Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Jun 25, 2019.
Probably the same sort of retards that watch Mrs Brown's Boys.
Whilst I agree with you 100% and wouldn't ever listen past the first few notes I'd rather sh*t like that was making money for charity rather than going into the pockets of Miriah (spoiled ****) Carey or Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Little Mix etc etc etc.
Interesting. I sometimes watch Mrs Brown's Boys? It isn't a show I watch that regularly, and the humour certainly isn't sophisticated, but there is occasionally decent moral messages involved and I find it quite funny sometimes, amongst all the farce. Pretty harmless fare, I would have thought. And I know it wouldn't be considered as "cool".
But why does that make me a "******", a description that many would find particularly offensive, so I wouldn't use it myself?
You're the first person I've had any contact with, ever, who has anything positive to say about Mrs Brown's Boys. Genuinely never met anyone who thinks it has an ounce of quality or humour about it. An Irish friend of mine said it made him ashamed to be Irish.
Why do you want a moral message in a "comedy" programme?
It's not about being cool, it's about going to the absolute bottom of the barrel and totally disengaging from any shred of intelligence.
As for "retarded", it's a word that expresses a sentiment / message clearly. My brother and niece are both in the retarded bracket. Should I tiptoe around it or use a word that fits your PC narrative?
From myself and the other 5m t0 10m " ******* " who watch it sometimes, a Merry Christmas to you too!
Agreed. It's utterly pathetic drivel. Probably the only program I can't bear to watch for 60 seconds while waiting for the next show to start. Worse than Michael McIntyre and that's saying something.
My sister bought me a DVD of Mrs Brown's boys for Christmas one year. Never made it out of the cellophane wrapper.
The constant dumbing down of television. Let us hit the lowest common denominator. The rise of celebrity, idiocy and the number of morons in the population.
People who are thick as two short planks, selfish, lack any empathy or shred of intelligence and ruin life for others. Covidiots for example.
This ******* pandemic
Their latest abomination is no.1 again. Christmas ruined.
Shame no.5 in this week's Top 40 (hey, pop pickers!) didn't shift a few more copies...
I had number 5 on repeat last night in the hope it would hit top spot. I wish I'd done more.
I have accidentally watched brief segments of Mrs Brown’s Boys on a couple of occasions. Initially I thought it was some sort of piss take akin to Alan Partridge. The show is not for me. I’m Irish, but the show doesn’t make me ashamed to be Irish. It’s not something that appeals to me in any way, but it seems to be continuously commissioned by the UK’s State Broadcaster. The show would not and should not be produced by RTÉ (Irish State Broadcaster). If people like the show, as many UK citizens seem to, that’s their business. Mr. O’Carroll and his family are, bizarrely, making a fortune from it. Why would they stop if those millions are lapping it up?
Fr Ted, now that’s a different story. Channel 4 produced that classic comedy because, as I understand it, RTÉ didn’t have the balls to take it on.
Just to clarify, I can quite understand people not liking Mrs Brown's Boys.
It was the description of the millions who watch the show being "retards" that I was puzzled by, particularly as many might find it offensive. I thought it was unnecessary.
Just been reading up on "Wiki" and (if correct) the concept was initially produced as films only for the Iris market. RTE has been heavily involved in commissioning and producing it from it's initial airing on RTE radio, and then as an RTE TV show which on occasions received the best ratings on Irish TV winning the ratings battles with 50% audience watching.
Indeed, initially seen as a stage play in Glasgow, it required a 2 for 1 offer before it caught on in the UK at all, before being commissioned by BBC Scotland which, at least in the early years was jointly produced with RTE.
Wiki could be wrong, mind.
My ASD son 'really' got into Fr Ted to the point that we watched it countless times (nearly to the point where it stopped being funny) AND all the various programmes (on youtube, many from RTÉ) about the show and the cast. I found it 'amusing' that Dermot Morgan obsessively loathed RTÉ (well, its hierarchy) with a passion, blaming it/them for his lack of success, and that it was a dinner party (to celebrate the end of filming of the 3rd series) rant about the "...the usual suspects..." that contributed to the coronary event that killed him.
From the Independent:
As funny as long Covid
The ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Christmas special is a reminder of just how gruesome the comedy is, writes Sean O’Grady
Crude and lazy: the show attempts to raise some festive cheer
What with it being Christmastide and everything, I thought it’d make a nice change to be generous to Mrs Brown’s Boys. After all, it has been a fixture of our TV schedules for about a decade; it is undeniably popular, running longer as a prime Christmas Day BBC attraction than Morecambe and Wise or Only Fools and Horses; and it’s innovative, casually breaking the fourth wall and luxuriating in its bloopers.
Then I watched Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special: Mammy of the People, and I was reminded just how gruesome the comedy is. I’ll concede that I smiled at one of the jokes for the first time ever. Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll) is mooching around her kitchen complaining about the idiots who’ve been out panic buying, and as she does so, every cupboard she opens is stuffed full of loo roll. It’s not much, but it just goes to show that even the simplest touch of irony can lift even the heaviest of comedic loads.
