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Title: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on December 15, 2017, 06:56:51 AM
A good idea, or let it lie?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5181427/Vic-Reeves-Bob-Mortimer-planning-Big-Night-series.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5181427/Vic-Reeves-Bob-Mortimer-planning-Big-Night-series.html)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on December 15, 2017, 08:52:50 AM
Of all the links available...
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 15, 2017, 09:12:22 AM
A good idea, or let it lie?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5181427/Vic-Reeves-Bob-Mortimer-planning-Big-Night-series.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5181427/Vic-Reeves-Bob-Mortimer-planning-Big-Night-series.html)

The Daily Mail is a terrible idea.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on December 15, 2017, 09:23:25 AM
The Daily Mail is a terrible idea.
And people let it lie.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Ja'moke on December 15, 2017, 10:43:06 AM
Here is the actual BBC press release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/vic-and-bob?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate

Four episodes.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Autopsy Turvey on December 15, 2017, 01:24:28 PM
Why on earth BBC4? That's where you put documentaries about the motorway system.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: TheMonk on December 20, 2017, 05:56:45 AM
We’ll know after the Christmas special if a series is a good idea. I do think they should have waited till it screens to announce this. Removes a bit of the novelty of a one off.

Still, I assume it’ll be good fun and this format is the best suited to them. I think they’ve wanted to do a sketch show for ages, perhaps calling it Big Night Out was the only way they could get it going.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: magval on November 24, 2018, 12:42:08 PM
Did youse know this is back on Wednesday (28th), 10pm on BBC4?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mango Chimes on November 24, 2018, 07:14:47 PM
I didn't, because I get all my news from CaB. Thanks! I hope it's better than the special.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on November 25, 2018, 01:08:22 PM
Why on earth BBC4? That's where you put documentaries about the motorway system.

Yes but the one about building the M62 was truly hilarious.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: willy crossit on November 26, 2018, 12:41:48 PM
Went to see them show a couple of episodes of this at the BFI last week.

Loved both eps, a step up from the special from what I can remember of it
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on November 26, 2018, 02:58:50 PM
Went to see them show a couple of episodes of this at the BFI last week.

Loved both eps, a step up from the special from what I can remember of it

I hope so. There’s being deliberately ramshackle and then there’s just being in pieces on the floor.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Malcy on November 27, 2018, 09:31:43 PM
Vic & Bob are on 6 Music at midday tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: sevendaughters on November 27, 2018, 10:30:06 PM
do they think Bob is going to die and they're just getting as much as they can in? He's always on that crap panel show, there was the fishing show, Radio 6, now this. Not complaining like.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Malcy on November 28, 2018, 12:10:37 AM
do they think Bob is going to die and they're just getting as much as they can in? He's always on that crap panel show, there was the fishing show, Radio 6, now this. Not complaining like.

David Tennant must have been terminally ill in 2009 by that logic. Great recovery though!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: thenoise on November 28, 2018, 08:13:57 AM
Trying to make up for all the years when they would only 'let' V&B do Shooting Stars?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on November 28, 2018, 09:08:31 AM
It's Vic & Bob pissing about on the telly!
What's not to like?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Captain Z on November 28, 2018, 12:10:32 PM
do they think Bob is going to die and they're just getting as much as they can in? He's always on that crap panel show, there was the fishing show, Radio 6, now this. Not complaining like.

Would I Lie To You? He's absolutely brilliant on it, and while the show is highly dependent on the guests it's the best panel show going now. You also missed the Athletico Mince podcast which is the best thing he does.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: sevendaughters on November 28, 2018, 01:39:43 PM
Would I Lie To You? He's absolutely brilliant on it, and while the show is highly dependent on the guests it's the best panel show going now. You also missed the Athletico Mince podcast which is the best thing he does.

oh yeah I mean I just watch his bits on youtube, can't stand the actual show.

podcast isn't Beeb but yeah he's doing a lot for a guy supposedly near dead.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 28, 2018, 05:51:46 PM
a guy supposedly near dead.

stop saying this you're bumming me out
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on November 28, 2018, 07:56:28 PM
You also missed the Athletico Mince podcast which is the best thing he does.

Unfortunately it is unlistenable due to his profoundly untalented, sycophantic, coat-tails riding co-host.

Astonishing to think that of all the potential comedy partners for Bob out there, he went with someone whose only credit in life is stealing something from CaB and passing it off as his own.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: garnish on November 28, 2018, 08:01:05 PM
Unfortunately it is unlistenable due to his profoundly untalented, sycophantic, coat-tails riding co-host.

Astonishing to think that of all the potential comedy partners for Bob out there, he went with someone whose only credit in life is stealing something from CaB and passing it off as his own.

What did he steal?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on November 28, 2018, 08:06:26 PM
What did he steal?

GET IN GRAVE

which he changed to

GET IN THE SEA
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Nehamkin on November 28, 2018, 08:09:53 PM
GET IN GRAVE

which he changed to

GET IN THE SEA

They're vaguely similar, but this seems like a bit of a stretch.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: PaulTMA on November 28, 2018, 08:14:10 PM
GET IN GRAVE

which he changed to

GET IN THE SEA

Consider my subscription cancelled
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on November 28, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
They're vaguely similar, but this seems like a bit of a stretch.

Vaguely similar?  They are identical in concept (lists of shit stuff followed by GET IN GRAVE or the far worse GET IN THE SEA), and the latter followed too soon after Boston Crab’s version for it to be a coincidence.

If the guy was coming up with anything else of worth one might argue that he’s a well-spring of decent ideas and good humour but he isn’t; it’s just this one thing which happens to be identical to Boston Crab’s own version with a word changed into two words - fucking the rhythm of the original, by the way.

I wouldn’t mind, but off the back of it he has a GET IN THE SEA book and he is somehow working with Bob Mortimer and trying to pull him down to his level.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: colacentral on November 28, 2018, 08:42:04 PM
"Jump in a lake" and similar have been common phrases for years. I find CaB back slapping pretty grotesque.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: dr beat on November 28, 2018, 08:58:41 PM
Um yeah. YEAH YEAH YEAH HAVE YOU NOT GET DECKING IN YOUR OOOWWWNNN HOME YEEAAAHHH.

For me the appeal is Bob being brilliant.

WHATS NOT TO LIKE YEAHHHH
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on November 28, 2018, 09:23:53 PM
back slapping

I’m not Boston Crab.


Anyway, I didn’t mean to derail the thread with this; just responding to the Athletico Mince recommendation.  Let’s leave this discussion here.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phil_A on November 28, 2018, 10:33:24 PM
I thought that was absolutely delightful. No complaints whatsoever.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on November 28, 2018, 10:33:59 PM
Now that’s more like it. The Christmas special had me worried but this was more like the Vic and Bob of old.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: derek stitt on November 28, 2018, 10:38:45 PM
I do so enjoy this type of utter rubbish.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Nowhere Man on November 28, 2018, 10:39:21 PM
Well done Bob for doing the old skanking routine, bloody hell, that's some commitment.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Gregory Torso on November 28, 2018, 10:40:06 PM
I was a bit worried about Bob’s heart during that bit
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Nowhere Man on November 28, 2018, 10:42:48 PM
I was a bit worried about Bob’s heart during that bit

Same, but it's all pre-recorded, and i'd hope that the doctors aren't too far away from Bob just in case anything were to happen.

I'm not sure I could take losing Bob anytime soon, losing Rik a few years ago was tough enough.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: PaulTMA on November 28, 2018, 10:52:16 PM
Bit of a slow start I thought, but picked right up thank fuck.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on November 28, 2018, 11:09:17 PM
I thought that was absolutely delightful. No complaints whatsoever.

Same. Sometimes pure silliness is just what's needed.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: chrispmartha on November 28, 2018, 11:51:47 PM
My only issue is... should Bill Decker have been resurrected, that stars for your eyes sketch is quite possibly the funniest thing ever made I think I’d have preferred it to be left there, otherwise, its Vic & Bob messing around which is just perfect.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on November 29, 2018, 12:02:25 AM
My only issue is... should Bill Decker have been resurrected

Based on how much I laughed, yes.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on November 29, 2018, 12:04:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CG0Tegm.jpg)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: undergroundcow75 on November 29, 2018, 05:09:32 AM
It was weak in places but I still laughed a lot. As a native Teessider I loved the local references. Bob is pretty much a god as far as I'm concerned. It pissed all over that abomination that was 'House of Fools' and proved that they still have it when they can be arsed. Both knocking on for sixty now though and each suffering from health problems too. Was that their last hurrah?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on November 29, 2018, 05:53:00 AM
Both knocking on for sixty now though and each suffering from health problems too.

What's up wi Vic?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: undergroundcow75 on November 29, 2018, 06:13:34 AM
Divorce, being old. having taken an awful lot lot of that sniffing stuff over the years and drinking rather a lot too. I'm ten years younger than him but have led a similar lifestyle without ever receiving any of the plaudits. I expect to be dead rather soon but I fear Vic may well beat me to it. I really hope that I'm wrong about that though. This is entirely based on people I know, local gossip and friend's of friends testimony so it should probably be treated with the upmost caution.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on November 29, 2018, 06:16:26 AM
I think their laughing lots will add DECADES to their lives
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: undergroundcow75 on November 29, 2018, 06:30:00 AM
Well, you did  ask.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on November 29, 2018, 07:57:55 AM
Vaguely similar?  They are identical in concept (lists of shit stuff followed by GET IN GRAVE or the far worse GET IN THE SEA), and the latter followed too soon after Boston Crab’s version for it to be a coincidence.

it’s just this one thing which happens to be identical to Boston Crab’s own version with a word changed into two words -

Seems damning to me. Always seemed odd that such a talent void could come up with this one clever, neat and successful idea and nothing else of any merit ever. And as you say it's not just the words, it's the entire idea.

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=40219.0
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: buzby on November 29, 2018, 08:04:30 AM
Loved the Secret Soil/Throwing Mud ads, the latter of which saw a welcome callback to Lovejoy's shitty-shotty stick
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on November 29, 2018, 08:15:58 AM
Loved the Secret Soil/Throwing Mud ads, the latter of which saw a welcome callback to Lovejoy's shitty-shotty stick

I loved the genuine relish Vic’s character had for the mud based products.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on November 29, 2018, 08:25:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CG0Tegm.jpg)

That had me floored, as did the top hat falling on 'Run DMC'. I was a little concerned at first when they ran through a couple of greatest hits, but as soon as Vic started sniffing over that grape or whatever it was in Bob's hand I knew they'd brought the good stuff.

