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Tonights telly is aces
I'm getting pixel vision
the Peter Kay show (can't even say "Peter Kay thing", can you?) is going to be rubbish, don't we really? No preview tapes have been made available, and the only person put forward for interviews, Pete Waterman, is describing it as an "affectionate spoof", which somewhat ruins Mark Lawson's piece in the Guardian about how it was certain to be a savage satire.
I suppose the only good thing is that it vaguely follows the format of the talent shows it's supposed to be satirising. Thing is, it looks like it'll be too affectionate towards its subject matter, when it would be far more interesting if it ripped it to shreds.
Kay is a busted flush tbh, you just have to see his chatshow appearances to work that out. I can see him getting a real pasting for this one.
that was never his game. He could make it really good in the same way That Peter Kay Thing was, where it's about weird characters that go along to the auditions. That could be brilliant.
But it's so hard to make an understated show when you're the most famous comedian in the country. Max And Paddy was all slapstick, innuendo and catchphrases. I'll watch it with an open mind, but it's hard to see how he can ever make the same kind of TV show now as the ones that made him famous in the first place.
just looks totally weak.
'Comedian Peter Kay will spoof The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent on his new TV series.
The Mirror reports that Kay's show, titled Britain's Got The Pop Factor, will feature a girl band composed of elderly women and four black dwarves in a group called Men Two Boyz.
Kay will feature in the programme as a transsexual singer, while a woman will break wind to accompany the song 'She's Like The Wind'.
A Channel 4 insider said Kay wanted "to make a point about reality TV in a non-PC but funny way".'
and then there's the mooted tie-in Christmas single he's meant to be doing with Gary Barlow. It just sounds like a limp X-Factor love-in, complete with 'hilarious' cameos from Waterman and Nicki Chapman.
Kay hasn't done anything decent since his split with Spikey and Fitzmaurice, imo. I watched the second series of Phoenix Nights the other night and I remembered how much I loved it, but I found the Max and Paddy spin-off dull as dishwater.
But I'm still gonna watch it.
It's better than the Radio Times.
for peter kay, just cause phoenix nights was brilliant, i know this will be gash, spoofs always are but i still have a vague hope it'll rock my bells
Sunday evening needs a decent programme until Top Gear returns.
X Factor et al are beyond parody, satire and spoof now? He should do it on Come Dine With me- that would be amazing.
I've only got iplayer
and channel 4 website 2moro to see both.
but 4OD doesn't work on my computer, which is gay.
its free catch up on the website. usually up the day after
is it any different to the real x factor?
and will probably contain some fat men in bolton shirts.
is it turd?
It's just the X Factor.
I had to leave the room at one point. Waterman is the most wooden man ever to be on TV
ever since Phenoix Nights he has gone down hill its a shame, but I'm over it...
Some new Fry should be nice and whatchable though.
was the final straw for me.
that was so bad
his stand-up was hilarious though.
when it was originally. I know it hasn't been long since it was on but in my eyes it hasn't aged well at all. I can watch The Office, Peep Show et al over and over again but PN just doesn't sit right with me these days.
Maybe I'm thinking about things too much ;-)
is still so funny I have been going back to that recently.
They're gonna do a third series of phoenix nights.
I haven't seen it in ages though.
His stand up was alright the first time yeah then he kinda dragged it out with no new material.
makes Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere look like a work of towering comic genius. Come back Dave Spikey, all is forgiven.
Also, even when he's mocking himself, Dr Fox can't help but be a complete cunt.
I don't mean to exaggerate but bugger me, it's really poor.
I've given up on it already.
I know pasty indie boys aren't exactly peter kay's target audience, but I can't imagine this getting glowing reports from anyone.
but plenty of naff celebrity cameos. Pretty much what I expected, tbh. It's meant to be a spoof but it's too close to the real thing to be funny.
He looks so disturbing as a woman, haha.
Just.... Why would he do that???
great career move
It's on BBC1 now.
is that I found out the song on the ipod advert (that was on in the program's break slot) is by chairlift. Nice.
I nicked the melody for a song I wrote by accident.
How easy to get is a US visa? Mortgages must be cheap right now...
you were looking in the short term. To me, anyway.
