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The One Show Team | 15:13 UK time, Thursday, 17 December 2009

Larry Lamb, Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog

Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by actor Larry Lamb. Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy also appeared, live from Hollywood!

In the second part of our 2020 Vision series, Adam Shaw explored whether the economic outlook will still be bleak in ten years time.

Dom Littlewood travelled to Cardiff to meet a One Show viewer whose Christmas was ruined by burglars.

There have been more screen portrayals of Sherlock Holmes than any other literary character. Gyles Brandreth went in search of the truth behind the fiction.

Miranda Krestovnikoff visited Paignton zoo, and their doormice.

As mentioned on the programme, The Muppets are releasing their own version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Here's their video:

As you may have heard, the race for this year's Christmas Number One is on! The Muppets will up up against many hotly tipped acts, including; Joe McElderry, Rage Against The Machine and Ricky Tomlinson - another recent One Show guest.

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  • 1. At 5:21pm on 17 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    It's 1715. The show does not begin until 1858. So, Adrian before you go on, please try to look as if you are actually interested in what you are doing. No doubt you have some witty, pithy comments all prepared. If it all seems to you boring and tiresome, just think of the money and everything will be alright.

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  • 2. At 5:57pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    Kermit the frog = Adrian
    Miss Piggy = Christine
    Dom = Gonzo
    Rav = Gouch Cop

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  • 3. At 6:04pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    Hit wrong button cont..

    Mike Dilger = Fuzzy Bear
    Lucy = (vegie) Cookie Monster
    Marty Jopson = Dr Bunsen Honeydew
    Gyles Brandryth = Beaker
    Dan Snow = Beaker
    Dr. Sarah = Dr. Teeth ....

    See we all thought they were a load of muppets .. need I say more!!

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  • 4. At 6:06pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    Sorry Dan Snow should read = Animal..

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  • 5. At 6:12pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    lol len does that mean they can do muppets at xmas will there be a warning on the video to show its not the actual show.

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  • 6. At 6:13pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    Blimey! How's that for starters.

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  • 7. At 6:25pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    Who's Larry Lamb?

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  • 8. At 6:29pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    I thought Larry the Lamb was a puppet from the 50's/60's!

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  • 9. At 6:30pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Repeat 50 times " I must get a grip, I must get a grip"!

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  • 10. At 6:33pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    I am reliably informed that Larry Lamb is an older actor from Eastenders, so perhaps my post 8 was not completely wrong.

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  • 11. At 6:33pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    You mean a puppet will be on the sofa? Thought we might get something different tonight.

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  • 12. At 6:36pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    # 8 - Jade, were you thinking of Lamb Chop with Shari Lewis?
    There again could be Adrian - he's been a bit 'mutton' faced recently ...

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  • 13. At 6:43pm on 17 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    Len
    You are obviously too young to remember Uncle Mac and Larry the Lamb on BBC Children's Hour at 5 p.m. each evening!

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  • 14. At 6:43pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    Larry Lamb was on Paul O'Grady this week, I thought someone had sent him to a taxidermist.

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  • 15. At 6:43pm on 17 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    This was on the Radio,of course!

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  • 16. At 6:45pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    # 13 - Uncle Mac on Children's hour - you wouldn't get away with that today!!

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  • 17. At 6:48pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    # Hey just watched Eggheads -- and The One team won - Down to Gyles and Mike at the end and they won 3 - 2 .. So all you bloggers who say the presenters are thick .. eat your words .. They just come over that way !!!

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  • 18. At 6:50pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    Who was on this team?

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  • 19. At 6:51pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    The laughing policeman, a favorite on Children's hour.

    You never see a laughing policeman now!!

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  • 20. At 6:53pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    18 Lucy, Mike Dilger, Giles, Angelica and George McGavin.

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  • 21. At 6:54pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    ~20

    Wot? No Adrian or Christine

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  • 22. At 6:56pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    19 # The best has to be Peter Brough and Archie Andrews - If the names mean nothing Peter was a ventriloquist and Archie was his dummy .. Think about it .. this was on the radio ..
    now all the dummies seem to be on T.V.