But, like an announcement about test and trace by Matt Hancock, it was a false dawn, and I should have realised it. Soon enough, we are shoved right up Grandad’s (Dermot O’Neill) arse as Agnes tries to locate his testes. I know, strange place to mislay them, but there you go. It’s because Agnes has misheard daughter Cathy asking whether Grandad had had his test results back. It’s broad, crude humour, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but it just doesn’t “work”, even with O’Carroll gurning for the Irish Olympic team.
It’s all so unnecessarily weak, the writing. It’s almost as if they set out to create something so nonsensical (in a bad way) that you can’t go with it. Like Agnes being selected by Buckingham Palace to make a Christmas address to the nation (just about credible for a sitcom), but then the Palace following it up with another letter stating that Agnes is disqualified because the Queen’s private secretary suddenly remembered that Ireland isn’t in the Commonwealth (which is a plot twist that doesn’t come off). Anyway, it doesn’t stop a blizzard of “anus horribilis” jokes, none of which were that good when they first appeared in 1992. I’d call it lazy.
Along the way, the cast also murder The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You”, and there is some problematic and unfunny smut about a flasher named Knickie Knackie ****ie.
In the little closing homily, Mammy reviews the “anus”, and declares, “Thank God for comedy.” I can’t argue with that, but Mrs Brown’s Boys is about as funny as a case of long Covid.
You and wiki have more detail than I do. RTÉ have a great track record on comedy. Do you remember Leave it to Mrs. O’Brien. Unbelievable show!
That cravendale advert.
“It’s not milk”
“It’s not milk”
“Its not milk”
“It’s fresh milk, filtered to last longer”
So it IS ****ing well milk then !!!!
Those contestants on tipping point who you can hear saying "bad luck" etc
when an opponent has a bit of bad luck .
The cahunts next door who decided to throw a party last night with carloads of guests from fark knows where in blatant disregard of T4 rules then proceeded to blast shyte eastern European disco music until 6 am this morning when we finally got to sleep but not before a lot of them had spilled onto the street at around 5 yelling and shouting and waking the whole street up. Reported them at around 2 am though the cops were perhaps understandably too busy to respond and also reported to the letting agency today. All the neighbours are fuming as there are a lot of young children and elderly residents nearby. These farking bellends couldn't give a fark about anyone else so I hope they all get COVID. Typical end to a completely shyte year!
Jools ‘Hootenanny’. Same tedious ‘boogie woogie’ every year. Caught a few minutes in the hope of a few decent archive clips. He’d put his mate Chris Difford on to sing his tedious ‘Cool for Cats’. Then more boogie woogie. No one pays money to listen to boogie woogie. Just bin it.
It’s as annoying as the apparent ‘connection’ between Michael Buble and Christmas.
I loved it. Including the boogie woogie, of which there was very little. I suspect you are not able to define it correctly.
I’m not sure what you are looking for, but if it’s some kind of more up to date music show the Hootenanny is not going to be it. Even the regular Jools Holland shows are designed to be eclectic. If you think TV in general is missing a decent music show, like a modern equivalent of OGWT, I would agree with you.
Despite Chris Evans now being pretty old I think TFI Friday was a good ‘Modern’ music show, even when it came back a few years ago.
He's only 54!!
Had the odd decent band on but wasn't a music show per se. It was more akin to the Jonathan Ross show.
This is just plain wrong. Sorry.
There were some decent archive clips too. ABC, Madness, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand.
What IS a bit tedious about Jools is the celebrity back-slapping audience, but Covid spared us this.
He’s not old, just old in terms of a modern music show if you’re looking for something that’s ‘down with the kids’.
Exactly how I feel about his yearly cr*pfest as well. The odd classic followed by long gaps of monotonous sh*te.
The bit I watched around midnight was chocabloc with Jools tinkling his ivories in the usual formulaic way. Great clip of Rudimental with Ella Eyre, but then it was back to the snoreathon.
Actually I saw Michael Kiwanuka too and he was good.
I mean Jools’ piano style. He could guest on Bohemian Rhapsody or Fire Starter and he’d play exactly the same thing.
Eclectic I can do, but Jools’ mates tend not to be.
I think you’re being harsh. It’s not challenging, no, but it has an appeal across ages, at least in respect of the guests chosen. And it’s jolly, even if the celebrity back-slapping is tedious. What would you rather have, Kenneth McKellar?
Is McKellar still alive ? I snogged his daughter Jane several times on Ios. She was devastated that I’d never heard of him.
Thread response of the year so far...
He’s been dead for ten years, apparently.
Is she available to snog on Android too?
Perhaps hate is too strong a word, but I really don't think the "People also ask" feature on Google works. Most of the questions are the dumb kind you'd get on Yahoo! Answers and some don't even make sense, and a lot of the answers don't actually answer the question. I think Google should scrap it, or at least have an option not to show it.