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all new Phil2,911 posts since 12 Feb 2005
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Anyone remember the 'Come On' lady on Quiz Call? They had her sat there in a bikini for the whole evening and all she could say was 'Come on' They mocked her on Quizmania the day after and had Greg and Debbie saying it during a speed round and Greg shouted "Come on" when the next caller hung up on them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA9pI5dy3ZI


And they're giving the impression nobody's calling, when in reality the lines are probably jammed and they're refusing to let people through while pocketing the cash.

This was always my biggest issue with these shows. It was disingenuous and done solely to make it look like you would get put straight through if you called, and that you were the only person watching who knew the answer and so must be really clever. It was preying on those who maybe aren’t so savvy about these sorts of things.
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Josh (previously JoshX) 704 posts since 21 Dec 2014
Well, the Channel 5 schedule for past New Year's doesn't look promising:

Quote:
Jan 1st into Jan 2nd

1:45 - Criminals: Caught on Camera
2:10 - Teleshopping
3:00 - Access (entertainment news, usually used as a film breaker)


Quote:
Jan 2nd into Jan 3rd

1:00 - Teleshopping
3:00 - Access


Quote:
Jan 3rd into Jan 4th

1:05 - Teleshopping
3:05 - Access


So, it does seem we are getting Teleshopping.
It's not even realistic.
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VMPhil9,071 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today


And they're giving the impression nobody's calling, when in reality the lines are probably jammed and they're refusing to let people through while pocketing the cash.

This was always my biggest issue with these shows. It was disingenuous and done solely to make it look like you would get put straight through if you called, and that you were the only person watching who knew the answer and so must be really clever. It was preying on those who maybe aren’t so savvy about these sorts of things.

This kind of thing still continues. Put on ITV3 during the day, and look out for the incredibly challenging crossword puzzles in the ads. Preying on the vulnerable and the elderly.
JasonB4,868 posts since 20 Sep 2003
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And they're giving the impression nobody's calling, when in reality the lines are probably jammed and they're refusing to let people through while pocketing the cash.

This was always my biggest issue with these shows. It was disingenuous and done solely to make it look like you would get put straight through if you called, and that you were the only person watching who knew the answer and so must be really clever. It was preying on those who maybe aren’t so savvy about these sorts of things.

This kind of thing still continues. Put on ITV3 during the day, and look out for the incredibly challenging crossword puzzles in the ads. Preying on the vulnerable and the elderly.


Alongside the numerous funeral plan & Fred Olsen Cruises adverts.

Also with those dodgy looking commemorative coin adverts.
"623058 The whole thing has been a dump squirt."