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steddenm1,294 posts since 11 Oct 2004
Central (West) Midlands Today
It normally gets a mention with a graphic with their name and location on too. I was watching on TV3 and had no problems with it cutting out. HD picture fine. SD picture awful as itv was.
"Stop touching Dot's pussy - you don't know where it's been!" (Honey Mitchell, EastEnders)
Neil Jones3,473 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The End of the Show smacked of Morecambe and Wise again, and I don't know why but I always feel uncomfortable when they labour that too much.


Captain's Log Stardate 2040: Out of fresh ideas for Series 97 of Saturday Night Takeaway, the boys hope enough time has passed to get away with this one. Ant dons a smart suit, a pair of thick-rimmed spectacles and smokes a pipe cigar while Dec writes about "TV what I used to make" while denying he has short fat hairy legs and a wig.
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Andrew11,755 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Make Em Laugh is one of the best features they've had for a long time. Simple, not contrived, and funny.


Not original either. Another YouTube rip off.

The End of the Show smacked of Morecambe and Wise again, and I don't know why but I always feel uncomfortable when they labour that too much.

Maybe because you are over thinking it, and by the sounds of 'not original either' going into it ready to pick fault.

How long does the gap between Morecambe and Wise and the next similar double act doing a similar routine have to be?

20 years? 30 years?
Whataday7,172 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Not trying to pick fault at all, but this series does feel a bit... bitty, not gelling too well. I think a TV show needs soul, and in order to have soul, there has to be an element of originality that the team have brought to the table themselves. Make Em Laugh and Read My Lips are directly lifted from YouTube, so 'not original' is a pretty accurate description.

As for Morecambe and Wise, that was their ACT (similar to The Two Ronnies and numerous other double acts) Ant and Dec are (very good) PRESENTERS, that some have compared to M&W because there's two of them and they sometimes did little skits. For me it feels unnatural to try and crowbar whole M&W-styles routines into their presenting.
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Larry the Loafer4,296 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
I've said it time and time again. They're trying to be too slick for their own good. The reason Make Em Laugh works so well is because it's Ant and Dec being themselves. They were themselves in the early SNT days and they were themselves on SMTV. This is why people like them so much because they were naturally entertaining. If they let the show run a little looser it'd be much more entertaining.
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