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Old 09-01-2013, 22:56
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Its the same old 'has beens' everytime.

I would dearly pay an annual fee for that and 'Children in Need' to be never shown again.

Also....IT IS NOT FUNNY
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:58
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Of course it isn't funny.

Comedians and comedy writers aren't going to waste their best material on something they're not being paid for.

The sketches etc are so bad they are embarrassing.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:02
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Always look on the bright side of life...
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:03
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I have to agree. It's a waste of an evenings tv. It would be interesting to see just how much these celebs who take part actually donate to these charities.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:04
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Looks like we got some bad-asses round here
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:05
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Didn't know it was on it today, thought it was usually in March or April.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:18
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Didn't know it was on it today, thought it was usually in March or April.
15th March this year so not sure why we have a thread just into January complaining about a show not even broadcast yet lol
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:22
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Luckily, it's not compulsory to watch it. (I don't).
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:05
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I have to agree. It's a waste of an evenings tv. It would be interesting to see just how much these celebs who take part actually donate to these charities.
or in fact do something for these causes. I realise that good celebs will do it on the quiet and say nothing about it, but most of these charidee progs only seem to promote these zelebs.

It is a national disgrace that so many kids lose parts of their childhoods and study time having to look after adults. None of these zelebs seem to be able to spend a week taking over.
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:21
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Wow, some people are so cynical and negative.

Comic Relief is such a huge, positive event and something which Britain should be genuinely proud about. All we read in the newspapers is doom and gloom about what an awful state this country is in and about a lot of the bad things which go on every day. However, there are good things which happen and the tens of millions of pounds this event (along with Sport Relief and Children In Need) raise for very worthy causes year after year is something really admirable and never ceases to amaze.

Also, how can you sit and make assumptions about what anybody - celebrity or otherwise - gives to charity, either in terms of their time or their money. I'm sure if the information was published a lot of it would surprise us, so what reason or evidence is there to sit and assume otherwise?

I always look forward to Comic Relief as a massive comedy fan I get to see 'bonus' episodes of many of my favourite shows and there have been plenty of decent sketches and mini-episodes in recent years, you just have to search 'Comic Relief' on YouTube to find them.

Some people can find the negative in anything.
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:41
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That's the mythology - charities say that after all these events or some calamity like the 2004 tsunami, the money just gets redirected. As for "volunteering", have a read about what charities have said about post-Olympic volunteering and "the Big Society" - these people have apparently gone missing.
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:57
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That's the mythology - charities say that after all these events or some calamity like the 2004 tsunami, the money just gets redirected. As for "volunteering", have a read about what charities have said about post-Olympic volunteering and "the Big Society" - these people have apparently gone missing.

I don't understand what points you're trying to make?

If you're asking people to 'have a read' about something, you'd really need to provide a link.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:29
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I have to agree. It's a waste of an evenings tv. It would be interesting to see just how much these celebs who take part actually donate to these charities.
Nobody has to donate anything......but of course appearing free would be good, also how can raising millions of for a good cause be a waste??
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:24
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I avoid all "Rich celebrities demand your money" things.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:53
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Same here.
Anything which involves giving money abroad and the appearance of Miranda Hart or James Corden on tv is enough not to have anything to do with Comic Relief.
Not to mention the awful obligatory charity song.
I don't like,so I don't watch.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:00
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Wow, comic relief. What an original target.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:32
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I agree, those skits on Africa are in very poor taste.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:02
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Charity shows are "the last refuge of has-been TV personalities."

I never watch them.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:26
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Charity shows are "the last refuge of has-been TV personalities."

I never watch them.
Wow, out of all the things I thought I might have to do this year, I didn't think having to defend Comic Relief would be one of them.

Your comment is absolute nonsense and couldn't be much further wide of the mark. Comic Relief always features 'TV personalities' who are at the very top of their game, in terms of music, comedy, acting, etc. It wouldn't work - well not to the extent it does anyway - if they got a load of has-beens in and asked people to donate, they just wouldn't raise the same massive amounts as they currently do.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:27
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I avoid all "Rich celebrities demand your money" things.
Can you explain why please.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:30
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Its the same old 'has beens' everytime.

I would dearly pay an annual fee for that and 'Children in Need' to be never shown again.

Also....IT IS NOT FUNNY
Haha same here

I think we should all give 5 a year to each and keep them of our tv screens,

It's the same old boring stuff time after time now

And didnt Wogan look old last time they wheeled him out surely they leave him home soon,

They said Eurovision wouldn't be the same without him but in fact it's better with Norton.
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:09
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I like comic relief but I dont like the way you are suddenly laughing and then they say "now billy connelys been to africa...." I hate all that crap. Better than C in N that is utter rubbish !
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:47
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I agree, those skits on Africa are in very poor taste.
Skits on Africa? Can you give examples? I've watched lots of Comic Relief nights and can't remember any making fun of Africa. I can recall a single slightly near-the-knuckle Ricky Gervais sketch but apart from that the sketches uniformly avoid the subject of Africa altogether.
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:54
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Wow, out of all the things I thought I might have to do this year, I didn't think having to defend Comic Relief would be one of them.

Your comment is absolute nonsense and couldn't be much further wide of the mark. Comic Relief always features 'TV personalities' who are at the very top of their game, in terms of music, comedy, acting, etc. It wouldn't work - well not to the extent it does anyway - if they got a load of has-beens in and asked people to donate, they just wouldn't raise the same massive amounts as they currently do.
Don't sit on the fence, why not come out straight away and say you love this sort of programme?

I won't mind. But I'll still say I think they are pants.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:54
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As a cause, it's brilliant.
As TV entertainment, it is abysmal.

Because of these 2 things, I will donate money and not watch.
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