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I'm Alan Partridge

Kevin writes: I don't know whether this has been posted before or not but it did make me laugh. I'm Alan Partridge is a U.K. TV programme, a spoof about the hopeless, eponymous Radio/T.V. presenter.
Episode 1: A Room With An Alan
[Radio Norwich. Alan sits behind the mixing desks in the radio studio, wearing a Pringle sweater.]
Alan Partridge: That was Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell, a song in which Joni complains they paved paradise to put up a parking lot, a measure which actually would have alleviated traffic congestion on the outskirts of paradise, something which Joni singularly fails to point out, perhaps because it doesn't quite fit in with her blinkered view of the world. Nevertheless, nice song. It's 4:35 AM, you're listening to Up With The Partridge.

(Contributed by Brian Doheny)


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