Have you experienced Garth Marenghi's Darkplace?

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  1. Just Peachy

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    [video=youtube_share;9T4-N1jRuQA]http://youtu.be/9T4-N1jRuQA[/video]

    Episode 1

    A British comedy that only had six episodes. I wish they had run more but it makes me savor those few episodes. I guarantee you'll laugh. :)


    "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a British dark comedy show made for Channel 4 by Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade. Following on from Garth Marenghi's Netherhead, which won the 2001 Perrier Awards, the show revolves around fictional horror author Garth Marenghi (played by Holness) and his publisher Dean Learner (played by Ayoade).
    Darkplace is presented as a lost classic: a television series produced in the 1980s, though never broadcast at the time. The presentation features commentary from many of the "original" cast, where characters such as "Marenghi" and "Learner" reflect on making the show. Darkplace parodies numerous aspects of '80s low-budget television, including fashion, special effects, production gaffes, and music, as well as the widespread practice of including commentary tracks on DVD releases of old films and television shows.
    Darkplace was broadcast in a late-night timeslot, with very little advertising, and met with poor viewing figures.[SUP][1][/SUP] The show nonetheless built up a significant internet following, leading Channel 4 to swiftly repeat the series and produce a DVD release. It was also reported that Channel 4's Film Four had asked Holness and Ayoade to write a script for a movie version of their programme.[SUP][2][/SUP]
    The show was later broadcast in the United States on the Sci-Fi Channel and Adult Swim.[SUP][1]"[/SUP]
     
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    All episodes are on YouTube.
     
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    nope
     
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    Episode 2
     
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    tell us about this gareth marenghi person.
     
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    Not interested.:echick:
     
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    Episode 3
     
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    Episode 4
     
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    Episode 5
     
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    Episode 6, Final Episode
     
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    thanks Peachy :wigtip:

    bookmarked
     
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    I REALLY wanted to experience Jennie Garths darkplace.

    [video=youtube;0OvUwf3naeY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OvUwf3naeY[/video]
     
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    The title sounds like the name of a DVD sticking to Mario's nightstand.
     
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    This show became a cult classic after original production ceased. It focuses on the character, Garth Marenghi, who is a fictitious horror writer, and his publisher recounting the days of when the tv show based off his writing, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, aired. It spoofs 80's bad acting and bad horror tv shows. Kind of hard to understand unless you watch the first episode. I've watch them many times and always laugh.
     
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    No problem, Harlock. All six episodes are here so they are easy to find. :)
     
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    And you could of since she was a 30-year-old playing a high schooler.

    :c
     
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    :jj: The dvd sticking instead of just on the nightstand was a nice touch.
     
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    I tried for the quick edit. :toptip:
     
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