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Old 09-02-2013, 05:49
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I'll forever think of our Mel as a 'cheerful oak tree' now.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:44
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The Mali pun was funnier as a "one-off" last week than in its repetitive use this week, so I didn't enjoy this week's as much.

and...

dump the film bit!

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:05
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Does anyone else think Camilla Long doesn't need glasses and wears ones with clear lenses to make her look smarter and so people don't think she's a blonde bimbo?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02
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I liked the bit at the start of the film review where Bob Mortimer was advising the best way to stab a woman in the shower from personal experience; wish the whole segment could have been like that.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:37
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Good again this week. The standout was Doug Stanhope who just gets better and better.

I haven't seen any of Mr. Selfridge, being allergic to costume dramas, but the review was funny. Can't see the appeal at all in a programme about a shop, not unless it's Acorn Antiques.

The film review section was pointless again in spite of the presence of the usually reliable Bob Mortimer ("stab them in the bum - it takes ages to heal!")

Liked the Mali / Marley puns as well.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:44
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Good again this week. The standout was Doug Stanhope who just gets better and better.

I haven't seen any of Mr. Selfridge, being allergic to costume dramas, but the review was funny. Can't see the appeal at all in a programme about a shop, not unless it's Acorn Antiques.

The film review section was pointless again in spite of the presence of the usually reliable Bob Mortimer ("stab them in the bum - it takes ages to heal!")

Liked the Mali / Marley puns as well.
Not sure of the love of Mortimer, not sure of the point of the section really. May have been an interesting segment if Brooker had further challenged the quite silly view of Hitchcocks films being dated. Vertigo was recently voted the best film of all time, which I learnt on the Late Review, which is surely the best place for this type of chat.

I liked him pleading to mel that watching her was his job.

Again, another enjoyable show.
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Old 09-02-2013, 13:11
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"It's a bit like a Whodunnit called Colin Is Guilty".
There's a book called, John Dies at the End. The author David Wong says "I called it John Dies at the End because I realized most people were busy and would want to know the most relevant facts right away."

(His next book was called, This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Don't Touch It. I don't think he's really got the hang of marketable titles.)
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:02
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I think the film review should be an added extra, although I did like the stuff Mortimer came out with. He's still got it as he showed on the Buzzcocks christmas special.


But unless they have a repeat of 45 mins with extra stuff then I think the film review could be red button or online.


If they did have an extra 15 mins then they could have some more advert spoofs in. Or he could think up another section that isn't suitable for the main show.
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:51
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Liked the Mali / Marley puns as well.
To my eternal shame I've only just got that from reading your post.
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Old 09-02-2013, 23:52
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I don't think he is, a satirist. I think he's using the niche. It's probably very comfortable.
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:55
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2 really good episode in a row now. The review segments have potential but they are far too short. If the show was an hour they'd be fine to last for about 15 minutes. I think its the guests, the section last for about 3/4 minutes so at the end you can't help but feel "well that was a waste of the guest's time". It should just be Charlie.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:46
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The points off view bit is lame, just some sentences taken out of context from the Internet, not sure why Brooker thinks they are amusing.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:50
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I bet he'd never use this post for Points Off View.
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:54
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I bet he'd never use this post for Points Off View.
If it's funny he might use it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:26
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Yet again another episode taken up by the "extra" characters of Doug Stanhope and Barry Shitpeas etc...The film review bit is pointless and unneeded...what he should do is go back to basics and just do it how he used to do it...no extra characters, he really doesn't need them for this, just him on his own taking the piss out of the tv programmes and adverts (which was the only bit that made me truely laugh)
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:30
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Not sure if he writes those segments, I assume he does most of it and the two actors maybe add a little, but it is written for those types of characters. Everyman, dumbed down type. It wouldn't have the same effect if Brooker did the same shtick.
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:35
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Yet again another episode taken up by the "extra" characters of Doug Stanhope and Barry Shitpeas etc...The film review bit is pointless and unneeded...what he should do is go back to basics and just do it how he used to do it...no extra characters, he really doesn't need them for this, just him on his own taking the piss out of the tv programmes and adverts (which was the only bit that made me truely laugh)
As far as i can remember he has always had "extra" characters. Barry Shitpeas has been in wipe for ages. Remember that poet guy call Tim something who was in for a while too. They have always been of variable quality and never as good as his own bits, even though i know he does the writing for a lot of them.

Perhaps they are more prominent now than they used to be. I will have to look up an early wipe to compare...
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:43
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As far as i can remember he has always had "extra" characters. Barry Shitpeas has been in wipe for ages. Remember that poet guy call Tim something who was in for a while too. They have always been of variable quality and never as good as his own bits, even though i know he does the writing for a lot of them.

Perhaps they are more prominent now than they used to be. I will have to look up an early wipe to compare...
Yeh and I used to go toilet or use that moment to have a drink then as well...NEVER found them funny, just found them more pointless and tacky than anything else...course it's just me and everyone else loves them
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Old 10-02-2013, 21:46
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To be fair, it's a short programme and doesn't need padding.
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Old 10-02-2013, 23:38
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As far as i can remember he has always had "extra" characters. Barry Shitpeas has been in wipe for ages. Remember that poet guy call Tim something who was in for a while too. They have always been of variable quality and never as good as his own bits, even though i know he does the writing for a lot of them.

Perhaps they are more prominent now than they used to be. I will have to look up an early wipe to compare...
Yes, Tim Keyes.
I admit that I wasn't keen on him at first but I eventually liked his stupid little poems.

As you say Charlie Brooker's Wipe shows have always had the 'extra' characters here and there.
They often had guest appearances by people such as Stewart Lee speaking about children's television when he was a kid, Andy Nyman speaking about a terrifyingly horrible American Children's TV programme, and Matt Berry speaking about television title sequences. Not to mention the short film contributions by Adam Curtis.

I'd also bear in mind that the Barry Shitpeas and Philomena Cunk bits are almost certainly going to be Charlie Brooker himself, in that I mean that he will have written what they say.

It's just the film bit is an addition to the format that didn't exist before and appears to be just bolted on and doesn't really fit. It just wastes valuable time that is usually spent on good stuff.
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:07
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I think it's a shadow of former 'wipes'. It's like everything he's going to do with this format has been done better before.

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is definitely one Wipe too far, especially when it degenerated into Film 2013, thankfully not with Winkleman.

The jokes are really lame & something a 5-year-old might come out with. Charlie Brooker's really lost it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:08
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I really liked the 2nd ep, better than the 1st one.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:52
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Getting better and better, though I was hoping for a bit more videogame action... Hmmm... *goes to watch Gameswipe*
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:45
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Yes, Tim Keyes.
I admit that I wasn't keen on him at first but I eventually liked his stupid little poems.

As you say Charlie Brooker's Wipe shows have always had the 'extra' characters here and there.
They often had guest appearances by people such as Stewart Lee speaking about children's television when he was a kid, Andy Nyman speaking about a terrifyingly horrible American Children's TV programme, and Matt Berry speaking about television title sequences. Not to mention the short film contributions by Adam Curtis.

I'd also bear in mind that the Barry Shitpeas and Philomena Cunk bits are almost certainly going to be Charlie Brooker himself, in that I mean that he will have written what they say.

It's just the film bit is an addition to the format that didn't exist before and appears to be just bolted on and doesn't really fit. It just wastes valuable time that is usually spent on good stuff.
I'd forgotten about Andy Nyman's spot talking about that terrifying puppet!, it was really spooky!!
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Old 14-02-2013, 21:52
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Wonder what Charlie's take on horse meat will be? We'll soon know!
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