Fist Of Fun
FIST OF FUN SERIES ONE, SHOW SIX - BROADCAST 16th May 1995 - BUY DVD
After pop teenagers Ant & Dec burst from Rich & Stew's crates & are chased off set by BBC workmen, Lee & Herring reclaim their show for the last episode in the series.
This means, as Rich takes delight in telling us, that they've been allowed to bring in games. Rich has brought in a "The Sweeney" game and the playing cards that his french exchange partner got him. Stew, on the other hand, has brought in five dolls that represent all the people that have lied to him or about him in the entertainment industry throughout the last five years. And some skewers.
Rich is happily sporting a new badge this week, which reads, "I'm proud to come from God's own county of Somerset". It had been sent in by viewer Simon Rudd in protest against Stew's constant ridicule of the county. However, this only serves to provoke yet more scorn from Stew, as he points out that the pen used to create that badge, must have been the same quill pen that the people of Somerset use to tickle the demons out of the mad folk.
The next sketch up is pillaged from Rich & Stew's work on Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World and features the warring factions of Cubs & Scouts. The goodness of the polite young cubs is countered by the sheer vileness of the Scouts, the chopper riding, fag smoking, woodpecker cider drinking, bumfluff covered scourge of the Cubs. Thus keeping balance in the cosmos.
Returning to the Studio, Rich mentions how being on the telly has been great at helping him get back in touch with long-lost friends, and after a brief mention of Mike "Devon" Cosgrave (actually a former "Seven Raymond"), Rich & Stew welcome to the Studio "The Girl Who Smelt Of Spam" from his school.
Referring to her throughout the interview as "The Girl Who Smelt Of Spam", it soon becomes apparent that the only reason Rich has got her on the show is to torment her in exactly the same way he did twenty years previously. His childish taunts reduce "The Girl Who Smelt Of Spam" to tears as she tells of her attempts to find happiness in a string of meaningless sexual encounters. Stew consoles her and takes her off set before reprimanding Rich for his treatment of her.
Simon Quinlank's back again - this time smashing eggs for a hobby. Not just common eggs, you could even smash a gold faberge egg if you want, or frozen human eggs. Simon Quinlank clearly does not like eggs. As the hobby obsessed loon finishes his segment, Rich is seen removing the pictures of Julia Sawalha from his shrine. He realises he has no chance with her & has decided to move on. Stew is proud that Rich has finally grown up.
They hand over to Peter who provides recipes for Smash Jacket Potatoes, and simple dips - involving a tub of flora and something to dip in it.
These recipes are for Pete's "solo party" that he's having in his corner of the Studio. Also for this party, he's created a balloon out of an old coat hanger and a toilet ball cock. and he's attached wine gums to some string & shone a torch over them in an effort to create fairy lights.
Pete's also going to be meeting a lady at his party. This lady is his own hand with a face drawn on it, and a piece of bacon for her tongue. Accidentally, he eats her tongue. Peter is a twat.
The series' final visit to the Gall-ery features the Andrex puppy in a microwave, a leaflet for "Brian Conley's favourite pizza shop". Twenty-two identical signed pictures of BBC Radio Cambridge DJ Christopher South - the results of a plea on the radio for listeners to help them get the largest collection of Signed Christopher South photographs in existence. A molecule chart with the elements that begin with "C" replaced with the heads of celebrities who's names also begin with "C". There's also some athlete's foot powder mixed with talcum powder. It stinks.
Back to Rich's shrine now, where he's replacing Julia Sawalha's pictures with Princess Diana's. He's constructing another shrine - this time to Lady Di out of the royal family.
As the series draws to a close, Rich begins to wonder what the two of them will do next, but Stew spurns him, telling him that he never wants to work with him ever again. Rich is hurt, but is calmed by the suggestion that maybe he could present television programmes for chimps. Or maybe regional broadcasting in Somerset
Rich rounds things off by explaining that over the last six weeks they've been trying to find ways of filling up time. In order to prove Einstein's theory of relativity (that time goes really slowly when you spend it with your relatives, and don't the minutes just fly by when you're having fun.) Rich goes to the annual Herring family gathering, while Stew heads off to try & have the best time humanly possible, starting off at a funfair & moving on to a fetish dungeon, while drinking vast amounts & taking drugs.
This sketch is also culled from Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, and through it they determine that Einstein's theory is completely correct.
They are interrupted by Ant & Dec running through the Studio to get away from the BBC workmen. Rich guides them into his shrine & locks them in, laughing like a madman before he & Stew climb back into their crates for storage until the next series.
The smashing of the set by BBC workmen close things off & Peter is sent off to fend for himself. He seems to do quite well in fact, and finds himself in the back of a car with two beautiful women.