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  • 23. At 6:58pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    21 # If you've not watched it - they don't have a section on ' Modern day Chelsea Footballers'

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  • 24. At 6:58pm on 17 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re 7, 8, 10, 13, 15: Larry the Lamb was the star of Toytown (transferring from BBC's Children's hour radio - mentioned above - to TV in the 1970s).

    Larry Lamb the actor - post 8 - correct. Larry has also appeared in many many famous TV series for over 30 years. And, he's the father of George Lamb.

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  • 25. At 6:59pm on 17 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Len - who else was on the team with Gyles & Mike?

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  • 26. At 7:01pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    25 # see #20

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  • 27. At 7:04pm on 17 Dec 2009, sxg123 wrote:

    #2 & #3 I would like to propose Kermit and Miss Piggy as new presenters for The One Show - and Vince Cable for PM or Chancellor. Any seconders?

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  • 28. At 7:06pm on 17 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    # 86. 15 Dec 2009, Len West – good one, sorry 4 late applause!
    Keep off the grass man!

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  • 29. At 7:08pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    #27 Great suggestion, Fred Scuttle and Olive Oil are getting a little jaded.

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  • 30. At 7:10pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    Interesting that Dom should tell us how to look after things to discourage the burglars and then leaves the front door off the latch.

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  • 31. At 7:13pm on 17 Dec 2009, John Bell wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 32. At 7:15pm on 17 Dec 2009, Hognoxious wrote:

    Re: Abolition of cheques.

    Some countries got rid of them years ago. Belgium dropped them round about the time the Euro was introduced. If they can cope without them then we ought to be able to.

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  • 33. At 7:16pm on 17 Dec 2009, sxg123 wrote:

    Goodness knows how much the satellite link is costing for Kermit and Miss Piggy. Are A&C actually going to make cost-effective use of it before the end of the show?

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  • 34. At 7:16pm on 17 Dec 2009, Chris Knox-Johnston wrote:

    Can we please stop referring to "the banks" being bailed out. HSBC, Barclays and Standard Chartered, to name but three, received no tax payers money - let us not lump them all in the handbasket to hell and give credit to those banks that received no tax payers money.

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  • 35. At 7:17pm on 17 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    For Len West – what do you do when you see a spaceman?
    Park in it man!

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  • 36. At 7:21pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    That b****y cleaner is at it again.

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  • 37. At 7:21pm on 17 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Post 24 - 'post 8 - correct' should read 'post 10'.

    Re 26: cheers - post 20 must have been written while I was typing post 25.

    Re 12: Lamb Chop & Shari Lewis - wow - that was a blast from the past. Just had a read online and Shari actually died 11 years ago - I'd forgotten about that. Her daughter continued her ventriloquist act.

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  • 38. At 7:22pm on 17 Dec 2009, Keith wrote:

    Adrian's new look (with specs) is a dead ringer for Benny Hill! I was looking forward to a speeded up film of him chasing Miss Piggy and Christine round the studio to the accompaniment of Benny's signature music. Perhaps on the next show??

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  • 39. At 7:32pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    # 29 danedweller

    Olive oil - that's nearly a bit harsh.


    #34 chris knox-johnston

    Why should anyone give any bank sympathy. They're all userers.

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  • 40. At 7:33pm on 17 Dec 2009, LarryStuart wrote:

    Loved the Muppets, the ones from Hollywood that is.

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  • 41. At 7:35pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    35# Love it

    Try this
    'You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, "Parking Fine". 'Wasn't that nice.'

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  • 42. At 7:40pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    #39 Astroplums

    Didn't mean to affend.

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  • 43. At 7:40pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    So Christine wants to hibernate. She obviously doesn't understand that means lying low for a few months.

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  • 44. At 7:42pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    Re 42 I mean Offend.

