they behaved as it was an American show with idle banter between segments.
As a complete outsider to it all I found Irish TV fascinating when I was over there. It seemed influenced as much by American daytime TV shows as it does British ones, some shows that are completely up to date to shows that British TV wouldn't do any more.
Irish TV seemed to vary wildly between brilliant (the sports coverage leaves Britain's golf club member boredom miles behind) to the ridiculous (I remember some God awful quiz show that was on - jeez). At the same time I'm slightly jealous of the Irish set-up - having access to the BBC, but at the same time having a strong independent television network of your own.