Our Plaintive Wish

  • 6/28/2011 05:28:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
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Good news, everyone! Bob Mortimer is on Twitter now!

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And at times he makes for a rewarding follow, too. Not least some of the moments where he’s engaging in conversations with Mr Brian Butterfield, Peter Serafinowicz’s in-character Twitter account as the hapless businessman from The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and excellently, at least one episode of the forthcoming series of Shooting Stars.

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Sadly though, much of it seems to be very avoidable. Which isn’t a problem if you’re a person with a Twitter account who already happens to be a bit of a humourless clod in everyday life, but a pretty big shame if we’re talking about one of the iconic figures of the last 25 years of British comedy.

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Even the bits where Bob entertainingly fails to use Twitter correctly can’t really help save it when he goes and buggers up an entertaining comedic rally with something scene-shatteringly crass and unfunny.

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So, our plaintive wish is this: please can Twitter have the Bob Mortimer who co-created and co-wrote Big Night Out, The Weekenders and The Smell Of…, as opposed to the one who wrote Tittybangbang?

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Thanks.

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