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Archie2K

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« Reply #80 on: 11-30-2002 14:54 »

He's been the best stand-in host so far.

"Soon they will be shipping in grapes from Africa. According to this we are advised to look *looks down* look out for the occasional hippo. That joke was weak."  laff
I don't think he would make a good host permanantly though... Still hilarious. Maybe I'll record the repeat and taunt you all, like I taunt you with my episode on tape from May. That episode  tongue
Impossible

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« Reply #81 on: 11-30-2002 16:43 »

I saw a HIGNFY DVD for sale today - I think it had highlights from every show! Looks dam good.

Archie - you mean this episode?:

dadbot

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« Reply #82 on: 11-30-2002 20:11 »

HIGNFY needs to stop looking for hosts ... Boris Johnson should get the job.  Not getting the gags, the inane rambling, not realising Paul Merton had got an answer right ... and the coconuts!
Had to be seen to be believed - brilliant. The DVD that's coming out looks really good too, as it's got a commentary by Hislop & Merton (no Angus though ... funny that!)
Impossible

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« Reply #83 on: 12-01-2002 07:05 »

This friday Janet Street-Porter is presenting it....
aslate

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« Reply #84 on: 12-01-2002 08:00 »

No, Boris would be a shit host! He's one of those people that'll be funny for a week, and then it'll just get annoying.
However Fridays showing was one of the best, i wouldn't find it funny after a few weeks.
Mitsui

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« Reply #85 on: 12-01-2002 09:42 »

Boris was so cool!

I was expecting him to be good, when he was a guest last year it was hilarious, he seems constantly confused.

He is funny because he is "out of it" but he also made some pretty sharp jokes in my opinion. OK, the novelty would probably wear off, but he's the best temporary host so far.

I dunno if this guy would be good as a host, but he was very funny. I've forgotten his name, he was that comedian with long hair who was on the show the week of Angus's last show and the week after.

Also, Bill Bailey might be decent, although it's likely not to happen as he's on Buzzcocks.
Kryten

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« Reply #86 on: 12-01-2002 11:07 »

Does any of this stuff have ANY hope of making it to America?
Impossible

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« Reply #87 on: 12-01-2002 11:51 »

I was reading in the paper today that the producers of HIGNFY still haven't found a host for the next series and so will have a different host every week like now. I think Ricky Gervais would make a good host.
Mitsui

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« Reply #88 on: 12-01-2002 14:12 »

Have I got News for You almost definately won't Kryten, in case you hadnt picked it up it's a satirical news quiz/discussion which often has stories from England. I dont think it would work in America.
aslate

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« Reply #89 on: 12-01-2002 15:15 »

If the Americans make their own version, i doubt it would be as funny.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #90 on: 12-01-2002 15:53 »

It would be censored until it 's not funny anymore.
MelBee

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« Reply #91 on: 12-01-2002 16:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
I think Ricky Gervais would make a good host.

I totally agree. Ricky Gervais is hilarious   laff
FishyJoe

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« Reply #92 on: 12-01-2002 23:41 »

I haven't been following the thread too closely...what do you all think of Trigger Happy TV? They are showing it on Comedy Central. I thought the commercials looked lame, but I caught an episode a few weeks ago and it was funny. And best of all, the sketches were really really short. So even when a gag falls flat, it's not long before they move onto something else. Today's american comedies could learn from this show.
MelBee

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« Reply #93 on: 12-02-2002 08:20 »

I love Trigger Happy TV. For some reason I just can't get enough of watching two men in bunny suits fighting!
Juliet

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« Reply #94 on: 12-02-2002 16:31 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2002 16:31 »

I just seen Dead Ringers for the first time on BBC 2. I thought it was funny

The other comedy I like is Gimme Gimme Gimme.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #95 on: 12-02-2002 17:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I just seen Dead Ringers for the first time on BBC 2. I thought it was funny

Me too!

Speli

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« Reply #96 on: 12-02-2002 17:09 »

I was watching the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy on DVD today  big grin
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #97 on: 12-02-2002 19:56 »

Damn, you!!
Is it good? I've only seen screencaps and it looks really cheap like Dr. Who. *shudders*
I'd like to see it before the movie which WILL be coming out.

Which of the books does it cover?

"Live forever or die trying."
Speli

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« Reply #98 on: 12-02-2002 20:59 »

The first and a bit of the second. It is like Dr. Who, but that doesn't stop it from being funny nor good.
Impossible

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« Reply #99 on: 12-03-2002 14:30 »

I watched Dead Ringers last night. Was funny. But it doesn't have the same dressing up skills like on Alistair McGowan.
Sarge

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« Reply #100 on: 12-03-2002 16:30 »

Feck!
Melllvar

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« Reply #101 on: 12-08-2002 17:52 »

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights

The scene with Clinton Baptiste (Best. Psychic. Ever.)

"I'm getting the word........nonce."
 
*whack*

 laff
dadbot

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« Reply #102 on: 12-08-2002 17:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
I watched Dead Ringers last night. Was funny. But it doesn't have the same dressing up skills like on Alistair McGowan.

It's probably because it was a radio show beforehand - Tom Baker is brilliant though and it's good to see an impressionist show with decent topical stuff.
aslate

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« Reply #103 on: 12-08-2002 18:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I just seen Dead Ringers for the first time on BBC 2. I thought it was funny
Great show
 
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The other comedy I like is Gimme Gimme Gimme.
Shit show

Zed 85

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« Reply #104 on: 12-09-2002 13:41 »

Yay, I think Dead Ringers is on again tonight. Great show.

