No Longer About

They had their detractors, but in pure entertainment terms Game for a Laugh, Beadle’s About and You’ve Been Framed were three classics of the genre.

I’m sorry he’s dead, he seemed like a nice guy and he clearly did a lot of good work for charity. But to say that the aforementioned programmes are ‘classics of the genre’ is a bit like saying that Smash mash is a classic of the disgusting food genre. I remember watching all three programmes. The first one had Henry and Matthew Kelly in it. They were all complete shit. The fact that TV is even worse nowadays does not change this fact, just as getting the a boot up the arse does not become any more pleasurable after you’ve had the experience of being headbutted.

1 Response to “No Longer About”

  1. 1 Donagh January 31, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Another TV show that got kind of tired very quickly was Not the Nine O’Clock News. They had a good skit though on Game for a Laugh when your man who went on to become Mr. Bean comes home to find that his wife and kids have been murdered. Inevitably, he runs out in to the street to raise the alarm and to express his grief. Mel Smith dressed up as Jeremy Beadle wearing a blood smeared apron comes out to tell him that they had done it -as a joke. “What?” the distraught husband says. It’s okay, Smith as Beadle says, its me, Jeremy Beadle, look up there at the camera. Oh that’s right then, as long as Game for a Laugh murdered my family and a nation sat frozen in front of their TV were entertained its okay. It sort of summed up my feelings for this dreadful show and its offspring.

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