Spaced- Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Before Hot Fuzz and Shaun of The Dead

Henry James By Henry James, 4th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The British comic duo appeared in a brilliantly funny film parody series called “Spaced” in the 1990’s.


Written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, Spaced was a bit different to your average sitcom. A bunch of Twentysomethings interacting with each other in an appartment block. At first glance, you could be forgiven for saying this is nothing more than a poor standard limey Friends remake. But then take a look at the content, it’s a bit more sophisticated than that.

The characters don’t live the ‘beautiful people’ lives of New York. They live squalid lives in a North London in a flat which is close to a squat. Their friends are neither rich nor famous. They smoke and drink and generally live a real life. We’re alot more like these characters than the shiny happy people of American T.V.

It also keeps the interest because of the frequent film parodies and pastiches. The writers and actors loved film and made countless homages in the two seasons. From Scooby doo to French Cinema, to the Matrix but it’s done with a great sense of humour.

This is where the British Duo of Frost and Pegg first came to force. Later the pair along with director Edgar Wright and some of what could be called the ‘British Comedy Mafia’ would make Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

Pegg and Frost will soon be appearing in the third installement of the ‘Blood and Icecream Trilogy’ and if you want to see some of their earlier stuff, look up Spaced.


90S, Comedy, Film Parody, Hilarious, Hot Fuzz, Jessica Stevenson, Nick Frost, Shaun Of The Dead, Simon Pegg, Spaced

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