Still keep watching last week's...

Rolf Harris
-G'day! And welcome to another series of "Rolf On Art". You know, a lot of nonsense is talked about Art, and I thought I'd give it a go myself!!!-

Arnie Schwarzeneger is caught in between a battle for the role of super villian between Alan Rickman and Ian McKellan. Ian and Alan kill eachother leaving just Arnie
"Oh no, I need a token British bad guy to save the world from!!!"
Then sees a note on the wall
'In case of token British bad guys killing each other, smash glass...'
"Hello, I'm Brian Blessed!!!!HOHOHOHO!!!!"

 laff
Impossible

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« Reply #105 on: 12-09-2002 14:15 »

Another show I like is 2DTV  smile
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #106 on: 12-09-2002 16:54 »

Dead Ringers

Dead funny. I could probably quote the whole show!
(although the bit with Saddam and Werther's Original didn't really stand out...)
aslate

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« Reply #107 on: 12-09-2002 18:05 »

That was funny, but odd idea.
TLC: A good-ish show, it's the only comedy on at it's time but it's a bit weak.
aslate

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« Reply #108 on: 12-09-2002 18:33 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Dead Ringers

Dead funny. I could probably quote the whole show!
(although the bit with Saddam and Werther's Original didn't really stand out...)

Saddam should go here then...

Impossible

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« Reply #109 on: 12-10-2002 14:02 »

I loved Ozzy Osbourne's swearing school!
aslate

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« Reply #110 on: 12-10-2002 14:09 »

Ossy: I am fucked
You are fucked
He, She, It are fucked
We are fucked
They are fucking fucked...
Now, did you do your homework?
Charlotte: No, i didn't do my homework
Ossy: Wrong! It's i didn't fucking do my pissing homework
Charlotte: Oh what's the fucking point?
Ossy: My god, she's got it!

Not 100% to the word, but close enough!
BChris

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« Reply #111 on: 12-10-2002 15:39 »

The new series of Alan Partridge is great, the first few episodes sucked, but it's gotten a lot better.

The fake Bono on it last night was hilarious, he sounded like Daniel O'Donnell (Really rubbish Irish singer who's the real life version of Aoin McLove from Father Ted)
MelBee

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« Reply #112 on: 12-10-2002 15:49 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Ossy: I am fucked

It's Ozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy
  wink
Guy

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« Reply #113 on: 12-10-2002 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
I love Trigger Happy TV. For some reason I just can't get enough of watching two men in bunny suits fighting!

Uh, right. Fighting.


But I loveed Trigger Happy Tv. Shame they only made 2 series. But judging on the Christmas eps, it probably would have turned crap. Dom Jolly writes for the Independent now.
Archie2K

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« Reply #114 on: 12-10-2002 16:27 »

Trigger Happy series 1 was great, series 2 was still good but starting to lose its edge. The Xmas specials last year were to be honest, crap. I am actually glad he decided to round of the show before it got flat (The Simpsons, are you listening??), and he explained his reasons for doing so.

Dead Ringers was hilarious. The Tony Blair planning to ban Bargain Hunt, then David Dickenson talking about how tanning salons would go out of business... hilarious stuff!

Talking of Trigger Happy TV mind you, apparantly for every minute of footage, about 2 hours worth was taken. After the trick they had to get the person to sign a form to say they didn't mind being on TV. Some didn't sign, including a man who was cheating on his girlfriend with another woman at the time  laff
Dom Joly still has the tape of outtakes never to be seen on TV. Oh how I want that tape  big grin
Guy

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« Reply #115 on: 12-10-2002 16:32 »

 
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Originally posted by dadbot:
HIGNFY needs to stop looking for hosts ... Boris Johnson should get the job.  Not getting the gags, the inane rambling, not realising Paul Merton had got an answer right ... and the coconuts!
Had to be seen to be believed - brilliant. The DVD that's coming out looks really good too, as it's got a commentary by Hislop & Merton (no Angus though ... funny that!)

Knock. Knock
Who's there?
Angus.
Angus who?
That's Showbuisness!

MelBee

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« Reply #116 on: 12-10-2002 16:54 »
« Last Edit on: 12-10-2002 16:54 »

   
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Originally posted by Guy:
 Uh, right. Fighting.



Not all the time, doofus. I liked the one where they went into a cafe and beat the crap out of each other.

Or, it might possibly have been squirrels. Or dogs. Ahhh, who cares.
aslate

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« Reply #117 on: 12-10-2002 19:07 »

I just saw a program on extreme ironing and extreme vaccuuming! We won the European Extreme Ironing championships. The Germans and the Austrians did crazy stunts, but their tea-towels were too creased to gain points!
MelBee

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« Reply #118 on: 12-10-2002 19:34 »

I've seen a clip of extreme ironing on some show but can't for the life of me remember which one... anyone? anyone?
Guy

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« Reply #119 on: 12-11-2002 16:02 »
« Last Edit on: 12-13-2002 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
   Not all the time, doofus. I liked the one where they went into a cafe and beat the crap out of each other.

Or, it might possibly have been squirrels. Or dogs. Ahhh, who cares.

Dogs. And don't call me doofus.
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