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Television and radio programme reviews, trailers, highlights, twilights and cinema news. Also the neglected gems from years past.

The yo-yo flick-up-the-skirt trick gets adapted

THE Yo-Yo is the stuff of champions. Oddly, yo-yo-ing is not an Olympic sport. Table-tennis is. The two are the chosen sports of the insecure teenage male. One give you the prospect of Olympic glory; one lets you see up girl’s skirts with a well-aimed flick. As you get older, you adapt your to-to trick until all mum’s friends are amazed:

Posted: 21st, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Squirrel boys does not want to get rabies and die

SQUIRREL Boy does not want to get rabies and die:

Posted: 20th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)


Holocaust Remembrance Day – the siren sounds in Israel

HOLOCAUST Remembrance Day – the siren sounds in Israel. There can be no silence. No peace…

Posted: 19th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Croatia space exploration squad caught on camera

CROATIA launches space exploration squad:

Posted: 17th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Man wears the wrong glasses – fail

IS this man:

a) Applying eyedrops to his sunglasses to simulate the effect of rain?

b) Drinking a cherry brandy through his eyeball?

c) Wearing the wrong glasses?

Posted: 15th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Undateables is freak show TV for the caring masses

THE Undateables is the new troll-baiting series from channel 4. The show follows disabled and less good looking people – Richard-with-Asperger’s, Justin with neurofibromatosis type 1, Penny-with-brittle-bones and Luke-with-Tourette’s – trying to pull. It’s exploitative crap, right? Only the Undatables all get dates via a dating service – even Justin, who treated us to this exchange with his date:

Justin: “What’s your favourite soup?”
Tracey: “Anything.”

Justin: “Tomato.”
Tracey: “Tomato and basil.”
Jason: “I’m with you there.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Britain’s Got Talent star goes barking mad – literally

BRITAIN’S Got Talent has claimed a victim: Buddy has gone into rehab. Buddy’s rep Pippa Langhorne, of Bromsgrove, tells the Sunday Mercury:

“He became a little diva. He really just wanted to be left alone and live a dog’s life. He started barking and growling because he realised it would keep people away from him.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Finally! Now we know that The Simpsons live in Oregon!

ONE of the most idly pondered about mysteries in modern pop-culture is: Just which state is The Simpsons’ town of Springfield in? Well, Matt Groening has now decided that we should all know exactly where that is.

And it’s Oregon – almost an American Anywhere – a boomtown on the skids, polluted hick stop, family values land of corruption and more.

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Posted: 11th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Greek TV news presenter Bourchas pelted with yoghurt – video

ON Greek TV, broadcast news journalist Panagiotis Bourchas is under attack. He has been in an interview with a representative of the far-right political organisation Golden Dawn. Things are thrown at him. In the UK, they toss tomatoes. In Iraq, it’s shoes. In Greece, it’s yoghurt. In France, they throw cheese.  And in Belgium it’s chocolate…

Posted: 8th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Gunther von Hagens crucifies Jesus for Good telly (photos)

DR Gunther von Hagens, aka Germany’s Dr Death (many have held that title but not all made it big on the telly), has created a new Crucifixion in time for Easter Monday on Channel 4.

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Posted: 6th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Behold! The musical man worm’s Pink Floyd tribute

THE Muscial Man Worm will now play Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig in The Sky:

Posted: 6th, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


What 10 sidekick characters from 1990s TV Shows look like now

WHAT 10 sidekick characters from 1990s TV Shows look like now. It’s comforting. Really, it is. Dewey form Malcolm  in The Middle grew into his ears…

beans-even-stevens

Picture 1 of 10

Posted: 3rd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


That video of an Irish policeman getting humped by an erect horse Smithfield Horse Fair

HERE’S that video of the Irish policeman getting mounted by an erect horse’s penis at the the Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin, Ireland. The number of people rushing to the copper’s aid can be counted on one aroused member…

Spotter: Broadsheet.ie.

