Lembit Opik, the TV opening credits parody


Citizen Lem from Mancha Productions on Vimeo.

(It may, or may not, help explain this film by pointing out that it is a parody / homage to the Citizen Smith TV credits.)

In its favour can be said that it features less ear action than this Lembit Opik film from the 1990s:

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  • David Wright 5th Mar '11 - 12:12pm

    The 1990’s recruitment video, amateurish as it is by current standards, dates from when Lembit was a valuable member of the Liberal Democrat team.

    Sadly, the current video accurately shows him as someone who thinks he’s the leader of a movement, but actually has no followers. (Apart from a long-suffering girlfriend and a flat-mate, if I remember the original series correctly. Not sure that part applies.)

    BTW what happened to the Recruitment video’s colour balance in conversion from video tape? I may have one of the original VHS tapes somewhere if anyone wants to have another go at converting it.

  • There are great parallels between Lembit and Gavin Henson.

    Both have had their moments
    Both exceptionally talented,
    Both with a fatal flaw of loving the celebrity limelight too much,
    Both got to s**g iconic welsh women,
    Neither lived up to their talents,
    Both thought a move to London would revitalise their career.

    (mind you Gavin has actually delivered at least once when the pressure was on
    any excuse to post this :-))

  • Old Codger Chris 7th Mar '11 - 1:28am

    Having listened to Paddy’s remarks at the very end of the recruitment video, will the person who recruited Nick Clegg step forward and confess?

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