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  • 45. At 7:43pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #42 danedweller

    You didn't offend. That was my poor attempt at irony. Actually agreed with you. With a pair of old fashiond national health specs you might be a bit closer than you think.

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  • 46. At 7:45pm on 17 Dec 2009, Geoffrey Heaford wrote:

    I was appalled at this programme. You had two of the best things that has ever happened to TV namely Kermit and Miss Piggy and they were left hanging around while you talked at length to some bloke I have never heard of and then had the audacity to have another of those dreadful nature pieces.

    This was grossly insensitive to two fine characters who have brought more pleasure to millions than some plonker from EastEnders.

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  • 47. At 7:45pm on 17 Dec 2009, bruttus wrote:


    Yes, nice to see the old muppets again,but not enough close ups tonight, for me. Nice camera work, very entertaining.

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  • 48. At 7:47pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    #45 Astroplums¨

    That would be too hilarious, both of them on the sofa sporting wire rimmed glasses LOL.

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  • 49. At 7:47pm on 17 Dec 2009, the_cleaner wrote:

    Don't ya just love the Muppets
    And Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy were good too...:-)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIzPF3BfpQ

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  • 50. At 7:51pm on 17 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    #41 Len West – God bless Tommy Cooper!

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  • 51. At 7:52pm on 17 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    Who will be the one to ask what is green and smells of pork?

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  • 52. At 7:55pm on 17 Dec 2009, techsoop wrote:

    Without wishing to be insulting, every time I see Adrian wearing specs on set, I can't help recalling the image of Fred Scuttle from the Benny Hill Show. Sorry Adrian, but it does make me laff :-)

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  • 53. At 8:10pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    Fascinating that hardly any comments have been raised about the guest tonight. Are they starting to bore us rigid with their choices?

    Peter Kay tomorrow - certainly used to be good, but seems to have gone off the boil of late. Was on Paul O'Grady a few weeks ago and was not funny.

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  • 54. At 8:17pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    lmao at 51

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  • 55. At 8:18pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    Well they went on about hibinating and typical one show they woke up the mouse. Or as that how they wake up the producer everyday.

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  • 56. At 8:19pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    Peter Kay compared the Royal Variety show last night, 'Phoenix Nights' style and it was, in my humble opinion, very funny, so I am hopeful that tomorrow he will inject some life into Fred and Olive.

    If he doesn't I don't think anyone can and I might give up on the show and start watching the logs burn on my stove.

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  • 57. At 8:20pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    Well I thought it would how to warm up a doormouse give it to heston blumential one good frying pan and away you go.

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  • 58. At 8:22pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    Amazing how my lamb was a bit boring why did we need an item about eastenders one xmas day bores me rigid.

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  • 59. At 8:25pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #56 danedweller

    I like your Fred & Olive. I have re-christened them and from now on will be referred to, by me, as just that. I can now only look at Christine and imagine her with her national service specs on.

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  • 60. At 8:31pm on 17 Dec 2009, Jane wrote:

    Adrian I feel, as a long time friend of your best ever teacher Mr Ralph,I need to tell you that you really need to change your spectacles. Currently if you were to put on a French beret you could pass as a double for Benny Hill. Not a great look and you can look so much better.
    However to soften this blow I very much enjoy your great show. Jane

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  • 61. At 8:40pm on 17 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:


    Olive walks in a store to return a pair of eyeglasses that she had purchased for Fred a week before.

    "What seems to be the problem, madam?"

    "I'm returning these glasses I bought for Fred. He's still not seeing things my way."

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  • 62. At 8:49pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #60 jane

    If he lost a fair bit of weight he would stop getting these Benny Hill jibes.

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  • 63. At 9:04pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 62, astroplums, he isn't going to lose any weight on his salary!

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  • 64. At 9:06pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    post 24,sky-viewer, I had almost forgotten Toytown, now I remember watching it with my godchild!

