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Quote from: Barry Admin on May 21, 2022, 11:38:18 AMHe can fuck right off, using comedy as leverage like this. The sheer gall in using a well-loved comedy show and it's legacy purely to try and stir up more hatred against a minority. What a desperate man.
Quote from: Rich Uncle Skeleton on May 21, 2022, 12:56:23 PMExactly and it's not just his work and its legacy he's dragging into this, there's two other people to consider in the case of the musical. If it even exists...
QuotePOPE TEDThe Father Ted Musical
QuoteGRAHAM LINEHAN (and arthur mathews)The Genius Creator* of Father TedPRESENT/sPOPE TEDTHE MUSICAL*s
Quote from: The Late Satoru Iwata on May 21, 2022, 12:59:35 PMrather one where it's:
Quote from: Martin Van Buren Stan on May 21, 2022, 01:05:34 PMI do really hope we get to hear the music Neil Hannon made for it at least.
Quote from: The Guppy on May 21, 2022, 01:07:43 PMfather ted the musicalFROM GLINNER
Quote from: The Late Satoru Iwata on May 21, 2022, 01:08:29 PMI would be amazed if anything currently exists beyond Songs of Love and a contrived way to get My Lovely Horse into the show. If Arthur doesn't even know what the show's about, I can't see any of it existing in solid enough form that songs have started to be written to accompany any of the plot beats.
QuoteSpeaking on BBC Breakfast, he said: "Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews, praise be, settled their differences and we are all back in a room writing the musical."It's very exciting. In fact, we are pretty much almost finished. It'll still be quite a while before it hits the boards."I take all my inspiration from what they have written, the scenes they have constructed."Sometimes I have written about six songs for one particular scene that never seem to hit the nail on the head. But most of them have come quite easily."
Quote from: The Late Satoru Iwata on May 21, 2022, 12:59:35 PMHe's like a rapture cult except instead he's constantly espousing the never-to-arrive second coming of Ted Crilly.
Quote from: the most hated man on the intenetBefore I knew how toxic trans rights activism was, I wrote an episode of my Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd with a trans character. The response was more venomous than I was used to, but as bad as it was, at least I was allowed to write it. That was in 2013.In 2020, such an episode would never air. And that is because the first generation who didn't go out to play have grown up to become clones of Mary Whitehouse. The new puritans.I am not new to outrage. There was fury on the part of some when we first released Father Ted but the executives we had were made of strong stuff and ignored the attacks. The same goes for The IT Crowd, Brass Eye, Black Books, and I guess a few comedies I haven't worked on.I'm worried we're entering an era of pre-chewed, prissy art that offends no one. But it's not comedy writers who are the victims of all this: it is women who are the real casualties.
Quote from: A comedy writerBut it's not comedy writers who are the victims of all this: it is women who are the real casualties
Quote from: Dr Rock on May 21, 2022, 01:31:48 PMIs it puritanism that means we don't have Mind Your Language on the telly any more?
Quote from: madhair60 on May 21, 2022, 01:46:00 PMHang on, sorry, who was offended by Black Books? What's controversial about that?
Quote from: grainger on May 21, 2022, 07:31:37 AMCome to think of it, the sentiment of his piece is a bit Rorschachy too. Rorscach has a much better sense of grammar, though - but then to be fair, his dialogue was written by Alan Moore.
Quote from: JaDanketies on May 21, 2022, 11:21:13 AMcan you imagine if Katie Montgomerie or someone was saying stuff similar to WAF? Not only would it be brought up as evidence that trans people are pedos for all eternity, but Katie Montgomerie would probably have a lot more 'fans' slamming her, disagreeing vehemently, and trying to distance trans rights from Katie Montgomerie as far as possible.
Quote from: somersetchris on May 21, 2022, 01:58:07 PMYeah Linehan's comedy was never exactly edgy, was it? It was pretty warm and cosy, it's not like he was pushing any boundaries. You're not Chris Morris mate.
Quote from: The Late Satoru Iwata on May 21, 2022, 12:59:35 PMAs I recall, it's not that they (the production company who no longer have any professional relationship with him) don't want to make Pope Ted, it's that they didn't want his name heavily associated with it, right?
Quote from: jobotic on May 21, 2022, 01:58:55 PMLinehan was well into his hate career by the time Hannon is talking about. Nice.
Quote from: wrec on May 21, 2022, 03:17:10 PMYes. Shouldn't be forgotten that Mathews has defended his bananas friend, and Hannon seemed irritated to be asked about him, and refused to be drawn on his thoughts on it. In both cases they obviously don't see the behaviour and rhetoric as a problem, just the fact that it's affected the production. Shameful shit from the pair of them IMO.
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