Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Posh Nosh

Interrogate, Obsess, Embarass, Excite, Thrill, Humiliate. These are not terms from a spy novel, or some trashy sitcom starring Sarah Jessica Parker. They are cooking terms from the BBC's satirical gem, Posh Nosh. Watch Simon (Richard E. Grant) and Minty Marchmont (Arabella Weir, who also wrote the episodes) thrill mussels, strip search broccoli, and pick out "happy home-schooled chicken" from, as they insult each other and talk down to the audience in a way that only the English can.

David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes cameo appearances as Simon's "tennis instructor" in episodes two and six.

You may have seen these delightfully absurd and pretentious ten minute shorts following a PBS show that has run short of an hour, stuck in where the commercials should be. Or you can watch them now at Here are two favorite episodes, "Beautiful Food" (#3):

And, "Leftovers" (#6):

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