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PEE Poll: Battle of the Prime Time British Quiz Shows.
Have I got News for you.   -9 (69.2%)
They think it's all over.   -1 (7.7%)
Never mind the buzzcocks.   -3 (23.1%)
It's only TV but I like it.   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 13

Nurdbot

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« on: 06-03-2004 02:51 »

We've watch them mainly because they are the only decent things to watch on the BBC now apart from Red Dwarf and Black Adder repeats.

Have I got News For You, despite Angus Deaton being fired the show it self has actually gotten better thanks to it's random hosts. Which I say, amuses me when William Hague or Boris turn up and argue with Ian Hislop.

nerdlingus

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« Reply #1 on: 06-03-2004 03:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-03-2004 03:31 »

Tough choice.
Its out of either Have I got News for you or Never mind the buzzcocks.

Never mind the Buzzcocks has that part of the show in which they take the piss out a line up of old people, brilliant!    laff

Damn it! I can't make up my mind...


...Edit, I chose.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-03-2004 04:37 »

Buzzcokcs is usually quite funny, but "Have I Got News For You" is just plain hilarious, especially, as Nurdy said, when they get Boris on the show,
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #3 on: 06-03-2004 05:10 »

HIGNFU is brilliant, not as good without angus but still a mile a head of any other show.



Captain SwanMan saying "Grammer aint important kids." since nientine niety aite. - niethers spleling.
Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 06-03-2004 05:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-03-2004 05:49 »

I voted for Have I got News for you., Buzzcocks is cool though.
aslate

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« Reply #5 on: 06-03-2004 06:40 »

HIGNFY is a great show, it's hillariously funny. But where is QI?!
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« Reply #6 on: 06-03-2004 06:49 »

Have I got News For You. all the way
Lurrr

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« Reply #7 on: 06-03-2004 11:19 »

They're all great, it's just a real pity they aren't making any more 'It's Only TV...' shows. Otherwise, that would probably have been my fave. I voted 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' though because the guests tend to be funnier.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-03-2004 11:32 »

Weakest Link.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-03-2004 11:34 »

I stopped watching 'Have I Got News for You' and 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' when I found out that both programmes have scripts.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #10 on: 06-03-2004 11:57 »

Yeah, I stopped watching Simpsons because I discovered they used scripts too.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-03-2004 12:04 »

I've watched the all of them, and liked them all. However I'd have to choose Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Bill Bailey is brilliant.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #12 on: 06-03-2004 13:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Drunknmunky:
I stopped watching 'Have I Got News for You' and 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' when I found out that both programmes have scripts.

whey you're up to date aren’t you? not that they were false accusations proved wrong about three years ago. and it would make a lot of sense to wouldn’t it? paying writers to come up with scripts? why wouldn’t they put the script writers on as hosts? also with HIGNFY makes a lot of sense to make scripts for a professional comedian and a quick-witted satirical editor...and many things that are said are quite obviously spur of the moment + its actually a hell of a lot easier to be funny on the spot than in a script....get off the spastic wagon.  no no

*collapses with exhaustion*



Captain SwanMan saying "Grammer aint important kids." since nientine niety aite. - niethers spleling.
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« Reply #13 on: 06-03-2004 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
 whey you're up to date aren’t you? not that they were false accusations proved wrong about three years ago. and it would make a lot of sense to wouldn’t it? paying writers to come up with scripts? why wouldn’t they put the script writers on as hosts? also with HIGNFY makes a lot of sense to make scripts for a professional comedian and a quick-witted satirical editor...and many things that are said are quite obviously spur of the moment + its actually a hell of a lot easier to be funny on the spot than in a script....get off the spastic wagon.   no no

*collapses with exhaustion*



*Hops off the spastic wagon*

Ok, ok, maybe I have been misinformed. Maybe I'm an idiot. I apologise.
aslate

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« Reply #14 on: 06-03-2004 17:22 »

HIGNFY is scripted. Most of the cringing jokes are the scripted ones and are pretty obvious, such as the ones where they put newspaper snippets up with them. You can tell it's autocued when some of the worse presenters are on (Or when Boris is trying to read and getting confused!). However the teams aren't scripted and most of what the host says isn't.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #15 on: 06-03-2004 17:28 »

Also, who cares as long as it makes you laugh? It wouldn't be nearly as funny if there was no scripting whatsoever. I don't think they could think up funny lines on the spot all the time.

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« Reply #16 on: 06-03-2004 18:56 »

HIGNFY then NMTB, but sometimes Jonathan Ross is ok on TTIAO, but that presenter guy annoys the crap outta me.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #17 on: 06-04-2004 03:44 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
HIGNFY is scripted. Most of the cringing jokes are the scripted ones and are pretty obvious, such as the ones where they put newspaper snippets up with them. You can tell it's autocued when some of the worse presenters are on (Or when Boris is trying to read and getting confused!). However the teams aren't scripted and most of what the host says isn't.

no no aslate, the presenter IS scripted, quite obviously...as on the show Paul and Ian used to take the piss out of Angus for just reading things out, what was accused was that the whole thing was scripted - that Paul and Ian were told what to say and were given the questions before hand. that is the lie.



Captain SwanMan saying "Grammer aint important kids." since nientine niety aite. - niethers spleling.
aslate

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« Reply #18 on: 06-04-2004 06:28 »

Oh that! I didn't get what you meant by that, i agree, they aren't scripted (as i said).
Impossible

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« Reply #19 on: 06-04-2004 14:04 »

Have I Got News For You is excellent, although I don't like it as much since Angus left. I love Never Mind The Buzzcocks though!  big grin
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