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Re: Never Mind The Buzzcocks Returning On Sky
« Reply #120 on: September 15, 2020, 04:11:57 AM »
When they were on Celeb Big Brother, he was making fun of her for being stupid all the time.

My memory is the opposite. He got angry at, er, Maggot from that welsh rap band for taking the piss out of her, amongst other things. Preston was defending her.

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« Reply #121 on: September 15, 2020, 04:17:13 AM »
Yeah I suspect he had/has 'issues' with women. Some of that stuff was very ugly.

Agreed.  The aforementioned Gail Porter episode came across as if he'd wanted to shag her but she'd turned him down, so venomous and seemingly-misogynistic were his attacks.  (Not saying that's what had happened, lawyers, but as I said above, that's how it came across.)

It's stuff like that that stopped me watching (one of the Sheila Ferguson eps was the last straw), and I didn't return until the first Amstell series (had I known about the guest host series I would have come back one series earlier).  He was better but could still be quite cunty at times, however I'll forgive him for stuff like "Cigarettes that you can legally buy in shops?!  I'm shocked and appalled!"

And yeah, as it went on, some of the comments about the line-up extras became seriously harsh... all-in-all it ended up being a really nasty, bitter little show, although it did improve quite a lot for the last, Rhod Gilbert hosted, series.


If nothing else, I hope this new version is nicer to people (at the risk of sounding like good ol' wishy-washy Charlie Brown!).

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Re: Never Mind The Buzzcocks Returning On Sky
« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2020, 04:29:52 AM »
Yes the Gail Porter one was a classic rejected-man-taking-his-revenge-on-all-young-women-by-being-vile-to-the-one-in-front-of-him. I'm glad he's gone into semi-retirement as, even in his Shooting Stars days, he seemed utterly toxic. Has someone already mentioned the story of him kicking Rhys Thomas in the chest for going out with a young woman who had already, surprise surprise, rejected (longtime virgin)Mark.

I'd forgotten the line-ups round! That was even worse. Just moronic bullying of ordinary people. They literally only had their appearances to remark upon. Imagine it, overweight people, teehee, old people, haha, women, lolol. Big brave (longtime virgin)Mark Lamarr took that opportunity with gusto, for 14 long years. It wasn't funny in the first season.

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« Reply #123 on: September 15, 2020, 08:09:19 AM »
Greg Davies apparently confirmed, although reading carefully it appears that -- as was mentioned upthread -- he just filmed the pilot.  Presumably is carrying on for the series, though, but not overtly confirmed.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/09/14/46902/greg_davies_pilots_never_mind_the_buzzcocks_revival


Btw, turns out I misremembered above: the guest presenter series was AFTER Simon Amstell, not before.  So I must have turned off for a second time during his reign, 'cos I definitely missed the guest presenter series.

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« Reply #124 on: September 15, 2020, 08:13:15 AM »
I'd forgotten the line-ups round! That was even worse. Just moronic bullying of ordinary people. They literally only had their appearances to remark upon. Imagine it, overweight people, teehee, old people, haha, women, lolol. Big brave (longtime virgin)Mark Lamarr took that opportunity with gusto, for 14 long years. It wasn't funny in the first season.

To be fair though, they weren't just random members of the public, they were from (an) agency(s), mostly, if not all, from Ugly, an agency that specialises in... well you can guess.

Although I don't think that excuses their treatment in later series.

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« Reply #125 on: September 15, 2020, 08:18:07 AM »
Btw, turns out I misremembered above: the guest presenter series was AFTER Simon Amstell, not before.  So I must have turned off for a second time during his reign, 'cos I definitely missed the guest presenter series.

There were guest presenter series before and after Amstell.

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« Reply #126 on: September 15, 2020, 09:02:04 AM »
To be fair though, they weren't just random members of the public, they were from (an) agency(s), mostly, if not all, from Ugly, an agency that specialises in... well you can guess.

Although I don't think that excuses their treatment in later series.

Didn't know that, thanks. But sometimes they just looked crushed at the jibes plus the audience reaction. Maybe I was projecting a bit.

From the POV of the show though it almost makes it worse. So you're just hiring ugly people to, er, laugh at ugly people?

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« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2020, 09:25:09 AM »
Didn't know that, thanks. But sometimes they just looked crushed at the jibes plus the audience reaction.

Oh they did, they did.

Although none of them looked quite so crushed as Clive from Dr and the Medics, who didn't get picked out of his own line-up.  It was so obviously him, too.  His slow, sad, trudge offstage will stay with me forever.


From the POV of the show though it almost makes it worse. So you're just hiring ugly people to, er, laugh at ugly people?

Sleep well, lads.

Quite.


There were guest presenter series before and after Amstell.

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« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2020, 10:16:24 AM »
The Preston incident did make me feel uncomfortable at the time, although I felt more sorry for Houghton who wasn't there to defend herself and\or take it in (sincere or fake) good humour. She later said Preston had let her know the marriage was a publicity grab on their wedding day, so I ended I feeling quite sorry for her all the ways round.

It was generally a decent watch whenever I saw it, but that we're discussing whether Lamarr or Amstell was meaner and what moments went too far rather than recounting our comedic highlights probably speaks to how ephemeral it was.

