February 13, 2018 at 9:59 pm #227595
What is your favourite ChuckleVision episode and why?
Red Dwarf similarities:
*Both shows began production in 1987 and were filmed in New Broadcasting House, Manchester in the early years.
*Jem Whippey, a sound supervisor who worked on various Red Dwarf episodes, also worked on ChuckleVision in the early 1990s.
*Candida Julian-Jones, an associate producer throughout Red Dwarf Series 4, also produced the ChuckleVision Christmas special in 2008.
*Mark Stonehouse, an uncredited assistant art director for two episodes of Red Dwarf Series 1, also worked as a production designer on an episode of ChuckleVision from 1990.
*Mike Fallon, a property buyer during the first two series of Red Dwarf, worked on an episode of ChuckleVision from 1990.
*Ken Hawkins, a location manager throughout Red Dwarf Series 8, worked on two episodes of ChuckleVision in 2008.February 13, 2018 at 10:28 pm #227596
i haven’t seen ChuckleVision in ages but i remember watching the season of it where there’s a running story arc about them trying to protect/find a valuable ruby for some reason. i sort of enjoyed that a fair bit, so i guess that’s my favourite.February 13, 2018 at 11:50 pm #227598
*Both have an e in the nameFebruary 14, 2018 at 1:18 am #227603
I like it when they say ‘to me, to you’.February 14, 2018 at 2:11 am #227604
There was a line in one episode to the effect of:
“We could be like that Doctor bloke!”
“That’s the one!”
And that is my most prevailing memory of ChucklevisionFebruary 14, 2018 at 6:43 am #227609
I like the one where they find out that their whole life has been an elaborate video game, and Paul is really a smelly old tramp while Barry is a fascist murderer.February 14, 2018 at 7:44 am #227610
i vaguely recall there being a character in ChuckleVision who you never saw called “Dan The Van” and i think that’s a pretty cool name to have tbhFebruary 14, 2018 at 8:32 am #227612
Not as good a name as No Slacking.February 14, 2018 at 10:38 am #227613
If you watch very carefully, Starbug appears in an episode of ChuckleVision. Conversely, a reference to ChuckleVision was put in an episode of Red Dwarf but it’s very obscure and you have to know where to look for it.February 14, 2018 at 11:36 am #227615
No Series VIII jokes yet? Amazing.
I loved ChuckleVision as a kid and am still genuinely fond of it in a nostalgic way. It started going weird near the end of its run, with time travel and all sorts of sci-fi and fantasy elements, but earlier on when it was just two blokes getting everything wrong it had a silly charm to it.
It’s also home to this genuinely excellent and surprising joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rvod7ioqsFebruary 14, 2018 at 11:59 am #227616
Pete Part Three
Hard to believe that Howard Goodall composed the theme tune too.February 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm #227617
>It’s also home to this genuinely excellent and surprising joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rvod7ioqs
haha, that was actually really funny. i laughed at thatFebruary 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm #227618
ChuckleVision has always been one of those hidden-gem kids’ shows that are actually genuinely funny for all ages. It’s very well-performed with some great verbal and slapstick gags.
Kids TV is sometimes treated as a bit of a comedy ghetto but ChuckleVision deserves the same kind of acclaim that, say, Horrible Histories (rightly) gets.February 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm #227619
>ChuckleVision deserves the same kind of acclaim that, say, Horrible Histories (rightly) gets.
To be fair, the brothers were awarded a Children’s BAFTA in 2008, which is quite prestigious in its own right IMO. Anyway, it’s hard to believe the series ran continually up until 2009 (and was repeated for a few years after). Here’s an episode from the final series:February 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm #227661
Unpopular opinion, but I never liked Chucklevision much. The older brother always gave me the creeps in a Jimmy Saville kinda way.February 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm #227664
This thread has just reminded me of this…
(I was half-expecting to find that I had dreamt this, but no, there it is on YouTube in real life)February 14, 2018 at 5:23 pm #227667
>Unpopular opinion, but I never liked Chucklevision much. The older brother always gave me the creeps in a Jimmy Saville kinda way.
Maybe that’s why the BBC have stopped repeating it?February 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm #227668
Nothing has come out against them if that’s what you’re inferringFebruary 14, 2018 at 6:08 pm #227669
>Nothing has come out against them if that’s what you’re inferring
Chuckle Brother sparks fury by sharing Britain First Facebook post – but denies he is member of controversial group
What a dirty Chuckle
https://web.archive.org/web/20070223064947/https://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005192809,00.htmlFebruary 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm #227671
The Pearl Poll results can’t come quick enough.February 15, 2018 at 2:00 am #227694
That falls so far below the threshold of something coming out against him that I’m disappointed you made me waste my time reading about itFebruary 15, 2018 at 6:43 am #227698
Pete Part Three
Have you learnt nothing about these threads?February 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm #227716
I like the episode set in Barry’s secret lemonade factory.August 5, 2018 at 9:47 am #235575
Bumping for obvious and sad reasons today…August 5, 2018 at 9:47 am #235576
Entertainer Barry Chuckle dies at 73
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45074955August 5, 2018 at 10:35 am #235578
This has made me sadder than a celebrity death has for a long time. RIP Barry.August 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm #235587
There are episodes of both ChuckleVision and Red Dwarf called “Can of Worms”.
The ChuckleVision one is funnier.August 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm #235594
Sad. Although some liked them ‘ironically’ in recent years, I always thought they were very solid comedy performers, who made kids laugh a lot. There was a lot of warmth there too.
And they were always happy to make themselves look stupid for a gag.August 5, 2018 at 3:20 pm #235597
I don’t remember much of Chucklevision since I was a child when I saw the show, but that Postman Pat joke they did in one episode was absolutely hilarious.August 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm #235599
And they were always happy to make themselves look stupid for a gag.August 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm #235602August 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm #235603
I saw some photos of them touring nightclubs for uni students, they seemed to be having a whale of a time, cool old guys.August 6, 2018 at 5:17 pm #235655
Dona DiStefano was genuinely the floor manager for early episodes of ChuckleVision.August 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm #235714
ChuckleVision’s final series is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The 21st series will be available to watch in tribute to the late Barry Chuckle.August 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm #235746
Pretty cool that they did that. Shame they didn’t put up more episodes than 6, given that only Series 1-3 of Chucklevision are available commercially, but I’ll take it!August 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm #235779
I’d prefer some classic era stuff, series 3-10 era I suppose.
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