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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2021, 05:41:28 PM »
There's also this, from his time on Live and Kicking, where they mistakenly cut across to Blobby when he's rehearshing and out of costume (or naked?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2guXWw_NN8

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2021, 08:33:10 PM »
Season 3, episode 4, Blobbys head comes off…
Just after 15 minutes in. ‘Oh shi…’

https://youtu.be/s7g8HltoGLc

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2021, 08:40:00 PM »
I'll never know what my dad wanted to talk to Noel about so badly, but he absolutely despised him from that day on. Still, cheers for the tickets, Noel.

I'm imagining your Dad as Harry Enfield's Frank, one of the Self Righteous Brothers. He'd stride up to Noel, addressing him as 'Edmonds', of course, and tell him off for some imagined anti-social behaviour.

'Oi, Edmonds, NOOO! I admire your ability to pretend to find things hysterical, but I do not appreciate you throwing your bags of dog shit in my tree!'

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2021, 08:42:56 PM »

I've got the Mr. Blobby single somewhere. Hopefully now a rare collectors item.

It was clever how they made it half a children's song, half a dance track so older people liked it.  That Blobby's a hard-headed businessman.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2021, 08:43:37 PM »
Sadly, they put Yawnion twat Carling in the video, so I was pre-deposed to hate it.

kalowski

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2021, 09:12:21 PM »
Our paths first crossed back in the late 80s at a Christmas cocktail party hosted by Our Price radio. I was one of the leading presenters on the popular instore-only station and, as such, was one of the first to arrive. Edmonds was already there and I strode over to say hi.

“Alan Partridge!” I announced, shaking his hand quickly and well.

Edmonds made some comment about us being unfashionably early. Ting! My brain snapped into comedy mode. “I guess that makes you the First Noël!” I quipped.

He didn’t crack a smile. “What?”

“The First Noël. Because it’s the name of a Christmas song and also because you’re one of the first here and your name’s Noël.”

“You’re saying No-el. My name’s Noel.”

“I know that, Noel. But the song is the First No-el.”

“What song?”

“The First Noël.”

“There’s no such song. I’d have heard of it.”

“There is such song, Noel.”

“Sing it, then.”

“Fine. I just need to remember how it goes.”

“You don’t even know it.”

“I do know it, I just find it hard to remember melodies when I’m flustered.”

I launched into the song but still hadn’t remembered the note sequence and ended up repeating the opening line again and again, in the hope of landing on the correct melody. By the 20th attempt a crowd had formed.

“What’s he doing?” said one woman.

“Absolutely no idea,” said Edmonds, laughing, and he walked off.

In many ways, this was his first Gotcha. A successful TV and radio star humiliating an impressionable young DJ for sport. It takes a special kind of pillock to do that.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2021, 11:46:08 AM »
Incredible stuff franticplanet, thanks so much! Have read all the Noel posts and watched all the vids (giving me an approx twenty minute drugs high)... think we've finally found a worthy successor to the L&L thread!

That Carole Smillie Gotcha (or 'Gotcher' as Noel used to pronounce it), fucking hell. And while we're on the subject, interesting to see Rebecca Front involved in the Eddie Large Gotcha!

As posted here before, here's Noel chatting with Syd and Eddie backstage on Swap Shop... he could actually be quite an affable bloke before turning into one of Satan's noblest lieutenants.

Crikey, that's the guy responsible for Keyboard Cat on Noel's US show?!

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Noel’s public take-down of someone who “knocks success,” and “quite enjoys knocking popular TV shows” by bragging about his big ratings, was surely the moment which inspired Alan Patridge’s televised dig at a critic who referred to his show as moribund.

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The Noel Edmonds Show has the overwhelming feel of that Knowing Me, Knowing You which was broadcast live from Vegas

Just to be an annoying pendant, KMKY went out a couple of years before that, also it was Paris not Vegas. Sorry, I sound like a complete prick.



Nightmare at 20,000 Feet! I bet Ian and Janette snuck off to the toilets to join the Mile High Club during that!



Love it.



Lennon and Ringo.



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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2021, 12:44:17 PM »
I'm imagining your Dad as Harry Enfield's Frank, one of the Self Righteous Brothers. He'd stride up to Noel, addressing him as 'Edmonds', of course, and tell him off for some imagined anti-social behaviour.

'Oi, Edmonds, NOOO! I admire your ability to pretend to find things hysterical, but I do not appreciate you throwing your bags of dog shit in my tree!'

That's actually quite accurate, although rather than imagined dog shit, it was always them not making time to talk to people.

