A Conversation for The Cambridge Footlights

Bacon Sandwich

Post 1

Iacko

"Well that's a funny name for a ferret."
I'd only ever heard the term "footlights" in the eposide of "The Young Ones" where they, representing Scumbag University go up against "Footlights." Was this a reaction by the former against the latter or a bit of inside mocking that was completely lost upon me as a teenager from acrossthe pond?
Up Scumbag!


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Post 2

James Casey

Well the guy playing 'Bambi' in that episode (Griff Rhys Jones) and three of the Footlights people were actually in the club (not at the time - recent graduates). One of the participants, you may notice, is Emma Thompson...


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Post 3

Iacko

It had been years since i'd seen the episode. Anyway, i thought Grif Rhys Jones was an anthropoligist. My Archeo of Australasia professor, a South African Woman whose name escapes me always ranted on about someone with a similar name. something to do with earliest dates of Human settlement of the Mid-Northern sections of the mainland. anyway, that's not all that funny, but i thought that this Anthropoloist was also a member of this club.


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Post 4

James Casey

No idea what Griff Rhys Jones studied, but if it was Arch & Anth, that's no reason for excluding him from Footlights! smiley - smiley As a matter of fact, he was vice-president of the club in the mid-seventies and was in a revue directed by...wait for it...DNA.


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