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  • 65. At 9:07pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Actually when Larry Lamb did get a word in he seemed quite amusing. Mind you I am using AC and a bunch of puppets as a benchmark!

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  • 66. At 9:08pm on 17 Dec 2009, Len West wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 67. At 9:10pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    63 jadedoldie

    Have to get Lucy to turn him veggie for a few months.

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  • 68. At 9:11pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Len you are smoking tonight, lol.

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  • 69. At 9:12pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 67 oneeyedjack, he can offend enough without bringing his digestive system into f**t mode!

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  • 70. At 9:18pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    #66 Len West

    Nice one

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  • 71. At 9:21pm on 17 Dec 2009, oneeyedjack wrote:

    Ah, the good old Beeb - The One Show, Eastenders then CountryFile.

    Another exciting Thursday evening entertainment

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  • 72. At 9:24pm on 17 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 71, takes stamina and guts to sit through that lot.

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  • 73. At 9:39pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    lol jade well I thought myleene klass was animal lol

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  • 74. At 9:40pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

    The cheap way to make any tv program sound festive add bells to ever music track lol And if that does not work just be false mmm ok we all just watched it !!!

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  • 75. At 9:41pm on 17 Dec 2009, wigglediggle2 wrote:

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  • 76. At 10:00pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #43 oneeyedjack

    Christine hibernating? That'll be fun when she wakes up and finds the Gooners came back and won the league.

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  • 77. At 10:25pm on 17 Dec 2009, watchingone wrote:

    By 'eck, the season of goodwill to our fellow man is upon us in earnest tonight.
    no 1 John holyer, six minutes it took you to write your submission. Isnt that interesting?

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  • 78. At 10:27pm on 17 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #77 watchingone

    But you are a gentle soul.

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  • 79. At 10:12am on 18 Dec 2009, Donna Africa wrote:

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  • 80. At 10:44am on 18 Dec 2009, girliegirl wrote:

    Just started watching the show and really enjoyed it. Seems very relaxed and easy going but quite shocked at some of the vitriolic remarks about the presenters and guests made in the posts which I have just scrolled through for the first time.

    Christines dress last night was lovely, please can you tell me where she gets them.

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  • 81. At 10:44am on 18 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    Dear Santa! May we have some decent new topics from the BBC One Show, more interesting guests, some fun in these hard times – and health & happiness for all the bloggers!

    Oh, decent glasses for AC, too – if they were dark lenses I’d currently imagine he was on a welding course!

    Thank you Santa – please make less noise coming down the chimney this year!

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  • 82. At 11:01am on 18 Dec 2009, Donna Africa wrote:

    Thank you for a "One-derful & entertaining Show last night! I am a huge fan of Miss Piggy and Kermit and I think their Video will make the Number "One" Spot this year! Secondly, Congrats to "The Ones" who beat and scambled "The Eggheads" last Night. Well done The One Team presenters - All for One and One for All! Lastly, I would like to say what a Fabulous Presenter Gyles is as he is always so enthusiastic, educational, entertaining and humorous and I really would like to see more of him on "The One Show!" as I am fastly becomming Gyles Number "One" fan! hee!hee! With Laughter, Light and Liberty Donna Africa

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  • 83. At 11:07am on 18 Dec 2009, Donna Africa wrote:

    Could you please let me know if Adrian is fast becomming a Grumpy Old Man especially in those spectacles? Adrain please put some Xmas Cheer and enthusiasm into your presenting as you are bordering on being boring! LOL! My advise ditch those glasses and bring in some Xmas Cheer and jolliness as it is the season to be merry not grumpy! LOL!

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  • 84. At 11:19am on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #82 & 83 Donna Africa

    Intriguingly contrasting blogs!