Neither of them are near death, dickheads. Long may they peddle their nonsense. And Athletico Mince is fantastic.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on November 29, 2018, 08:36:15 AM


Neither of them are near death, dickheads.

No need to take that tone. Vic seems in rude health, but come on, Bob's in a birrova state, healthwise, and looks fairly decrepit nowadays. But, yes, long may they continue.


Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on November 29, 2018, 08:36:49 AM
That had me floored, as did the top hat falling on 'Run DMC'. I was a little concerned at first when they ran through a couple of greatest hits, but as soon as Vic started sniffing over that grape or whatever it was in Bob's hand I knew they'd brought the good stuff.

Neither of them are near death, dickheads. Long may they peddle their nonsense. And Athletico Mince is fantastic.

Aye. Just in case there’s still anyone who’s a fan of Bob but is avoiding Athletico Mince because of a lack of interest in football, I urge you to check it out. It’s only a football podcast in the same way Shooting Stars is a quiz, ie. a loose framework on which to hang nonsense.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on November 29, 2018, 08:56:03 AM
I really do with these Mince fans would stop blathering on about it. Keep it to yourselves. It's OK but it's just half of a great team, he isn't doing much really AND you don't get to see him. A LOT of what makes V and B funny is the visual stuff.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Artie Fufkin on November 29, 2018, 09:11:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CG0Tegm.jpg)

Oh man. I nearly died.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Artie Fufkin on November 29, 2018, 09:21:22 AM
Also, when Bob kept licking himself like a cat.
I love Bob.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: bobloblaw on November 29, 2018, 09:21:51 AM
I loved the genuine relish Vic’s character had for the mud based products.

Yes, i thought at first they'd left some corpsing in from a pre-recorded item but then realised they are just two men who happen to be ludicrously excited by dirt

Whole ep was fabulous, so much stronger than the previous one-off. Hope the rest of the series can hit similar heights

"Tom Cruise"/"Chris Evans" made me laugh on Twitter too:
 
@VaunEarl
Son is sat with me watching #vicandbob, just told he doesn't know if he feels very proud or horrified.

@VaunEarl
Vic and Bob did ten minutes of this cornbeef. We all felt sick. They didn't. Talk about working for your art. #vicandbob

@VaunEarl
Five years at RADA, four years with Philippe Gaulier, three years studying with Lee Strasberg. Ten years as a Jesuit Monk in Nepal. Prepares you well.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on November 29, 2018, 10:16:48 AM
I do kind of miss "Vic Reeves" - he used to be a definite character played by Jim ("Britain's top light entertainer"). Now it feels as if he's just being himself - he and Bob are much more equal
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: bobloblaw on November 29, 2018, 10:19:04 AM
I do kind of miss "Vic Reeves" - he used to be a definite character played by Jim ("Britain's top light entertainer"). Now it feels as if he's just being himself - he and Bob are much more equal

it's been that way since Smell Of, to be fair
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: gmoney on November 29, 2018, 10:38:50 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CG0Tegm.jpg)


God, I haven't seen the episode yet, but this got me going. Can't wait to watch this tonight!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on November 29, 2018, 10:54:16 AM
Divorce, being old. having taken an awful lot lot of that sniffing stuff over the years and drinking rather a lot too. I'm ten years younger than him but have led a similar lifestyle without ever receiving any of the plaudits. I expect to be dead rather soon but I fear Vic may well beat me to it. I really hope that I'm wrong about that though. This is entirely based on people I know, local gossip and friend's of friends testimony so it should probably be treated with the upmost caution.

I think you should take all that with quite a lot of salt - Vic's been very happily married to Nancy Sorrell for 15 years, I don't think he's ever had a booze problem at least in terms of alcoholism, and the cocaine stuff...well, if you read the full stories as told by Bob where it's mentioned, you soon realise they sound an awful lot like his comical flights of fancy - £700 a week and brought in in wheelbarrows at the same time as an Indian takeaway and they took it whilst they shot guns.  Compare that with a more "straight" interview where he said they tried it once but were too scared and too Northern, so they never went back to it.  Which one sounds more realistic?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on November 29, 2018, 11:04:02 AM
I do kind of miss "Vic Reeves" - he used to be a definite character played by Jim ("Britain's top light entertainer"). Now it feels as if he's just being himself - he and Bob are much more equal

I think I’ve said before, but the closest comparison I can come up with is the change between original Daffy Duck and Chuck Jones interpretation of Daffy Duck.

Up until Smell Of... Reeves was a hyperkinetic character who wore his heart on his sleeve, flipping from one extreme emotion to another. Certainly by Bang! Bang!, the character was much slower and more dry, likely as a product of age.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on November 29, 2018, 11:08:09 AM
the cocaine stuff...well, if you read the full stories as told by Bob where it's mentioned, you soon realise they sound an awful lot like his comical flights of fancy - £700 a week and brought in in wheelbarrows at the same time as an Indian takeaway and they took it whilst they shot guns.  Compare that with a more "straight" interview where he said they tried it once but were too scared and too Northern, so they never went back to it.  Which one sounds more realistic?

The truth is probably somewhere inbetween. I remember an interview in the short lived Jack magazine where they both matter-of-factly stated they loved a bit of sniff,  with no mitigating talk of wheelbarrows or northerness. They probably indulged to much the same extent as every other media type. Weren't either coke-fiends or abstainers.

If anything, I'd be most concerned about Vic's enormous belly. He'll soon be running Cleese close in comedian belly top trumps
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on November 29, 2018, 11:10:04 AM
Really liked that they did the pre-credits announcement (over the BBC Four ident)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on November 29, 2018, 11:50:00 AM
The truth is probably somewhere inbetween. I remember an interview in the short lived Jack magazine where they both matter-of-factly stated they loved a bit of sniff,  with no mitigating talk of wheelbarrows or northerness. They probably indulged to much the same extent as every other media type. Weren't either coke-fiends or abstainers.

If anything, I'd be most concerned about Vic's enormous belly. He'll soon be running Cleese close in comedian belly top trumps

An aquaintance of mine once delivered a significant quantity of Olly Beak to the Cambridge Corn Exchange while the live Shooting Stars show was on.

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: bobloblaw on November 29, 2018, 01:38:14 PM
An aquaintance of mine once delivered a significant quantity of Olly Beak to the Cambridge Corn Exchange while the live Shooting Stars show was on.

Lamarr getting his interval order in early?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: bobloblaw on November 29, 2018, 01:45:19 PM
The truth is probably somewhere inbetween. I remember an interview in the short lived Jack magazine where they both matter-of-factly stated they loved a bit of sniff,  with no mitigating talk of wheelbarrows or northerness. They probably indulged to much the same extent as every other media type. Weren't either coke-fiends or abstainers.

If anything, I'd be most concerned about Vic's enormous belly. He'll soon be running Cleese close in comedian belly top trumps

didn't Bob reference drugs in passing in Gone Fishing too? Unspecified which ones, though
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mango Chimes on November 30, 2018, 01:02:07 AM
What the fuck is up with the laughter track? (I don't need a lecture on it not being canned laughter, thanks, I'm not eight.) It's really offputtingly LOUD and sounds like it's not coming from the same room. It sounds like a CBBC show, and my ever increasing hatred for the audience is blocking out the enjoyment of whatever Vic and Bob are doing (and I loved the opening, when the music was drowning out the laughter).
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: TheMonk on November 30, 2018, 03:28:35 AM
didn't Bob reference drugs in passing in Gone Fishing too? Unspecified which ones, though
And those jowels. A run on a treadmill wouldn’t go astray.
Most enjoyable show.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Crabwalk on November 30, 2018, 10:48:15 AM
I thought the show was a joy throughout. Tears of laughter several times and a sore jaw from grinning by the end of it.

That Novelty Island might've been the best they've ever done, due to the quality of the items. It does feel to me like Bob's struggling a bit to get back in the character of Lister though (and Vic's not really Vic anymore, as previously noted, so their dynamic is a bit skewed now anyway).

I cant wait for the inevitable Stotts appearance.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Crabwalk on November 30, 2018, 10:50:18 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CG0Tegm.jpg)

Just going to repost this here as it cracks me up just thinking about it. I didn't even notice the legs at the time.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on November 30, 2018, 11:52:07 AM
Bill Decker was magnificent.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on November 30, 2018, 11:55:16 AM
Enjoyed this, much better than the one-off/pilot edition. (That said, I still don't really understand why it has to have the association with Big Night Out - aside from an appearance of Novelty Island and Lister it has no alignment with it at all.)

Felt more confidently funny and filled with more purposeful material. A few flat bits, but great to once again see Vic & Bob being stupid and clever and difficult and avant garde and inventive and making each other laugh.

Though did perceive a little bit of laziness with the half-puppet guys (Sandwich Club?), in that they seemed to be a merge of Pat & Dave (voices), Donald & Davey (coiffure) and Otis & Marvin (semi-marionette), but it was only a brief 'WTF' segment anyway.

What the fuck is up with the laughter track? (I don't need a lecture on it not being canned laughter, thanks, I'm not eight.) It's really offputtingly LOUD and sounds like it's not coming from the same room. It sounds like a CBBC show, and my ever increasing hatred for the audience is blocking out the enjoyment of whatever Vic and Bob are doing (and I loved the opening, when the music was drowning out the laughter).

What you've got there is a sound mixing / post production complaint, don't take it out on the audience. That said, having the audience clapping along (eurgh) over the end song was a mistake as they just ended up ignoring all the jokey lyrics.

Anyone notice the snippet of Aphex Twin over the animation (fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYVP7Lznl_E))? As explained in the Radio 4's The Cult Of Aphex Twin (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b88k6l), Jim is a longtime fan.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mango Chimes on November 30, 2018, 01:12:24 PM
What you've got there is a sound mixing / post production complaint, don't take it out on the audience.

