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"You HAD to push the button, didn't you?" the PFY snaps angrily at the Boss in the dark of the elevator. "I only just TOUCHED it!" the Boss snivels. "It's not like I actually PRESSED it!" "Now, now," I say. "No use crying over fried control panels. We need to take a look at how bad it is before we start getting upset. And …

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Happy

Hmmm, Security vs BOFH/PFY

I really *really* wouldn't want to be in the way on that one. Just somewhere with a damn good view.

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The BOFH back on form!

I wanted to be the first to say this, as no one's said it in a while!

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Lift me up Spotty

Spot-welded the access hatch to the lift eh? That's going to be the world's biggest set of spot-welding jaws by a massive margin. Or an interesting bolt-on to the PFY's pinch...

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Happy

Nice one...

Strong work.

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If the pinch atays in the story we need scematics

Detailed schematics required, enquiring minds wish to verify the veracity of this tale. Besides, there's a certain credit institution that I have to deal with who could do with a series of inexplicable hardware failures.

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Fantastic Imagery as usual

I must admit that whenever I read BOFH I always try to picture the scene as in a movie, with well known actors taking the roles. In this case...

BOSS - Kelsey Gammer

BOFH - Ricky Gervais

PFY - ?? - open to suggestions

Rescuer - Bruce Willis

Paris - as herself, somewhere.

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Nice to see a bit of Boss and BOFH mutual partnership going on here - Clearly a Pointy-head who knows enough to keep on the right side of the digital rogues by signing things without question, and not intervining in the face of impending doom.

here's hoping for a few more episodes with this boss, before the status-quo returnes.

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Epic. Truely Epic!

Its not often one laughs away to BOFH on a slow friday afternoon as the building lift gets stuck with three young ladies from sales in it. I had _nothing_ to do with it mind...

Oh if only i was in there.....

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Awesome

Absolutely bloody awesome, can we get more continuations like this in future.

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Re: BOFH - Ricky Gervais

What? Obviously, the BOFH is John Cusack.

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PFY Actor

The guy with the false eye from Pirates of the Caribean <check IMDB> Mackenzie Crook apparently.

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Pinch schematics?

Yes Please!

PS, the BOFH couldn't possibly be Ricky Gervais, as the BOFH is actually FUNNY, and does not appear to have his head up his own creative arse!

Standard issue 'Office' resistant one, with no 'Extras'

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Nicely setup

Great bofh, one of my favourites. Just imagining the look on the PFY's face as he heads off to security...

RIcky Gervais? Narggh. Not John Cusack either. Hmm, I need to ponder on this one.

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Re: BOFH - Ricky Gervais

Persoanally i always see them as the sociopathic trotter brothers ;-)

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BOFH Movie Roles

I could see Simon Pegg doing a half decent job.

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Re:BOFH - Ricky Gervais

John Cusack??? - way too young - Hugh Laurie would nail the part of the BOFH

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BOFH - the movie

>BOFH - Ricky Gervais

Dylan Moran, surely?

>PFY - ?? - open to suggestions

Mackenzie Crook, IMO.

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Re: BOFH - the movie

Mackenzie Crook would be ideal were he not in his late thirties.

Besides I'm sick of the sight of his giant eyebagged face on those posters.

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No, No, No

BOFH - Christpher Walken

Boss - Rowan Atkinson

PFY - Simon Pegg

Rescuer - Paris (because she knows all about going down a shaft)

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Why would anyone consider that talentless little tickturd Gervais

Suitable for any role, even a cheese and tomato one.

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Stephen Tordoff

PFY - Simon Pegg

BOFH - Hugh Laurie

Boss - Rowan Atkinson

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Re:Re:BOFH - Ricky Gervais By:AC 13:54 GMT

Good call

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BOFH - the movie

Why care about actors. The question is: who owns the film rights?

(and who came up with the word movie - any Americans among us?)

Mine's the one with the St. Andrew's cross.

EAfH

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So who gets played by Peter Lorre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8pqlpZGEaw

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Re: BOFH - the movie

Heath Ledger would have been a great PFY.

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@BOFH - the movie

> and who came up with the word movie - any Americans among us?

Texan here, close enough I hope...

My understanding was that the early movies were played in theaters that previously displayed slide shows, which were quite popular during the 19th century. Anyway, those venues had screens and power suitable for the projectors, and as the images moved...

CWR

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Re: BOFH - the movie

>>Heath Ledger

Good grief.

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Happy

Movie

Sylvester Stallone (because he's good at making things blow up?)

Wesley Snipes (because he's crazy, and, besides, equal rights and such)

Now y'all will have got me thinking about this all afternoon (instead of working!).

Dave

P.S. Mine's the one with the star on the back (since I have been an extra in some successful movies!)

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Alien

Life following Art. Who said the Movies aren't Real?

"here's hoping for a few more episodes with this boss, before the status-quo returnes." .... By David Austin Posted Friday 11th April 2008 13:14 GMT

Dave,

I think you'll find IT is replacing it ... with something Beta. After all, papering over the cracks, still leaves all the old hacks in place and who would accept that as Progress whenever it is they who are the Problem.

"If the pinch atays in the story we need scematics" ... By Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 11th April 2008 13:07 GMT .......is on the right track for Crashing Foxy Poxy Proxy Systems.

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BOFH Movie parts ...

BOFH => Alan Rickman surely (Sherriff of Nottingham, Die Hard mode)

PFY => Adrian Edmunson (Young Ones mode)

Boss =>Joanna Lumley (Patsy mode)

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A Film by any other name...

