I’m 25-year-old Alan Partridge – is it time we finally let Steve Coogan’s alter ego die?

Back in the early 2000s, it looked like Steve Coogan could kill Alan Partridge. He spent a decade playing the popular Norwich announcer in television and radio projects such as On the Hour, The Day Today and Knowing Me Know You, culminating in a second series of sitcoms. by BBC I’m Alan Partridge. The series earned him two Baftas, but Coogan later admitted that at one point he saw the character as a “gull” wrapped around his neck. But 20 years later — after countless TV series, one feature film, one book deal, one podcast, and two live shows — the idea of ​​Partridge simply vanished in the early Noughties. inconceivable. The character has become Coogan’s lifelong work. Far from being an albatross, he becomes an integral part of Coogan’s identity – much like Rod Hull and Emu, if Emu were surgically grafted onto Rod Hull’s face.

And for many Partridge fans, I’m Alan Partridge still represents the top of the character, even after all these years. (First episode of I’m Alan Partridge aired on the BBC 25 years ago today.) Many of Partridge’s lines are derived from lines derived from the 12 episodes of this series. Not available I’m Alan Partridge there will be no “Dan!”. There is no “Monkey Tennis”. There is no “Best of the Beatles”. But – can I shock you? – maybe Coogan really should have dropped his alter ego in 2002.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/im-alan-partridge-is-25-years-old-isnt-it-about-time-we-finally-let-steve-coogans-alter-ego-die-42116501.html I’m 25-year-old Alan Partridge – is it time we finally let Steve Coogan’s alter ego die?

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