The only celebrity he met who he had a nice word for was Sue Barker who always said hello and made him cups of tea when he was tiling Cliff Richard's swimming pool, failing to understand the very obvious difference between a one-on-one interaction as a contracted tradesperson in a celebrity's home, and being a random face in a crowd of 500 people watching Tony Jacklin opening a leisure centre golf course.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2021, 12:52:09 PM »
Incredible stuff franticplanet, thanks so much! Have read all the Noel posts and watched all the vids (giving me an approx twenty minute drugs high)... think we've finally found a worthy successor to the L&L thread!

Cheers!

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Just to be an annoying pendant, KMKY went out a couple of years before that, also it was Paris not Vegas. Sorry, I sound like a complete prick.

To be an even more annoying pedant and hipster, on the second point, I was referring to the radio show's 'Live from Vegas' episode ("Conrad Knight socks...")

Though the timing might not line up on Noel's outburst/Alan's moribund, in those early House Parties (and probably all the way through), he'd frequently take the time to call out critics during the show or brag about ratings. In one episode I sat through recently, he sniffily read out a viewer's letter of complaint, so I wouldn't be surprised if he'd been a big inspiration for that moment.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2021, 01:02:51 PM »
Wasn't there also a similar Brucie on-screen rant when he moved to ITV and his new show got slated?

kalowski

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2021, 01:10:49 PM »

Looks like when Palmer starts transforming in The Thing.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2021, 02:48:02 PM »
Might as well take the opportunity to repost this amazing video from The Late, Late Breakfast Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQs2fpU1eI

The ending is full-on KMKY.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2021, 03:29:08 PM »
I remember watching Dad's Army as a young kid in the 1990s, and I just about understood that it was set in the 1940s but filmed in the 1970s. But then Noel's House Party would come on and Corporal Jones would turn up in that, looking the same. That confused me.

I loved Don't Forget Your Toothbrush when that came along, as it was a much cooler version of House Party. Watching that back on YouTube it's still entertaining but you can see Evans turning into a monster, with the mixture of stress and ego, a la Edmonds.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2021, 09:00:14 PM »
Might as well take the opportunity to repost this amazing video from The Late, Late Breakfast Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQs2fpU1eI

The ending is full-on KMKY.

Can't remember if it was someone here but every now and then I remember someone saying they were watching it and their dad just piped up with a blunt "well they're dead."

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2021, 10:56:04 PM »
Didn't a few people die for real during the course of NHP? I recall at least one did, taking part in some stunt. Might have been n NTV segment.

I worked for an IT company that had one of his businesses as a client. Sadly everyone said he was alright when you spoke to him. I never did as I didn't do support. They went under and I think left a big bill. Might have been part of the Lloyds case he was trying to take to court.

In more recent years I just remember him talking about some woo-woo box of electronics that was meant to sort you out. Loads of bollock obviously but he got some air time.

Anyway, used to watch the show as a kid, in retrospect it wasn't the sort of thing my dad would have watched. I'll have to ask him why we did. And wasn't there some odd kids Christmas thing he did giving presents to kids?

Sorry, that's made no sense at all. I shouldn't post when I've had my medicine.


Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #77 on: August 03, 2021, 11:39:15 PM »
Might as well take the opportunity to repost this amazing video from The Late, Late Breakfast Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQs2fpU1eI

The ending is full-on KMKY.

He really has no concern for human life.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #78 on: August 03, 2021, 11:42:20 PM »
Might as well take the opportunity to repost this amazing video from The Late, Late Breakfast Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeQs2fpU1eI

The ending is full-on KMKY.

I'd seen this before and what always gets me is that after that appalling crash they then still go back and let someone else have a go! Serious WTF energy.

Shaky

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #79 on: August 03, 2021, 11:55:33 PM »
Season 3, episode 4, Blobbys head comes off…
Just after 15 minutes in. ‘Oh shi…’

https://youtu.be/s7g8HltoGLc

Noel openly aroused by child sexual assault during the first two and a half mins, there.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2021, 11:59:28 PM »
Didn't a few people die for real during the course of NHP? I recall at least one did, taking part in some stunt. Might have been n NTV segment.