STOP ANALYSING ME :(
well, maybe let stuff get even worse before investing. but then sit on it for ten years and bam, biiiig profit!
It's completely redundant. I would much rather watch the X-Factor itself.
sums up why this is a pointless exercise.
that thought this. I was worried everyone would be saying how funny it was.
Switched over to Stephen Fry. The first few minutes I was kind of worried it would be him watching everything with wry amusement and going "oh gosh" a lot, but it got a lot better...
i.e. 28 days later in the big brother house? so bad. unless brooker's bringing some awesome writing to it, it's going to be the worst thing he's been involved with.
And then there was the E4 versions of TV Go Home and Unnovations that nobody watched. It'll have to be going some to beat those lows.
is the worst thing he's been involved with. Everything else tied for second.
That Peter Kay Thing episode 5 years ago, has somehow been green lit into a 2 hour Comic Relief night-esque sketch and oustayed its welcome by about an hour. Alas, it's source material is actually funnier...
Hence why no advance copies were sent out I guess...
for the song at the end which - surprise surprise - is going to be released as a single.
It's a shame but I think Kay's just happy to coast along, repeating the same old gags (there were a few five-year-old Phoenix Nights jokes resurrected tonight) and make some easy money whenever the opportunity arises. He's turning into this generation's Stan Boardman.
clearly I'm the only one though
it's just not possible! But it's just the way God designed us I guess, major design fault there.
It was actually terrible, worse then My Family and Teenage Kicks? MUCH worse... possibly the worst comedy I have EVER seen.
Stephen Frys effort was good not brilliant but good enough to make it part of my Sunday night viewing until Top Gear comes back.
i watched for about 15 minutes then switched it off, i'm gonna put the Partridge boxset on in a minute and soothe my wounds whilst thinking about buying tickets to go see him in December.
I liked it.
Am I alone in revelling in its completely unhinged, bonkers fun? I know it's not subversive and a work of Morris-esque satire but it entertained me (nearly) non-stop and I think was only let down by its ending and the 'Winners Song'.
The cameos were tastefully executed (minus the Cheeky Girls) and it produced a number of exceptional belly laughs from myself and those I watched it with.
A strong 8/10 from me.
I Sky plussed Fry and will watch it tomorrow.
Peter Kay is too nice and family friendly to totally savage the show. Lets face it, he is the target audience. But a good spoof should hold a mirror up to its target and ridicule it, there was barely anything going on tonight that couldn't or hasn't happened in the genuine X Factor.
Which leads me to believe- Simon Cowell= comedy genius.
I'm not saying that in an 'if you didn't like it you didn't get it' way. It wasn't amazing. But there were a lot of throwaway lines that I had to think twice about that were really good.
As toothless as Shane McGowan and about as funny as cancer, this was a Death Star sized dog-plop on PK's CV. Enjoyed Stephen Fry's new prog though.
though the choice of songs in the medleys was the funniest bit, and their were lots of small moments that whilst not lol worthy amused me. More importantly kingpin is on.
Seen/read too many american travelogues that have offered much more than Stephen Fry's effort.
And Peter Kay's show was absolutely dreadful. Whatever he had when he made Phoenix Nights seems to have evaporated now. Why was that so good? Probably the rock-solid supporting cast, actually.
was funny, laugh out loud in parts but did seem to run out of steam after about 50 mins so I turned off to watch Fry. His programme meandered around and there seemed to be no real path he was following, just random places in America, and then Sting appeared for 20 seconds in the back of his cab. I would've preferred him to look a bit more indepth at stuff but it was OK for an inoffensive travlogue on Sunday nights.
What's he thinking?!
has tempted them to give it another try, and get some more chart success etc
The first part was a lot better than the second, but there were so many little moments, and glances to the camera, that I was chuckling away almost continuously. I think that the light touch worked well too, and I liked the way that it avoided the trap of sneering at the contestants and viewers of such programmes.
And any television show that features Michael Jackson asking a midget, “and how old are you?” has got to be on to something.
gentle, interesting, engaging, but i would say that cause i like america and stephen fry
complemented each other quite perfectly. On its own, it would have felt a little too lightweight and indulgent, but pairing it up gave it the context it needed.
We all listen to This American Life (http://www.thisamericanlife.org/), don’t we?