Diamond Dog wrote:Or maybe I'm doing him a disservice - here's another couple :
All the proper bands from then, when we were kids, yeah? The Rubettes and Mud and Chicory Tip. Yeah. Not like the bands they have now, stupid, modern bands all made out of wire and electricity. The proper old bands. You'd buy the singles, wouldn't you? The old singles they used to have in the old days. The proper ones. Very nostalgic feelings towards Woolworths. The pick 'n' mix. Remember the pick 'n' mix in Woolworths? All the sweets individually wrapped. Proper, old-fashioned sweets, yeah? Not like the sweets they have now, all with knives in them and AIDS
(On Top Gear’s Richard Hammond.) I wish he had died in that crash and that he had been decapitated and that a jagged piece of metal debris from the car had blinded him.
Both amusing because they utterly send up the style of observational comedy that Lee detests. The first is the Peter Kaye "oh weren't it great back then' and then Top Gear for the "oh it's just a joke!" style of degrading humour that Clarkson et al specialise in.
As others have said, you've taken the context out of both pieces.