Oh no, is it? Unfortunately I've already murdered everybody involved! Especially the cunt who went "weyyyyy" when the frying pan was brought out.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on November 30, 2018, 01:19:02 PM
I had no sound problems. Maybe your audio settings were set to 'CuntBoost+'?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mango Chimes on November 30, 2018, 03:55:51 PM
I knew I shouldn't have bought those speakers.

I just had a quick check on YouTube and volume-wise it seems similar even on The Smell Of, but there's something about it that's less annoying there. I dunno.

Fuck, though, Smell was directed wonderfully – the white void works so well, and there's some really nice perspective stuff with a really big depth of field.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Twed on November 30, 2018, 04:12:31 PM
I knew I shouldn't have bought those speakers.
I knew I shouldn't have bought those speakers
I really want      to   see    those fingers
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ColinPopshed on December 01, 2018, 01:54:20 AM
So much better than I could have hoped for, already watched it 3 times. You were never far from something joyous.

The set bugged me though. Felt a bit like they were wedged in some corner while other things were being made, although with quite a small audience it helped that they were close. Looked great at desk though.

It will be interesting to see if they front-loaded the first episode, but there’s a confidence about it so hopefully not.

We really need stuff like this on tv. Such magical, alchemical nonsense in a sea of earnest dramas, overachieving Apollo comedians and pathos ridden reality shite.

(Yes I’m old and a mental fan)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mojo filters on December 01, 2018, 07:59:44 AM
I watched it and immediately watched an old (2015 I think) Bob Mortimer RHLSTP afterwards. Surprisingly I found Herring made a pertinent and interesting observation about Reeves & Mortimer's comedy, which reflected my experience watching this episode.

Herring suggested that the sheer originality and absurdity of their comedy (maybe not quite expressing the sentiment so neatly) made it easy for the viewer to react differently, depending on mood, state of mind and so forth.

I watched this in a not especially good mood, expecting to be cheered up. Unfortunately I wasn't particularly impressed, though I could see R&M appeared to be on reasonably good form - if a little older and slower these days.

What struck me about Herring's notion, is that I quite enjoyed the Christmas special - though it really didn't seem like vintage quality R&M for the most part, and was rather patchy.

Was I just in a better frame of mind when I watched that, or am I just overthinking something that really doesn't benefit from such?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 01, 2018, 08:26:05 AM
It will be interesting to see if they front-loaded the first episode, but there’s a confidence about it so hopefully not.

I hope not too, but I'm a bit worried that the joys of that first episode won't be as high because R&M tend to repeat/re-use material/characters/lines. They did it a shitload on Shooting Stars - maybe they've had more inspiration for these shows.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ajsmith2 on December 01, 2018, 08:42:31 AM
It pissed all over that abomination that was 'House of Fools' and proved that they still have it when they can be arsed.

I don't agree as I loved House of Fools, but as you luxuriate the superiority of the new show to HoF, know this: the whole David Walliams impression bit from this new episode was recycled wholesale from a House of Fools :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_94nnkAz8
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on December 01, 2018, 08:48:28 AM
I hope not too, but I'm a bit worried that the joys of that first episode won't be as high because R&M tend to repeat/re-use material/characters/lines. They did it a shitload on Shooting Stars - maybe they've had more inspiration for these shows.

They did it in this episode!

Skanking - Shooting Stars
The expression “shit farm” - cropped up in several places including Shooting Stars
Shittyshotty - Smell Of...
Vic mumbling swearing - Bang! Bang!
David Walliams impression - House of Fools
Bill Decker - Smell Of...
Frying pan fight - Smell Of... onwards
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mrClaypole on December 01, 2018, 08:57:52 AM
Haven't Vic and Bob always referenced and called back to themselves? . Didn't they do novelty island on the Puce tour? When they were into the Smell of phase.
I really enjoyed the new BNO,  ok it's not as fresh and exciting as the first time around, but it's still Vic and Bob dicking around for 30 mins,  it's still great to see them loving acting stupid together.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on December 01, 2018, 09:01:33 AM
Haven't Vic and Bob always referenced and called back to themselves? . Didn't they do novelty island on the Puce tour? When they were into the Smell of phase.
I really enjoyed the new BNO,  ok it's not as fresh and exciting as the first time around, but it's still Vic and Bob dicking around for 30 mins,  it's still great to see them loving acting stupid together.

Absolutely, I was just illustrating that the first episode wasn’t a bastion of originality that future episodes will simply repeat, but rather it’s a continuation of Vic & Bob dicking about with characters, ideas and expressions that amuse them.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mrClaypole on December 01, 2018, 11:00:00 AM
Absolutely, I was just illustrating that the first episode wasn’t a bastion of originality that future episodes will simply repeat, but rather it’s a continuation of Vic & Bob dicking about with characters, ideas and expressions that amuse them.

I may be dreaming this but I'm sure I read an interview with Vic where he says that whatever vehicle they are using to hang the madness off,  it's really only a continuation of their bantering,  so a throwback is to be expected and deliberate. Almost like being a catchphrase but without being so obvious.
But then again,  I have drunk alot over the years,  so I might be just wrong. But it think I'm right.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: dr beat on December 01, 2018, 11:38:17 AM
They had me straight off with the version of the 'Bastard' song from Athletico Mince, which is one of my favourite things. And yes that might be one of the best Novelty Islands ever.

Also I liked Vic's shoes.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: buzby on December 01, 2018, 12:26:43 PM
Though did perceive a little bit of laziness with the half-puppet guys (Sandwich Club?), in that they seemed to be a merge of Pat & Dave (voices), Donald & Davey (coiffure) and Otis & Marvin (semi-marionette), but it was only a brief 'WTF' segment anyway.
Bob also used Pat Wright's glasses (Vic used Tom Fun's glasses - they might have lost Dave's). I thought their bulbous heads were more of a callback to Loyd Grossman in the Masterchef sketch.

In other character eyewear related news, Bob was wearing a standard pair of shielded safety frames instead of Bill Decker's bottle-bottom lensed glasses.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Pranet on December 01, 2018, 12:42:16 PM
I watched it and immediately watched an old (2015 I think) Bob Mortimer RHLSTP afterwards. Surprisingly I found Herring made a pertinent and interesting observation about Reeves & Mortimer's comedy, which reflected my experience watching this episode.

Herring suggested that the sheer originality and absurdity of their comedy (maybe not quite expressing the sentiment so neatly) made it easy for the viewer to react differently, depending on mood, state of mind and so forth.

I watched this in a not especially good mood, expecting to be cheered up. Unfortunately I wasn't particularly impressed, though I could see R&M appeared to be on reasonably good form - if a little older and slower these days.

What struck me about Herring's notion, is that I quite enjoyed the Christmas special - though it really didn't seem like vintage quality R&M for the most part, and was rather patchy.

Was I just in a better frame of mind when I watched that, or am I just overthinking something that really doesn't benefit from such?

I agree with you and Richard Herring. I remember that RHLSTP and I thought at the time he summed up quite well what I think about R&M- when I am in the mood for them they are the best thing ever, and when I am not it is just a bit annoying.

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mojo filters on December 01, 2018, 01:05:57 PM
I agree with you and Richard Herring. I remember that RHLSTP and I thought at the time he summed up quite well what I think about R&M- when I am in the mood for them they are the best thing ever, and when I am not it is just a bit annoying.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Agreeing with Herring is not an especially common thing for me, but he did get this one right!

I remember the first time I watched Big Night Out, as friends were making a lot of fuss about it, quoting lines etc. I was slightly perplexed, not really getting why folks thought this was so good. Then I watched it again without thinking about it, and I found the funny.

However I'm not entirely sure why Vic & Bob are attempting to recreate the past all of a sudden. I thought Shooting Stars was a brilliant move, and whilst far from perfect - I admired their ambition in attempting House of Fools.

I hope I enjoy the next R&M show more, but can't help wondering why they haven't attempted something new and a bit different?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Avril Lavigne on December 01, 2018, 02:23:55 PM
I hope I enjoy the next R&M show more, but can't help wondering why they haven't attempted something new and a bit different?

I thought House of Fools was more miss than hit and the various guest stars & plot contrivances detracted from the enjoyment of just watching Vic & Bob being daft together. I'm much happier to see them going back to their old free-form, variety/sketch style and doing what comes most naturally to them than trying to shoehorn their humour into other formats. Having said that, they're also currently making their first full-length film which I'm really looking forward to.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 01, 2018, 05:05:04 PM
Yeah. it really is mostly about enjoying the two lovely old fellas just messing about together.

Is there ANYONE else on telly today doing anything even remotely similar (daft wigs/false heads/catchphrases/props)? As much as I love them I think they have a huge advantage in that they have that whole section of the comedy stage just for themselves.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Spiteface on December 01, 2018, 05:13:42 PM
Yeah. it really is mostly about enjoying the two lovely old fellas just messing about together.

Is there ANYONE else on telly today doing anything even remotely similar (daft wigs/false heads/catchphrases/props)?

Not really. And if there was, everyone would just see it as them trying to "Do" Reeves & Mortimer.

Loved the new Big Night Out. I don't think there's any comedy "act" - be it a duo, group or solo comedian that is quite as self-indulgent as Vic & Bob, yet remains entertaining to me. They strike me as people who just do whatever they want that they think is funny and if people will let them, they stick it on telly for the people who like what they like. I'm sure that's what most comedians would say, but I actually like to believe that's how Vic & Bob "work"
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 01, 2018, 06:12:07 PM
I love the recurring joke of Vic asking Bob if he can make the skin of his face slop forwards and reveal something underneath.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on December 01, 2018, 07:40:42 PM
Yeah. it really is mostly about enjoying the two lovely old fellas just messing about together.

Is there ANYONE else on telly today doing anything even remotely similar (daft wigs/false heads/catchphrases/props)? As much as I love them I think they have a huge advantage in that they have that whole section of the comedy stage just for themselves.

