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  • MightyMouse 3 Jun 2010 21:29:43 1,127 posts
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    otto wrote:
    MightyMouse wrote:
    Hislop won a lot of brownie points for me when he accepted how ridiculous the right-wing press' attacks on the lib-dems were. He is using them up quite quickly though.
    When the editor of Private Eye wins brownie points just for accepting that the right wing press are ridiculous then there's something wrong.

    Aren't you working for Hague now, otto? Surely you can see where I'm coming from on making the most of a situation.
  • peterv 3 Jun 2010 21:29:58 113 posts
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    Bring back Deyton and get rid of Merton/Hislop.
  • Load_2.0 3 Jun 2010 21:33:45 19,093 posts
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    Oh yeah his idiotic surrealist stuff SUCKS. Yet the audience still cackle. (I am sure they do it out of pity!)
  • Kami 3 Jun 2010 22:39:59 2,427 posts
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    I think it's been going steadily downhill. When Brucie first did HIGNFY, it was utterly surreal and hilarious - his second time around, however, was definitely more forced and engineered. It feels like, steadily, it's being more and more heavily scripted instead of the spontaneity that it used to have. Not to say it hasn't had good moments recently - the Election Special was really funny - but for the most the presenter is heavily scripted and prompted and Ian and Paul have to bounce off the set material - which is difficult and a little bit silly.

    I lament its decline, and I guess the move from prime Friday to Thursdays is a sign it is slowly dropping down the scale in relevance. But I guess I would miss it if the worst were to happen. I'd like to think this is a temporary blip in recent years, as political and topical comedy is being heavily scrutinised by the Beeb in the wake of so much scandal - but by pulling it back, the jokes aren't as funny.

    I think it's not so much the show then as the Beeb trying to keep things "safe", but safe isn't always funny - ask Frankie Boyle, who though we know why he left Mock the Week, seemed to in his last series be reigned back in, or his funniest/most controversial stuff limited to the DVDs.

    This goes mostly to everything on the Beeb right now though... even QI seems to have been reigned back in somewhat, and that really truly annoys the hell out of me...

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
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  • MightyMouse 3 Jun 2010 22:45:11 1,127 posts
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    All topical or political programs are having problems right now. Everyone bar the Torygraph wants to give the new government a chance but there's an undercurrent of cyncism that'll come out sooner or later.

    By the way otto I apologise if you were offended by my comment, I genuinely did not mean anything by it.
  • otto Moderator 3 Jun 2010 22:49:03 49,290 posts
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    Not offended! Not that any civil servant likes to be spoken of as working for politicians... ;p

    Anyway, it's not until September, it's coming soon enough, let me enjoy my distance while I can... ;p

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • ecureuil 3 Jun 2010 22:54:14 76,644 posts
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    The Ross/Brand thing really ruined the BBC. It's never been the same since.
  • FWB 3 Jun 2010 22:55:57 44,065 posts
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    Ross and Brand are tools, but the BBC was going down hill before that.
  • ecureuil 23 Oct 2010 13:59:23 76,644 posts
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    I saw it on thursday night. What's this EG humour you speak of?
  • ecureuil 23 Oct 2010 14:02:14 76,644 posts
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    Um..ok.
  • woodnotes 23 Oct 2010 14:04:54 4,923 posts
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    Merton just isn't funny anymore and Hislop has become an arrogant, smug buffoon.

    The whole programme needs a shake-up, but I still prefer it to the fucking dreadful Mock The Week.
  • PazJohnMitch 23 Oct 2010 14:05:09 7,948 posts
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    I missed the EG joke too.

    Was Skinner wearing a FHUTA T-Shirt?
  • ecureuil 23 Oct 2010 14:07:29 76,644 posts
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    FHUTA isn't EG's, it came from 4chan like every other internet meme out there. Dammit people, learn ur interwebz.
  • ecureuil 23 Oct 2010 14:08:36 76,644 posts
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    Oh yeah. That one reminded me of Reddit more than it did EG.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2010 14:15:03
    woodnotes wrote:
    Merton just isn't funny anymore and Hislop has become an arrogant, smug buffoon.


    The first half of this sentence has some truth, not sure about the second. Watching this 10 years ago, IH was far more arrogant and smug than he is now. He's mellowed if anything. And is funnier than Merton too. 80% of Merton's comedy these days seems to consist of 'talking bollocks', like he thinks he's on Just a Minute all the time..
  • ecureuil 23 Oct 2010 14:23:41 76,644 posts
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    Merton is ok, but it's just a paycheque to him now.

    That said, this new series is better than it has been in recent years. It's better when they concentrate on politics and satire instead of making fun of the presenter all the time.

    I find it a bit weird how the first round where they look at the events of the week, now takes up 20-25 minutes of the show. There's barely even time for anything else.
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  • localnotail 10 May 2012 00:29:06 23,093 posts
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    Shatner???

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 10 May 2012 00:33:26 23,093 posts
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    Shatner!! - and Brooker, together at last.

    Other lineups look interesting.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • ecureuil 10 May 2012 00:36:02 76,644 posts
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    Trying to boost ratings?
  • graysonavich 10 May 2012 00:57:16 7,319 posts
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    The show has been going for over 20 years. What do you think?
  • mal 10 May 2012 02:51:44 22,403 posts
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    More like 35 years, surely?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • HoriZon 27 May 2012 23:25:43 13,517 posts
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    This weeks had William Shatner on it as the host and it wasn't too bad :)

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Deleted user 27 May 2012 23:32:13
    I have a copy of every single episode of NIGNFY. It started 28/09/90. Guests were Sandi Tostvig and Kate Saunders. Watching em is almost educational, a journey through modern UK history. :)

    Edited by Greggywocky... at 23:42:52 27-05-2012
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