Posted: 3rd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Top 50 serious moments in sit-coms are all unintentionally funny

YOU know those moments in sit-com shows when the serious bit pops up? Well Jest has compiled a Top 50. They are odd, funny and ridiculous. See if you can watch without smirking…

Posted: 2nd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Arthur is the beaten cat with a cone on his head

ARTHUR the cat has a Cone on his head. He is a beaten cat…

Posted: 2nd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Brazil’s Alexia Twister performs Madonna’s entire Super Bowls act better

ALEXIA Twister will now perform Madonna’s Super Bowl show. It’s fabulous. It’s drag-tasticulous. And the best bit is that it was not interrupted by men in leggings…  To Brazil:

Spotter: Dangerous Minds

Posted: 2nd, April 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Dalex relaxation for humans – the tapes

DALEK relaxation for humans – are tapes of Dr Who’s enemies helping humanity to unwind, as revealed by cultural space surfer Peter Serafinowicz:

Posted: 31st, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Puzzler Girl: Carol Vorderman broke my heart – a song and a video

DAVE Anderson and Tom Rosenthal create a tribute in words, music and images to Carol Vorderman. There was never a crossword between us….

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Posted: 31st, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


The drunk sings Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in the police car

FREDDIE Mercury Auditions take us to the back of a police car, where the budding star is singing Bohemian Rhapdosy. Oh, please let him goooo….

Spotter: Dangerous Mind

Posted: 29th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Bastard cabbage invades Texas

To the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin, Texas, where vegetation expert Damon Waitt is introducing viewers to the “bastard cabbage”. If you see patches of Bastard cabbage pull it up pronto, lest it give rise to bastard kids….


YouTube link.

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Posted: 29th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


A history of TV mix-ups

A HISTORY of TV mix-ups – when things go deliciously wrong on the magic box:

Jocky Wilson/Jackie Wilson

The late Jocky Wilson has been remembered fondly elsewhere on Anorak, but one memory lingers: his “appearance” on Top of the Pops. Sure enough, as Dexy’s Midnight Runners blasted out “Jackie Wilson Says” – Van Morrsion’s tribute to the Detroit-born boxer-turned-soul singer – a backdrop hove into view featuring the “unmistakable” face of Scotland’s pre-eminent arrow-chucker…

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Posted: 27th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Jonathan Antoine wins Britain’s Got Talent – God smiles

WHO is Britain Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine, aka Jonathan Stavvy Antoine, of Jonathan and Charlotte? Will the Essex teenager (17) make it to Celebrity Big Brother? Will he be mated with Susan Boyle? Will he ditch Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, the fanciable sidekick who proves he is not socially inept and can befriend girls?

The Mail says Jonthan is “following in the footsteps of Susan Boyle”. To the fridge? No, to fame and fortune as the authentic face of manhood. It was Botox-studded Holden who told us of Boyle:

The minute we turn her into a glamour puss is when it’s spoiled. I won’t let Simon Cowell take her to his dentist and I certainly won’t let her near his hairdresser.”

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Posted: 24th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Britain’s Got Talent 2012 Week one: Johnathan is that SuBo moment

IT’S Britain’s Got Talent 2012: Week 1:  Which one will win? Which one will entertain? Which one will be in the Celebrity Big Brother House next year? And how will Carmen Electra be lynched by the mob? The Sun, told us that a judiciary without without Amanda Holden was awful:

“Their chants urging bosses to bring back new mum Amanda Holden grew so lairy..warmup man Ian Royce was forced to make an onstage appeal for calm.”

No one died. Bu one man lived. Here’s Jonathan! And Charlotte. But Jonathan needs to ditch Charlotte. Jonathan is 17. He’s ungainly, untelegenic and causes Simon Cowell to issue a pre-performance sneer on camera – like they did when Susan Boyle came on. But then – get this – he can sing. And so too can Charlotte. But Charlotte, 16, is fanciable and if Mr SuBo is going to make it is an unlikely unshaggable singer he needs to ditch the bird.

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Posted: 24th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Michael Flatley does it with chimpanzees – The Riverdance

RIVERDANCE – how are Michael Flatley and the girls getting along? Has their act evolved?

Posted: 23rd, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


“Mad Men” mania hits the States

“MAD MEN” mania is setting in in the States as the fifth season of the hit series kicks off this Sunday. As befits a television drama depicting the dawning of the ad industry, the advertising campaign for the show has caused a great stir.

In New York City, where the show is set, there have been complaints that one of the posters is insensitive to victims of the 9/11 attacks. The poster shows a drawing of a besuited man tumbling from the sky. Critics say it is uncomfortably reminiscent of the harrowing photograph known as “Falling Man”. Captured by Richard Drew, that photo showed a man falling head first out of the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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Posted: 22nd, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment