Discussion in 'On Television' started by FruitBat, Apr 18, 2008.
I've just watched him as a false Dr in Nearest And Dearest.
"Manuelgate" is purely a media creation, another example of media exagerration destroying peoples careers....of course I don't care because Russell is a douche... but poor Jonathan Ross!
Due to illness Merton is being replaced by Frank Skinner this week.
Great ep. Jack Dee on song throughout (right through to out-take after end credits). Frank Skinner harking back to days of old before he got stale
Who needs Merton?
Steady on there. Paul is a national treasure now.
All the best
You mean he should be locked up in a museum? Steady on.
The Extended Version of the Jack Dee episode from Friday night, was extremely funny, and possibly the best episode of this series, thus far.
Frank and Jack seemed to have a good rapport, which was nice to watch, and even Ian Hislop was on good form. Shame the two guests were rather week. The lady was okay, but that muppet from the Daily Mail should have been replaced by the Tub Of Lard instead, for all his "worth" was to the show.
Best bit, though: Jack Dee flubs a joke. Frank Skinner making a joke. Dee sarcastically retorts "You can talk!" Frank replies "You can't!"
The Christmas special was brilliant,very,very funny.
I went to see the Christmas special being filmed and it was a real shame that it was edited down to 30 minutes (and I didn't notice the usual 'extended' repeat on either?) .. I had got the impression that it was going to last 45 minutes.
The show recording lasted just over 2 hours and was consistently as funny as everything that was shown in the actual program. They cut out a lot of Merton messing around with his moustache - a pity as he was pretty quiet for a lot of the show anyway.
There was an extended 40 minute version played. I think it was on Boxing day evening. Very very good and it had more of Merton playing with the 'tash. He had it as a sideburn for a while. It's good to see Frank Skinner back on form, he's been good value the last couple of times he's done it.
Returns on Friday, with guest host Frank Skinner and guest panellists Katy Brand and Alan Duncan MP
the Beeb just posted this on YouTube ...
Fri, 9pm, BBC1: BBC - BBC One Programmes - Have I Got News for You, Series 37, Episode 1
Sat, 9pm, BBC2: BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Have I Got A Bit More News For You, Episode 1
Three repeated episodes on Dave this Saturday night starting at 10.20.
They are the extended shows. Julian Clary, Jack Dee and Brian Blessed are the guest hosts. I missed the Brian Blessed show and I understand it was worth seeing.
It was certainly different.
Extended ep on this YouTube channel in four parts - YouTube - madgerald's Channel
Was very funny last night. Good to see they absolutely ripped the mickey out of Alan Duncan.
That was good. A bit of a difference in his attitude to say the least. I wasn't too sure about Rolf but he was good at times.
Just iPlayer'd extended ep
Rolf Harris : Legend
Rolf Harris was excellent and I hope he gets invited back soon as many of usual suspects are all too interchangeable.
Even though Rolf can grate on me sometime last night was quite a refreshing change he did really well and enjoyed watching it last night.
For those of you that are interested in seeing a live recording of HIGNFY check the link below. Theres only another 4 eps to be recorded this series but there will be another run in about 3 months.
Thought the Rolf Harris edition last night was very good. Loved the amount of mickey-taking about MP's Expenses (e.g. when Ian called them the House Of Common Criminals, and/or the House Of Frauds. ).
Also enjoyed the part when Rolf "drew" a news-story, particularly his impression of Jordan. (Looked nothing like her, but nevertheless...) Definitely a Guest Presenter I'd like to see return.
Andy Hamilton was great too! A very funny man!
This week's was excellent. The MP expenses debate continues to amuse. I was very confused at the very start when there was a vicar on that I recognised. What a change of profession.
I thought this weeks was the poorest show so far this series !
I'm with Bri, I thought this week's episode was very good! David Mitchell was very funny as always, the vicar was highly amusing in places and it was only the comic alongside Paul who was a bit below par for me.
Mitchell and the ex Communard/vicar Richard Coles were brilliant. The comic was ok.
YouTube - Jimmy Somerville (The Communards) / Never Can Say Goodbye (Music Video)
I love Ruth Jones but she took a little while to find her feet here. Once she did it was excellent.
Who is Ruth Jones? Found her quite sexy in a funny,bigger girl kind of way.
One of the writers of (and also stars in) Gavin & Stacey.
She has done quite a bit of other stuff, I remember her from Fat Friends.
Not forgetting Myfanwy in Little Britain. It's amazing how different she looks in Gavin & Stacey... hardly recognisable
... and Mrs Saxondale
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