BBC are cheap and nasty, however they did produce some good comedy.
Still lets storm the centre and reinstate Herring with his prop.
I saw that too. What next, the dead parrot in the background of Jim Davidson's Generation Game? Kitten Kong's foot squashing Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link?
(I hope so)
Do the writers/performers generally get to keep their props or not? I know that Terry Jones has the albatross and Alexei Sayle has the Transylvian Parcel from 'The Young Ones: Nasty'.
Don't they have to 'borrow' any props they might want to keep? That's how i thought it worked. The BBC aren't made of m... no that's not right
Me and Stew were just wondering what had become of Histor and Pliny who we forgot to steal on the last day of the show. Are you sure it was him?
At least he hasn't been thrown in a skip as we imagined.
Actually Pliny was Stew and I was Histor - we played against type in this sketch!
Beeb must be cheap if you have to steal your own props! I wondered what my £105 was spent on...
It's spent on booze for fat writers.
> I wondered what my £105 was spent on...
IT WASD SPENT ION IDNETS
Whatever happened to The Curious Orange? I heard it cost £500 to make.
I've just remembered that the BBC are spending £10 a week to store the costumes from Only Fools And Horses 'just in case'.
Just in case Buster Merryfield decides not to be dead anymore, presumably...
>Was anyone watching "Live and Kicking" this morning? There was some cheap QVC-style unfunny sketch about Halloween, with some spooky skellingtons and ghosts in the backround and...PLINNY from Histor's Eye!
It might just be me, but I'm still worried at what's happened to HISTOR. Perhaps he'll turn up on Birds Of A Feather or The Great Egg Race? Or maybe Bill Oddie's nicked him & that's why he won't speak to any TV Forum people when he's spotted going into HMV...
>I've just remembered that the BBC are spending £10 a week to store the costumes from Only Fools And Horses 'just in case'.
On what planet does it cost £10 a week to hang some clothes up in a plastic bag?
£10 a week. That's £520 pounds per year. That's five license fees. To store clothes that will never be used.
Donate them to MOMI (or it's operating equivalent) and be done with them, Auntie Beeb.
But how does it actually manage to cost £10 a week? Are they cryogenically frozen?
>>I've just remembered that the BBC are spending £10 a week to store the costumes from Only Fools And Horses 'just in case'.
>On what planet does it cost £10 a week to hang some clothes up in a plastic bag?
Well, the special protective suit worn by TVs Hilarious Del Boy for the Faling Through The Bar scene has to be kept in rarified, atmospherically modified conditions...
...as soon to be recreated a the bbc experience, where you can actually BE Del Boy falling through the bar for FREE! (safety mat not included £10:00 for an hour)
What was the date of the Live and Kicking with Pliny in it? Anyone know? Rich & I own the copyright on the character and I would love to see what the legal position re this is?
Huzzah! E-mail L&K with a Yoakum-style letter demanding the relevant items were banned and the tape destroyed!
It was on at about 11am, on Saturday 28th October. And the sketch wasn't even funny. And Plinny was just hanging about in the backround; there wasn't even a puppeteer using him or anything.
It was tragic really.
Is that really TV's Stewart Lee? I sent you a record of my band once, and you never reviewed it!
Er, that's cos he's a stand-up, and he just could never find a space in the act to drop in a quick review.
I'm referring to his journalism in the evil Sunday Times. He reviews bands that sound like Slint every week in the Culture.
Did your band sound like Slint, though? I think you may know the answer to your question...
Seeing as Mogwai already exist, I don't see why anyone else would bother to rip-off Slint. I just don't see enough possibilities in the music to support more than one unoriginal band.
No, they didn't sound like Slint.
I agree; why bother, when Slint did Slint so well?
There are millions of shitty Slint rip offs though; I think many band sound like them, because they are trying to sound like some other band, and don't realise the root of the sound.
Best record -Tweez
Anyone who thinks Spiderland must die.
I've never heard Tweez, but the consensus seems to be Spiderland, so you've got a lot of busy, bloody work ahead of you...
I should be busy, doing some bloody work anyway. That's why they pay me after all.
I'll kill everyone who likes Spiderland later, when I go home.
I've got it, but I don't particularly like it. Apart from the guitar bit towards the end of "Good Morning Captain".
What does your band sound like, then? All Saints?
>I'll kill everyone who likes Spiderland later, when I go home.
Is that where they all live then?
"What does your band sound like, then? All Saints?"
That doesn't deserve a reply, so why am I giving one?
It was my old band, and it was a bit of Naked City, with a dash of Trumans Water, and a good sprinkling of Drive Like Jehu.
"It was my old band, and it was a bit of Naked City, with a dash of Trumans Water, and a good sprinkling of Drive Like Jehu."
And you split up? Oh come on, you had everything going for you!