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Written by Richard Bush Are you local? Welcome to WatchMojo UK and today we’ll be counting down the top ten moments from the TV series The League of Gentlemen. For this list, we’ll be focussing on the weirdest, wackiest, most hilarious and unsettling moments from the dark TV show. And don’t worry, it’s okay to laugh. Special thanks to our user RichardFB for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 The League of Gentlemen Moments


Are you local? Welcome to WatchMojo UK and today we’ll be counting down the top ten moments from the TV series The League of Gentlemen.

For this list, we’ll be focussing on the weirdest, wackiest, most hilarious and unsettling moments from the dark TV show. And don’t worry, it’s okay to laugh.

#10: The Orange Juice Commercial
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Auditions can be a nervous affair, so much so you can fluff your lines up or, well, shout them at the top of your lungs. This sketch has timid Pamella auditioning for orange juice commercial director Jedd - and she is tasked with one easy line. Unfortunately, the delivery is a little, well… We watch as they simply reset and go for it again, and again, as if it’s just a slight mispronunciation. And Steve Pemberton’s gleeful delivery is cool.

#9: Burying Mike
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


It’s never easy with Geoff, Brian and Mike. They always end up arguing and nine times out of ten, Geoff pulls a gun. But this sketch is all about burying Mike, who is supposedly dead after being mistakenly hit hit over the head. Contemplating whether putting him in the ground is a good idea - and whether they should make him a cross - they talk about getting their story straight, blaming the whole incident on wolves. But then Mike wakes up… better go with the wolves story.

#8: Dean’s Home Video
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


We're not sure what’s worse, the homemade camcorder quality, Dean’s glamorous stage voice or the fact that he’s just not very good at magic. Royston Vasey’s resident geeky street magician Dean Tavalouris always has his videocamera ready to capture his great tricks - and it’s his programme at his house that gets our vote. In this rather lengthy magic trick explanation, Dean showcases his interesting persona and ends up frustrated when his shouting mother keeps distracting him. Given the stress of it all, he ultimately ends up having a fit.

#7: Herr Lipp Meets Matthew
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Pervy German teacher Herr Wolf Lipp is one of those characters we probably shouldn't laugh at, but due to Pemberton’s comical delivery, we can’t help it. When exchange student Matthew meets Lipp for the first time in church, we are bombarded with innuendos and, due to the language barrier, harmless slips of the tongue. If ever there was an award for double entendres, it would go to this guy.

#6: Go Johnny Go Go Go Go
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Ever felt left out from an inside joke or story when amongst friends? If so, you’ll relate to this clip. Sitting down for a game of cards, three guys squabble over which game to play, mainly because Gatiss’ Dr Simon hasn't heard of any of them, not even Slippery Jack or Forty Card Drag! Finally settling on the verbosely-named Go Johnny Go Go Go Go, we watch and listen as the rules are expertly explained. Did you write that down?

#5: The Special Stuff
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Although never explicitly stated, it’s widely believed that the “special stuff” demon butcher Hilary Briss sells is in fact human meat - a sought after delicacy in the town of Royston Vasey that causes nosebleeds. And this highly exclusive meat can’t be obtained by just anyone - as we see in this scene. The atmosphere turns from chirpy to sour when a young schoolboy asks if he can get in on the “special stuff” - and Briss turns on his scary mutton chop stare. Careful where you buy your meat from people.

#4: House Rules
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Everyone has house rules. But I doubt anyone’s are as extensive as The Dentons. With their nephew Benjamin visiting, they go through the house and give him the lay of the land, and tell him of all the strict rules that go with it. From the different colour-coded towels to their ‘ones and twos’ toilet paper, it’s more like something out of an OCD nightmare than a tour. Ben also gets a talk on, er, masturbating.

#3: Pauline Gets Replaced
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


In at number three is Pauline, everyone’s least favourite job seeker restart officer, who’s always equipped with gruelling putdowns and an abundance of pens. But after being fired for violent conduct, she is forced to take a seat in her own dole office and be belittled by Shearsmith’s Cathy Carter-Smith. Although she tries to argue her case for the traditional pen over computers, it doesn't go to plan.

#2: The New Road
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


Some people just want to keep themselves to themselves, and locals Edward and Tubbs are two of them. They’re a couple who will do anything, even kill people, to keep their shop and town pure of outsiders. When approached by non-local builders, they wince at the idea of a new road being built. As always, the atmosphere seems to die down, before it’s suggested that a new road may result in their shop being flooded with customers. We are left to presume the worst for the two helpless workmen.

#1: Hello Dave
“The League of Gentlemen” (1999-)


You think you’ve had a nuisance knocker - get a load of this guy. Breezing into town with his Pandemonium Carnival, Papa Lazarou is the creepy circus proprietor of your nightmares. Barging into a woman’s house and insisting on calling her Dave, his end game is to steal the woman and add her to his growing collection of wives. The creepy voice, his peg collection, his made-up language - it’s dark, sinister comedy gold.
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