Scarpering Monthly

I’ve been watching some ’90s comedy as part of my vow of idleness. During a particularly pungent episode of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, I sat bolt upright with alarm.

Vic and Bob describe a magazine called Scarpering Monthly and a competitor called Leg It News:

Scarpering Monthly is dedicated to those people who like to do a bunk, withdraw, or abandon any particular scene or incident.

[…] the part of Scarpering Monthly I particularly enjoyed is the inclusion of a pattern here, a suggested route plan, for if you’re escaping from someone perhaps firing a rifle at you.

Well, that’s essentially the gag at the core of New Escapologist, isn’t it?

I would have seen this sketch back in the day and it does faintly ring a bell, so I wonder if the idea became lodged in my brain like a splinter of the One True Cross after it exploded?

It’s possible. Their version was funnier though.

Not completely without comic merit is The Good Life for Wage Slaves. Two quid off this week with coupon code RAGEQUIT3.

About

Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at www.wringham.co.uk/about.

2 Responses to “Scarpering Monthly”

  1. CP says:

    Hello, I am desperate for your book! The only problem is the £2 off discount code is being rejected so I have not been able to get it all week. Could you please look into it and have it fixed? I really want to read the book!

  2. Yikes! I have found the error and refreshed it so it should work now. Sorry about that. I’ll post a general announcement about it too. I’ve also extended the offer until Dec 25th.

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