Take the banal, the irrelevant and the downright silly, add a female perspective, pour in a hefty dose of comic timing, stir well, and what do you get? Smack the Pony. The team of Sally Phillips, Doon MacKichan and Fiona Allen play on women's neuroses (snogging, pubic hair and size of boobs, not necessarily in that order), their preoccupations (finding a man, finding a man and finding a man), their weaknesses (Marks & Spencer, fashion and men) and their competitiveness (more covert than that of the male of the species, and therefore far more deadly). The spoof dating agency clips take in the full range of stereotypes and unfailingly hit the spot.
Messy make up, dog-phobic, bikini line, sensible running shoes, hands-on bra shopping, office hydration, date ads, Baron von Trapp, pee tsunami, art of love, childless, glass less, mighty scimitar, smart snatch, date planner, date ads, bridal gown, 'Blown' Natalie Imbruglia music video skit,
Coffee date, hairy run, butt plugs, office just, placebo, date ads, prostitute, accent, bar queue, date ad, bridal breakdown, lesbian date ad, cake, 'The Boiler Doesn't Work' Oasis music skit, hospital corridor.
Featuring an overly competitive mother/daughter race; a vet without a clue; an abusive masseuse; and an office visit from a coworker with an ugly baby and a very sweaty Latin dance song - Mucho Latino (Mi Pico Chorizo).
Featuring an awkward marriage certificate signature; a smelly lab technician; a woman who farts during a carjacking, two women who can't find a pen and the 'Dikwando Girls' singing 'Taekwondo Girl'.
Ring, marketplace, image lab detective, baby sitter boyfriend, date ads, concentration face, set your pants on fire, army, flash dance, magic boots, loud club, goody morning, date ads, 'Bathroom Man' Pretender music video skit, headbutt.
Scenes: Lift angel, attractiveness presentation, pregnancy glow, interview biscuit, huge great pub, skirt jumper, plants, wine fail, date gymnastics, pony opera, individual popcorn, yonks, non drinkers, date ads, date obsessive, "I can't find my friend' New Order music skit, backcomb battle.
Featuring an illiterate postal carrier; a filthy meditation teacher; an awkward pair of lovers, a stressed woman in search of her relaxation stone and a Shania Twain style country and western song called 'I'm Really Interesting".