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Old 06-03-2013, 15:18
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Some of the youtube comments actually seem to be sticking up for Manning, which is weird. I thought he was universally despised.
I wouldn't go judging the consensus of society's attitudes based on YouTube comments, any more than I would on Have Your Say or the Daily Mail...


They seem to attract the kneejerkers amongst us like bees to honey. Keeps them all in the same place I suppose, and off the streets
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:03
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My friend works with Richard Wilson and he said a nicer man you couldn't hope to meet.

I also asked him if he'd ever been tempted to utter the famous catch phrase in his presence and apparently he had never seen any episodes of 'One foot'. Of course I replied, 'I don't ...!'
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Old 06-03-2013, 23:43
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Some of the youtube comments actually seem to be sticking up for Manning, which is weird. I thought he was universally despised.
Manning didn't become a millionaire by being universally despised.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:53
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i never knew he was gay, good for him for coming out and proud, have never met him, think he is a fantastic actor though
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:24
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Manning didn't become a millionaire by being universally despised.
But by the 90s he'd become a bit of a dinosaur in terms of comedy - the alternative comedy scene of the 80s was a reaction to comedians like Manning.
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Old 03-04-2013, 20:28
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But by the 90s he'd become a bit of a dinosaur in terms of comedy - the alternative comedy scene of the 80s was a reaction to comedians like Manning.
Of course it was, but even when he wasn't on TV he was still making a fortune doing his live shows. He wasn't struggling.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:02
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That episode of Mrs Merton with Manning on it, I thought Richard handled the whole cringe-fest very well and I particularly loved him when a lady in the audience behind him called out to get his attention by saying 'Victor' and Richard immediately turn around and said 'yes?'...that he did not correct her or admonish her for calling him by his character name shows what a great sort he is. Great moment that...did anyone else catch it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:19
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I love the way Richard's voice goes into Victor-mode at times when he's trying to get a word in
Manning got seriously nasty when his jokes were not going well there...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:33
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Some of the youtube comments actually seem to be sticking up for Manning, which is weird. I thought he was universally despised.
Looking at the comments though, the ones sticking up for Bernard seem like morons tbh, he was a horrible peice of work, wasn't eh
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Old 03-06-2013, 23:06
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I love the way Richard's voice goes into Victor-mode at times when he's trying to get a word in
Manning got seriously nasty when his jokes were not going well there...
Wilson handled that magnificently. Loved his 'victor' mode.
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Old 04-06-2013, 00:29
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Of course it was, but even when he wasn't on TV he was still making a fortune doing his live shows. He wasn't struggling.
Whilst old fashioned un-PC comedy like Manning's disappeared from TV in the 80's the audience for it didn't, they're largely the same kind of people who watch Mrs Brown's Boys today.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:42
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The difference is, Mrs Brown's Boys isn't malicious. It could be argued it goes after a cheap laugh like Manning.

I think it's without foundation to say all the people who enjoy Mrs Brown's Boys would enjoy Manning's comedy. There is probably some crossover granted, but I think you're just being a comedy snob if the suggestion is Mrs Brown's Boys is just going after the kind of audience who would like Manning's stuff.
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Old 04-06-2013, 13:59
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Good on him
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:13
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Always knew that Richard was gay even years ago, but hey seems like a nice guy and a good actor.
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