Wasn't that thing that Greg Davies was in a bit like that? Just not much cop.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on December 01, 2018, 07:42:15 PM
Just thinking, it's going to be thirty years since BNO first aired, in about eighteen months, like.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on December 01, 2018, 11:12:50 PM
Cor, there's the full 1991 live show on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB-ZSbcwzhI

Going to watch and see if it's better than the newun

UPDATE: I prefer Bob leaning on the desk when he chats with Vic
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: TheMonk on December 01, 2018, 11:29:35 PM
However I'm not entirely sure why Vic & Bob are attempting to recreate the past all of a sudden. I thought Shooting Stars was a brilliant move, and whilst far from perfect - I admired their ambition in attempting House of Fools.
I think this is completely down to what they can get on TV.
They couldn’t get another series of House Of Fools up from memory.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Avril Lavigne on December 01, 2018, 11:48:49 PM
Cor, there's the full 1991 live show on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB-ZSbcwzhI

Going to watch and see if it's better than the newun

UPDATE: I prefer Bob leaning on the desk when he chats with Vic

Is that a young Vaun (AKA Tom Cruise / Chris Evans) at 23.18?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: bobloblaw on December 02, 2018, 10:00:00 AM
I love the recurring joke of Vic asking Bob if he can make the skin of his face slop forwards and reveal something underneath.

yes - made me think of his Twin Peaks bit

https://cimg.tvgcdn.net/i/2017/08/14/0b1cd809-e9cc-4f95-bd3f-108409b6585e/twinpeaks-3x14sarah.gif
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: buzby on December 02, 2018, 12:20:57 PM
Is that a young Vaun (AKA Tom Cruise / Chris Evans) at 23.18?
Coming out from under the desk? Looks like the Booze For Baby bloke (Mike Wattam?).
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Avril Lavigne on December 02, 2018, 06:45:44 PM
Coming out from under the desk? Looks like the Booze For Baby bloke (Mike Wattam?).

Ah yes, I think you're right.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: RicoMNKN on December 02, 2018, 09:05:22 PM
Is there ANYONE else on telly today doing anything even remotely similar (daft wigs/false heads/catchphrases/props)? As much as I love them I think they have a huge advantage in that they have that whole section of the comedy stage just for themselves.

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule is the only one I can think of  (on British TV at least).
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: chrispmartha on December 05, 2018, 12:05:18 PM
Must say, second viewing of this last night and I thought it was even better than the first, very much classic Vic & Bob, the cowboy thing on novelty island floored me.

Is there any where to buy the full smell of on download? It was such a massive part of my life I’d like to relive it again!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Twed on December 05, 2018, 12:26:59 PM
Was really underwhelmed by this, thought "snipers dream AGAIN?" and then realised I was watching the pilot.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: neveragain on December 05, 2018, 11:46:00 PM
Tonight's episode very strong I thought.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on December 06, 2018, 12:03:29 AM
God, that bit with Vic's honking gooseberry in the suitcase creased me up. 
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: undergroundcow75 on December 06, 2018, 04:43:31 AM
Agree about the suitcase. Was a shame that most of the best bits were recycled stuff that we've already seen before though. It was still a fun half hour. Nowhere near as good as last week's though.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 06, 2018, 08:44:52 AM
I agree it didn’t hit the heights of the opener - was the Ghost Watch clip lifted wholesale from Afternoon Delights? - but the highs were very good indeed. The gooseberry and the Kanye West’s pants falling down song in particular.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on December 06, 2018, 09:02:47 AM
Andrew Neil was the highlight of the show for me.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 06, 2018, 09:28:16 AM
Was a shame that most of the best bits were recycled stuff that we've already seen before though. It was still a fun half hour. Nowhere near as good as last week's though.

I really liked the 'FIREBALL WARNING' sketch. V & B in silly clothes doing silly regional accents is always going to work for me. But yeah, agree with what you've written there.

Are they lazy or busy or both or what? they only had to put four half-hour shows together!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 06, 2018, 09:36:16 AM
oh - and I howled at the line 'do otters eat Toffee Crisps?'
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on December 06, 2018, 09:50:22 AM
I really liked the 'FIREBALL WARNING' sketch. V & B in silly clothes doing silly regional accents is always going to work for me. But yeah, agree with what you've written there.

Are they lazy or busy or both or what? they only had to put four half-hour shows together!

I think they've both been quoted in the past as saying that they don't like to work too hard, I seem to recall Bob telling Reece Shearsmith something along those lines in that episode of chain reaction they did.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on December 06, 2018, 10:03:16 AM
I think they've both been quoted in the past as saying that they don't like to work too hard, I seem to recall Bob telling Reece Shearsmith something along those lines in that episode of chain reaction they did.
Is that where Bob says they get together and work for the morning and then he just goes and parks up outside B&Q and has a kip? Something like that
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Tony Yeboah on December 06, 2018, 10:30:25 AM
They used a couple of Tim Vine's jokes at the start of the second episode. But gag theft/borrowing aside, I was cracking up with laughter a lot. Lots of hilarious stuff packed into 28 minutes, the first two episodes have been their funniest stuff as a duo in years.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Swoz_MK on December 06, 2018, 10:31:59 AM
2nd episode felt a lot like Bang Bang, bonus.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on December 06, 2018, 11:14:13 AM
Cor, there's the full 1991 live show on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB-ZSbcwzhI

Bob: "You're excitable young people aren't you?"
Vic: "That's my nephew"
Bob: "You haven't got a nephew...you've got a cat...that's dead"

Also "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and that oh-so important party tape!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: chrispmartha on December 06, 2018, 11:25:34 AM
On first viewing I preferred this to the 1st episode, the gooseberry in a box and the guy playing the guitar with the one long leg floored me!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: buzby on December 06, 2018, 11:53:36 AM
I really liked the 'FIREBALL WARNING' sketch. V & B in silly clothes doing silly regional accents is always going to work for me.
Another welcome return, this time of Mr. Onions from the Shooting Stars 'Cash For Mishaps' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpWLyo3p_g8) sketch.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 06, 2018, 01:46:06 PM
Another welcome return, this time of Mr. Onions from the Shooting Stars 'Cash For Mishaps' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpWLyo3p_g8) sketch.

Yes, the "South African Yarpie" absolutely killed me.  I missed most of the rest of the sketch cos I was laughing so hard, so I had to go back and watch it again.

And Tom Hanks' nose.  Particularly timely as I watched Cloud Atlas immediately before.


Learnt after the show that yer man Vaun was the bloke that Noel Edmonds told on Twitter he had terminal cancer cos he wasn't positive enough and then recommended that machine.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on December 06, 2018, 01:52:17 PM
I loved it especially the Ghost Hunters bit and spotting Andy Falkous of McClusky and Future Of The Left fame in the audience. Next to my friend Michael. Who's his friends. Circles.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on December 06, 2018, 01:55:01 PM
Is that where Bob says they get together and work for the morning and then he just goes and parks up outside B&Q and has a kip? Something like that

Aye, that's the very one
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on December 06, 2018, 02:08:49 PM
Aye, that's the very one
Great, I was worried it might have been Homebase or Wickes.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 06, 2018, 02:25:11 PM
Yes, the "South African Yarpie" absolutely killed me. 

That was the highlight for me. Made up for the missing Novelty Island.

And I'm growing fond of that closing song. It's actually really sweet.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Twed on December 06, 2018, 03:47:33 PM
Was really underwhelmed by this, thought "snipers dream AGAIN?" and then realised I was watching the pilot.
Watching the actual episodes and yep, they're great! Really feels like they hit a natural groove.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: sick as a pike on December 06, 2018, 06:31:21 PM
Re where Bob goes for a kip after finishing work:

Great, I was worried it might have been Homebase or Wickes.
NO! NO NO NO!
It is actually "the car park of the local Odeon, near the gym."
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on December 06, 2018, 09:48:41 PM
I was defending their revisiting ideas last week, but crikey, there was a lot of repurposed material in that un!

The gooseberry and fireball segments were stellar, mind - glad to see Mr Onions’ facial rash had cleared up.

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on December 06, 2018, 09:56:39 PM
What everyone said about the second episode, basically.

Mrs Alberon looked up from her magazine during the gooseberry bit, looked at me cracking up on the sofa and said “Is this supposed to be funny?”
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 06, 2018, 10:06:01 PM
I think the reveal of this (https://i.imgur.com/VTDmWhm.jpg) is the hardest I've laughed at anything all year.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Norton Canes on December 07, 2018, 09:52:07 AM
God yes.

Caught up with these last night, didn't even realise the series had started. Laughed practically non-stop through both episodes, particularly the second one, with that shoulder-shaking quiet laugh that just seizes you uncontrollably. I hadn't seen any of the material before so it was all gloriously new to me. Has there ever been a comedy double act with such incredible synchronicity? 
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Beagle 2 on December 07, 2018, 11:01:03 AM
Torvill and Dean?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: gmoney on December 07, 2018, 11:49:59 AM
I think my favourite bit was the booing of Bob's anniversary of his heart bypass. I was expecting silence, so the heavy booing set me off.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 07, 2018, 01:08:56 PM
I think my favourite bit was the booing of Bob's anniversary of his heart bypass. I was expecting silence, so the heavy booing set me off.

Yeah that and Bob's crestfallen face plus the fella shouting "ARSEHOLE" really set me laughing.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: :( on December 07, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
Lots of good stuff. Am thoroughly enjoying so far.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 07, 2018, 01:44:48 PM
I’m enjoying these too.  They feel very fresh.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 07, 2018, 01:48:59 PM
BFI chat with Vic and Bob:

https://youtu.be/KF0dic3MvH8
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on December 07, 2018, 02:58:48 PM
They used a couple of Tim Vine's jokes at the start of the second episode.

Or Peter Beardsley's...
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on December 09, 2018, 11:45:53 AM
Has Bob had veneers put on his teeth? They look very white.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 09, 2018, 11:49:10 AM
Has Bob had veneers put on his teeth? They look very white.

This might answer your question, from 'Would I Lie To You?':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgI3Y7gxMO4
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on December 09, 2018, 12:33:06 PM
Ah. He must have got hold of some hydrogen peroxide. Same place he gets the Fuji stuff from probably.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: PaulTMA on December 11, 2018, 11:35:29 PM
https://twitter.com/VaunEarl/status/1072635293038190592 (https://twitter.com/VaunEarl/status/1072635293038190592)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: olliebean on December 12, 2018, 10:32:27 PM
Who is George Ezra, and why was he singing a David Brent song?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 12, 2018, 10:56:07 PM
Who is George Ezra

My thoughts exactly.
I mean, Sting may well be a cunt, but at least I've heard of him!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 12, 2018, 11:00:14 PM
Who is George Ezra, and why was he singing a David Brent song?

