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Have you heard of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men before?

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« on: 31 Jan 2006, 05:11 »

My favourite ever show, Maid Marian and  Her Merry Men is coming out on dvd! And what's more exciting about it is that the very small fan group of which I'm a member of (there's 40 members on the forum, and there's about 6 regulars!) have been talking to Tony Robinson through David Lloyd about the DVD, and it was pretty much us being prolific and enthusiastic that got him to nag the bbc rather than just waiting for them to get it out for him! yay! :D

It's this gorgeous show, about the 'true story' of the Robin Hood legend. Full of anacronisms and jokes. I just love it.

http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/films/maid_marian.asp here's what the new dvd is going to look like!  yay!
Anyone else here a fan?
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« Reply #1 on: 31 Jan 2006, 12:34 »

I remember watching that a couple of times when I was a kid... Um, yeah. It was kinda funny if I recall...

... something about pancake day?

Shit, it's weird what your brain chooses to remember for you.

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« Reply #2 on: 31 Jan 2006, 12:49 »

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... something about pancake day?
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IT'S PANCAKE DAY, YES IT'S PANCAKE DAY, YES IT'S PUH-PUH-PUH-PUH-PUH-PUH-PUH-PANCAKE DAY!

Good memories. I have some videos lying about somewhere, if my mum hasn't sold them at a car boot sale or something.
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« Reply #3 on: 31 Jan 2006, 16:29 »

yes, it definitely did have to do with Pancake Day!
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« Reply #4 on: 01 Feb 2006, 05:02 »

i used to love that shit, back in the day. the sheriff was just the funniest charecter around, but i really don't remember the show very much. except for all those guys in the dungeon that used to sing... altho i may have just dreamed that. i also remember one guy sneezing a tadpole into a campfire, which at the time made me really sad. anyway, before i start rambling, this is really good news. i might buy a couple episodes when i get my shit togehter.
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« Reply #5 on: 01 Feb 2006, 18:16 »

the sheriff is Hilarious! :D He's so sarcastic, and he's one of the few characters who actually have brains (along with Marian, Rose, and sometimes Barrington, the rastafarian)

yes there were guys in the dungeon- they actually enjoy being prisoners. And they did join in a few of the songs! :D One of the best lines they have is "Life's a Masochistic Party!" (great line for a show that was often played as a kid's show! but it was more a show that was *suitable* for all ages. Tony Robinson put in things for every age group, and both boys and girls.)
actually that whole song was pretty weird- it was all about if you're depressed, don't worry because you'll soon be dead. But it's one of my favourite songs haha

It's apparently pretty reasonably priced, about 13 pounds. That's not quite as reasonably priced for the Aussies, but it's still not too bad.

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« Reply #6 on: 03 Feb 2006, 15:58 »

Yay! :)

I'm sure I've said this before somewhere but I actually live in Worksop, which Mr. Tony Robinson sir mentions pretty often in the programme! Woo! Yeah, that's this town's claim to....semi-fame (?)

hehe, now I can't get the theme tune out of my head!
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« Reply #7 on: 03 Feb 2006, 19:32 »

yeah, worksop is the village that they live right near! :D So they're always in Worksop. Which is a collection of muddy huts, population 22 1/2 :D

I was so surprised when I found out that Worksop is a real place!
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« Reply #8 on: 04 Feb 2006, 16:20 »

That reminds of a few years ago when we were sharing a lift with some Americans (obviously) in New York. They asked what part of England we were from and when we replied that we lived near Sherwood Forest, they also said they didn’t realise it was a real place! *shaking head* tut-tut


Anyway, you'll be pleased to know that Worksop no longer has mud huts, but I don't think the locals have progressed much in intellectual terms! There are way too many chavs, all covered in "bling".

(I am not a Worksopian. I just live here!)

Man, I am just so excited that someone on the other side of the world has heard of this place!


Oh, and the DVD thing too of course! :)
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« Reply #9 on: 05 Feb 2006, 14:59 »

yeah, i know that it has no mud and huts anymore hehe... but no offense, it just sounds like such a made up place name. Of course I knew Nottingham and Sherwood existed, i've known the Robin Hood legend practically all my life. But it just made sense to me that Tony Robinson would invent a random tiny muddy village for them to be hanging out in. But i should have known that with his sense of parody, it had to be a real place haha...
When I was in England on holiday for a family holiday, mum and dad tried to get me to places that they mentioned in MMMM
We didn't get to go to Sherwood, Nottingham or Worksop unfortunately (though we saw the edge of Sherwood.
We did make it to Scunthorpe (which is mentioned quite a lot in one episode, the Sheriff was trying to dig a tunnel from Worksop to Scunthorpe and the Worksopians were'nt too happy about it because they thought that they scunthorpians have two heads and would come over and "Eat our mud! Steal our women! Marry our chickens!!"

