10 Things You Never Noticed In The Cornetto Trilogy
10. Tony Fisher's White Board (Hot Fuzz)
The Wright-Pegg collaborations are chocka with extremely intelligent, well-crafted jokes. They're also pretty heavy on the silly, ridiculous visual humour too, as the trilogy-wide recurring gag of people trying to vault over garden fences to varying degrees of success will attest. Each film also has some fun little gags that are hidden in the background, with Shaun Of The Dead being a particularly good example with its hordes of teenagers chewing gum as a sort of vaguely menacing fashion, and the TVs in the background showing zombie versions of Trisha and the like. Perhaps the best blink-and-you'll-miss-it visual gag in the entire Cornetto Trilogy, though, happens near the beginning of Hot Fuzz. After getting send down to Sandford, Nicholas Angel gets introduced to the local police force: there's Paddy Considine and Rafe Spall as the antagonistic Andys, Nick Frost as bumbling Danny Butterman, Olivia Colman as the double-entendre obsessed Doris Thatcher, and then there's Kevin Eldon's Tony Fisher: first glimpsed with his head in front of a mind map on a white board, with a bunch of unflattering descriptors that totally apply to him.