Danny Dyer's Chocolate Homunculus plays final gig in Brockley

Hello Brockley! I've got an announcement: Danny Dyer's Chocolate Homunculus is dead, but Man Feelings are back. You are witnesses at the rebirth of Man Feelings.

- Super Hans, Peep Show

We've quoted them on this site so often, that it was natural that the writers of Peep Show should want to repay the compliment by name-checking Brockley on Friday night.

Either they thought that the place that had played host to the White Stripes, Kings of Leon and the Cosmic Sausages was a fittingly epic setting for the historic rebirth of Man Feelings or they regarded it as the kind of musical backwater that would be perfect for the Death of Danny Dyer's Chocolate Homunculus. It's impossible to know what's going on in their heads and if we ask them, they don't necessarily have to tell the truth.

19 comments:

Westsider said...

Nice sneaky reference to Peep Show again in the last line!

highhorse said...

I thought I'd misheard "Brockley" when I watched it on Friday night, so thanks for confirming I don't need my ears testing! Peep Show is brilliant, one of the funniest comedies ever. Love it, love it, love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it was meant in the "Hello Tunbridge Wells!" style we're all used to.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that The Amersham Arms where it was filmed?

Anonymous said...

They've mentioned Catford on there before too - I guess one of the producers must be from around here?!

Wickhamena said...

Thought it looked more like New Cross. Not many pubs like that in Brockley.

Brockley Nick said...

It's set - and was originally filmed - in Croydon.

Sue said...

The hubby of one of my colleagues is one of the writers for Peep Show. They live in Greenwich and were considering a move to Brockley at one point, so maybe he wrote it!

max said...

too cool for words.

Monkeyboy said...

took a meedja luvvie friend to Babur on Saturday, after a drink at Jam Circus. "Brockley is cool, I know several people who have moved here" So there we have it, the chattering classes have declared Brockley acceptable. We have about ten years of Brockley being great before it's described as "up itself and full of tossers"

Anonymous said...

I think that particular watershed was passed around the time of complaints regarding Speedicars' sign.

papped said...

Mark Frith (ex editor of Heat, current editor of Time Out) lives locally, as does Danny Baker...

Matt-Z said...

Danny Baker lives in Blackheath, whilst not a million miles away it's hardly Brockley, even by Nick's standards.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
drakefell debaser said...

Anon 5 December 2010 22:49, it is not natural to still harbour bad feelings over a taxi shop sign. It's been 2 years, maybe more.

Have you been to see a counsellor about it?

love detective said...

@ MB

"We have about ten years of Brockley being great before it's described as "up itself and full of tossers"

i've been saying that for at least 3 years

Monkeyboy said...

Oh I dunno, I expect you've never been happier than now. With the prolatariate waking from their slumber to seize the means of production and Top Shop

Corfu '06 fan said...

Saw this on 4OD last night - great episode. I thought the pub looked very much like the the back room of the Amersham Arms in New Cross.

Staying on the Peep Show/SE London theme, the actress who plays Dobby(Issy Suttie) did a few stand-up shows at The Albany in Deptford earlier this year - I managed to catch one of them and thought she was actually pretty good.

Brockley Nick said...

I'm sure you're right - it definitely looked like the Amersham. Which means that New Cross is officially Brockley now ;)

Please support BC by clicking here when you shop with Amazon

Brockley Central Label Cloud