Haha!  I thought the exact same thing!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on December 13, 2018, 08:00:33 AM
The David Attenborough camera men were the highlight of the series so far for me. Bob's placement alone was hilarious and then his expression... I couldn't hear what Vic was saying for the sound of my own laughter
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 13, 2018, 08:33:54 AM
The David Attenborough camera men were the highlight of the series so far for me. Bob's placement alone was hilarious and then his expression... I couldn't hear what Vic was saying for the sound of my own laughter

"OH YEAH!"

Fucking loved that. Had to watch it back again immediately because I couldn't hear Vic either.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Swoz_MK on December 13, 2018, 08:53:08 AM
In the freerunners sketch what was Vic's line about not changing his bedsheets? Fuck me it made my head hurt from laughing.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on December 13, 2018, 02:34:58 PM
Does this reviewer understand that Big Night Out is "what made them famous" and that this is a return? 

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/vic-bob-s-big-night-out-still-fun-but-stars-of-zany-comedy-can-shoot-higher-and-don-t-hit-the-dove-a4015706.html
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 13, 2018, 02:36:37 PM
It's not really a return to BNO though. It's more of a celebration, as per the tour shows a couple of years back.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on December 13, 2018, 03:04:27 PM
They also don’t seem to know which one’s which.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 13, 2018, 04:03:09 PM
Does this reviewer understand that Big Night Out is "what made them famous" and that this is a return? 

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/vic-bob-s-big-night-out-still-fun-but-stars-of-zany-comedy-can-shoot-higher-and-don-t-hit-the-dove-a4015706.html

Pretty clear that the writer thinks that the only thing that Vic and Bob have done previous to this new series of Big Night Out is Shooting Stars.  It's downright shameful to have absolutely no knowledge about their critically acclaimed revival of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 13, 2018, 06:42:36 PM
"OH YEAH!"

Interesting that Bob's used that Andyism a couple of times in this series.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 13, 2018, 07:08:09 PM
Interesting that Bob's used that Andyism a couple of times in this series.

Pretty sure that originated with Bob. And then Andy added his spin by repeating it and doing it a bit too much.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 13, 2018, 07:13:03 PM
I thought Andy first introduced it?  Seem to remember him saying he was trying out a new catchphrase or summat.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 13, 2018, 07:39:16 PM
Pretty sure that originated with Bob.

It did
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 14, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Pretty sure that originated with Bob. And then Andy added his spin by repeating it and doing it a bit too much.

Correct.

To make it simple, just remember that if something has any modicum of wit or skill behind it, then Andy definitely didn’t come up with it.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 14, 2018, 08:36:57 AM
I dunno - I like the guru, and Bob clearly does too.

Also his Dom Littlewood still gets me.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on December 14, 2018, 09:29:08 AM
Find it so tedious how the majority of CaB discussion about Athletico Mince has to be pointless whingeing over Andy. Can't the focus be on how good this podcast is because it's patently fucking brilliant. Provided me with more laughs per episode than anything else these last few years.

Comedy fans fucking love identifying 'The Shit One' so they can endlessly pound on them. Even in teams where there isn't a shit one, there must be a designated Shit One, and let's disproportionately carp on about what an affront they are because otherwise our critical faculties are just lying around not being cost-effective
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 14, 2018, 09:30:52 AM
Find it so tedious how the majority of CaB discussion about Athletico Mince has to be pointless whingeing over Andy. Can't the focus be on how good this podcast is because it's patently fucking brilliant. Provided me with more laughs per episode than anything else these last few years.

Comedy fans fucking love identifying 'The Shit One' so they can endlessly pound on them. Even in teams where there isn't a shit one, there must be a designated Shit One, and let's carp on about what an affront they are because otherwise our critical faculties are just lying around not being cost-effective

Quite.

I also had to remind myself that this thread was about Big Night Out and not Athletico Mince.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on December 14, 2018, 09:33:13 AM
Ha - I've also only just spotted that this wasn't the AM thread, as the whingeing was that generic
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 14, 2018, 09:42:15 AM
Mr Wobblyhands and his international phonecall was classic Novelty Island, I thought; esp. Vic's "FUUUUCK OFFFF" to him.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Nehamkin on December 14, 2018, 09:48:18 AM
Find it so tedious how the majority of CaB discussion about Athletico Mince has to be pointless whingeing over Andy. Can't the focus be on how good this podcast is because it's patently fucking brilliant. Provided me with more laughs per episode than anything else these last few years.

Comedy fans fucking love identifying 'The Shit One' so they can endlessly pound on them. Even in teams where there isn't a shit one, there must be a designated Shit One, and let's carp on about what an affront they are because otherwise our critical faculties are just lying around not being cost-effective

Yes, absolutely.

I think Andy makes a great foil for Bob, and the two of them obviously love bouncing off each other. There's such clear affection and joy shining through the whole podcast that some of the kneejerk moaning about every single contribution he makes does get a bit tiresome.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 14, 2018, 11:14:54 AM
I thought that daftness with the wig - 'the London look' - was fallabout funny. Even though they did something similar last Xmas.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on December 14, 2018, 11:26:37 AM
For no reason I can work out “Jump the fuck out of your environment” spoken by a speech synthesiser was the funniest thing this episode.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 14, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
GRAFITTI. BANKSY. BOLLARDS.

As mentioned upthread I'd never heard of George Ezra but he seemed game for a laugh. Bob's comments that his song "goes on a bit don't it" had me chuckling.

The whole revival has been joyous. Sad to think there's only one left now, fingers crossed for more.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 14, 2018, 01:20:16 PM
It seems fresh because there's nothing else on TV really like it. TV comedy is almost all just stand-up or panel shows now: there are hardly any sit-coms, let alone sketch shows. There's Harry Hill I suppose, but he's as old as them and has always been clearly influence by them. Who else would do something like the corned beef bit?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 14, 2018, 01:35:42 PM
It seems fresh because there's nothing else on TV really like it. TV comedy is almost all just stand-up or panel shows now: there are hardly any sit-coms, let alone sketch shows. There's Harry Hill I suppose, but he's as old as them and has always been clearly influence by them. Who else would do something like the corned beef bit?

That's it exactly (and what I said upthread). They're lucky in that they pretty much stand alone. And I'm not sure why.

I remember Bob in slightly-less-than-charitable mode saying that Ant and Dec ripped them off, and in the same interview (I think) he also mentioned some comedian stealing their paper facemask idea. I'm not sure I'd go along with him - I just think anyone choosing to mess about with silly voices and wigs runs the risk of being accused of being Vic and Bob 'copyists'.

Anyway. This series has been an absolute joy and I wish they'd do just a little bit more. I worry that they'll now put all their creative energies into this film they're planning, which....well, it isn't telly, is it?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 02:05:57 PM
I was surprised they got someone as high profile as George Ezra on. He must be a fan. (Not liking him is one thing, but not having heard of him? Budapest and Shotgun were huge hits)  He also helped me understand Vic was saying 'quite a boast' with his teeth in. I thought he was saying 'vol au vent' for some reason.

If they're going to rehash the free runners and Ghost Hunters sketches I hope Charity Peter makes an appearance in the final episode.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 14, 2018, 02:10:13 PM
Shakamoto!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 14, 2018, 02:15:43 PM
Shakamoto!

Alas that wouldn't be allowed now, even with the explanation of why he is the way he is, lest some sensitive shitmuncher ignores that and starts a Twitter meltdown because of the outrage.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mango Chimes on December 14, 2018, 02:44:05 PM
What's the explanation? "He's Japanese"?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: keir on December 14, 2018, 03:01:48 PM
I was surprised they got someone as high profile as George Ezra on. He must be a fan. (Not liking him is one thing, but not having heard of him? Budapest and Shotgun were huge hits)  He also helped me understand Vic was saying 'quite a boast' with his teeth in. I thought he was saying 'vol au vent' for some reason.

If they're going to rehash the free runners and Ghost Hunters sketches I hope Charity Peter makes an appearance in the final episode.

I hadn't heard of him either, there's probably loads of people that have huge hits that I've never heard of.

It's possible that I'd heard that song before though, as when I do by chance hear modern pop songs a great number of them sound very much like that melodically, and they don't stick in my brain unless they've got something especially annoying about them.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 03:12:42 PM
Well rest assured he's a very mainstream, very high profile musician who you don't need to be into chart music to know about, the sort of person who gets referenced in newspapers and other media quite frequently, to the extent that it's surprising anybody wouldn't have heard of him, and as surprising that he'd then turn up on Big Night Out.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on December 14, 2018, 03:14:51 PM
Loved them shouting at Anthony. NO TOUCHING ANTHONY

Attenborough's crew were superb. Love Vic's accent in that, quite like Chris Bell.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 14, 2018, 03:15:02 PM
I was surprised they got someone as high profile as George Ezra on. He must be a fan. (Not liking him is one thing, but not having heard of him? Budapest and Shotgun were huge hits)...

Speaking personally, I don't listen to Radio 1 or pop music in general and my music collection is comprised, for the most part, of music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.  Not really surprising that I haven't heard of him.

Well rest assured he's a very mainstream, very high profile musician who you don't need to be into chart music to know about, the sort of person who gets referenced in newspapers and other media quite frequently, to the extent that it's surprising anybody wouldn't have heard of him, and as surprising that he'd then turn up on Big Night Out.

And yet I'd never heard of him before.  Now that I have, I will gladly go about forgetting about him.  To be honest, it almost sounds as though you're offended at the notion of someone not having heard of George Ezra.  Are you George Ezra?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 03:19:19 PM
You don't have to be into chart music to know who some of the big pop cultural movers and shakers are. I don't watch This Morning or I'm a Celebrity but I know who Holly Willoughby is. Seems mad to me to not know who George Ezra is. Like someone in 1965 proclaiming to have never heard of Paul McCartney.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 14, 2018, 03:20:42 PM
I worry that they'll now put all their creative energies into this film they're planning, which....well, it isn't telly, is it?

