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  • #219208
    John Hoare
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    I cannot *believe* I missed those. I checked it right through before publishing yesterday, and somehow they still managed to slip though. I’m an imbecile.

    Just corrected them, and added a short note at the end of the piece. Thank you!

    #219209
    flanl3
    Participant

    It’s alright. After all, if things like that never happened, mistakes were never made, and errors never slipped through the cracks, you’d have lost a third of your content.

    #219215
    John Hoare
    Participant

    ‘ALLO ‘ALLO EDITS TIME, IT’S ‘ALLO ‘ALLO EDITS TIME

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/01/allo-allo-pigeon-post/

    #219216
    MANI506
    Participant

    Thanks to John I have watched the first episodes of Hi de Hi and Allo Allo. There is much good stuff to come I think! John and Tanya also got me watching Brittas and Filthy Rich & Catflap. Lovely people!

    #219254
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Cheers, thank you! That someone ever watches something based on my nonsense is my favourite thing about doing the site.

    Anyway, I’ve finally finished my piece comparing the DVD and the BBC Two repeats of Hi-de-Hi! from last year, so links to all four articles are:

    Pilot: http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2016/09/hi-de-hi-edits-1/
    Series 1: http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2016/11/hi-de-hi-edits-2/
    Series 2-5: http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2016/12/hi-de-hi-edits-3/
    Series 6-9: http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/02/hi-de-hi-edits-4/

    Nearly five months between the first and last articles of the series, which is slightly excessive. Although perhaps not as excessive as this.

    #219277
    John Hoare
    Participant

    frasier pilot edits frasier pilot edits frasier pilot edits frasier pilot edits

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/02/frasier-the-good-son/

    #219776
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Hey all. It’s been a while since I posted something on Dirty Feed which I thought might interest people here, but here’s something about TV playout and THAT McDonald’s advert:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/05/mcdonalds-playout/

    #219790
    John Hoare
    Participant

    New design launched, so now you can all read it on mobiles without cricking your neck.

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/05/dirty-feed-iii/

    #219853
    John Hoare
    Participant

    How a BBC Micro can help you with your morality:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/06/how-strong-are-your-moral-values/

    #219967
    John Hoare
    Participant
    #221829
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It’s been a while since I wrote anything on Dirty Feed which seemed suitable to let people know about on here, but I’ve finally come up with something. On one of Trev and Simon’s funniest and rudest jokes… and how it was censored for video release:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/09/a-public-service-announcement-on-trev-and-simon/

    #221870
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I really regret not hanging on to Trev and Simon’s Stupid Book. Utterly hilarious.

    #221891
    clem
    Participant

    Did you scribble all over the clown?

    #225683
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Not published anything on Dirty Feed for a while, but you may (or indeed may not) enjoy this which I’ve just posted about one reason why I love jingles:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2017/12/in-jingle-heaven-since-1977/

    #228413
    John Hoare
    Participant

    If you’re interested in Dennis Potter, you might find this analysis of the changes made between the original script and the final play of Stand Up, Nigel Barton interesting:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/02/stand-up-nigel-barton/

    If you are not interested in Dennis Potter, you might not find that analysis of the changes made between the original script and the final play of Stand Up, Nigel Barton interesting.

    #230136
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Something fun about an early version of the famous letter in The Breakfast Club:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/04/sincerely-yours-the-breakfast-club/

    #230143
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I know people don’t comment on this thread so much, but I want you to know that I love the time, effort, energy and verve that you put into pieces like this. Bloody marvelous stuff.

    #230241
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Ah, thanks Ben! I really appreciate it.

    I’m expecting less feedback at the moment anyway, on here at least, because I’ve drifted away from writing about sitcoms. I must rectify that…

    #230249
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    I do love a Dirty Feed article. And I am feeling slightly guilty about enjoying sitcoms more than the works on Dennis Potter, for example. But I remember sitting down (on my bed) to watch Cold Lazarus when it first aired on telly. (The Channel 4 one, I think.)
    Listening to the Frank Skinner Show podcast (episode: “Gitcoin”), I’ve just learnt about 2 sitcoms I don’t think I ever knew about. Chance In A Million, which was written by the writers of The Brittas Empire, and The Gnomes of Dulwich which sounds like it was cribbed by the writers of Chish ‘n’ Fips.

    #232769
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Apologies TT – I entirely missed your post before now! Thank you. I’ve been meaning to write about Chance in a Million for ages – by rights, we should have covered it on G&T as soon as the DVD came out…

    Meanwhile, I just wrote this about the churn of television:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/06/the-churn/

    (Please note, Westworld fans – at no point in this article do I say that Star Trek: Voyager is better than Westworld. A skim-reading of it might suggest I do say that, but in fact I do not.)

    #232770
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    It is, though.

    #235601
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Audience recording report, on The Lenny Henry Birthday Show:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/08/the-lenny-henry-birthday-show/

    #236457
    Lily
    Participant

    Just got around to watching this on iplayer. I could have done with more interview and less sketches, but I can understand why someone who’s not been on telly in ages would want to do some new stuff.

    The aggressive interview style you mentioned certainly came through, especially at the start when talking about childhood but he did seem to chill out a bit later. Overall though a good watch and one I probably wouldn’t have bothered with if I’d not read your report a few weeks ago :)

    #236609
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Hooray! Something I wrote was actually of some use! Thank you.

    (Oddly enough, I’ve not got round to watching the final show yet. It’s sitting on the Sky+, waiting…)

    #237420
    John Hoare
    Participant

    In which I review Channel 4 game show Cheap Cheap Cheap precisely one year late to the day:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/09/cheap-cheap-cheap/

    #237435
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    I don’t think I’d even heard of Cheap, Cheap, Cheap until now, but it was a good read regardless!

    Based on your description, it sounds vaguely Shooting Stars-ish. Colour me moderately interested.

    #237437
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    Eminently readable and informative as always John.

    Noel Edmonds is still a twat though.

    #237438

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    #238665
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Something I wrote about Drop the Dead Donkey’s unbroadcast pilot:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2018/10/drop-the-dead-donkey-the-unbroadcast-pilot/

    #238667
    Dave
    Participant

    That was an excellent read, thanks. I loved that series – I should check out the DVDs.

    (Also, did you ever read the novel? An interesting one.)

    #238669
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Ah, thank you! Definitely worth getting the DVDs – what’s especially interesting is how little of it is topical comedy. It’s mainly just an extremely amusing office sitcom.

    I’ve never read the book, but I should try it after I’ve finished my rewatch. I seem to recall it’s based around an unmade script for a DTDD film…

    #238672
    Dave
    Participant

    Yeah, I watched a few episodes on Channel 4’s online streaming service (whatever it’s called this week) a while back and was surprised by how well it had aged – the topical stuff was less prominent than I remembered. Maybe it stood out more at the time because there wasn’t quite as much up-to-the-minute topical comedy available as we have today.

    The novel is slightly odd in that it was released in 1994 but set in 1999/2000 (in line with the ’90s obsession with the millennium), so might read strangely today given our knowledge of what happened in the intervening years. Plus, it diverges quite a bit from the TV series by the end.

    I guess it’s a way of sidestepping the problems of doing a topical comedy in book form (or as originally intended, as a film) – by essentially creating an alternate future to play in rather than worrying about reflecting real life – but inevitably some jokes take on a different meaning given subsequent real-life events (I’m sure there’s at least one Princess Diana gag in there).

    #240991
    John Hoare
    Participant
    #240992
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Pretty funny, reminds me of this: https://www.reddit.com/r/doctorwho/comments/8d8r32/times_doctor_who_was_ruined_forever/

    Just found out the Doctor Who General Wiki was taken down, probably banned, which is a shame because it had a couple really funny articles, like that list there

    #240993
    Warbodog
    Member

    Or the sort of thing SOTCAA used to come out with entirely seriously. Ahhhhhh.

    #241026

    Has anyone done an Onion / Clickhole-style site that parodies things like Den of Geek? Because reading that article has made me want to read lots more articles like that.

    #241028
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I’m sure I’ve seen something along those lines but I can’t remember where. You have RedLetterMedia’s “The Nerd Crew” which is a pisstake of “nerd culture” YouTube shows like Collider, etc

    #253038
    John Hoare
    Participant

    With many thanks to Darrell, here’s something on Dirty Feed which hopefully a few of you will be interested in. A script-to-scene analysis of one of the best episodes of KYTV, ‘Challenge Anna’:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2019/07/kytv-challenge-anna/

    Look, I spared you all my Shangri-Las piece from earlier in the year, so BE GRATEFUL.

    #253311
    John Hoare
    Participant
    #253798
    John Hoare
    Participant

    A ridiculous article about Are You Being Served?, which easily matches my most ludicrous pieces about Red Dwarf.

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2019/09/beyond-grace-brothers/

    #256537
    John Hoare
    Participant

    A four part series about the origin of Fawlty Towers… although not everything is quite as it first seems.

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/tag/fawlty-at-large/?order=asc

    #256540
    Spaceworm Jim
    Participant

    This is well-written, fascinating stuff. Thank you, Mr Hoare.

    #256541
    Dave
    Participant

    This was an excellent read. Thanks.

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