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« Reply #120 on: 07-06-2002 17:54 »
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Song makes no sence but the video is hilarious!   laff  Truth is I was paying more attention to the video than the song so I didn't understand what he was saying anyway. But I couldn't believe it was really George Michael until it showed his name, I thought it was a parody like Mad Donna but no.   big grin George has always had a sence of humour, of sorts,   smile

It really makes me want to watch 2DTV now, I'm kicking myself for missing it.

/edit *does a clumsy TOTPD, resulting in him kicking himeself several times*
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« Reply #121 on: 07-07-2002 03:41 »

He isn't going to release it in America because he is scared of what it might do for his credibility and fan base... I'll let you make the snide comments.

Angus can not be replaced on HIGNFY, but of those two, I would go with Stephen Fry because I like him and when I saw him on Room 101 he was excellent.

ToTV is such a great show, and the ep on Friday was brilliant. I even liked the bit with the babies at the end.

That Mad Donna song was soooooo funny. Really good voice-a-like too. I actually thought it was Madonna for a while and that she was trying to widen her fan base, or reinvent popmusic again  tongue. The people behind that song also did a popular nursery rhyme in the style of Whats My Age again by Blink 182. LOL  laff
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« Reply #122 on: 07-07-2002 09:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
ToTV is such a great show, and the ep on Friday was brilliant. I even liked the bit with the babies at the end.

Was it a new episode or a repeat? I thought that show had finished ages ago.


"your son is a very sick boy. Just look at these X-rays! you see that dark spot there? Whiplash, and that smudge here that looks like my fingerprint? No. Thats trauma"
Archie2K

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« Reply #123 on: 07-07-2002 10:29 »

Repeat... I think it was from 1999, but I hadn't seen it before. I wasn't sure if the show had finished... they seem to come up with new episodes quite often. Which ever way it is a great show and deserves to be on TV more. One of the few shows where Tarrant's talent actually shines through.
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« Reply #124 on: 07-15-2002 12:29 »
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Did any of you lovey Englsih residents used to watch a program that was on a while back called 'God, the Devil and Bob'? That was soooo funny. I think maybe people in America might have heard of it too because its an american made program. It was great  I wonder why they stopped showing it though?
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« Reply #125 on: 07-15-2002 12:47 »

I watched that, there is a thread about it  smile
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« Reply #126 on: 07-15-2002 14:39 »
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Thanks Tweek   smile I've just had a look at your link and I've already posted in it apparently. I dont remember that. I must have done it in my sleep or something
aslate

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« Reply #127 on: 07-16-2002 08:16 »

Anyone watching TV to Go? Great comedy with Mrs. Doyle playing one of the characters.
Impossible

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« Reply #128 on: 07-17-2002 14:03 »

The BBC have axed Angus Deayton from that clip show with all the funny clips (cannot remember the name) and replaced him with Mr Stephen Fry.

They haven't axed him from HIGNFY!!!!!
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« Reply #129 on: 07-18-2002 15:29 »

I just remembered what the show was called. It isn't a funny clip show it is "Before They Were Famous".
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« Reply #130 on: 10-13-2003 15:24 »

*Gives thread one almighty bump*

Anyone been watching QI recently? It's hillarious! Finally an intelligent programme on TV.
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« Reply #131 on: 10-13-2003 15:49 »

i have because i read bill bailey and rich hall were on it
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« Reply #132 on: 10-13-2003 16:44 »

I only saw one episode.

Time Commanders is pretty cool to watch.

"Come on the accountants, hack those bastards!!"
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« Reply #133 on: 10-13-2003 16:50 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
*Gives thread one almighty bump*

Anyone been watching QI recently? It's hillarious! Finally an intelligent programme on TV.

Yeah, me and my housemates just recently got into it. Gotta love how Alan Davies takes the obvious answer every time.  wink

But it is quite fascinating, and I'm ashamed to admit that I found myself answering with the obvious answer a bit too often.  tongue
aslate

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« Reply #134 on: 10-13-2003 18:56 »

I always avoid the obvious ones now. I also get a few of the questions right too  smile

I always watch a week ahead on digital now, it's the first show on BBC 4 i've watched and we were on BBC 4 longer to watch that QI then previously.
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« Reply #135 on: 10-13-2003 19:22 »
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Whe I lived in Britain, I remember Topless Darts.  And some other stuff, but I'm pretty sure there were topless darts.

Also the European Rally every satruday morning.  Those cars really fly.
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« Reply #136 on: 10-13-2003 19:31 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
I always watch a week ahead on digital now, it's the first show on BBC 4 i've watched and we were on BBC 4 longer to watch that QI then previously.

Same here.

I really have to hand it to the BBC at the moment; their programming strategy seems bang on.

It's a real boost to be able to watch shows a  week ahead on the lesser used channels ("24" and "QI" being the key ones), but I'm glad they're not making them digital only.

aslate

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« Reply #137 on: 10-13-2003 19:47 »

However it is also the BBC's strategy to air Only Fools and Horses repeats over 40 times a year.
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« Reply #138 on: 10-14-2003 01:17 »

I might have missed if this was already pointed out, but the US has had Grahm Norton for at least three years on BBC America, along with Jonathn Creek and Father Ted, and probably most of your other major BBC sitcoms.  PBS has had Father Ted too, I believe.

