Look-a-SHITE

Victor’s Mate: Here, Victor, has anyone ever said you look like that fella from The Red Dwarfs. I fink he runs the ship’s leisure centre or summink – you know, that Mr. Smeg man”
Victor: Oh, yeah, mate, you’re right! I look WELL like that Christiophers Barrie, fella. Quick, take a picture of me, I’ll send it in to one of the looky like someone else agencies, it’ll be well boss!”

Thanks to SingingPotato1979 for pointing out this truly heroic look-a-like attempt.

[EDIT: Erm, I got that a bit wrong. Serves me right for not reading things properly and for not know who Victor form off of Big Brother is. Sorry, I thought it was a real look-a-like attempt by some guy at an agency.]

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  1. Again with the sadness.

    Nice to see you’ve sorted out the spelling mistake, guys. Shame on you.

  2. G&T Admin

    I’m confused. Isn’t the point of what you’ve linked to is that it’s a shit lookalike? The site design is the last word in dreadful.

    Also;
    “Nice to see you?ve sorted out the spelling mistake, guys. Shame on you.”

    Did you not see the reference? Or are you joking? I’m totally confused now.

  3. G&T Admin

    Oh, shit, you’re probably right. I wasn’t really paying attention to what the website was about and I thought it was bringing attention to a shit look-a-like from an agency or something…

    Which begs the question… why have a intential shit look-a-like? Well, apart from conspiring to make me look like a sneering idiot.

  4. I’m totally confused now…

    Cappsy is now claiming to look like a sneering idiot which surely has to be a better impersonation than Victors effort at Chris Barrie!

  5. Thanks to the Victor link this is an ideal opportunity to point out that Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack is fucking fantastic.

    And no, this isn’t just based on footage of Emila bending over a lot and Moyles hijacking the best episode so far. It is, genuinely, a really, really good show.

  6. I must have missed the reference. What was it referring to?

  7. Victor is a person in the current Big Brother. He isn’t a lookalike, he’s a professional circus performer and amateur misogynist.

    Cappsy did you understand ANY part of this story? :-)

  8. G&T Admin

    > Cappsy did you understand ANY part of this story? :-)

    Apparently not, but if that means not watching Big Brother then so be it.

  9. Oh god no! They should kidnap the victims for real and dump them in the river, with a very large concrete block tied to them. I can think of nothing worse than watching a load of affected teenagers with more hormones than a 13 year old, that’s just found his dads stash of porno mags..

  10. G&T Admin

    James and Cappsy, have you actually watched the show? It’s much, much better than ordinary BB, because they have genuinely interesting people in there. These kids are far more mature than most other people.

  11. G&T Admin

    I’ve not watched this particular series, no, but that’s only because I drew the line after last the last 5 years being hugely shit. I was just sick of going back to it hoping it would be better this time.

  12. G&T Admin

    In the mean time, can we just forget about this thread and play dominos or something?

  13. G&T Admin

    >I?ve not watched this particular series, no, but that?s only because I drew the line after last the last 5 years being hugely shit. I was just sick of going back to it hoping it would be better this time.

    Give it a try. I think you may be surprised at how different it is.

  14. I have been a watcher of BB from the very start, seen them all in fact, even the celebrity versions. Not full on mind (when they are asleep) but i found them intersting, people watching, and tasks under stress, good entertainment. Agreed over the last year, it has taken a turn with silly rasist comments made by certain people. but in that instance I blamed the company, they had a delay in place to stop certain words, conversations and such like, but they decided to run with it, due to the producer or the fact ratings were falling. Which ever the case they made a massive error that cost a person nearly her whole life and future work. They lost my enthusiasm from that time on.

    So back to this one, yes I have watched it, but found the “cross section?” of teenagers of this country, laughable. It just seemed that daddy had paid for me to get on this show to get me in the spotlight. I have an IQ of 175 one of them said, but I like model also. Please! The only normal guy was the MP, where is the estate Chelsea? These shows only work with a diverse selection of the population, not the daddy is a merchant banker and mummy drives a Mercedes Benz brigade. If this a vision of the future. God help us all!

  15. G&T Admin

    Agreed over the last year, it has taken a turn with silly rasist comments made by certain people. but in that instance I blamed the company, they had a delay in place to stop certain words, conversations and such like, but they decided to run with it, due to the producer or the fact ratings were falling. Which ever the case they made a massive error that cost a person nearly her whole life and future work. They lost my enthusiasm from that time on.

    Hold on, why should they have not broadcast the racist comments? Their coverage should be dictated by what happens in the house; if people say racist things, it should be shown. Anything else seems like a cover-up to me. You can criticise them for failing to deal with and punish the comments effectively, but not for showing them.

    When you say they “cost a person nearly her whole life and future work”, are you talking about Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and/or Danielle Lloyd? If so, then a) Endemol didn’t cause the backlash against them, they did that themselves by being racist, and 2) well… they deserved it.

  16. > Which ever the case they made a massive error that cost a person nearly her whole life and future work.

    Because as long as a person’s a SECRET racist it’s okay?! These girls statements should be edited because they might lose WORK?!

    It’s a show with cameras. If you’re stupid enough to hold those views, and stupid enough to voice them, then you deserve at least some of what comes next. I don’t think the situation was perfectly handled, but come on…

    > but found the ?cross section?? of teenagers of this country, laughable.

    They’re not a cross-section. They’ve been specifically chosen for being exceptional. I suspect you sorta missed that bit!

    > If this a vision of the future. God help us all!

    Because being skilled, intelligent and productive are all dreadful qualities?

  17. G&T Admin

    >These shows only work with a diverse selection of the population, not the daddy is a merchant banker and mummy drives a Mercedes Benz brigade.

