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Old 13-04-2012, 15:45
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The latest Good News started last night and was funny but patchy. He still insists on waving his arms about and making stupid sexual movements and I was disappointed that the mystery guest slot was still in. Guess that gives me an extra five minutes every week to do something else.

Elsewhere some real laugh out loud moments but I felt that the internet piece about the teenage girl who had been to the dentist was propbably faked. Stlll, overall good to see it back.
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Old 13-04-2012, 16:08
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The latest Good News started last night and was funny but patchy. He still insists on waving his arms about and making stupid sexual movements and I was disappointed that the mystery guest slot was still in. Guess that gives me an extra five minutes every week to do something else.

Elsewhere some real laugh out loud moments but I felt that the internet piece about the teenage girl who had been to the dentist was propbably faked. Stlll, overall good to see it back.
He still does those silly voices and the screeching as well. Some of it was really funny though. That bit with the drunk guy trying to surf
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Old 13-04-2012, 16:59
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I was surprised when I tuned it to see that it was a new series. I didn't see any advertising at all for it. Then again, I don't watch BBC3 that much and I guess it doesn't get any advertising anywhere else on the beeb.

I turned it off as I will record the extended version.
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Old 13-04-2012, 17:12
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I was surprised when I tuned it to see that it was a new series. I didn't see any advertising at all for it. Then again, I don't watch BBC3 that much and I guess it doesn't get any advertising anywhere else on the beeb.

I turned it off as I will record the extended version.
This is the only thing on BBC3 I watch and I only found out that it was a new series because I was looking at the Sky guide on my tv. I haven't seen any ads for it anywhere either.
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Old 13-04-2012, 17:15
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The thing is that they've been repeating eaarlier series anyway so I didn't bother checking that it was a new series. Just needed 15 minutes wasting so was going to watch it.
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Old 14-04-2012, 02:23
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I was disappointed in this series, I think the layout of the show makes it a tad too predictable.

Good to see it back, but I hope it improves. I don't expect the formula of the show will change - I just mean hopefully the material will be better.
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Old 14-04-2012, 08:04
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I turned it off as I will record the extended version.
I don't get this thing of having an extended version of a topical show a few days after the regular version. I wouldn't want to watch both as parts are duplicated and if I wait for the extended version it won't be so topical. Same with HIGNFY and The News Quiz (on Radio 4).
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Old 14-04-2012, 13:50
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Elsewhere some real laugh out loud moments but I felt that the internet piece about the teenage girl who had been to the dentist was propbably faked.
I thought it was probably a spoof of This video, and was surprised the researchers missed the original- or now I think about it, maybe they couldn't get permission to use the original clip. Good spoof actually!
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Old 14-04-2012, 14:53
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I don't get this thing of having an extended version of a topical show a few days after the regular version. I wouldn't want to watch both as parts are duplicated and if I wait for the extended version it won't be so topical. Same with HIGNFY and The News Quiz (on Radio 4).
The extended version of Good News is just the same programme with 15 minutes from a different stand up comic every week I think. I don't bother with the extended version any more because the stand ups they have on are hardly ever funny.
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Old 14-04-2012, 15:42
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I go for the shortened version which stops as soon as the guest appears !
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Old 14-04-2012, 18:08
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I don't get this thing of having an extended version of a topical show a few days after the regular version. I wouldn't want to watch both as parts are duplicated and if I wait for the extended version it won't be so topical. Same with HIGNFY and The News Quiz (on Radio 4).
3 days doesn't make it less topical imo. If it's recorded and broadcast in the same week then that is good enough.

I watch the repeats of this, HIGNFY and MtW and they are still good even though they aren't topical anymore.
The extended version of Good News is just the same programme with 15 minutes from a different stand up comic every week I think. I don't bother with the extended version any more because the stand ups they have on are hardly ever funny.
I like the standup bit. The BBC standup shows just show the big players who are on tours and on telly.
This shows the others.
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:47
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I'm no prude and do find him funny but it was a lot more crude - he doesn't need to include so much schoolboy crudity.
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:59
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was this the one with the guy rapping about his tea at the end? I was a bit shocked buy the gunshot. Funny apart from that antd the swearing though
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:19
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I'm not a fan of rap but I thought Doc Brown's raps were good and funny. It's something different. He needs to smooth out the rest of his routine.

I've noticed that Howard has only a handful of voices to rely on. It reminds me a bit of Lee Evans who has his handful of exaggerated stereotypes.
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:22
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Is the boss-eyed, smug, Leftie multimillionaire still promoting mass uncontrolled immigration?
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Old 17-04-2012, 21:37
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Doh I've just reliably informed of this previous thread...

Just watched first episode. T shirt bit Star Trek like but I'll forgive him as he's obviously been working out
Thought it was one of the best episodes in a while
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Old 25-04-2012, 20:24
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Anyone watch the most recent episode?
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Old 26-04-2012, 14:54
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Yes..
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Old 27-04-2012, 21:10
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I just wish he'd stop all the silly guesters and just get on with the show. It would be a hell of a lot better without the sex movements and silly silly voices.
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Old 28-04-2012, 00:00
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I agree about the sex movements being annoying. It's become predictable that Russell will exclaim and mime some sexual act and, when he's stopped, pretend that he got carried away with it.
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Old 28-04-2012, 00:43
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Is he still making references to Harry Potter?
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Old 03-05-2012, 16:10
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^ No, don't think he is.

Giving this a bump, anyone watching the show tonight?
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Old 03-05-2012, 18:04
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I will be - I still think its the best comedy-esq show out there, I mean what other "funny" programmes is there at the moment?

I just adore the show and will always watch it - along with the repeats
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Old 03-05-2012, 20:59
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Show's about to start, let's keep this thread running.
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Old 03-05-2012, 21:00
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Ohh I know, got BBC3 on ready
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