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Rock Profile is a British television show written by and starring comedy partnership Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Rock Profile first appeared on the UK Play channel in 1999 with a second series following in 2000. The show is conceived as a series of spoof interviews involving Jamie Theakston interviewing Lucas and Walliams playing famous musicians. The interviews are often bizarre and involve broad, unflattering caricatures or just down-right fictional characteristics. These interviews are often interspersed with videos by the featured musician, including strange captions and congratulations from other impersonated celebrities.
Examples of characters
- Ringo Starr (Walliams) believes himself to be Thomas the Tank Engine's representative on earth. He claims that Thomas has asked him to do both good and bad things.
- Bono (Walliams) is an irritating Englishman, who loves to phone Salman Rushdie and can't understand why his fellow U2 bandmates persist in speaking with an Irish accent. The Edge (Lucas) points out that it is because they were Irish.
- Elton John (Lucas) is a moody, temperamental primadonna.
- George Harrison (Lucas) speaks with a strong Indian accent and keeps a poppadum in his top pocket, yet cannot understand why people keep talking about his Indian influences. He also produces bizarre films plots, for example, one man's love for his sandal.
- Lee and H from Steps (Walliams and Lucas respectively) are portrayed as five-year-olds.
- Liam Gallagher (Walliams) is a put-upon house husband whose wife, Patsy Kensit (Lucas), constantly embarrasses him and ruins his 'hard-man' image by exposing him as a friend of Mary and Jeffrey Archer.
- Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is portrayed as a bully who bosses his brothers Maurice (Lucas) and Robin around. As the episode goes on, Barry begins to resemble the Cowardly Lion for The Wizard of Oz. He even grows a tail.
- Geri Halliwell (Lucas) is a patronising moron who stalks George Michael (played by both Lucas and Walliams on separate occasions).
- Paul McCartney (Lucas) is a scruffy Scouser who is sick to death of people asking about his solo-career. He announces "People keep asking me... what's the hidden message at the end of 'Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time'?... y'know, 30 years ago I was in a band called The Beatles... but no one ever wants to talk about that!". When Theakston, overjoyed at Paul's apparent willingness to talk about the Beatles, questions him on John Lennon, McCartney soberingly muses "Y'know the saddest thing? No-one ever mentions him.".
- Dave Stewart (Lucas) of The Eurythmics is portrayed as a mad scientist who claims to have created Annie Lennox (Walliams) -- a creature similar to that from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -- from parts of corpses.
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