I never thought that much of Catterick, tbh, so I wouldn't have high hopes for the film. Only saw it once, mind; I might like it more now.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: keir on December 14, 2018, 03:23:35 PM
You don't have to be into chart music to know who some of the big pop cultural movers and shakers are. I don't watch This Morning or I'm a Celebrity but I know who Holly Willoughby is. Seems mad to me to not know who George Ezra is. Like someone in 1965 proclaiming to have never heard of Paul McCartney.

I HAVE some sort of awareness of Holly Willoughby, if that helps? I have also heard of Ed Sheerhan and Kanye West. If George Ezra is the 2018 fame equivalent of Paul McCartney, what are Ed and Kanye, John and George?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 14, 2018, 03:24:04 PM
You don't have to be into chart music to know who some of the big pop cultural movers and shakers are. I don't watch This Morning or I'm a Celebrity but I know who Holly Willoughby is. Seems mad to me to not know who George Ezra is. Like someone in 1965 proclaiming to have never heard of Paul McCartney.

Will it blow your mind if I tell you that I don't know who Holly Willoughby is either?  Because I don't.

Also, did you really just compare George Ezra to Paul McCartney?  George Ezra will fade into obscurity once the next big and vacuous thing in pop music comes along, whereas Paul McCartney has rightfully remained a name that is passed on down through the generations.  Fuck George Ezra.  I only just become aware of him a couple of days ago and already I'm sick of the cunt.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 14, 2018, 03:26:43 PM
double post - ignore
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 03:28:49 PM
You're both making out that I'm the crazy one for being aware of this massively famous person
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: keir on December 14, 2018, 03:31:48 PM
You're both making out that I'm the crazy one for being aware of this massively famous person

I don't know if I'm one of the 'both', but if so -

I have no issue with you being aware of George Ezra. What DOES raise my eyebrow is your position of "OMG WTF less than 100% of Earthlings have heard of George Ezra why that's crazy I never heard of such a thing", especially given that several people in this thread have revealed their prior Ezra ignorance. (Unless we're all gaslighting you).
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: PaulTMA on December 14, 2018, 03:32:31 PM
I can only presume that people from this forum haven't heard of George Ezra as he's never made anything which would get described around these parts as "a great pop song".
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 14, 2018, 03:34:19 PM
Mozart

McCartney

Jackson

Ezra

One of these things is not like the other. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClGhto1vIg#t=00m11s)

You're both making out that I'm the crazy one for being aware of this massively famous person

I just don't know why you seemingly take such offense at those of us who have never heard of a dull as dishwater singer/songwriter, is all.  I like what I like and I don't keep up to date with things that I don't like (modern pop music included).  It's not exactly a shocking revelation.  I love videogames but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that most people couldn't tell you who Miyamoto is, you know?

I have no issue with you being aware of George Ezra. What DOES raise my eyebrow is your position of "OMG WTF less than 100% of Earthlings have heard of George Ezra why that's crazy I never heard of such a thing", especially given that several people in this thread have revealed their prior Ezra ignorance.

Yep.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: keir on December 14, 2018, 03:34:47 PM
I can only presume that people from this forum haven't heard of George Ezra as he's never made anything which would get described around these parts as "a great pop song".

I'm sure there's people who have made great pop songs that I haven't heard of as well!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on December 14, 2018, 03:35:51 PM
I've heard of him, he's boring but not evil. What is more boring, and also evil, is turning a thread about Vic and Bob into one about who has and who hasn't heard of George Ezra.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 03:39:31 PM
I've heard of him, he's boring but not evil. What is more boring, and also evil, is turning a thread about Vic and Bob into one about who has and who hasn't heard of George Ezra.

You're right, but
I just don't know why you seemingly take such offense at those of us who have never heard of a dull as dishwater signer/songwriter, is all.  I like what I like and I don't keep up to date with things that I don't like (modern pop music included).  It's not exactly a shocking revelation.  I love videogames but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that most people couldn't tell you who Miyamoto is, you know?


What if I said I'd never heard of Grand Theft Auto? Or PacMan?

Also what has talent got to do with fame? Lots of people are famous who aren't very good.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: keir on December 14, 2018, 03:41:01 PM
You're right, but
What if I said I'd never heard of Grand Theft Auto? Or PacMan?

Do you get George Ezra mixed up with Ed Sheeran or Kanye West, is that what's going on here? They're VERY famous.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 14, 2018, 03:46:08 PM
Do you get George Ezra mixed up with Ed Sheeran or Kanye West, is that what's going on here? They're VERY famous.

I only found out he wasn't called Ed Shearer very recently.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Cheesewogg on December 14, 2018, 03:47:28 PM
George Ezra is yet another public school, canny plagiarist a la Sheeran who has some Uncle Music Exec or is the twink of some Music Exec.

A smug, posh, expensively polished turd.

Now... don’t Vic and Bob need to give Vaun his own series.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 14, 2018, 03:52:29 PM
What if I said I'd never heard of Grand Theft Auto? Or PacMan?

I'd tell you to sod off because that comparison is awful.

Seriously though, why is it so unbelievable some people haven't heard of George Ezra? I genuinely didn't know who he was, although Shotgun sounded familiar when he started playing it. It's not meant as offence or anything, just a fact.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Blumf on December 14, 2018, 03:55:36 PM
I didn't know who George Ezra is, but it turns out I've heard that Shotgun song in some commercial setting at some point.

Was wondering why he turned up in BNO, felt awkward, like some cross-promotion thing. But, on the other hand, also reminded me of Morecambe and Wise routines, which would be right up Vic n Bob's street.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on December 14, 2018, 03:58:47 PM
I'd tell you to sod off because that comparison is awful.

Seriously though, why is it so unbelievable some people haven't heard of George Ezra? I genuinely didn't know who he was, although Shotgun sounded familiar when he started playing it. It's not meant as offence or anything, just a fact.

Well, if you read the post that started it, it was just a parenthetical aside that's been picked up on. I'm not offended, I'm just surprised that anybody could be so unaware of a current public figure with that high a profile. It seems like an affectation because he's not cool.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Old Gold Tooth on December 14, 2018, 04:00:22 PM
Well, if you read the post that started it, it was just a parenthetical aside that's been picked up on. I'm not offended, I'm just surprised that anybody could be so unaware of a current public figure with that high a profile. It seems like an affectation because he's not cool.

Fair dos. Nah definitely not trying to be cool, if anything I’m probably just old and out of touch with what’s popular!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on December 14, 2018, 04:06:34 PM
It seems like an affectation because he's not cool.

Oh, come on now.  Take my word for it; I had never heard of George Ezra, prior to watching the most recent episode of Big Night Out.  Not everyone has the same interests as yourself and exposes themselves to the same media outlets.

Fair dos. Nah definitely not trying to be cool, if anything I’m probably just old and out of touch with what’s popular!

Indeed.  Quite frankly, if George Ezra is what's in vogue and popular, then I'm perfectly content with being old and out of touch.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on December 14, 2018, 04:07:46 PM
ANTHONY STOP ARGUING
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: selectivememory on December 14, 2018, 04:12:00 PM
I'd never heard of him either, but I did enjoy the constant interruptions of his song at the end there. As mentioned, he seemed a good sport.

I thought that daftness with the wig - 'the London look' - was fallabout funny.

Yep, fantastic stuff. My favourite parts of the show are just the two of them bantering at their desk.

The pre-recorded skits aren't really landing with me as much as the ones on Shooting Stars did (although I loved Vic getting possessed by Brucie), but the in-studio stuff is all pretty great.

Vaun is hilarious as well. A very good fit for Vic and Bob's style of humour.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on December 14, 2018, 04:28:46 PM
I'm an old cunt, and I know who George Ezra is. He's that geezer who ripped off the chorus to Sleepers top 1994 hit " What Do I Do Now ? " for one of his most popular hits.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ajsmith2 on December 14, 2018, 04:39:49 PM
The bit where he sings 'Time goes by' in 'Shotgun' has the same melody as the line 'Time goes by' in 'Shangri La' by The Kinks. Unconscious influence?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: petrilTanaka on December 14, 2018, 04:59:28 PM
Mozart

McCartney

Jackson

Ezra

One of these things is not like the other. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClGhto1vIg#t=00m11s)

McCartney. can I have my twenty quid now please?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 14, 2018, 05:52:01 PM
What's the explanation? "He's Japanese"?

From (hazy) memory, his backstory is that he was born in Cleethorpes or somewhere like that, went on holiday to Japan for a couple of weeks and then came back to the UK insisting he was Japanese.

Very similar to Carl Palmer in Bang Bang I think?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on December 14, 2018, 06:36:17 PM
Apropos of George Ezra, was anyone else gobsmacked to find out he wasn't black?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ajsmith2 on December 14, 2018, 07:16:56 PM
Apropos of George Ezra, was anyone else gobsmacked to find out he wasn't black?

Have to admit, I was yes.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: olliebean on December 14, 2018, 07:26:10 PM
I'm sure he's a perfectly nice guy, but that song (Shotgun, was it?) really did sound like the sort of thing David Brent would write.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 14, 2018, 07:29:42 PM
It seems like an affectation because he's not cool.

How am I supposed to know if someone I've never heard of* is considered cool or not!?
Is 'cool' even still a thing?

Luckily, thanks to this thread, we all now know who George Evra is.
He's the guy that was on BNO (which I'd say is pretty cool!).


*Just out of interest, what TV shows** or radio stations** would he have appeared on? Is he one of the X Factor/BGT/Bob Says Opportunity Knocks lot?

**Quite modern ones, I assume, as he looks about 15.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: olliebean on December 14, 2018, 07:39:07 PM
I just looked him up on Wikipedia, and it says "known for his deep, bass-baritone singing voice." Obviously written by someone who doesn't know what a deep, bass-baritone singing voice sounds like, if the song he sang on BNO was typical.

He does seem to have a more decent voice than most of the X Factor types, though.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Cuellar on December 14, 2018, 08:09:24 PM
The bit where he sings 'Time goes by' in 'Shotgun' has the same melody as the line 'Time goes by' in 'Shangri La' by The Kinks. Unconscious influence?

It also sounds exactly like that Fuck You song by Cee Lo Green. I think. I think that's the one I'm thinking of.