It's a horrible story. Young lad (mid 20s) had the balls to do a risky stunt on TV for people's entertainment, and was completely let down by the BBC. The bit about him being 120 feet up, hesitating before the jump with no way of contacting the ground crew is really sad :(

Death of Michael Lush and cancellation.
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On 13 November 1986, volunteer Michael Lush was killed during his first rehearsal for another live stunt. The stunt, called "Hang 'em High", involved bungee jumping from an exploding box suspended from a 120 ft-high crane. The carabiner clip attaching his bungee rope to the crane sprang loose from its eyebolt during the jump. He died instantly of multiple injuries, and the show was cancelled on 15 November after Edmonds resigned, saying he did not "have the heart to carry on".[12]
Although the inquest recorded a verdict of misadventure, the jury were informed of several failures on the part of the BBC. Graham Games of the Health and Safety Executive stated that the clip could have been opened by the weight of a bag of sugar, and demonstrated that the clip sprang loose 14 times in 20. David Kirke, a bungee specialist from the Dangerous Sports Club, stated that a similar stunt he had been involved in had used three ropes, as opposed to the one rope used by the BBC, and shackles in the place of carabiner clips.[13] The safety officer, Andrew Smith, was not on hand, and no supervision or demonstration from a trained stuntman had occurred. There was also no way for Lush to contact the ground once he was in the air, and nobody in the air with him in case he changed his mind; the jury heard he delayed for almost two minutes before finally being instructed to make the jump. Furthermore, despite advice against it, the BBC production team had insisted on the use of an elasticated bungee rope.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2021, 12:40:16 AM »
Edmonds doesn't exactly cover himself in glory (and when I say that I of course mean he comes across as a complete self serving uncaring cunt) on the subsequent Wogan appearance. Falls over himself to exonerate himself and the production team straight out of the gate by citing probably imaginary letters of sympathy from the public and then saying "this came out of the blue, there wasn't an inevitability this would happen" despite having being warned by the Health and Safety Executive twice after that car thing linked to upthread when a bloke was lucky to come out of it with just a fractured pelvis and something else where a woman suffered injuries getting shot out of a cannon. Then steered by company man Wogan straight into 'But it wasn't just the tragedy of Michael Lush dying, you lost work too, didn't you, Noel?' so he can have a boo hoo about a couple of months in his calendar that year when he wasn't making bank advertising disco gas cookers or whatever. The best you can say for it is it's staggeringly crass.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2021, 12:53:19 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZJgW6UdFiw

Yeah, it's really something.


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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2021, 07:56:10 AM »
Recommend reading Jon Ronson's piece on Deal or No Deal from a few years back about the bizarre atmosphere at the hotel where contestants would sometimes have to stay for several weeks:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/oct/21/broadcasting.arts

Also Sam Delaney's more recent interview in which Edmonds outlines his population conspiracy theory:
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jun/01/noel-edmonds-bank-mr-blobby-barmy-reputation
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“There is a very simple way of working out for yourself what the real population of this country is,” he says. “It’s the three ‘F’s’ – food, faeces and farewells. Food is very tightly regulated because it has to be, for obvious reasons. Faeces is the same. We know how much shit and piss is going through the system. And as for farewells – we have a pretty good idea how many people are buried or cremated each year.”

kalowski

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2021, 08:05:29 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZJgW6UdFiw

Yeah, it's really something.


Jesus Christ. Did I see that at the time? I can't remember, but what a horrible, horrible man. They both come across badly. "Lucky Edmonds, they call him."
Not Lucky Lush though, eh, ha ha ha ha!

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2021, 02:07:54 PM »
Last seen in New Zealand.
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/06/29/why-noel-edmonds-has-launched-online-radio-network-new-zealand
His online radio station appears to be still streaming. Not listening long enough to hear if he’s still on it.

https://positivitynz.radio/play-online/home

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2021, 03:29:55 PM »
Recommend reading Jon Ronson's piece on Deal or No Deal from a few years back about the bizarre atmosphere at the hotel where contestants would sometimes have to stay for several weeks:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/oct/21/broadcasting.arts

"Les Dennis can have the big Winnebago when he gets the ratings we get"

Amazing.

Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2021, 05:36:54 PM »
His online radio station appears to be still streaming. Not listening long enough to hear if he’s still on it.

https://positivitynz.radio/play-online/home

I tried clicking on that site, but my web security software blocked it claiming the site had a trojan. A positivity trojan, I guess.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2021, 09:18:41 PM »
Quote from: ronson’s piece
"I wrote to the cosmos that I would like to meet a woman who'll make me laugh and make me happy," Noel tells me. "I wrote that I'd like a relationship that's not too heavy, with an attractive lady, and I'd like her to walk into my life by the end of September 2005. And she did!"

There is a short silence.

"She wasn't the person who sold her story to the Sunday People back in July, was she?" I ask.

There's another silence.

"Yes," says Noel.

Just…. Just.

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Re: strange facts about Noel's House Party
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2021, 09:45:20 AM »
you can just be certain that every pitch he's ever made for everything includes the phrase "in which I, Noel Edmonds..."

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