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 Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Mon 31 Dec 23:27

Worst ever I have seen.It's absolutely rubbish and not in the slightest funny.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 31 Dec 23:47

It was cringeworthy .My pus got redder as the show went on.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 00:15

Each to their own but personally I thought it stopped being funny years ago.
Maybe it's just me but I can't be bothered with TV on auld years night.
Do they still roll oot Jackie Bird & Ally Bain?
Runrig, Texas, proclaimers etc...?



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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 00:19

Ah well happy new year all even if entertainment was crap compared to years before.
Mind you New Year itself has been hijacked anyway and nothing like it was in the good old days.No visit neighbors and houses in darkness now.A few fireworks going off which our mutt totally ignores,thank god.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: parsgooner  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 02:19

Forget Only an Excuse, I never thought I'd hear Gary Tank Commander chatting to Karen Gillan in LA about Lourenzos.

Forever the Big team
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 06:16

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parsgooner, Tue 1 Jan 02:19

Forget Only an Excuse, I never thought I'd hear Gary Tank Commander chatting to Karen Gillan in LA about Lourenzos.


Karen Gillan, did she stay down St Andrews Street way?
If it's the same Karen what is she doing in LA?

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 07:54

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 08:46

You ragin' mate?

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 09:13

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 10:10

Only bits that raised a snigger was the Mikey Stewart, and Thommo bits. Rest was zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 10:10

Such seethe.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 10:29

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 11:24

Quote:

parsgooner, Tue 1 Jan 02:19

Forget Only an Excuse, I never thought I'd hear Gary Tank Commander chatting to Karen Gillan in LA about Lourenzos.


Dunfermline High Street compared to Sunset Boulevard? Must be on drugs.

Dalgety Bay also gets a mention.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 12:17

''Only bits that raised a snigger was the Mikey Stewart, and Thommo bits. Rest was zzzzzzzzzzzzz.''

I agree with that but they overdid it by effectively repeating the same sketch umpteen times. I can't believe he's still doing Frank McAvennie.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 12:35

They are simply too old for some of the people they are trying to carry off.
Like him or not Steven Gerrard isn't a wee old man with a spongy face.
Utter pi5h.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 13:15

I thought the sketch with the Celtic fan in the pub talking about his show wrapping the same old pysh up year after year was ironic. I think people watch it just to see how worse it can get. It’s abysmal.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 14:55

Proper comedy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQT3rfMUg2U
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Skerla  
Date:   Tue 1 Jan 16:42

Why do people still bother with this guff. Only have yourself to blame for watching it.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 00:17

Surprisingly, The Scotsman begs to differ...


https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/celtic/review-only-an-excuse-makes-a-welcome-return-to-form-1-4850885
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 10:21

I wouldn't go as far to say it was funny but it was a bit better than last year's one which was beyond bad.

TBH I wouldn't watch it now but my girlfriend almost treats it like a bit of a tradition and we have to.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 10:43

Never found it funny. Not a hint of a chortle. Cringe worthy talentless guff. Always was.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: petrie_pants  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 16:54

It was really poor. His impressions of souness, law, mcavennie, Tommy burns, Walter Smith etc were pretty good when he first started doing it but the longer it's gone on it's as if he doesn't try any more. Brendan Rodgers, Gerrard and Steven Thomson were terrible.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 17:02

mince




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Captain Desmond Fancey  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 18:12

Thought it was ok this year, few laugh out loud moments

It certainly wasn't as bad as that Gary abomination that was on before it. Quite possibly the worst and most cringe hour of telly it's ever been my misfortune to watch.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 19:02

BBC Scotland and STV getting panned for their Hogmanay efforts.

I watched Jules Holland show which was quite good, only thing that annoys me is that it's recorded mid November.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: evo!  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 19:21

its never moved out of the 90s, aint watched in years. At best it was amusing, hardly ever amazing even in the olden days

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 2 Jan 19:35

Folk like tradition at New year. Probably why folk continue to watch it. It was probably the highlight of many folks new year regime back in the day. Unfortunately while I admit to finding it funny 20 years ago... Now it just isn't. (to me anyway)





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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Thu 3 Jan 09:59

agree its about 20 years out of date and given its events form last 2-3 weeks that's covered its like they forget about it and its only the temp/apprentice in office between xmas and new year that's left to come up with the material.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: AB Loyal  
Date:   Thu 3 Jan 21:23

thought it was the best one for years

The Prophet - 12/07/18, 13/06/19
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: SergioDuarte  
Date:   Fri 4 Jan 21:41

I thought it was one of the better ones in recent years. Someone has uploaded the early years to YouTube and there are some absolute classics. I still think that Robet Duvall film one is amazing.

“Andy Smith as Andy Smith, Owen Coyle as Owen Coyle and Robert De Niro as Hugh Dallas “

“Did you throw money at me?!?”

That was the peak I think.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Tue 8 Jan 19:12

The 'Macca' one has been a dead duck for years.

He hasn't been relevant for a long time in the sense of being in the public eye and that he isn't on TV as pundit or similar (as far as i know). A lot of the younger generation have no idea who he is.

Now on the flipside of that you have the likes of Allan McInally who i personally think is one of Watson's best pieces of work (Tommy Burns was his best IMO) from both the voice down to the wee quirky mannerisms he has.

He is relevant in terms of current exposure as he is active on SKY Sports news, Soccer Saturday etc so people would make the connection yet he hasn't done him for a good few years unless i'm mistaken.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 17:07

Mostly awful.The Brendan o rodgers collection at the start was pretty funny."Lay your head on the sunbed next to me" was good.
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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Thu 10 Jan 08:52

"He is relevant in terms of current exposure as he is active on SKY Sports news, Soccer Saturday etc so people would make the connection yet he hasn't done him for a good few years unless i'm mistaken"

Indeed TAFKA, based on viewing i took to watching the older ones on youtube and many of the "faces" that were on the show were guys like Charlie Nicholas, Jim White, McInally and Davie Provan who are now all on sky. Few older faces not around much these days such as Dougie Donnelly.

Watching back you see how much other influences had on the show such as tony Roper, Alastair McGowan etc.

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Bigfoot  
Date:   Tue 15 Jan 12:48

Part of the problem is that it panders to the Old Firm and Tartan Army.

Whilst I understand the need to focus on the Scotland team, it needs a new injection of comedy outwith Rangers and Celtic. Trouble is that wouldn't pander to the masses.

Surely the SFA/Doncaster, Craig Levein and the Scotland ladies football team should have merited more? Perhaps some left field jokes using Trump and his Scottish connection? Instead of regugitating old jokes about Frank Macca, why not get some other comedians/impressionists to freshen it up?

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 Re: Only an Excuse
Topic Originator: Captain Desmond Fancey  
Date:   Tue 15 Jan 14:49

"Instead of regugitating old jokes about Frank Macca, why not get some other comedians/impressionists to freshen it up?"

Good shout. If memory serves me right they did that by introducing Alistair McGowan in the late 1990s and some of his impressions were spot on.
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