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    Ian Symes
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    Saint, Greavsie and Barrie.

    (And thus anyone from outside the UK and/or younger than 18 is completely alienated.)

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    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    When I was a lad, Chicken Fillets were Chicken FILLets! none of this Mini Fillet shite! (although for 99p they’re a nice appetiser on your way home..)

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    Tanya Jones
    Participant

    I only remember who Saint and Grevasie were because of Spitting Image. They used to be REALLY famous, didn’t they?

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    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    They’re both two of the greatest British footballers of all time – Jimmy Greaves for Chelsea and Spurs (he was controversially dropped for the ’66 World Cup final… for Geoff Hurst), and Ian St John (who I’ve met when he did a book signing in the shop I worked in) for Liverpool. And then they got “re-famous” in the late eighties and early nineties for hosting football on ITV – and then Baddiel and Skinner took the piss out of them on Fantasy Football League for talking about non-Premier League football “as if it’s im…. portant”.

    So they’re among that curious category of people who are famous with two completely different generations for completely different things…

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    Tanya Jones
    Participant

    I actually didn’t know they were that important! I remember watching them with my dad on TV and so got the Spitting Image jokes, but knew nothing about their achievements. Surely a revival is due?

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