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Naughty Tom

Just discovered these outtakes from some corporate shite Tom Baker was, for some reason, employed to do back in the mists of time.

Just discovered these outtakes from some corporate shite Tom Baker was, for some reason, employed to do back in the mists of time – for Symphony Group as far as I can tell.

It’s Tom in full Horror of Fang Rock mode, deriding scripts, lexis and punctuation that he finds lacking – despite the fact that he clearly contradicts himself on some points.

Things take a macabre turn towards the end, but I’ll leave you to discover how.

All told it’s genuine laugh-out-loud stuff, Tom’s sarcasm and vulgarity coming through beautifully. It’s no wonder he found himself unemployable for a couple of decades, and it shouldn’t leave any doubt that Tom can be a funny bugger – or a rude and fearful man if you’re a producer.

I expect every one of his Who companions from Lis Sladen onwards would not be surprised.

A few choice quotes

You want me to sound like a fucking disc jockey!

Symphony …even for monkey shaggers!

I adore distilled whippet shit

I can go on, this is so emotional I’m getting a stalk on here

…people who haven’t been to sleep since 1946 will be in a fucking coma… in fact they[‘ll be in an irreversible coma… apart from that I find them quite fascinating

How did the world ever exist before fucking Symphony came into it?

That’ll be number one in the fucking Singapore hit parade!

Symphony – it brings tears to my eyes just to say it