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Old 09-02-2013, 12:03
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I know this thread is a few years old, now, and the title may have been appropriate at the time, but these days it's hugely unsuitable. Under the present charisma free, competence free, humour free presenter, I don't think it's ever been worse. And judging by so many of the posters attracted to the thread it may as well be renamed "Countdown - so much more suitable for aging pervs nowadays"

Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?

And there are far fewer times that you can sit through another of Ms Dents interminable histories of a word.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:32
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I know this thread is a few years old, now, and the title may have been appropriate at the time, but these days it's hugely unsuitable. Under the present charisma free, competence free, humour free presenter, I don't think it's ever been worse. And judging by so many of the posters attracted to the thread it may as well be renamed "Countdown - so much more suitable for aging pervs nowadays"

Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?

And there are far fewer times that you can sit through another of Ms Dents interminable histories of a word.

You could go to the other thread where the clever clogs, "I got a 9 letter word" go.
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Old 09-02-2013, 13:29
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[quote=mel_drew;64147995...
Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?[/QUOTE]

.........................nope.
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:48
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Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?
It's only once a day
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:52
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Rachel definately makes countdown better,
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:53
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I know this thread is a few years old, now, and the title may have been appropriate at the time, but these days it's hugely unsuitable. Under the present charisma free, competence free, humour free presenter, I don't think it's ever been worse. And judging by so many of the posters attracted to the thread it may as well be renamed "Countdown - so much more suitable for aging pervs nowadays"

Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?

And there are far fewer times that you can sit through another of Ms Dents interminable histories of a word.
Depends how many times you rewind live pause


Although some days she's over dressed.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:58
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at least we don't have to listen to the jokes about Jeff being fat and short, any more.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:47
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I know this thread is a few years old, now, and the title may have been appropriate at the time, but these days it's hugely unsuitable. Under the present charisma free, competence free, humour free presenter, I don't think it's ever been worse. And judging by so many of the posters attracted to the thread it may as well be renamed "Countdown - so much more suitable for aging pervs nowadays"

Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?

And there are far fewer times that you can sit through another of Ms Dents interminable histories of a word.
I couldn't disagree more. I love Nick's dry throwaway humour, Susie's explanations are fascinating to anyone who is interested in words, and as for Rachel, well, she could have a programme of her own, just standing there, putting numbers on the board!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:31
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Gorgeous.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:23
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I couldn't disagree more. I love Nick's dry throwaway humour, Susie's explanations are fascinating to anyone who is interested in words, and as for Rachel, well, she could have a programme of her own, just standing there, putting numbers on the board!
Too many people are too easily satisfied, these days. It's part of the reason why television is so poor.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:54
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Too many people are too easily satisfied, these days. It's part of the reason why television is so poor.

what would you like to see then, mel?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:30
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I know this thread is a few years old, now, and the title may have been appropriate at the time, but these days it's hugely unsuitable. Under the present charisma free, competence free, humour free presenter, I don't think it's ever been worse. And judging by so many of the posters attracted to the thread it may as well be renamed "Countdown - so much more suitable for aging pervs nowadays"

Surely there are only so many times you can watch a mentally undressed RR?

And there are far fewer times that you can sit through another of Ms Dents interminable histories of a word.
Agreed on Nick, he's phoning it in. His style just doesn't suit the show I'm afraid. I fear the Jeff ship has sailed.

Disagree on Susie's OOW bit - nine times out of ten it's interesting and worth the time. She deserves her moment to shine.

Far worse is some of the DC guests who can't muster up two decent stories/anecdotes in a week and drone on - wake me up for the teaser. The meeja types are easily the worst for this (Julia Somerville, Kate Adie, Alastair Stewart). Nick's interaction with them is no less painful. Remember Sir Ranulph Fiennes?

RR is more demure now so there's a fair bit more mental undressing to do. Don't blame people for getting distracted when the supercontestants are in town, playing them from your sofa is futile unless you happen to practice for hours online and have swallowed a dictionary (or ten). Make sure it's the right one though...the Scrabble one won't help ya.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:24
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This was amazing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH67RGKQBFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh7NlEaVnr8
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Old 11-02-2013, 15:02
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What happened to that clever, young lad that was on it a week or two ago? Did he make it to octochamp?
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Old 11-02-2013, 15:17
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Caught a bit of Countdown for the first time in about 10 years - what's wrong with Susie Dent's eyes?
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Old 11-02-2013, 15:21
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Caught a bit of Countdown for the first time in about 10 years - what's wrong with Susie Dent's eyes?
Look at the numbers in your selection, see if you can work out a reason..
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:25
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Looks like the alien kid will be in the final.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:35
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It's FHM Hot 100 time again.

http://www.fhm.com/girls/100-sexiest-women

Multiple voting appears to be correct. Come on folks, let's get Rachel higher up this year!
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:06
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Why have they been dressing poor Rachel as the 'Crabbies Cider' advert woman?
She's a young girl, not some 50's WRVS member!
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Old 12-02-2013, 16:44
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It's only once a day
quite probably more than that..
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Old 12-02-2013, 16:52
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the other day nick seemed to miss "boulders"

as boulders brass

----

and the numbers game

25 50 75 100 5 7 = 808

Spoiler


get in!
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:09
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Anyone watching now? Quite a contest going on with the score at 68-68!
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:12
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Wish they would get rid of Nick haven't tuned in to many episodes cos I dont like his style. He's a complete bore.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:22
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Rachel`s boobs look absolutely huge today.
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:20
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Anyone watching now? Quite a contest going on with the score at 68-68!
I know a few here are frustrated at the game at this high level, but today's has got to be one of the most evenly matched and joint highest, at 117 each - going right to the wire with the two anagrams! Garbology - the study of garbage. A new one on me! Sorry Chris went though, I was warming to him and he looked marginally less terrified today!
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