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  • 85. At 11:20am on 18 Dec 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    have to say it is the best one show i have never seen.
    benny hill.....no mention of a dvd or a cd/book and christines clothes didnt warrant a single mention.
    johnholyer flew in and out,len west was on top form and london is still...well snowy.
    it took john holyer six minute's...such stamina.
    it is grim oooooop north,,,but the south is getting a bit of the white stuff and it is all we hear on the radio.
    wake up and smell the snow.
    loved your blogs....thinking of doing a bordeaxumalc and moving somewhere i cannot see the show and just rely on the top class people on the blog.
    we should be on the bbc gravy train,,adrian should share his pot with us.

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  • 86. At 11:24am on 18 Dec 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    lots of people are commenting that adrian is not putting much effort into his presenting.
    perhaps the best blog and most relevant was blog one from johnholyer.
    someone did post about christine's dress....ahhhhh thats nice isnt it !!

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  • 87. At 11:28am on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #85 HKA

    Thought the snow issue would wind you up. 2 inches of the stuff and the south comes to a standstill.

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  • 88. At 11:36am on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    HKA

    Adrian Chiles seems not to have his heart in it at the moment. In recent shows he seems to have been caught out and at a loss for words on several occasions. Maybe I am being unfair to him, in that other reasons exists for him being resmiss at times. In fairness to Christine,from a purely presenting point of view, has dug him out very smoothly and without fuss.

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  • 89. At 12:37pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #77: watchingone,

    Nah, it's not really interesting. The delay was due to my drinking tea and talking while at the same time checking my spelling, punctuation and grammar. I believe this is called multi tasking. You should try it, especially the latter of the three tasks.

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  • 90. At 12:41pm on 18 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

    Yes, me too thinks AC should apply a little more effort CB is a cheerful alternative.

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  • 91. At 12:47pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re my #89:
    watchingone

    Sorry for the bite in my last sentence. I am feeling a little cross at the moment. This is because our central heating boiler has packed up. The gas man cometh but I'm not sure when. Fortunately, my anger is ameliorated by my feeling smug 'cos I had the foresight to take out insurance. Hence my apology to you.

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  • 92. At 12:55pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #86: Hokeykokeyalex,

    Good afternoon Alex and thank you.

    It is not snowing here. It rarely does. Our little corner of the South East has its own micro climate. The sea, still warm from the summer, keeps the snow away. And I don't like that. I enjoy the snow.

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  • 93. At 2:27pm on 18 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    91 John Holyer

    I'm glad that you apologised John for none of us is perfect, not even I and dare I say you too?

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  • 94. At 2:38pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 93, I beg to differ Malc, if I wasn't so modest I would be absolutely perfect!!!

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  • 95. At 2:40pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    John Holyer, may your heater soon be healed, and may Flanders and Swann reign forever.

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  • 96. At 2:59pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #93 bordeauxmalc,

    Oh, go away.

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  • 97. At 3:03pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #93, bordeauxmalc,

    The fact that you are glad I have apologised is of no moment to me. This matter is between watchingone and myself.

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  • 98. At 3:07pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #95: jadedoldie,

    Thank you. I am still waiting for the promised visit from the gas man.

    Correction, he is here!

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  • 99. At 3:10pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 98, I am sopleased for you, I can't imagine anything worse than being cold. It would certainly make me teasy!

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  • 100. At 3:19pm on 18 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    94 Jade

    Your Modesty does you proud!

    Just as modesty forbids me to say that once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken!

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  • 101. At 3:20pm on 18 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    97 John

    On a public blog?

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  • 102. At 3:20pm on 18 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re 80: welcome, girliegirl. Some comments here aren't for the faint-hearted!; tonight's were mild. Hope you keep watching & contributing to the blog.

    Adrian's demeanour being discussed again - I wouldn't want him any other way now, providing, as it does, many comedic moments.

    I watched the Eggheads show (see above) on the iplayer last night - they did pretty well. I think if Gyles had been more involved in the rounds they would have simply walked it.

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  • 103. At 3:23pm on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #99 Jaded

    Teasy? - you little minx!

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  • 104. At 3:27pm on 18 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    102 sky_viewer

    I too, would like to welcome girliegirl and also I believe Donna Africa is new so welcome to her as well!