BOFH - Eugene Levy (everyone would think he was the nice guy >_< )

Boss - William Shatner (a natural for the latest boss incarnation - you cant kill the shat)

PFY - Pat McKenna (of Red Green fame would play the geeky youth down pat)

Rescuer - Pamela Anderson only because Paris couldn't carry a tune, forget about any rescue gear

Mines the one with the little Maple Leaf on the pocket flap.....

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A whole new art form emerging

This is brilliant! I can see it now - the next edition of BOFH will actually go BACK in time by a few days, to lay some groundwork for the welding of the hatch, and the developing relationship (!) with Security. Can't wait!

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@Stephen Tordoff

ok Hugh Laurie would work too. I had him confused with Hugh Grant........

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RE: Fantastic Imagery as usual

I think the perfect fit for the PFY would be Simon Pegg!

BTW great story as usual....

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Re: BOFH Ricky Gervais

If Ricky is BOFH then MacKenzie Crook just has to be PFY. Boss has to be Rowan Atkinson.

Remember this is set in the UK.

Those guys would fit just perfectly. I think our Mr Simon T should seriously think about maybe throwing this up for possible future tv use. It'd be "to die for".

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BOFH - The Movie?

BOFH - John Malkovich

PFY - Crispin Glover

The Boss - Tom Arnold

Paris - Ru Paul

Rescuer - Dennis Leary

Head of IT - Eddie Izzard

Head Beancounter - Frank Oz (doesn't he always play those kind of rolls?), Lewis Black or Simon Cowell

Ceo - Special cameo appearance Simon Travaglia

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Fantastic!

Another great one. Good to see follow up from one episode to the next.

Now that you've said Ricky Gervais I can't see anyone but him! The sarcasm, the sharp edge to the voice... Simon Pegg could do it and he is a better actor by far but I think Ricky would have the edge.

PFY? It depends on if this is a re imagining etc. There is a long history here to try to bring to the screen so the actor could depend upon if we're looking at the young lad who arrived all those years ago or the bloke in his late twenties (or older) that the PFY must be by now.

Boss, same as above. The current boss seems to know which side his bread is buttered on and has stayed out of jail, the looney bin or the morgue by simply not getting in the way and showing a constructive interest rather than the intrusive interest others have.

Anyhoo...

Fantastic! AGAIN!

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BOFH movie

How about Christopher Ecclestone for the BOFH role?

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Pinch schematic

I would definitely agree with Dylan Moran for the BOFH and Simon Pegg for the PFY.

And without putting to much time into seaching here is a pinch link

http://www.powerlabs.org/pssecc.htm

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You need the proper references for actors

"I need to go to Radio Shack and get some rosin core solder"

---Used Cars, 1980

It has a few BOFH moments.

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Casting BOFH

> PFY - ?? - open to suggestions

Shia LaBeouf

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Actors revisited

It just has to be:

BOFH - Alan Rickman

PFY - Charles Laughton (I know, but I can dream...)

Boss - Jim Broadbent

Rescuer - Jason Streatham

Head of Security - Jeremy Irons

Paris - herself

Guess that's why I don't work in casting... :-)

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BOFH fillum

I could definately see Stephen Fry (BOFH), Hugh Laurie (PFY) and Rowan Atkinson (Boss). Maybe Tim McInnerny as a bean counter.

Anyone else see where this is going?

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Well done Simon...

As for doing a movie, do a movies initially, but the TV series format is a better option for this kind of story line. Select your best and most historic episodes, pump them into a movie format, then go the TV serial. Your writing format suits the TV serial mode (like the old Doctor Who) but if you add the week to week connection between episodes ( like you have done with this latest contribution) you would have a recipe for a wickedly funny weekly serial.

Anyway, well done, I still have the image of the PFY heading for security central with the pinch in hand....

Cheers Mik.

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@Trevor

Spot Weld, as in spots (dabs of) weld, as opposed to a continuous bead. Can be made with your common-or-garden MIG welder...

Mine's the anorak and leather welding apron...

P.s. Rowan Atkinson as the boss...brilliant. Rupert Grinch for PFY? (with a wig, natch, the PFY has enough problems without being ginger!)

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Another great episode

Simon does keep outdoing himself on these.

After the week I've had I entertained visions of myself dragging in a roll of carpet and bag of lime to deal with the users and Management, (Management ppffttt, they couldn't manage a piss up in a brewery) I thought about using the Pinch but, considering the state of "pissed off" I'm in I'd just rip the internals out and fill it with brick so i could just swing at the head of the next manager grinning stupidly at me

Hugh Laurie would definitely have to be the BOFH he plays the BDFH so well, too well in fact.

Skull 'cause that's what I'm going to crack of the next person that hands me a job that was due last week and only just remembered to hand it over to me

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BOFH Movie

I believe in BOFH 2000: Episode 4, the BOFH said that he...

...was working on the screenplay for a Bastard movie called A Few Good Simms, to star Jack Nicholson as me, Demi Moore as the unrequited love interest and Tom Hanks as the Boss. (I would have used Tom Cruise, but that's just cliche)

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Being John...

Malkovich for the win. As any character. Cept Paris.

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"I could definately see Stephen Fry (BOFH), Hugh Laurie (PFY) and Rowan Atkinson (Boss). Maybe Tim McInnerny as a bean counter. Anyone else see where this is going?"

Yep - and I think it has to be

BOFH - Rowan Atkinson

PFY - Adrian Edmondson

Boss - Hugh Laurie

CEO - Stephen Fry

Company Bike - Paris

Head Beancounter - Tim McInnery

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BOFH Movie

BOFH = Chris O'Dowd

PFY = Richard Ayoade

BOSS = Chris Morris

Hmm, I'm getting a strange deja-vu feeling at the mo

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