Generic Irishman (The Trip)
The Moment: Rob Brydon gets his impression on while Coogan broods, scowls and generally cringes at his pal’s behaviour.
Classic Coogan: “That just sounded like an Irishman, Rob. A generic Irishman.” Gold.
Madonna On A Horse (In The Loop)
The Moment: Coogan’s disgruntled oddball complains that his mother isn’t being fairly treated because she’s not “Lord Snooty” or “Madonna on a horse”.
Classic Coogan: Coogan steals every scene he in which he appears in In The Loop, starting with this one…
Cone But Not Forgotten (Im Alan Partridge)
The Moment: Partridge fails to see the joke when a colleague makes fun of an incident in which Alan had been caught attempting to steal a traffic cone.
Classic Coogan: The thinly veiled antipathy between Partridge and Dave Clifton is a regular pleasure in I’m Alan Partridge , as is Phil Cornwell’s DJ voice!
Animal Rights (Saxondale)
The Moment: Tommy Saxondale takes exception to the arrival of some animal rights protestors and reaches for his gun.
Classic Coogan: Saxondale might not have taken on the same cult status as Partridge, but it certainly has its moments. “Hucknall?”
Its Not A Bribe (The Other Guys)
The Moment: Coogan offers Ferrell and Wahlberg $10 million each to let him go, making it clear that of course, this is not a bribe…
Classic Coogan: A small moment perhaps, but we love the mumbled repetition of “not a bribe”!
Good Luck Nicholas (Hot Fuzz)
The Moment: Nicholas Angel is packed off the countryside by Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy.
Classic Coogan: A superbly supercilious performance, particularly when he smirks, “well you’re packed already!”
Macho Man (Tropic Thunder)
The Moment: Coogan’s character Damian gives the actors a dressing down as he prepares to put them through their war-game paces.
Classic Coogan: This moment deserves inclusion for Coogan’s derisive reference to Jack Black as “Fats” alone.
Dan! Dan! (Im Alan Partridge)
The Moment: Alan Partridge tries to hail Dan from a distance. Repeatedly.
Classic Coogan: Shouting the word “Dan” seventeen times shouldn’t be funny, but it is.
Hang Gliding (24 Hour Party People)
The Moment: Tony Wilson presents a hang-gliding report, in which he pronounces the sport “better than sex”.
Classic Coogan: The Icarus reference always tickles us. “You should probably read more…”
Dr. Bright (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
The Moment: Coogan plays Larry’s therapist and finds himself embroiled in a hair-brained scheme involving the staged mugging of another therapist.
Classic Coogan: Coogan has a great time riffing with Larry David, and does a very fine line in browbeaten…