However, Julia loved being “the girl in the show” because it allowed her to play so many different roles and to wear so many hilarious disguises. She would appear as housewives, old ladies, Essex girls, a Synchronised Swimmer, The Queen, Charlie Chaplin, a female Ovum, plague victims and various other male, female and vegetable roles, as well as playing a version of herself when presenting and introducing the show direct to camera.
Other notable sketches included:
"The Pandas" - a recurring sketch with two male giant pandas in a zoo, discussing life and bamboo shoots. The animals were portrayed with the stereotypical mannerisms, attitudes - and strong language - of contemporary young, working-class men;
Philip Pope’s songs (Phil was a founder member of The Heebeegeebees) usually sung by Julia and Phil. ‘Life isn’t fair’, ‘Down the Toilet’, ‘Why is Sex so Difficult’, ‘Being British’ and ‘Electric Leader of the Back’ to name but a few.
Tony Robinson appearing in a sketch possibly inspired by The Emperor's New Clothes, as a man being sold "going naked" by a pair of tailors. The sketch involved Tony actually appearing on stage totally naked... and then hanging around in later sketches, still naked, adrift and bewildered. This sketch was particularly popular as a build to the finale in the touring stage version which went round Great Britain in 1987 and 1988.
A parody of Channel 4's "red triangle". (These were programmes with content regarded as "more explicit" than that normally shown on British TV, and were often foreign-language films.) The parody showed clips from a supposed Eskimo pornographic film featuring Julia demonstrating "explicit nose rubbing"