Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC2

by | Dec 24, 2006 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

Probably the most enjoyable show of the Christmas period.

What was good about it?

• Danny from McFly being adorable and speaking like he’s in a Hovis advert. (“When did the music of McFly become about cupping your testicles in front of a homosexual audience?” asked Simon).

• Simon Amstell’s lack of respect for David Gest’s star-studded friends, pointing out that he’s also mates with Dean Gaffney and that he doesn’t even know Grace Jones (“she’s your type – a slightly unhinged gay icon”)

• Simon’s tormenting of GMTV bland blonde Jenni Falconer (“Scotland’s answer to Lorraine Kelly”). He told her: “You can do anything you like on this show. It’s not like GMTV where you just have to be dull.”

• Bill Bailey’s fearless mocking of baby-dangling Jacko while sitting opposite Jacko’s mate David Gest.

• Simon – “You’re right! It was Kim Wilde who helped break the world record domino topple. Kim Wilde has always loved dominos ever since there was a fee and she was available.”

• Simon – “As it’s a Christmas special, for every one you don’t get right, an orphan gets beaten.”

• Bill Bailey playing a dulcimer

• The Badly Drawn Boy round in which the contestants had to identify pop stars drawn by kids

• The mighty ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performing Rachel Stevens’ Some Girls

What was bad about it?

• We are the only trendy people around brave enough to confess we love The Feeling, but singer Dan Gillespie Sells isn’t exactly Mr Charisma

• Rednex on the Identity Parade

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