The Front


SIMON DAY, aka The Fast Show’s Competitive Dad and

Tommy Cockles, reveals his favourite catchphrases.

1 ‘Ooh, you are awful. But I like you.’ Dick Emery's a classic.

2 ‘Let’s rock’ Smashie and Nicey.

3 ‘Marvellous times’ That's one of my own. there. from Tommy Cockles.

4 ‘Jus’ like that’ Tommy Cooper. A legend.

5 ‘I was very, very drunk . . .’ They say that a catchphrase works when it's simple. Well. maybe.

DAVID LEDDY, playwright, director, actor and producer of Glasgay, remembers his five most memorable gay performances.

1 Neil Bartlett Seven Sacraments of Nicholas Poussin It was a really simple. poignant piece that was performed in a hospital lecture theatre and it made me greet like a baby.

2 Annie Sprinkle Post Pom Modernist It was at the CCA seven years ago. I had my photo taken with Annie's boobs on my head and I’m thrilled to have her back at Glasgay this year with a new show.

3 Ron Vawter Roy Colin/Jack Smith It's such a terrible pity - this is one of the last shows that the Wooster Group's Ron Vawter did before he died.

4 Peggy Shaw You 're Just Like my Father Peggy is an incredibly charismatic performer so we're really excited that she’s back at this year's Glasgay with her company, Split Britches.

5 DV8 Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men I saw this a really long time ago. It’s very disturbing and has stayed with me for all these years.


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Ozzy Osbourne is king of the TV dads, but where did he come from? We trace the roots of the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness through his small screen ilk.

Fred Flintstone

The Original Father

The big conk. the questionable fashions. the short temper . . but he loves his missus and the kids too isoi‘t of). It's all his fault y-"know.

Charles lngalls

The Jesus Christ of Fathers

The bai‘i‘elchested God- bothei'ei‘ could fix a broken leg as giiick as a busted wagon wheel. So whole- some he never took a shit.

Martin Crane

The Sane Father

How the hell did down to- eaitli Marty spawn such pi'eening. pretentious intellectuals as l7i‘aisei‘ and Niles?


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Jeff Tracy The Father Who Pulls the Strings

His acting may have been wooden, but he was proud to have kids who'd carry on

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world can actually be described as a trade.

Gomez Addams

The Creepy, Kooky Father

As kind hearted as Tracy or lngalls. Just a bit stranger. His kids had pigtails too they iiist liked severed hands instead of puppies.

Prof John Robinson The Lost in Space Father

A terrible pilot with a heart of

gold, he shot Fred Flintstones fatherly ineptitude into the cosmos but in space no-one can hear you say ‘doh!’


The Anti-PC Father Leering. sneering a'izl beering. he put the 'Al' into '(lysfunctional'. His long suffering family from ititri'iezi

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Mike Brady

The ‘Perfect’ Father

Mike never learned from Robbo's mistakes. instead following the unhelpful route of dishing out hypothetical after-the—fact nuggets for parental guidance.

Dr Huxt‘able

The PC Father

A sickh reactionary on The Cosby Shoat”. his household was filled ‘.‘.’lttt girls ‘.'.'liil()lli drug habits oi teen preg- nancies. SUrUl‘, some fluke of genetic exi)eiiiiimitation’?

Homer Simpson

The Slob Father

Martin Without the compassion. patience or common sense. Made being o\./ei‘\'./eight and bald a fashion statement.

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Tony Soprano

The Godfather

The god lbut not goodi father of two families. one domestic. one wiseguy Neurotic. balding. unhealthy. violent ~ he's got it all!

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Ozzy Osbourne

The Rock-God Father

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