Once-respectable publication the Radio Times has published a list of the Top 25 Put-Downs in TV History. For some inexplicable reason, this story is currently the third most-read item on BBC News. The list doesn’t appear to be in any particular order, which makes it even more pointless than it first appears, which is astonishing in the circumstances. It’s literally just a list of some put-downs.
So, yes, there’s a Dwarf one in there. Rimmer’s excellent “the thing you should bring is silence” quote from Gunmen. A perennial argument winner, and an oft-quoted line for me, especially if I’m talking to non-Dwarf fans who think I’ve just made it up off the top of my head.
Elsewhere on the list… well, nothing of interest really. It’s very much run-of-the-mill, obvious, mainstream, uninspired, will-this-do tosh. Oh look, Dr. Cox, House, Gene Hunt, Fawlty, Blackadder, Mrs Merton, WHAT A SURPRISE. The only remotely interesting choice is Father Jack’s “Drink! Feck! Arse! Girls!”, and that’s only because it’s CLEARLY NOT A PUT-DOWN.
I’ve just wasted ten minutes writing this news story. And that’s twice as long as the RT hack spent on the list.