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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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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 »

Company Credits

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a big fan of the show, and subsequently offered Sally Phillips a recurring guest part as the Finnish Prime Minister on Veep (2012). 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: [Nice Doctor] Oh, no, no! You can take loads! And don't forget it's a jolly nice thing what you are!
Various Characters: [In Denial] What?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Frost on Sketch Shows (2013) See more »

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brilliant!
13 January 2000 | by Cindy-39See all my reviews

Thank goodness for Bravo, which is airing Smack the Pony in the U.S., otherwise I would never have gotten to see this hilarious show. The actors of Smack the Pony's cast are somehow able to act each part with deadpan perfection, and the writing is always unpredictable and hilarious. One particularly nice feature that Smack the Pony has taken advantage of is that each sketch is short and to the point, UNLIKE other sketch comedy shows (one in particular with the initials S.N.L.) that just drag on and on, wallowing in their own stupidity. It's no comparison, really.. P.S. Americans might need to watch the show with closed captioning turned on occasionally.


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