Anyway that song pisses me off, but he seemed like a game enough chap, so fair enough.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 14, 2018, 09:03:03 PM
I hadn't heard of him either

Nor me.  I wondered during the Novelty Island segment whether he was just some random guy from the audience, and then when he was doing the song at the end I figured he was a musician friend of Vic and Bob whom they were helping to promote.

And I was a bit cross if truth be told because I felt that dirge deprived us of a proper Vic and Bob ending.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 14, 2018, 10:40:52 PM
It was a Morecambe and Wise ending.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on December 14, 2018, 10:42:19 PM
You don't have to be into chart music to know who some of the big pop cultural movers and shakers are. I don't watch This Morning or I'm a Celebrity but I know who Holly Willoughby is. Seems mad to me to not know who George Ezra is. Like someone in 1965 proclaiming to have never heard of Paul McCartney.

Never heard of him. Never heard his song.

Even though I don't know who he is, I know he's not as famous as Paul McCartney was in 1965.

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: petrilTanaka on December 14, 2018, 11:23:31 PM
From (hazy) memory, his backstory is that he was born in Cleethorpes or somewhere like that, went on holiday to Japan for a couple of weeks and then came back to the UK insisting he was Japanese.

Very similar to Carl Palmer in Bang Bang I think?

Tony Barron, basically? minus the kinda sailor
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: StewartLeehaslethimselfgo on December 14, 2018, 11:33:08 PM
Will never tire of the ghost hunters skit, Bob telling inanimate objects to fuck off

and the Derek Acorah impression down to a tee
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: non capisco on December 14, 2018, 11:52:37 PM
The Attenborough camera guys were absolutely fantastic. Cracked up at Vic's delivery of "a bit of the old "'Ow's your faaaaaaaather'". I believe Bob's character in that is a reference to the brain damaged peripheral figure from the S-Town podcast who survived getting shot in the head and sits around in the background of some sections just going "Yep!" "That's right!" and "Ohhhhhh yeah!". Never even occurred to me that's what might have inspired the Athletico Mince "Ohhhhh yeah!" bit but makes sense as I think him and Andy have mentioned S-Town on it before.

Also loved Vic getting possessed by Bruce Forsyth and corpsing at making a bodge job of one of his quiz show catchphrases. And Bob to George Ezra "Sorry, George, but we didn't know it were gonna go on so long!". These have largely been a complete joy.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: thenoise on December 15, 2018, 09:58:07 AM
Never heard of him. Never heard his song.

Even though I don't know who he is, I know he's not as famous as Paul McCartney was in 1965.

I wonder how many people in the late 60s proudly only consumed media from the 1920s-1940s.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 15, 2018, 10:12:44 AM
oh shut up about it, for fuck's sake
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on December 15, 2018, 11:04:01 AM
It also sounds exactly like that Fuck You song by Cee Lo Green. I think. I think that's the one I'm thinking of.

Anyway that song pisses me off, but he seemed like a game enough chap, so fair enough.

His other song, with one with the lyric, 'if it feels like paradise...you know it's love coming your way,' is better.  The other one is just one for people on a long car drive to sing along to.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 15, 2018, 11:29:02 AM
It was a Morecambe and Wise ending.

If Morecambe and Wise ended their shows with some random undergraduate from the audience twanging away.

Don't worry, I always love new Vic and Bob and I'm not moaning.  And I'm happy for them to mess with the format of their endings.  It's just that not knowing who the guitar bloke was, I didn't get the intended effect of a musical icon on stage having his performance undermined and being plunged into darkness.  I just took it as an unknown guy, a friend of Vic and Bob whom they thought was talented and they'd do him a bit of promotion as a favour.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: gilbertharding on December 17, 2018, 02:37:00 PM
Fuck me - this is as bad as the thread on the Goodnight Sweetheart, where half the criticism was about whether or not Adele was a significant cultural figure whom most reasonable people would be expected to have heard.

I hate George Ezra as much as the next Metro reader, but I (a 49 year old man) have been fully up to speed on The Ez for at least 6 months, and he had the second biggest selling album of 2018 (apparently).

But yes, if you didn't recognise him, you would have been laughing at a slightly different joke to the other half of the audience.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: gilbertharding on December 17, 2018, 02:48:14 PM
George Ezra is yet another public school, canny plagiarist a la Sheeran who has some Uncle Music Exec or is the twink of some Music Exec.

A smug, posh, expensively polished turd.

His parents are teachers and he went to an ordinary state school until he was 18, when he went to a Music College. What a cunt, eh? No idea who his uncle is, or if he sucked any cock to get to where he is now.

I hate it that it seems as if everyone who's succeeded has done so off the back of privilege and nepotism too. And I hate George Ezra. But get it right, eh?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Bad Ambassador on December 17, 2018, 03:00:05 PM
Maybe he succeeded because his music is marketably bland.

I'd heard of him, hadn't heard his music, and was glad that he was being interrupted as Shotgun is crap.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on December 17, 2018, 08:49:09 PM
Fuck me - this is as bad as the thread on the Goodnight Sweetheart, where half the criticism was about whether or not Adele was a significant cultural figure whom most reasonable people would be expected to have heard.

I reckon it’s good.  Better than George Ezray or whatever he’s called.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: The Culture Bunker on December 17, 2018, 09:06:54 PM
I wonder how many people in the late 60s proudly only consumed media from the 1920s-1940s.
Nothing to add to that George Ezra debate, but your comment here made me realise that I'm now the same age (37) my granddad was when the Beatles broke in the mainstream.

I doubt he would have been able to pick Paul McCartney out on the street. He just thought they were a bunch of long-haired puffs from Liverpool who made a horrible racket. I gather he preferred bagpipe music, despite not being Scottish.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Blumf on December 17, 2018, 11:23:03 PM
I doubt he would have been able to pick Paul McCartney out on the street. He just thought they were a bunch of long-haired puffs from Liverpool

Did he know who Jimmy Osmond was?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: The Culture Bunker on December 17, 2018, 11:33:14 PM
Did he know who Jimmy Osmond was?
He'd probably have said "didn't he used to run the garage at Broughton Cross?"

Mind, he was pretty derisive of Americans in general, due to the war and all that.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Bad Ambassador on December 18, 2018, 09:04:32 AM
Mind, he was pretty derisive of Americans in general, due to the war and all that.

He kept that portrait of Benedict Arnold up till the day he died.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 18, 2018, 09:40:03 AM
Tony Barron, basically? minus the kinda sailor

Sorry, yes that's who I meant - I was getting Bang Bang and Catterick mixed up.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: The Culture Bunker on December 18, 2018, 09:50:02 AM
Sorry, yes that's who I meant - I was getting Bang Bang and Catterick mixed up.
Carl was the bouncer at Tony's club in Bang Bang.

<insert "I know!">
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 18, 2018, 10:30:14 AM
Carl was the bouncer at Tony's club in Bang Bang.

<insert "I know!">

Fucking hell, my memory...

I really must watch Bang Bang again.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 20, 2018, 12:18:21 AM
Worst one of the lot, like they'd put together the cast-offs from the three previous episodes. A shame.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on December 20, 2018, 03:37:17 AM
You're both making out that I'm the crazy one for being aware of this massively famous person

I’ve never heard of George Ezra, and I’m fairly hip. I know what Fortnite and Kanye West are.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: undergroundcow75 on December 20, 2018, 04:42:20 AM
Opinions, eh? Thought that was the best since episode one.  Maybe partly because it didn't recycle too much stuff that we'd already seen before like the last couple did and I'd had had a couple of pints before I watched it. Certainly not the weakest in the (sadly short) run for me.  Was just a daft, fun way to pass half an hour.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on December 20, 2018, 02:31:59 PM
I concur with TSE, this was the weakest one of the run. Lots of bits that didn't really come off or go anywhere. Still better than the pilot though.

Not a total loss though, the opening song was good, and the Freerunners seem to have more staying power than it first appeared (mainly due to Vic's posh one).

I liked the futuristic twist to The Man With The Stick (the old dynamic of him being taken advantage of by Good Laugh Terry and Vic having disappeared), though I couldn't help thinking it would've been a funnier reveal if his silver future helmet had been the original shape.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Jamaican clothes golem on December 20, 2018, 06:35:21 PM
JUMP THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ajsmith2 on December 20, 2018, 07:43:10 PM
Nah, best one by far. The end of the Stotts bit was fantastic.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: sick as a pike on December 20, 2018, 08:23:24 PM
Nah, best one by far. The end of the Stotts bit was fantastic.
Same here; the end of the Stotts' magic show was sheer, unrelenting stupidity that probably made me laugh more than I've done for years.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on December 20, 2018, 08:59:45 PM
Best episode for me too.
I love how much they love doing The Stotts.

This whole (ridiculously short) run has been a total joy.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: ColinPopshed on December 20, 2018, 09:06:11 PM
I thought all 4 episodes had a similar balance to them.

I was totally destroyed by the Stotts and Bob’s dance with Vic’s food interruptions.

What a joy all round. Could almost be offered as a prescription.

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 20, 2018, 10:04:37 PM
Bob’s dance with Vic’s food interruptions.

I'd need to watch that again but there was some comment by Bob (along the lines of 'you have ruined my performance') which had me in hysterics.

I still think to repeat almost identical sketches from previous weeks (The Free Runners) is rubbish.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Nowhere Man on December 21, 2018, 01:07:08 AM
That was definitely the best one so far, that low level kick thing had me in stitches.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 31, 2018, 11:41:26 AM
Stotts' magic show was genius; I could've watched another ten minutes of that. Also the chicken under the toilet cubicle door. High art.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: neardark on December 31, 2018, 11:52:44 AM
Bob's 'project'.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on December 31, 2018, 01:39:17 PM
top ten moments

1. Lister/Beaky the owl
2. ALL the opening songs (esp. 'his pants fall down')
3. 'you think a London guy goes around with ham under his wig?'
4. return of Bill Decker
5. delayed action fire extinguisher wallop
6. fireball warning
7. 'what, otters eat Toffee Crisps?'
8. David Attenborough camera crew
9. 'you can do it if you really want' closing song
10. 'you're undermining me project'
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 31, 2018, 02:25:37 PM
Was Les in this?  Whats he up to these days?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on December 31, 2018, 02:33:01 PM
Was Les in this?  Whats he up to these days?

