mr don and mr george – tape 1486

Is this the only Absolutely spin-off?

Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter play their Donald and George characters, in mr don and mr george.

In the first episode, You Can Run… But You Can;t Hide Your Legs, Donald and George learn that Britain is at war with Iraq, and they’re scared of conscription, so they travel to Cardboard Suburbia.

They’re not successful at avoiding service, though

Jack Hedley plays a Spymaster, wanting to recruit Donald and George to MI5.

It all ends with Hedley admitting he was the 38th Man and shooting himself, with Donald and George getting splattered with an unfeasible amount of blood and guts.

The next episode is There’s Been a Thing. Donald has a date, but he’s out of practice. So he tries to pratice with George.

The actual date doesn’t go well, thanks to George.

Are they going to do the Idea light in every episode?

There’s a shock ending.

Next it’s You’ve Eaten My Future. Donald spends all the company’s money on lots of breakfast.

Yes, I think they are going to do the idea thing every time.

Donald makes good use of the boxes.

Holy cow – there’s Ben Miller!

The next episode is No Wasps.

Lightbulb moment present and correct.

The next episode here is This is This… George pawns Donald.

The old couple that buy him have a secret.

That’s the last episode here. My tape is missing one of the episodes, but they’re all on Channel 4 if you’re really interested. I’m afraid they didn’t really work for me.

After this, recording continues for a bit, with the start of LA Law, then recording stops, and underneath there’s a bit of a documentary called Motorcity Music Years featuring a lot of bands that started in Brimingham. Not just the usual suspects, like Slade

But also Joan Armatrading. No revelations about Valerie Singleton here, though.

The tape ends just as this programme ends.

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2 comments

  1. I really liked Mr Don and Mr George, it’s nice to watch something that has no ambition other than being very silly. Haven’t seen it since the 90s, mind you.

    Do John Sparkes’ Welsh comedy shows count as an Absolutely spin-off?

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