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Inspector Sands14,483 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Which one do you think is the best overall?

So many to choose from but The Snowman spoof has got to be their best. Really well made, beautiful looking and timeless....unlike:


We never thought mum was the punchline per say, more the reaction to what she said

The joke is the unexpected thing the mother sings. The reaction shots are just a bonus laugh.

Either way, it's probably not an ad they'd run today
Xilla220 posts since 29 Nov 2003
They didn't get away with it when it got repeated a few years after it originally aired IIRC.

The ad with the grandad was my favourite, to be honest the end result of that slurping was probably more drinkable than the rubbish they're calling Irn-Bru these days Wink
Steve Williams2,997 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Here's the Satkids page on Telegantic Megavision, which is written by Steve Williams, I'm assuming the same one of this parish unless I'm corrected otherwise:


Yes, a long time ago now, that page is way older that Telegantic Megavision was when I "wrote" it (ie, emailed the guy with some info). As I probably said on there, at the start it was a really boring programme and then halfway through it had a pretty radical revamp and got in a whooping crew and just became the most generic Saturday morning show you'd ever seen. But I recorded it every week because I recorded any old rubbish in those days, plus it showed Warner Bros cartoons, and you could fast forward through it in about fifteen minutes.

Some depressing replies to that tweet, BTW.
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Inspector Sands14,483 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I can't believe they've never taken that Telegantic Megavision sign! Must have been there for 24 years... for a show that only ran a few months then quickly got forgotten about.

Looks like it's painted on the wall, so presumably they've just never decorated that room
Inspector Sands14,483 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Gregg Scott has found the script to Richard Whitely's Gotcha and has uploaded it to Twitter, starting here:

Spencer, Steve in Pudsey and 2 others
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Inspector Sands14,483 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Insanely interesting! I don't think one realises how much planning went into the Gotcha segments.

I suppose there had to be as they only had one go at it and so one mess up ruined the whole shoot. They had to plan for every eventuality too. The ones like Richard Whiteleys, which took place at their families place of work as they've not as much control over the environment, they've got to work with what they've got.

Interesting to note that on the last page Noels name is left off, as if the rest of the script isn't going to cause suspicion.

Incidently, Annabel Giles was on Richard Herring's podcast the other week and her Gotcha came up in the conversation as she was the only person to catch them out. A combination of spotting a hidden camera and noticing the same comms vehicle as she'd worked with the week before on another programme:
https://youtu.be/uxP8vhioQtw?t=3045 (starts at 50'50")

And here is that failed Gotcha:

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Neil Jones6,158 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
In the 1960s television series, Batman was a far less dark character and a lot more camp, with the much-missed Adam West in the title role, assisted by Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick, Robin – both of them in costumes made of fabric, not rubber muscles. It was very much a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, with wonderfully hammy performances, hilariously terrible puns and iconic music.

Twitter user, YUXLOA, shared a clip from the series in which Bruce Wayne has to do some quick thinking, and Adam West has to do some sharp acting – which he did. Enjoy.

(text from The Poke)
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