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Smack the Pony 

Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Fiona Allen ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Doon Mackichan ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Sally Phillips ...  Various Characters 24 episodes, 1999-2017
Sarah Alexander ...  Various Characters 23 episodes, 1999-2003
Darren Boyd ...  Various Characters 21 episodes, 1999-2003
Cavan Clerkin ...  Various Characters 18 episodes, 1999-2003
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Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrasse le poney See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Alternative suggested names for 'Smack The Pony' were 'Dangerous Cows' and 'Planes Trains and Forks'. See more »

Goofs

The Bass Player living with a Flautist and a Ballerina says she lives with "Three Artists" when in fact she lives with two. See more »

Quotes

Various Characters: I've married a rock star!
Various Characters: Oh, well done!
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Alternate Versions

In Germany, this show has an entirely different title sequence. Furthermore, the theme tune has been replaced with "I Don't Want a Lover" by Texas. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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"Big Train" with Girls
25 May 2000 | by gmstamSee all my reviews

If you've ever marveled at Big Train's unique form of sketch comedy you'll love this, the main cast are all female, Doon from Knowing Me Knowing You and Day Today and the chambermaid Sophie from I'm Alan Partridge amongst others. Like early French and Saunders but very in your face and really funny. Since I'm Alan Partridge in 1997, the most innovative and funny Brit comedies have all been sketch-based like Big Train, Goodness Gracious me and now Smack the Pony


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