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Vintage Comedy – SMACK THE PONY

Smack the Pony was a British all-female comedy sketch show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4.

The main performers on the show were new faces Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips who also wrote the series along with a large number of writers – the core of which went on to write Green Wing. Among the show’s regular themes were unsuccessful relationships, competition in the workplace and latent lesbianism, but sketches would also dip into the surreal. A short reunion of the show was shown on RED NOSE DAY on the BBC in 2017.

We were discussing ‘best sketch shows’ on TV in grintageland and this popped up more than once.  All sketches are very short so hold on to the end ,,,

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