David Mitchell's Soapbox S1
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This is the first season of the comedy show David Mitchell's Soapbox - a series that lets David Mitchell cut lose on all his petty (and in some cases rather large) annoyances and deliver rants in he very unique, witty and dry comedy style. Sit back, relax and laugh out loud.
The first episode of comedy show David Mitchell's Soapbox kicks off with his view on unwelcome house guests - no not the in-laws at Christmas, but the small furry kind that are often pictured eating cheese. Sit back, relax and enjoy this comedic rant about mice.
Episode 2 of this comedy show sees David Mitchell give his take on the act of giving flowers, starting with a tip of the hat to the Victorian age where the act of giving flowers actually had a specific meaning. But focussing on the act of giving flowers outside of a relationship and how this undeniable gesture of romantic intent comes so easy for some and yet so difficultly to other - specifically himself who actually only gave flower on one occasion and that was due to the fact that he had been sick on a woman's floor and couldn't afford to get it cleaned up. Enjoy.
David reveals an unexpected allegiance which will surprise you all.
This week on the SoapBox, David's gone and gotten himself all het up about elderly people.And with good reason. Old folk today are a strange lot: some of them fought in the war, some of them managed to wriggle their way out of it. All of them survived it, obviously, in order to beget us.But there's something not quite right about the way we think about old people, and as we look to the future what does it hold for them? If anything?
Which type of beer do you think David drinks? You may, or may not, be surprised.The topic of this week's SoapBox is the amber nectar and, as always, David is rather forthright with his opinions.How do you pick a good bitter? What does your drink of choice say about your personality? And when wine is better selected by price labels than by any sense of enjoyment, does it say anything about your personality at all - other than that you value your company at around about half of £12.95?
Move over Trinny and Susannah. You have some competition from the most unlikely of quarters.In this week's episode of SoapBox, David tackles the subject of what men should and shouldn't wear. When is the ripped-jean-spangly-shirt combo acceptable? Is black tie the answer to all of our sartorial problems? And do good-looking men dress better than the rest of us?
Britain is getting increasingly rude. And who's to blame? Or more precisely, what's to blame?Look no further than the black box that takes pride of place in sitting rooms around the land. Yes, it's the television's fault, constantly beaming pictures - as it does - of rude egotists being perfectly vile to decent people.In this week's episode David takes no prisoners as he names TVs worst offenders. But who will be on the sharp end of the web's sharpest tongue? Gordon Ramsay? Piers Morgan? Simon Cowell? Well, you'll just have to watch to find out.
Spelling is a bug-bear for many of us, and in this week's SoapBox, David has gotten himself into a lather about the breakdown of British society, as reflected in the generally decreasing standards of punctuation.
We live in a world where people seem genuinely afraid to voice their opinions.Why is this? What are we all afraid of? Being ostracised from polite society? Having fruit and vegetables being thrown at us?Instead, we'd rather gently pad around the issue at stake in order to reach general agreement.
David turns his attention to the awkward subject of money.The good news is that growth forecasts, tax cuts or fiscal policy are completely off the menu. Instead, David discusses how a bluntly inquisitive American put him in a rather difficult position.
David looks at the curious world of men's grooming.Almost every mainstream product on the market promises to turn blokes into macho love machines. And what's not to like about that? Well, we'll leave it to Master Mitchell to explain.
David looks at the Sticky Issue of Giving Compliments.On paper, the giving and receiving of kind words should be a straightforward process. You say a nice thing, the other person thanks you. But sadly it's never that straightforward.
David ponders the merits of necrophilia. (Otherwise known as thanatophilia and necrolagnia, apparently).Can it ever be acceptable to find love with corpses? Is it even possible? Are we all just being a bit prudish about romance between the living and the dead? Well, David thinks so.Warning: Not for the faint-hearted!
David shares his views about hauliers. Or, to be more specific, those people who drive those bloody big lorries that pollute the environment with their foul stench and noxious fumes.As ever, you can be sure that our man doesnt hold back and we can only hope that members of the Eddie Stobart fanclub (yes, there is one) have a sense of humour.
David ponders the relative merits of ancient languages. Should government bodies support the study of languages that are long forgotten? Should Cornish be resurrected at the taxpayers' expense? Should Gaelic be on the school syllabus in Scotland?
Given that it's so easy to cheat in quizzes since the invention of the internet, David finds new ways to make it hard for you. A quiz to end all quizzes! With exclamation marks!NB. Competition is now closed. You won't be charged for entering, but it will clog up our inbox, so please don't.