    There’s about 3 or 4 contestants from working class backgrounds, if I recall correctly…

  18. Well totally Ian, they should show what goes on in the house, but they don’t it’s censored 75% of the time, they knew this was going to cause a problem, it’s common sence, but they let it go for the sake of ratings and the shock factor. I wish it represented two people who didn’t like each other and they were having an argument. But they repeated the whole thing on BBLB for viewer responce. I agree it was wrong, i agree they deserved it, and it wasn’t the company at fault for the backlash. But they choose the censorship and they choose what we watch, this was left in for pure rating value. You can start a fire without a spark, and they were the spark.

    This is from my perspective of course, I know you know a hell of a lot more than me, in the internal workings of a television company. But as a faithful watcher of the show I felt it got out of control, it affected the outside world instantly, all becuase of one comment that could have been stopped.

  19. There?s about 3 or 4 contestants from working class backgrounds, if I recall correctly?

    Conceptual Artist
    Boxer
    Classical Musician
    Circus Performer
    Beauty Queen
    Fashion Designer
    Racing Driver
    Politician
    Dancer
    Entrepreneur
    Singer/Songwriter
    Circus Performer

    That’s the list. Like I say where is Britney with no job and blonde hair? I’m not damning the show for this reason, but that list reads like the casting for Hollyoaks.

  20. If this a vision of the future. God help us all!

    Because being skilled, intelligent and productive are all dreadful qualities?

    But they all died from a virus on a public call box phone…

    What I’m saying is that, you can be brilliant in these fields, but there are far more productive jobs in this world than circus performer! Show me the single mother of 2 who has to survive on ?65 per week, who has to struggle every day, give them the oppertunity to shine, not someone that was from blue chip stock.

  21. > but they let it go for the sake of ratings and the shock factor

    Not to mention that they edited it out for several episodes before it leaked. You can believe the leak or not, but just because it also gains numbers, doesn’t also mean it deserves showing.

    > But they repeated the whole thing on BBLB for viewer responce.

    Once you start a debate that way aren’t you obliged to contextualise it and see it through? Isn’t it irresponsible to totally ignore? More importantly, wouldn’t viewers DEMAND discussion?

    Are you seriously saying that the comments should have been allowed to continue and continue but never be shown?

    > But they choose the censorship and they choose what we watch,

    Find me a single piece of media that doesn’t do this. That’s the news, documentaries, papers, books, the lot.

    > Like I say where is Britney with no job and blonde hair?

    They’re not X Factor auditionees, they’re people who’ve done something already. How is it remotely like a casting list for Hollyoaks? A boxer who’s trained and competed? He’s not working class enough for you? His achievement is akin to wearing a low-cut top in a teen soap?!

  22. Like I say, I bow to the wider experience of the production of a television show. It felt wrong from my point of view, and I think it damaged not only the show but future projects like this “Live” entertainment.

    Of course we need all of the above, I just find it frustrating that normal everyday people, that struggle and just get on with life, but have dreams and visions of fame are brushed aside. If these are the best of the best, the chosen few, I still think we are in big trouble when you have 2 circus performers on the list!

  23. > I just find it frustrating that normal everyday people, that struggle and just get on with life, but have dreams and visions of fame are brushed aside.

    The criticism year after year has been that the show made celebrities out of no-talents. Every regular BB so far has been entirely based on ‘normal’ people, many of whom hope for their big break. (Oh, and this ISN’T the regular BB anyway, remember.)

    So, this time, we have people with talent, but who haven’t yet ‘made it’ all the way. People who are on their way. Who may actually deserve some measure of exposure, because they have skills to back it up. They’re not a bunch of rich kids who got it all easy. They’ve struggled and got on with life, just like you’ve said, pushed for dreams and made some headway towards attaining them.

    > I still think we are in big trouble when you have 2 circus performers on the list!

    Because they’re not good enough to deserve their slot, or because they’re too famous already and someone more deserving deserves their place? Have you seen what they do? Because there’s hard work and dedication, risk and skill in it. Why does introducing them to an audience put us in ‘big trouble’? Why is showing how hard work pays off a bad thing?

    It’s like what you’re saying about the race thing – you think it’s wrong to show it, AND wrong to censor. That’s the Hobson’s choice the production faces, but how can the show win when you want two different things at once?

  24. I concede. I’m off to watch BB…

  25. Who farted?

  26. G&T Admin

    I have to say, this is by far the best Big Brother since BB1. Both because of the housemates, who are actually decent again for once, and the fact that the production team have realised that the show needed to be FUN again. For all that I hate the phrase, despite the whole hijack thing, it actually feels like a back-to-basics exercise for BB – housemates that want to do more than sit and argue or be boring, and proper, actual TASKS to keep things interesting again.

  27. I’ve read through the whole of this thread, collated every single
    option, and there are three realistic ones. One: sit ‘ere and
    blow up. Two: Stand ‘ere and blow up. Three: Jump up and
    down, shout at tonguetied for being a total twat, then
    blow up.

  28. I’ve not watched Big Brother since I went to an audition in Cardiff and failed to make it past the first ‘eviction’ – ie getting inside the building. BB2 (2001) was the best, anyway.

  29. This series will still descend into the complete madness, it’s just taking longer because half-decent people are in there! Also because they’re being given enough tasks to do every day due to the hijacking aspect.

    They made sure they weren’t completely desperate like most of the housemates of the last few years. Most of them are quite comfortable with their position. They all have ambitions but they’re not about to sell their souls (or have they done already by going on BB in the first place?).

  30. I would say going on BB costs a big chunk of soul, at the very least.

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