only Americans could develop this sense of humour, the world would be a different place. (But some of my best friends are Americans.) (When I tried to post this, I was told I needed to provide at least ten lines in my comment, or else it would't be posted. Does that strike you as something that Pete and Dud, Spike, and the Pythons would have parodied?)
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