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  • 105. At 3:30pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 103 Oh astroplums, the Cornish expression teasy means irritable and cross, lol. Ethnic misunderstanding!!!

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  • 106. At 3:31pm on 18 Dec 2009, Danedweller wrote:

    Adrian Aka Fred Scuttle has just appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh show talking about football,(DVD promotion appearance) we was very animated and enthusiastic about his favourite subject. He mentioned the various programs he works on are LIVE,I was a little surprised becahuse he comes across as being anything but most nights.

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  • 107. At 3:39pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 100, Malc, I would never have recovered from believing I could have been wrong. Thank the lord it has never happened to me!
    Post 80,sty with us girliegirl, but don't expect a fan club, learn to laugh with us!!!

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  • 108. At 3:48pm on 18 Dec 2009, bordeauxmalc wrote:

    Au 'voir, mes ami(e)s

    Donkey duties are calling and I am ever dutiful!

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  • 109. At 3:49pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #101: boedeauxmalc,

    I see that your obsession of what you assume to be my character has not diminished.

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  • 110. At 3:50pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 106, Danedweller, I too had that on, fortunately as background. I assume that after his busy days by the time he arrives at the One Show his batteries need a recharge. He did seem inordinately proud of the fact he does very little work.

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  • 111. At 3:52pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #101: boedeauxmalc,

    I see that your obsession with what you assume to be my character has not diminished.

    [preposition error corrected]

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  • 112. At 3:54pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    Heating back on!

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  • 113. At 3:56pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Hooray for a warm John Holyer.I am glad the gasman obliged!

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  • 114. At 4:07pm on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    What channel is Alan Titchmarsh on?

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  • 115. At 4:16pm on 18 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    Warning! Don’t eat the yellow snow!

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  • 116. At 4:27pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 114 ITV astroplums.

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  • 117. At 4:27pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 115 dutchblog, why?

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  • 118. At 4:29pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #113: jadedoldie.

    Yes, the Gasman was able to oblige and the wife was very pleased. He also repaired the boiler.

    [Oops, got a feeling I will regret saying that].

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  • 119. At 4:34pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 118, shades of "can I do you now, Sir?" How fortunate that yet another yearly duty has been hived off, lol.

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  • 120. At 4:50pm on 18 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    # 117 - jadedoldie If you are not old enough to guess then I won’t explain it.
    Hope “your’e in” and not out on a cold night

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  • 121. At 4:52pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 120, I am always in dutchblog, I hope you too are cosied up somwhere warm and comfortable. I did know what you meant, I was being a bit naughty trying to get you to explain!

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  • 122. At 4:54pm on 18 Dec 2009, dutchblog wrote:

    #121 And my clue was good enough……………?

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  • 123. At 4:58pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 122 dutchblog, I always envied my brother who could write his name in the snow!

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  • 124. At 5:39pm on 18 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re 104: Re Donna Africa - no, she's been blogging here for some time; she's a fan of the show, is a model and has her own website.

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  • 125. At 5:45pm on 18 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re above - girliegirl mentioning the vitriolic remarks on the blogs... going back to the other night & the rumpus about the ginger (blonde etc) issue. Spare a thought for men who aren't very tall (like myself). There was a discussion last night on the other side with Messenger, Wright & Walsh about this. They interviewed women on the street and they just about all violently DETESTED men who were under about 5'10'' high. Further research on the 'net has shown this to be the norm. Thanks gals! Think I'll get my misogynistic hat on!

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  • 126. At 5:47pm on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    124 skyviewer

    Had a look at her website...it's a love story!

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  • 127. At 5:56pm on 18 Dec 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #125 sky viewer

    Well you won't like Christine then...she insists that men must be taller than herself. thats 5ft 9in plus 5 inch heels. That puts most of us in the doodoo.

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  • 128. At 6:25pm on 18 Dec 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re 126: astroplums - and she's also actially been on The One Show (back in July when she was outside during a stargazing item).