No.  Last I heard he was still doing ceramics/pottery, and happy away from showbiz (whilst not totally discounting some form of reunion), but that was a few years ago.

Christ man, that's way old news - where have you been for the last 27 years!?!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poodlefaker on December 31, 2018, 05:27:54 PM
Corned beef bit from the first episode was my favourite. Worthy of Gilbert and George; should be entered for the Turner Prize.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on December 31, 2018, 05:34:06 PM
No.  Last I heard he was still doing ceramics/pottery, and happy away from showbiz

Just imagining him revolving, like the guests on Shooting Stars, with his bald head's doubling as spinning wheel and replacement for the sculpting potter's hands in forming a bowl from moist clay.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on January 01, 2019, 01:09:08 PM
He was a bit bitter at being dropped post-BNO, wasn’t he?

Not being asked back for the new BNO is probably winding him up even worse. Vaun is probably finding bits of dead animals left on his doorstep.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: jobotic on January 05, 2019, 08:25:08 AM
Watched the second episode yesterday as I missed it the first time round. The bit where the crowd boo and that bloke shouts ARSEHOLE when Bob tells his announcement had me right laughing, and feeling bad at th same time.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Replies From View on January 05, 2019, 09:52:59 AM
Just imagining him revolving, like the guests on Shooting Stars, with his bald head's doubling as spinning wheel and replacement for the sculpting potter's hands in forming a bowl from moist clay.

I’ve got his bald revolving head as the clay that somebody is splashing water on and trying to mould.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Tony Yeboah on May 23, 2019, 11:19:17 AM
Big Night Out will return for another series https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/big-night-out
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Wet Blanket on May 23, 2019, 11:28:37 AM
Hope they get more than the stingy four episodes
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Shit Good Nose on May 23, 2019, 12:02:12 PM
Wonderful news.

That pose they're doing in the photo reminds me of their street magician characters - would love for them to come back.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on May 23, 2019, 12:13:56 PM
The world (me and my friend Dan) is crying out for another Catterick.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mojo filters on May 23, 2019, 01:30:49 PM
Personally I'd prefer to see them try something new and experimental, as opposed to just breathing new life into what is now a tried and tested, tired and comfortable format.

I got into Reeves and Mortimer because they were different, if not unique back in the day. I want to see that edginess again.

I appreciate House of Fools was far from perfect, but I'd much prefer to see Vic and Bob once again attempt to create something new that pushes boundaries.

Even if such experimentation falls completely flat, it's better than looking like a legacy act who's lost their edge and are reduced to catering to replaying the fan favourite greatest hits collection with a slight modern twist.

Just like as much as I love Stewart Lee, especially how he manged to create a novel way of putting straight stand up on TV - I think he was right to go out on top, leaving Comedy Vehicle to stand proud in the annals of television history.

It would be different with an artist of any type, if they were struggling or simply had ploughed one continuously ever evolving furrow throughout their career, hence had no option other than to keep doing "their thing" to pay the bills.

I have a lot of respects for artists such as the musician Mark Kozelek, who in developing and evolving the way he makes music, simply doesn't care about pissing off older/existing fans at the expense of his often-flawed new ideas. However I also appreciate you normally have to have also achieved some degree of later life security, to take such bold chances!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on May 23, 2019, 01:39:38 PM
Personally I'd prefer to see them try something new and experimental, as opposed to just breathing new life into what is now a tried and tested, tired and comfortable format.

I think this is a little unfair in respect to the new Big Night Outs. Apart from the name and some appearances of Novelty Island, it bears no relation to the contents of the original Big Night Out at all.

Most of the sketches and characters in it were new, they can effectively do any sketch or stage routine they want to in this format. They have essentially the same freedom afforded them in Smell Of and Bang Bang.

(Except on a smaller budget.)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on May 23, 2019, 05:17:54 PM
Times have changed, since the original. They couldn't get away with a character like Les, now.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on May 23, 2019, 07:58:17 PM
That's total bullshit.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on May 23, 2019, 11:44:08 PM
Judge Nutmeg and the Free Runners.

We're spoilt we are.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on May 23, 2019, 11:47:38 PM
I think this is a little unfair in respect to the new Big Night Outs. Apart from the name and some appearances of Novelty Island, it bears no relation to the contents of the original Big Night Out at all.

Most of the sketches and characters in it were new, they can effectively do any sketch or stage routine they want to in this format. They have essentially the same freedom afforded them in Smell Of and Bang Bang.

(Except on a smaller budget.)

Yeah, it barely is a format. They just mess about.

I kind of miss House of Fools, mind. I watched one the other night and thought it was top-notch. I wish they'd have made a third series.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on May 24, 2019, 12:06:58 AM
I kind of miss House of Fools, mind.

I loved it.
It didn't all hit, but I don't recall the last time a sitcom made me laugh as hard.

(https://i.imgur.com/4Unjqgi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DL4iday.jpg)
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Alberon on May 24, 2019, 12:10:59 AM
I could never get into that show. I must give it another shot.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Mantis Toboggan on May 24, 2019, 06:31:55 AM
Anyone know how I can watch House of Fools? Or Bob’s fishing show. I’m in Australia and there seems to be no way to watch either.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the science eel on May 24, 2019, 08:34:02 AM
Anyone know how I can watch House of Fools? Or Bob’s fishing show. I’m in Australia and there seems to be no way to watch either.

dailymotion is good - not sure if this is blocked where you are, but here's the first episode of HoF

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6sg7id
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: the on May 24, 2019, 11:48:51 AM
dailymotion is good - not sure if this is blocked where you are, but here's the first episode of HoF

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6sg7id

Be aware that they've timestretched that (presumably to avoid copyright bot detection), so it runs a bit slower than it should be. Not sure if it's gonna do wonders for the comic timing.

You can watch it on 1.25x speed which corrects it (though there's also a nasty spotlight effect which dims the edges of the screen).
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on May 31, 2019, 08:22:15 PM
Just found this sketch on YouTube, from Fry and Laurie Host a Christmas Night with the Stars, 1994.  Any excuse to post it again.  I remember Radio Times' Letters were awash with complaints, the next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S7c6YOIVVI&t=2s
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S7c6YOIVVI&t=2s)

Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: magval on May 31, 2019, 08:53:56 PM
Just found this sketch on YouTube, from Fry and Laurie Host a Christmas Night with the Stars, 1994.  Any excuse to post it again.  I remember Radio Times' Letters were awash with complaints, the next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S7c6YOIVVI&t=2s
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S7c6YOIVVI&t=2s)

le pipe!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: c on May 31, 2019, 10:54:19 PM
Mark Kozelek

Genius.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on June 03, 2019, 02:06:50 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/vic_bob_big_night_out_2019
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 05, 2019, 01:27:30 PM
Just had an email - got two tickets for one of the recordings and I'm so happy I think I might just cry like a soft cunt.

What's the deal with actually getting in, though? How early do you have to get there to guarantee that?

Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on June 07, 2019, 06:35:45 PM
Just had an email - got two tickets for one of the recordings

#metoo

I've gone all giddy!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on June 19, 2019, 01:28:19 PM
I too have tickets for the 2nd of July. I'm hoping to get there an hour before the doors open. Fingers crossed. If I don't get in, I'll burn it down!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: poo on June 19, 2019, 08:51:52 PM
Went last year - brilliant obviously. Do get there early though. We arrived 'on time' but the queue was already big and we were told we were on the reserve list. Very relieved when we eventually got in!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 26, 2019, 03:28:38 PM
In London. Daughter has forgotten her photo ID. BBC helpline very, er, helpful, but can’t reassure that our tickets will be validated. Beyond gutted.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Twed on June 26, 2019, 03:33:17 PM
That's ridiculous, it's not a fucking airport
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 26, 2019, 03:35:40 PM
Hopefully it won’t be an issue.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 26, 2019, 04:04:27 PM
It’s an issue. Gonna just chance me arm anyway. It’s Vic and Bob we’re talking about here.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: St_Eddie on June 26, 2019, 07:30:50 PM
I've got my fingers crossed for you, SpiderChrist.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on June 26, 2019, 07:36:24 PM
I'm there for Friday's recording, but won't arrive until 5pm.
What were the numbers like at that time?
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 26, 2019, 09:33:45 PM
That was fucking brilliant.

Got there about 4, only about 8 of us waiting. By 5pm there was about thirty. Should be fine to get there then.

My jaw hurts from laughing.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 26, 2019, 09:51:31 PM
Free runners, Bill Decker, Frank Roddam, Bob’s birthday present, Novelty Island, Chaka Khan, Bob’s urban dance workshop...
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on June 27, 2019, 09:35:18 AM
Get in! I'm glad you got in. I hope to be there by 4:30 next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on July 02, 2019, 04:41:32 PM
I am first in the queue for tonight’s filming. I am also busting for a piss.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: mojo filters on July 02, 2019, 05:10:49 PM
I am first in the queue for tonight’s filming. I am also busting for a piss.

Sounds like the start of one of Bob's non-sequitur interjections, addressed to a problem-solving Vic. Cue much hilarity as that tricky situation plays out...
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on July 02, 2019, 08:36:40 PM
Got in! Front row! My wife had an argument with someone she accused of queue-jumping!
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: Bazooka on July 02, 2019, 11:57:57 PM
You absolute wankers, I wish I was in the UK. However I can console myself by watching their Brookside parody on Shooting Stars on loop https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6X1y84IZ6zo
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: SteveDave on July 03, 2019, 08:46:29 AM
The difference between the two of them is interesting. When Vic was alone onstage waiting for Bob to get changed he just stared off vacantly but when the situation was reversed, Bob was chatting to the audience. There was a 16 year old boy who Bob asked "Have you done it yet?" and then he collapsed into childish giggling and apologies.

Vaun looks terrifying in real life.
Title: Re: Vic and Bob-new series of Big Night Out
Post by: DrGreggles on July 05, 2019, 12:59:59 PM
Not Vic & Bob, but Paul & Bob - and I could watch this all day:
https://twitter.com/MWGoneFishing/status/1147081918984466432