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Malcy

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Comic Relief 2021
« on: March 19, 2021, 09:11:14 PM »
On now but waiting for the various bits to hit YouTube.

I did watch Rob Brydon's Now That's What I Call Comic Relief just now. Oddly some of the songs were a good few pitches lower. Tony Ferrino & Bjork's Short Term Affair sounded like the tape was broke & even Brydon's own Islands In The Stream sounded a bit off as well. Anyone else notice it?

These are the bits and bobs that have been on. Will probably add them as they go up.

2020 The Movie Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0-LF4AHzs

Staged 1592

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-0OUy7tIxc

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 09:44:32 PM »
"Do you expect me to laugh?"
"No, Mr Bond. I expect you to watch Nan."

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 09:46:51 PM »
I flicked it on just as they were announcing literally the only thing worse than Gary Barlow singing - Gary Barlow dueting with... himself.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 09:57:59 PM »
Even worse than the one 2 years ago.

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 10:11:43 PM »
I've only just realised it's been The News for 11 minutes

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 10:11:57 PM »
This tonight? Forgot to ignore it.
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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 10:20:34 PM »
fucking hell can we sit in a bath of beans to stop comic relief

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 10:35:24 PM »
Is Partridge on at any point?

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 10:40:39 PM »

Malcy

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 10:41:19 PM »
I flicked it on just as they were announcing literally the only thing worse than Gary Barlow singing - Gary Barlow dueting with... himself.

Fuckin' hell.

Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 10:45:01 PM »
Must be just me, but when I hear the phrase Comic Relief, I think about being wanked off by a clown.

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 10:47:31 PM »
Is captain tom doing the conga for covid this year?

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 10:54:22 PM »
Must be just me, but when I hear the phrase Comic Relief, I think about being wanked off by a clown.

Bung me a tenner and I will put on some huge shoes and honk a horn whilst vigorously bashing your bishop.

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 11:53:39 PM »
How long has Comic Relief been shit for? I have fond memories up to about the mid-00s. Was it always shit or has it gone to shit the past few years?

Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 12:04:25 AM »
2020 The Movie Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-0OUy7tIxc

The odd thing about stuff like this is that Don LaFontaine has been dead for over a decade and genuine trailers with his style of voiceover were a joke even before he passed away. Anyone old enough to remember those trailers will also be old enough to have seen them parodied ad nauseam since at least the '90s and anyone younger than that won't get the reference of what's being parodied. Who is this aimed at? Nobody, there was just time to be filled.

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2021, 01:40:02 AM »
I'm no BBC-basher, generally, but tonight was dismal. When you think they actually used to have properly written pre-recorded sketches peppered throughout the night, and then Ken Dodd might come on for a bit. Okay that's unlikely now but, just as with the Secret Policeman's Balls, Comic Relief went downhill whenever somebody decided that music/otjer entertainment was as important as the comedy. Tonight was so slim.

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2021, 03:17:15 AM »
How long has Comic Relief been shit for? I have fond memories up to about the mid-00s. Was it always shit or has it gone to shit the past few years?

The first few specials were brilliant. A real sense of 'anarchic alternative comedians taking over the airwaves'. That was over 30 years ago.

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2021, 03:18:35 AM »
Here's the 1989 telethon in its entirety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dmgiRPbviU

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2021, 03:25:31 AM »
This is great. These days, at around midnight, you'd have Gary Barlow coming on while Paddy McGuinness and Davina pretend to look amazed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idt295WDqXU

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2021, 09:02:19 AM »
Catherine Tate playing Nan? In the year 2021?

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2021, 09:04:25 AM »
How much did it raise? 50 pence...

Comic Relief is a JOKE

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2021, 09:09:44 AM »
There was fuck all this year. There’s usually at least 1 thing that’s decent. There was a few things on the music show I had never seen before.

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2021, 09:32:44 AM »
Lenny Henry started to become spread too thinly when he was working on Chef.  Comic Relief was never the same after that.

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2021, 09:38:47 AM »
Here's the 1989 telethon in its entirety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dmgiRPbviU

Here is some Broom Cupboard antics from that day, with Andy Crane, Edd the Duck and the arm of Wilson:  https://youtu.be/iyE8qtbhFsk

Those early red noses kept constantly falling off, I remember that.

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2021, 09:44:31 AM »
Was Band Aid meant to be a pun on the name of the sticking plaster?  I suppose I could google this myself but if anyone has any of their own accrued knowledge it would be more interesting.


In my head, for all these years, the connection has been there but I always assumed it was some kind of a bizarre coincidence rather than Geldoff saying “this is only a surface-level solution to this problem”, which is what using a sticking plaster implies.

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2021, 09:46:31 AM »
It was, yes.

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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2021, 09:47:44 AM »
It was, yes.

I wonder whether it was a coin toss between that and Elastoplast.

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Re: Comic Relief 2021
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2021, 09:51:36 AM »
Bono's original line was "Well tonight I'm gonna get plastered like a bastard."

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2021, 11:28:25 AM »
The first few specials were brilliant. A real sense of 'anarchic alternative comedians taking over the airwaves'. That was over 30 years ago.

I distinctly remember a moment (but I’m not sure which year it was) when Lenny Henry decided to invade BBC2, which was showing this live late-night round-table discussion between a bunch of old blokes. Flicking between 1 and 2, between Lenny Henry walking through a load of corridors at Television Centre, and then these blokes talking about some hifalutin topic with no idea of what’s about to hit them.

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2021, 11:35:35 AM »
Bono's original line was "Well tonight I'm gonna get plastered like a bastard."

They all thought it was a good gauze ☹️

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