Also got to go to Grimsby (Ah! Grimsby! Pearl of the East Coast!)

Scarborough, where according to the show, Marian's mother lives.

and a few other places! We'd only drop into them on our way past though, but it was still pretty interesting!
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« Reply #10 on: 06 Feb 2006, 15:35 »

No offence taken :)

But wait.... *gasp*

What? What?! WHAT?!!

You come all this way and visit Scunthorpe* instead of Sherwood Forest?! *faints*
How could you? ;)

And surely you're being sarcastic about Grimsby? The East Coast is pretty bad anywhere below Scarborough!

Don't worry about skipping Worksop. You seriously haven't missed anything. It's a fairly grubby town :( (But bless dear Tony Robinson for his thorough research into the local area! "He da man!" :P)

Anyway, hopefully by the time you return (if you do), Sherwood Forest will have undergone an upgrade! Woo!


*ya know, the two heads thing rings a bell


Oh, and dya recognise the sig? ;)
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« Reply #11 on: 07 Feb 2006, 22:36 »

yeah, i was DYING to get to sherwood forest. But by the time we got anywhere near it, it was dark. :( We just happened to be sort of near Scunthorpe, so we drove through it.

Lol yeah, that 'ah! Grimsby! Pearl of the east coast!' thing is a quote from MMMM. Gary and Graeme go to Grimsby to pick up the Countess of Luxembourg and they're standing against this totally grey sky, on this totally stony beach, and that's what they say! :D The characters also go to Skegness, and Marian's going on about how it's got wild beauty haha (she went there when she was little, with her brownie pack! So, she had happy memories of sticking jellyfish down each other's knickers and burying brown owl (she must still be under here somewhere!) )

yes i recognise your signature... I didn't really like the disney animal version of it. Something about them all being different animals except for Marian and Robin disturbed me, even when I was little. But, i do recognise it!
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« Reply #12 on: 08 Feb 2006, 08:38 »

oh man, i'll pick this up next time i'm in town. jawsome!
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« Reply #13 on: 10 Feb 2006, 13:42 »

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yes i recognise your signature... I didn't really like the disney animal version of it. Something about them all being different animals except for Marian and Robin disturbed me, even when I was little. But, i do recognise it!


Woah.......I never thought about it like that.
Now I'll constantly think about that the next time I watch it!

Although Robin Hood isn't one of Disney's best, it's still a classic.
However the American accents spoil it a bit. It's most noticeable when the minstrel is singing in jail "Not in Notting-hyam"

Not sure whether anyone will agree with me on this but I think "Robin Hood Men In Tights" is the best Robin Hood film.
(Note that I said film! So that's not including TV programmes!)
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« Reply #14 on: 12 Feb 2006, 15:18 »

But wait! Did you consider… KEVIN COSTNER?!

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« Reply #15 on: 13 Feb 2006, 04:28 »

^ in MMMM he's known as Clem Kostner, and he's Robin's double. :)
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« Reply #16 on: 14 Feb 2006, 15:52 »

Oh yeah.

But Kevin Costner? Bah! You mean...  what about ALAN RICKMAN?!
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« Reply #17 on: 27 Jul 2006, 23:10 »

I know this is an old thread, but i've got more to add to it and it's practically the same subject!

The second series got released earlier this week! The third is going to be in October.
And what's REALLY cool is that David Lloyd mentioned us fans, by our url!! yay! Official pimping of our site, on a dvd commentary!!

Also, i have some clips to show you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BorejUOJ5-o
I recently was watching this outtake of it, and i think it's really funny and also really cute!  i just love this out take!
He's supposed to be saying "There you are! I've saved you from certain death at the hands of Robin Hood!"
then Gary is supposed to say "Thank you very much sire! Now can you save us from certain death at the hands of King John?"
Here are some other clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERMGYQBXwc "Pancake Day". This is the start of one of the earlier episodes... if you had no idea about the show, this would be ultra ultra weird. The opening credits came after the song, so it just burst into this song hehe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERMGYQBXwc here are the end titles, with a catchy song and animation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERMGYQBXwc here is how the first episode started! with The Mud Song.
as you can see, the poverty of the people is very much exaggerated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5C1ITKawD4 here is the Rabies in Love song. Rabies falls for the strongest woman in the village... h er name is Fergie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPPDw_LkJ9w here's a very badly done clip of part of an episode... "Badgerburger". Guy of Gisbourne, the King's Nephew, i s coming to stay, and the merry men have stolen all his clothes. Little Ron is impersonating Guy of Gisbourne and living it up. mmm badgerburger.
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« Reply #18 on: 31 Oct 2006, 08:37 »

mind if i bump this up again? Series 3 came out the other day!  :-D
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