    Re 127: Haha - ties in with what I've been reading. 5'9" + 5" - that's just 10" I need then... I'll get me stilts!

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  • 129. At 6:58pm on 18 Dec 2009, bill smith wrote:

    So, we have a couple of new bloggers, do we?

    So: "Hey there girliegirl..." [Why does that seek(ers) to remind me of a song?]

    Welcome to the BBC, where all blogs are 'inclusive', non 'sexist', and totally lacking in 'discrimination'.

    ANY and ALL advertising or product-placement by bloggers is verboten, and if you should stray from the straight & narrow in this regard, that you were 'Just obeying orders' will NOT be accepted as any excuse .........unless, naturally, you get to be ON the One Show, when plugging your latest film/DVD/other is not only allowed, but EXPECTED.

    This is a strictly 'banter-free' zone, where the causing of ANY 'offence' will give rise to your blog being pulled by the 'Reactionary Moderators' (or whatever they are called: ..they're just the PC-Police to you and me)

    [Oh! Congrats to DonnAfrica, by the way! You succeeded in having your blog pulled by the censors! Your first blog? Well done that man!....keep it up!! Lets all get up their nose as much as possible!!]

    Now where was I? ...Oh yes:

    Welcome to the world of Mr Chiles!


    By way of clarification as to the cast of this auspicious production, let me introduce you to the main players (and Mr Chiles);

    Miss Bleakley is the lady on the right of the screen. She is the pretty one (...oh! sorry; Am I being too .. oh I dunno... some kind of '-ist' or other? .. Hope so) She is quite pleasant. Bit like a good cheese... will improve with age;

    Mr Chiles is the short-sighted person to her right. He has all the charisma and animation that you would expect from someone fired from reading horse-results on Black-Country radio, which is where they found him (so I am told). Oh,...sorry about that momentary 'racist' slip, there. I hope you didn't notice;
    Some bloggers have referred to his resemblance to Fred Scuttle (AKA Benny Hill) which, of course, is a rank insult.

    To Benny Hill, that is.

    Anyway, joking aside, (And I MEAN that) Please ensure firm adherance to the following rules:

    Rule 1: Never make fun of Mr Chiles, refer to his personality by-pass, or allude to the fact that he is rubbish;

    Rule 2: Miss Bleakley is cute, so be nice to her;

    Rule 3: Never make fun of Mr Chiles, refer to his personality by-pass, or allude to the fact that he is rubbish;

    Rule 4: Don't expect the "Guest" to be allowed to say much. [If they have a Cairn Terrier with them & are interesting, then you have dropped into a time-warp, gained a couple of hours, are watching Paul O'Grady and it's really only 5 o'clock].

    [see, I know about these things nowadays; ..thanks to that *** person running the economy, I'm sat at home watching TV instead of being out at work where I belong ......... oooh! sorry. Not being very 'inclusive' there, am I? only quoting Jeremy Clarkson, though. Top Gear allows Jeremy to be FAR more 'judgemental' than the One Show]

    Rule 5: Never make fun of Mr Chiles, refer to his personality by-pass, or allude to the fact that he is rubbish;

    Rule 6; ...........??? tut tut! there IS no Rule 6!

    Rule 7: Never make fun of Mr Chiles, refer to his personality by-pass, or allude to the fact that he is rubbish;



    There. I hope that that is clear.

    Those are the 'House Rules' where NO reference to the abolition of 'Boom & Bust' is permitted at ANY cost.

    Where all political propaganda from Tony Robinson/Jo Brand must be treated with the ****** it deserves (if we are unfortunate enough to have them inflicted on the One Show audience again ... as will probably be the case in the future, ... so be warned)

    Where all and ANY references to 'GB' are to our great country of Great Britain, and NOT to some ***-**** trying to save the world from financial chaos (...and failing)



    By the way, thanks to astroplums & jadedoldie from last night's blog. I now know what lol is, and yes, the puppy socialisation was a riot! I'm looking forward to the next session, when I intend to lie about my age, get down on all fours & join in.
    Today was good. Eight week old puppy being introduced to snow for the first time. Talk about fun. you don't know the meaning of the word until you've seen a pup leaping & cavorting in nearly a foot of snow.