My Favorite import that few others have seen:
People Like Us.  Fell in love with the Radio 4 series when I was in England summer of 94 (and if anyone can tell me how to get a copy of GUSH, I would kill for it).  The TV show was as good as I remember the radio series being, which is saying alot.
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« Reply #139 on: 10-14-2003 02:46 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
British comedy I watch in my country:

Smack the Pony
Big Train

I also watch Top Gear.

Never mind the buzzcocks   is good.

I only get BBC1, BBC2 and BBC World.

Hey, I've seen Smack The Pony, and I live in Australia! It's a pretty funny show.

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« Reply #140 on: 10-14-2003 02:56 »

Zoidyzoid, we get most british shows here in australia, the ABC just buys them all
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« Reply #141 on: 10-14-2003 04:49 »

I suppose, but look at the thread title!
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« Reply #142 on: 10-14-2003 09:01 »

@Pitt Clemins: I believe you are thinking of the shoestring budget and now deceased Live TV which did show such wonders as Topless Darts and Stock Car Racing, complete with dubbed on crash sound effects.

It then vanished off the airwaves suddenly, presumably because of lack of funds or complaints.

Also I'd like to say that I still have that episode of HIGNFY on tape. You're welcome to come and kill me for it Holly  tongue
Also I posted too much in the early days.
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« Reply #143 on: 10-14-2003 13:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
I might have missed if this was already pointed out, but the US has had Grahm Norton for at least three years on BBC America

You did? If it's "So Graham Norton" that you're talking about, it's a C4 show, so i don't see why it'd be on BBC America.
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« Reply #144 on: 10-14-2003 13:17 »

Probably because there's no C4 equivalent in the US, so the BBC buys up the rights because it's a British program.

Anyway, the States will get their own version soon, apparently.
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« Reply #145 on: 10-14-2003 14:03 »

Hi, I know this isn't just an engish show, and you probably have it in the states and definitely Japan but has anyone seen Takeshi's castle on Challenge and trouble?
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« Reply #146 on: 10-14-2003 15:27 »

Is 'have i got news for you', still on? after the scandal with the usual host the guest presenters went slowly downhill - Ian Duncan Smith? But Ian Dunlop is still hilarious.
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« Reply #147 on: 10-14-2003 15:35 »

It starts again this week acually, the guest hosts can be pretty good - I dont know if they have a new permanant host though.
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« Reply #148 on: 10-14-2003 15:39 »
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bah, nobody can enjoy watching Christine Hamilton being ridiculed for 30 minutes.
aslate

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« Reply #149 on: 10-14-2003 16:29 »

HIGNIFY starts up again this Friday. Although i found the rotating celebrity presenters hillarious, it needs to find itself a permanent host. Bring back Deayton!
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« Reply #150 on: 10-14-2003 18:55 »

Live TV was hilariously pathetic.  They had those two british wankers doing Jay & Silent Bob-style movie reviews and after 9:00 there was straight-up softcore porn.

I've been wating a while to say this.  You don't get to say it much in America.

Live TV: Tossers.

Viccer of Dibly was always Sacrilarious.  There was that Game-show that was 100% snooker.  And, Oh yeah: Eurosport.  More down-hill Skiing and football in a month than the US has seen inb the past 5 years.

I'll say it again tho.  I love the weekend rally.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #151 on: 10-14-2003 19:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
My Favorite import that few others have seen:
People Like Us.  Fell in love with the Radio 4 series when I was in England summer of 94 (and if anyone can tell me how to get a copy of GUSH, I would kill for it).  The TV show was as good as I remember the radio series being, which is saying alot.

That was a brilliant show. In many ways, the Office kind of reminds me of it (in that is-this-really-true-or-is-it-fiction kind of way  wink).
aslate

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« Reply #152 on: 10-14-2003 19:20 »

Anyone been watching "Wife Swap"? I find some of these families so incredibly weird it's funny.

And the couple with 8 kids on 36,000 in benefits without doing a single day's work in 6 years are getting their arses kicked for benefit fraud. Bloody right too!
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« Reply #153 on: 10-17-2003 15:41 »

All about me and Ab Fab is good

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« Reply #154 on: 10-17-2003 17:11 »
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Just out of interest, are there any other public broadcasters that are on the same level as the BBC in terms of their library and free-to-air policy, like in France, Germany et al?
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« Reply #155 on: 10-17-2003 17:38 »

All About Me is really bland. Outside of stand-up and The Detectives, Jasper Carrott is practically useless.
catindisguise

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« Reply #156 on: 10-17-2003 17:45 »

Ab Fab is great and did anyone see that thing with Michael Portillo??? That was HILLARIOUS!
aslate

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« Reply #157 on: 10-17-2003 18:44 »

HIGNIFY was good tonight, not great, but good. I don't know how the rotating presenter will work for a second season in a row, i hope it doesn't flop big-time.
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« Reply #158 on: 10-18-2003 07:38 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
*Gives thread one almighty bump*

Anyone been watching QI recently? It's hillarious! Finally an intelligent programme on TV.
Yes, I've been watching it, it's hilarious!

I've also recently got into The Office  smile

catindisguise

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« Reply #159 on: 10-18-2003 07:42 »

the office is great. Its so sad its over though  cry
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