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Re: Never Mind The Buzzcocks Returning On Sky
« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2020, 10:21:14 AM »
To be fair though, they weren't just random members of the public, they were from (an) agency(s), mostly, if not all, from Ugly, an agency that specialises in... well you can guess.

Although I don't think that excuses their treatment in later series.

These people aren't ugly at all. Swizz!

https://www.ugly.org

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« Reply #130 on: September 15, 2020, 11:42:38 AM »
Jonathan King and Paul Gambaccini for hosts.

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« Reply #131 on: September 15, 2020, 12:46:45 PM »
Big brave (longtime virgin)Mark Lamarr

I have it on very good authority that Lamaar moans like a woman when he orgasms. This isn’t a joke.

Just want to bump this little nugget of vital information.

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« Reply #132 on: September 15, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »
Jonathan King and Paul Gambaccini for hosts.

Steve Albini.

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« Reply #133 on: September 15, 2020, 05:23:35 PM »
If we're talking comedians with an interest in music ... Andrew O'Neill?

(More likely to be Greg James.)

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« Reply #134 on: September 15, 2020, 06:49:36 PM »
Just want to bump this little nugget of vital information.

How do you know this?

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« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2020, 06:53:19 PM »
These people aren't ugly at all. Swizz!

https://www.ugly.org

That explains the rumour I heard that the new series will be hiring legitimately ugly people from a new place:

www.cookdandbombd.co.uk

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« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2020, 06:57:36 PM »
Ugly mainly has 'ordinary' looking people, some are a bit ugly, and some are quite the opposite. My uncle - not ugly - was on their books way back in the 70s, and did a photo love story for FAB 208 amongst other things. And one of my exes was - and I just checked - still is on their books.


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« Reply #137 on: September 16, 2020, 08:43:35 AM »
Well done for managing to check.  I found the website nigh-on unusable.  Never used to be that way when I last looked at it, which was presumably before 2016 (look at the URL when it loads).

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« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2020, 09:16:47 AM »
How do you know this?

I’m certainly not at liberty to reveal personal details, but my source is one degree removed from the subject in question and would have no reason to make it up.

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« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2020, 11:19:00 PM »
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« Reply #140 on: September 18, 2020, 11:57:37 AM »
That explains the rumour I heard that the new series will be hiring legitimately ugly people from a new place:

www.cookdandbombd.co.uk

oh why's that then?

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« Reply #141 on: September 18, 2020, 12:03:22 PM »
...Yentob reading out a list of insults Amstell had made towards guests over the series, all of which were fake. "I don't like your trousers, you fucking tithead!"

Ah, that's brilliant!

To me, the biggest insult Amstell hit Preston with was before the show even started. - he introduced him as "Ordinary Boys frontman & professional celebrity" before claiming his band only had 2 fans.

...neither of whom existed. My favourite put-down was after the walk-off; Amstell- "Oh no- we can't lose Preston!"

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« Reply #142 on: September 18, 2020, 12:18:56 PM »
The greatest moment of the Amstell era was:

"If you've just tuned in, we're playing (*nods head*) Beaver or Diva."

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« Reply #143 on: September 18, 2020, 04:21:05 PM »
I seem to remember Mel C was surprisingly quick with comebacks to Amstell's attempts to belittle her. She went up in my estimations there.

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« Reply #144 on: September 18, 2020, 04:26:15 PM »
Didn't they bring down a member of the audience to take over Preston's seat for the rest of the show, someone who proved himself far more likeable and amusing than most of the usual guests and who apparently delighted the rest of the panel?

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« Reply #145 on: September 18, 2020, 04:32:47 PM »
Didn't they bring down a member of the audience to take over Preston's seat for the rest of the show, someone who proved himself far more likeable and amusing than most of the usual guests and who apparently delighted the rest of the panel?

Yeah they found someone who looked a bit like him. He was clearly a bit too nervous to be funny and just let out a few sullen 'that's out of order' responses as if he were Preston.

I vaguely recall some mag or paper interviewed him and he said he wished he could've been funnier but he was obviously anxious and put on the spot even if he was obviously as a civvy a welcome guest.

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« Reply #146 on: September 18, 2020, 08:33:38 PM »
The greatest moment of the Amstell era was:

"If you've just tuned in, we're playing (*nods head*) Beaver or Diva."

I don't get it.

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« Reply #147 on: September 18, 2020, 08:38:04 PM »
Yeah they found someone who looked a bit like him. He was clearly a bit too nervous to be funny and just let out a few sullen 'that's out of order' responses as if he were Preston.

I vaguely recall some mag or paper interviewed him and he said he wished he could've been funnier but he was obviously anxious and put on the spot even if he was obviously as a civvy a welcome guest.

I bet the guy who Bill Bailey got from the audience to replace Preston still dines out on that story. I certainly would anyway if I were him.

Enjoyed the bit when Ed Byrne said "you're laughing when we're making fun on you, you're already a terrible Preston" to him.

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« Reply #148 on: September 18, 2020, 09:41:49 PM »
I don't get it.
No it makes no sense outside the context of that episode.

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« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2020, 12:21:19 PM »
The Preston incident did make me feel uncomfortable at the time, although I felt more sorry for Houghton who wasn't there to defend herself and\or take it in (sincere or fake) good humour. She later said Preston had let her know the marriage was a publicity grab on their wedding day

Wait what? If a marriage is a publicity stunt aren't both parties supposed to know?

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