|Do they? Really??
|Cathy T gives Jackie B what for 'cos he didn't mention her on Jonny Ross!
That little 'gem' came out of the gob of one of the contestants on Channel 4
's COACH TRIP
. Screening just before COME DINE WITH ME
(incidentally, if you have you a job, or live outside the UK, then this will purty
much mean nothing to you), it's similar in the respect that it's got a painful
bunch of reality wannabes, posing as 'normals', trying to get noticed. And I did note them with great interest. Why?
But which one Lillette? Oh, both of them you say...?
Well, the chap
who spewed out the title of this post is not unfamiliar to the world of TV having already won £45K
on DEAL OR NO DEAL
and appeared on half a dozen other quiz and reality shows
. Another 'contestant' was a regular audience member on BIG BROTHER'S BIG MOUTH
(when Rusty B
hosted). So the UK has run out of people to stick on telly so now we're just regurgitating them on other shows. Well, as long as they keep acting like total
tools on screen then I s'pose
it keeps them off the streets.
She really does put the 'C' in Cotton...
Although not 'out' in the movies, I caught FANBOYS
. I won't say how but let's just say no money was exchanged. Thankfully.
For those of you who don't know anything about it, I'll elaborate. It's about Star Wars
fans trying to see The Phantom Menace
before anyone else, by breaking into Skywalker Ranch
. The premise is actually the best thing about it and could have been lifted from a BIG BANG THEORY
storyline. It's geeky at varying levels and it feels about 10 years out of date. Why people bothering parodying/pastiching/referencing Star Wars
is beyond me. By the time ADAM & JOE
expertly toyed with the trilogy (take note Robot Chicken
) it was already getting a bit
Twitter me this Masterchef...
And since then there's been nothing but poorly thought~out mash~ups
and gags. Not only has it been done to death, it was done to death long, long ago in decade far, far away (see what I did there?) FANBOYS at least
tries something new integrating the lurve
for the films into its plot but there are way too many Star Wars
quotes needlessly crammed in; and hearing the roar of the Millennium Falcon
every time the geeks' van sped up was tedious in the extreme.
What's in here then? A Piranha?
There are some good moments but they are fleeting, namely the cameos from WILLIAM "No Wonder There Was A Captain's Log Every Week - He Wore A Man Girdle (a mirdle?)" SHATNER
, CARRIE "Did She Ever Call Paul Al?" FISHER
, BILLY "Dee" WILLIAMS
and RAY "See, I am A Geek 'Cos Not Only Do I Know This Guy's Name & Who He Is But I Also Know What He Looks Like" PARK
- though he ruined it by using the phrase, "They're gonna get mauled
Real fans KNOW who he is, you don't need to pun us over the head with it. A missed opportunity really. Nice enough characters (for a sitcom), some big(ish
) names but low on larfs
. Anyway, any REAL fan knows that the most Star Wars
hilarity can be found in the HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Sh*t Badges: Check. Open Fly: Check. Sh*t Shoes: Check. It's JR!
'Til the next time,
Labels: Catherine Tate, Coach Trip, Come Dine With Me, Fanboys review, Fern Cotton, Gregg Wallace, Gulliver's Travels, Jack Black, Jonathan Ross, Kelly Brook, LILY ALLEN, lily allen neighbours, Piranha