    Must go now & lie down, as I can only take so much excitement. O M & his D on at 1900, which is the best prog on TV - certainly tonight, anyway.

    {And REMEMBER: there is NO Rule six, so don't miss treat the p**fters.......)

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  • 130. At 8:29pm on 18 Dec 2009, watchingone wrote:

    97 John holyer it was decent of you to apologise, so I will apologise too, for my post was designed to take the mick out of yours, but on reflection, it didnt really work as it wasnt funny. My post appears to have been written in my local language, a little known variation of the English language known as Hull-speak. Normally my grammar is better than that I hope.

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  • 131. At 9:24pm on 18 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Bill Smith, you are a funny perceptive and entertaining young man. Thank you for a fantastic blog. How much fun have you had today you lucky, lucky chap!

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  • 132. At 10:37pm on 18 Dec 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #130: watchingone,

    Thank you. Your grammar seems fine to me.

    My grammar am good to. Innit.

    I've been to Hull but a long time ago. I was in The RAF at the time. We were coming home in the van and my driver smashed us into some level crossing gates. We succeeded in closing down the London mainline for a couple of hours. Lots of interesting people came over to talk to me, including the police. One curious member of the public, having noticed the mangled mess of our van and the crossing gates strewn across the tracks, asked me if we had an accident.[No, no, I am not implying that he was from Hull, which he wasn't anyway].

    I expect that I'm only telling this story to impress hokeykokeyalex that I once ventured North in service of Queen and Country.

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  • 133. At 11:06pm on 18 Dec 2009, bill smith wrote:

    ref #131;

    Thank you for your kind comments, but, whilst I DO enjoy a little satire, and to direct a little ridicule at those who I believe to be worthy of it, the main inspiration for part of my blog was, of course, M Python Esq.

    Should the connection be lost on any of you, dear fellow bloggers, may I respectfully refer you to YouTube, and enter 'Monty Python Bruce' whereupon all will become clear.............I hope;

    NOT TO BE VIEWED BY ANY AUSTRALIANS, though........

    To be totally honest, up to last night, I had remembered that sketch only from when it was first broadcast, and had not seen it since. Not until this evening, when I tried YouTube just out of curiosity........and there it was!!

    [Thus, dear jadedoldie, from my recalling the first broadcast of the "Bruce" sketch, I may not be quite as young as you think.... and I was just a teeeny leeeetle bit concerned that use of the word 'poofter' would be deemed to un-PC by the hovering thought police at the BBC.

    Personally, though, having had an eight year stint before the mast at public school, where you SOON learn self reliance, to stand up for yourself and to take the pi**-taking on the chin, which rather leaves one with the legacy of being unable to put up with PC bulls***t, and a weakness for shoving it up the fundamental orifices of all those who propagate such debilitating nonsense. No offence intended, of course!!!]



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  • 134. At 00:02am on 19 Dec 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 133, I was sent away to school at eight years old,developed a sense of self worth and like yourself have little or no patience with those who hide behind political correctness to cover their own inadequacies. My other problem is that I tend to think of anyone less than doddering as being young, so you must excuse me. Clever use of work by other people is never to be sniffed at, Python has provided the less sheep-like of the population with many an excellent opportunity to point up
    the pompousness of others!

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  • 135. At 10:07am on 19 Dec 2009, watchingone wrote:

    132 John Holyer - come back to Hull, but please avoid level crossings. You will be made welcome and you will notice many changes since your last visit, largely positive ones! Then you can post on the blog and tell everyone else you enjoyed it and they can all come and visit and boost our economy. Many thanks.

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  • 136. At 7:31pm on 19 Dec 2009, tim rawlinson wrote:

    What a creamy show that was :)

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